You, Holland America And Oprah = A Vacation Full of Experiences
Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine recently announced a partnership that will benefit you and other guests with another level of shipboard programs developed by the magazine’s editors for cruise vacationers.
Over 300 Holland America Line cruises sailing in North America this August through 2018 will have a variety of added activities that bring the magazine to life, including meditation, tai chi, healthy cooking demonstrations, an onboard book club and more.
Additionally, there will be five cruises which will feature exclusive programming including special guests. Oprah along with her friend and editor at large of O The Oprah Magazine, Gayle King, as well as others will join part of the inaugural cruise which kicks off on Eurodam sailing roundtrip from Seattle to Alaska on July 15-22, 2017. It’s being dubbed “O, The Oprah Magazine Share the Adventure Cruise.”
Oprah Winfrey was quoted as saying, “I’m so excited to continue 2017 as my Year of Adventure with another bold, new place I’ve never been before: Alaska!”
I’m especially happy to see that the first cruise is aboard Eurodam. I’ll be escorting a large group on her up in Alaska this spring. Though we’ve booked many individuals and group participants on this ship, I’m looking forward to personally sailing on her. And I never get tired of being in Alaska!
Two quotes by heads of both Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine particularly resonated with me because of my beliefs in how important an impact travel can have on people:
“We are deeply honored that O, The Oprah Magazine chose Holland America Line as its first cruise line partner to further our shared belief that travel and wellness have the power to open minds, build connections and inspire shared humanity,…..” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line.
“What better way to celebrate Oprah’s Year of Adventure than to partner on an incredible new initiative with Holland America Line,” said Jayne Jamison, senior vice president, publisher and chief revenue officer of O, The Oprah Magazine. “Offering readers a chance to experience the thrill of adventure firsthand, this partnership pairs the eye-opening wonder of travel with the soulful, inspiring content found in every issue of O.”
The O, The Oprah Magazine Share the Adventure Cruise to Alaska sailing this July will be followed by four O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life cruises. Members of the SuperSoul 100 — thought leaders and visionaries who use their talents to help people experience personal growth— will be on board these five sailings sharing inspirational ideas and tips for living your best life.
The four additional sailings are:
- November 29, 2017 – 11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer from Ft. Lauderdale on ms Koningsdam
- March 3, 2018 – 7-Day Eastern Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale on ms Nieuw Amsterdam
- August 11, 2018 – 7-Day Alaska from Seattle on ms Eurodam
- October 28, 2018 – 7-Day Western Caribbean, ms Nieuw Amsterdam (sailing details not available yet)
I believe this partnership is an obvious win-win for Holland America and Oprah’s magazine, but it’s especially an expected success for the guests who will sail on any of the 300+ cruises with the added programming, let alone those who book onto the Share the Adventure Cruise or on one of the Adventure of Your Life cruises.
Our agents are looking forward to Connie George Travel Associates being able to assist our clients in planning fantastic vacations on these cruises.
Connie George Travel Associates’ clients have access to group rates and added benefits on Adventure of Your Life sailings. You can book now with a starting price of $799 per person, based on double occupancy plus tax on select sailings. Click on the sailing dates above for more information.
I am particularly excited about the November cruise on the new and beautiful Koningsdam and the opportunity for our clients to book now to save up and plan for the August 2018 cruise.
Oprah has said, “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” I agree. Do you dream of cruising? If you are ready to make that dream come true, contact us.