I must admit that when I first heard about “impact cruising", I was skeptical, but I must say I was impressed by what I heard. They have put a lot of thought into planning this.
The cruises start on April 10th 2016 with 7 day cruises from Miami to the Dominican Republic.
On the cruise the emphases is on training and learning about the destination and culture. Of course there are other activities and entertainment as well as all meals.
Once in the Dominican Republic, for 3 days the ship is your hotel while you can join in your choice of volunteer actives ranging from teaching English, making and delivering water filters, putting in new flooring in houses, or making paper or chocolate with small local entrepreneurs. You don’t have to volunteer all day every day, you can choose to do an excursion or go to the beach if you prefer.
Fathom is working with companies who have been in the Dominican Republic for many years, and that are reputable and well established.
I must say it sounds amazing, and I’m certainly interested myself! Regular price for an outside cabin starts at about $1350.00USD. There is a discount of $200.00 off Ocean View or $300.00 off Balcony cabins booked before the end of Feb.
If you would like to read more about the concept: www.fathom.org