Posted March 17th, 2017, 07:46 AM
Since the Fathom itineraries are different than most, thought this would be a fun thread.
Nothing. I was perfectly happy with what I brought. You don't need anything "special" - i guess the only difference would be something you don't mind getting dirty or throwing away if you are doing trees, filters, or floors in the DR. But Cuba you don't need anything different.
fathom asks specifically that you NOT bring *things* to give the people on the ground because that sets up a false economy for the people. And it's true - now that they're pulling out, while ships are going to Havana, the big things on the seas now cannot get into Santiago or Cienfuegos - those people who might have gotten things from passengers and sold them for money are now going to be without that extra income. And in the DR, I can't see many people paying for excursions where they'll be doing work. I just hope that what has been set up is sustainable.
Past Cruises ~ 4/1983 - SS Emerald Seas, Bahamas; 7/2013 - Disney Dream, Bahamas; 2/2014 - Disney Dream, Bahamas; 7/2014 - HAL ms Westerdam, Alaska; 2/2015 - Disney Fantasy, Eastern Caribbean; 7/2015 - RCCL Radiance of the Seas, Alaska; 7/2016 - RCCL Brilliance of the Seas, Mediterranean/Venice; 12/2016 - fathom Adonia, Cuba; 2/2017 - Disney Magic, Bahamas; 4/2017 - fathom Adonia, Cuba and Dominican Republic
Future Cruises ~ 7/2018 - Jewel of the Seas, Greek Isles; 2/2019 - Celebrity EDGE, Western Caribbean; 7/2019 - Disney Dream, Bahamas