Mike Faust bring brings us information about new impact cruise line Fathom after a week-long sailing in the Dominican Republic. We had visited the Dominican Republic not long ago, in advance of the Fathom and got a good idea of what it might be like to sail with them. Still, Mike’s first-hand experience verifies the Fathom impact travel promise and highlights some interesting takeaways from his time on the ground.
1) FATHOM IS NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL CRUISE – AND IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE.
Fathom isn’t just a cruise, it’s so much more. Yes, there’s a ship, a beautiful port, icy drinks, a pool, and other cool cruise features, but sailing with Fathom is more about helping others than pampering yourself. With Fathom, it’s not about the midnight buffet it’s all about love in action.
2) IT’S NOT ALL HARD WORK.
Contrary to internet rumors, booking a sailing with Fathom isn’t signing up for a nonstop workathon. Sure, the whole purpose of the cruise is working to help others, but even after a day of teaching 6th graders English or planting trees in a forest, there’s always time for a frosty drink by the pool or a run down Amber Cove’s zipline. Many of the Impact Activities will take up only 4-5 hours of each day, leaving plenty of time to enjoy your port, Amber Cove, or go back aboard Adonia for an afternoon nap.
3) YOU’LL BE UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT IN A GOOD WAY.
Part of the Fathom experience is going outside of your comfort zone. When sailing with Fathom, you’ll be challenged to open yourself to new opportunities, experiences, and people. You’ll soon find yourself doing things you may have never considered, such as pouring concrete floors for a family in Puerto Plata or building a new friendship with a fellow shipmate from a completely opposite walk of life. Fathom challenges us to #TravelDeep within ourselves to impact our own lives, and more importantly, others.
Read more about Fathom Impact Travel at CruiseCurrents
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Cover photo- Mike Faust