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Gwyneth Paltrow Names Wrong Cruise Partner on Air



Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who has carved out a big niche in the health and wellness category with her website Goop, had a major faux pas earlier this week when discussing a new joint venture for a cruise.

Barely two weeks after announcing she would partner with Celebrity Cruises for a Goop Wellness Summit cruise later this summer, Paltrow name-dropped the wrong cruise line on an appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”

Paltrow was promoting her new Netflix show “The Politician” when Meyers asked her about Goop and the upcoming cruise.

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“I have never been on an actual cruise,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to do it. We were approached by Royal Caribbean to do a collaboration with them—a wellness one—and so we’re really excited about it.”

As Meyers spoke, Paltrow quickly realized her mistake.

“I think I just said Royal Caribbean instead of Celebrity Cruises,” she said, then joked about the mishap by adding, “I got the cruise wrong because I’m on mushrooms.”

As Meyers started to say they could edit out the mistake, Paltrow was still unsure about the partnership.

“It’s Celebrity Cruises, right?” she asked someone off camera. “Is that right? It is, right? I feel like I’m hallucinating.”

Paltrow then took a second stab at it and joked to the audience, “Mushrooms anyone?”

It was certainly a funny exchange but it remains to be seen if Celebrity Cruises writes it off as a ‘ha-ha’ moment. Paltrow has been criticized at times during her career—the “conscious uncoupling” remark to describe her divorce from rock star Chris Martin, for instance—but her influence on products and personal health is undeniable.

Earlier this month she did a rec-carpet interview with Ryan Seacrest outside the Golden Globes and mentioned Siete Foods, makers of chips and salsa. In the 30 minutes that followed the interview, Siete Foods’ website drew 20 times its normal traffic and online sales grew eight times its normal average.

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US Citizens Advised Against Taking Asian Cruises For Now



Amidst the quarantines and concerns over the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, tourists have been seeking confirmation whether traveling by cruise is safe or not. Recently, the State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns U.S. citizens against traveling by cruise to or within Asia.

According to the CDC, it is recommended “that travelers reconsider cruise ship voyages to or within Asia. For most travelers, cruise ship travel is voluntary and should be rescheduled for a future date.”

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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.

The advice stems from the numerous quarantines and restrictions due to the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, including the two cruise ship quarantines and a ship not allowed to disembark for several days earlier this month. Most cruise lines that sell to U.S. residents have already redeployed their ships that had been sailing in Asia.

The State Department said the outbreak is “a dynamic situation and U.S. citizens traveling by ship may be impacted by travel restrictions affecting their itineraries or ability to disembark or may be subject to quarantine procedures implemented by the local authorities.”

The State Department also went on to say that, despite the U.S. government evacuating hundreds of its citizens from Asia over the previous weeks, “repatriation flights should not be relied upon as an option for U.S. citizens under the potential risk of quarantine by local authorities.”

While it is encouraged for cruise-goers to avoid traveling Asian itineraries, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that cruising in other areas of the world is a “manageable risk.

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