Everyone likes to go on vacation, especially the rich and famous. But the class and service of a 5-star resort can become tedious and boring. Often these getaways are littered with fans and paparazzi, which is a terrible burden when trying to relax and unwind. Much like everything else in their lives, the rich and famous tend to go overboard when they’re on vacation. In order to receive the utmost privacy and luxury, they’re happy to spend time – and money, lots of money – on luxury yachts. On board these behemoth’s they can holiday in their favorite exotic destinations while enjoying the privacy they crave. Despite a week on a luxury yacht costing upwards of $100,000, celebrities love everything the yacht vacation has to offer.
The 5-star service and unbelievable facilities aboard these yachts are to die for. Celebrities are often whisked away to their own personal sea resort by private plane, and then pampered for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Yachting crews are ready at a moment’s notice when a celebrity decides they want to get away from it all. Crew members tend to a celebrity and their guests’ every need, from safety, to itinerary, to world class gourmet food. They delight in living in a resort type atmosphere while enjoying some much needed alone time at sea. They can bathe on the sun deck, snorkel in a cove, or explore a nearby deserted island. The options are nearly limitless.
While there are prime yachting destinations all over the world, celebrities tend to enjoy the Mediterranean in the summer time, and the Caribbean in the fall. Since its popularity arose in the 1950s, when the glamour of Frank Sinatra, Greta Garbo, and Marilyn Monroe frequented the Côte d’Azur, it still remains as one of the most popular yachting destinations. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones are recurring visitors to the nearby Balearic Islands, while Jon Bon Jovi, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, and Denzel Washington prefer the island of Sardinia. As the winter months creep in, celebrities flock to St. Bart’s to celebrate a warm Christmas and ring in the New Year. A-list stars such as Elton John, Tom Cruise, and Robert DeNiro park their yachts side-by-side as they take in the warmth of the Caribbean.
Whether the yachts are chosen for personal getaways, private interludes, entertaining fellow A-list guests, or enjoying the open sea, celebrities will continue to relax and relish in the luxury these yachts offer.