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The World, a luxury vessel with 165 private residences, offers wealthy individuals the chance to live on a ship while visiting the most exotic or remote locations on the planet. There is such demand for each exclusive piece of real estate that there is a waiting list for certain room sizes, including three-bedroom flats and a six-bedroom penthouse suite that can accommodate up to 12 people. The annual ownership fees are based on square footage.

2682C5A800000578-2988540-image-a-31_1426061519967It is the only way to sail around the world without ever leaving the comforts of home, but it doesn’t come cheap.

At 644ft, it is billed as the only private residential community-at-sea, with studio flats selling for more than USD$1million (£660,000) and the top suites costing up to $13million (£8.5million).

The World boasts 165 private residences – from a posh six-bedroom penthouse that can accommodate 12 people to 40 studio flats

The luxury ship is billed as the only private residential community-at-sea with its suites owned by 130 families from around the world

The ship’s 165 residences are privately owned by 130 families from around the world, and a small number are put up for resale every year.

There is such demand for each exclusive piece of real estate that there is a waiting list for certain room sizes, including three-bedroom flats and a six-bedroom penthouse suite that can accommodate up to 12 people.

The annual ownership fees are based on square footage.

When residents of The World are at home on the high seas, they can enjoy the only full-size tennis court at sea, a 7,000-square foot spa and fitness centre, and swimming pools, and sample 12,000 bottles of wine with advice from an on board sommelier.

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