#MikeAtSea Preview: Making A Difference With Fathom

Since Fathom was officially unveiled last year, I’ve been curious to discover what will set this cruise experience apart from all the others. After 22 cruises, to some extent, the experience has become a little predictable. Fathom is looking to change that for the better.

A Little Background

Fathom seeks to shake up the traditional cruise experience. Fathom’s “Social Impact Cruising,” is all about giving back to those in need, impacting the world one person at a time. Initially, the line’s sole ship, Adonia, will bring guests to the Dominican Republic and Cuba, where they’ll have numerous opportunities to participate in activities designed to “impact” the local community. These activities range from teaching local schoolchildren conversational English, playing a game of pick up baseball with local teenagers, or building water filters for families in need of clean water. The Fathom experience is truly unlike any out there. Fathom asks travelers to take their hard earned vacation time to give back to the world, to improve the lives of others, to make an impact.

Where I’ll Go

On April 17, the Adonia will set sail from Miami and begin sailing towards Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic, where we’ll remaining docked for four days, ensuring plenty of time to go out into the local communities and participate in the impact activities. The Adonia will also spend two days at sea, during which all of us onboard will spend time in immersive sessions designed to educate us about the local history, culture, and language.

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What I’m Looking Forward To & What To Look Out For

Mostly, I’m looking forward to learning more about this insanely unique cruise experience. As a millennial Catholic traveler, I have a unique interest in this kind of experience and look forward to sharing the onboard and onshore impact experience with all of you.

As for what you should be on the look out for here at Cruise Currents – I really couldn’t tell you. This experience is brand new to me and the industry, so I’m not sure what exactly I’ll be writing about yet. I’m sure as the sailing goes on, I’ll find some great experiences to share and be able to tell you more about this unique travel opportunity.

Staying Social

Of course, I’ll be sharing plenty of photos from the Adonia and the Dominican Republic. You can follow along on Instagram at both @CruiseCurrents and @MikeWFaust, as well as on Twitter with the same handles: @CruiseCurrents and @MikeWFaust. For even more photos and in depth articles, make sure to like the Cruise Currents Facebook page and bookmarking the Cruise Currents homepage.

Questions, Suggestions, Etc.

If you have any questions about Fathom or want to know something specific, send me an email at mike@cruisecurrents.com.

#MikeAt Sea sets sail aboard Fathom’s Adonia on April 17, stay tuned!

 

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.