Something new in the Cruise industry and is receiving lots of mixed reviews since its announcement…. Voluntourism

So in short here’s my explanation:

Carnival Corp. will be using the much loved P&O Adonia ship (mainly for its size of 700 plus passengers). The ship will be rebranded as the ‘fathom’, each week it will sail from Miami to Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic, from April 2016.

What to expect:

Volunteer activities including teaching English and building water filtration systems. This will be taught for 2 days on board. Once in port you spend 3 days working with locals and volunteer groups, using your new found skills.

Don’t expect all the luxuries you’re used to on board, after all this isn’t about the cruising experience. Food will be sourced locally, entertainment will be mingling with your fellow passengers and discussing your new found skills!

Prices include training, taxes and port charges and all volunteer excursions

I’ve read lots of positive and negative reviews surrounding this and although I would love to give something back and experience this, I can’t help but ask… What difference will 3 days work make?

I came to the conclusion that if everyone thought like that nothing would be achieved!


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