Fathoming the impacts of do-gooder cruises to the Caribbean

New cruise line Fathom will sail weekly from Miami to the Dominican Republic or Cuba Considering the hard labor required to pour concrete over dirt floors in rural Dominican Republic houses or to haul heavy bags for reforesting the hills, I will make other choices if I book an “impact tourism” week on the new Fathom cruise line. Volunteering to make a difference during vacation appeals to my better nature, but I don’t want to work that …

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Carnival Corporation launches new brand and travel category

This week in the historic, recently-renovated grand United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights, New York, Carnival Corporation created some history of its own with the launch of fathom™, a new brand geared to social impact travel. fathom impact travel (yes, lower case), operating as a stand-alone brand — the 10th for Carnival Corp — will offer passengers authentic, meaningful travel experiences working alongside local people tackling community needs. What sets fathom apart, Carnival claims, is its long-term …

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