Cruising

Tue, 5 Feb, 2019Joanita Wibowo

Oprah Winfrey's generous gesture on cruise ship as she celebrates 65th birthday

Oprah Winfrey's generous gesture on cruise ship as she celebrates 65th birthday

Oprah Winfrey has turned 65, and she is not holding back with the celebrations.

Following her birthday on January 29, the talk show host held a girls-only three-day cruise trip on one of Holland America Line’s latest ships, Nieuw Statendam.

The Girls’ Getaway Cruise departed from Fort Lauderdale, US with a one-day stop at the Bahamas. The tickets for the cruise were sold out the day it was announced back in June.

In an Instagram video posted on Sunday, Oprah could be seen handing out tequila shots in her pyjamas while the guests cheered in delight.

“Tequila anyone? “I’m not throwing away my shot”! Thanks to every mother-daughter-sister-friend-cousin-neice-companion-partner who joined us on the #Girl’sGetAwayCruise,” Oprah wrote in the caption.

Oprah has also been minted as the godmother of the Nieuw Statendam ship, which was launched in December. According to Holland America Line, choosing a godmother for a new vessel is an important tradition to bring good luck and protection to the ship and all its passengers.

Oprah Winfrey at the dedication ceremony of the Nieuw Statendam on February 2 in Fort Lauderdale, US

“Holland America Line has had a very successful partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine since early 2017,” the cruise company said.

“This partnership has been well-received by many of our guests and the O Magazine-inspired activities have been very popular on board. We are very honoured to have Oprah serve as the godmother of our newest ship.”