June 19, 2009

Oprah staff going on Mediterranean cruise

U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey is treating her staff members and their families to a luxurious Mediterranean cruise.

The Chicago Sun-Times said Winfrey and her employees are scheduled to leave Chicago Saturday and are expected to travel by cruise ship to Spain, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Malta.

Chicago's Best Travel told the newspaper such cruises generally cost about $5,400 a person.

Winfrey reportedly is paying for her group's transportation, food, drinks and activities at port stops.

The newspaper did not say how many people are going on the cruise or when Winfrey notified them about it.

The television, movie and magazine titan previously took her staff on an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii in 2005, the Sun-Times said.