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O, The Oprah Magazine ‘Adventure of Your Life Cruise’ to the Caribbean in October to Feature Editors and Inspiring Leaders

When Holland America Line’s O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise sets sail for the Caribbean Oct. 28, 2018, aboard Nieuw Amsterdam, guests are in for an inspiring week with some of the magazine’s editors and world’s leading visionaries.

Senior Editor Molly Simms and Beauty Director Brian Underwood from O, The Oprah Magazine will be cruising along with “The First Lady of Nutrition” Ann Louise Gittleman, Unplug Meditation teacher Christina Huntington, best-selling author and transformational speaker Lori Harder and Functional Life Coach™ creator Mastin Kipp. Special programming during the roundtrip Fort Lauderdale cruise will allow guests to gain insight and knowledge from this team of thought leaders and learn from their expertise.

“The Adventure of Your Life Cruises offer an incredible opportunity for our guests to connect with and be inspired by experts who focus on self-transformation, which goes hand in hand with travel,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “We have an exciting group of O, The Oprah Magazine editors and guest speakers on board for this cruise, and there’s still plenty of time to join us for a thought-provoking and memorable experience.”

Activities and Events on the Adventure of Your Life Cruise to the Caribbean include:
• A nutritionist guru to focus on lessons in wellness, healthy eating habits and tips to feel great.
• Unplug Meditation’s Christina Huntington who will take guests on a path of meaningful meditation at Just Breathe.
• O, The Oprah Magazine editors will go behind the scenes at The Making of O and present beauty advice at O, Beautiful!
• Select items from Oprah’s Favorite Things will be available for purchase onboard at The O Shop.

Meet the Adventure of Your Life Cruise O, The Oprah Magazine editors and thought leaders:

Molly Simms, Senior Editor — Onboard Host of The Making of O, The Oprah Magazine

Molly Simms

Simms is the senior editor at O, The Oprah Magazine, where she writes and edits feature stories on incredible women across the country. In the course of reporting stories for O, she has climbed a mountain, toured a garbage museum and learned blacksmithing. She has had previous stints at Entertainment Weekly, BUST Magazine and Kirkus Reviews.

Beauty Director Brian Underwood — Onboard Host of O, Beautiful!

Underwood is the beauty director for O, The Oprah Magazine and winner of the 2016 Fragrance Foundation Award for Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage (the first non-fashion title awarded that honor in more than 30 years!). With more than 13 years of experience covering beauty and style for national publications, Underwood brings a special focus on uncovering science and evidence-based solutions.

Ann Louise Gittleman — Onboard Host of Let’s Eat!


Gittleman is undisputedly “The First Lady of Nutrition.” As a nutrition visionary and health pioneer, she has fearlessly stood on the front lines of diet and detox, the environment, and women’s health. Described by Self Magazine as one of the Top Ten Notable Nutritionists in the United States, Gittleman has benefitted thousands of nutritionists, health coaches and practitioners with her work. A New York Times bestselling author, she wrote “Radical Metabolism.”

Lori Harder, Author and Transformational Speaker


Harder is a speaker, podcast host and best-selling author who is regularly featured on the covers of Oxygen, STRONG and Health & Fitness magazines. She has helped thousands connect with their soul, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence and fall in love with themselves and their lives. Harder’s debut book, “A Tribe Called Bliss,” helps women find their “tribe” — a support system to help navigate life’s challenges. She is the founder of The Bliss Project, a women’s empowerment retreat; the Bliss Habit online course for mental transformation; and the Body and Soul Program, including e-courses, meal guides and a large online workout membership community.

Christina Huntington, Onboard Host of Just Breathe

Unplug Meditation's Christina Huntington

As a second-generation meditation teacher, Huntington has been meditating her entire life and has studied with many transformational healing mentors from an early age. Huntington leads packed classes at the Unplug Meditation Studios in Los Angeles, California, and is a top teacher on the Unplug: Guided Meditation app used in more than 82 countries and seen by millions. Her classes are grounded and accessible, allowing clients to tune into their own inner voice and guidance and gaining the tools to make empowered choices while having fun along the way.

Mastin Kipp, Functional Life Coach™

Mastin Kipp

Mastin Kipp is an author, renowned public speaker and creator of Functional Life Coaching™, an innovative new method for high performance that identifies and resolves emotional blocks that prevent us from living our best lives. His best-selling books “Daily Love” and “Claim Your Power” are featured in Well+Good and Huffington Post, and he has appeared on Fox, ABC, “CBS News,” and Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday.” Oprah Winfrey called Kipp a “thought leader for the next generation” and named him one of 100 awakened leaders who are using their voices and talents to elevate humanity. Through his writing, online courses, in-person seminars and international retreats, Kipp has worked with more than two million people in more than 100 countries around the world.

The seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard Nieuw Amsterdam sails roundtrip Fort Lauderdale and visits Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Holland America Line’s award-winning private island Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. Fares for the Oct. 28 Adventure of Your Life Cruise to the Caribbean start at $599 per person, double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.

Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine Partnership
Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine’s exclusive partnership unites the soul-stirring power of travel with O’s deep commitment to connection and personal growth. To further enhance the programming, more than 300 Holland America Line cruises sailing in North America this year offer a variety of engaging activities developed with the magazine’s editors including meditation, exercise, healthy eating and more. O’s Reading Room is available on all ships and itineraries.

  • Sherrie Rogers

    I am so excited about the possibilities for revising and improving my life with the help and inspiration found on this cruise!

  • Kathie Hicks

    I can hardly wait. I booked with the thought that Oprah would be there for at least an event . Now That I read the literature, I’m not so sure. Will she be there At all? Devastating if not.

  • Julie

    Hi Kathie, Oprah will not be on this cruise. This cruise is in partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine, and we’ll have incredible editors from the publication as well as other inspiring thought-leaders.

  • Kathie Hicks

    Oh darn. That was a bit misleading. I guess it was all the magazine photos of her in the ad. Such a drag.

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