Fathom Travel to the Dominican Republic Cruise Preview

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Fathom Impact Travel - Adonia

Fathom Impact Travel – Adonia

Fathom Travel to the Dominican Republic Cruise Preview

WAVEJourney is counting down to our Fathom Impact Travel cruise to the Dominican Republic. On April 17, we will join the 700-passenger ship Adonia in Miami, Florida for a seven-night inaugural voyage. This new concept in cruising from the Carnival Corporation combines organized travel with meaningful social impact volunteer activities that are designed to bring cruisers and locals together. We think the Dominican Republic is a very deserving country for Fathom to start these unique experience cruises.

The Dominican Republic is a country of great beauty. But it’s also a country of great need. 40% of the population lives below the poverty line, and the average household income is less than $6,000 (1). More than 3 million Dominicans don’t have access to piped water (2).

Fathom Dominican Republic Cruise Weekly Itinerary:

Our cruise is scheduled to set sail from Miami at 4 PM the day we embark (Sunday), and will be at sea for two days. During this time, onboard activities will focus on orienting passengers with what to expect upon arrival and during our time in the Dominican Republic.

Fathom Dominican Republic Voyage Daily Itinerary

Fathom Dominican Republic Voyage Daily Itinerary

Fathom Onboard Orientation Will Include:

  • Learning basic Spanish
  • Watch documentaries about life in the Dominican Republic
  • Learn about the impact activities available during our time in the Dominican Republic
  • Connect with like-minded travellers on the ship
  • Participate in workshops and onboard activities to prepare us for our impact experiences

Passengers will also have ample time during the voyage to enjoy the facilities on the ship, including the library, spa, gym, and pool.

During the three days the Adonia is docked at Amber Cove, near Puerto Plata, we will have the opportunity to volunteer for a variety of impact activities with locals.

Making a Difference with Fathom Impact Travel

Making a Difference with Fathom Impact Travel

Fathom Local Impact Activities:
  • English Conversation and Learning
  • Creative Arts, Music and Sports
  • Water Filter Production
  • Reforestation and Nursery
  • Cacao and Women’s Chocolate Cooperative
  • Recycled Paper and Crafts Entrepreneurship
  • Concrete Floors in Community Homes

Most of the above-mentioned impact activities are included in the cruise fare, but a few do charge a small fee to participate.

The lead partners for the destination impact programs are Entrena and IDDI – both have strong community connections and understand the community needs in northern Dominican Republic.

Volunteerism in the Dominican Republic with Fathom Impact Travel

Volunteerism in the Dominican Republic with Fathom Impact Travel

Upon arrival in the Dominican Republic around midday on Tuesday, we will have the option for free time to explore on our own, or there will be optional shore excursions available for an additional fee.

Cabarete Beach near Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Cabarete Beach near Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Fathom Optional Shore Excursions:

  • Top 10 Best of Puerto Plata
  • Two Reef Snorkel by Sailing Catamaran
  • Power Snorkel Adventure
  • Playa Dorado Beach Escape
  • Museum, Arts and Fort San Felipe
  • La Isabela, Columbus History and Folklore
  • Deep Sea Fishing Tour
  • Countryside Zipline Adventure

Adonia will then depart Amber Cove on Friday afternoon, and spend two days at sea making her way back to Miami where we will disembark on Sunday morning.

You’ll also discover that impact travel is far more than a seven-day experience. On the return trip, we’ll help you look at ways you can stay involved by bringing your knowledge, inspiration, and insight back to your own community. And to keep your impact travel experience alive, long after your seven-day journey is over.

Map of Fathom Impact Travel’s Dominican Republic Cruise:

Fathom Travel - Dominican Republic Map and Itinerary

Fathom Travel – Dominican Republic Map and Itinerary

Fathom’s Ship Adonia Facts:

  • 352 cabins with desk, TV, radio, phone, hairdryer, tea and coffee maker, safe
  • 704 passengers in double occupancy cabins
  • Refurbished in 2011
  • Dry dock for refreshing in March 2016
  • Dominican-inspired meals that include a variety of vegetarian options
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Games deck
  • Full-sized library
  • Casual and relaxed dress code
  • Smoking only permitted in designated outdoor areas
  • Medical center
  • Age restrictions: Children must be 8 years and older


WAVEJourney is excited to set sail on this brand new adventure with Fathom. Plus, cruising is one of our favorite forms of transportation, and we haven’t taken a cruise we haven’t enjoyed. One of the biggest bonuses for us is getting to see new places and meet new people while only unpacking once, and returning each night to our floating home after a full day of exploring. This new concept of social impact, volunteerism, and cruising all rolled into one has piqued our interest. We are thrilled to be invited on the inaugural Fathom Dominican Republic cruise.

Stay tuned for all the details we will share about our voyage.

Pricing for a seven-day Fathom Impact Journey to the Dominican Republic starts at $974 per person. The base price of a trip includes on-ground impact activities and related supplies, onboard impact programs, daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a comfortable stateroom for a good night’s sleep. A few select impact activities will have an incremental cost to cover materials and supplies. The price is based on two people sharing a stateroom, and prices do vary by season.

Notes: WAVEJourney are media guests of Fathom from April 17 to April 24, 2016. Read our full disclosure statement to see our review policy.


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