Kelly Dodd From ‘RHOC’ Gets the ‘Below Deck’ Treatment

Kelly Dodd from The Real Housewives of Orange County embarked upon a luxury yacht to see the Amalfi Coast Below Deck style. She took her Instagram followers along for the ride, providing an exclusive peek at what it is like to be a charter guest.

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The grandeur, extravagance, and decadence seen on Below Deck are completely accurate from Dodd’s camera lens. She graciously shared the crew lineup as she and friends boarded the massive superyacht.

So what’s it like to travel in style with Dodd? Check her Instagram story and discover what it’s like to be a charter guest.

This is better than ‘Below Deck’

Several crew members lined up on the dock, in front of the vessel. “And this is the staff,” she says as she walks toward the crew. “This is better than Below Deck. Oh my God!” The crew is dressed in white shorts and blue polo shirts instead of the usual white uniform seen on the show. The deckhands and stews seem to be double the number of crew members seen on Below Deck too.

Dodd greets the captain at the dock. “We’ve got some talent on here,” she agrees. “I mean this is no joke.” She adds the group is going to travel along the Amalfi Coast. “We’ve got some boys,” she says as she pans the waiting crew members. “Hi, boys! We got some drinks. This is amazing.” Like on Below Deck, the crew greets each passenger as they walk down the line.

Stews hand out hot towels to the guests as they arrive on board. As the stews chat with the guests, Dodd decides to sneak away and give her viewers a sneak peek tour of the massive yacht.

The Elysian is luxury all the way

Dodd and friends are traveling aboard the Elysian 196.85ft /60m superyacht. Built in 2009, the motoryacht can accommodate 12 guests and offers six cabins. This includes “master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, and 2 twin cabins,” according to Yacht Charter Fleet.

The yacht comes with 16 crew members to meet every need. Dodd shared a video of most of the gorgeous accommodations too. The yacht is fully air-conditioned, offers WiFI, a barbeque, and a jacuzzi. It also has all the toys including a tender. Dodd is filmed making a day trip to shore on the tender.

So how much does it cost to rent this bad boy? According to Yacht Charter Fleet, you’ll drop $413,500 per week, plus expenses in the summer.

Magic Johnson traveled in style this summer too

Basketball great Magic Johnson and his wife treated A-listers to a summer yacht vacation. TMZ Sports reported that Johnson spent approximately $1 million a week to travel aboard Aquila. According to the celebrity site, “The ship is INSANE … it’s like a floating mansion/hotel all in one — with a crazy gym, dining room area, movie theater, hot tub, massive outdoor deck, 2 massage rooms and its own NIGHTCLUB!!! The ship officially fits 12 guests and has a crew of 28!!!”

Johnson shared he planned to remain aboard the yacht for five weeks too. Some celebrity guests included L.L. Cool J., plus Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete, TMZ Sports reports.