At Anchor In Nanaimo
The globe trotting cruise ship 'The World' will be visiting Nanaimo until this evening when she will depart for exotic points unknown, as the owners/guests continue their trip around the world.
This vessel is unlike other ships to visit Nanaimo in that the people onboard the ship are also owners of their units.
The World is a floating residential community owned by its residents. The residents, currently from 40 different countries, live on board as the ship slowly circumnavigates the globe — staying in most ports from 2 to 5 days. Some residents live onboard full time while others visit their floating home periodically throughout the year.
The World has many facilities similar to those on board a regular cruise ship but are unique due to the residential nature of the vessel. Her amenities include a small grocery store and delicatessen, a boutique, complete athletic facilities that include a golf simulator, putting green, casino, full-sized tennis court, jogging track and fully equipped gym.
There are five restaurants that supplement the full kitchens in all apartments and the ever-changing variety of dining ashore as the ship travels. For on-board entertainment there is a movie theatre, library and music performances. In addition to shore excursions, classes have been offered on board in dance, navigation, language, cooking, arts and crafts, music, computers, and photography. In addition, The World provides high-speed Internet access in each residence.
If you have some time to spare, why not drop downtown and offer our guests some Nanaimo hospitality.
(And, yes, that is a BC Ferry in the background, which gives you an idea of the size of The World.)