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The idea behind Residences at Sea is a unique new concept - a residence at sea, a private home that will sail around the world in pursuit of fair weather, special international events and the natural attractions of the world. The ship named The World entered service in May 2002, at which time she embarked on a 3-year fixed itinerary of world cruises. The price of a "home" on board the ship includes furniture, appliances, carpet, draperies, linen, china, cutlery and crystal. Yearly maintenance charges range from $60,000 to $240,000 and cover daily housekeeping service, repairs and replacement of appliances, fixtures and fittings supplied by the builder. The World. Residences at Sea project is under the leadership of Knut Kloster, Jr. and several other recognized names in the cruise industry. The Kloster family started Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) and Knut Kloster, Jr. has served as chairman and CEO of both Royal Cruise Lines and NCL. The marine architects on the project designed the Seabourn Pride and Spirit, the Silver Cloud and Silver Wind, the original Sea Goddess I and Sea Goddess II (now SeaDream I and SeaDream II), and the Royal Viking Queen. The ship is built by Fosen Mek. Verksteder A/S, Rissa, Norway and managed by Silversea Cruises Ltd.

While a typical 43,000-ton ship could easily carry 1,500 passengers, The World carries an average of 285 guests plus a crew of 320. The passenger distribution is about 40% Americans, 40% European and 20% from other nations. Onboard The World, two entire decks are reserved to serve as a combination resort, street at sea, and a village of facilities for dining, entertainment, sports, shopping, business and leisure activities. There are several restaurants and a number of lounges and bars, a casino, night club, and theater, as well as a library, museum, and business center. Other facilities include a "market room" with a licensed stock and bond broker, a helicopter landing pad and a retractable marina for access when anchored in port.


Ship and itineraries:

The World: Bahamas registered, built 2002, 43.000 gross tons, 285 guests, 320 crew members.
Itineraries: Worldwide, always following the sun and the good weather - Black Sea; Aegean Sea; Adriatic Sea; Mediterranean; Western Europe; Norway; Canary Islands; West Africa; South America; Caribbean; South Pacific; Australia, New Zealand; Southeast Asia; Far East.
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