A way to give back
Carnival Corp. has introduced a new cruise called Fathom, which will take passengers to destinations where they can visit and do volunteer community work. The point is to give travelers “authentic, meaningful impact travel experiences [and] to work alongside locals as they tackle community needs,” a Carnival statement says. Fathom will begin with weeklong cruises to the Dominican Republic starting in April. Passengers spend a fewdays at sea to prepare for and choose what they want to work on, such as helping tend cacao plants at a nursery run by a women’s coop or working in schools with local teachers. There will be time to walk the beaches and visit the new Amber Cove marketplace and cruise center. Prices start at $1,540 per person. Info: (855) 932-8466, www.fathom.org.