Yacht ‘Christina O.’ A Legend of the Seas is Back
A legend of the seas, the private motor yacht “CHRISTINA O.” that once belonged to the Greek shipowner tycoon Aristotle Onassis is back on celebrity cruises in Mediterranean. Monte Carlo, Venice and of course Skorpios island, are some of her port calls. After all, Skorpios, Onassis private island, was her usual berth for decades. In particular, the most famous yacht of the world owes her big history to Onassis who liked to invite on his cruises the biggest celebrities of his era. Famous guests like Sir Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Jackelyn Kennedy, Maria Callas, Marylin Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Getty, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace left enough glamour onboard. For this reason, ‘CHRISTINA O.’ became a true legend of the seas and a luxury yacht of international recognition.
‘CHRISTINA O.’ A Long History Like a Fairy Tale
She started her life in 1943 in Vickers shipyards of Canada as the anti-submarine River class frigate HMCS STORMTON. She served in World War II as a convoy escort frigate and was present at the Normandy landings. After the war Onassis bought her at scrap value for only 34.000 US dollars!! However, he spent 4 million US dollars to convert her into a luxury superyacht and named her CHRISTINA O. after his daughter’s birth. Her unique decoration and her modern equipment was quite innovative for that period. For example, the beautiful mosaic swimming pool that can be drained to raise it up to deck level and become a dance floor!! However, after Onassis death his daughter, Christina, donated her to the Greek Government. Finally, because of a high cost maintenance she was decommissioned. Then, the new owners bought her in 1998 and paid 50 million US dollars to make her as she was in the beginning of her life.
Today, if you are on vacations in Lefkada you may see her on anchorage close to Skorpios island. The place where so far she had the most beautiful memories. In particular, Morley Yachts Charter Agency offers the superyacht for celebrity cruises or for private events in Mediterranean.
In other words, ‘CHRISTINA O.’ is cruising back to her familiar waters. Moreover, Skorpios will become soon a holidays venue of international celebrities. In conclusion, Lefkada, after Onasis era will be back again to international headline travel news!!
With all that said, we are looking forward to hosting you in Lefkaseabnb and make you feel like locals in beautiful Lefkada. An absolute blue paradise for your summer holidays!!