2020 is shaping up to be a big year for Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop. Just days after releasing a preview of new Netflix show, The Goop Lab, it has emerged that it will also be taking to the seas. In partnership with luxury cruise line Celebrity Cruises, the wellness retreat will leave Barcelona on August 26th and will sail through the Mediterranean until September 6th. Costing a cool starting price of £3,788, the 11-night cruise will offer “trailblazing healers, transformative workshops and goopy perks,” making it as much a voyage of the mind as it is of Spain, France and Italy.
The retreat will include appearances by Paltrow herself, who in an interview with USA Today, spoke of the healing powers of the sea: “I love being on the water, I love being by the water and I love being in the water…. And I think, energetically, it’s very cleansing to be near the sea or in the sea” she told the outlet.
Although for now these “goopy perks” are not yet known, we doubt it’ll be a week and a half of water slides and surf simulators, all-you-can-eat buffets and strawberry daiquiris, followed by karaoke until the early hours (unfortunately). In fact, from what we’ve seen of The Goop Lab series and brand’s e-commerce website, we expect nothing shy of orgasmic meditations and light exorcisms for morning activities and a chakra-based menu.
The Goop at Sea programme will only actually last a day, and will presumably be filled with seminars and exercises for the mind, body and soul, with a speech from Paltrow on her own wellness journey confirmed. The other 10 days are set out for relaxation and regeneration, and will have the occasional pop-up Goop activity on the ship and on shore in the various docks, which according to Celebrity Cruises will include Provence, Monte Carlo, Nice and Naples.
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