Have you ever thought: I want to go on vacation, and I want to do it with a reporter from The New York Times?

Yeah, we haven’t either.

But The New York Times is betting that someone has.

The paper, in partnership with Insight Cruises, has launched Times Journeys, an “educational travel program that connects readers and lifelong learners with Times journalists while they enjoy the pleasures of travel.”

The inaugural trip sounds like a pretty fabulous 12-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise, sailing round-trip from Venice, Italy, with stops in Montenegro, Greece, Turkey and Croatia.

And while you’re sailing the high seas:

Times journalists will engage participants in conversation and thought-provoking analysis on an expedition of seminars covering current events, film, science, music and technology.

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