Carnival’s Fathom Now Cruising To Cuba

July 8, 2015

It’s just been announced that Carnival Corporation’s latest cruise line – fathom – will be offering Cuban cruises in 2016.

As we reported here fathom specialises in voluntourism, which is a concept in which people going on holiday choose to help the environment and local communities instead of simply enjoying their holiday.

Interested cruisers can make reservations for the seven-night trip starting today, which will sail between Miami and Cuba. The itineraries are yet to be entirely confirmed but will have at least three port stops on the island. As has already been announced, all fathom cruises will be aboard the ex P&O Adonia.

Tara Russell, fathom’s president and global impact lead, is excited to be a part of the new line; “We’re humbled and excited to be the first in the industry to offer an experience from the U.S. We see this as the beginning of what we imagine will be a beautiful relationship.”

The new line will debut in April 2016, offering voluntourism cruises in Amber Cove, with more locations to be confirmed.

For those that are interested the prices of these new cruises are currently starting from $2,990 per person,

Carnival and fathom aren’t the only cruise lines making visits to Cuba – it was only earlier this week that MSC announced a similar plan.

What do you think?

Do you think voluntourism is a great way to see the world or would you prefer to have a more traditional holiday?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below!