The Paloma, Where Sarkozy Celebrated
Nicolas Sarkozy is very happy to be the newly-elected future president of France. The way he chose to celebrate, however, is causing controversy. Sarkozy took off for a three-day luxury cruise off the coast of Malta on the beautiful Paloma, a nearly 198-foot megayacht owned by billionaire investor Vincent Bollore. Many people are upset with Sarkozy' luxury junket especially since he is the man charged with reviving France's flagging economy. The yacht has seven cabins including a full beam owner's cabin and went through a total refit in 2003/2004. If you want to party like Sarkozy, the yacht charters for $220,000 during the high season.