You can feel it coming every July, as predictably as the summer solstice before it: celebrity news going dark as everybody who’s anybody retreats to their European yachting vacations. Last year, it was Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde gliding through the Tyrrhenian Sea. Once upon a dream, off the coast of Sardinia, Beyoncé leapt from the aptly named Halo. This year, the yacht party of the summer is underway on Victoria and David Beckham’s floating paradise in St. Tropez, where a full cast of Beckhams are on board.
Because I apparently want to torture myself with the details of a vacation I will never take unless I am somehow adopted as an adult by the Beckhams: Their yacht—the Madsummer—is reportedly being chartered for around $1.6 million per week; it includes 10 suites, its own pool, a screening room, and a dance floor (perfect for Spice Girls karaoke). Yacht season is officially underway; where will it take us next?