*Disclosure- Fathom Travel invited me free of charge to experience this journey. All opinions as always, are my own. I NEVER mince words*
Fathom Travel – Adonia Arrives in Amber Cove!
After 24 hours of being quarantined in my stateroom, I woke up on Tuesday morning just in time to see a spectacular sun, rising over Amber Cove, Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic.
The view was spectacular, and the weather was gorgeous.
Sadly, I had been sequestered in my cabin for the previous 24 hours and was not completely happy (understatement) about the situation, having been quarantined on cruise ship.
Amber Cove, a complex of shops and restaurants, along with a humongous swimming pool replete with water slide, is a private cove built specifically for Carnival Cruise Corporations’ ships, and I could NOT wait to set foot on land to check it out.
Did someone say WATER SLIDE!!!
But I digress..
I was feeling so much better after sleeping away most of the day before, so I had no doubt that when the medical team called to check in on me, they would be letting me out of solitary confinement and I would be off to do, what I came there to do.
The first IMPACT ACTIVITY that I had signed up for was “Teaching English to Students”, and I was so excited about the opportunity.
Quarantined On A Cruise Ship
But alas, that turned out to be wishful thinking on my part. As the Medical Team had instructed me, I was still going to be sequestered in my cabin for another 24 hours……..
My day in isolation on board Adonia consisted of:
- Staring at the gangplank and watching passengers come on and off the ship
- Looking at the view and wishing I were there
- Writing a blog post for TBEX
- Creating a snapchat story (see below)
Grant it, the view was lovely, but PLEASE…..LET ME OUT!
I couldn’t even sneak out, because my keycard had been locked. If I even I tried to get off the boat I would be busted.
Leaving my room was not an option either. Had I attempted that risqué move, I’d have been locked out and found out.
I’m not sure what the punishment was for that but I wasn’t messing around with any mutiny situation.
At some point in the early morning (I think it was right after my magnetized camera lens fell off of my iphone and into the water below), I was hungry for a meal.
Room service offered me a lovely, curated meal selection (said facetiously):
- Poached Fish
- Steamed vegetables
- Toast with Jelly
- Grilled Chicken
- Steamed Rice
The poached fish was gross, but the grilled chicken and toast hit the spot.
So while my fellow Fathom Travelers were enjoying meals like these….
I was not enjoying the same delicious food selections.
Life is not fair sometimes…..The good news is that Dan brought me some delicious desserts from the buffet which you can see in my little snapchat video of the day.
My time in isolation was going to be over the next morning, and I was anxious to do what I had come onboard Fathom Travel to experience.
A chance to make a difference…
Stay tuned for Day Four.
Has this ever happened to you? Were you prepared?