ms The World accidents and incidents

ms The World cruise ship


Length (LOA)
196 m / 643 ft

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  • Norovirus (passengers/crew) - 2004

17 March 2020Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

On March 17, 2020, due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, The World cruise ship was taken out of service (suspended operations) through May 30. The shipowner Residences at Sea announced that all passengers (residents and their guests) and most of the staff and crew disembarked the liner.

February 2004Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

On February 23, 2004, ResidenSea reported Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) on the ship en-route from Cozumel Mexico (Feb 21) to Fort Lauderdale Florida (Feb 24).

On Feb 23, the ship contacted CDC’s VSP staff and reported that the number of the infected crew exceeded 2%. All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhoea) and were quarantined to their cabins.

On Feb 24, the ship reported as infected from Norovirus 0 passengers (out of 68) and 8 crew (out of 254, or 3,1%).

13 February 2002Structural and Technical Issues

On February 23, 2002, the ship operator Residensea announced that after several delivery delays, the vessel is scheduled for delivery on February 20. The naming ceremony (in NYC New York) was also scheduled for May 17 (originally April 19).

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