oprah with the naval crew

Photo: Ruven Afanador

Sail Mates

It was all hands on deck as Oprah joined the crew of the MS Eurodam to shoot this month’s cover in breathtaking Glacier Bay National Park, during O's spectacular Share the Adventure Cruise. The Holland America Line excursion was an adventure indeed for Oprah: It was her first commercial cruise (she’s a fan, judging by the two enthusiastic tequila toasts she made at dinner) and first trip to the Alaskan wilderness, where she got up close and personal with American bald eagles. "How fantastic," she said, looking at the snowcapped mountains. "Now, this is what I call expanding your horizons."

Above: Oprah, Captain Werner Timmers and officers get in formation.
On crew: Dark trenchcoats, London Fog. Light trenchcoats, Brooks Brothers.
oprah getting prepped for january 2018 cover

Photo: Harpo Inc./Bill Thomas

All Hands on Deck

Fashion editor Jenny Capitain and creative director Adam Glassman make sure our cover model looks shipshape.

On Oprah: Trenchcoat, Brooks Brothers. Sweater, 525 America. Earrings, Roberto Coin. Ring, Mizuki.
nautical style ideas

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As this stylish crew proves, a classic trench is always sharp. For a commanding look, add aviator shades and nautical-inspired accessories like this bucket bag (made from recycled sails!).

Sunglasses, Salt, $490; Nordstrom.com
Bucket Bag, $120; SeaBags.com
Espadrille, Tommy Hilfiger, $69; Belk.com
Trenchcoat, J. Crew, $300; Net-A-Porter.com
oprah with o magazine readers

Photo: Harpo Inc./Brian Kramer


Back in March, we invited you to enter to win passage on our Share the Adventure Cruise, a seven-day voyage to Alaska with Holland America Line. After reading 10,000 eloquent essays about travel and connection, we chose three lucky women to join us. Barbara Nash, Katherine Batey and Angela Hulsey (pictured, from left to right) all got to spend quality time with Oprah. "I still can’t believe I sat shoulder to shoulder with her at dinner," says Nash. "She held my hand and made me feel like an old friend. And we shared dessert—Baked Alaska!"