Oprah Winfrey Named Godmother Of Nieuw Statendam

Oprah Winfrey has now been named godmother to the line’s forthcoming ship, Nieuw Statendam. 

3518Holland America has had a running partnership with “O, The Oprah Magazine,” featuring book clubs onboard many of its ships, selling Oprah’s “favourite things” in its shops and hosting classes like a daily “Just Breathe” meditation.

Choosing a godmother for a new vessel is a time-honored maritime tradition that is thought to bring good luck and protection to the ship and all who sail on board. The official dedication will take place in a private ceremony.

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