Starting life in World War Two as a Canadian frigate, Christina O was purchased in 1954 by Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who transformed her into the most luxurious private yacht of her time. She went on to host a wealth of illustrious guests, ranging from Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra to John F Kennedy and Winston Churchill.
Onassis epitomised the life of the superyacht elite, garnering a reputation as the original jetsetter, but following his death in 1975, Christina O fell into disrepair. Luckily, a meticulous restoration project led by a family friend of Onassis was completed in 2001 and, today, charterers can enjoy the resonance of her unique past with the ultimate in luxurious accommodation and on-board service.
Styled in the early fifties by Caesar Pinnau, the exterior of Christina O easily stands out among other superyachts on today’s charter market thanks to her distinctive clipper bow, long sheer line, rounded superstructure and dazzling white topsides, and this is not forgetting her trademark, vibrant yellow funnel. A variety of vast open-air spaces across Christina O offer a multitude of options for lounging and socialising. The top level of the yacht, known as the compass deck, is well-primed for sunning, with a line of chaise loungers and a bar, while the spacious promenade deck below features an aft spa pool, and alfresco dining and bar setup. Most impressive is the main deck, where Onassis’ swimming pool has been faithfully restored with its renowned Minoan bull and vaulter mosaic. What’s more, the bottom of the pool can be raised to form a dance floor.
Christina O’s expansive interior was completely gutted during her most recent refit, with notable artefacts salvaged and sensitively restored. Aftermost on the main deck is the Lapis Lounge, named after its original lapis fireplace, which remains in place, and decorated in the style of an English country manor house. The main deck is also home to a dining salon with a 24-seater table, and the Aris Bar, which boasts its original rope-covered bar, whale fang bar handles and whale-skin bar stools. A majestic atrium with a striking mosaic of the Onassis omega logo then allows guests to access the two further salons on the promenade deck above via a spiral staircase.
V Sat and GSM
Cellular phone/Fax through PABX
Wifi in the Library, Onassis Suite, Guests Cabins, Callas Lounge, Lapis Lounge, Aris Bar, Jacuzzi bar and pool deck.
Jacuzzi (on deck), WiFi connection on board, Air Conditioning, GYM, Stabilisers underway, Elevator / Lift
Historically renowned superyacht 16 staterooms including the famous ‘Onassis Suite’Bronze-edged swimming pool that transforms into a dance floor, Michelin-starred Chef, Luxurious Six Senses Spa, Beautiful mahogany tenders, Elegant piano lounge and bar, Children's playroom.
Gym equipment including bike and running machine
Audio Visual Equipment and Deck Facilities:
Satellite TV Receivers
Flat screens TV’s, DVD players in each cabin
Cinema in the Callas lounge
3 Pianos on board, 2 original Steinway and 1 piano Roland RG – 7
Ipod docking station in the Callas lounge, lapis Lounge, Aris Bar, Jacuzzi bar, pool deck
As well as her impressive lounging and dining facilities, Christina O also features a unique variety of leisure and entertainment facilities, particularly on her promenade deck. These include an oak-panelled library with green upholstered chairs and settees, and a huge saloon, boasting three large seating areas. This space can also serve as a ballroom, with a raised dais for the orchestra, as well as a cinema thanks to a drop-down screen and state-of-the-art sound system. There is also a glass-panelled gymnasium on board and a music room with a Steinway piano where the likes of Maria Callas and Frank Sinatra once performed.
Tenders & Toys:
Jacuzzi/pool on deck / lift - atrium
2 massage rooms, 1 beauty room, fitness therapists are included in the charter rate no additional cost.
2 x passenger Hacker Craft Prestige varnished launches carrying 8 guests. (recently refit)
2 x 60-man watercraft lifeboats; Liferafts 8 x 20 pax + 2 x 25 pax
1 x RIB tender "Black Mamba" 850 (new 2018)
1 x sports tender "Olympic Cruiser" 720 (new 2018)
Various snorkelling equipment
2 x Ringos
1 x 6-man banana
The vessel has the following gym equipment:
2 Cybex semi-recumbant bicycles - programmable
1 Power Plate
1 Life Fitness 9500 HR ellipitical bike cross trainer
1 LifeFitness Treadmill 9500 HR
Various free weights + bench
1 YACHT TOBOGGAN AQUAGLIDE WITH A 6.50 METERS SLIDE
NEW HYDRAULIC SWIM PLATFORM (PORT SIDE)
RYA WATER SPORTS CENTRE
2 SEADOO SPARK 900 HO 3 seats with IBR system
1 SEADOO GTI 120 CV for
Summer: Western Mediterranean: Albania, Balearic
Islands, Canary Islands, Catalonia, Corsica, Costa del
Sol, Croatia, Cyprus, French Riviera & Monaco, Greece
- Aegean/Cyclades Sea, Greece - Ionian Sea, Italy -
North (mainland), Italy - Sardinia, Italy - Sicily, Italy -
South (mainland), Malta, Montenegro, Portugal,
Provence Coast & Marseille, Red Sea, Slovenia, Turkey,
Winter: Caribbean; Abu Dhabi,
Arabian Gulf, British Virgin Islands, Canada - East
Coast, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic,
Dubai, Leeward Islands, Malaysia, Maldives, Nicaragua,
Panama, Patagonia, Red Sea, Seychelles, Singapore,
The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, US Virgin Islands,
€620,000 EUR/week + all in low season
€700,000 EUR/week + all in high season