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Superrich call luxury residential cruise ship 'home'

Prices for exclusive floating condominiums can top $15 million

Twelve Bali beds give residents the chance to sleep under the stars on deck.

TOKYO-- The World came to Tokyo, and what a world it was. Dropping anchor at the Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal on April 6, the MS The World was met by an assembly of luxury cars, from which emerged their well-heeled owners awaiting friends onboard the exclusive vessel. 

The World is a one-of-a-kind residential cruise ship.

Difficult to distinguish from any other cruise ship, The World is somewhat modestly described on its website as "the largest private residential ship on the planet." In fact, a floating luxury condominium complex is a more apt description, since the ship's passengers are actually residents who own their staterooms.

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