Terms & Conditions
Health and safety protocols are continually being evaluated and updated as public health standards evolve. Cruise lines reserve the right to make changes to their health and safety requirements at any time. It is your responsibility to review and understand the latest requirements as they are updated by the cruise line. By making your final payment, you acknowledge and agree to meet the cruise line's health requirements at the time of your cruise. Make sure to check our Help Center at least 60 days prior to sailing to for more information on the latest health requirements by cruise line, ship and destination.
Cruise lines may deny boarding to anyone who has not met the latest health requirements as determined by the cruise line at the time of sailing. In addition, any guests who are exhibiting symptoms of communicable disease(s) including COVID-19 or whose health screening results show they may have contracted such disease(s) may not be able to cruise. Boarding may also be denied to those whom they deem to be in close contact, or in the traveling party of, any guest exhibiting symptoms of communicable disease, including some or all of that guest’s traveling party.
NOTICE: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes travel advice, warnings and recommendations related to COVID-19, including for travel on cruise ships, which you should consult at the CDC’s website at cdc.gov/travel/notices before confirming a reservation. If a certain threshold level of COVID-19 is detected onboard the ship during your voyage, the voyage will end, the ship will return to the port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel, including your return home, may be restricted or delayed. Due to evolving health protocols, imagery and messaging may not accurately reflect onboard and destination experiences, offerings, features, or itineraries. These may not be available during your voyage, may vary by ship and destination, and may be subject to change without notice.
By booking your travel with us or accessing or using our website in any manner, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions set forth below (this "Agreement"). Please read this Agreement carefully. If you do not accept all of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website or make bookings through our website or our vacation specialists. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion at any time and from time to time, to change or otherwise modify this Agreement without prior notice, and your continued access or use of our website or booking your travel with us signifies your acceptance of any changes.
You represent and warrant to us that (a) you are of sufficient age to use our services and website and can create binding legal obligations in connection with your use, (b) you are legally authorized to act on behalf of those you represent and accept these terms and conditions on their behalf, and (c) the information supplied by you or members of your group is true and correct. You are responsible for informing such other persons of all terms and conditions applicable to their travel arrangements. You understand that you are financially responsible for any use of our services or website by you and those using your name or account.
Any violation of this Agreement may result in the cancellation of your reservation or purchase, your forfeiture of any monies paid for your reservation or purchase, and you being denied access to the applicable travel.
If you book your travel with us, you will be entering into a separate contract with each applicable travel supplier. Your travel is subject to the terms and conditions contained in each such contract.
The travel supplier, government entity or any other third party reserves the right to cancel this trip or substitute any scheduled port of call at any time and for any reason whatsoever without prior notice, and we shall not be held liable for any loss to guests by reason of such cancellation or substitution. The travel supplier's cancellation, rebooking and refund policies, subject to any applicable law that is now or may later be in effect, will govern your rights and remedies, including your right to receive a refund. Moreover, should you elect to purchase travel insurance, the terms of the policy will dictate whether, and to what extent, coverage for any financial loss may exist under the circumstances.
For each change in travel that is approved by the travel supplier, our standard service fee (minimum $35 per person) and any other travel supplier charges or penalties will apply. All travel changes are subject to availability and the terms and conditions of the travel purchased.
If you cancel your travel, you may be entitled to a partial refund if the terms and conditions of your travel supplier allow. However, our standard cancellation fee and any other travel supplier charges or penalties will apply. In addition, deposits may be non-refundable based on the travel supplier policies. All allowed refunds require a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks to process and are subject to the policies of the travel suppliers. We are not responsible for a travel supplier's failure to pay a refund. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your travel protection plan (if you purchase such a plan), you may be able to reclaim your cancellation charges through your insurer.
Payment of a deposit enables us to hold a reservation for you but does not guarantee the price. The price can only be guaranteed once we receive full payment and other travel documents have been issued, subject to any terms and conditions of the travel supplier. We will advise you of the date that full payment is required. Upon your provision of your payment information, you are authorizing us to make the payment arrangements with the corresponding travel suppliers.
After full payment, the terms of the contract with your travel supplier may permit them to increase the cost of your arrangements. Permitted increases include changes in the cost of fuel, taxes, fees and exchange rates. If we are acting as your booking agent, we will promptly notify you of any increase once become aware of such increase. You are fully responsible for all such increased costs.
For your protection, we recommend that you may minimize your exposure to potential financial loss by purchasing your travel bookings with a credit card. There will be a charge added to your invoice for checks returned to us by our bank.
You have the choice to purchase a "cruise only" package, and to make air arrangements separately. Please speak with your vacation specialist about this option.
Travel protection coverage is optional and strongly recommended to help protect against airline, cruise line or other travel supplier bankruptcies as well as other important coverages while traveling. For your convenience, we offer LeisureCare Travel Protection which becomes effective upon our receipt of the plan cost amount, in addition to any required travel package payments due. The plan is available for purchase until final trip payment.
It is your responsibility to fulfill the passport, visa and other immigration requirements applicable to your travel. You should confirm these with the relevant embassies or consulates. We are not responsible if you are unable to travel because of noncompliance with any such requirements, but we will assist you in determining such requirements where possible.
Prior to booking international travel, we recommend that you review any U.S. Government prohibitions, warnings and advisories applicable to your destinations. Information on conditions in various countries and the level of risk associated with travel to these countries can be found at www.tsa.gov, www.faa.gov, www.cdc.gov, www.dot.gov, www.treas.gov/ofac and www.cbp.gov. Vaccinations may be required for some or all of the places you are intending to visit. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have arranged all necessary vaccinations for your itinerary.
BY OFFERING TRAVEL TO ANY PARTICULAR DESTINATION, WE DO NOT REPRESENT THAT TRAVEL IN SUCH DESTINATION IS ADVISABLE, SAFE OR WITHOUT RISK, AND WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES THAT MAY RESULT FROM TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATION. Some countries require insecticide spraying of aircraft prior to a flight or while you are on the aircraft. Federal law requires that we refer you to the Department of Transportation's Disinsection Information page at https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/spray at the time of booking for further information.
The content of our website is proprietary to us and our suppliers and providers. Without our prior written permission, you may not (a) access, monitor or copy any content or information on our website using any "robot", "spider" or other automated or manual process, (b) deep-link to any portion of our website, or (c) "frame," "mirror," or incorporate any portion of our website into any other website.
Our website may contain links to third party websites that we provide only as a convenience to you. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you access are free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other destructive mechanisms. The existence of these links does not imply that we endorse such websites or any included content or their operators.
You agree to defend and indemnify us, the agency (Cruises Inc.), and any of our travel suppliers, travel protection provider and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, losses, damages, or other costs (including reasonable legal and accounting fees) as a result of (a) your breach of this Agreement or any documents referenced herein, (b) your violation of any law or rights of any third party, or (c) your use of our website.
WE MAKE NO GUARANTEES ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY OF SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY US OR CONTAINED ON OUR WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE INCLUSION OR OFFERING OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES BY US DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OUR ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION OF SUCH PRODUCT, SERVICE OR THE RELATED TRAVEL SUPPLIER. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES THAT OUR WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS OR ANY EMAIL SENT FROM US OR OUR SUPPLIERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
THE TRAVEL SUPPLIERS ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND NOT AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES OF OURS. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTS, ERRORS, OMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, BREACHES OR NEGLIGENCE OF ANY SUCH SUPPLIERS OR FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING THEREFROM. WE HAVE NO LIABILITY AND WILL MAKE NO REFUND IN THE EVENT OF ANY DELAY, CANCELLATION, OVERBOOKING, STRIKE, OR OTHER CAUSES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, AND WE HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSE, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, RE-ROUTING OR ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON A THEORY OF NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, AND EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
IF, DESPITE THE LIMITATION ABOVE, WE ARE FOUND LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH ARISES OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU, THEN OUR LIABILITY WILL IN NO EVENT EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE GREATER OF (A) THE FEES YOU PAID TO US FOR SUCH PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR (B) US$100.00.
THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REFLECTS THE ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THE LIMITATIONS SPECIFIED IN THIS SECTION WILL SURVIVE AND APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY SPECIFIED IN THESE TERMS IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
IN ADDITION, THE DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABLITY PROVISIONS IN THIS SECTION INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF OUR AFFILATES AS WELL AS THE AGENCY, CRUISES INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES.
In addition, we are an authorized independent contractor of Cruises Inc. As such, we are an independent contractor of Cruises Inc., and are not an agent, legal representative, subsidiary, joint venturer, partner, employee, or affiliate of Cruises Inc. for any purpose whatsoever. For the purposes of this Agreement: "including (include)" means "including (include), without limitation;" and "or," as in "A or B," means "A or B or both."
You may not assign your rights or obligations under this Agreement to any third party. We may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason, and such termination shall not affect any right to relief to which we are entitled at law or in equity.
The failure or delay by us at any time to require performance by you of any provision of this Agreement, even if known, does not affect the right of such party to require performance of that provision or to exercise any right, power or remedy hereunder. If any provision of this Agreement, or any other agreement entered into under this Agreement, is contrary to, prohibited by, or deemed invalid under applicable law or regulation, such provision is inapplicable and deemed omitted to the extent so contrary, prohibited, or invalid, but the remainder of this Agreement is not invalidated thereby and shall be given full force and effect so far as possible.
This Agreement, your rights and obligations, our rights and obligations, and all actions contemplated by this Agreement will be governed by the laws of the state location of the Independent Vacation Specialist's place of business, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in the County of the Independent Vacation Specialist, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of our services or our website.
RATE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Rates are for new, individual bookings only, are per person, double occupancy and are inclusive of non-commissionable fees. Government taxes and fees are additional. There may be limited availability for rates, and select departure dates and locations may have higher rates. If airfare is listed as "On Request" it means the airfare is not booked or included and a vacation specialist will contact you with the price of the airfare and taxes if it is available.