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 hard.
How about making chocolate, building water filters, or helping teach basic English phrases in local schools?
All of these projects are among the volunteer activities that will highlight a cruise with Fathom, starting in April, when its only ship, the 700-passenger Adonia, begins one-week voyages from Miami into the Caribbean.