After First Sold Out Group, More Cruises Added to
Connect and Come Alongside Local Communities
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 17, 2018) – In
an effort to provide support to local communities affected by the recent
hurricanes in the Caribbean, and after the sell-out of the inaugural group on
the January 20, 2018 Crown Princess sailing, Princess Cruises and Fathom Travel are adding two
additional spring sailings in 2018.
The Caribbean is open for business, but these
unique sailings allow guests to give with their hands and hearts to those who
have been impacted by the recent hurricanes. Due to a record sell-out on the
first Fathom group sailing onboard Crown Princess, two additional dates have
been added with seven-day Caribbean cruises, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale:
"I've always believed there is an appetite
among travelers to combine their passion for adventure with their desire for
meaning, purpose and deep connection," said Tara Russell, Fathom president
& Carnival Corporation global impact lead. "Now more than ever, our friends
in the Caribbean need us to show up to support kids and families as they return
to school and build normalcy in their daily lives. These cruises offer guests a
transformative opportunity to make an impact in these communities."
These sailings will
include experienced small group leaders, impact guides, unique onboard events
and activities, as well as opportunities on shore to make a difference in the
lives of those living on the islands of the Caribbean.
Highlights of the
inaugural 8-day Crown Princess sailing that visits Antiqua, St. Maarten, St.
Thomas and Amber Cove include an in-depth immersion into island life, a
connection with local communities, a donation drop, and community care – with
optional activities including rebuilding, beach clean-up, reforestation and
therapy through arts.
In St. Thomas, the Princess/Fathom
group will be doing a donation drop of more than 2000 items for young families
working with and supporting 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.
While in St. Maarten, the group will
be focused on lending a hand in efforts needed by 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 an entire community by repairing a
school and various homes that were damaged in past hurricane seasons. Partners
include Caritas Internationalis (a relief development and social service
organization), the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Environment and Civil
Defense. Fathom Travel has been raising donations for Loma de la Bestia at
youcaring.org. Macorix House of Rum and Wild Play, both local Dominican
companies, have been significant donors for the cause and many individual
donors have helped the cause as well. Fathom is still accepting donations for
Once booked, Princess Cruises/Fathom guests
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to join the group,
and from there, they will receive onboard credits and special invitations to
Fathom on-board programming, networking, cocktail events and exclusive shore
Princess Cruises is a recognized destination
leader in the cruise industry, named "Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean" by U.S.
News & World Report for 2015 and the cruise line's private island beach
in the Bahamas, Princess Cays, was ranked among the "Top Cruise Line Private
Island Destinations" by Cruise Critic for 2017.
If people are
interested, but cannot sail, they can donate to the rebuilding efforts by
visiting the following web page: https://www.youcaring.com/puertoplata-991506. All proceeds will
go directly to rebuilding the Loma de la Bestia
community in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel
agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS or by visiting the company's website at www.princess.com.
About Princess Cruises:
One of the
best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise line and tour
company operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships renowned for their
innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and
amenities, all provided with the experience of exceptional customer service. As
an award-winning destination leader offering international cruise vacations,
Princess carries two million guests each year to more than 360 destinations
around the globe on more than 150 itineraries ranging in length from three to 111
days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;
About Carnival Corporation & plc
Carnival Corporation & plc is the world's
largest leisure travel company and among the most profitable and financially
strong in the cruise and vacation industries, with a portfolio of 10 dynamic
brands that include nine of the world's leading cruise lines. With operations
in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, its portfolio features Carnival
Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises,
Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK), as
well as Fathom, the corporation's immersion and enrichment experience brand.
Together, these brands operate 103 ships with
231,000 lower berths visiting over 700 ports around the world, with 18 new
ships scheduled to be delivered between 2018 and 2022. Carnival
Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours,
the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both
the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation
& plc is the only dual listed company in the world to be included in
both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.
In 2017, Fast Company recognized Carnival
Corporation as being among the "Top 10 Most Innovative Companies" in
both the design and travel categories. Fast Company specifically recognized
Carnival Corporation for its work in developing Ocean Medallion™, a high-tech
wearable device that enables the world's first interactive guest experience
platform capable of transforming vacation travel into a highly personalized and
elevated level of customized service.
information is available at princess.com/news.
For more information contact:
Negin Kamali, 661-753-1539, email@example.com
Brea Burkholz, 661-753-1542, firstname.lastname@example.org