Haute 100: Micky Arison’s Carnival To Begin Voluntourism Cruises

Carnival Volunteer Cruise Ship

Voluntourism is not only restricted to land thanks to Carnival’s new cruise line called Fathom. Carnival Corporation announced that in April 2016, a new kind of cruise will begin leaving the Port of Miami weekly for those who want a hands-on experience in volunteering in the tropics. This gives those that want to lend a helping hand a chance to do so while simultaneously enjoying all the beauty that the Dominican Republic has to offer.

Carnival Volunteer Cruise

The 710-passenger cruise liner will depart Miami and take a seven-day journey to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. There, social impact travelers, as they are called, will assist with community needs such as education, environmental and economic development.

Carnival Volunteer Cruise Puerto Plata

Starting $1,540 per person, one can enjoy a stateroom for two with a view of the ocean. Fees also include impact activities on-board and on-ground, and meals on the ship. When you’re not getting down and dirty volunteering, there will also be a chance for leisure time on board in the pool, working out at the gym or recuperating from a long day’s work on the ship’s very own spa.