A fun way to enjoy yourself on a cruise and bring joy to others is to go on a volunteer cruise. There are several cruise lines that offer do-gooders the chance to offer their services to others, while having a great time themselves. Carnival Cruise Lines is one of them.
Carnival Corp. has created a new cruise line called Fathom. It’s a volunteer-focused cruise line that will allow hundreds of volunteers to cruise a one-week excursion to a beautiful location. Fathom launches in April of 2016.
Here’s a bit about the volunteer cruises that are available on Fathom and the activities, and itineraries, you can expect from a Fathom cruise.
During a Fathom cruise, passengers are trained as volunteers. Once they get to their destination, they help with community projects like teaching English or reforestation. But, they also do things like go the beach and enjoy touristy activities.
Fathom cruises are volunteer cruises made easy. “This is not traditional ‘voluntourism.’ It’s not a few people on a ship going to help out Habitat for Humanity or something like that,” Carnival CEO Arnold Donald says. “Nothing has ever been done on this scale, this systematically.”
Fathom volunteer cruises sail from Miami to destinations in the Puerto Plata region, as well as other stunning locales in the Caribbean and the Dominican Republic.
One of Fathom’s volunteer cruises will spend 4 exciting and rewarding days docked at Carnival’s exclusive port, Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic.
The 710-passenger Adonia ship will be Fathom’s startup ship. Initial pricing for volunteer cruises on will begin at $1,540 per person, which includes an ocean-view cabin.
Adonia is an adults-only small ship that’s designed for an intimate experience, which means there will be plenty of chances for building camaraderie with fellow volunteers.
Adonia is charming. And, thanks to her small size she can explore many exciting ports that larger ships can’t visit. Adonia features old-world touches like wood-style paneling, traditional artworks, and a grand staircase. But, she’s a modern, 21st-century ship that offers many conveniences.
A portion of the money that Fathom makes on its volunteer cruises will go to partner organization in the Dominican Republic. These cruises seem like a win-win for all. If you want to know more about Fathom volunteer cruises and Adonia, visit www.Fathom.com.