required to purchase and provide proof of travel insurance for certain locations visited during Expedition Cruises; travel will be prohibited if adequate proof is not provided.
13. CARRIER’S RIGHTS AND DISCRETION. The Master of the Ship is authorized to take any action deemed necessary for the safety, security, comfort or well-being of any person or to prevent damage to or loss of the Ship. Carrier reserves the right at any time, without notice, to cancel any cruise, change or postpone the date or time of sailing or arrival, change your port of embarkation or disembarkation, provide a different Cabin than the one initially assigned, modify or omit any activity on or off the ship, shorten or lengthen the cruise; change, add or omit ports of call, substitute the Ship or provide for alternate transportation, render assistance to preserve life or property if conditions of any nature are deemed in good faith by the Carrier to require such action or prevent the Ship from maintaining its scheduled itinerary. The Ship, either before embarkation or at any time thereafter and whether or not required by any maritime necessity, may remain in port, proceed by any route and/ or deviate from or change the advertised or intended route at any stage of the voyage and may proceed to and stay at any place whatsoever, although in a contrary direction to, or outside of, or beyond the usual route, one or more times, in any order, for loading or discharging fuel, stores, laborers, stowaways, Passengers, or members of the Ship’s company, for this, or any prior or subsequent voyage and/or for any purpose whatsoever that we, as Carrier, or the Master may deem advisable. Any such procedure shall be considered not to be a deviation but within the voyage herein intended as fully as if specifically described herein, unless the applicable law provides otherwise. The above-mentioned provisions are not to be considered as restricted by any words of this Passenger Ticket Contract. The Ship may adjust compass, drydock or go on ways before or after commencement of the voyage and may sail without pilots, tow or be towed, and assist vessels in all situations. If the performance of the proposed voyage is hindered or prevented (or in the opinion of the Carrier or Master, is likely to be hindered or prevented) by war, hostilities, blockage, ice, labor conflicts, weather, surf, shallow or high waters, insurrections, disturbances on board or ashore, epidemics or pandemics of communicable diseases (including but not limited to COVID-19, influenza, norovirus), governmental restraints or declarations relating to epidemics or pandemics, other restraints of any governmental authority, health emergencies, acts of God, breakdown of the Ship, congestion, docking difficulties, or any other cause whatsoever, or if we, as Carrier, or the Master of the Ship consider that for any reason whatsoever beyond the control of the Carrier, proceeding to, attempting to enter, or entering or remaining at any port may expose the Ship or any person to risk of loss or damage, or be likely to delay the Ship, we may deviate from the scheduled cruise tour or may provide alternate transportation to some or all of the ports and destinations, and you and your baggage may be landed at any port or place at which the Ship may call, in which event our responsibility shall cease and this Passenger Ticket Contract shall be deemed to have been fully performed, or if you have not embarked, we may cancel the proposed cruise tour.
If we are required to do any of these things, we will be responsible to you as follows without any further liability for refund, payment or compensation of any kind, unless otherwise required by applicable law:
If we cancel the cruise tour before it has started, we will refund the Cruise Fare that we have actually received or provide another substitute cruise tour.
If the scheduled sailing date or time is delayed and as a result of that delay you are not otherwise accommodated on board the Ship, we may arrange shoreside accommodations and food at no additional expense to you for the duration of the delay.
If your scheduled port of embarkation or disembarkation is changed, we will arrange transportation to the new port from the originally scheduled port.
If any governmental agency publishes an informative announcement regarding travel conditions in or to a specific country or location included in the scheduled itinerary, we reserve the right to operate the cruise tour as scheduled or change the itinerary; alternatively, we reserve the right to cancel the cruise tour and refund