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The Crown: filming on board the iconic yacht CHRISTINA O in Mallorca

By Nina Done   14 October 2021

Scenes on board the 99m/325ft classic yacht CHRISTINA O are currently being filmed off the Balearic island of Mallorca, recreating the royal couple’s 1991 yacht vacation in Italy – one of the last family outings before their separation the following year. 

The scenes will feature in the upcoming fifth installment of the hugely popular Netflix series The Crown, starring Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West in their portrayals of Princess Diana and Prince Charles respectively as they celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary on board.

Filming onboard MY Christina O for The Crown series
Filming onboard MY Christina O for The Crown series
Princess Diana with Prince Charles on holiday in Seville

The classic yacht CHRISTINA O has been selected to represent the yacht ALEXANDER, on which the royal couple and the two young princes originally holidayed.

A superyacht with a rich history

Launched in 1943, CHRISTINA O boasts an impressive past having once served in World War 2 as a convoy escort and was then bought for scrap value by the Greek Shipping tycoon, Aristotle Onassis, who spent a further $4 million refurbishing her as a luxury yacht.

The yacht went on to host a raft of luminaries, from the likes of Winston Churchill, Marilyn Munroe and Grace Kelly around the burgeoning superyacht destination of the French Riviera during the fifties and sixties, and has continued to prove a popular choice for luxury yacht charters ever since.

Grace Kelly and family onboard MY Christina O
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton on MY Christina OPicture of Jackie O onboard MY Christina O

Showcasing decadent Old-World glamour and allure, she is still one of the largest yachts in the fleet and available to charter for $647,500 a week.

What you get for that is incredible five-star service from her highly-trained and professional crew of 38, as well as a raft of luxurious on board amenities; from her array of spectacular wellness options in her Six Senses spa to her sprawling alfresco living spaces, including an exquisite mosaic-tiled pool that can be elevated at the touch of a button to become a dance floor.

She has hosted a raft of luminaries from the likes of Winston Churchill, Marilyn Munroe and Grace Kelly.

Mosaic pool onboard MY Christina O
The Mozaic Pool
Callas lounge onboard MY Christina O
Formal dining onboard MY Christina O

Her palatial interiors are no less exquisite, with her stunning gilded spiral staircase leading to a piano lounge and bar, perfect for elegant soirees or pre-dinner aperitifs. 

Interested in booking a luxury yacht charter?

Renowned for their platinum sand beaches and spectacular sunsets, the Balearics are a perennial favorite yacht charter destination, comprising four islands - each with their own unique characteristics - that offer a variety of memorable experiences.

Whether you're after the buzzy beach club vibe of Ibiza, the tranquil beauty of Formentera or the historic splendour of Mallorca, there is something to suit everyone on a yacht charter around this dazzling archipelago.

Palma de Mallorca in the Balearics
Porto Soller in Mallorca, SpainIbiza at sunset

To find out more about chartering in the region, check out our in-depth Balearics yacht charter guide for more information.

If you'd like to learn more about chartering MY CHRISTINA O, please get in touch with your chosen yacht charter broker

Christina O 99m Canadian Vickers 1943 from €700,000 per week + expenses

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