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June 1, 2009updated Feb 07, 2013

The World Debuts $17.5 Million Apartment

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

The World is the first and only private residential community at sea. This extraordinary 12-deck, 644-foot vessel first set sail in 2002, and officially sold out four years later. As is the case with any private community, select apartments become available for resale from time to time. One such apartment that is now available is Apartment 1110 & 1108, whose more than 4,000 square feet make this the largest apartment onboard, with five double en suite bedrooms, one double en suite study bedroom, two living areas, two dining areas, two kitchens, both with laundry facilities, and 150 square feet of verandah space. The apartment is priced at $17.5 million, and can comfortably fit up to 12 people. More information on the apartment can be found

www.theworldsuite.com

Apartment 1110 and 1108 is custom-designed, ideal for large families or groups of friends visiting the ship together, as its connected living spaces have internal dividing doors and private entrances for assured space, privacy and flexibility. The apartment is one of only a few to offer both bow and port views with two heated whirlpool spas on the 150-foot verandah. The en suite study bedroom offers a quiet place to use the internet or a convenient extra sixth bedroom for children or an Au Pair. The ship’s overwhelming success and the increased demand for bigger, more luxurious apartments led to 1110 and 1108 as a multi-suite living option for the well-traveled, discerning guest. These combined apartments have been cleverly configured with internal doors (some disguised as book cases) allowing for a variety of rental options with either two, three or five en suite bedrooms.

The World’s continuous worldwide itinerary allows for the only home ownership with views of the world’s finest cities, beaches and ports including Hong Kong, New York, Sydney, London, Antarctica, Venice, St. Petersburg and the Seychelles. In addition, The World is offering three unique Expeditions in 2009 – a voyage through the Sea of Cortez in May, a journey along the Bering Sea in August, and a trek through Papua New Guinea in late-November. The World will also make a maiden call in Seoul, South Korea in October 2009.

Each suite within the apartment is outfitted with a range of amenities including sophisticated home entertainment centers in the living rooms with a comprehensive supply of the latest movies and music; space for private, catered meals; dining areas with wet bar facilities; fully equipped kitchen and laundry areas; stunning views from floor to ceiling windows; Internet, fax and phone services; cable television, and more.

APARTMENT 1110 & 1108/2

Other onboard offerings such as daily housekeeping, private chef services, dry cleaning, concierge and 24-hour room service allow those onboard to be free to explore and enjoy the ship. The World offers four high-quality restaurants, an expansive fitness center and The World Spa by Banyan Tree, a golf simulator, onboard theatre and art gallery, marina for water sports, and much more.

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The unique ship offers 165 homes aboard, and pricing for residences starts at approximately $1.4 million. Additionally, many private residences are available for rent, with a minimum six-night stay required. For further information on Apartment 1110 and 1108 pricing, and for a full listing of the 2009 itinerary, please visit www.aboardtheworld.com

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