Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, SuperSoul
O, The Oprah Magazine Books Editor,
Leigh Haber, and more setting sail on July 15
Seattle, Wash., June 1, 2017 — Holland America Line and O, The
Oprah Magazine's Share the Adventure Cruise is adding Pulitzer
Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout, comedian Rita Rudner and O, The Oprah
Magazine Books Editor Leigh Haber to the list of visionaries and
authorities who will be on board the July 15 sailing to Alaska. In addition to
having the opportunity to enjoy performances by Rudner, guests aboard the ms
Eurodam will also be able to join O's Onboard Book Club where Haber
will lead the discussion as Strout shares the process and inspiration behind
her latest novel, Anything Is Possible.
America Line previously announced that Oprah Winfrey and O, The Oprah
Magazine editors Gayle King, Lucy Kaylin and creative director Adam
Glassman will be on board, along with SuperSoul 100 Members' Grammy Award-winning
singer and songwriter India Arie, fitness evangelist Angela M. Davis, and author, activist and motivational
speaker Glennon Doyle Melton.
excited that a highly decorated author like Elizabeth and Books Editor Leigh
are joining the incredible list of talent on this sailing and that our guests
will have the opportunity to hear insights about Elizabeth's latest novel and
writing approach," said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line.
"And Rita is always a guest favorite when she entertains on board, and we're
thrilled that she's joining us again as a special addition to this
who wish to purchase Strout's New York Times bestseller Anything Is
Possible before cruising can visit the Random House website at http://bit.ly/2r82EG3.
Prize–winning author Elizabeth Strout
Strout is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge, also
nominated for the National Book Critic's Circle Award; the #1 New York Times
bestseller My Name Is Lucy Barton, which was longlisted for the Man
Booker Prize; The Burgess Boys, a New York Times bestseller; Abide
With Me, a national bestseller and Book Sense pick; and Amy and Isabelle,
which won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize and the Los Angeles
Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction.
has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England.
Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including O,
The Oprah Magazine and The New Yorker.
Editor Leigh Haber
the past five years, Haber has been Books Editor for O, The Oprah Magazine,
and a coordinator of Oprah's Book Club. She began her career in book
publishing as a news aide for the Washington Post's Book World. For
years she was a publicity director for various publishing houses, and thereafter
held senior editorial positions at Scribner, Hyperion, and Rodale. Over
the years, she's worked with numerous authors, among them Alice Walker, Gloria
Naylor, Steve Martin, Al Gore, Terry Gross, Lou Reed and others.
Comedian Rita Rudner
Rita Rudner is a multitalented star who began her career as a
Broadway dancer in Follies and Mack & Mabel before branching
out to stand-up comedy. Over the past three decades she has appeared in a
variety of television shows including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny
Carson, as well as in a number of award-winning comedy specials and movies.
A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of
the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rudner is known for her epigrammatic
one-liners. Over the course of a 14-year run and 2,000-plus shows, she has sold
one-and-a-half-million tickets and become the longest-running solo comedy show
in the history of Las Vegas. She has been named Las Vegas' Comedian of the Year
nine years in a row and in 2006 received The Nevada Ballet's Woman of the Year
Rudner's first solo HBO special, Rita Rudner's One Night Stand,
was nominated for several awards, as was her eponymous English BBC television
show that later appeared in the United States on A&E. In 2008 Rita
Rudner: Live From Las Vegas was PBS's first-ever stand-up comedy special.
In 2012 Rudner and
her husband, Martin, wrote and performed The Rita Rudner Show for BBC
radio in London. She also appeared in the Showtime comedy special Rita
Rudner and Three Potential Ex-Husbands.
Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine Partnership
Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine's
exclusive partnership unites the soul-stirring power of travel with O's
deep commitment to connection and personal growth. Oprah
Winfrey; O, The Oprah Magazine editor-in-chief Lucy Kaylin,
editor-at-large Gayle King; and creative director Adam Glassman will join the O,
The Oprah Magazine Share the Adventure Cruise to Alaska on July
15th. Four additional O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of
Your Life sailings featuring SuperSoul 100 Members to be announced and O Magazine-inspired
activities will depart Nov. 29, 2017, 11-day Caribbean; March 3, 2018,
seven-day Caribbean; Aug. 11, 2018, seven-day Alaska; and Oct. 28, 2018,
In addition, more than 300
Holland America Line cruises sailing in North America from August 2017 through
2018 will offer a variety of engaging activities developed with the magazine's
editors including meditation, exercise, healthy eating, an onboard book reading
room and more.
Fares on the July 15th
Share the Adventure seven-day Alaska cruise start at $999 per person, double
occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.
more information, contact a travel professional, call
1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.
Editor's note: Photos
are available at https://www.cruiseimagelibrary.com/c/zappkmmp.
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About Holland America
Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers more than 500
cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies
around the world. From shorter getaways to 113-day itineraries, the company's
cruises visit all seven continents with highlights including Antarctica
explorations, South America circumnavigations and exotic Australia/New Zealand
and Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean,
Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal. The
line welcomed ms Koningsdam in 2016 and has a second Pinnacle-class ship, ms
Nieuw Statendam, to be delivered in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class
ship, due for delivery in 2021, recently was announced.
The company is
undergoing $300 million in brand enhancements to secure its position as the
leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative initiatives
and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination immersion
and personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge through an exclusive
partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine; during an America's Test Kitchen show;
at Explorations Café presented by The New York Times; and by taking a Digital
Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at
venues including Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King's Blues
Club. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of restaurants with
menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary
Council that comprises world-famous chefs who design dishes exclusively for our
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