Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Luxury cruising comes calling; as The World makes overnight visit to Prince Rupert

The World has come to Prince Rupert, with the luxury residence at sea
arriving at Northland Terminal on Tuesday

A floating luxury residence of the Sea pulled into Prince Rupert harbour on Tuesday, with The World, the largest private residential ship sailing the oceans these days tying up at the Northland Cruise Terminal in the morning, remaining in port through the overnight period.

With only 165 residences on board, the vessel is considered at the top of the list when it comes to luxury cruising, with the itinerary determined each year by the residents and captain of the vessel.

Flagged out of Nassau, Bahamas, the ship has spent the summer transiting up and down the West Pacific Coast, with port calls to Vancouver and along the Alaska coastline.

In addition to their stopover in Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii is on the travel list as the World celebrates the eight time that it has made a Canadian visit since it was launched in 2002.

The World is on the Prince Rupert leg of its summer long journey up and
down the West Coast of the Pacific taking the vessel as far north as the
Glaciers of Alaska, with stops in Vancouver and Haida Gwaill also among the
itinerary for the Western Canada journey

An information piece related to their Western Canada tour available on the vessels website outlines how The World is considered to be the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth, with a diverse group of homeowners aboard who have many shared interests and a keen desire to explore. Some of their past destinations can be reviewed here.

You can get a glimpse of what life at sea aboard the World is like here, that review offers up a fairly expansive look the range of residences that the global explorers have access to, other items on the website provide even further background on the life of never ending travel and exotic port calls.

The World arrived to a particularly nasty day of weather yesterday, with heavy rain through the day, at times providing a sample of the famed horizontal stuff that Rupert is known for, something which may have put to the test that inquisitive spirit that seems to be the theme of the residents.

It's timetable in Prince Rupert is unknown, so your chance to view from Mariner's Park, or the Cow Bay Wharf may have a short window of opportunity before The World pulls away, destined for its next adventure.

It's not the first time that the World has made Prince Rupert a destination, the luxury vessel made the North Coast a destination point as part of their 2009 tour of Western Canada and Alaska.

The next port call in the 2017 cruise season for the Northland Cruise Terminal comes up on August 28th when the Seven Seas Mariner makes a return visit to Prince Rupert.

More items related to the North Coast cruise industry can be found on our archive page here.

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