Its never too late to start sharing the world of travel with your children. And with Dominican Republic summer family travel specials starting at $499 per person for a 7 day cruise, this the perfect family volunteer vacation experience.
A number of Fathom impact cruise activities are purposely family-friendly, with opportunities for children eight years old and up to participate, broaden their horizons, express their creative side, and have some fun in the process.
In the Dominican Republic, they can literally play in the dirt, working to make clay water filters or plant seedlings for reforestation efforts. They can help recycle paper and create simple beads for a jewelry-making co-op. They can learn how cacao becomes chocolate, and how that chocolate helps Dominican families earn a living. They can learn about Cuban art, music, history, culture, and everyday living from the Cuban people themselves, not just from books or videos. They can meet Dominican children in classroom settings and other community activities, where they can even offer something adult travelers can’t: connection with their young Caribbean counterparts on a peer level.
Once your ship docks in Amber Cove, you’ll put all that preparation to good use. During your time on the ground, you’ll work alongside local community members on carefully chosen projects focused on improving educational, environmental, and economic conditions in the Dominican Republic.
Your ship sails from Miami on Sunday afternoon and will serve as a comfortable home base throughout your journey. You’ll spend Monday at sea before arriving in the Dominican Republic around midday on Tuesday. For the next three days, you’ll work alongside local people on projects that serve local community needs. On Friday afternoon, you’ll begin your return voyage to Miami.
As you travel from Miami to the Dominican Republic, on-board orientation and training will prepare you for the varied activities waiting for you onshore. During your outbound voyage, you’ll also feast on Dominican-inspired cuisine, get to know your fellow travelers, and have plenty of free time for relaxing and recharging.
On the island, a variety of impact activities will allow you to harness your own particular skills and passions to make the most meaningful contribution during your time onshore. And, although this calendar and sample days are typical of your week’s itinerary, you’ll soon discover that there’s nothing typical about this experience at all.
Add a little extra luxury to your journey.
Air-conditioned suites have two lower beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed. In addition to a shower, sink and toilet, bathrooms have a whirlpool bath and include bathrobes and slippers for use during your cruise.
A separate lounge area has a sofa, chairs, table, writing desk, mini-stereo, TV, radio, telephone, refrigerator, and tea/coffee-making facilities. There are also a safe and a hair dryer. Suites feature magazine and newspaper selection, a fruit bowl, mineral water, flowers, daily canapés, and a special Fathom welcome gift on arrival.
Don’t just look out at the view; step into it, on your own private balcony.
Air-conditioned balcony cabins have two lower beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors lead to a balcony with recliner chairs and table.
Bathrooms have a shower, sink and toilet. Every cabin has a sofa or chair, table, writing desk, TV, radio, telephone, refrigerator, tea/coffee-making facilities, a hair dryer, and a safe.
These roomy cabins are the perfect balance between comfort and economy.
Air-conditioned outside cabins have two lower beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed. Bathrooms have a shower, sink and toilet. There are also a writing desk, TV, radio, telephone, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities, hair dryer, and ample wardrobe and drawer space. All outside cabins have either a window or a porthole.
Economize in style, with a cozy and beautifully designed space to rest your head.
Air-conditioned, mirrored inside cabins have two lower beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed. Bathrooms have a shower, sink and toilet. There are also a writing desk, TV, radio, telephone, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities, hair dryer, and ample wardrobe and drawer space.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Special Summer Rates
Prices start at $499*
Includes all meals and impact activities
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** Does not includes taxes and port fees
$300 deposit is required for all cabin categories and occupancy levels. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.
*Per person based on double occupancy. Excluding taxes, fees and port expenses. Taxes, fees and port expenses are estimated to be from $208 per person for Dominican Republic.