Carnival Corporation is pulling the plug on Fathom and sending the 704-passenger Adonia – which had been sailing week-long “social impact” cruises to the Dominican Republic and Cuba since May – back to P&O Cruises.
“The Fathom experience has been expanded across our many Carnival Corporation brands sailing to the Dominican Republic and beyond, and the Adonia is being scheduled to sail in the UK for the summer season for our P&O guests,” confirmed Roger Frizzell, Carnival Corp.’s chief information officer.
The move does not mean an end to Cuba sailings for Carnival, however, with Frizzal noting that the company has requested approval from Cuba to sail there with other brands beginning in June 2017.
In a statement, he said, “we plan to continue sailing to Cuba for many years to come based on the success of our first cruises to the country which have proven to extremely successful. Fathom continues to receive some of the highest ratings in the company based on guest surveys, and we hope to expand the Fathom experience to other markets in the future.”
Fathom was the first new brand created by Carnival Corp. since the 1990s.
It’s reported Adonia will continue sailing its Caribbean itineraries through May.