World’s Largest Residential Cruise Ship Sails Through Cape Cod Canal

Luxury Cruise Liner "The World" Travels Underneath the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge

Luxury Cruise Liner “The World” Travels Underneath the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge

BOURNE – Onlookers at the Cape Cod Canal got quite a sight this morning.

The cruise ship “The World” sailed through the canal around 10 am, passing underneath the Sagamore, Bourne, and railroad bridges. The 644-foot vessel is the largest at-sea residential cruise ship in the world.

The luxury liner continually travels around the world, visiting some of the world’s most spectacular ports and sights. The cruise ship has 165 residences, include studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom apartments.

The ship began its 2015 journey in Singapore this year, sailing north then west around India. The cruise ship then sailed the Indian Ocean, traveling south of Africa and then north along the Western African Coast. The World spent the late spring and early summer sailing the Mediterranean Sea and stopping at dozens of ports in Spain, France, Italy, and Greece. The World traveled to the British Isles, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, and Boston, before sailing through the Cape Cod Canal this morning.

The cruise ship will wrap up its 2015 trip with an expedition in Antarctica. It will pass through the Panama Canal later this year.




  1. Beverly Tilden says

    Very Cool, going south we assume, where from here?

  2. Mark Foley says

    I appreciate your web site very much! I’m wondering if I’m missing something you may already cover, which is important to most Cape Cod residents and vacationers – such as coverage of environmental issues, water quality, homelessness, transportation and such. Thank you!

  3. what a ship…. cool

  4. Sheila stagman says

    Wish they could stop and shop,dine and see our beautiful Cape Cod….

  5. Are they stopping in Panama? I am a lecturer and would be happy to go aboard and give a presentation on Panama and the Kuna Indians. I live here.

  6. Barbara Shackelford says

    WOW what a trip, wish I had the time & MONEY to go on a trip like this. I love cruise ships!!!

  7. Barbara–it’s not a “trip”. This cruise ship us different, people live on it and call the World (name of ship) home. I saw a tv documentary some years ago, when it being built. Each apartment has a kitchen, or people can dine in the restaurants. They vote on locations and dates to be there-like for sporting events or local celebrations.

  8. How lucky to be able to see the world in your own travelling home. I loved living on the cape . To see a ship like this coming through the Canal had to be spectacular.

  9. Any schedule on any of the tall ships going to the sail Boston 2017 thru the canal would be nice any info hit me up???? Thank You

  10. Hilton A. Irizarry says

    I happen to own a condominium wright on the Cape Cod Canal, as The Wold sailed through the canal, I had an eye level view and what a fantastic view it was. Beautiful ship, it took more than half the width of the canal. Maybe our nation should hire the Captain of The World to teach our Admirals how sail. Just saying

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