What to expect on a Fathom Cruise to the Dominican Republic

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Fitness Guide

It is very easy to overeat and sit around the pool when you are at sea with Fathom Travel. It is just as easy to get moving with one of the free fitness classes, like yoga, at the gym, which was much larger than I would have thought on a cruise, and at paid classes that you can sign up for throughout the week.

Pool Deck and Jogging track Fathom Travel Guide

Jogging Track. Like any good cruise ship, the Fathom Adonia has a running track on the top level of the ship that circles the pool deck. You have to go around the deck multiple times to run a mile, but there are people out there every morning running and walking.

Crystal Pool. There is one small pool for the entire ship to use on Deck 10. Most days it was not crowded, but the last day at sea it was standing room only, which was a bit hard on kids who were trying to play. Don’t assume that the pool will be your main entertainment. Look to the other activities onboard to stay cool and have a bit of fun.

Fitness center Fathom Travel Guide

Gym. The Fitness center is much more spacious than you would think for a ship of this size. There were a few treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, weights, and more to keep you moving. There were spinning cycles for the spinning class, yoga mats and balance balls if you wanted to do a bit of your own routine onboard.

Classes offered:

  • Yoga
  • Spinning (nominal fee)
  • Pilates (nominal fee)
  • Personal trainer (fee)
  • Salsa and Latin Dancing (free lessons each night)


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  • Mama Munchkin

    I was really curious to see how you enjoyed your trip and what the experience on board was. The cultural aspect is really intriguing especially as my older ones are hitting their teen years and I have always said I wanted them serving on mission trips or helping the world in someway during the time in their life where they are self absorbed and entitled by nature. And, WHOA did you give me a peek inside. LOVE it!!!

    • Keryn Means

      So glad it helped! This was definitely more of a cultural education opportunity than pure volunteerism, but I think it was a nice intro for kids.

  • Lisa Niver

    Keryn, What a great article. Thanks for sharing all your tips from the trip!
    Lisa Niver

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