Updated: 6 days ago
This was a fabulous experience! We DID it! We made the coolest friends! But as of today the fathom brand no longer exists, and Former President Trump severed our relationship with Cuba so we can no longer visit. It's truly a shame because we would have been so much better TOGETHER. I will leave the post here for your enjoyment - but it's truly obsolete.
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It’s official! Fathom has obtained FINAL approval from the Cuban Government – Beginning May 1, 2016 Americans can Cruise to Cuba!
This week President Obama opened the door – while Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corp., who was heading down to Cuba at the same time as U.S. President Barack Obama, stepped in to obtain final approval for it’s new brand Fathom from the Cuban Government officials! The new “Fathom” brand offers travel access under new regulations that allow person-to-person exchanges, excluding outright tourism. Fathom has coined the term “Impact + Travel” It’s a new kind of cruise that combines your love of travel with your desire to make a difference. The cruise line had previously set out to embark on voluntourism sailings to the Dominican Republic before announcing Cuban cruises.
Fathom will alternate weeks between the Dominican Republic Voluntourism and Cultural Immersion to Cuba Itineraries – using the hashtag #TravelDeep!
Either of these new travel opportunity types help Belles World Travel to DEFINE their brand “Travel Like an Architect™ ” Through cultural immersion that leaves a beautiful footprint in the sand not garbage on the beach! [iframe id=”http://abcnews.go.com/video/embed?id=37811213″ align=”center” mode=”normal” autoplay=”yes” maxwidth=”600″]
In case you were wondering – Leaving a beautiful footprint in the sand can mean any number of things……….
Just like your foot can touch the sand, leaving a harmless impression, you too can touch a human heart – one that may not have understood who you were as an American and the peace, love and passion for living, that you represent.
Just like your foot can touch the sand, altering it but not harming it, you too can touch the culture of the Cuban people, by stepping in for a taste of their life you can experience it without harming it because they have opened their door and welcomed us in.
Just like your foot can touch the sand, connecting you to a new experience in a new destination, you too can reach out your hand in friendship to another person in another land…. Simply by connecting with their life your’s is forever changed.
Stay tuned because Rob and Lynn will be on the very first Travel Agent Educational Journey sailing May 15th from Miami! Watch the video for a taste of what it will be like!
Although it is possible to book our exact voyage we would love for you to wait until AFTER we go because we will know exactly what to expect and can pass our expertise on to you! Don’t settle for an agent that hasn’t been there because there are so many unknowns at this early stage.
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