First ‘Times Journeys’ program will unite readers with Times
journalists during October Mediterranean cruise
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 11, 2012--
The New York Times announced today the launch of Times Journeys (www.TimesJourneys.com),
an educational travel program that connects readers and lifelong
learners with Times journalists while they enjoy the pleasures of travel.
Times Journeys’s initial program is a 12-night Eastern Mediterranean
cruise on Holland America Line’s ship, the Nieuw Amsterdam, sailing
October 5-17, 2012. The ship will sail round-trip from Venice, Italy,
making stops in Montenegro, Greece, Turkey and Croatia. Times
journalists will engage participants in conversation and
thought-provoking analysis on an expedition of seminars covering current
events, film, science, music and technology.
Joe Nocera, New York Times Op-Ed columnist, and A.O. Scott, Times film
critic, are among the first confirmed speakers. More journalists will
join the speaker program in the coming months.
“Times Journeys provides our readers and like-minded travelers an
opportunity to learn from and interact with some of The Times’s most
celebrated journalists,” said Alice Ting, executive director, brand
development and licensing at The New York Times. “Our first event
provides an intimate setting where guests can absorb and explore The New
York Times’s perspectives on relevant issues, events and pursuits while
contributing to the exchange of ideas.”
The October cruise has two price components: the cruise cost and the
conference fee. Cruise costs range from $1,799 per person for an inside
cabin to $6,099 for a deluxe suite (plus taxes), and include meals
onboard, stateroom accommodation and entertainment, in addition to the
voyage to some of the most enchanting and culturally rich destinations
in the world. The conference fee, which includes approximately 30 hours
of programming and two cocktail receptions, is $1,575.
The event is supplemented by The New York Times Knowledge Network, an
online education program that offers a wide range of distinctive adult
and continuing education courses and Webcasts. Knowledge Network courses
will be offered to travelers at a discounted rate, so they may further
enhance their experience through a variety of courses covering arts &
culture, health & science, business and politics. Courses can be taken
before the cruise, in preparation for the discussions, or after the
event, extending the Times Journeys experience back home.
Times Journeys is produced by Insight Cruises. For more information
about Times Journeys or to participate in the October event, please
or call 650-787-5665.
About The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading global multimedia news
and information company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The
New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com,
and related properties. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society
by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information
About Insight Cruises
Insight Cruises creates and produces educational travel events. From
concept to destination, Insight Cruises develops engaging programs so
guests can fulfill their quest for growth, learning, interaction, and
skill acquisition in travel venues, and partners enjoy evergreen,
engaged, user communities and recurring revenue streams. More at www.insightcruises.com.
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Source: The New York Times
The New York Times
Linda Zebian, 212-556-7153