named godmother of new vessel and will officially dedicate the ship in a
private ceremony at a later date
Wash., June 13, 2018 — Holland America Line
and O, The Oprah
Magazine announced today a three-day Girls' Getaway cruise on
Holland America Line's newest ship, Nieuw
Statendam, Jan. 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.
"We are so excited to have Oprah set sail with us again for the Girls' Getaway
cruise in partnership with O,
The Oprah Magazine, and we're deeply honored that Oprah will serve
as godmother of Nieuw
Statendam," said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America
Line. "The time-honored maritime tradition of choosing a godmother for a new
vessel dates back more than 4,000 years and is revered as important in bringing
good luck and protection to the ship and all who sail on board, so it's
perfectly fitting that the Girls' Getaway cruise will take place on Nieuw Statendam. We
anticipate the energy and inspirational spirit will be unlike any other cruise
experience there is — and life-changing for many."
The Girls' Getaway cruise sails roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and
spends a day at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line's idyllic private island in
the Bahamas. The Girls' Getaway cruise celebrates the power of friendship and
will feature exclusive onboard experiences that honor and pay tribute to the
special bond between women.
As a highlight, 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.
"The partnership with Holland America Line has been a dream come true," said
Jayne Jamison, senior vice president, publisher and chief revenue officer
of O, The Oprah
Magazine. "Our teams have worked seamlessly together to create
unforgettable moments inspired by content in the magazine for the January 2019
sailing that reflect our core values and goals of helping people expand their
horizons and live their best life."
Events on the Girls' Getaway Cruise
A Conversation with
Oprah: Winfrey will share highlights of her career,
inspirational stories of the amazing women she has met over the years, and the
desire for this cruise to be the start of something meaningful for those on
board. King will join Winfrey on stage for a candid and entertaining chat that
shows the deep bond between these two best friends.
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 an intriguing discussion with the author. O's Reading Room was
introduced on Holland America Line ships in 2017, and due to its overwhelming
popularity, 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. On the at-sea day, Just Breathe will be
held around the serene Lido Pool area, and the experience moves to the beach
during the call at private island Half Moon Cay.
Holland America Line
The Oprah Magazine
Building on the success of the exclusive partnership started in 2017, Holland
America Line and O, The
Oprah Magazine have extended their agreement through 2019 to unite
the soul-stirring power of travel with O's
deep commitment to connection and personal growth. Two remaining Adventure of
Your Life Cruises with Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine also will feature
members of the magazine's editorial team, along with special guest speakers:
Aug. 11, 2018, on a seven-day Alaska itinerary and Oct. 28, 2018, on a
seven-day Caribbean sailing.
On Holland America Line cruises sailing in North America, guests can take part
in a variety of engaging activities developed with the magazine's editors
including meditation, exercise, healthy eating and more. O's Reading Room is
available on all cruises worldwide.
For more information on O, The
Oprah Magazine cruises please visit hollandamerica.com/OprahMag. To book your
cruise, contact a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (1-877-724-5425)
or visit hollandamerica.com.
Photos are available at https://www.cruiseimagelibrary.com/c/fbbsran3.
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Facebook and the Holland
America Blog. Access all social media outlets via the home
page at hollandamerica.com.
About O, The Oprah Magazine
O, The Oprah Magazine (oprah.com/omagazine) encourages confident,
intelligent women to reach for their dreams, express their individual style and
make wise choices, guided by the values of one of the most charismatic women in
the world, O editorial
director Oprah Winfrey. With an emphasis on personal growth, the magazine
inspires, addressing every aspect of a woman's life — the material, the
intellectual and the emotional — and deeply connects with more than 14 million
consumers every month (source: 2018 comScore Multi-Platform //GfK MRI Media
Fusion (03-18/F17). From the moment it launched, O, The Oprah Magazine carved
out a unique position in the marketplace and created an entirely new category
in women's magazines, delivering the Live Your Best Life message through
thoughtful, ever-evolving content and the trusted advice provided by well-known
experts. Throughout the years, O, The Oprah Magazine has
been recognized with the publishing industry's highest honor, winning multiple
American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) awards. Follow O, The Oprah Magazine on
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O, The Oprah Magazine is
a co-venture between Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation's largest
diversified media, information and services companies. Hearst attracts more
readers of monthly magazines than any other publisher. Hearst Magazines' print
and digital assets reach 139 million readers and site visitors each month–more
than two-thirds of all women and nearly three-quarters of millennial women in
the country (source: 2017 comScore Multi-Platform/MRI 01-18/F17). With 25
titles in the U.S, the company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites
around the world.
About Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress.
For 25 years Oprah was host of the award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show.
As chairman and CEO, she guides her cable network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network,
is founder of O, The
Oprah Magazine and oversees Harpo films. Oprah starred in HBO
Films' The Immortal Life
of Henrietta Lacks and most recently portrayed Mrs. Which in
Disney's A Wrinkle in
Time film adaptation from director Ava DuVernay. In 2013 Winfrey
was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. At the
2018 Golden Globes she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an award for
outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
Oprah's cookbook, Food,
Health and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life,
debuted at number one on The
New York Times best-seller list, as did her most recent book The Wisdom of Sundays, featuring
today's most admired thought leaders who have appeared on OWN's Emmy
Award-winning talk series Super
Soul Sunday. The podcast version of these interviews, "Oprah's
SuperSoul Conversations," are also available on Apple Podcasts and where
podcasts are available.
America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and
Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more
than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world.
From shorter getaways to 113-day itineraries, the company's cruises visit all
seven continents, with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South
America circumnavigations, Cuba cruises and exotic Australia/New Zealand and
Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean,
Alaska, Mexico, Canada & New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal.
The line welcomed Koningsdam
in 2016 and has a second Pinnacle-class ship,
Nieuw Statendam, to
be delivered in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship is due for delivery
The company is undergoing $300 million in brand enhancements to secure its
position as the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature
innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on
destination immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand their
knowledge through an exclusive partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine; during an
America's Test Kitchen show; at Explorations Café presented by The New York Times;
and by taking a Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding entertainment
fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard
and B.B. King's Blues Club. The dining experience can be savored at a variety
of restaurants with menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's
esteemed Culinary Council, comprising world-famous chefs who design dishes
exclusively for our guests.
Vice President, Public Relations
800-637-5029 or 206-626-9890
O, The Oprah
Executive Director PR, Hearst Magazines