Fathom traveller's can help a women’s cooperative produce artisan chocolates (Image: Fathom)
Fathom is to offer three ‘Cultures of the Caribbean’ cruises this year, all of which include calls in Santiago de Cuba and at the Dominican Republic’s Amber Cove.
Adonia will sail seven-day itineraries from PortMiami on 9 and 23 April, and 7 May 2917.
During their day in Santiago de Cuba, Fathom’s guests will be able to visit San Juan Hill, the site of a pivotal battle during the Spanish-American War; a stone fortress named Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca; and Cementerio de Santa Ifigenia, the final resting place of 19th-century poet and political theorist José Martí.
“One of my favorite things about Santiago de Cuba is witnessing the rare beauty and charm of the city – the people have great energy, the sights are captivating and the vibe is super cool. We want our travellers to walk away with lifelong memories, and Santiago de Cuba delivers,” said Tara Russell, president of Fathom and global impact lead for Carnival Corporation. “With Fathom’s people-to-people experiences, travellers have the opportunity to engage with the Cuban people and discover the sights and sounds of this magnetic country. The challenge won’t be falling in love with Cuba; the challenge will be not wanting to leave.”
Following their visit to Santiago de Cuba, travellers will head to Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic to participate in social impact activities. Specific impact activities include building water filters for Dominican homes; helping a women’s cooperative produce artisan chocolates; improving homes and common areas in impoverished communities; assisting arts and crafts entrepreneurs; participating in community English-language retention activities; and supporting reforestation efforts.