Holland America's Oprah Cruise Will Feature Special Singers and Speakers

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#21
Ohio , USA
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I must be one of the exception to all of you that are opposed to an Oprah themed cruise. My political leanings are not aligned with Oprah but I booked on one of her cruises intentionally after hearing about her themed cruises.

I'm a frequent cruiser and have cruised on Holland American Line in the past but currently I mainly cruise on RCCL. Maybe if I didn't cruise so often I wouldn't want to share my time with enrichment lectures while vacationing, but I do cruise often and I think this will add another dimension to my upcoming trip.

BTW I won't cruise with the Oprah themed cruise until March 2018.
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#22
New Cumberland,PA, USA
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Originally posted by KirkNC
Another example of Orlando not understanding what his core base wants.
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That is one cruise we will avoid like the plague....but do wish HAL well (we are stockholders).

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#23
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Originally posted by Hlitner
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That is one cruise we will avoid like the plague....but do wish HAL well (we are stockholders).

Hank
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Ditto ... ditto (ditto) ...
#25
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In fairness to Oprah, I can't think of any celebrity-focused cruise I would want to be a part of. One of the things I love most about being at sea is getting away from the constant barrage of media "noise" about famous people and their opinions. It's just so nice to focus on the natural world instead. So another one here who would avoid an Oprah cruise.
#26
San Mateo, California
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Glad to see the list because I just booked a HAL, and do not want to be on an Oprah intensive trip her political activities have turned me off complete to her.. Luckily the cruise I have selected is not listed, I would changed it ... necessary.
#29
Montreal / Stowe
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Joined Apr 2010
Originally posted by Roz
When I think of Oprah, I think self-help, not political. I don't think the purpose of these cruises is to launch a campaign.

Roz
I am not an Oprah fan but don't understand the nasty comments .

Originally posted by KatnipKris
I must be one of the exception to all of you that are opposed to an Oprah themed cruise. My political leanings are not aligned with Oprah but I booked on one of her cruises intentionally after hearing about her themed cruises.

I'm a frequent cruiser and have cruised on Holland American Line in the past but currently I mainly cruise on RCCL. Maybe if I didn't cruise so often I wouldn't want to share my time with enrichment lectures while vacationing, but I do cruise often and I think this will add another dimension to my upcoming trip.

BTW I won't cruise with the Oprah themed cruise until March 2018.
We are also looking at this cruise . If I was convinced it was not going to be a Oprah love-in with hordes of her followers ,we would probably book. Extra enrichment options that we could take or leave would be a good thing . Prices are good .
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#30
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Originally posted by sail7seas
There is talk Oprah might run for President in 2018. Hopefully sh e and all her cronies will be too busy to sail. Does Orrlando really think this kind of policital conneciton is a great idea? I hope not. Maybe someone will clue him in. Maybe the'll hink it fine if she c ampaaigns aboard . That could saave HAL lots of money. Have her make campaign speeches in show loung e instead of hiring singers and dancers.


As much as some from U.S. might hate that scenario, or even love itt, I cannot imgine what those from other couuntries would t not like it much iff i ended up on an Oprah cruise if I forgogt to ksk when I booked..


There is no presidential election in 2018...alternative facts. Where is your source for where Oprah says is considering a run for president?


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#32
Chicago area, USA
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Originally posted by kittinfeld1966
We booked 7/15 cruise because it was the only one going to Alaska that week where we could book a verandah/inside across from each other for 5 people last minute (30 days out). Thanks Oprah!