Gwyneth Paltrow Announces New Wellness Initiative With Beach Pic
Gwyneth Paltrow is cruising into her next Goop collaboration. On Wednesday, the actress-slash-wellness guru announced a new partnership with Celebrity Cruises, flaunting her fabulously fit body by the ocean. The 48-year-old also revealed that she will have a special wellness-influencing role…and more surprises are in store, from her colleagues at Goop. Read on for 5 key points about what she has planned, and to see if you might want to climb aboard—and for a look at the photos that might make anyone feel like a celeb.
Paltrow Will be Celebrity's New "Well-Being Advisor"
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"I am always happiest by, in or on the sea! In 2022 my @goop team and I are going to join @celebritycruises on their new ship, Celebrity Beyond," Paltrow captioned her Instagram snap. "I'll be behind the scenes, working on some special projects, as Celebrity's new Well-being Advisor. My team @goop is curating programming and fitness kits to add to Celebrity's wellness the experience. I'm sworn to secrecy on the rest—keep an eye out for the details coming soon." Goop, of course, is Paltrow's wellness and e-commerce site that covers health, food, sexuality, beauty, travel and more—"from a place of curiosity and nonjudgment….We start hard conversations, crack open taboos, and look for connection and resonance everywhere we can find it," sometimes controversially, as a result.
What to Expect From the Cruise and Goop
According to a press release, the VIP cruises (dubbed AquaClass) will enjoy wellness offerings from Goop, such as a fitness kit. The Goop team will also curate onboard wellness programming. Although no details were revealed at press time, previous Goop events and topics—at the In Goop Health At-Home Summit, for example—have included meditation and sleep workshops, live Q+As, exercise programs, nourishing food advice, and sensuality and beauty tutorials.
The Cruise Ship Is Designed to Make You Feel Like a Celebrity Indeed
According to Celebrity, their newest vessel is an architectural and design masterpiece. The ship is longer than most, "to create even more room for incredible outdoor spaces." For example, there is a new two-story Sunset Bar designed world-famous designer Nate Berkus as well as a redesigned Rooftop Garden courtesy of British interior designer Kelly Hoppen, "that brings you closer than ever to the water's edge." "With Celebrity Beyond, we saw an opportunity to take the extraordinary features of Celebrity Edge—like the focus on the connection with the ocean and the grand spaces—and really amplify them," Richard Fain, chairman of Royal Caribbean Group, parent company of Celebrity Cruises, said in a statement. "We focused on providing more openness, height and spaciousness throughout the ship's most popular spaces. The end result is a next generation ship that embodies the intersection of architecture and design."
The Retreat Is a Resort Inside of a Resort
The Retreat is the most luxurious part of the ship. "Every guest not only enjoys stunning suite accommodations but also private dining, exclusive spaces, and a long lineup of services and amenities," they promise. "As a guest of The Retreat on Celebrity Beyond, you'll have your choice of stunning suite accommodations, including our two-story Edge Villas with outdoor plunge pools, and our Iconic Suites, the largest in our fleet, featuring views as amazing as the captain's." Other amenities include eXhale® bedding, king-sized CashmereTM mattresses designed exclusively for Celebrity, and plush Frette robes and slippers.
All-Aboard for the First Sailing?
The Celebrity Beyond will embark on its first journey April 27, 2022, for a 10-night Western European cruise stopping in Bordeaux, Lisbon Seville, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona from Southampton. Paltrow, as a matter of fact, loves Spain. "It is so different from the United States. It seemed to have a history, and the buildings are years and years and years old," she once told the Today Show. "Also, the way people live over there. They seem to enjoy life a little bit more. They aren't running around as much as in New York. They enjoy time with the family."