LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY (Read carefully!)
RSVP Vacations, LLC (doing business as ”RSVP Vacations“), the tour operator, acts solely as an agent for the guest. RSVP Vacations, its parent, affiliate or subsidiary companies, the cruise line, resort, hotel, or subcontracted tour company, or any other cruise line or resort chartered by RSVP Vacations, has no responsibility whatsoever in whole or part for any occurrences including but not limited to any delay, loss, accidents, personal injury, sickness, medical expenses, or property damage occasioned by fault or negligence of any person, employee or company entrusted with the performance of such service from whatever cause. The tour operator, owners of the tour operator, cruise lines or resort or the owners of the vessels or resorts, have no responsibility whatsoever for any expense or inconvenience caused by late arrivals and departures of trains, ships, airplanes, buses, autos or any changes of schedule. The tour operator, cruise lines or resorts, or the owners of the vessels or resorts have no responsibility for the loss of, or damage to your luggage, money, jewelry, valuables or any other belongings whatsoever and howsoever caused. I am aware that travel insurance may be available for me to purchase. I hereby authorize RSVP Vacations and/or its parent, affiliate, or subsidiary companies to access totals of passenger folio accounts if applicable.
All services, including but not limited to hotel accommodations, restaurants, shore excursions, water sports equipment, ground transportation and cruise transportation, are provided by contractors that are independent from, and that do not act for or on behalf of or as agents of or as joint ventures with the air carrier, tour operator, cruise lines or hotels, or owners of the vessels or resorts.
RIGHT OF CONTROL; CANCELLATION
If, because of loss or damage to the vessel or need to repair the vessel or resort, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of RSVP Vacations, or any cruise line or resort chartered by RSVP Vacations, the vessel or resort is unavailable, the tour operator shall have the right to replace the vessel or resort with a reasonably similar vessel or resort or the tour operator has the right to cancel the travel event and refund all monies to the guests. Such refund shall be the tour operator’s, cruise line’s, resort’s and owner’s of the vessels or resorts sole measure of damages. The right is reserved by the tour operator to make any changes, including itineraries and schedules that might become necessary with or without notice. The tour operator reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of the tour at any time. Upon cancellation of the transportation or travel services, where the guest is not at fault and has not canceled in violation of any of these terms and conditions, all sums paid to RSVP Vacations will be promptly paid to the guest, unless the guest otherwise advises RSVP Vacation in writing, after cancellation.
CONTRACT OF CARRIAGE
The sole and exclusive responsibility of the air carriers and cruise lines or resorts shall be in accordance with and as limited by the contract of carriage set forth in the guest’s ticket, baggage check and tariffs issued by the carrier/cruise line/resort this guest contract will be included with your tour documents and may be requested in advance by writing to the tour operator or the cruise lines. The guest ticket, when used, shall constitute a sole contract between the airlines/cruise line/resort and the purchaser of these tickets and /or guest. These carriers and other carriers are not responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the guests are not on board their planes or conveyances.
Any claim or dispute by the guest with RSVP Vacations, arising out of or relating to this contract or services pursuant to this contract shall take place in the State of California, city of Los Angeles. Any claim must be filed within six (6) months from the guest’s scheduled departure date. This contract is enforceable by the laws of the State of California.
VIDEO / PHOTOGRAPHIC RELEASE
The guest agrees to participate in promotional, publicity, or merchandising pictures of the guests during this event. The guest hereby agrees that RSVP may use the security photo of the guest, if taken, for in-house record keeping. The guest hereby authorizes the reproduction, sale, copyright, broadcast and /or distribution of said video, sound recording and pictures without limitations. The guest further agrees and releases RSVP Vacations, its parent, affiliate or subsidiary companies, their representatives and agents from any liability, loss, expense or claims arising from distribution, broadcast, sale or use of his or her likeness or voice. The guest certifies that he/she is 21 years of age or over. If a guest desires not to be included in any promotional videos and pictures, there will be an opportunity during the travel event to sign a request form to not appear in any promotional material. RSVP Vacations, will then attempt to exclude those guests who have signed such a request during the event, but RSVP Vacations does not guarantee that the guest will not be included in promotional materials.
FUEL OR PORT TAX SURCHARGE
RSVP Vacations reserves the right to charge a fuel surcharge, port tax or gratuity increase should such a surcharge become necessary.
The guest agrees not to bring any illegal drugs aboard the ship nor to any RSVP event and agrees to indemnify RSVP Vacations and / or its parent, affiliate, or subsidiary companies, and any travel service providers for any fines, damages or charges brought against guest concerning illegal drugs.
The guest is responsible for arriving at the point of departure, with all required documentation, at the time set forth in the tour documents. The guest has sole responsibility for determining his or her immigration requirements and obtaining appropriate documentation, including but not limited to visas, passports, etc. Some countries visited may require that your passport be valid for at least six months beyond the completion of your trip. Boarding will be denied for failure to possess the appropriate immigration documentation. The tour operator, their agents, cruise lines or resorts or the owner of the vessels or resorts shall have no obligation to refund any amount paid by the guest in the event the guest misses the departure of the vessel or other means of transfer as a result of the guest’s failure to be at the point of departure as instructed.
DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
|Days before Departure||US Based Cruises||All Other Cruises|
|Second Deposit at 180 days||$300||$500|
|Final due at 90 days||Balance||Balance|
|Days before Departure||US Based Cruises||All Other Cruises|
|121 – 150||$150||$500|
|91 – 120||$250||30% of package price|
|61 – 90||40% of package price||40% of package price|
|60 or Less||100% of package price||100% of package price|
Penalties marked with an asterisk (*) will be waived if the deposit is transferred in full to another vacation.
NAME CHANGE POLICY
A name change fee may be charged for each name changed. Name changes may not be allowed within 90 days of the scheduled departure.