top of page

‘Scandals and secrets’: On board the world’s most exclusive private residential ship

(CNN) -- It’s a floating city exclusively home to the 1%, a playground for multimillionaires and billionaires that circumnavigates the world’s oceans.

"Ocean-going condominiums allow wealthy owners to keep traveling without ever leaving home."

(EAST-WEST NEWS) -- "The World sails to 90-plus ports on six continents in 2024, averaging almost twice as much time in port as at sea. Residents, by vote, help set the itinerary."


"Only The Richest Of The Richest"

(WIRENEWSFAX) -- "14 million for an apartment: luxury cruiser for the super-rich docks in Malaysia"


I spent 6 years living on The World, a cruise ship for millionaires. It was like the Four Seasons on steroids — readjusting to reality was tough.

(BUSINESS INSIDER) -- You can't really explain The World in a sound bite. There's not an elevator pitch. It's not something you can do in 30 words or less.

Ship Deck

Legal expert Peter Antonucci sets sail in literature with ‘Billionaires at Sea’

(MALANG POST) -- A figure of considerable repute, Peter Antonucci, has garnered attention on digital platforms for his extensive accomplishments in both the realms of law and literature.


Former resident aboard world's most exclusive invite-only cruise ship The World lifts the lid on sordid goings on below deck

(DAILY MAIL) -- Ever wondered what wealthy people get up to away from prying eyes?

Well, one former passenger on board world's most exclusive private residential ship has now dished the dirt on what really goes on among some of the wealthy elite who choose to escape by hitting the high seas.

Luxury Cruise Line

I spent 6 years living on the world’s most exclusive cruise ship — it was like a ‘real-life White Lotus’

(NEW YORK POST) -- On one of the most exclusive, invite-only cruise ships in the world, one passenger claims to be dredging up the vessel’s deepest secrets.

Screen Shot 2024-03-08 at 2.25_edited.jpg

Man who spent six years living on world’s most exclusive cruise ship compares it to ‘real-life White Lotus’

(UNILAD) -- Antonucci said that he began to get more of an inside scoop of the goings on when he was elected to sit on the Board of Directors for The World.

Balcony View

A former resident of The World cruise ship spent 6 years onboard, says it's not unlike 'The White Lotus'

(BUSINESS INSIDER) -- Describing the ship as a "country club meets sorority house," Antonucci told CNN Travel that there was "drinking and carousing" and infidelity on board.


A former resident of The World cruise ship spent 6 years onboard, says it's not unlike 'The White Lotus'

(YAHOO NEWS) -- Over the years, Antonucci said he owned four separate apartments on board, with the price tags rising to about $4 million. The World's 165 condos cost between $2 million and $15 million, excluding the annual ownership fees, with only about a dozen being resold annually, Business Insider previously reported.

Sailing on Sea

I sailed on the world’s most elite cruise where rich live FULL-TIME…it’s a floating Sin City awash with sex & secrets

(THE U.S. SUN) -- Home to 165 superluxe apartments, from stylish studios to three-bedroom apartments, the ship travels to more than 100 destinations every year and is shrouded in secrecy.

Man’s wild ‘sex and secrets’ claims on invite-only cruise ship

(NEWS.COM.AU) -- I knew where all the skeletons could be found — I knew who slept with who, who assaulted who, who stole … And beyond that obviously I have two eyes and two ears. You see things and you intuit things.

Cruise Ship
Screen Shot 2024-03-02 at 12.17_edited.jpg

Luxury cruise The World dismisses ex-board member’s scandalous novels as fiction

(NZME) -- With titles like Tides of Betrayal and Scandal at Sea he says the fictionalised ship The Paradise and characters are a thinly disguised reflection of The World and his former neighbours.


He quit his job to live on a luxury cruise ship. 7 years onboard inspired Ridgefield man's 3 books

RIDGEFIELD — When Peter Antonucci was 52, he decided he wanted to see the world. So he quit his 25-year job as a corporate litigator in New York City and spent the next seven years on a luxury cruise ship, called The World, immersed in the lives of the rich and famous.


Southport’s Peter Antonucci Pens Novel Showcasing Lifestyles Of The Rich And More Rich At Sea

There’s the one percent. And then there’s the one percent of the one percent. Southport resident Peter Antonucci–that is when he’s not at sea–taps into the zeitgeist of today’s uber-rich in his new novel, the first of a planned trilogy, Billionaire’s Paradise: Ecstasy at Sea.

Featured on The Joy of Cruising Podcast

You see Peter is one of those multifaceted individuals for whom we could spend an entire interview on one of several aspects of his life.


What it's like onboard multi-million dollar residential 'yacht' on an endless cruise

bottom of page