While the health professionals have been studying case numbers and R values, some of us have been waiting for one particular GP to give us a sign that the world is returning to normal. At last we have it: that GP is Gwyneth Paltrow and the sign is that her Goop cruise is back on. Four Caribbean “wellness” trips will set sail this autumn with experts, although not necessarily the Gwynster herself, on hand to address the “emotional, physical and spiritual needs of today’s modern traveler”. Wellness is healing.
The maiden voyage, aboard a swanky Celebrity Cruises ship, will set sail from Miami on October 9. Among the crew will be Colette Dong, a trampoline impresario, and Deganit Nuur, a clairvoyant intuitive, spiritual teacher and acupuncturist. The average weight gain on a cruise is said to be a pound a day. If these cruisers put on half a stone in a week, I expect they’ll want their money back.