I’m often asked what I like most about travel. It’s a tough question to answer since what’s not to like about travel? New faces, new places and new experiences that shape my perspective on the world. Travel has taught me so much about the world and the people in it; how we’re so much more alike than we are different. And the more I travel, the more I strive to be a global citizen who helps to make a difference, no matter how small.

That’s why I’m so excited about Fathom and their new cruises to the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The maiden voyage to the Dominican Republic just launched last week and a historic journey to Cuba will happen in early May.

If you’re not familiar with Fathom, you will be soon. Rethinking typical cruise travel with a concept they call ‘Social Impact Travel’, Fathom strives to serve in the communities they visit. As they say, Fathom is a “new kind of cruise that combines your love of travel with your desire to make a difference.”


With a dedicated focus on traveling with purpose, Fathom creates itineraries that go beyond the typical cruise experience. Their goal is cultural immersion and community building. So instead of simply cruising to a destination and going shopping and laying on the beach, guests will have the incredible opportunity to meet locals, learn about their culture and even work alongside them to help support their communities.

For instance, in the Dominican Republic, Fathom passengers will have the opportunity to work with locals on a variety of projects that include everything from teaching English and environmental education to assisting with water sanitation and other local entrepreneurship efforts.

Get a feel for the Dominican Republic experience with Fathom here:

Give. Play. Grow. from Fathom Travel on Vimeo.

In Cuba, get ready to explore a culturally-rich destination. The colourful streets of Havana, the historic sites and the lively festivals (home to some of the country’s most famed musicians and artists), all come together to create the vibrant tapestry that is Cuba. Guests sailing with Fathom will have the opportunity to really immerse themselves in Cuban culture and build relationships with locals that supports Fathom’s ultimate goals of building communities and creating enduring social impact.

Take a peek at what a Fathom cruise to Cuba looks like:

See Cuba with Fathom from Fathom Travel on Vimeo.

But a Fathom cruise won’t be all work and no play! Aboard the recently refurbished Adonia, guests will enjoy local foods, cultural awareness programs, personal enrichment activities and time for recreation like hanging out by the pool, spending time at the spa, hitting the gym or relaxing in the library with a good book.

Fathom offers travelers a new way to see and experience the world. It’s a life-changing trip for both adults and children alike, a way to see the world through new eyes. For more information and to book a trip, visit http://www.fathom.org.

This is a sponsored post but all opinions expressed within are my own. 

1 Comment on Visit the Dominican Republic and Cuba with Fathom

  1. Vicki Winters
    June 8, 2016 at 8:58 am (8 years ago)

    I traveled to DR on Fathom a few weeks ago after I was SUPPOSED to be on the Maiden Voyage that didn’t sail! It was an amazing journey on so many levels, including the part where I was quarantined for 48 hours with food poisoning! That didn’t take away from the joy on the children’s faces when I taught English, or when I worked alongside the happy women who work at Re-papel paper recycling factory. Fathom is a mix of marvelousness!


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