Every summer, it’s not uncommon to see A-list celebrities cruising the Mediterranean, in the South of France, Ibiza or the Amalfi Coast. And in winter, celebrities soak up the sun in the Caribbean, in hotspots like St. Barts and the Exumas.
But which yachts do celebrities charter? We’ve counted down nine superyachts that have hosted celebrities. Here’s one commonality: Each yacht is opulent and well-appointed. Celebrities have good taste! These are 7 super yachts chartered by celebrities during the last two charter seasons:
Michael Jordan, O’Pari
Retired NBA legend Michael Jordan isn’t a stranger to the good life. Since retiring from professional basketball, he’s traveled the world and enjoyed a quieter life.
In 2021, Jordan was spotted cruising the Croatian coast aboard O’Pari. The 311-foot superyacht, built by Golden Yachts in 2020, is well-appointed inside and out. Featuring a wide range of luxury amenities, including an aft deck plunge pool and helipad, O’Pari is an oasis, with a spacious interior layout that includes 14 suites. O’Pari is revered for its world-class crew of 20+, that have gained notoriety for delivering the best service in the industry.
The yacht is the perfect vessel to enjoy the splendor of the Croatian Coast. Known for the stunning walled city of Dubrovnik, as well as posh resort town of Split, Croatia dazzles with its beautiful natural landscapes and Old World charms.
Alex Rodriguez, Samurai
New York Yankee great was spotted cruising the Amalfi Coast in June 2022 with his girlfriend, aboard Samurai. The 197-foot yacht dazzles with its beautiful interior styling by British design firm RWD. Samurai features a sprawling owner’s suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and Japanese-inspired adornments. The yacht’s also known for its exteriors, which feature numerous spaces for entertaining and al fresco dining.
Italy’s Amalfi Coast is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. With its dramatic cliffs, hidden cliffside towns like Capri, and excellent food and wine, Amalfi offers a world-class Mediterranean cruising experience.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Vava II
A-list actor Leonardo DiCaprio is no stranger to luxury megayachts. He’s been spotted around the world, from Ibiza to St. Martin on charter yachts. In late 2021, Leo chartered Vava II, a 318-foot superyacht, in St. Barts. One of his favorite hangouts, St. Barts is known for its exclusive beach clubs and five-star resorts, and the yachting set flock to this Caribbean hotspot every winter.
Vava II is an impressive yacht that’s built for entertaining and spirited cruising. With a top speed of 20 knots, Vava II is one of the fastest yachts of her size, and offers an array of toys and amenities, including a fold-down beach club, four tenders, a helipad, and space for 36 guests.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Il Sole
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas spent summer 2021 cruising the Balearic Islands (Ibiza and Mallorca, specifically) aboard Il Sole. Measuring 146 meters, Coral Seas was delivered by Benetti in 1994 and features an array of amenities including a deck jacuzzi, gym, and dozens of water toys (dual Waverunners, a wake board, and more). Thanks to the yacht’s four-tier layout, the yacht offers generous deck space, including three al fresco dining areas and a sprawling sky lounge.
Spain’s Balearic Islands are a favorite destination for the celebrity set. Ibiza is known for its party-till-dawn summer nights and beautiful beaches, while Mallorca is quieter, home to renowned museums, beautiful architecture, and a wide selection of delectable eateries.
Drake, Coral Ocean
In July 2022, rapper Drake snuck away to Ibiza aboard Coral Ocean. The opulent 238-foot superyacht, which runs $660,000 per week, features a range of exceptional amenities, including a glass-bottom spa pool and master suite with panorama windows. Guests can enjoy sunsets from the spacious sky lounge, with full bar, and the yacht features a wide array of water toys, including 4 tenders and towable toys.
Drake spent the holiday with friends, posting pictures in Ibiza and the South of France. With it’s A-list beach clubs and high-roller casinos in Monaco, the Cote d’Azure is a favorite celebrity hangout during the Mediterranean charter season.
Tom Cruise, Triple Seven
While taking a break from filming Mission: Impossible in summer 2021, Tom Cruise explored the coast of Scotland and southern England aboard Triple Seven. The sprawling 223-foot yacht is an immaculately designed desks, which feature 3 al fresco dining areas, as well as a professional-grade cinema and guest accommodations for up to 10.
Although Cruise sailed the Scottish coast, making stops in Cornwall, as well, Triple Seven typically sticks to the southern Mediterranean in Cannes, Corsica and the Frenchnaturally beautiful coastlines in Corsica.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, Valerie
This on-again-off-again pair spent summer 2021 cruising the Mediterranean, with stops in St. Tropez and Capri. Sailing aboard Valerie, the couple celebrated J.Lo’s 52nd birthday, while enjoying the finer things the South of France and the Amalfi Coast have to offer.
Measuring 279-feet, Valerie offers vast interiors with 8 suites for 17 guests, and a crew of 27. The yacht’s showstopping sun deck features a full plunge pool and sprawling sun pad. The six-deck yacht includes a large outdoor dining area, which accommodates up to 20 guests, making this the perfect yacht for entertaining.
Ben and J.Lo were spotted in Capri. The stunning island, known for its rugged cliffs that tower over the deep blue Mediterranean, offers a wide range of attractions for celebrities, including upscale hotels, designer boutiques, and exclusive eateries.