Celebrity Cruises is set to host a particularly special VIP on its new vessel Celebrity Apex after it launches this spring.

Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow will join a wellness Mediterranean itinerary on August 30 as part of a new partnership between her lifestyle brand goop and the cruise line.

Paltrow and goop’s chief content officer Elise Loehnen will join the itinerary midway through the 11-night sailing to offer a ‘goop at Sea’ experience.

Passengers sailing on the cruise will have the chance to meet Paltrow, join a conversation between the star and Loehnen and attend a closing keynote talk.

In addition, three smaller group sessions – focusing on the body, mind and soul – will be included in the sailing’s onboard programme.

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Tickets for goop at Sea went on sale this week and cost $750 for passengers who book suite-class accommodations. The cost is in addition to the price of the cruise, which starts from £1,874.

The voyage departs on August 26 from Barcelona, calling at ports such as Marseille, Nice, Rome, Naples and Palma de Mallorca.

Paltrow said: “This partnership with Celebrity Cruises allows us to bring goop to new audiences.

“goop’s brand DNA is based in curiosity, and curiosity is an essential component of travel.

“We’ll be invoking that adventurous spirit with a series of transformative experiences led by a few of our most-trusted wellness practitioners and healers.”

Peter Giorgi, Celebrity Cruises’ vice president and chief marketing officer, said: “Celebrity Apex is modern cruising at its finest and makes for the perfect setting for our partnership with goop and the first ever goop at Sea experience.”