It’s no Joy Behar on a waterslide in Baha Mar, but The View cohosts escaped reality — for a brief, fleeting moment — on Thursday morning when they asked producer Brian Teta if they could take a one-week vacation to board a cruise ship, but were hilariously brought back down to the Hot Topics table.
After TikTok star Marc Sebastian shared a viral video of a portrait of Whoopi Goldberg aboard the multi-month Serenade of the Seas excursion, the Oscar-winning actress confirmed that she was previously designated as the “godmother” of the ship, and went on to explain that Sebastian and several other social media stars have turned their experience aboard the vessel into a reality show documenting life at sea.
“I would do it. Brian, can you give me nine months off? Because I would do it,” Behar said of the $54,000-per-year trip. “It sounds like such a great trip.”
Sara Haines admitted that she would “come back two sizes up and hungover,” so the idea of spending nine months on the open ocean didn’t sit well with her — and yet, Goldberg persisted.
“You should have a conversation with us and see if we can get anyone who can handle it to go take as much time as they could on the ship,” Goldberg said to the organization behind the boat.
“Can we go for a week, Brian?” Sunny Hostin turned to ask Teta, while all of the other cohosts looked on with glee.
“No,” Teta replied. “I want to go,” Behar said. Teta, too, persisted, hilariously digging in his heels to keep the table of vacation-ready ladies grounded.
Though they didn’t venture out to an exotic locale last summer, The View typically takes a late-season summer hiatus from its studio dressings and drops the ladies into a temporary on-location for the final episodes of the year. Most recently, the cast visited the Bahamas in 2022, where Behar attempted to front a hotel desk and Hostin told a hilarious story about hitting the beach bar.
The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on ABC — and not, at least for the time being, on the Serenade of the Seas ship.
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