Commenting on ship and cruise-related happenings
So... there's this "Golden Girls" themed Cruise that will set sail in 2020 from Miami to Key West and Cozumel. T.V. nostalgia is going nautical! Flip Phones Events, a Drag Queen-y event company out of Minneapolis is hosting this event on -wouldn't you know it- Celebrity Infinity. This is the very ship I was on for an inspection-tour in San Diego last September! See Gallery for pics! Naturally, there was an enormous flood of news coverage about this fabulous cruise celebrating Dorothy, Rose , Blanche & Sophia. With the combination of the viral deluge and"mega-"gaga" hype about anything Golden Girls, the cruise has a wait-list galore and will likely sell out.
My name is on the list but I'm afraid I delayed too long for this trip and there's no chance for me to flirt up a Flip Phone staffer like Blanche. But fingers crossed that bookers ahead of me will drop off like flies !
Oprah goes Oceanic! Holland American Lines (HAL) honored the media mogul with Godmother status of baby vessel, Nieuw Statendam (pictured below) in January 2019. I caught much of the live ship dedication with ceremony online. See the presentation here on YouTube. Hear her gab andnotice the poorly placed "stripe" design on her flowy skirt. It's kind of a "period" piece maybe fitting for the Girl's Getaway trip :-)! Maybe the dress looked divine in person.... Anyway...about 2,400 women and 60 men were on board on the 5 day voyage of she-bonding, exhilarating (and perhaps exaggerated) empowerment sessions, wine and cosmos. The partnership with Ms O and HAL is surely a success, as this voyage was a sell out and surely more mega celeb host sailings like this are in the works throughout the cruise biz ***
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