- Intrepid Agency Booking Conditions
These will also be subject to the Operator’s Terms and Conditions as set out below:
- Operator Terms and Conditions
- Polar (Quark)
These Expedition Terms and Conditions apply to trips run by our partner Quark in both the Antarctic and Arctic regions
- Arctic Voyages (Adventure Canada)
These Expedition Terms and Conditions apply to trips run by our partner Adventure Canada in the Arctic region
These apply to bookings that include the purchase of flights
- Polar (Quark)
- Our contract - services provided to you by Intrepid
You have booked a third-party operator trip with Intrepid Travel Pty Ltd (ABN 35 007 172 456) (us/we). In this circumstance, we act as an agent for and sell, certain Travel Products on behalf of the third-party travel operator (Operator). Any services we provide to you are collateral to that agency relationship. Our obligation to you is to (and you expressly authorise us to) provide travel advisory services, make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and the Operator (the Booking Services). You pay us for providing the Booking Services to you. Your Booking Confirmation is your acknowledgement that we are entitled to retain payment for the Booking Services from the Operator. The terms of the relationship between us are governed by these Agency Booking Conditions.
- What the Operator provides to you
In this relationship, we are not ourselves a provider of travel services and have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by the Operators. The Operator is responsible for providing the Travel Product to you. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to the Operator Terms and Conditions, including conditions of carriage and limitations of liability, imposed by these service providers. We will require you to expressly agree to these Operator Terms and Conditions that apply to the Travel Product. We will provide you with copies of the Operator Terms and Conditions on request.
- Deposit and final payments
You will be required to pay a deposit when booking your Travel Product. Unless otherwise specified in the Special Conditions, your sales consultant will advise how much that will be as out in the relevant Operator Terms and Conditions. A deposit will secure your booking, however prices quoted may change before you make the final payment. The timing for your final payment is set out in in the relevant Operator Terms and Conditions unless otherwise advised to you by your Sales Representative. We are not liable for any changes made by an Operator to the payment due date and prices for Travel Products are not guaranteed until payment has been made in full and documents have been processed by the Operator.
- Price and Itineraries
The Travel Products offered by the Operator are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice by the Operator. Travel Products may also change at any time in accordance with the terms and conditions you agree with the Operator.
The prices for your Travel Products may be subject to variable and seasonal pricing, both of which are standard practice within the travel industry. This means the prices may vary at any time in accordance with demand, market conditions and availability. It is likely that different passengers on the same trip have been charged different prices. The most up to date pricing is available on our website.
The price of your Travel Product may change at any time up to your departure due to unfavourable changes in exchange rates, increases in airfares or other transportation costs, increases in local operator costs, taxes, or if Operator or government action should require us to do so, even after you have paid all or part of the quoted price for your Travel Product.
Transfers to a third party or an alternative trip are only permitted when operationally possible and, in the case of transferring to a third party, where the transferee meets all the requirements in relation to the trip. Certain fees may apply.
- Your details
For us to confirm your travel arrangements, you must provide all requested details with the balance of the Travel Product price. Necessary details vary by trip; they may include but are not limited to full name as per passport, date of birth, nationality, passport number, passport issue and expiry date and any pre-existing medical conditions you have which may affect your ability to complete your travel arrangements. On some more demanding trips you may be required to complete and forward a Self-Assessment form which will be provided to you by your sales representative. Some Operators will deny carriage if the customer's name varies from their booking. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising from the incorrect entry of a customer’s name or as a result of the Operator’s policies.
- Refunds and cancellations
All bookings are made on your behalf subject to the Operator Terms and Conditions imposed by the relevant Operator. We are only able to provide you with the remedy provided by the Operator (if any, which may include a credit to use for future travel supplied by the Operator). If you are eligible for a refund in relation to a Travel Product for which payment has been made to the Operator, we will not provide a refund to you until we receive the funds from the Operator to return to you.
In the event of a force majeure event making it impossible or unsafe for an Operator to deliver all or part of any Travel Product, we will use our reasonable endeavours to assist you to obtain a refund from the Operator. Depending on the circumstances, losses may amount to a proportion of the booking price. We will use our reasonable endeavours to minimise losses incurred by you.
- Our liability to you
Because we provide you with the Booking Services and you pay us for acquiring the Booking Services only, we are liable to you in accordance with these terms and conditions for any breaches of our obligations in providing the Booking Services to you.
Subject to the application of consumer guarantees which may be implied into the supply of the Booking Services to you, we are not otherwise liable to you or anyone else (including for negligence, breach of contract or tort) for any loss or damage (including specific, direct, indirect, consequential, economic loss, incidental damages, lost profits or savings or damages for disappointment) which is suffered directly or indirectly in connection with the:
use of (or inability to use), including a disruption to the Booking Services;
the delivery or non-delivery of the Travel Product; or
any act or omission of the Operator or other third parties.
Our liability will also be limited to the extent that any relevant international conventions, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, limit the amount of compensation which can be claimed for death, injury, or delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage.
Nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to exclude or restrict the application of:
consumer guarantees under consumer protection laws (including Australian Consumer Law) but we do not give any guarantee or warranty and do not make any representation of any kind, express or implied, with respect to use of the Booking Services supplied by us outside these laws; or
any package travel regulations or other consumer protections that may apply to your booking.
All information relating to a Travel Product or an Operator is provided by the Operators or other independent third parties. We are not responsible for and make no warranty or representation about such information including the standard, class, or description of accommodation or services provided by the Operators.
- The liability of Operator
Your legal rights in connection with the provision of the Travel Products are against the Operator and, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part, are not against us. Specifically, if for any reason (excluding fault on our part) the Operator is unable to provide the Travel Product for which you have contracted, your rights are against the Operator and not against us. Any loss or risk from any Operator or Travel Product lies solely with you, whether arising from, but not limited to, insolvency, winding up, bankruptcy or similar.
You indemnify us (and all of our subsidiaries, officers, employees, contractors and agents) against all losses, claims actions, proceedings, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including legal fees) arising from any claim by a third party arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with:
your access or use of the Booking Services, this includes your delegate’s access or use of the Booking Services through any means provided to you; and
from any claim arising from your travel arrangements including but not limited to any claim in relation to any Operator or Travel Product.
- Acceptance of risk
You acknowledge that the nature of your Travel Product may be adventurous and participation involves a degree of personal risk. You may be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical attributes present dangers and physical challenges greater than those present in our daily lives.
You also acknowledge that you are choosing to travel at a time where you may be exposed to the COVID-19 virus. It is your own responsibility to acquaint yourself with all relevant travel information, including applicable health risks. You acknowledge that your decision to travel is made based on your own consideration of this information, and you acknowledge and agree that you are aware of, and assume responsibility for, the risks associated with traveling at this time. You acknowledge that you may be required to follow additional policies or requirements in order to travel during this time. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we accept no liability in relation to these additional risks.
- Passports and visas
It is your responsibility to obtain information and to have in your possession all the required documentation and identification required for entry, departure and travel to each country or region you visit on your trip. This includes a valid passport and all travel documents required by the relevant governmental authorities including all visas, permits and certificates (including but not limited to vaccination or medical certificates) and insurance policies. Your passport must be valid 6 months after the last date of travel with is as set out on your itinerary. You accept full responsibility for obtaining all such documents, visas and permits prior to the start of the trips, and you are solely responsible for the full amount of costs incurred as a result of missing or defective documentation. You agree that you are responsible for the full amount of any loss or expense incurred by us that is a direct result of your failure to secure or be in possession of proper travel documentation.
- Travel insurance
Travel insurance is mandatory and must be taken out at the time of booking. The specific insurance cover required for your Travel Product will be set out in the Operator Terms and Conditions and may vary between Travel Products. You are also strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance at the time of booking. We are not responsible for any failure by you to acquire adequate insurance cover.
- Applicable laws
The laws of Victoria, Australia govern these Booking Conditions to the fullest extent allowable. Any disputes in connection with a trip or these Agency Booking Conditions must be initiated in the courts of Victoria, Australia. Nothing in these Booking Conditions, including this clause 14, affects your rights as a consumer to rely on any applicable local laws.
- Assignment and Registered address
We can assign or otherwise transfer any of our rights or obligations under these Booking Conditions, including novation to a related body corporate (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)), at its sole discretion on written notice to You (including notice via the Website).
Level 7, 567 Collins St, Melbourne VIC, 3000, Australia.
The Terms and Conditions set out below, apply to the trips and themes noted below and apply globally.
Expedition Terms and Conditions
Effective for bookings made on or after September 7, 2022.
For any bookings made prior to Sept 7, 2022, please refer to your booking documentation received at time of confirmation as your booking terms and conditions will vary.
IMPORTANT EXPEDITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS. TRIP PARTICIPANTS READ CAREFULLY.
THIS DOCUMENT IS A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT ISSUED BY QUARK EXPEDITIONS, INC TO, AND ACCEPTED BY, YOU, THE TRIP PARTICIPANT, SUBJECT TO THE IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPEARING BELOW. EACH TRIP PARTICIPANT SHOULD CAREFULLY REVIEW THIS CONTRACT.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THE ATTENTION OF TRIP PARTICIPANTS IS SPECIALLY DIRECTED TO PARAGRAPHS 19 THROUGH 34 WHICH CONTAIN IMPORTANT LIMITATIONS ON THE RIGHTS OF TRIP PARTICIPANTS WHO ASSERT CLAIMS AGAINST QUARK EXPEDITIONS, INC., THE VESSEL, THEIR AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES, AND OTHERS, INCLUDING FORUM SELECTION CLAUSE, CLASS ACTION WAIVER, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND TIME LIMITATION PROVISIONS.
Terms & Conditions of Sale
The purchase of any travel services offered by Quark Expeditions, Inc. (along with its affiliates, owners, officers, agents and employees collectively referred to as "Quark" or "QEI") creates a contractual relationship between QEI and you, the customer/participant in the travel package (the “Expedition”) provided by QEI (for and on behalf of yourself and all other customers/participants for whom you are purchasing the travel package, herein referred to as the "traveler", "passenger", “participant”, "you" or "your), and represents your acceptance of the terms and conditions of your Expedition set out herein (the “Terms and Conditions”). Please read the following information carefully. In order for your Expedition reservation to be completed, you must indicate you accept the Terms and Conditions by checking the appropriate box when paying your deposit for online reservations or, for reservations made by telephone, by signing and returning the Expedition Terms and Conditions sent to you by QEI. QEI reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time with or without notice. You are advised to check on the QEI website located at www.quarkexpeditions.com or to request the latest version of the Terms and Conditions from QEI prior to booking your Expedition. For purposes of these Terms and Conditions, any reference to “Cruise” shall mean those periods of the Expedition during which the Passenger is embarking or disembarking or on a vessel which is owned, chartered or operated by QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner (defined below) for the Expedition (the “Vessel”), including but not limited to when the Passenger is on land while the Vessel is in port and any shore excursions.
FOR WHERE WE ARE CONTRACTUALLY BOUND TO PROVIDE A SEPARATE TICKET FROM CARRIER: You will be asked to accept a separate Contract of Carriage with the carrier (the “Carrier") of your Cruise or Airline which shall govern the relationship, responsibilities and liabilities as between you, the passenger, and the Carrier whereby any dispute that you raise directly with the Carrier will be governed by and subject to the terms of the Contract of Carriage. For the avoidance of doubt, these Terms and Conditions govern the relationship between you and QEI, and any dispute or claim that you raise with the carrier will be subject to the Contract of Carriage and not these Terms and Conditions. To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and the provisions of the Contract of Carriage as they relate to you and the Carrier, then the Contract of Carriage shall prevail and supersede the provisions of these Terms and Conditions; and to the extent there is a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and the provisions of the Contract of Carriage as they relate to you and QEI, then these Terms and Conditions shall prevail and supersede the provisions of the Contract of Carriage.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EXPEDITIONS ABOARD THE VESSEL ULTRAMARINE (“ULTRAMARINE”)
The Ultramarine Owner (defined below) is a sister company of QEI and the companies are members of the same Group. QEI acts as Ultramarine Owner’s exclusive agent, for and on behalf of Ultramarine Owner, with respect to the marketing, sale and taking bookings for Expeditions aboard Ultramarine. The payment of your deposit and the acceptance of your signature to these Terms and Conditions (as defined below) by QEI creates a contractual relationship between Vinson Expeditions LLC (the “Ultramarine Owner”) and you for Expeditions aboard the Vessel known as “Ultramarine”. As such, the contractual relationship for Expeditions on-board “Ultramarine” is directly between the Passenger and the Ultramarine Owner. For the avoidance of doubt such booking remains governed by these Terms and Conditions (as applicable) and, if any, the Conditions of Carriage of the Ultramarine Owner. The Ultramarine Owner is afforded and protected by the entirety of these terms and conditions (including, but not limited to, those stated in paragraphs 19 to 34). To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and any Conditions of Carriage issued by the Ultramarine Owner then the Conditions of Carriage shall prevail.
1.0 Reservations and Payment
QEI accepts payment in 5 currencies US dollars (US$), Australian Dollars (AU$), Euros (€) Pounds Sterling (£) and Canadian dollars (CAD$). The currency will be applied based on the location of the client. Once the initial deposit/payment has been paid, all subsequent fees/charges will be applied in the same currency. QEI reserves the right to adjust prices based on exchange rates without notice.
Deposits: To confirm reservations, a deposit of 25% (unless indicated otherwise at time of booking) of the net, discounted rate (minimum US$1000, AU$1300, £650, €880, CA$1280 per person) of the total invoice amount is required at time of booking. The deposit must be paid by major credit card, wire transfer, check or money order. For any bookings within 120 days of departure full payment is required. Deposit amounts may vary for special promotions and are subject to the promotion terms and conditions.
Payments: Balances are due 120 days prior to departure. Final payment can be made by major credit card, bank wire or check. Deposits and payments for pre-Expedition and post-Expedition services are specific to each item and are explained and communicated at time of purchase.
QEI is not responsible for any charges levied by third parties or financial institutions and payable by you as a result of credit card or other payment transactions and will not refund or return any fees charged by third parties or financial institutions in connection with payments made by you to QEI
Late payments: All late payments are subject to a penalty of 1.5% interest per month, or 18% per annum. QEI reserves the right to cancel any booking that is not paid within 120 days of departure or deny boarding on any unpaid balances.
QEI will always try to accommodate special requests, but will not guarantee such things as cabin/room number, bedding type, special meals and airline seats. Please ensure all special requests are conveyed to your booking agent at time of reservation.
All fares are quoted in US dollars (US$), Australian dollars (AU$), Euros (€) Pounds Sterling (£) and Canadian dollars (CAD$). Rates for Expeditions, including flights, transfers or mandatory transfer packages, as well as optional pre-Expedition and post-Expedition extensions are based on tariffs and exchange rates in effect at the time of printing and are subject to change prior to departure.
Quark Expeditions will not apply any surcharges to a booking once confirmed.
All travelers are required to pay for their excursion and additional purchases in conjunction with their excursion in the same currency. The fare does not include tobacco, alcoholic or special beverages (bottled or tap), miscellaneous extras, personal needs, medical care or any other item not expressly stated as being included. Such goods and services, if available for purchase aboard the Vessel, are at the travelers’ own expense. Payment for all such goods and services including any charges for extra baggage must be made in cash or by traveler’s checks in US dollars (or other currency acceptable to the carrier) upon demand by the carrier prior to the traveler’s disembarkation. Taxes, port charges, embarkation and loading expenses, stamps, health fees and any other charges whatsoever imposed by governmental authorities in any port or place shall be for the account of the traveler if not included in the fare paid to QEI
3.0 Cancellations By Guests, Refunds and Future Travel Refund Credits
Cancellation fees apply to the entire Expedition booking, including Expedition fare, air add-ons, ground transfers, pre- and post-Expedition hotel and tour packages. If any non-Expedition components are canceled, you will be responsible for any cancellation fees imposed by the airlines, other transportation carriers, other tour and ground operators, and other hotel properties. You are not entitled to any refund, payment, compensation or credit except as otherwise provided in this section. Any refunds will be made directly to the method of payment you used at the time of booking. If a refund cannot be issued back via the original method of payment, then refunds will be returned via wire transfer.
Guests who cancel in writing as set forth below within the dates shown below for any reason, including medical or family reasons, are subject to the following per-person cancellation fees, as applicable:
You hereby agree that losses sustained by QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner in the event of your cancellation would be very difficult or impossible to quantify and that the fees set forth in the below cancellation schedule represent a fair and reasonable assessment as liquidated damages. Since a cancellation likely means a diminished opportunity to sell the same space on other cruises or trips, the cancellation fees below apply regardless of a name change or stateroom resale.
All requests for cancellation must be received in writing. Cancellations cannot be made online.
The following Cancellation Fee and Schedule shall apply:
PER PERSON CANCELLATION FEE
FLEXIBLE CANCELLATION FEES*
0 to 15 days after booking confirmation
All payments refunded
15 days to 180 or more days prior to Day 1
179 to 120 days prior to Day 1
Loss of Deposit
119 to 90 days prior to Day 1
89 to 60 days prior to Day 1
59 to 0 days prior to Day 1
* Cancellation Fees are eligible to be applied to a future voyage booked within 1 year of cancellation date.
*FLEXIBLE CANCELLATION FEES:
Cancellation fees applied on cancellations made up to 60 days prior to departure are eligible to be used to rebook on a voyage within 1 year of the cancellation date. Cancellation Fees will be forfeited if not used by within 1 year of cancellation date. Eligible cancellation fees may be applied toward the cruise fare due and non-cruise components such as land, hotel nights and transfers, on a new booking made on or after its issue date made within 1 year of the original cancellation date. The Cancellation fees are not transferable and will be applied in the name(s) of the Guest(s) on the cancelled reservation. Eligible Cancellation Fees may be applied on any voyage owned or operated by Quark Expeditions / Vinson Expeditions LLC (unless chartered by a third party) in which accommodation is available at the time the booking is made. The Cancellation fees may be used for all available cabin/suite categories, adventure options other than chartered/exclusive voyage sailings. Guests must apply the value of the Cancellation fees within 1 year of cancellation date. If the value of the Cancellation Fees applied to a booking is less than its assigned value, remaining amount can be used on other new bookings, subject to the same terms and conditions stated herein. If the value of the booking is less than the Cancellation Fee value, the Guest(s) will be responsible to pay the difference. Any use of the Cancellation Fees shall be subject to the rates, cancellation fees, brochure terms and conditions and terms of the passage contract in effect on the date the booking is confirmed by Quark Expeditions. Cancellation fees are only eligible to be applied for one cancellation/rebooking occurrence.
If a voyage has had cancellation fees applied as payment and that voyage is then cancelled by the guest, the original cancellation fee amount shall apply in full and will not be eligible to be used to be applied to another voyage again. Other terms and conditions may apply.
Please note that, as stated above, certain travel arrangements are non-refundable and are subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed – this is particularly true for non-Expedition components as identified above.
Time limited promotional programs may be subject to separate terms and conditions.
Future Travel Refund Credits
If you were issued a Future Travel Refund Credit (FTRC) it is important to note the Cancellation Terms and Conditions for use and booking with an FTRC differs from the above and can be found within the “Future Travel Refund Credit (FTRC) Policy outlined in section 3.1.
3.1 FUTURE TRAVEL REFUND CREDIT (FTRC) POLICY
a. FTRC may be redeemed on any Expedition operated by QEI or, for cancellations of Expeditions aboard the Ultramarine, any Expedition operated by QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner, which departs within 1 year of the original canceled Expedition departure date.
b. The FTRC will be issued in the name of traveler for the amount of the payments received by QEI as of the time of cancellation in respect of the cruise fare, extra hotel nights, transfer packages and/or adventure options.
c. No FTRC or any other credit will be given for flights, fees and pre/post packages purchased through QEI and such services are subject to terms and conditions of those service providers. Please contact QEI for details of such and the relevant cancellation charges.
d. If the rebooked Expedition is more than the FTRC value, the guest must pay the difference.
e. A FTRC may only be used once and towards one Expedition. Should a Expedition cost be less than the value of the FTRC then any remaining balance can only be used for additional services or ancillary extras relating to the rebooked Expedition provided such are booked a minimum of 7 days prior to the Expedition start day. After this date, the remaining value of the FTRC is forfeited.
f. The FTRC is combinable with in-market promotions. Exceptions may apply.
g. The FTRC is 100% non-refundable
h. The FTRC can only be redeemed against a new booking and cannot be used to pay the deposit to an existing booking, applied to a past booking or a booking that has been paid in full. Any new booking must be on a new Expedition date.
i. The FTRC cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent
j. A maximum of 100% of the value of the FTRC can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. This offer is subject to QEI’s approval prior to creation of the new booking and is subject to that person accepting the Expedition’s then applicable Booking Terms and Conditions when using their FTRC to book the Expedition.
k. Transfer requests must be made in writing to QEI. No partial transfers of a FTRC is permitted.
l. When a guest elects to cancel their Expedition, in order to be eligible for a Future Travel Refund Credit, the guest’s booking file must be in good standing where all payments are up to date as per payment scheduled agreed to at the time of booking. Standard Booking Terms and Conditions will apply for any files that are in arrears (late payments).
n. In the event of cancellation on files partially paid with cash and FTRC, any remaining cash payments after penalties have been applied are eligible for refund.
o. If QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner cancels an Expedition where an FTRC has been used then Standard Booking Terms and Conditions apply save that notwithstanding anything else in those terms a new FTRC will be issued with a new expiration date of 1 year from date of the canceled Expedition and no cash refund in respect of the FTRC element of the booking shall be provided.
p. In the event of a FTRC issued by error, with an incorrect monetary value or other details incorrect, we reserve the right to void the refund credit and issue a new one and shall have no liability whatsoever in respect of the first refund credit and any decisions made by you in respect of the same.
r. These FTRC terms shall be governed by the law and jurisdiction in the Booking Terms and Conditions which applied to the original booking in respect of which the FTRC has been issued.
s. FTRCs are not issued to any party that booked a charter, group, separately negotiated rates and/or terms outside of our public offers or otherwise did not accept the standard Booking Terms and Conditions for their original booking. Please contact your group or charter agent directly.
To protect your investment, QEI highly recommends that you obtain adequate trip cancellation insurance.
4.0 Adventure Options
Prices quoted are based on group participation and no refunds will be made for any part of the program in which you choose not to participate, including but not limited to kayaking, paddle excursion, stand up paddle boarding, camping, skiing, mountain trekking or ballooning (if applicable and which, at the discretion of the Vessel’s Master and/or QEI’s Expedition Leader, may or may not be used). It is understood that refunds cannot be made to travelers who do not complete the services for any reason whatsoever. QEI and/or the Expedition staff reserve the right to deny participation to anyone who does not follow the rules set out by Expedition staff or is deemed by QEI and/or the Expedition staff in its/their sole discretion to be not medically/physically able to participate safely. For the avoidance of doubt, where providers of any such Adventure Options are independent contractors then neither QEI, its affiliates, owners, officers, agents, employees, contractors, nor any associate organization shall be held liable for any act, default, injury (including emotional injury, injury to person or property, or death), loss, expense, damage, deviation, delay, curtailment or inconvenience caused to or suffered by any person or their property, howsoever arising, which may occur or be incurred by any such provider. Adventure Options are not transferable at any time.
QEI welcomes passengers of the age of 8 and above and under the age of 16 at time of travel with a signed waiver by a parent prior to commencement on any Expedition, provided they meet height and weight requirements (weight of 64lbs or 29kg and 48" or 1.2 m. tall). Children under 8 years old at the time of travel or children, regardless of age, who do not meet the above weight and/or height criteria are not allowed to participate in the Expedition.
For children allowed to travel the following terms apply:
5.1 Children on Vessel-based trips
Any child under the age of eighteen (18) years of age must be accompanied in the same or connecting suite by a parent or other responsible adult twenty-one (21) years of age or older. In addition, if the adult accompanying this child is not a parent, a “Parental Consent Guardianship Form” must be signed by parent or legal guardian and received by QEI prior to sailing. Children under eighteen (18) years of age are not permitted in any casino or other area that may be designated as not accessible to certain ages by QEI or the owner of the Vessel.
No childcare services will be provided on board the Vessel.
5.2 Children and Vessel-based Adventure Options
Adventure Options on vessels are only available for all persons over the age of 16. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to participate in Adventure Options. Parents must be with children under the age of 16 at all times, so the parent’s participation in Adventure Options may be limited.
6.0 Emergency Evacuation Insurance and Travel Insurance
Due to the remoteness of where we travel, an adequate medical facility could be 72 hours away or more, and emergency evacuation and adequate medical treatment may be delayed or unavailable in certain areas.
6.1 Emergency Evacuation Coverage - Complimentary for all QEI guests
Emergency evacuation insurance, to a maximum benefit per paying traveler of US$500,000, is included complimentary in the cost of all QEI trips. Included coverage is applicable only to travel occurring between the first and last day of the Expedition purchased from QEI. Additional days of travel prior to the Expedition and/or after the Expedition, including pre- and post-packages/hotels/flights, purchased from QEI or from suppliers other than QEI are not covered by the included emergency evacuation insurance. The passenger is responsible for determining that this coverage provided by QEI is sufficient.
6.2 Comprehensive Travel Insurance
QEI highly recommends that you and all members of your party have comprehensive travel insurance coverage. Due to the remoteness of the areas in which we travel, travelers should have a minimum level of cover sufficient to cover the entirety of their medical risk and exposure including emergency medical coverage. QEI requires that you have adequate medical coverage prior to embarkation. The travel insurance policy should also cover trip cancellation insurance, trip delay, interruption or after departure coverage, baggage and repatriation.
Please ask your Polar Travel Adviser about Tripmate Tour and Cruise Travel Protection for US and Non-US residents or book your travel insurance at http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/travel-insurance.
7.0 Pre- and Post-Travel
Pre- and post-travel options arranged by QEI may not be refundable after the booking is made. A non-refundable deposit of a minimum of US$350, AU$455, £228, €308, CA$450 is required at time of booking. Cancellations received less than 120 days before departure are 100% non-refundable.
8.0 Amendments to Bookings
QEI will make every effort to assist in changing your reservation; however, changes must be submitted in writing a minimum of 120 days prior to departure. If the amendment is possible it will be subject to a minimum US$250, AU$325, £160, €220, CA$320 per person fee, plus any difference in fare if applicable. Amendments allowed include name changes but not changes to a completely different Expedition and/or different dates for the same Expedition. Downgrades to a lower cabin type are considered a cancellation and rebooking and will fall under the cancellation terms. See point 3.0
9.0 Transfers of Deposits or Payments to Alternate Expeditions
Should travelers be unable to take the Expedition they originally booked, but would like to travel on an alternate date, it may be possible to transfer deposits or payments from the original booking to an alternate booking, subject to the following conditions: The new Expedition must occur within one year of the original Expedition date and a request to transfer must be made in writing to QEI more than 120 days prior to the departure of the original Expedition. QEI reserves the right to prohibit transfers on any of its Expeditions. Should a transfer request be granted, a fee of minimum US$ 1000, AU$1300, £650, €880, CA$1280 per person will be charged plus any difference in fare (as applicable).
10.0 Discounts and Promotions
QEI has the right to limit, withdraw or change any and/or all discounts and promotions without notice and/or compensation.
11.0 Scheduled Flights
Expeditions do not include international airfare or any other flights unless expressly stated in the Expedition inclusions.
Quotes: All quotes are in US dollars; QEI cannot quote or book flights in any other currency.
Price changes: Until the tickets are issued, QEI reserves the right to change prices for any reason including, but not limited to, airfares wrongfully quoted due to system error, the price of fuel and/or currency fluctuations or government taxes or levies, or any other reasonable cause.
Full payment: Full payment must be received by QEI before the option period (as communicated) expires to guarantee the flight reservation at quoted price. A guarantee of payment by the passenger is an acceptance of the travel arrangements, as requested, at the total price quoted.
Changes & cancellations: Unless otherwise stated, airline tickets are 100% non-changeable & non-refundable once tickets have been issued.
Changes made prior to ticket issuance may be applied at QEI’s discretion, and will be subject to administrative fees.
Flight reconfirmation: QEI strongly recommends flight times and numbers to be verified or reconfirmed at least 72 hours prior to departure. QEI is not responsible for any change to airline schedules or flight numbers after tickets have been issued.
Airline tickets: Once issued, all airline tickets are non-transferable and are valid only for the dates and routings shown. A no-show to a flight results in a forfeit of the ticket and the client is responsible for the full costs of a new ticket and changes that may occur in replacement.
Baggage: All airline tickets come with baggage restrictions or no free baggage allowance. Please check directly with your airline for up to date baggage rules as additional fees may apply and are the responsibility of the passenger.
Airline, airport or weather delays: QEI will not be held responsible for any additional expenses or loss that may arise from airline, airport or weather delays. QEI will not reimburse you for any additional expenses incurred by the passenger as a result. QEI will not refund any unused portion of air tickets purchased in the event of such delays due to conditions beyond its control.
12.0 Charter Flights
Charter flights are at an additional cost unless otherwise stated. QEI reserves the right to change charter flight costs based on fuel surcharges or increased charter hire rates. Charter flights have strict luggage allowances as per Expedition Brochure and QEI Invoice. All other terms of clause 11.0 shall apply to Charter flying.
13.0 Trip Cancellation by QEI; Force Majeure Event
QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner reserves the right to cancel or change any service prior to departure, for any reason. For any affected passengers on any cancelled Expedition, QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner will, subject to availability, offer affected passengers an alternate Expedition to re-book on. If there is no suitable alternative or the affected passenger is not able to participate in the alternative Expedition, QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner will refund to such passenger any payments made to QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner without any further obligation or liability on the part of QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner including, but not limited to, no liability for compensation or to refund other costs incurred by the customer.
Please note that in the event of cancellation, QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner will not be responsible for the cost of any additional travel arrangements through 3rd party suppliers purchased directly through QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner or other parties.
13.1 Force Majeure Event
Notwithstanding the above neither QEI nor (to the extent applicable) Ultramarine Owner be held responsible for, and no refunds will be given for, delays or cancellation of all or part of the Expedition due to causes or circumstances beyond QEI or the Vessel owner’s (including, in the case of the Ultramarine, the Ultramarine Owner’s) responsibility or control, including but not limited to act of God; perils of the sea, harbors, rivers, or other navigable waters; act of any governmental or ruling authority; epidemic; collision; stranding; fire; faults or errors in navigation or management of this or of any other vessel; seizure of the Vessel under legal process; any abrupt or unexpected increase in the cost of fuel or shortage of fuel; war; hostilities; riots; strikes or labor stoppages; or any other cause or circumstance beyond QEI or the Vessel owner’s (including, in the case of the Ultramarine, the Ultramarine Owner’s) responsibility or control including, but not limited to, the failure by the Vessel owner (other than in the case of the Ultramarine, the Ultramarine Owner’s) or charterer to deliver the Vessel to QEI for any reason whatsoever (a “Force Majeure Event”). For the avoidance of doubt, a Force Majeure Event also includes (a) the occurrence of any pandemic, epidemic or prevalent disease or illness with an actual or probable threat to human life as may be designated or determined by any local, city, county or state governmental entities, as applicable, or the federal government of the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC); including, without limitation, atypical pneumonia, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), or avian influenza, or (b) adherence to any travel restriction, warning or advisory issued in relation thereto by any local, city, county or state governmental entities, as applicable, or the federal government of the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), or (c) any quarantine or similar measure taken in relation thereto by any governmental agency or authority to prevent the spread of any communicable disease, or (d) any unavailability of any resources, information or services resulting from any of the foregoing including, without limitation, the unavailability of resources, information or services due to any governmental shut-downs or the unavailability or resources, information or services due to a shut-down, quarantine or similar measure of any third-party service provider whose service or information is relied upon by QEI or the Vessel owner (including, in the case of the Ultramarine, the Ultramarine Owner’s) to fulfill QEI’s and/or Ultramarine Owner’s obligations under these Terms and Conditions. Any additional costs accrued will be the responsibility of the traveler.
13.2 Force Majeure Event exceptions:
Notwithstanding the foregoing it is agreed that in the event of any delay or cancellation of all or part of an Expedition is caused by either (i) Covid-19 and related legally mandated travel restrictions; and/or (ii) the war between Ukraine and Russia then, in such circumstances, Quark shall be liable for a full or partial refund (as the case may be) of all sums paid by you to Quark for the Expedition. This shall be the sole and maximum extent in the specific circumstances detailed herein. For all other Force Majeure Events the terms set out above shall apply in full.
Future Travel Refund Credits
If your Expedition is suspended/cancelled/postponed due to the impact of COVID-19 and you are/were issued a Future Travel Refund Credit (FTRC) to rebook onto a new Expedition, or if you elected to cancel your Expedition and selected an FTRC, it is important to note the Cancellation Terms and Conditions for use and booking with an FTRC differs from the above and can be found within the “Future Travel Refund Credit (FTRC) Policy” outlined in section 3.1.
14.0 Changes to an Expedition Prior to Departure
Planning for Expeditions begins many months or even years in advance of departure. Occasionally, we have to make changes both before and after bookings have been confirmed. Unless otherwise provided in these Terms and Conditions, QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner reserves the right to change any service prior to departure without compensation or refund; including but not limited to change in Vessel, transfer packages (ground or air), group hotel nights and the Expedition and itinerary itself. Such changes can be made by QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner without notice and for any reason whatsoever, without allowance or refund and with extra costs, if any, being paid by the travelers. In addition QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner reserves the right to cancel any services prior to departure, in which case a pro-rata payment will be refunded without further obligation on QEI’s and/or Ultramarine Owner’s part except where such cancellation is due to a Force Majeure Event in which case no refund shall be offered.
15.0 Change to an Itinerary After Departure
The itinerary described is subject to change after the Expedition has deemed to have started at the discretion of QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner, the Vessel’s Master and/or QEI’s Expedition Leader and/or for reasons beyond QEI’s and/or Ultramarine Owner’s control as set out in this clause 15. Published itineraries are suggested examples only and QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner reserves the right to change the itinerary and suggested landing sites at any time during an Expedition.
If the Expedition is interrupted, the itinerary changed or if the Vessel is unduly delayed or prevented from proceeding in the ordinary course by any Force Majeure Event, QEI and/or the Vessel owner (including, in the case of the Ultramarine, the Ultramarine Owner) shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the Expedition and to land the traveler and his baggage at any port or place at which the vessel may call at or may then be. In such event, this Expedition shall be considered to have been fully performed as if the Expedition were completed and the responsibility QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner shall cease without any liability on the part of QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner to refund any part of the fare or liability for any other costs or expenses.
In the event that QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner cancels the Expedition or changes the itinerary for a Force Majeure Event and the traveler has not yet boarded the Vessel, the responsibility of QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner shall cease upon such cancellation without any liability on the part of QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner to refund any part of the price.
This is an Expedition to a remote part of the world and the traveler acknowledges that QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner, and the vessel’s Master shall have the liberty to change the itinerary for any reason and have the liberty to substitute services, proceed without pilots; tow and assist vessels in all situations; deviate from the usual advertised or scheduled route; put back to or into or to call or stop, or omit to call or stop, at any port or place, on land or at sea, in or out of the route of the usual, advertised or scheduled Expedition, even though doing so may involve going backwards or away from the port of destination; adjust compasses; dry dock, go on ways and/or be towed; comply with all orders given by governmental or ruling authorities and the underwriters of the Vessel. Examples may include (but are not limited to) returning to port early and/or delaying departure from port to avoid weather, or altering the itinerary for a medical emergency on board to bring a passenger to the nearest disembarkation that will allow the quickest evacuation to a suitable medical facility.
These things may be done for any reasons which are sufficient in the judgement of QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner, the Vessel owner and/or the Master, including but not limited to, offering or rendering assistance in an effort to preserve life or property. If the Master and/or QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner, for any reason whatsoever consider it necessary or desirable in the good management of the Vessel, they may cause the Vessel not to make calls at any port or ports or to land or board travelers or their baggage. A traveler scheduled to land at an omitted port or place of final destination may be landed with his baggage at the next practical port of call without any liability on the part of QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner. Travelers have no right to any refund or other considerations in the event of these itinerary changes.
QEI will reasonably assist participants in changing their travel arrangements and provide trip interruption letters for all participants to submit to their travel insurance providers under their trip interruption travel policy. Furthermore, included activities or excursions within an Expedition itinerary could conceivably be cancelled or rearranged with little or no notice as a result of factors out of QEI’s and/or Ultramarine Owner’s control, such as, for example, a Force Majeure Event, and no refunds will be issued for any unused activities. Any Expedition extensions already undertaken are not eligible for any refunds or cancellation/interruption letters.
In particular, for Expeditions that do or may include Helicopter flights then we do not make refunds for helicopter time not used or for cancelled Helicopter flights whether due to a Force Majeure Event or by virtue of the decision of the Master and/or the Expedition Leader. Also, we cannot guarantee the specific number, make and model of the helicopters used for your flight excursions, and that there will be helicopters onboard at all times or at all.
16.0 All Antarctic Express, & Bespoke Fly/Cruises
Due to the nature of QEI’s Antarctic Express, & Bespoke Fly/Cruises weather conditions may delay or require a cancellation of the remaining itinerary after 4 to 6 days (depending on the Expedition in question) of attempts to operate flights: IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES QEI WILL OFFER PASSENGERS A FULL REFUND ON THE CRUISE FARE IN THE EVENT OF TRIP INTERRUPTION IF THE CHARTER FLIGHT IS NOT ABLE TO TAKE OFF BY THE END OF THE DAY OF THE FINAL DAY OF ATTEMPTS. QEI WILL HAVE NO FURTHER LIABILITY WHATSOEVER.
The interruption policy for QEI’s Antarctic Express programs are set forth in the Contingency Plan below.
16.1 Contingency Plan: QEI’s Antarctic Express (8 and 11 Day Itineraries)
QEI will make every effort to ensure the Antarctic programs take place, but due to weather conditions, flying in this region can be difficult and is beyond the control of QEI. The following table illustrates the last itinerary day on which an attempt will be made to fly:
LAST ITINERARY DAY FOR FLIGHT
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Arrival in Punta Arenas
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle
Arrival in Punta Arenas
International airfare, domestic airfare, any additional services purchased or change fees, will not be refunded by QEI. QEI will provide a trip interruption letter to be submitted by the passenger to their insurance company for airfare, change fees, and other expenses incurred due to the trip interruption.
QEI will issue the cruise fare refund back in the same form/medium in which payment was received.
16.2 Contingency Plan Itinerary
QEI reserves the right to send passengers on the charter plane the evening prior to the scheduled day. This may happen when we see a weather system that could cause a delay on subsequent days. It is for this reason that we request all passengers to arrive in Punta Arenas (PUQ) no later than 3:00pm on Day 1. There will be no refunds for passengers who miss the charter plane departure due to an arrival in Punta Arenas airport (PUQ) after 3:00pm.
Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
For each day of the itinerary after Day 1, if there is a delay, all guests will be briefed by the QEI ground staff on the flight status. Often we are waiting for a weather window to depart and could be required to leave with very little notice. All guests and staff will be on stand-by until notified by the QEI ground staff.
During the stand-by period, you must be at the airport, or at another location designated by the QEI ground staff to be ready to go if and when a suitably long weather window becomes available. If an opportunity to fly does not present itself, you will be returned back to your respective hotels. QEI will provide additional night(s) hotel accommodation and meals.
QEI reserves the right to make exceptions to the timing guidelines outlined in this section.
16.3 Priority of Flight Departure (Antarctica)
In some cases, there are instances where more than one operator is waiting for a weather window to fly passengers to King George Island using the same charter planes. In these cases, the priority is given to the passengers who were first delayed.
16.4 Last Itinerary Day for Flight Attempts
In the event that the charter flight is unable to fly on the final itinerary attempt day for any reason. With such final day being:
- Day 4 for the Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake 8-day itinerary
- Day 6 for the Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle 11-day
QEI will officially interrupt the Expedition and offer to rebook passengers on an alternative future Expedition. If an alternative future Expedition is not suitable, then QEI will issue a full refund for the full cruise fare and unused Adventure Options without any further obligation or liability on the part of QEI.
In order for passengers to obtain reimbursement for their airfare and potentially other costs to change flights, QEI will provide trip interruption letters for all clients to submit to their travel insurance providers under the trip delay/interruption and cancellation clause (provided passengers have included airfare to be covered in their travel protection plan). QEI will provide one final additional night hotel accommodation for those guests on the day of cancellation. Any additional hotel nights and meals will be the responsibility of the guests. QEI reserves the right to make exceptions to the timing guidelines outlined in this section.
16.5 Returning Passengers
Passengers on board the Vessel during these delays will remain on board at no additional cost until the time in which the charter flight is able to arrange transport. Full board and all excursions are included. QEI advises all clients to book changeable airlines tickets along with cancellation and interruption insurance to assist with additional airline change fees. We advise all passengers to have flexible travel arrangements upon disembarkation of the Expedition if delays arise. QEI will not be held responsible for any change/cancellation fees due to weather related delays or any other delays arising from force majeure. No refund will be issued for any reason whatsoever. At the discretion of QEI, the Vessel’s Master and/or QEI’s Expedition Leader reserve the right to sail the Drake passage to a port of call for any reason whatsoever including, but not limited to, any Force Majeure Event.
FOR CANCELLATION DUE TO ALL OTHER EVENTS OF FORCE MAJEURE, THE STANDARD NON-CONTINGENCY PLAN TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF QEI SHALL APPLY.
16.6 Flight Changes due to Interrupted or Delayed Expedition
For faster service QEI strongly recommends that all clients contact the Airline they are traveling on for changes directly.
If flights booked with QEI: QEI ground staff are able to assist passengers that have booked their flights with QEI to make necessary flight changes. Any additional costs such as change fees or additional costs are the responsibility of the passengers.
If flights booked with an external agent: You must contact that agent or the airline directly to change your flights as QEI ground staff are not able to access your flight information to make the necessary changes.
17.0 Medical Treatment and Forms
Medical forms will be sent to you via email link once the deposit has been received. You must review, complete and submit the forms by 90 days prior to departure or immediately if traveling within 90 days. Questions that relate to your physical or mental suitability must be completed by a medical practitioner. QEI CANNOT OFFER MEDICAL ADVICE.
Medical forms must be filled out in full, honestly and accurately, and disclose all medical history and information. Should your medical situation change after submitting the medical forms, it is your responsibility to advise QEI immediately. QEI will review the information submitted and reserves the right to ask for further information, clarity on information, or for documentation from your medical practitioner. QEI reserves the right to deny passage to any passenger on reasonable medical grounds or disembark any passenger at any port or place at any time whose presence, in the opinion of the Expedition staff or Master of the Vessel, may be detrimental to the comfort or safety of himself, other travelers, the Vessel, its officers or crew, or who, in the opinion of the Expedition staff or Master of the Vessel, might be excluded from landing at any port or place by immigration or other governmental authorities. In addition QEI may remove or transfer the accommodations of or confine to a cabin/room, any passenger who may be suffering from contagious or infectious disease.
For travelers that book within 120 days of departure, completed medical forms must be received within 7 days of making payment. QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner reserves the right to deny entry/boarding, without refund or resulting expenses, to any traveler at the pier or starting point of an Expedition itinerary for any reason at its sole discretion, including but not limited to in the event that the on board medical officer determines that the traveler has not disclosed accurate medical information. Before boarding the Vessel or joining an Expedition each traveler must have an adequate supply of all medicines and medical supplies needed as they may not be available on board the Vessel. This supply should be sufficient to cover and pre and post travel and any delays the traveler may suffer beyond the length of the Expedition.
All medicines and all medical or surgical services furnished by the Vessel’s physician, if any, or any other physician or medical personnel (all of whom are engaged by the traveler as independent contractors) or Vessel’s officers, employees, agents of the Vessel owner or Expedition staff shall be and are accepted by and at the traveler’s sole risk and expense, and QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner shall not be responsible for the quality, nature or consequence thereof.
18.0 Travel Documents, Baggage and Behavior on-board the Vessel
The traveler must be in possession of a valid passport and any visas, permits, inoculations and certificates (including health certificates) that are required for the duration of the Expedition and be able to satisfy all requirements of all immigration, port or health authorities of the port(s) of disembarkation and of the country of ultimate destination. If immigration or other government authorities refuse a traveler permission to land, or give orders for deportation, the traveler shall be responsible for all costs incurred by the traveler, QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner and/or the carrier. The traveler must also arrange such vaccinations as are normally recommended for the countries through which they intend to travel. Information about these matters and climate, clothing, baggage, gear, and similar items is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner I. Each traveler must ensure each piece of baggage brought on board the Vessel is marked with the traveler’s full name and address.
Each passenger on board a Vessel is allowed to bring aboard baggage not exceeding 250 pounds in weight and not exceeding 25 cubic feet in volume. The traveler may be charged for baggage in excess thereof at the Vessel owner’s current rate. QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner and the Vessel owner’s liability, if any, (and whether or not excess baggage is carried, declared and paid for) is limited to Two Hundred and Fifty ($250) US dollars in the event of loss, damage, or delay to any or all of the traveler’s baggage. A reasonable amount of space in a deposit box or safe on board, if the Vessel is so equipped, will be allowed to a traveler upon request. In consideration of such deposit box or safe being made available without extra cost, QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner and the Vessel owner’s liability, if any, for loss of, or damage to, any items deposited therein shall neither be created nor increased beyond the limits set out above. Loss of or damage to baggage during loading or disembarking must be reported by the traveler to the Expedition staff, Master, or Purser or other Vessel officer, prior to departing the baggage pickup area. Neither QEI nor Ultramarine Owner nor the Vessel owner shall be responsible for any such loss or damage which is not so reported. Neither QEI nor Ultramarine Owner nor the Vessel owner shall be responsible for any unchecked baggage, nor for any items or articles which the traveler retains under personal control in a cabin or elsewhere. In no event will QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner or the Vessel be liable for any damage to or loss of Baggage not in its custody.
The traveler is responsible for payment of any excess baggage charges levied by the Vessel owner and agree not to bring on board any firearms, flammable, inflammable or hazardous items, controlled or prohibited substances or drugs, contraband or items prohibited by any country or port to be visited. The traveler shall not be entitled to get off from the Vessel at an intermediate port or place except as set out in the itinerary or with prior written approval of the Vessel owner or QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner and if the traveler does so it is at the traveler’s own risk and expense and no refund will be made in such cases. If such disembarkation violates any law, including United States Code, Title 46 Section 289, the traveler shall be liable to reimburse QEI and/or Ultramarine Owner and/or the Vessel owner for any penalty provided by statute, law or governmental regulation. If the traveler misses any scheduled sailing of the Vessel from any port or place, neither QEI nor Ultramarine Owner nor the Vessel owner shall be liable for any costs, expenses or damages incurred by the traveler as a result thereof, and the traveler shall not be entitled to any refund of the fare.
All travelers must abide by all “Rules” and “Regulations” posted onboard the Vessel. Any questions about the “Rules” and “Regulations” should be directed to the Expedition staff or the Vessel’s Master or purser.
The traveler acknowledges that the Master of the Vessel may alter the accommodation arrangements at any time and may allocate other accommodations to travelers. The fare and the standard of accommodations will, if possible, be substantially the same. The Vessel owner shall have a lien on (claim against and right to sell) the baggage, money (including the fare) and any other property accompanying the traveler to satisfy any claims it may have against the traveler. The Vessel owner may enforce this lien by public or private sale in any manner and without notice except where required by applicable law.
No pets or animals are allowed on the Vessel.
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: With respect to Expeditions onboard the Ultramarine, any references to “Quark” “QEI” or “Vessel Owner” in Sections 19 through 34 of these Terms and Conditions hereunder, shall include Ultramarine Owner.
18.1 COVID-19 Vaccination Documents
Each traveler must also specifically be in possession of a printed COVID-19 vaccination record document for review by Quark staff at the time of check-in. The vaccination record document can be either
(1) from a government health authority that administered the vaccination (e.g., U.S. CDC's Vaccination Record Card, UK’s NHS vaccination record, etc) or
(2) a document from the guest’s medical provider that administered the vaccination and meets the following criteria:
• Appears on the letterhead of the medical provider.
• Contains the passenger’s first name and last name that match your passport.
• Contains the passenger’s date of birth
• Contains the dates that the vaccination(s) were received
• Contains the name of the medical provider organization that administered the vaccine
• Name of vaccine or vaccines administered
• Batch number of vaccine(s) for each dose
If the document is not in English, it must be accompanied by an English translation.
It must show that you have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the check-in day. This means that the guest completed the full cycle of required doses for the vaccine administered (e.g., received the second dose in a two-dose series).
It must show that the vaccine you have taken is a brand whose evaluation status is marked “finalized” by the World Health Organization (WHO). An up to date list can be found on a link at this page.
Please be aware that due to the nature of COVID-19, our boarding requirements may change. We will advise you if and when a change takes place.
Specifically, additional advisories or measures may be issued by applicable governmental or public health entities, such as but not limited to the federal government of the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Such advisories could require booster shots for immunization coverage from future variants of COVID-19. Quark will continue to monitor advisories from such entities and may revise boarding requirements in response.
Also, these requirements in no way affect or supersede any COVID vaccine requirements or any other requirements instituted by the country where you will embark on the voyage or any other countries you may have to travel through. You should to check all travel requirements carefully before departure.
This requirement came into effect on July 14, 2021 If you booked after that date then our standard change and cancellation terms apply (see paragraph 3 above). If you booked before that date and you are not vaccinated, and either can’t or don’t want to become vaccinated, Quark will assess your vaccination status 40 days prior to departure. If at that time your status does not comply with our requirement, then you may submit a request for refund and the refund will be issued.
Compensation for personal injury is limited in accordance with the provisions of International Conventions, but only to the extent such International Conventions apply. These include, for example, in the course of road travel, air travel, rail travel, sea travel, or hotel accommodation, and are limited to the provisions of, respectively, the Geneva Convention 1973, the Warsaw Convention as amended by The Hague Protocol 1955, the 1961 Berne Convention, the 1974 Athens Convention and the 1962 Paris Convention.
20.0 Disclaimer of Liability
QEI purchases transportation, hotel accommodations, and other services from various independent suppliers that are not subject to its control. These suppliers are independent contractors and acts of independent contractors are not acts of QEI or carrier. Neither QEI, its affiliates, owners, officers, agents, employees, contractors, nor any associate organization shall be held liable for any act, default, injury (including emotional injury, injury to person or property, or death), loss, expense, damage, deviation, delay, curtailment or inconvenience caused to or suffered by any person or their property, howsoever arising, which may occur or be incurred by any organization or person, even though such act, default, injury, loss, expense, damage, deviation, delay, curtailment or inconvenience may have been caused or contributed to: (a) by the act, neglect or default of QEI, or of any persons for whom it would otherwise be responsible, or (b) defects or failures of any aircraft, rotorcraft, boat, vessel, automotive vehicle or other equipment or instrumentality under the control of independent suppliers or onboard the Vessel. In issuing tickets for transportation of the travel by any means and making arrangements for travel, hotel or other accommodation, QEI is not acting as principal but only as agent for the companies, corporations, owner, public carriers or persons providing or offering the means of transportation and accommodation. You further understand that QEI neither owns nor operates such third party suppliers and accordingly, agree to seek remedies directly and only against those suppliers and not hold QEI responsible for their acts or omissions. In no event will QEI be responsible for incidental, consequential or special damage or loss suffered by any person. QEI’s maximum liability, for any reason whatsoever, will be limited to the amount paid to QEI for its services. Without limitation, QEI is not responsible for any negligent acts or omissions of itself or of any persons for whom it would otherwise be responsible, or acts which are beyond its control, including but not limited to acts of God, weather emergencies, breakdown, or failure of diving or mechanical equipment, government actions, inclement weather, sickness, attacks by animals, availability of emergency evacuation or medical care or the adequacy of the same, criminal activity of any kind, terrorism, war, civil disturbance, sanitary conditions, quality or sanitation of food, quarantine, customs, regulations, epidemics, strikes, hotel overbooking, safety and/or security standards at hotels, accommodations or otherwise, or for any other reason beyond the control of QEI (each, herein referred to as an event or act of force majeure). You understand, agree with, and agree to be legally bound by the terms of the release and waiver of liability set forth herein.
QEI shall not be responsible for any injury to person, (including emotional injury or physical injury and whether or not resulting in death) or damage to property arising out of any act of war, insurrection, revolt or other civil uprising or military action occurring in the countries of origin, destination or passage.
In case of a medical problem arising during the Expedition, either on board or on shore, which results in costs for evacuation, use of aircraft or repatriation, the responsibility for payment of these costs belongs solely to the traveler if costs incurred are above that of the Emergency Evacuation Insurance. The conditions of carriage in use by the carriers concerned (when issued) shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation companies and the purchaser of these services and/or passage. By accepting the ticket, the traveler also agrees to its terms and conditions.
The traveler accepts that the Vessel owner does not undertake to carry as baggage any electronics, computers, merchandise, samples, furniture, household goods, tools of trade, property of persons other than the traveler, pictures, works of art, perishable or breakable goods, glassware, liquids, bric-a-brac, money, securities and notes, whether or not negotiable, documents, valuables, gold, silver, silverware, precious stones and metals or jewelry. If any such items or articles are brought aboard, the traveler expressly agrees that neither QEI nor the Vessel owner shall have any liability for loss or damage howsoever caused, even if by the negligence of QEI or the Vessel owner. The traveler is not allowed to bring on board items or articles, the importation or exportation of which may be forbidden, or which do not conform to the customs or police regulations or the laws of any country to which the Vessel may go in the course of the Expedition. A traveler who violates this rule will be held liable for all resulting fines, losses, damages or delays. The traveler is not allowed to place in baggage any firearms or any flammable or inflammable matter of any kind, such as matches, gunpowder, fireworks, cigarette lighters, cartridges, films, etc. QEI and/or the Vessel owner may dispose of or destroy such items without liability. The traveler will be liable for the full amount of all loss, damage or delay to the Vessel or her cargo and for all injury to, or death of any fellow travelers, Expedition staff, officers or crew or other persons caused by such hazardous articles brought on board by the traveler.
Travelers using the services of any personal service personnel, if carried on board, or using athletic or recreational equipment, facilities or supplies, does so at the traveler’s own risk and expense, without any responsibility of QEI or the Vessel owner.
Nothing in the brochure, or marketing or website is meant to signify the use of any specific design or model of helicopter. The images featured are inspirational in character and do not necessarily depict the exact people, animals and places encountered by travelers.
21.0 Acknowledgment of Risk
You understand and acknowledge that your travel in connection with and participation in the tour arranged at your request by QEI may involve risk and potential exposure to injury, including emotional injury, injury to person or property and death. You also realize and acknowledge that risk and dangers may be caused by the negligence, fault or wrongdoing of the owners, directors, employees, contractors, subcontractors, officers or agents of QEI or of other participants, contractors and/or subcontractors to QEI. You also recognize and acknowledge that risk and dangers may arise from foreseeable and unforeseeable causes. You fully understand and acknowledge that the aforementioned risks, dangers and hazards are a potential in connection with your travel and recreational activities which may take place during your journey.
22.0 Express Assumption of Risk and Responsibility/Participation
In recognition of the inherent risk of the travels and related activities in which you are intending to engage, you confirm that you are physically and mentally capable of participating in the activity, that you are willingly and knowingly electing to participate in this tour in spite of the potential risk of danger, and you willingly and voluntarily assume full responsibility for any injury, loss or damage suffered by you or caused by you, including emotional injury or injury to person or property, whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence, fault or wrongdoing, whether expected or not, of the owners, directors, agents, officers, employees, contractors, or subcontractors of QEI or of other participants. You understand and acknowledge that due to the remoteness of where we travel, emergency evacuation and/or search and rescue may be delayed or unavailable and that medical facilities and supplies may be limited and you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to assess the impact such limitations may have on any existing medical condition(s). You understand and acknowledge that QEI reserves the right to accept or reject any participant for any reason, and QEI or its guide has the right to disqualify you from any Expedition activity, if in QEI's or such guide's judgment, you are incapable of that activity and/or your continued participation in the tour will endanger yourself or the safety of the group. It is your responsibility and obligation to inform QEI, at the time your reservation is made, of any medical or physical disability or limitation that might disable you or render you unable to perform or safely complete the tour or any activity on the tour. You further acknowledge that you are the best judge of your own conditions and limitations and that it is incumbent upon you to fully disclose the full extent of any such conditions or limitations to QEI. The traveler is hereby expressly advised that the Vessel may be powered or operated in whole or in part by nuclear power or a similar power and the traveler hereby accepts all risks, whether known or unknown, inherent therein and agrees that neither QEI nor the Vessel owner shall have any liability for injury, illness or death resulting therefrom.
In consideration of the services and arrangements provided by QEI, you, for yourself and for your heirs, personal representatives or assigns, do hereby release, waive, discharge, hold harmless and agree to indemnify QEI, and its owners, officers, directors, employees, contractors, subcontractors and affiliates from any and all claims, actions, or losses for emotional injury, bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services, lost profits, consequential, exemplary, indirect or punitive damages or otherwise which may arise out of or occur during your travel in connection with the scheduled Expedition and any activities conducted in conjunction therewith and shall include, without limitation, any loss caused by breakage of shafts or any defect or unseaworthiness in hull, machinery or appurtenances, equipment, furnishings, supplies or officers or crew of the Vessel or its launches or watercraft; fault or neglect of the Master, tugs, officers or members of the crew, agents, servants, independent contractors; the quality, nature or consequences of medical or surgical treatment; any loss, damage or delay arising from inherent defect, or vice or quality of the traveler’s baggage or from the insufficiency, inadequacy of absence of baggage marks or of address or description of such baggage; any loss or damage caused by delay in, or prevention of sailing, prolongation of the Expedition, deviation or stoppage in transit, or from any calls at ports or variations from the scheduled or regular course of the Expedition; seizure of the Vessel under legal process; any act, omission, fault or negligence of the traveler or fellow travelers. YOU SPECIFICALLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE RELEASING, DISCHARGING AND WAIVING ANY CLAIMS OR ACTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE PRESENTLY OR IN THE FUTURE FOR THE NEGLIGENT ACTS, OMISSIONS, OR CONDUCT OF THE OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS, AGENTS OR AFFILIATES OF QEI.
24.0 Express Waiver of Consequential, Punitive or Exemplary Damages
Regardless of the situation or circumstances giving rise to a claim, you waive any right to seek consequential, punitive or exemplary damages against QEI its owners, officers, directors, agents, contractors and employees, for any reason whatsoever.
25.0 Limitation of Liability, Personal Injury
QEI and carrier are not liable for injury, illness or death of any passenger unless directly caused by the negligence of willful misconduct of QEI or carrier.
Passenger understands and agrees that QEI shall have no liability for any injuries or damages resulting from events of force majeure. The passenger assumes the normal risks of travel by sea. In no event shall carrier be liable to passenger with respect to any occurrence taking place other than on the Vessel or launches owned or operated by QEI. Pre- and post-cruise tours, shore excursions, helicopter flights, and any and all connecting ground, Vessel or air transportation and other tours may be owned and/or operated by independent contractors and QEI makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for such services.
QEI and carrier hereby disclaims all liability to the Passengers for emotional distress, mental suffering/anguish, and psychological injury of any kind under any circumstances. Without limiting the preceding sentence, in no event will QEI or carrier be liable to the Passenger for any consequential, incidental, exemplary or punitive damages.
On Cruises which do not embark, disembark or call at any United States Port and do not embark or disembark at any European Union Member State Port, QEI shall be entitled to any and all liability limitations, immunities and rights applicable to it under the “Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea” (“Athens Convention”). The Athens Convention limits the carrier’s liability to death or personal injury to a passenger to no more than 46,666 Special Drawing Rights as defined therein (approximately USD $64,510.71 as of January 2020, which amount fluctuates, depending on the daily exchange rate as printed in the Wall Street Journal). In addition, and on all other Cruises, all the exemptions from and limitations of liability provided in or authorized by the laws of the United States (including Title 46, United States Code Sections 30501 through 30509 and 30511) will apply.
A) The parties hereto agree that any and all disputes and claims that the each may have against the other that arise out of or relate to these Terms and Conditions and the Expedition including the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity of these Terms and Conditions, including the agreement to arbitrate (the “Arbitration Agreement”) and the scope or applicability of this Arbitration Agreement (collectively, “Disputes”), will be resolved in a binding, confidential, individual and fair arbitration process pursuant to this Section 26, and not in court. The only exceptions to this Arbitration Agreement are that (i) each party shall submit a Dispute on an individual basis in small claims court if such Dispute qualifies; and. (ii) each party may bring suit in court against the other to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.
(B) This Arbitration Agreement evidences a transaction in interstate commerce, and thus the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16, governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement. This Arbitration Agreement will survive termination of this Agreement.
(C) If either the Passenger or QEI wants to arbitrate a Dispute, the Passenger or QEI must first send by mail to the other a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”) that sets forth the name, address, and contact information of the party giving notice, the specific facts giving rise to the Dispute, the Expedition to which the Notice relates, and the relief requested. The Passenger’s Notice to QEI must be sent by mail to Attention: Customer Service, 3131 Elliott Ave, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98121 USA. QEI will send any Notice to the Passenger at the contact information QEI has for the Passenger or that the Passenger provides. It is the sender’s responsibility to ensure that the recipient receives the Notice. During the first 45 days after the Passenger or QEI sends a Notice to the other, the Passenger and QEI may try to reach a settlement of the Dispute. If the Passenger and QEI do not resolve the Dispute within those first 45 days, either the Passenger or QEI may initiate arbitration in accordance with this Section 26.
(D) With respect to the non-Cruise portion of the Expedition:
(1) Any arbitration between the Passenger and QEI will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) and will be governed by the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, the “AAA Rules”), as modified by this Arbitration Agreement. The AAA Rules are available online at www.adr.org, or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The arbitration will be conducted by a single arbitrator. If the Passenger and QEI cannot agree on who that single arbitrator should be, then the AAA shall appoint an arbitrator with significant experience resolving the type of Dispute at issue. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of this Arbitration Agreement. A form for initiating formal arbitration may be found on the AAA’s website at www.adr.org (“Arbitration Form”). In addition to filing this Arbitration Form with AAA in accordance with its rules and procedures, the Passenger must send a copy of this completed Arbitration Form to QEI.
(2) If the Passenger is seeking to recover $100,000 or less (exclusive of interest on the sum claimed, cost of arbitration and legal expenses), AAA rules provide that the Dispute should be resolved without a hearing, by submission of documents only. Either the Passenger or QEI may request a hearing, however, and be responsible for the fees associated with it. If the arbitrator recommends a hearing even if neither the Passenger nor QEI request one, QEI will pay the arbitrator’s fees associated with the hearing. If the claim is for more than $100,000 (exclusive of interest on the sum claimed, cost of arbitration and legal expenses), the manner and place of the hearing will be the State of Delaware, USA or as otherwise agreed by the parties or determined in accordance with the AAA Rules, Principles, and Guidelines.
(E) Subject to the provisions regarding small claims set forth hereinabove, any Dispute that arises out of or relates to the Cruise portion of the Expedition shall be referred to mediation under the Mediation Rules of the Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc. (SMA) of New York then in force. If the mediation does not result in a settlement, the dispute shall be referred to arbitration before three SMA members under the Arbitration Rules of the SMA, one to be appointed by each of the parties and the third by the two so chosen. Their decision or that of any two of them shall be final and binding, and judgment upon such arbitration award may be made a rule of a court of competent jurisdiction. The parties waive the right to rely on any state law or statute which creates an exception to enforcement of the requirement that disputes be resolved pursuant to arbitration in the manner set forth herein. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, should the sum claimed not equal or exceed US$100,000 (exclusive of interest on the sum claimed, cost of arbitration and legal expenses), such Dispute is to be governed by the “Shortened Arbitration Procedure” of the SMA as defined in the SMA Rules for such procedure then in force. Such rules are available at www.smany.org
(F) The Passenger and QEI agree to maintain the confidential nature of any mediation and arbitration proceeding and shall not disclose the fact of the proceeding, any documents exchanged as part of the proceeding, , the agreement, the arbitrator’s decision and the existence or amount of any agreement or award, except as may be necessary to prepare for or conduct the arbitration (in which case anyone becoming privy to confidential information must undertake to preserve its confidentiality), or except as may be necessary in connection with a court application for a provisional remedy, a judicial challenge to an award or its enforcement, or unless otherwise required by law or court order.
27.0 Exclusive Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions and any Disputes, actions and legal proceedings whatsoever by the Passenger shall be governed exclusively, in all respects, and without regard to conflict of law principles, by the laws of the State of Delaware, USA and, where applicable, the general maritime law of the United States including the Death on the High Seas Act (46 U.S.C. § 30302). Except as otherwise expressly specified in these Terms and Conditions, passenger agrees this choice of law supersedes and pre-empts any provision of law of any other state or nation.
28.0 Waiver of Jury Trial
In connection with any action or legal proceeding arising out of these Terms and Conditions, the parties hereby specifically and knowingly waive any rights that either party might have to demand a jury trial.
29.0 Class Action Waiver
These Terms and Conditions provide for the exclusive resolution of disputes through individual legal action on the traveler’s own behalf instead of through any class action. Even if the applicable law provides otherwise, the traveler agrees that any legal action against QEI whatsoever shall be litigated by the traveler individually and not as a member of any class or as part of a class action, and the traveler expressly agrees to waive any law entitling Guest to participate in a class action.
30.0 Time Limit for Claims/Written Notices
Any incident or accident resulting in injury, illness or death to the Passenger must be reported immediately to QEI and the Vessel’s officers, if such incident or accident occurs on or relates to the Cruise QEI shall not be liable for claims, actions, or losses for bodily injury, emotional injury or distress, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services, lost profits, consequential, exemplary, indirect or punitive damages or otherwise which may arise out of or occur during your travel in connection with the scheduled Expedition and any activities conducted in conjunction therewith, unless full details in writing are given to QEI and the Vessel’s officers, if applicable, within 185 days after the date of the event giving rise to such claim. Suit to recover on any such claim shall not be maintainable unless filed within one (1) year after the date of the event giving rise to such claim and unless served on QEI within 120 days after filing. You expressly waive all other potentially applicable state or federal limitation periods.
QEI will not be liable for any other claim, including but not limited to claims relating to a passenger’s baggage, any alleged violation of civil rights, discrimination, consumer or privacy laws, or other statutory, constitutional or legal rights, or for any losses, damages or expenses relating to or in any way arising under, in connection with, or incident to this ticket or the Passenger’s Expedition, other than for injury, illness or death, unless a detailed written claim is presented to QEI within 30 days of the date of the claim or alleged loss. Suit must be filed by passenger within 6 months after the Passenger’s arrival at the final port listed on the ticket, or in the case of non-arrival, from the date on which the Passenger should have arrived. Any such lawsuit must be brought by or on behalf of the individual passenger concerned.
If a written claim is not made and suit is not filed within the time frame set forth above, then the Passenger waives and releases any right he or she may have to make any claim against QEI arising under, in connection with, or incident to this ticket or the Expedition.
All written notices to QEI required or permitted by these terms and conditions must be mailed, postage pre-paid to QEI 3131 Elliott Ave, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98121 USA
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
32.0 Travel Agent
Passenger acknowledges and confirms that any travel agent utilized by passenger in connection with the Expedition is, for all purposes, passenger's agent and QEI shall not be liable for any representation made by said travel agent. Passenger shall remain liable at all times to QEI for the price of passage. Passenger understands and agrees that receipt of these Terms and Conditions or any other information or notices with respect to the Expedition by passenger's travel agent shall be deemed receipt by the passenger as of the date of receipt by the agent. Passenger acknowledges that QEI is not responsible for the financial condition or integrity of any travel agent.
33.0 Use of LikenessYou hereby grant QEI the irrevocable right and permission to capture and use your name/photograph/image/voice/audio recording/video recording/ and likeness (collectively, “Your Images”) while on your tour for future publicity and promotional material in all forms or manner, without payment or other consideration. Travelers who do not wish to be photographed during the Expedition must inform QEI in writing prior to the Expedition. In addition, you hereby grant QEI the irrevocable right and permission to reproduce or use any portion or all of any photograph/image/voice/audio recording/video recording/ that have been taken by you and submitted to QEI (collectively with Your Images, the “Images”) in any and all of its media, brochures, publications, including web-based publications, without payment or other consideration. You understand and agree that all Images will become the property of QEI and will not be returned. You hereby irrevocably authorize QEI to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these Images for any lawful purpose. In addition, you waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the Images.
34.0 Entire Agreement
These Terms and Conditions shall represent the entire agreement between the parties on the subject matter hereof and any and all prior agreements, discussions, representations, whether oral or in writing, are hereby superseded by the terms herein.
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: Your purchase is subject to your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you will not be eligible to participate in your Expedition. Should you have any questions, please contact a Polar Travel Adviser or your booking Agent.
- PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT
- Adventure Canada is a charterer or sub-charterer of various vessels used for the Cruise, including but not limited to:
- The vessel Ocean Endeavour chartered from Endeavour Partners Ltd.;
- The vessel Panorama chartered from Pan Yachting N.E.P.A./ Variety Cruises Limited; and
- The vessel SV Island Solitude chartered from Bluewater Adventures Ltd.
(The “Vessel” and the “Owners” respectively).
- Adventure Canada also offers pre-, mid- and post-Cruise tours and itineraries (“Enhancements”) as part of the Cruise operated by independent providers including but not limited to Chimu Adventures, Wineland-Thomson Adventures Inc., Eagle Eye Tours, Bluewater Adventures Ltd., Canoe North Adventures, Special Travel Club, Sherwood Forest Productions Ltd., Rabbies Tours and Frontiers North Adventures.
(collectively, the “Enhancement Providers”).
- Adventure Canada also arranges charter flights (“Charter Flights”) and offers seats on those flights for sale to its customers.
- By accepting these Terms and Conditions, you agree that these Terms and Conditions constitute the contract and the ticket for the Cruise.
- This Agreement is between you and any or all of the following:
- Adventure Canada;
- The Vessel, or any substituted ship;
- The Vessel’s Owners;
- All Enhancement Providers;
- Operators of Charter Flights;
- Vessel managers, charterers, designers, installers, suppliers and manufacturers of the Vessel or any component parts;
- Owners, officers, directors, employees, agents, crew, pilots, sub-contractors, affiliates, successors and assigns of the entities identified in subsections (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v) and (vi) of this section;
- Agents, independent contractors, concessionaires and suppliers of Adventure Canada;
- Owners and operators of all shoreside properties at which the Vessel may call;
- Owners, operators, managers, charterers and/or any launches, craft, Zodiacs or facilities of any kind belonging to or provided by any of the entities identified in this section.
(The parties listed above (i. through x.) shall collectively be referred to as the “Benefiting Party” or “Benefiting Parties”).
- Certain Benefiting Parties may request that you complete a separate agreement with terms and conditions for them (“Other Terms and Conditions”). If so, the Other Terms and Conditions will supplement these Terms and Conditions. If there is a conflict, these Terms and Conditions will apply over the Other Terms and Conditions, except for any terms and conditions solely dealing with the relationship between the passenger and the Benefiting Party.
- CRUISE PRICES, PAYMENT TERMS, AND TRAVEL INSURANCE
- Adventure Canada reserves the right to amend all or part of any Cruise price for any reason including, without limitation: increased fuel costs, airfares, airport levies, COVID-19 related expenses or increases in ground operator service fees. As regulated by the Travel Council of Ontario (TICO), if the price increase is more than 7% (except increases resulting from an increase in retail sales tax or HST) you have the right to cancel the contract and obtain a full refund.
- International Cruise fares are priced in US dollars and are per person, per Cruise. A $1,000 USD deposit per person, per cruise is required to register.
- Adventure Canada reserves the right to amend all or part of any Cruise price for any reason including, without limitation: increased fuel costs, airfares, airport levies, COVID-19 related expenses or increases in ground operator service fees. As regulated by the Travel Council of Ontario (TICO), if the price increase is more than 7% (except increases resulting from an increase in retail sales tax or HST) you have the right to cancel the contract and obtain a full refund.
Your final balance for the Cruise is due 120 days prior to the scheduled departure date (“Departure Date”). All late payments are subject to a penalty of 1.5% interest per month, or 18% per annum. Adventure Canada reserves the right to cancel your booking if it is not paid within 120 days of the Departure Date or deny boarding due to any unpaid balances, without a refund to you.
NOTE: If you purchase a pre-Cruise Enhancement or an additional Adventure Canada cruise departing prior to the Cruise purchased by you, your Departure Date will be modified within the registration system to be to the departure date of the Enhancement or the additional cruise. Please pay close attention to your Departure Date and the payment rules above to avoid cancellation by Adventure Canada and to assist you in understanding the refund rules in this Agreement.
- Pre & Post Hotels
Hotels offered through Adventure Canada are a third-party service and require full payment at the time of booking. If cancelled more than 120 days before your Departure Date, $50 USD per hotel room will be non-refundable. Within 120 days of your Departure Date, the hotels will be non-refundable. Future Travel Credits do not apply to and will not be issued for hotel bookings.
- Pre & Post Enhancements
Pre- and post-Cruise enhancements offered through Adventure Canada are a third-party service and require a non-refundable deposit of $500 USD per passenger at time of booking. The balance of the tour will be due as per the payment due date on your invoice. Within 120 days of your Departure Date, the pre- and post-Cruise enhancements will be 100% non-refundable. Future Travel Credits do not apply to and will not be issued for pre- and post-Cruise enhancements.
- Mid-Cruise Enhancements
Mid-Cruise enhancements are offered through Adventure Canada, may be a third-party service, and require full payment at the time of booking. If cancelled more than 120 days before your Departure Date, $100 USD per person, per enhancement are non-refundable. If a written notice of cancellation is received by Adventure Canada between 91 and 120 days prior to your Departure Date, you will receive a refund of 35% of the total fee for the enhancement. Please note that if cancellation is done 90 or fewer days prior to your Departure Date, you will forfeit the entire fee for the enhancement. Future Travel Credits do not apply to and will not be issued for bookings on mid-Cruise enhancements.
Pre- Post- & Mid Cruise Enhancements may also be delayed or interrupted without notice as a result of a Force Majeure Event, without any liability on the part of the Benefiting Parties or any of them to refund any part of the fare or liability for any other costs or expenses.
- Travel Insurance, Evacuation and Repatriation
Due to the nature of the Cruise in which you will be participating, we strongly recommend comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation and interruption, accident and baggage insurance. We recommend that you obtain insurance at the time of booking.
A minimum of Emergency Medical and Evacuation Insurance is mandatory for participation in all Adventure Canada Cruises. You must carry a minimum of $500,000 USD per person emergency medical and evacuation coverage. This may not cover the full cost of a medical emergency. All medical and evacuation expenses are your sole responsibility. Any losses you sustain as a result of not having sufficient or proper insurance coverage are your responsibility. Evidence of policy documentation will be required prior to the Cruise.
You also agree that in case of a medical problem arising during the Cruise, either on board or on shore, the evacuation by use of aircraft or other means, shall be at Adventure Canada’s sole discretion, and you will be responsible for payment of any associated costs. You must arrange for your own insurance to cover this eventuality.
- TRAVEL ADVISORS, AGE LIMITATIONS, AND ACCOMMODATION
- Travel Advisors
If you use a travel advisor in connection with the Cruise, the travel advisor is your agent, and acts on your behalf. The Benefiting Parties shall not be liable for any representation made by your travel advisor. All documentation and communication will be directed to your travel advisor. You understand and agree that receipt of these Terms and Conditions or any other information or notices with respect to the Cruise by your travel advisor shall be deemed receipt by you as of the date of receipt by the advisor. You acknowledge that the Benefiting Parties are not responsible for the financial condition or integrity of any travel advisor.
- Age Limitations
Adventure Canada offers family friendly Cruises. There is no minimum or maximum age restriction. Passengers under the age of 18 must have Adventure Canada’s “Agreement for Accompanying a Minor Guest” completed at the time of booking if travelling without their legal guardian. Passengers 16 and under must be accompanied by and share a cabin with a travel companion over the age of 18. No babysitting or childcare services are provided.
- Special Accommodations
Adventure Canada is committed to extending a high level of customer service to all travellers, including persons with disabilities. We are committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility wherever possible.
- Travel Advisors
Certain mandated safety requirements in the construction and operation of the Vessel inherently restrict maneuverability in many areas. Zodiac cruises and transfer times can be lengthy. For your safety and the safety of others, you must be able to climb stairs between decks on the Vessel and be able to climb the external gangway stairs to transfer between the Vessel and the Zodiacs. Cruises may involve extensive walking in variable weather conditions over sometimes sandy or uneven terrain.
Adventure Canada Cruises take place far away from hospitals and other institutional medical care and are therefore intended for persons in good health. Passengers who need assistance, special facilities or need to bring medical equipment must disclose this in advance of booking.
Adventure Canada reserves the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who, in its sole judgment, is unfit to participate in the Cruise or who endangers their safety or the safety of others, including by failing to follow Adventure Canada health and safety protocols.
In certain circumstances, you may be required to sign an agreement releasing Adventure Canada from all responsibility relative to the use of shipboard facilities and in the event of an emergency.
- TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION, USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND LIKENESS, AND DRONES
Specific passport, visa, health requirements and other immigration requirements are your responsibility. The Benefiting Parties do not accept responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with the latest requirements.
- Use of Data
Adventure Canada collects personal information from our passengers via a secure online account. Online accounts are established by booking reservation. Passengers on a given reservation travelling as a part of a family or group will have access to each others' personal information, including health information. Passengers must advise Adventure Canada at the time of booking if they do not consent to their personal information being accessible to other passengers on the same booking reservation.
- Use of Likeness
You grant Adventure Canada permission to capture and use your likeness (voice and image in photographs, video and audio recordings) during the Cruise for future promotional activity without payment or other consideration. If you do not wish to be included in any promotional material, you must inform Adventure Canada in advance in writing.
In addition, you grant Adventure Canada the irrevocable right and permission to reproduce or use any portion or all of any photograph/image/voice/audio recording/video recording taken by you and submitted to Adventure Canada (collectively, the “Images”) in any or all of its media, brochures, publications, including web-based publications, without payment or other consideration. You understand and agree that all Images will become the property of Adventure Canada and will not be returned. You irrevocably authorize Adventure Canada to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these Images for any lawful purpose. In addition, you waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product or to any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the Images.
- Special Equipment
Adventure Canada does not permit Passenger use of drones, including underwater drones or other unmanned vehicles. No exceptions will be made.
- CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS
- Future Travel Credits
A Future Travel Credit as described in this Agreement is subject to the following rules. A Future Travel Credit may only be applied toward another, future expedition taking place within thirty months of the original Departure Date. Future Travel Credits may be applied to multiple Cruises and may be transferred to friends or family subject to the same limitations on use. All transfer requests must be received in writing. Future Travel Credits must be redeemed, and travel completed, within thirty months of the original Departure Date. Future Travel Credits are not redeemable for cash. If not redeemed within thirty months of the original Departure Date, the Future Travel Credit will expire, and no longer be valid for any purpose. Future Travel Credits are not available for Pre-post hotels, pre-post Cruise Enhancements, mid-Cruise Enhancements and other third party services.
- Cancellations by the Passenger
All requests for cancellation must be received in writing. Upon Adventure Canada receiving a written notice of cancellation at least 121 days prior to the Departure Date, you shall receive a refund of the amount paid for the Cruise and Charter Flight, less an administrative penalty of $500 USD per person, per Cruise. This administrative penalty will be held by Adventure Canada as a Future Travel Credit for a period of no longer than thirty months.
If a written notice of cancellation is received by Adventure Canada between 91 and 120 days prior to the Departure Date, you shall receive a refund of 35% of the amount paid for the Cruise and Charter Flight, and no Future Travel Credit will be provided. In the event of a cancellation made 90 days or less before the scheduled date of departure, you will forfeit any amount paid for the Cruise to that date.
For these and other reasons mentioned within these Terms and Conditions, you are strongly advised to obtain comprehensive cancellation insurance at the time of registration.
Refunds will only be processed in the manner in which the original payment was made.
In addition to the refund rules set out in these Terms and Conditions, refunds made by credit card will be subject to an additional 2% handling fee.
No refund shall be made to you if you do not participate in one or more parts of, or otherwise commence but do not complete, the Cruise for any reason whatsoever.
- Summary of Refund Rules for Cruises and Charter Flights
Cancellation from date of booking to 121 days before Departure Date
Penalty: $500 USD per person per Cruise held as a Future Travel Credit
Refund: Balance paid less penalty
Cancellation from 91 to 120 days before Departure Date
Cancellation 90 days or less before Departure Date
- Summary of Refund Rules for Pre-Post Hotel
Cancellation from date of booking to 121 days before Departure Date
Penalty: $50 USD per room per night for hotels
Cancellation 120 days to Departure Date
- Summary of Refund Rules for Pre-Post Cruise Enhancements
Cancellation from date of booking to 121 days before Departure Date
Penalty: $500 USD per person
Cancellation from 120 days to Departure Date
- Cancellation by Adventure Canada
- Cancellation Due to Force Majeure
Adventure Canada will not be held responsible for, and no refunds will be given for, delays or cancellation of all or part of the Cruise or Charter Flight due to causes or circumstances beyond Adventure Canada’s or the Vessel owner’s responsibility or control, including but not limited to acts of God; perils of the sea, harbors, rivers, or other navigable waters; act of any governmental or ruling authority; weather emergencies; breakdown; failure of equipment; epidemic, including any and all governmental orders, and government-mandated closures, restrictions or cancellations imposed as a result of disease or pandemic; collision; stranding; fire; faults or errors in navigation or management of this or of any other vessel; seizure of the Vessel under legal process; any abrupt or unexpected increase in the cost of fuel or shortage of fuel; war; hostilities; riots; strikes or labor stoppages; terrorism; civil disturbance; quarantine,or any other cause or circumstance beyond Adventure Canada’s or the Vessel owner’s responsibility or control (a “Force Majeure Event”). A Force Majeure Event also includes (a) the occurrence of any pandemic, epidemic or prevalent disease or illness with an actual or probable threat to human life as may be designated or determined by any local, city, county or state governmental entities, as applicable, or the federal government of Canada or the United States, the World Health Organization, The Public Health Agency of Canada or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control; including, without limitation, atypical pneumonia, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), or avian influenza, or (b) adherence to any travel restriction, warning or advisory issued in relation thereto by any local, city, county or state governmental entities, as applicable, or the federal government of the United States, the World Health Organization or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, or (c) any quarantine or similar measure taken in relation thereto by any governmental agency or authority to prevent the spread of any communicable disease, or (d) any unavailability of any resources, information or services resulting from any of the foregoing including, without limitation, the unavailability of resources, information or services due to any governmental shut-downs or the unavailability or resources, information or services due to a shut-down, quarantine or similar measure of any third-party service provider whose service or information is relied upon by Adventure Canada or the Vessel owner to fulfill Adventure Canada’s obligations under this Agreement.
- Cancellation by Adventure Canada Due to COVID-19
Notwithstanding the above, if Adventure Canada cancels any Cruise or Charter Flight for any reason related to COVID-19 in whole or in part, then Adventure Canada will provide a Future Travel Credit to you to the value of 115% of any payments made to Adventure Canada for the cancelled Cruise and unused Charter Flight without any further obligation or liability on the part of Adventure Canada including, but not limited to, liability or compensation for other costs incurred by you, including any travel arrangements or other third party costs, whether arranged through Adventure Canada or otherwise. No Future Travel Credit will be issued for any pre- or post- or mid-cruise enhancements or for any hotel bookings or other travel expenses.
- Cancellation for Other Reasons
Adventure Canada reserves the right to cancel or change any Cruise or Charter Flight prior to departure, for any reason. Subject to the remainder of the Terms and Conditions for Cancellation by Adventure Canada, if a Cruise or Charter Flight is cancelled, Adventure Canada will, subject to availability, offer you an alternate cruise on which to re-book. If there is no suitable alternative or you are not able to participate in the alternative cruise, Adventure Canada will issue a Future Travel Credit to you in the amount of any payments made to Adventure Canada for the cancelled Cruise and Charter Flight without any further obligation or liability on the part of Adventure Canada including, but not limited to, liability or compensation for other costs incurred by you, including any travel arrangements or other third party costs, whether arranged through Adventure Canada or otherwise.
- Non-Refundable Third Party Costs
Please note that in the event of any cancellation of the Cruise or Charter Flight by Adventure Canada for any reason, Adventure Canada will not be responsible for any third party costs paid by you, including the cost of any additional travel arrangements made through third party suppliers whether purchased directly through Adventure Canada or otherwise, or any additional food, lodging, transportation costs, or change fees resulting from the cancellation. This includes pre-and-post hotel and enhancements booked through Adventure Canada.
For these and other reasons mentioned within these Terms and Conditions, you are strongly advised to obtain comprehensive cancellation insurance at the time of registration, and to ensure that all travel arrangements you make are fully flexible and/or refundable.
- Cancellation of Enhancements Due to a Force Majeure Event
Enhancements may also be cancelled by the Enhancement Provider due to a Force Majeure Event without any liability on the part of the Benefiting Parties or any of them to refund any part of the fare or liability for any other costs or expenses.
- CHANGES, INTERRUPTIONS, DELAYS, BAGGAGE & SECURITY
- Carrier Changes
Specific Vessels and/or other transportation booked through Adventure Canada including charter aircraft are not guaranteed. From time to time, the intended Vessel or other mode of transport may be unavailable, for reasons that are not in Adventure Canada’s control. Reasonable efforts will be made by Adventure Canada to provide an equivalent Vessel or other mode of transport when this occurs.
- Itinerary Changes and Delays
Events beyond Adventure Canada’s control, including but not limited to weather, ice, government regulations, and community requests may necessitate changes to the planned itineraries and/or the cancellation of certain shore excursions and Enhancements. Published itineraries are examples only and Adventure Canada reserves the right to change or modify the itinerary and landing sites at any time prior or during a Cruise. Any identified change known at the time of departure will be communicated at the passenger orientation at the time of departure.
In the event of itinerary changes or delays, whether before or after embarkation, you will be responsible for all associated costs and expenses, including, without limitation, any additional food, lodging, transportation costs, or change fees resulting from any change or delay.
In no event will you be entitled to any refund or other compensation for itinerary changes or delays.
- Delays or Interruptions to the Cruise Due to a Force Majeure Event
If the Cruise is interrupted, the itinerary changed, or if the Vessel is unduly delayed or prevented from proceeding in the ordinary course by any Force Majeure Event as defined above, Adventure Canada and/or the Vessel owner shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to terminate the Cruise and to land you and your baggage at any port or place at which the Vessel may call. If that occurs, the Cruise shall be considered to have been fully performed as if the Cruise were completed and the Benefiting Parties’ responsibility shall cease without any liability on the part of the Benefiting Parties or any of them to refund any part of the fare or liability for any other costs or expenses.
- Delays or Interruptions to Enhancements Due to a Force Majeure Event
Enhancements may also be delayed or interrupted without notice as a result of a Force Majeure Event, without any liability on the part of the Benefiting Parties or any of them to refund any part of the fare or liability for any other costs or expenses.
- Delay by Passenger
Passengers arriving for the commencement of the Cruise are responsible for boarding the Vessel, or Charter Flight on time for departure. Should you not arrive on board the Vessel at any scheduled time of departure, Adventure Canada shall have the right, but shall not be obliged, to continue with the Cruise on its planned itinerary, at its sole discretion. Passengers going ashore are responsible for re-boarding the Vessel prior to departure from port. If you have made independent travel arrangements you accept responsibility for joining the Vessel in good time, regardless of any change to the Departure Date or time, or to the itinerary. Adventure Canada will not refund monies paid to it, or to any third party acting on its or your behalf, or make compensation or other payments where, for whatever reason, you fail to join or rejoin the Vessel.
Baggage is solely your risk and expense, and may be subject to sanitation measures. Baggage is limited to a maximum weight of 20 kilograms for all Cruises involving a Charter Flight. Excess baggage is not permitted on Charter Flights. Any excess baggage charges for commercial flights are your responsibility. Your baggage is restricted to suitcases and hand luggage of a size and type that can comfortably and safely be stored in your cabin. The maximum weight limit may be subject to change.
You agree that the Benefiting Parties shall be entitled to inspect your person or luggage for security purposes, and you hereby acknowledge that this may involve a physical search of your person and/or your property.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES, RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK , WAIVER OF CLAIMS, AND MAXIMUM COMPENSATION
- Limitation of Liability
On all Cruises and Enhancements, the Benefiting Parties shall be entitled to any and all liability limitations, immunities and rights applicable to them under the “Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea” of 1974, as amended by the “Protocol to the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea” of 1990 (“Athens Convention”).
You further agree that none of the Benefiting Parties shall have any liability or responsibility whatsoever for damages to or loss of property, loss of services, or injury or wrongful death or any other loss, expense, damage, delay or inconvenience which may be sustained or which may be incurred by you, whether caused or contributed to by the Benefiting Parties or any of them, or:
- any negligent acts or omissions by them,
- their ownership, maintenance, use, operation or control of any manner of Vessel or other conveyance used in carrying out the Cruise or Enhancement;
- transportation by third party providers (including but not limited to bus and air transportation and Charter Flights, whether arranged by Adventure Canada or otherwise);
- your lack of proper travel documentation (such as visas, passports, etc.);
- any act, omission or event occurring during the time that you are not aboard Benefiting Parties’ conveyances;
- defects or failures of any aircraft, Vessel, automotive vehicle or other equipment or instrumentality under the control of independent suppliers;
- any acts which are beyond their control, including a Force Majeure Event as defined above, or for any other reason beyond the control of the Benefiting Parties.
You hereby certify that you do not have a mental, physical, medical or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for you, other passengers, crew, employees, or representatives of any of the Benefiting Parties that you have not disclosed to Adventure Canada. You agree to honestly complete the personal information and health history request from Adventure Canada via its website or by requesting paper copies, prior to departure. Adventure Canada reserves the right to request further information from your physician or other treatment provider at your expense, to which you hereby provide your consent.
Due to regional and international obligations, the Benefiting Parties may be required to request additional information or medical documentation from you, perform daily health checks on you, keep a personal medical log, and distribute your personal data to a variety of third parties, to which you hereby consent.
You understand and agree that you will not be permitted to board the Vessel at the commencement of the Cruise if you feel ill or exhibit any symptoms of communicable diseases, including symptoms of COVID-19, which include, but are not limited to, fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath. In addition, you may be screened for possible exposure to COVID-19 prior to boarding and may be refused entry in the sole discretion of Adventure Canada. Adventure Canada has the right in its sole discretion to remove you from the Cruise or any part of it if you fail to adhere to health and safety standards/protocols in place to prevent the spread of disease or for any other safety reason. Refunds will not be available if this occurs
Your inability to take part in the Cruise due to possible symptoms of or exposure to illness or disease will be your sole responsibility. Refunds will not be available. You must arrange your own insurance to cover this eventuality.
- Express Assumption of Risk and Release
You acknowledge that there are risks, dangers, and hazards associated with the Cruise, and that the risks may be the result of the negligence of the Benefiting Parties or any of them, or the conduct of other passengers. You acknowledge that the risks, dangers, and hazards may also arise from foreseeable and unforeseeable causes, including weather, other acts of nature and diseases or pandemics such as COVID-19. You understand that COVID-19 and other communicable diseases are a significant health risk and carry a high risk of transmission through physical or shared contact. You acknowledge that the aforementioned risks, dangers and hazards may arise in connection with the Cruise, any Enhancements, or any recreational activities which may take place during the Cruise.
In consideration of the benefits to be derived from the Cruise, you voluntarily accept all risk of personal injury or death and property damage or other loss arising from your participation. You also hereby agree that you and your dependents, heirs, executors, administrators, legal personal representatives, successors and assigns, release and hold harmless the Benefiting Parties from any and all claims, including claims of negligence, illness, personal injury, death or property damage or loss, however caused, arising from or related to the Cruise.
- Waiver of Claims
Unless otherwise provided for in these Terms and Conditions, you hereby waive any claim you may have against the Benefiting Parties for any damage, loss or injury, no matter how it is caused. You specifically agree to waive any claims or actions that you may have presently or in the future for the negligent acts or conduct of the Benefiting Parties or any of them. Regardless of the situation or circumstances giving rise to a claim, you waive any right to seek indirect, special, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages against the Benefiting Parties or any of them.
- Maximum Compensation
Compensation for personal injury is limited by these Terms and Conditions and in accordance with the provisions of any applicable International Conventions.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, should for any reason the Benefiting Parties or any of them, be found liable for any matter, their maximum liability, for any reason whatsoever, howsoever caused, will be limited to the amount paid by you to Adventure Canada for the Cruise.
- LAW & JURISDICTION, CLASS ACTION WAIVER, REPRESENTATIONS, AND INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE
- Exclusive Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions and any actions and proceedings related to them in any way shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein without regard to conflict of laws principles. Any action or legal proceeding based on any right arising out of these terms and conditions shall be commenced in the courts of the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario, and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of those courts. You also waive any objection to venue or jurisdiction you may have, notwithstanding any delays in the Ontario court system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic or for any other reason.
- Class Action Waiver
You hereby waive any and all rights to participate in a class action lawsuit against any of the Benefiting Parties in relation to the Cruise or any Enhancements.
You affirm that you have not received or relied on any oral or written representation of any of the Benefiting Parties other than what is set forth in these Terms and Conditions as a basis for agreeing to them.
- Independent Legal Advice
You acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to seek independent legal advice prior to agreeing to these Terms and Conditions. By executing this Agreement, you confirm that you have received any legal advice you have deemed necessary before doing so.
Please note that if you have purchased flights in addition to your Intrepid itinerary, for example, flights to and from your trip, the terms and conditions (including payment terms) required by the Operator of your flight will apply. Your sales consultant will provide you with a copy of such Operator Terms and Conditions when you make your purchase.