The island of Hvar - this year's number five destination for Lonely Planet, and the sunniest island on the Adriatic - is enjoying another successful tourist season, with plenty of A-list celebrity action, and the arrival of the world's biggest private yacht on September 12, 2012, with Roman Abramovich on board, is the latest celebrity arrival in a very busy summer.
Hvar hit the headlines last year with the antics of Prince Harry in a nightclub swimming pool and the revelation of a Beyonce baby bump at Hula Hula Beach Club, but the 2012 celebrity line up has been at least equal to last year.
As previously reported on Digital Journal, Hvar has recently hosted the likes of Eric Clapton, Michael Schumacher and Edward Norton, local celebrity watchers were thrilled by the arrival of Tom Cruise
on August 31, who posed for several fans during his relaxed 48-hour stay on the island.
Abramovich, who has visited Hvar several times before, arrived on his yacht Eclipse, the world's largest, built at a cost of a reported one billion dollars (watch the video below for more information on the 169m yacht).