Holland America, O Magazine Host Special Sailing

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Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine have announced a three-day Girls’ Getaway cruise on the line’s newest ship, Nieuw Statendam, departing 30JAN, 2019.

Oprah Winfrey will embark on the cruise, joined by O, The Oprah Magazine editor Gayle King and other members of the magazine’s editorial staff, who will host special presentations and events on board the ship, which is 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 honoured that Oprah will serve as godmother of Nieuw Statendam,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “The time-honoured 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 cruise will sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale and spend a day at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private island in the Bahamas. 

While onboard, guests will have the opportunity to attend one of three live “Conversations with Oprah,” as well as read the latest onboard book club selection (to be announced) and participate in a discussion with the author. 

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