*Disclosure: I paid my own way to sail on the inaugural cruise July 2017 and while onboard I worked with Chico’s, Holland America, and Oprah Magazine . All blog post opinions are my own. #OMAGONHAL #OMAGINSIDERS #AD
It’s January and in Chicago this week that means single digit temperatures. BRRR. A perennial favorite activity of mine is planning vacations and right now is a wonderful time to plan another Holland America and Oprah Magazine cruise.
I took my first cruise in July on the inaugural #OMAGonHAL journey to Alaska. It was incredible to share the adventure with my fellow passengers. Being a photographer, I was like a kid in a candy store with the Alaskan grandeur at every vista. The ship was the perfect size. The accommodations, dining and entertainment were incredible. The icing on the cake of this particular cruise for me was of course seeing Oprah, Gayle King, Adam Glassman, as well as experiencing all of the OMag programming!
Five O-Mazing reasons to book an #OMAGonHAL cruise:
Daily activities that inform and motivate, such as: Just Breathe, On Deck for a Cause, Let’s Eat!, Reading Room, and Love That!
Go with friends but know that you’ll come home with even more!
Relax and renew – the Greenhouse Spa on the ms Eurodam was a daily delight and the ticket to relaxation!
Be inspired by SuperSoul 100 speakers – We enjoyed ANGELA M. DAVIS, GLENNON DOYLE MELTON and INDIA.ARIE
Change your perspective, and be prepared to make waves for these cruises will change your life!
Three more chances to sail with #OMAGonHAL in 2018
Beauty Director Brian Underwood and Books Editor Leigh Haber will be on board the March sailing!
A free trip to paradise? YES PLEASE. 1 lucky person and their guest will have the adventure of their life in the Caribbean, courtesy of @HALcruises and @OprahMagazine – more info and official rules oprah.com/paradisecruise
I said top 5 reasons, but really I could go on for pages. I am a water gal – My husband and I were married on a boat, we sail on Lake Michigan as well as in Cape Cod Bay, I am happiest and most at peace when I am on the water. To take a vacation where you are surrounded by the ocean, natures strength and beauty, as well as pairing that with the level of service the Holland America Line provided has been permanently etched on my soul.
I will be back on a future cruise. I have yet to visit the Caribbean…
Did you hear that, Universe?
Here’s to smooth sailing in 2018!