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There are stories floating around this morning that Fathom will cease offering voyages at the end of summer 2017. Apparently, while the voyages to Cuba became very popular, the ‘social impact’ voyages to the Dominican Republic never found a market. So the line will stop offering voyages. It’s likely that other lines owned by Carnival […]

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Fathom shifting?

I’ve done a few posts about Fathom, Carnival Corp’s new ‘culturally immersive’ cruise line. They’ve been operating since the spring or early summer, doing alternating week-long cruises to the Dominican Republic and Cuba. I had become aware that there were some extremely good offers for Dominican Republic cruises. Now Carnival Corp has announced two additional […]

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More on Fathom's troubles

It’s becoming known that Fathom, Carnival Corp’s experiment in “social impact cruising” is having some problems. Specifically, in filling the voyages to the Dominican Republic. (Adonia, Fathom’s ship, alternates 7 night cruises to the Dominican Republic with similar-length cruises to Cuba.) The point about the trips to the Dominican Republic is that Fathom passengers are […]

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Carnival Corp announced yesterday that Adonia would have her stay in the Caribbean sailing for fathom extended until the end of December 2017. I think that means an additional year – I believe the previously-announced sailings were only until the end of this year, 2016. The Carnival Corp press release says “Due to growing demand, […]

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Adonia on her way to Cuba

Just a quick post to say that Adonia is in her way to Cuba. Here’s a link to a BBC News story about the departure from Miami.

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I posted a few days ago about a problem that Carnival’s fathom line had run into – regulations in Cuba prohibit Cuban-born US citizens from arriving by sea. As a result fathom was not accepting bookings from would-be passengers for their Cuba cruises if they were Cuban born, even those who were US citizens. There […]

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The problems keep coming for fathom, Carnival Corp’s new ‘get involved’ cruise line to the Dominican Republic and to Cuba. Adonia was due to depart for her first cruise for fathom on 10 April (last Sunday) but the cruise had to be cancelled. This was due to delays caused by a lengthy US Coast Guard […]

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Problems for fathom

I’ve done a few posts about Carnival Corp’s new cruise line, fathom. This is the one which is doing “involvement” cruises to the Dominican Republic and to Cuba. With the thawing of relations between the US and Cuba, especially in the wake of President Obama’s visit there last month, it must have been thought that […]

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Fathom sinking?

Who remembers Fathom (or ‘fathom’)? – yes, I had to think as well. It’s the new cruise line that Carnival have created to do cruises on Adonia from Miami┬áto Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Fathom’s USP is that these cruises won’t just be cruises, passengers will also be able to engage in ‘social impact immersion […]

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Two ways of doing Cuba

I did a few posts in the summer about Carnival Corps’ new venture, fathom (yes, ‘fathom’ with a small ‘f’). You’ll remember that this new line will be taking over Adonia in 2016, and will be doing 7 night itineraries from Miami to the Dominican Republic, and to Cuba. But these aren’t traditional Caribbean cruises; […]

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