Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Fathom cruise prices vary widely

Fathom cruise prices vary widely

P&O Adonia will change its name to Fathom Cruise.
Fathom released a full schedule of fares for its social-impact cruises in the Dominican Republic and Cuba, showing a variation depending on season and cabin category.
An inside cabin on an off-peak cruise to the Dominican Republic is priced at $974 for a seven-day voyage. A peak-season suite is priced at $4,468.
On a mid-May shoulder-season cruise for Fathom, prices range between $1,256 and $4,259 compared with a range of $809 to $2,059 for sister brand Carnival Cruise Line.
Fathom prices for Cuba have ranged higher than the Dominican Republic itineraries. The lead-in price of $1,800 for an interior cabin on an off-peak cruise compares to a suite during peak dates of $8,250.  The suite price during off-peak dates is $7,350.
When Fathom was first announced, it released only a mid-point price for each cruise for the sake of simplicity, saying higher and lower cabin categories would be priced later.
Fathom cruises to the Dominican Republic in September are listed as off-peak, with cruises in June, July and mid-August listed as peak season. Late August, April and May are considered shoulder season.
In Cuba, peak season runs from May 29 to Aug. 7, with low season departures listed as Sept. 18 and Oct. 2.
Also, Fathom detailed the visa, port expenses and other extra charges not included in its fares. It said those charges will total $500 per person per voyage in Cuba and $200 for the Dominican Republic.