Oprah’s £6.5 million cruise treat

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oprah.jpgShe’s the queen of the chat show in America, and now she has shown herself to be the most generous boss in the world. Oprah Winfrey (left) is taking her staff, and their families, on a 10-day cruise of the Mediterranean.
All 1,700 are sailing from Barcelona to Rome, Messina, Santorini, Izmir and Istanbul in Turkey, Athens, and Valletta, Malta. on board the cruise ship Norwegian Gem (below).
Oprah’s giant 55th birthday party started with everyone staying for three days at the Poble Espanyol resort, a reconstruction of a Spanish village with shops, bars and restaurants.
The cost is estimated at £3,850 each – a total of £6.5 million, although I reckon Oprah herself will be in a more expensive Garden Villa suite at least.
It’s not the first time Oprah, who has earned billions of dollars from her talk show and magazine, has treated her staff to a free holiday. In 2005, they all went on an expenses-paid trip to Hawaii.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:42+00:00 22 June 2009|Cruise Gossip, Cruise Ships|8 Comments

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  1. unknown 23 June 2009 at 6:41 am - Reply

    ya that suite is nice… to bad she didn’t like anything in the room and had everthing replaced…. furniture, carpet, wood on the walls…. *yawn*

  2. ??? 23 June 2009 at 6:43 am - Reply

    oh and in the courtyard they replaced fake flowers with real ones….

  3. yanick eugene 23 June 2009 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    hapy birthday God bless you Oprah l LOVE you yanick eugene

  4. Cari 24 June 2009 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    AS always Oprah is always thinking of someone to please, she is truely a very considerate person

  5. Bev 24 June 2009 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    As alway’s Oprah is being considerate of others it doesn’t suprise me

  6. Ann Martin Papazoglou 25 June 2009 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Oprah, you’ll be amongst the first visitors to our brand new beautiful Acropolis Museum here in Athens. I plan to be there to greet you. Happy birthday! Best wishes!! This will be the best one yet!!!

  7. Randy Hughes 17 July 2009 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Well, Stedman isn’t on the ship, but best friend Gayle is….well my my, I heard that in the next few months that Obama is going to replace the Statue of Liberty, sending it to Harligen Texas on a barge and putting up a statue of Oprah in New York Harbor in it’s place. (Don’t worry Michelle, Barak Obama is taking down the Jefferson Memorial and putting a statute of Michelle in there with Grandma Robinson. Oh, how you have helped the poor with your volunteer program…(I know that the European press shouldn’t talk about your gowns, but now no one is poor in America because of Michelle. As for best friend Gayle, she will be on the dollar bill.

  8. Anonymous 20 July 2009 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Love You Oprah, I can only wish You More Blessings

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