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Saturday, Dec 7, 2019

The myth of Jackie O is timeless. Its elegance, its beauty, its style continue to fascinate. But what if she wanted to travel like she did?

Today it is possible: the last frontier of luxury cruise takes place aboard the yacht that once belonged to Jacqueline Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis, the Christina O . Purchased from the Greek tycoon, that yacht that belonged to the Canadian government was initially christened Christina by the name of the daughter, and then Christina O by another owner, after the death of Onassis.

The VIP cruise is on board the yacht of Jackie Kennedy and Onassis

Today, the famous yacht can be rented through Valef Yachts. It can accommodate up to 34 people in its 17 cabins, and thus be used to navigate – between luxury and history – the waters of Greece. And to think that, in 1943, this extraordinary frigate was called Stormont and was anything but luxurious. Then came Onassis, who gave her fame. And a new owner who, in 1998, brought it to its original splendor.

The Christina O is one of the few megayachts that can accommodate so many guests. And it is certainly among the most legendary: from 1954 to 1975, it was the floating headquarters of the Greek shipowner. And it hosted characters of the caliber of Winston Churchill, Maria Callas, Marilyn Monroe , as well as being the location for the wedding between Prince Rainier of Monaco and Grace Kelley.

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99 meters long, the yacht has 17 cabins, a dining room that can accommodate up to 40 people and a swimming pool that can be transformed into a ballroom if necessary . The largest suite, the Onassis Suite, also has a private hot tub. Then there is a well-stocked bookcase, there is a backgammon table and even a piano.

The interiors have delicate colors, with the exception of the cobalt-colored spiral staircase. Its cost? 560 thousand euros per week in low season, 700 thousand in high season . Super required for events such as the Cannes Film Festival and Formula One, it is certainly not for everyone. If the budget allows, however, it offers an extraordinary vacation. To feel a bit like Jackie O.

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