The largest private residential ship on the planet has just arrived in Killybegs!
‘The World’ is home to only 165 luxury residences of the ‘uber-rich’ and docked in the south west Donegal port earlier this morning.
It will stay there overnight while its wealthy residents explore the area.
In 2020, a penthouse apartment on the ship went on the market for a cool $20 million!
It has been described as one of the most unusual neighbourhoods on earth and the biggest privately-owned luxury residential cruise ship at sea.
Most of the owners have to possess at least US$10 million in assets and undergo background checks.
They spend a total of three to six months onboard, dividing their time between the condo cruiser and their other land-based homes elsewhere, according to business and family commitments and the voyage itinerary.
Some, however, stay most of the year-round and, with six restaurants on board, six bars and lounges, a fitness centre, swimming pools, spa, a full-size tennis court, putting greens, golf simulator, library, cinema, games rooms, deli, medical centre, florist and chapel.
Each apartment has its own private veranda and the three-bed version (below) has en-suite bathrooms and a kitchen.
The Norwegian-built yacht launched in 2002 with 165 apartments, ranging from studios to three-beds, and circumnavigates the globe every two to three years with the average occupancy at any one time between 150 and 200 residents, and 280 staff.
“An international community of residents and guests spend extensive time exploring the most exotic and well-traveled destinations, and return onboard to a lifestyle that exists nowhere else on earth,” the ship’s website boasts.