A joint cruise between Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine with a crew of life-enhancing gurus set sail from Seattle to Alaska two weeks ago aboard ms Eurodam.
Guest who signed up for the Share the Adventure Cruise were treated to morning meditation with yoga instructor Sara Ivanhoe and explored eating well with Impatient Foodie founder Elettra Wiedemann.
O, The Oprah Magazine editor in chief Lucy Kaylin and editor at large Gayle King shared a peek behind the scenes of the award-winning magazine, explaining how they bring the pages to life. Kaylin, books editor Leigh Haber and Pulitzer Prize-winner and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout led the first O’s Reading Room discussion about Strout’s latest novel, “Anything is Possible.” Creative director Adam Glassman shared fashion trends and practical styling tips on how to dress your best.
Guests journeyed into the worlds of fitness evangelist and motivational coach Angela Davis; best-selling author and Momastery.com founder Glennon Doyle; and singer, songwriter and storyteller India.Arie.
After viewing scenic Glacier Bay, Oprah Winfrey took to Eurodam’s Main Stage to host “A Conversation with Oprah”. Speaking at two full-house engagements, Winfrey shared her journey to success, her self-proclaimed Year of Adventure and the desire for this cruise to be the start of something meaningful for those on board.
“Your life is magnificent in the way that it has unfolded just for you,” Winfrey told guests. “You want and I want to live the highest, truest expression of yourself as a human being.”
Fitness evangelist Davis had guests on their feet and moving to her empowering words during a spiritually enriching performance. The SuperSoul 100 member made emotional connections while promoting change from within with inspiring mantras including “Stop cheating your future with your past” and “What’s in front of you is greater than what’s behind you.”
Impatient Foodie founder Wiedemann revealed her path to healthy eating as a model looking to find foods that she enjoyed. Whether offering an alternative to pasta or a red meat substitute, Wiedemann aspires to teach people how to make mouth-watering food in buzz-feed time.
“The first cruise in our partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine was tremendous; the energy and inspirational atmosphere on Eurodam was felt by all and truly something special,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line.
“The incredible caliber of talent and performances on the Share the Adventure cruise exceeded expectations and we leave this week with a lifetime of memories and lessons on how to live your best life.”
The July 15 cruise was the first of several special cruises with Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine. Four additional Adventure of Your Life cruises with SuperSoul 100 Members (to be announced) will set sail as follows:
November 29, 2017 – 11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on ms Koningsdam
March 3, 2018 – 7-Day Tropical Caribbean roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on ms Nieuw Amsterdam
August 11, 2018 – 7-Day Alaska roundtrip from Seattle on ms Eurodam
October 28, 2018 – 7-Day Eastern Caribbean roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on ms Nieuw Amsterdam