Selena Gomez got started early, chartering the stunning Birchgrove—available for $800 per hour—in Sydney, Australia, in March, and the glamorous voyages just keep on coming. Read on for a look at how multiple celebrity couples and friends are making the most of the sunshine aboard luxury yachts around the globe.
1. Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s Stunning Family Vacation in Italy
In the midst of the European leg of their On the Run II world tour, music’s powerhouse couple took advantage of their location and headed over to Italy in late July, kicking their legs up aboard the Kismet yacht and cruising around Italy’s breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Reportedly worth more than $180 million, the Kismet — which is owned by Pakistani-American billionaire businessman and philanthropist Shahid Khan — has everything Queen Bey and JAY would need. Among the features: A “mosaic-tiled pool with an inset Jacuzzi on the upper foredeck,” a spa with a foot bath (pedicure, anyone?), a “fire pit with an integrated waterfall,” and two helipads (one of which “nicely doubles up as a basketball court”), according to Yacht Charter Fleet, which offers the impressive vessel for $1.4 million per week in the summer season.
Check out a video of Bey and JAY’s picture-perfect trip below.
2. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s Romantic Trip in Italy
Don’t be fooled by the yacht that she’s got — she’s still, she’s still Jenny from the block. In August, Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez took a break from Hollywood to cruise through Italy in style.
“Sunset serenity... #priceless,” Lopez captioned an Instagram of the pair on a yacht with the lit-up coast in the background.
It wasn’t all rest and relaxation, though, as photos published by the Daily Mail show Lopez hard at work on her impressive physique, lifting dumbbells aboard a sundeck as Rodriguez looked on.
The couple took time away from the yacht to explore Capri, as evidenced in another Instagram snap of the couple.
One of the hardest working women in entertainment has been living it up this summer. “Island vibezzz... 🏝 #vacaciones,” Lopez captioned a sexy bikini shot on Instagram in late July.
3. Diane von Furstenberg’s “Glamorous” Voyage with Harry Styles and Karlie Kloss
Anyone who’s anyone gets a summer invitation to board Diane von Furstenberg and her husband husband Barry Diller’s 305-foot yacht, Eos. In recent years, the fashion designer has hosted the likes of Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk, Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, and Allison Williams, to name a few, and the boat has been just as star-studded this summer. In late July, von Furstenberg bonded with Harry Styles and Karlie Kloss during a getaway aboard the Eos, a picture of which she posted on Instagram, writing, “Glamourous lunch break.”
Andy Cohen clearly had major FOMO when he commented on the photo, “You invite Harry Styles the week I’m NOT there???”
Von Furstenberg also kicked back with Gayle King, who gave her Instagram followers an inside peek of her time with “good friends, great food & moonlight on the Mediterranean.”
What none of the stars mentioned was that the Eos is hailed as one largest private sailing yachts in the world. Its reported price tag of $200 million gets you electronic sails, a jacuzzi, and a rich interior that resembles a Manhattan penthouse more than a sailboat.
Watch the Eos in action in the clip below.
4. Selena Gomez’s Italian-Themed Birthday Bash in Newport Beach
You can’t keep Selena Gomez off yachts! The singer and actress was back on the water to celebrate her 26th birthday on July 22, throwing a lavish party aboard the Ambassador yacht in Newport Beach, California.
“Another year down. Thank you for all the bday love. I couldn’t be more appreciative of you and my best friends for celebrating with me. I love you guys like crazy! God bless!” Gomez captioned an Instagram gallery that shows her lounging with friends on the yacht and approaching a massive three-tier birthday cake.
"The yacht party was very intimate and she only had her closest friends and a few family members on board," a source told E! News of the special day.
The birthday queen and her small group had access to the Ambassador’s dance floor, spacious sundeck, and elegant dining room, where E! reported they dined on Italian fare inspired by Forma, the “Back to You” hit maker’s favorite restaurant. Making the occasion even better, all the goodies were presented by "servers decked out in tuxedos to give it a formal vibe,” the outlet reported.
According to Admiral Yacht Charters, you too can host a party aboard the Ambassador for as little as $95 per person.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Playful Excursion in Ibiza
What’s the point of shelling out all your pretty pennies if you can’t let loose a little? That was Cristiano Ronaldo’s mindset when the soccer pro and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez boated in Ibiza, Spain. Viral photos of the August voyage—which you can watch in the video below—show Ronaldo putting his muscles to work and throwing Rodriguez off the deck. She was a good sport about it, laughing before landing in the heavenly blue waters.
When the duo weren’t enjoying the ocean, they could chill out inside the 118-foot yacht’s modern living room, inviting movie theater, or wet bar — just some of the amenities available when you charter the Blue Jay for about $152,000 per week in the summer, according to Yacht Charter Fleet.
6. Jamie Dornan’s Casual Swim Day in Capri
Now that the Fifty Shades of Grey movie trilogy is complete, Jamie Dornan has more time on his hands to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Though Dornan wasn’t aboard a superyacht, something tells us his billionaire character Christian Grey would approve of the actor’s latest vacation. In August, Dornan and his wife Amelia Warner visited the Italian island of Capri, where they cooled off from the heat with a swim in the water. Photos published by Just Jared and the Daily Mail show the actor diving into the Mediterranean, showering on the boat’s wood deck, and lounging while taking in the views.
7. Iggy Azalea’s Photoshoot in Miami
“I’m so fancy, you already know,” goes the chorus of Iggy Azalea’s biggest hit, “Fancy.” And if you didn’t already know, the Australian rapper proved it when she boarded a yacht in Miami in August. Wearing a revealing zebra-print bikini, the chart topper took in the sights of South Florida and sipped on a beverage in several sultry shots posted to her Instagram account.
“Let me feel myself, yeah... daddy know I’m cocky,” she captioned one photo.
“The Boss,” she captioned another showing part of the coastline.
Azalea has made the most of Miami’s weather this summer, also popping up on restaurant entrepreneur David Grutman’s luxury yacht Groot.