Set sail for a dream cruise holiday
14 NOVEMBER 2012
Whether you’re looking for some winter sun, a seasonal adventure or the experience of a lifetime, cruise holidays
are a great way to experience all three. Cruises are the best way to travel if you’re looking for some celeb-style treatment. Many cruise deal packages mean you can opt to have your food, drink and other expenses covered for in your initial payment leaving you to sit back, relax and enjoy the sun in style. If you’re all about the VIP treatment then it surely only makes sense to spend your holiday rubbing shoulders with the stars..?!
No destination encapsulates this more than sunny Saint Tropez in the French Riviera. Made famous in the 50s by Bridget Bardot it’s been synonymous with superstars ever since. Med cruises are an extremely popular option for those looking to play I-spy with all manner of A list celebrities, soak up the sun and spend a few days living the exclusive life. Most cruises will spend a few days docked in the harbour at Saint Tropez leaving you free to roam the town as you please.
So. Who are you likely to bump into? Try and source yourself a sneaky way in to the exclusive beachside celebrity haunt, Club 55. Kate Moss is renowned for spending time enjoying leisurely lunches at the club with her daughter Lila, and you’ll likely find her nestled between the likes of Elton John and Leonardo di Caprio. Why not follow in Beyonce and Jay-z’s footsteps? They are notable frequenters to the celeb-studded town, and like to round off their med cruises with trips to Monte Carlo and Monaco, to name but a few destinations.
If your cruise ship is docking for a few days, why not hire your own privet yacht ala Jay-z and Beyonce, you never know, you might get papped yourself! Paris Hilton and Gordon Ramsay have been known to spend their time strolling along Saint Tropez’s private beaches (although not at the same time) and fashion icon Giorgio Armani has been papped numerous times relaxing with a cocktail or two at a beach bar.
What do see and do
Once you’ve had your daily fix of I-spy celebrity style, there is plenty more to see and do in beautiful Saint Tropez. It’s worth spending a day pottering around the village, hunting out some exquisite bargains to bring home. Lose yourself in the labyrinth of narrow streets and you’ll soon stumble upon quirky art galleries, studios and quaint cafes. Enjoy dinner on the waterfront or treat yourself to a crisp, ice cold glass of white wine as the sun sets behind a sea of scattered yachts – heaven!
Brimming with glitz and glamour, Saint Tropez is the perfect destination to visit if you want to treat yourself to first-class holidaying. If you’ve been inspired by your favourite celebs then check out Fred Olsen cruises
to get booking your very own VIP style med cruise – go on, you deserve it!
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