HAL Rolls Out Oprah’s ‘O’s Reading Room’ Fleetwide
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Citing the program’s overwhelming popularity, Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine are rolling out O’s Reading Room to all 14 ships in the fleet.
By May 2018, guests on all ships will have the opportunity to read Oprah’s Book Club’s latest selection and participate in onboard discussions.
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 will join HAL’s 03MAR O, The Oprah Magazine’s ‘Adventure of Your Life Cruise’ to the Caribbean aboard Nieuw Amsterdam.
“Our guests are fanatical readers, and O’s Reading Room quickly became one of the most popular activities on ships with O, The Oprah Magazine programming,” said HAL president Orlando Ashford. “We’re excited that we can now offer this experience to all of our guests. Oprah’s personal passion for reading is evident by the books she chooses, and we’re privileged to feature the same selection as Oprah’s Book Club.”
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.