Once AMADEA had left the berth at Ocean Terminal, THE WORLD took her place alongside at Greenock. Not the more traditional type of cruise ship, THE WORLD is described as a residential community owned by its residents, and she cruises around the globe at a leisurely pace with many of her her 'passengers' remaining on board full time. She has 165 suites on board, some of which are let out by their owners to other guests. A unique little ship, she is 196 metres long and has a gross tonnage of 43,188 tons. She was built in 2001 in Norway. Her itineraries, and many other decisions, are planned by her residents, through a board of directors, in consultation with her full time sea staff and shore-based management.