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Oprah Winfrey to Staff: Free Cruises All Around!

Oprah Winfrey to Staff: Free Cruises All Around!

In an economy where just having a job is treasured, Oprah Winfrey has gone above and beyond being a “nice boss”. She’s taking her entire staff and their families on an all-expense-paid cruise through the Mediterranean!

At approximately $5,000 per person, the cruise will hit ports in Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Malta.

This is actually the second time in four years that Oprah has gone cruising with her staff. The last cruise was to Hawaii! Not too shabby at all.

Check out the pictures of Oprah below touring Barcelona, Spain and enjoying the Sagrada Familia. The church is considered the masterpiece of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí even though it is unfinished (expected to be done in 2026).

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  • E

    I hope they all have a great time, that was nice of O.

  • H.

    I’m not a fan but that’s actually kinda cool.

  • so cool

    I wish i would work in her team! oprah please take me in your next trip! im btw Mediterranean but i would love to vist exotic places like Hawaii..

  • chinchilla villa

    No doubt GAIL with be involved. Where is Stedman these days?

  • nyob

    Nice of her. I want a job there!

  • anon

    Wouldn’t the employees rather have gotten the money instead of the cruise? I mean suppose you are seasick?

  • trout pout

    wow…that is nice of oprah. Never was a fan but she isn’t stingy thats for sure.

  • Baby Huey

    What if they don’t want to be at sea with their boss? Can they opt out for the cash?

  • lakers fan in boston

    it amazes me how generous she is with her money sometimes
    i dont like her but i seriously respect her as a business woman
    any1 who can get serious money earns my respect

  • Jill

    Well, the big O has never been tight with money and this is just another example of her thoughtfulness.

  • kim

    i should send this to our boss. he “doesn’t believe you should thank people for doing their jobs”. he cashes his bonus cheks fast enough though. hahahahaha

  • Jennifer

    Oprah Winfrey SUC*S.

  • namers

    Ah yes, that’s what I aspire to be: a humanistic capitalist!

  • taylorswiftfan

    How can anyone say anything negative about this? Big O is sharing the dough : )

  • Unicron


    Seriously?? I get that some things aren’t for everyone, but I’d just be happy that my boss was thoughtful and loaded enough to take me on an all-expenses paid trip of a lifetime.

  • http://WWW.WHITETIDELINEDESIGNS.COM JULIE whitetidelinedesigns

    What a YUMMY trip and an amazingly generous gesture of love and appreciation to Oprah’s hard-working staff. Have a blast! You will love Turkiye – been there 4 times and want to go again. True crossroads between Europe and the mystic East. Amazing history. Try to go inland to see Aphrodisias. Leaves Ephesus in the dust. Though if you go to Ephesus, be sure to go up the pine covered hill to Mary’s last residence, while fleeing those persecuting early Christians. A cistern and small stone ‘house’ still stands and there is *something* there, there. Even my Mom, an atheist felt it. Enjoy!

  • fresh

    My boss gave us all mugs. Life sucks.

  • kewil

    Well, it will be interesting to see if she actually pays for it. She always tauts her “giving” yet she expects other companies to fork everything over for free and then takes the credit. She thinks just having her name associated with it should be enough for the companies so I am sure she will have a show all about how “generous” she was showing the cruise and throwing in advertising for the cruise company and she won’t be out a dime of real money! That said, if she can do it and she obviously can – who wouldn’t?!? And that’s great that she shares and her employees can benefit from it!

  • Saudia

    OPRAH HIRE ME!! lol wow .. lucky

  • Rhonda

    When you have as many secrets as Oprah, your very, very nice to family, friends and employees. Do people still watch Oprah?

  • anon

    I hope they are not hijacked by pirates!! That would be some bounty.

  • Roof

    Damn I wished I workd for her

  • Domain reseller

    It’s good to see that despite the poor global economy that their is still some generous people around. I wonder how many companies do things of that nature and give to their employees and still stay in business because a cruise of that extent does not come cheap.

  • http://aol susan

    EVERYTHING Oprah does for people is either on television or heavily advertised via other media outlets. I am not a fan of hers, but it is nice that she does these things. She certainly does not have to. Of course, it would be nice if she built a school that was not exclusive to black girls. I think if there was such a school for just white girls, it would be called discrimination, but if it is one for just black girls, it is ok. Hmmmm…wonder why it works that way. There must not be any poor white girls in Africa. Either that, or she does not give a damn about the poor white girls. I would go with the latter.

  • kim

    There are white girls at the school. I saw a few on the tv special about the school. Also there are white students that receive financial help from the UNCF telethon if they attend a HBCU.

  • Meepzy

    I hate her, but that’s really cool, her staff is so lucky.

  • Meream

    How lucky! I’m jealous. I want to go to Greece before I die. :(

  • LuckyL

    Way better than stingy Tyra, who ironically, wants to try and be her.

  • nclcruiser

    SHes taking them on a NCL cruise.

  • fo real

    Oprah is a beached whale. She hasn’t been cool since the 80′s

  • Suppress your appetite

    heh :)

  • tv

    man, sur wish i could be on oprah’s team … from the start.

  • Domain Name

    She does do a lot of great things, so give her a break. I know i would do the same if i had her money.