Princess Cruises and Fathom Team Up for Hurricane Relief
In an effort to support the local communities affected by last fall's hurricanes in the Caribbean, Princess Cruises and Fathom Travel have announced two additional sailings after the sell-out of the inaugural group on the January 20th Crown Princess sailing. They will be this spring on Regal Princess and Caribbean Princess.
Caribbean ports are open for business, but many communities still have a ways to go before they are completely rebuilt and back to normal. These unique sailings allow guests to give with both their hands and hearts to those who were impacted by the massive storms. Due to a record sell-out on the first cruise, two more seven-day voyages have been added. The first will be on Regal Princess departing on March 18, and the second will be on Caribbean Princess departing May 26.
The sailings will include unique events and activities onboard, while experienced group leaders and impact guides will coordinate efforts ashore to make a difference in the lives of those living in the Caribbean.
St. Thomas - Photo by Princess Cruises
The inaugural, sold-out 8-day Crown Princess sailing visits Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Amber Cove. Highlights will include a connection with local communities, a donation drop, and optional activities including rebuilding, beach clean-up, reforestation, and arts therapy. In St. Thomas, the group will be doing a donation drop of over 2,000 items for young families working with the St. Thomas Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health, and St. Thomas Boys & Girls Club with significant help from Baby Zone NYC and Aerostream in Miami. In St. Maarten, the group will lend a hand to the tourism association including the St. Maarten Nature Foundation and The National Institute of Arts. The group's visit to the Dominican Republic will be focused on rebuilding a community by repairing a school and various homes that were damaged in past hurricane seasons.
Once booked, Princess/Fathom guests can email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the group, and from there will receive onboard credits and special invitations to Fathom's onboard programming, networking, cocktail events, and exclusive shore excursions.
Those who are interested but cannot sail can still participate by donating to the rebuilding efforts by visiting youcaring.com/puertoplata-991506.