The World has been described as the largest private yacht on the planet. It’s entirely privately owned and basically goes where ever it wants. It’s more like a floating apartment complex than cruise ship. Some people live there while others just visit, like a summer house in Spain. It certainly sounds surreal living on a ship for an entire year. Port to port. It’s not cheap either. Wikipedia suggests that the cheapest apartment is $600,000 jumping up to $2,950,00 for a 2 bed and then jumping up again to a whopping $13,500,000 for a suite. You could own a boat for that price. It probably wouldn’t have its own cinema or deli, but you could still see the world.

So here is the ship in Liverpool. A floating apartment block merging with the Liverpool skyline. The World and a world class skyline.

The World cruise ship docked in Liverpool.