Holland America Line Launches O’s Reading Room Fleetwide

Exterior of Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line is bringing O’s Reading Room to all 14 ships in its fleet around the world. Introduced as part of special onboard programming developed in partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine, by May 2018, guests on all ships regardless of cruising region will have the opportunity to read the latest book club selection and participate in discussions onboard. The first novel to go fleetwide - “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones - was recently announced as the latest selection in Oprah’s Book Club.

Jones is the author of several other novels, including “Leaving Atlanta,” “The Untelling” and “Silver Sparrow.” Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times and Callaloo. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she is a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship.

Jones is scheduled to join Holland America Line’s March 3, 2018, O, The Oprah Magazine’s "Adventure of Your Life Cruise” to the Caribbean aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. She will embark with a collection of the magazine’s editors who will share stories and impart their knowledge through special programming. O, The Oprah Magazine’s books editor Leigh Haber will be on board to lead the discussion of “An American Marriage” with Jones during O’s Reading Room.

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On non-theme cruises, guests who are interested in participating in O’s Reading Room can bring “An American Marriage” on board. Book club discussions are led by a member of the ship’s staff, and selections change periodically throughout the year. The latest O’s Reading Room selection is listed on Holland America Line’s website on the O, The Oprah Magazine's Year of Living Well page.

For more on Holland America Line, visit www.hollandamerica.com.

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