The Bristol Port Company welcomed the largest private residential yacht on the planet, The World (CruiseMapper), to Royal Portbury Dock. 

The Bristol Port Company welcomes The World

The 196 metre ship is the only one of its kind currently in operation, sailing a continuous itinerary across every ocean and continent. Aboard this truly unique Ship are amenities that exceed even the highest standards of luxury travel. 

The World made its inaugural call to Bristol on Monday morning and was greeted by Bristol Port’s cruise team and the Port’s very own musician, Spencer Flay, who helped welcome the residents before they went off on various excursions around Bristol, North Somerset and the Cotswolds. 

In keeping with maritime tradition, CEO David Brown presented a welcome plaque to Captain Mark Dexter and said “We are proud to welcome such an exclusive vessel to Bristol Port, which again highlights the diversity of the port’s trades and our excellent location which enables quick and easy access to a wealth of excursions.”  

Bristol Port’s cruise season is in full swing, having already received visits from Seabourn Ovation, Corinthian and planned visits from Royal Caribbean and Ambassador Line expected over the summer. The cruise trade at the Port boosts revenue for local businesses including restaurants, retailers, tourist attractions as well as supporting job creation in the area. David said “We hope to see The World return to Bristol in the future.” The World will be setting sail on 8th June, on the evening tide, providing a good viewing opportunity for those at Battery Point in Portishead.

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