Posted June 8th, 2015
Carnival Corporation Fathoms New Assignment For P&O Cruises' Adonia
People who cruise with P&O Cruises regularly will be familiar with their adult-only ship, Adonia. The vessel has become a fleet favourite over the years, as passengers have grown to love her intimate feel and the discovery style of cruising that she offers. However, Adonia is set to be withdrawn from the P&O fleet and assigned a brand new mission, as Carnival Corporation and plc announces a new brand.
Carnival, the parent company that owns P&O Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn Cruise Line, as well as their own eponymous cruise line, have recently announced the start of a brand new venture. Known as ‘fathom’, the new brand will be aimed at travellers who want to do more than just sightsee when they visit a destination. fathom will offer the chance to make a lasting impact in the area you travel to in the form of taking part in community projects and other excellent causes.
At the moment, these trips will take place solely in the Dominican Republic and travellers could be working alongside locals in sectors such as education, the environment and economic development. As well as the cruise part of the journey, from Miami to Puerto Plata, you will be able to make a difference in a variety of ways and return in the knowledge that you have changed lives for the better. And as more and more people take up this opportunity, the effect that this ‘Impact Travel’, as it is called, will have on the people and places in the Dominican Republic will snowball to create a lasting legacy.
But what does this have to do with Adonia, I hear you ask. Well, the P&O Cruises ship has been chosen to join the fathom brand and lead people into this new style of travel. From April 2016, she will be reassigned to fathom and sail out of Miami. This means that two cruises that have already been confirmed for the 4th of March 2016 (D605A) and 18th of March 2016 (D606) have had to be cancelled. If you were due to be sailing on either of these, a full refund will be given and a £100 Future Cruise Credit will be on the way to you, accompanied by a letter explaining everything.
P&O Cruises have urged that anyone who was looking to sail on board Adonia in 2016 may want to consider the equally intimate ships Aurora and Oriana. The cruise line will also be adding a range of new ports of call to these ships’ itineraries, which will mirror the discovery-style locations that Adonia tends to visit. As for those looking for something different and a way of travelling that allows them to contribute to the development of a destination as well as see its best sights, fathom is an exciting new way to cruise.
fathom's itineraries went on sale from June the 4th 2015 and can currently be booked as far ahead as October 2016.