Love to read at sea? Head to O's Reading Room on Holland America cruises for book club with authors

Love to read at sea? Head to O's Reading Room on Holland America cruises for book club with authors
The Nieuw Amsterdam will sail to the Caribbean as an O, The Oprah Magazine's Adventure of Your Life Cruise. (Holland America)

Oprah’s Book Club will come to life aboard Holland America ships, featuring author discussions as part of O’s Reading Room. First up is Southern author Tayari Jones, who wrote the latest book club selection, “An American Marriage.”

The cruise line will roll out the program to all 14 ships in its fleet by May.

Author Tayari Jones will sail on a Holland America cruise March 3 as part of the O's Reading Room program. Nina Subin/Holland America Line

Jones will sail on the O, The Oprah Magazine’s Adventure of Your Life Cruise March 3 to the Caribbean aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam. She will join O magazine’s editors and others who will share stories and participate in a discussion of the novel.

Featured guests include magazine staff such as beauty editor Brian Underwood and books editor Leigh Haber. The O cruise emphasizes events and activities centered around wellness and personal growth.

Meditations and yoga, fashion advice, healthful dining and even an on-board O Shop are special tof the cruise. Prices start at $699 per person, based on double occupancy, for an interior cabin.

Other O weeklong cruises include an Alaska sailing on Aug. 11 and an Eastern Caribbean sailing on Oct. 28. (Passengers on non-author cruises may bring the book aboard and participate in a discussion led by a member of the ship’s staff.)

Last year, Winfrey spent two days aboard the Eurodam on an Alaska cruise. “CBS This Morning” co-host and Oprah bestie Gayle King also was aboard ship.

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