Adonia docked in Havana

(2:20 p.m. EDT) -- Fathom has announced new programming and amenities on its biweekly sailings to Cuba, including lectures, musical acts, interactive learning games and an onboard shop that sells local merchandise.

The social impact line, owned by Carnival Corporation, sails to Cuba, roundtrip from Miami, on people-to-people cruises; it's the first American line to do so. The line's ship, 704-passenger Adonia, stops in Havana, Cienfiegos and Santiago de Cuba on its weeklong voyages.

The additions to the ship's Cuba programming include:

  • Getting to Know lectures on each of the three ports.
  • Enrichment lecture on pre-1950s Cuban History.
  • Interactive learning games on Havana's architecture and the role of coffee in Cuban culture.
  • Cuban bands from each of the ports onboard.
  • A branch of Clandestina, a design store in Old Havana, onboard. The shop will feature local merchandise, including toys, clothing, handbags, posters and other design products. The shop is particularly known for its Vintrashe Collection, which features hand-decorated toys made from recycled plastic. It will be the only store outside Cuba to sell Clandestina products.

To read more about Fathom's Cuba cruises, read Hits and Misses from its first Cuba sailing and our ship review of Adonia.  

--By Chris Gray Faust, Senior Editor