Fathom Cruises :: Vacation With A Purpose!

Orlando Moms Blog is honored to partner with Fathom Travel Ltd. to bring our readers the following post. All opinions are our own.

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Growing up, my family would participate in short-term missions projects that would positively impact the lives of others around the world. This planted a seed in my heart that would cause my heart to swell anytime I would hear of opportunities to help others in need, especially outside of the US borders. Now that I am a mom, my ears perk up when I hear of opportunities to let my kids experience the same giving back opportunities that I had as a child.

How about you? Do you have a passion for travel and making a difference in the world? Imagine cruising on a world class cruise ship to the Dominican Republic, one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations.

Once you reach the beautiful Dominican you will have the opportunity to work side by side with local residents to help improve the lives children, families and their communities. While there, you can bask in the beauty of the island with many recreation options available. Return home a week later feeling refreshed and fulfilled knowing you’ve impacted the lives of others! Doesn’t that sounds like an amazing adventure?

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Our friends at Fathom Travel have made such a trip possible by pioneering a new kind of travel , impact travel: traveling with a purpose. With Fathom, you will experience a new kind of cruise. One that combines your love of travel with that deep desire to make a difference in the world. Fathom provides the opportunity to build community with like-minded travelers, become immersed in another culture, and work alongside its people to create enduring social impact.

During your time in the Dominican Republic the impact activities range from a variety of projects focused on education, environment and economical development. Here are some examples of how you can put your skills to work:

  • Educational: Work side by side with Dominican school teachers in classrooms to teach English skills and help boost students’ academic performance; and participate in adult-learning programs to teach small groups of local community members conversational English to help improve their ability to qualify for jobs that provide a higher level of income.

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  • Environmental: Provide hands-on support to craft and build water filters – using clay, a natural resource found locally – and deliver those filters to families throughout the community to provide healthy drinking water. With limited piped water supply, this will make a meaningful difference in the quality of people’s lives throughout the region. Support reforestation efforts through the planting of coffee to protect the region’s clean water sources.
  • Economic Development: Help cultivate cacao plants and organic fertilizer at a nursery and assist a local women’s cooperative in producing artisan chocolates. This activity is designed to produce high-quality plants to increase farmers’ yields through sustainable practices and – importantly – create income opportunities for rural women. Work with a women’s cooperative to repurpose recycled paper into saleable beautiful paper products to generate revenues for the women. Over time, these activities will allow the cooperatives to increase their workforces so the cooperatives can achieve economic independence.

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No matter what your interest or skill level all travelers will be able to find activities they are passionate about.

Not only will your trip help improve lives, it will also be so much fun! You will be able to partake in memorable recreation, leisure and sightseeing activities available to Fathom travelers to experience in the Dominican Republic when not participating in social impact projects. Whether exploring ancient ruins, interacting with the abundant marine life in the crystal clear water, lounging along the sun-soaked stretches of surf and sand, or participating in social impact activities, travelers will have the opportunity to make the most of their experiences in the Dominican Republic.

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Your opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime starts this Spring!  We are excited to offer City Moms Blog Network readers a Special Offer from Fathom!  Book now until February 28th, 2016 to save up to $400 per person for the 1st and 2nd person in the stateroom to the Dominican Republic. Bring the whole family or sign up for a small group and the 3rd and 4th passengers sail for FREE!!! {50% of deposit fee due at initial booking}

To Redeem offer:

  • Call 855-932-8466, Use Code : CMG and reference booking from City Moms Blog
  • Offer Valid through February 28th, 2016

Offer Details

  • $400 savings for Suite
  • $300 for Balcony Cabin
  • $200 for Ocean View Cabin
  • $100 for Interior Cabin

Price for a seven day trip to the Dominican Republic start at $974 per person, excluding taxes, fees and port expenses and including all meal on the ship, onboard social impact immersion experiences, three onshore social impact activities and related supplies. Prices will vary by season. To secure a spot on future sailings, a fully refundable $300 per person deposit is required for all cabin categories and occupancy levels. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

For more information and to hear traveler experiences, check out Fathom’s online resources.
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