The Summer is just a few weeks away. In this report, BEATRICE ISOLA, highlights top three cruise expeditions and accommodation for that great holiday.
Imagine yourself waking up in the morning to enjoy a perfectly prepared omelette with fresh fruit while seated on a table overlooking the sea. Or you stop by later on for a Mediterranean-style lunch or dinner. Either way, you take in the endless ocean views as you dine, the soft sea breeze at your back.
As summer approaches you can plan to get on a rare expedition in with a bespoke cruise on The World Residence ship. Aboard The World, life as you like it remains uninterrupted. Your morning fitness regime – whether swimming or running along an open-air track – is just as you have always liked it. You set out on a kayak ride from the onboard marina, take a yoga class, or indulge in a massage at the spa. You set aside time for business, eased by the sea outside your window.
After a full day, you can dine in a world-class restaurant. Or have an intimate meal at home. Or fall asleep beneath the stars in a coveted Bali bed. The possibilities are endless. Here are some of the rare expeditions to embark on:
Namibia & Mid-Atlantic Expedition
There are few places like the coast of South Africa and the intriguing islands that lie well off the mainland in the middle of the Atlantic. The World’s Expedition Team helped Residents & Guests to fully immerse themselves in the scenic beauty and rich biodiversity of this captivating region. From Cape Town, the Ship travelled along the nutrient- and marine-life-rich Benguela Current toward Namibia, where Residents & Guests observed Cape fur seals, trudged through the sand in the ghost town of Kolmanskop, and dined al fresco beneath the desert stars. Then it was on to two of the most remote destinations on the planet – St. Helena and Ascension – both British Overseas Territories that provided ample opportunity for hiking and discovering abundant wildlife, including nesting sea turtles. A four-day Journey northwest provided time to prepare for the volcanic islands and fascinating history of Cape Verde before ending this memorable expedition in Las Palmas.
East Greenland Expedition
The eastern coast of Greenland is one of the most majestic regions on the planet, but is remote and difficult to access, and thus seldom visited. Residents & Guests aboard The World were able to go beyond those barriers and explore this stunning country with a warm, rich cultural heritage. What made the Expedition so unique was the guidance received from a knowledgeable Expedition team and the ability to be flexible – to choose landing sites based on weather and ice conditions. Nimble Zodiacs ferried eager explorers to wildlife-rich tundra, vast ice sheets, steep fjords, and Inuit villages with friendly locals who still depend on hunting and fishing for sustenance. This rare and spontaneous Journey is one that all onboard will cherish for years to come.
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands Expedition
Antarctica is the world’s most pristine environment; its dramatic coastline beckons with stark beauty, and the surrounding seas teem with abundant marine life. Residents & Guests aboard The World were able to experience this awe-inspiring part of the globe under the guidance of an expert Expedition Team over the holidays. The Ship journeyed through the Drake Passage accompanied by albatross, was greeted by numerous penguin colonies on the Shetland Islands, sailed into the caldera of an active volcano on Deception Island, and navigated the islands, ice cliffs, and channels of the Danco Coast by Zodiac before rounding historic Cape Horn and returning to the stunning cliffs of Ushuaia, Argentina.
The Expedition then followed in the wake of Ernest Shackleton and his team. After absorbing the historic significance of Elephant Island, where Shackleton’s men spent four dark months awaiting rescue, the journey continued to South Georgia. King penguins and fur seal pups greeted the Ship in Historic Grytviken, home of Shackleton’s grave. Breeding penguins, elephant seals, grey albatross, and fjords made for a photographer’s dream. Westward, the Falkland Islands offered warmer temperatures, windswept scenery, friendly locals, and a bird lover’s paradise. The journey ended in Puerto Madryn, Argentina where participants reflected on the life of Shackleton and the memories they made on this exhilarating Expedition. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will be regaled each year at holiday gatherings well into the future.
Choice of Apartment on Board
Studio Residences aboard The World are designed with soothing neutral tones and a classic contemporary décor to make anyone feel a sense of comfort and tranquillity. Private verandas complete the picture, offering awe-inspiring views of the sea and the many destinations along The World’s infinite course.
Designed in a variety of configurations, The World’s Two-Bedroom Residences truly feel like home, many with full-size kitchens, spacious living and dining areas, en-suite bathrooms in both the master and guest bedrooms, and ample veranda space.
All who enter The World’s Three-Bedroom Residences are welcomed in an inviting foyer. Equipped with gourmet kitchens, filled with premium appliances, three full bathrooms, and generous living and veranda space, these Residences offer abundant comfort and luxury.
For further information, log on to www.aboardtheworld.com