Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine announced a three-day Girls’ Getaway cruise on Holland America Line’s newest ship, Nieuw Statendam, on January 30, 2019. Oprah Winfrey will embark on the cruise, joined by O, The Oprah Magazine Editor-at-Large Gayle King and other members of the magazine’s editorial staff, who will host special presentations and events on board the ship, currently under construction at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. Winfrey will serve as godmother of Nieuw Statendam, with an official dedication by Winfrey to take place in a private ceremony at a later date to be announced.
The Girls’ Getaway cruise sails roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and spends a day at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private island in the Bahamas. According to Holland America Line, The Girls’ Getaway cruise celebrates the power of friendship and will have onboard experiences that honor and pay tribute to the bond between women.
Guests will have the opportunity to attend one of three live “Conversations with Oprah.” Additionally, editorial staff from O, The Oprah Magazine will be on board hosting special events, including Editor-in-Chief Lucy Kaylin, Creative Director Adam Glassman, Beauty Director Brian Underwood and Books Editor Leigh Haber.
Activities and Events on the Girls’ Getaway Cruise:
A Conversation with Oprah: According to Holland America Line, Winfrey will share highlights of her career, inspirational stories of the women she has met over the years, and the desire for this cruise to be the start of something meaningful for those on board. Then, King will join Winfrey on stage for a candid discussion.
Love That! Style Session with Adam Glassman: Glassman will host a style presentation revealing his tips, tricks, and secrets for essential pieces that everyone needs in their wardrobe. Following his talk, Glassman will join guests in the onboard dedicated O Shop to offer shopping advice.
O’s Reading Room with Leigh Haber: Guests will have the opportunity to read the latest onboard book club selection (to be announced) and then join Haber for a discussion with the author. O’s Reading Room was introduced on Holland America Line in 2017 and is now available on all ships in the fleet.
Just Breathe: Led by a guest instructor to be announced, participants set their intentions for the day and are encouraged to become present with themselves and those around them through meditation and movement, says Holland America Line. On the at-sea day, Just Breathe will be held around the Lido Pool area, and the experience moves to the beach during the call at private island Half Moon Cay.
Building on the partnership started in 2017, Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine have extended their agreement through 2019. Two remaining Adventure of Your Life Cruises with Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine also will include members of the magazine’s editorial team, along with special guest speakers: August 11, 2018, on a seven-day Alaska itinerary and October 28, 2018, on a seven-day Caribbean sailing.
For more information, visit www.hollandamerica.com.