I've seen that ship both in London and Sydney and the reaction of everyone when they see the cabins, admittedly from the outside but given their price, is generally along the lines of "is that it?".View attachment 269145
The World by Andrew Priest, on Flickr
The Bahamas flagged 43,188 gt passenger (cruise) ship, THE WORLD (MMSI 311213000) on her approach to her berth, D Berth (no Passenger Terminal for this baby) at Fremantle Port. She had sailed from Broome, Western Australia with her next port of call being, Albany, Western Australia.
THE WORLD was built in 2002 is managed by Wilhelmsen Ship Management of the USA. She is currently a unique passenger (cruise) ship in that she is the only residence cruise ship floating on the open wide seas. Apparently, there are a couple of ships in the works that will adopt a similar approach to cruising, The Utopia and the Marquette. What makes THE WORLD interesting is that whilst you can rent a studio on the ship, all the studios are privately owned. A top of the range studio can cost in the vicinity of $13 million-plus annual costs of around $1.3 million, whereas for the bargain hunters you only need to pay around $1 million. I have read elsewhere that you also need a minimum net worth of $5 million to be considered as being eligible to make a purchase.