Luxury vessel lights up Nelson on brief visit

Last updated 12:58 25/04/2014
Moeke Paaka
BILL EVANS
LIGHT SHOW: The World berths in Nelson this morning.

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The World has arrived in Nelson.

Only invited guests will be able to go onto the 12-deck, 200-metre privately owned residential yacht, which is berthed at Main Wharf South until tomorrow evening, a ship representative says.

The lit-up luxury vessel made an impressive sight as it berthed before dawn this morning, and was a drawcard for many onlookers on their way to and from Anzac Day ceremonies.

The ship, launched in 2002, has six restaurants, a gourmet deli and grocery store, fitness centre, billiard room, golf simulator and putting greens, a tennis court, a jogging track, a spa, swimming pool and cocktail lounge.

The ship has 165 luxury apartments, with owners having a say in a voyaging itinerary that can take it to more than 30 countries in 12 months, typically docking for no more than three days.

A ship representative said passengers were set to enjoy a fine day in Nelson.

"Everyone will have a good time."

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