Italy is the hot holiday destination in 2018 for stars on superyachts. Discover the famous faces who have been travelling the Amalfi Coast by sea this summer and sharing their experiences with fans on social media...
Superstar singer Beyonce and her husband and rapper Jay-Z took their three children on a family holiday last month around Italy when they chartered the luxury 312ft superyacht Kismet. They cruised along the Amalfi Coast, stopping off at Capri and enjoying dinner at a restaurant called Aurora where they were given a standing ovation by fellow diners as they left. Beyonce even took to instagram to share photos of herself and husband Jay-Z relaxing onboard with her 117m followers.
Oscar- winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his model girlfriend Camila Morrone hit the shores of the South of France visiting St.Tropez followed by the beaches of Capri and Positano in Italy this month. Camilla posted a whole host of images on instagram of her holiday on the elegant 167ft Nita K II but sadly Leo was never in sight when her camera was out.
Two friends who have been spotted more than once on holiday together are basketball star Magic Johnson and actor Samuel L. Jackson. The duo and their partners plus friends were on vacation on the 241ft superyacht Siren travelling to St Tropez and Corsica in France and Capri and Portofino in Italy, where Jackson hoped to do ‘nothing’ according to his instagram photos (he avoided the gym in the luxury yacht they were staying on). There was still some sport on the menu however with golf in Golfe de Saint-Tropez before they travelled to Italy. The two families and friends then went ashore to Forte Di Marmi for gelato and shopping, visiting Pucci and Louis Vuitton. The group also visited Ristorante Puny in Portofino, which Magic said on Twitter was one of his ‘favorite restaurants’.
Many famous guests who were on their way to the UNICEF Summer Gala dinner chose to travel by luxury superyacht including top models Emily Ratajkowski and Jordan Barrett who posted images on instagram frolicking on a yacht on the coast of Sardinia with Fast and Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez.
Model Jordan Barrett also popped up on British singer Rita Ora's instagram. He joined Rita and her boyfriend Andrew Watt on a friend’s luxury yacht in Porto Cervo in Sardinia. Rita was also performing on the idyllic italian island for UNICEF.
Supermodel and America’s Got Talent show judge Heidi Klum shared images on social media with her 4.9m fans of her holiday with her musician boyfriend Tom Kaulitz. They looked super happy as they relaxed on a yacht travelling around the island of Ponza before the UNICEF event.
Perhaps one of the most popular superyachts of all to spot celebs on holiday is the one owned by billionaire record mogul David Geffen. Geffen’s gigantic 453.97ft Lurssen motor yacht the Rising Sun plays host to many a famous friend throughout the summer and of course like so many stars they visited the Amalfi coast. Although Geffen's guests might be camera shy, Geffen certainly isn't and he took to instagram to share his pics with his 53.8k followers. Geffen’s guests included, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, Bradley Cooper, Julianna Marguiles, Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa, Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell, Supermodel Karlie Kloss and her fiance businessman Joshua Kushner and billionaire Barry Diller amongst many other famous names. Geffen took many friends to restaurant Lo Scoglio in Capri, a favourite of his which can be reached by water.
Geffen and his gang, in particular Oprah, also wowed fans when they disembarked at Portofino for lunch, stopping at a boutique called '100% Capri' after for a little retail therapy.
Kourtney Kardashian had some time out this year and travelled to Rome, Capri and Portofino with her children but she still flew in 'Momager' (manager/mom) Kris Kardashian when she needed to do work on the yacht! Kourtney shared all with her 66.2m followers on instagram including some very cute pictures of her kids enjoying the yacht.
Singer Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend and baseball star Alex Rodriguez travelled in style around Italy this summer and shared their holiday snaps with Jennifer's 78.3m and Alex's 1.8m instagram followers.
The couple enjoyed quite a few yachts including fashion house partners Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s 167ft Regina d’Italia, billionaire and basketball team Miami Heat owner Micky Arison's 185ft Sirona III; plus the 164ft superyacht Trending.
They must have had a very good time on Trending as A-Rod shared a video on instagram singing to Jennifer on one of its Tenders. Not to be outdone Jennifer surprised diners later in ristorante Villa Verde in Capri when she climbed on the table and sang ‘Let’s Get Loud’. It looks like they had a fun holiday!
Billionaire Barry Diller and his wife and famous clothing designer Diane von Furstenberg took to the delights of the mediterranean on their 305ft yacht Eos this year with quite a few friends. DVF posted photos of pals U.S. TV journalist Gayle King, supermodel Karlie Kloss and singer Harry Styles on instagram enjoying their yacht in Capri.
If you holiday in Italy this summer in Capri, Positano, Portofino, Sardinia or Sicily be sure to check out who you are waving to in the next yacht. It might just be someone famous…