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MV The World – Cruise from the Past

IMO Number: 9219331

MV The World

© Marcel and Ruud Coster

© Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 20/07/2018)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2002 by Bruce´s Shipyard, Landskrona. Sweden (Yard No 247)(Hull) Fosen Mechanical Verksted AS. Rissa. Norway (Yard No 71)(Completion) as a Residents cruise vessel – Passenger ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 196.35 m (overall) 173.62 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 29.80 m
  • Depth: 9.20 m
  • Draught: 6.90 m
  • Tonnage: 43188 gross/15444 net/4558 t deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x 12-cylinder Wärtsilä W12V32 diesels
  • Power: 11880 kW/HP
  • Speed: 18.5 knots (Max)
  • Capacity: 150 – 200 – 385 passengers
  • Call Sign: C6RW4
  • MMSI Number: 311213000
  • IMO Number: 9219331
  • DNV iD Number: 22525
  • Official Number: 8000325
  • Port of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸


Current AIS Location

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“Private residential cruise ship operated like a condominium complex, with large apartments that can be purchased. The residents, from many countries, can live on board as the ship travels. Some residents choose to live on board full-time while others visit periodically throughout the year. The vessel travels the globe, staying from 2 to 5 days in most ports of call. The Captain changes ports and destinations by vote. Some of the residents live full time while others board the ship periodically throughout the year.”.

September 18th 2000: Keel laid.

February 28th 2001: Launched at Bruce Shipyard, Landskrona and then towed to Fosen Mekaniske Verksted, Rissa, Norway.

March 6th 2001: Arrived at Fosen Mekaniske Verksted, Rissa, Norway.

March 15th 2002: Completed as THE WORLD for Owner: Mr. Kaustubh Kirpeker, Wilhelmsen Ship Management Ltd.. 9400 New Century Drive, Pasadena. Manager: Bergshav Management AS, 4891 Grimstad – Norway. Operator: The World of ResidenSea, Miramar, Florida.

March 23rd 2002: Kristiansand for supplementary work.

March 27th 2002: Left Kristiansand for Oslo.

March 28th 2002: Arrived in Oslo.

March 29th 2002: Left Oslo on her maiden cruise to Amsterdam. 

© Ken Larwood

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2005: Operator: The World of ResidenSea Ltd., Miramar, Florida. Manager:Manager: Wilhelmsen Ship Management Ltd., 77507 Pasadena.

2006: Operator: The World of ResidenSea II Ltd., Miramar, Florida Manager: Wilhelmsen Ship Management Ltd., 77507 Pasadena.

© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Rendsberg, 29/10/2007)

© Ken Smith © Ken Smith © Ken Smith © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Gravesend, 04/06/2011)

June 29th 2017: Manager: ROW Management Ltd. Inc.

March 2020: “The ship was emptied of passengers and non-essential crew because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.”. 

July 2021: Returned to service.


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Marcel and Ruud Coster, Fotoflite, Ken Larwood, Aleksi Lindström and Ken Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)



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