Adonia is the smallest ship in the Oceania Cruise fleet and is designed for passengers who want intimate, luxury cruises exclusively for adults.
Small enough to take you to the quieter, more exclusive ports, Adonia offers you the opportunity to experience opulent cruising in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. On deck you’ll find graceful, traditional surroundings – including ornate wooden panelling and a sweeping grand staircase to descend with elegant flair.
With over three quarters of the staterooms offering balconies, you can to take in the sea views while sailing, without leaving the seclusion of your own private space. All of Adonia’s cabins are comfortably appointed, contributing to an enjoyable cruise.
There are plenty of fun activities and things to do onboard during the day. You can choose whatever suits your mood – whether you feel like being active at the Health Club or Golf Nets, completely relaxed in the Oasis Spa, or quietly reading a good book from the Library. With several restaurants, including Sorrento’s Pizzeria and the Ocean Grill, you can enjoy international cuisine which caters for a wide range of preferences.
Join other guests in her Crow’s Nest to enjoy your evenings with a variety of entertainment including live popular music and classical recitals. If you feel like waltzing the night away, you could stop for a drink in the elegant Anderson’s Bar before making your way to the spacious dance floor of the grand lounge.
As she’s a small ship, everything on Adonia is just a short walk away, making it easy to navigate around and find everything you need. With a maximum occupancy of only 710 guests, the onboard service is warm and attentive and the feel is relaxed and friendly. Within a short time you’re likely to recognise many of your fellow cruisers in this exclusive community.
The base price of your trip includes a comfortable stateroom for a good night’s sleep. It’s one of the great advantages of shipboard travel: Unpack once, and you’re done. So you can spend the next seven days concentrating on more important things.
Add a little extra luxury to your journey.
Air-conditioned suites have two lower beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed. In addition to a shower, sink and toilet, bathrooms have a whirlpool bath and include bathrobes and slippers for use during your cruise.
A separate lounge area has a sofa, chairs, table, writing desk, mini-stereo, TV, radio, telephone, refrigerator, and tea/coffee-making facilities. There are also a safe and a hair dryer. Suites feature magazine and newspaper selection, a fruit bowl, mineral water, flowers, daily canapés, and a special Fathom welcome gift on arriva
Don’t just look out at the view; step into it, on your own private balcony.
Air-conditioned balcony cabins have two lower beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors lead to a balcony with recliner chairs and table.
Bathrooms have a shower, sink and toilet. Every cabin has a sofa or chair, table, writing desk, TV, radio, telephone, refrigerator, tea/coffee-making facilities, a hair dryer, and a safe.
These roomy cabins are the perfect balance between comfort and economy.
Air-conditioned outside cabins have two lower beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed. Bathrooms have a shower, sink and toilet. There are also a writing desk, TV, radio, telephone, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities, hair dryer, and ample wardrobe and drawer space. All outside cabins have either a window or a porthole.
Economise in style, with a cozy and beautifully designed space to rest your head.
Air-conditioned, mirrored inside cabins have two lower beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed. Bathrooms have a shower, sink and toilet. There are also a writing desk, TV, radio, telephone, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities, hair dryer, and ample wardrobe and drawer space.
Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the ship are included, as well as snacks and water during your on-ground impact activities. If you’re feeling adventurous, additional curated dining experiences will be available on the ship at an extra cost.
Whether you’re joining for our Rise and Shine Breakfast, a hearty on-board lunch, or a healthy dinner, in the Adonia’s main restaurant you can enjoy sumptuous food all day long, served by our friendly and efficient staff.
The Adonia’s light and airy buffet restaurant makes for a comfortable and relaxed dining venue. And with a large outside dining area, this is the perfect place to enjoy the sun with a spot of lunch or watch the sun go down over dinner.
This dinner favourite brings you the best of land and sea – with dishes ranging from fresh ceviche and grilled lobster tail to local favourites including Cuban Bistec and Dominican stew. Don’t forget to save room for the Caribbean-inspired dessert menu.
The Lido Grill offers great food in a relaxed, outdoor setting. Serving freshly cooked favourites such as Cuban sandwiches, Dominican-inspired burgers, and flavourful jerk chicken, the Lido café offers a relaxed alternative dining experience throughout the day.
From the on-deck launch party Sunday night to Saturday’s finale event with your new best friends, the week is filled with entertainment of all kinds. They’ve made sure there’s a little bit of something for everyone to ensure your on-board experience is just as epic as your time on shore.
The Crow’s Nest is the perfect spot for a pre- or post-dinner drink. The bar’s elevated views from the top of the Adonia, live music, and a large selection of drinks available guarantee a fantastic evening. Full height windows offer a panoramic view of the ocean, making the Crow’s Nest an ideal spot to watch the sun dip below the horizon.
Boasting a beautiful parquet dance floor and room for a live band, the Curzon Lounge is the perfect place to gather with friends and dance the night away to authentic island rhythms.
After a day exploring, relax with a glass of wine, cocktail or beer in Anderson’s. This intimate bar features comfortable seating, full length windows and a grand piano making it the perfect place to unwind and share a few stories with your new-found friends.
The Glass House features carefully selected new-world wines by the glass as well as beer and cocktails. With its intimate setting, the Glass House is perfect for exploring new tastes and engaging with like-minded travellers sharing this one-of-a-kind voyage.
Raffles is the daytime hub of the Adonia, where you’ll find fresh coffee and delicious chocolates throughout the day, and expertly prepared cocktails in the evening.
There’s no shortage of opportunities to relax and take a little “me” time, but Fathom Health & Wellness programs can help clear your mind, recharge your spirit, and ensure that your Fathom cruise is the most memorable and fulfilling experience of your life.
The Oasis Spa is a peaceful retreat on board the Adonia where you can relax in steam rooms, enjoy a range of treatments, or take a soak in the soothing therapy pool with its invigorating water jets. The ship’s expert staff can guide you to choose the most beneficial and relaxing treatment.
The Adonia’s gym is equipped with all the state-of-the-art equipment you’d find in your gym back home. Friendly instructors are on hand to show you how to use the equipment and the gym boasts a large studio area where a range of fitness classes are held throughout the day.
The Adonia’s main pool is flanked by two large whirlpool spas and offers a large number of sun loungers for you to relax on, soak up the sun, or grab a refreshing drink with friends.
The Adonia’s library is the perfect place to escape with a good book. Featuring a full size fireplace, frescoed ceiling and an abundance of comfortable chairs, the library’s extensive collection of books covers everything from the latest fiction to travel books that let you learn more about the Carribbean country you’re about to visit
As the Adonia sets sail from the Port of Miami, your adventure begins. During your first two days at sea, focused activities on board will help orient you to the beauty of the country and its customs, and the warmth of its people. You’ll also be focused on building a community with your fellow travellers, as you prepare for your on-ground impact experience. The return voyage from Puerto Plata will offer ample time for reflection, separately and with like-minded others, on how you can continue your personal impact journey after returning to your own community.
During your time on board, core workshops will prepare you and your group for the nuances of your impact journey onshore, as well as helping you integrate the week’s experience into your life going forward.
Getting to Know the Dominican Republic
Get ready and connected to where you’re heading; this high energy interactive workshop showcases all that is the Dominican Republic, from the culture to the history to the social norms and customs so you can navigate more like a local.
Being a Fathom Traveller
Fathom Travel is about transformative experiences through connecting to locality and place with an open heart and mind. Being a Fathom Traveler sets you up with valuable insights, tools and knowledge that will help you get the most out of your experience.
Fathom What’s Next
This final cohort session is an opportunity for us all to talk about our experience, ways to engage in next steps and identify resources and connecting with each other for further impact.
Meet Your Impact Guide
Impact Guides are the heart and soul of the Fathom experience. This is the first opportunity to meet yours. They’ll seek to understand what you want to accomplish/explore to help get you the right information, guidance and connections so you can both get the most out of the experience.
Muster & Fathom Intro
Muster provides vital information about what to do in the event of an emergency. The Captain will brief you on the critical safety elements and the Fathom Impact Guides will welcome you and get you ready to head up to the Fathom Launch party.
These workshops will help you prepare for your on-ground experience by offering you tools for authentic interactions while getting to know your fellow travellers. It’s your journey. We’re just here to help you make the most of it.
Wheel of Life
Brought to you by Ashoka, the Wheel of Life takes us through the process of discovering imbalance in our lives. It allows space to reflect on various aspects of our day to day—play, work, family/friends, health, etc. —and maximize our ability to control balance within each through small actions. Creating balance in your life is an act of changemaking. In order to see positive change in the world, the best place to start is positive change in ourselves.
Travelers of Fathom
Designed by Ashoka, Humans of NY is a huge inspiration for this session. This session leads participants through a discovery of how each person present is a Changemaker and gives us the opportunity to really get to know our fellow travelers through listening, storytelling and connecting. As changemakers, we need to discover how each one of us has looked at challenges in our lives from a place of possibility and how we have reached out and found solutions through empathy and creativity. This workshop will also help us more deeply engage in the on ground experience by sharing and practicing tools for authentic interactions, communication, and listening.
Not your average scavenger hunt. Yes, you’ll be running about the ship looking for clues, and exploring spaces in teams. You’ll also be discovering new things, learning what it takes to be a changemaker in the world and putting those skills into practice. A great opportunity for all ages.
Social Innovation in Action
This Ashoka Fellows workshop challenges us to understand and respond to some of the world’s most pressing problems using well-honed and successful techniques for social innovation. Through this experience we’ll empower you to come up with innovative ideas to solve these pressing problems and practice thinking like a social entrepreneur. You’ll learn about solutions generated by Ashoka Fellows and what drove them to implement their idea. You’ll leave with a sense of agency and tools to create change in your community.
Raising the Next Generation of Changemakers
For children and young people to thrive in a world defined by rapid change, they need to master the four essential skills of empathy, teamwork, leadership & change making. This workshop for parents or relatives (or anyone who works with children, from teachers to coaches to mentors) provides insights, skills and easy to use tactics on how to enable children and young people to master being change makers. You’ll spend time not only learning about best practices from Ashoka’s Parenting Change maker’s work, but also coming up with original ideas as a group that can be used in helping the youth in your life master the skills related to being a change maker.
These interactive, informal, and free-spirited occasions are designed for self-expression and fun, and will help travellers fine tune their stories and share them with the world in a way that can touch, move, inspire and teach.
Story of You
We all have stories and we all have the potential to be storytellers. Who you are is composed of the stories of your life thus far. This workshop is about unveiling and capturing the power of that story of a moment of transformation. Together we’ll uncover the components that make a great story and practice the tools that make the telling of that story clear, impactful and meaningful.
Story of Impact
Our Fathom experience is about impact and this workshop is about capturing yours. Through interactive exercises and a proven method of story creation, people will leave with a sense of confidence in sharing their story as well as the tools to make any story more powerful and poignant.
A chance to flex your personal storytelling skills amidst a group of peer and facilitators. This is a practice and coaching session for taking The Story of You and through facilitated small group feedback, make your story and presentation more powerful, poignant and meaningful. Created by Stanford Storytelling Lab.
Bring our stories to life. We’ve spent the week uncovering, building and sharing stories. This is a chance to share our stories with each other through video, live on stage and other mean. The Fathom community comes together to create this moment of sharing and celebration.
These classes are designed to infuse your adventure with additional wonder and will allow you to discover hidden passions and talents that can help you get more done in less time, infuse that time with meaning and purpose, and turn even your smallest ideas into a big result.
Curiosity drives discovery and opportunity. Why is curiosity so important and how can we use it to overcome our fears and challenges? This workshop equips travelers with the means to build their curiosity muscles and the tools to learn by doing with a Curiosity Quest for the Dominican Republic & Cuba. Created by Curiosity Atlas.
Design Your Life
Design thinking is about using insights to create new opportunities through the tools of design like brainstorming, prototyping and storytelling. Through this workshop we’ll use design thinking to discover passions and work through a proven process for turning even the smallest idea into a big opportunity. From there we’ll prototype our ideas and bring them to life. Created by Curiosity Atlas.
Who doesn’t want more time? This workshop helps you to create more time through proven productivity methods. You’ll learn hacks (tools, tactics and tricks) for being more effective with your time to be more impactful, whether that be with children, your community or the world!
Empowering English Tutoring Prerequisite
This workshop will prepare you for all of Fathom’s education programming in the Dominican Republic. You’ll feel empowered in your ability to create lasting change in a child’s life through immersion learning and learn the tips and tricks to use while tutoring English.
¿Que lo que? This is rapidfire introduction to popular and useful Spanish phrases is an opportunity to practice pronunciation and learn how to hold a basic conversation. You will be able to introduce yourself, ask simple questions and better connect with locals in the Dominican Republic.
Spanish Conversation & Practice
A casual meetup between Impact Guides and fellow travelers to practice your Spanish speaking skills.
A course on photography will cover technical skills like how to change certain settings on your phone and camera to capture better images. This is a hands on session on how to turn your photos into a visual story and share it with the world through social media. Bring your camera or phone to this workshop and be ready to roll up your sleeves.
Fathom Book Club
The Fathom Book Club is a place for travelers to delve into deep discussions of social entrepreneurship, grit, curiosity and the ability to triumph over adversity. Currently we’re reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwanda’s personal narrative about saving his village from a terrible drought. We’ll explore the themes of resilience and exploration life and how it relates to your story of impact.
Dance Classes (Salsa, Rumba, Son)
Grab your dancing shoes and learn the steps to the dances of Cuba and the Dominican Republic. It’s everything you need to fit right into the local scene. (Suitable footwear should be worn.)