Watching “The WORLD” go by – Passage East, Waterford. Ireland 2002

Built in 2001 The World was designed as a residential cruise ship, the first of its kind. She is pictured below passing Passage East, county Waterford 2002. Its amazing how large ships, particularly sailing ships, attract a crowd and when The World came to Waterford she was no exception, the world turned out to see her.
In 2012 she became the largest passenger vessel at the time to have transited the Northwest passage when on the 18th August she set sail from Nome, Alaska, US and reached Nuuk, Greenland in September of the same year. On the voyage the ship carried 481passengers and crew for 26 days, covering 4,800 nautical miles, following in the path of the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first person to complete the journey back in 1906

LOA:  196m
Beam:  30m
Height:  34.2m
Depth:  6.7m


Categories: MS The WorldTags:

Richard Sibley

Photographer with a passion for photographing tall ships and traditional sailing boats

1 Comment

Leave a Reply