Barack Obama just won't quit making the post-presidency life look so good. As if hitting the tropical islands is not enough, he also had to go on a cruise together with his celebrity friends Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen.
Some of the biggest names just hopped aboard a 450-foot luxury yacht Monday to cruise the islands of French Polynesia, according to TRAVEL+LEISURE. Celebrity friends Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen flew to Tahiti and joined the former White House First Couple who's been spotted swimming and paddleboarding in one of the islands of the South Pacific. What used to be just a post-White House vacation has then become a star-studded Polynesian vacation.
Ranked as the world's 11th largest yacht and estimated at a value of $300 million, the Rising Sun carried the famous quartet as it sailed the waters of the South Pacific. Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen showed the world they knew how to have a good time. The celebrity friends went on an island-hopping tour of the French Polynesia, enjoyed a lunch on Vanilla Island, visited Le Teha'a Island and will make a stop to Bora Bora.
Their last stop would be back at the island of Tetiaroa where the Obamas have been staying at the eco-friendly luxury resort The Brando. The resort looks like it's on its heydays, living up to its reputation as the "Best Resort in the World" by Condé Nast Traveler magazine last year. Obama not only kicked off his White House memoirs in The Brando, he also brought along Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen to the resort.
During his presidency, the Obamas invited celebrity friends and various artists to the White House. According to The Washington Post, rapper-turned-actor Common landed the most visits from 2011 to 2016. "You've Got a Friend" singer James Taylor followed next. Obama also awarded last year his friends Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen with the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony while his wife gave one of her last interviews as the First Lady to Oprah on CBS.