Christina O Luxury Wedding Yacht
Heidi Klum Just Chartered the romantic yet opulent yacht Christina Onassis for their Mediterranean nuptials.
The vessel, which was once owned by Jackie Kennedy’s second husband Aristotle Onassis, is no stranger to lavish wedding receptions. In 1956, it served as the venue for Grace Kelly and Monaco’s Prince Rainier III royal wedding reception. 12 years later, Jackie O and Onassis celebrated their marriage aboard the same boat. Talk about iconic!
Aside from hosting iconic wedding receptions, Christina O. has also hosted a boatload (pun intended) of actors, musicians, and politicians, such as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Winston Churchill. Now, a supermodel can be added to the list.
The 325-foot yacht boasts 17 cabins and can accommodate up to 250 guests for an on-deck reception. The good news? It’s available to charter through Greece-founded charter company Valef Yachts. The bad news? It will set you back just under $100,000 per day.
It is now possible to charter the luxurious yacht of Aristotle Onassis. Greek shipping magnate Onassis and his wife, former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, enjoyed a lifestyle in the late 1960s that was endlessly talked about, particularly when gossip columnists speculated on life aboard the couple’s 325-foot-long yacht. After Onassis’s death, the yacht, Christina O, had a life of its own, and now, following a huge restoration, it is available for people to charter–for $100,000 per day during the summer.
“It was once the most exclusive bar in the world, where stellar fame and fortune gathered by invitation only,” according to The Telegraph.
In Onassis’s lifetime the yacht was referred to as a “floating palace,” and among its guests were Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo, and Princess Grace of Monaco. It was also where Jackie and Onassis held their wedding reception on October 1968.