Floating city of millionaires: Luxury cruise ship arrives in Scotland

The liner includes six restaurants, a cinema, two swimming pools and a tennis court among its features.

Floating city of millionaires: Luxury cruise ship arrives in Scotland Email

A luxury ship home to millionaires which has travelled the globe continuously since 2002 has arrived in Scotland.

The ship, named The World, is 644 feet long and has 165 privately-owned residences.

For two decades, it has travelled across every ocean visiting every continent on the planet, docking at a variety of locations allowing residents to disembark and explore.

This year, the ship’s journey began in Pacific North America before travelling onward to the Pacific Islands, before going on to South America and the Caribbean.

The ship is docked at Greenock Ocean Terminal.Email

Six restaurants with Michelin-star chefs, a cinema, a lecture theatre, a fitness centre, a clothing boutique, two swimming pools, putting greens, and the only regulation-sized tennis court at sea are among the amenities on board the vessel.

The ship docked at Greenock Ocean Terminal on Sunday and will remain there until Tuesday.

Jim McSporran, Clydeport port director at Peel Ports, which owns the terminal, welcomed the arrival.

“Welcoming cruise ships to the UK from all over the world is a huge part of our work at Greenock and it doesn’t get much more impressive than The World itself,” he said.

“We’re very pleased that Greenock has been chosen as one of the destinations for this year’s journey and we hope the residents of The World thoroughly enjoy their stay.”

The ship has sailed continuously since 2002.Email

Residents of The World have already visited Gijon and Santander in Spain, and Nantes and Lorient in France as part of this year’s voyage.

After stopping in Greenock, the ship will travel on to Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the Netherlands, then Hamburg in Germany, and Stockholm and Visby in Sweden.

It will then head to Gdansk in Poland before finishing its Northern European journey at Copenhagen in Denmark.

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