For mindful travelers, Fathom offers a truly historic opportunity: a chance to help build new bridges to a rich and vibrant culture that, until now, hasn’t been open to U.S. travelers by sea for more than 50 years.
Fathom (a new brand of Carnival Corporation) is proud to be among the first cruise ship companies to be granted U.S. approval for round-trip travel between the U.S. and multiple destinations in Cuba, including Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba. Our intention is to create the kind of true cultural immersion experience that will give you and your fellow travelers the rare chance to learn more about the lives and aspirations of the Cuban people.
Fathom cruise itineraries to Cuba are authorized under current people-to-people guidelines as set forth by the U.S. government, which allow travel to Cuba for the purpose of engaging in activities that support the Cuban people. As a Fathom traveler, you’ll have the opportunity to interact, one on one, with the artists, musicians, small-business owners, students, health workers and others who make up the fabric of Cuban society. And you’ll quickly realize that what you could learn from them is every bit as important as what they could learn from you.
Your own itinerary might include a walking tour of Havana’s Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage site; A visit to an organic farm; A meal at a home-based restaurant; An English workshop with students at a local primary school; A brainstorming and idea-sharing session with local microentrepreneurs; Or a chance to interact with local artists and musicians in their own environment, as you deepen your understanding of the arts as a vital bridge between people and cultures.
Your time on the island is intended to be a true cultural immersion experience – part learning, part sharing, and lots of pure enjoyment – as you get to know the Cuban people face to face. You and your fellow Fathom travelers will have the rare chance to learn more about the lives and aspirations of the Cuban people.