Two yachting couples will explore some of the most exotic and desirable destinations on the planet during an amazing two-week journey aboard The World, Residences at Sea. The couples’ accommodations feature a spacious 1,106 square foot two-bedroom, two-bath Suite with private veranda — the perfect venue for watching new scenery every morning. The guests will even get to choose from among more than 100 ports of call for their incredible two-week experience.
The largest private residential ship on Earth, The World is a complete floating city, equipped with high-end facilities and luxurious amenities that create an intimate, refined atmosphere for owners of its 165 residences. The strikingly beautiful and well-appointed ship promises impeccable and personalized service customized to owners’ preferences in a warm and inviting ambience much like that of a private yacht, a well-staffed private home or an exclusive country club.
The two lucky couples will receive very special onboard amenities, including a private chef (and service staff) for one dinner party in their residence with a menu of their choice. The package also provides two 60-minute spa treatments at The World Spa, a vertical wine tasting experience with the Ship’s sommelier tailored to guest preferences, a bespoke destination experience based on guest preferences, as well as all meals and select beverages.
Staying fit and active is easy with yoga, Pilates, spinning bikes, swimming, a fully equipped fitness center, a state-of-the-art golf simulator and even a game of tennis on the only regulation-sized court at sea. The World has its own marina, complete with kayaks, sailboats and personal watercraft for fun in the water. Dining aboard The World will be a palate-pleaser as well, with local ingredients and inspirations found in every dish.
Before or after your voyage, eight guests are invited to join Daphne & Bart Araujo for an intimate, epicurean dinner for eight presented at a location chosen by the winning bidders—either at their home, the Araujos’ home in Napa Valley, or at a restaurant of their choice anywhere in the continental United States. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous, personalized menu accompanied by wines from Accendo Cellars and Araujo Estate, the Araujos’ former wine property at the Eisele Vineyard.
Founded in 2013, Accendo pays homage to an earlier era and marks a beginning of a new one. Sourcing grapes from some of the finest vineyard sites and terroir in Napa Valley, Daphne & Bart Araujo strive to make a wine of balance and restraint, and to produce this wine with the commitment, energy and meticulous attention to detail that have characterized their wines. The lucky winning bidders will also receive six signed Magnums of Accendo Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, a quintessential expression of Napa Valley terroir.
The World waits for no one, so cast off with a winning bid!
The date of the dinner with Daphne & Bart Araujo is to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date at least three (3) months in advance and within one (1) year of the auction. All beverages, tax and gratuity are included for the dinner with the Araujos. The voyage aboard The World must be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates in 2020 and must be taken within one (1) year of the auction. Itinerary options in 2020 are based on availability and include: Australia; Indonesia; Singapore; Penang, Malaysia; Yangon, Myanmar; Sri Lanka; Maldives; Al Aqaba, Jordan; Suez Canal Transit; Ashdod, Israel; Limassol, Cyprus; Beirut, Lebanon; Greece; Kotor, Montenegro; Croatia; Piran, Slovenia; Italy; France; Spain; Cascais, Portugal; Vigo, Spain; France; Alderney, Channel Islands, Jersey; Antwerp, Belgium; Germany; Gdańsk, Poland; Riga, Latvia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; Stockholm, Sweden; Aarhus, Denmark; Norway; United Kingdom; Ireland; Canada; USA (Boston, Cape Cod Canal, New York; Chesapeake Canal, Baltimore); Nassau, Bahamas; Miami, Florida; Havana, Cuba; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; Panama Canal Transit; Flamenco Island, Panama; Peru; Chile; At Sea / Fjord Cruising and Ushuaia, Argentina. The following blackout dates apply: Saturday, March 21–Monday, March 30, 2020 and Tuesday, December 22, 2020–Friday, January 22, 2021. All gratuities and port charges for The World cruise are included. The bespoke destination experience should not exceed $500.00. Airfare to the Ship, pre-and/or post-cruise hotel accommodations, transfers to and from the Ship, optional shore excursions and onboard and personal expenses are not included. All 14 nights onboard The World must be taken consecutively and within the span of the winner’s selected voyage. The trip is non-transferable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be sold to any other parties. The winning bidder and his/her guest will be considered participants of The World’s Guest Stay Program (GSP). Those in the GSP may take a maximum of three voyages. The limit for any one voyage is 30 days with a total maximum number of days of 90. All passengers must undergo a full criminal history background check and security screening prior to boarding The World. The winning bidder must submit required biographical data, including passport information, residence address and social security or other identifying numbers. The procedures for background checks will be seamless and no contact with the individuals being screened will be required once their biographical data has been submitted to The World. If a person is denied boarding because of unsatisfactory results from these background checks, as determined in our complete and sole discretion, The World will make no refund or compensation to the winning bidder or any other person. All passage onboard The World is subject to the Terms of Carriage.
The Araujo Family of Accendo Cellars and The World, Residences at Sea