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“I’m The King of the World!”

By posted at 3:00 pm on June 23, 2012 1

David Foster Wallace wrote the best bitter takedown (PDF) of the cruise ship industry ever, but he only had to endure a 7-night vacation. Imagine his horror, then, if he had been forced to spend significant time on The World, a $20,000+/month ship that continuously circumnavigates the world and has permanent passengers in its 165 private residences. For a more detailed glimpse at life on board the ship, check out Anthony Bourdain’s Gourmet piece on his 2003 visit.





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One Response to ““I’m The King of the World!””

  1. Evelyn Walsh
    at 4:13 pm on June 23, 2012

    Great links. Still can’t believe Gourmet is gone.

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