To step on board Aristotle Onassis’s Christina O – named after his daughter – is to travel back in time to the days when this was the most glamorous of the world’s superyachts. Its lavish interiors are still filled with memories and memorabilia of the countless famous names to have stayed on board, including Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, and Jackie Kennedy.
One of its most fascinating guests was Onassis’s long-time lover Maria Callas, who is the subject of a series of concerts given in these sumptuous surroundings. CityOut went along to mix with the beautiful people on the most recent sailing.
Photos by Paolla Steinhart-Smith