Princess Cruises schedules sailings to support Caribbean communities

Princess Cruises schedules sailings to support Caribbean communities
Regal Princess will depart on 18 March 2018 (Image: Princess Cruises)

Princess Cruises and Fathom Travel are adding two spring sailings to the Caribbean in 2018, following the sell-out of the inaugural group sailing by Crown Princess on 20 January.

These cruises will provide support to local communities affected by the hurricanes in 2017 with optional activities such as rebuilding, beach clean-up, reforestation and therapy through arts.

Regal Princess will depart on 18 March 2018 and Caribbean Princess will depart on 26 May 2018.

These sailings will include experienced small group leaders, impact guides, and opportunities on shore to make a difference in the lives of those living on the islands of the Caribbean.

“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,” said Tara Russell, Fathom president and Carnival Corporation global impact lead. “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.”

In St. Thomas, the Princess and Fathom groups do a donation drop of over 2,000 items for young families supporting the St. Thomas Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health and St. Thomas Boys and Girls Club with help from Baby Zone NYC and Aerostream in Miami.

The group’s visit to the Dominican Republic focuses on the community by repairing a school and various homes that were damaged in past hurricane seasons. Partners include relief development and social service organisation Caritas Internationalis, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Environment and Civil Defence.

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Elizabeth Robinson
By Elizabeth Robinson
Thursday, January 18, 2018