Fathom, Carnival Corporation’s social impact brand, has added two more opportunities to sail with them through sister-company Princess Cruises.
The dates will be on board existing Princess Cruises itineraries. However, guests choosing to register with Fathom will embark on “shore excursions [that] will provide local interactions with communities and people that we have partnered with for hands-on impact and/or cultural activities”.
The cruises are both going to the Caribbean, calling at St Thomas and St Maarten – islands that were hit by the hurricanes last year.
“I’ve always believed there is an appetite among travellers to combine their passion for adventure with their desire for meaning, purpose and deep connection,” Tara Russell, Fathom president & Carnival Corporation global impact lead, said. “Now more than ever, our friends in the Caribbean need us to show up to support kids and families as they return to school and build normalcy in their daily lives. These cruises offer guests a transformative opportunity to make an impact in these communities.”
The seven-day itineraries will both depart from Fort Lauderdale. The first will be on board Regal Princess, departing on March 18, 2018; the second will be on Caribbean Princess; departing on May 26, 2018.
Agents wanting to book their clients on either cruise should book with Princess and then e-mail email@example.com to join the Fathom group.
In St. Thomas, the Princess/Fathom group will be dropping off a donation of more than 2,000 items for young families working with and supporting the St. Thomas Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health and St. Thomas Boys & Girls Club with significant help from Baby Zone NYC and Aerostream in Miami.
Fathom previously had its own ship, P&O’s Adonia. The ship is due to be sold to Azamara Club Cruises in the coming months.