12 – 750ml 2016 Bodega 202 “Ansa”
Fourteen (14) night journey aboard The World, Residences at Sea for two (2) couples
Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from a major city in the contiguous United States for two (2) couples
Onboard accommodations in a luxurious two (2) bedroom, two (2) bathroom residence
One (1) in-residence dinner prepared by a private chef, featuring a menu of the winner’s choice and including service staff
Two (2) 60-minute massages at The World Spa & Wellness Center
One (1) vertical wine tasting experience with the onboard sommelier, based on the couple’s preferences
One (1) bespoke destination experience based on the couple’s preferences
All meals and beverages aboard the ship, including select wines and spirits
Imagine sitting on the deck of the most exclusive residential yacht on earth, having your every need catered to and stopping at exotic and remote ports. That is everyday life on The World, the only privately owned residential ship on the planet, accessible only to residents and fitted with every possible luxury amenity.
The World has the only full-sized tennis court at sea, a 7,000-sqaure foot spa and fitness center, a wine cellar holding 16,000 bottles and a staff of 250 to service the ship’s 165 residences.
If you’re lucky enough to be the winning bidder on this lot, your party will spend 14 nights in a luxurious 1,106-square foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom home. You’ll enjoy one intimate dinner in your residence, prepared by a private chef to your specifications and served by an attentive staff. You’ll be treated to two 60-minute treatments at The World Spa, a vertical wine tasting with the sommelier tailored to your preferences and all meals and select beverages during your voyage.
You can sleep under the stars on a Bali bed, practice your game on a state-of-the-art golf simulator and cavort in the water on select days on a collection of kayaks, sailboats and other watercraft.
Best of all, you’ll have an itinerary of over 100 ports to choose from.
A couple options include: Sri Lanka: Walk on the ramparts of Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about the production of tea in this city fortified by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Greece: Visit Ermoupoli on Syros Island, aristocratic capital of the Cycladi Islands and home to the Archeological Museum of Ermoupoli; on Monemvasia, a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, tour the many Byzantine churches remaining from the medieval period. Croatia: Wander the old town of Korčula, a masterwork of architecture and urban planning; in the historical city of Šibenik, where the River Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea, discover the medieval treasures and fortifications. Corsica: Visit L’Île-Rousse, a small seaside town and gateway to the hillside villages of Balagne, and stroll the harbor in the coastal town of Propriano. Isle of Wight: Arrive in the port of Cowes in time to enjoy the oldest sailing regatta in the world and visit Osborne House, the former royal residence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Denmark: Spend several days in Skagen, the northernmost point in Denmark, filled with museums and galleries and known for its pristine seafood. Poland: In Szczecin, a seaport on the Oder River, visit the Philharmonic Concert Hall, which won the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture in 2015, and tour the renovated Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle. Egypt: Before you transit the Suez Canal, spend three days in the Red Sea settlement of Ain Sokhna, gateway to Luxor and home to the newly opened Grand Egyptian Museum.
This is just a small taste of what awaits you during your voyage on The World. Historical ports are illuminated by lectures from leading environmentalists and academics, and excursions stimulate educational discussions about your destinations. Where else can you combine world-class food, an award-winning wine list and impeccable service with this level of cultural enrichment?
Provide pleasure to your senses with six bottles for each couple of the acclaimed Bodega 202 “Ansa” 2016 vintage. You will sip and savor as you cruise The World on your journey over the sea. Ansa is made from small plots of very old vines ranging from 70 to 100 years old and from the highest areas of Elvillar and Lanciego. The 2016 vintage is a complex bouquet, has a delicacy in expression, balance and elegance: a true gem for any wine lover.
The World is yours for the asking: All it takes is a winning bid!
Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from a major city in the contiguous United States is included. The voyage aboard The World is subject to availability, must be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates and must be taken between January 2, 2023 through December 10, 2023, excluding August 4, 2023 through August 30, 2023. All gratuities and port charges for The World cruise are included. The bespoke destination experience should not exceed $500. 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 winner may upgrade to another category of accommodation and will be responsible for the published difference in the nightly rate. The winner and all guests must comply with the ship’s prevailing onboard policies and requirements at the time of sailing. The winning bidder and his or 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 The World’s 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.
Kathleen & Francis Rooney of Bodega 202 and The World, Residences at Sea
Airfare donated by Susie McCurry