A way to give back

Los Angeles Times - - TRAVEL - — Mary For­gione

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.

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