Oprah Winfrey's fans can grab the chance for an adventure and even vacation with their idol. The media mogul invited fans to join her as she's scheduled to cruise with Holland America Line on her first trip to Alaska.
This rare opportunity has been made possible with O, The Oprah Magazine's "Year of Adventure" which announced its two-year partnership with Holland America Line. Those interested to join the talk show superstar can choose from the five series of "Adventure of Your Life" cruises. The first trip will sail from July 15-22 (from $1,499) bound for Alaska, somewhere even Oprah herself hasn't set her foot in yet.
According to TRAVEL+LEISURE, Oprah will meet and greet with fans for a two-day trip and even share an intimate dinner with the guests. Fans can book with the American-British cruise line and select from the adventure sailings slated November 2017, March 2018, August 2018, and October 2018. The cruises will also embark on Oprah-inspired activities like O's onboard book club, healthy eating tips, daily meditation sessions and tai chi exercises.
Oprah will be bringing in her team of editors from the O magazine as well as select SuperSoul 100 stars. Such cruises with the stars have been gaining popularity, according to The New York Times. Different cruises now feature fan trips wherein fans can hang out and even learn something from their idols.
Just like Oprah's cruise adventure, fans of other niches can also grab a chance to take a trip and share activities with their idols. Fan trips cover a wide range of niches including literature, films, sports, music and cuisine. Sixthman, in particular, partnered with Norwegian Cruise Lines to organize music cruises that featured Kid Rock, Pitbull, Diplo and much more. Sixthman Chief Executive Anthony Diaz claimed their business thrives because of their repeat customers who "come as fans and leave as family."