Terms & Conditions: Cruises

What’s
Included:
Fully hosted round trip cruise including all
taxes, port charges and fees. All meals on board the ship, and any perks at
time of booking.

What’s
Not Included:
All airfares, airport/hotel transfers; hotel
nights pre and post cruise; any expenses not specified in the itinerary, such
as telephone calls, laundry, personal items and sundries, individual purchases,
trip cancellation/health insurance.

Accommodations:
Although hotels are not included in the price of the package, we strongly suggest
that guests arrive a minimum of one (1) day prior to cruise departure in case
of flight delays/cancellations. Hibiscus International is a full service
licensed travel agency and can book flights and hotels to accommodate client
schedules; based on availability and prevailing rates at the time of booking.

Cruise:
A description of staterooms and features of the ship can be found on the cruise
supplier’s website. All terms and conditions of cruise liability can also be
found on the cruise supplier’s website. 
Should for example, there be a breakdown of equipment and / or an
itinerary needs to change, or for any other reason something is restricted,
changed or terminated, Hibiscus International cannot be held responsible.

Prices:
Prices are current at time of printing and based on negotiated group rates with
the cruise line supplier.  Rates are subject
to change without notice. Prices are in U.S. dollars and are per person, based
on double occupancy. Single Supplement rates are available upon request.

Price
increases:
Prices are subject to change at any time due
to exchange rates or other factors, and are not guaranteed. The cruise line
reserves the right to impose fuel surcharges up to a maximum of $140 per
person.  Should the cost of your trip
increase by over 7%, you have the right to cancel your trip and obtain a full
refund. A single supplement is charged to a client requesting a private room
throughout the cruise.

Reservations/Passports/Deposit: To reserve space we
require a photo of your passport ID along with your registration and a per
person deposit.  Deposits for Real Estate Cruises will have two payments – one to Hibiscus International for the real estate program and one to the cruise line which have been calculated together in any rates quoted.  The balance of the payments are due 120 days prior to departure

Payments:
Non-payment at this time means your  space will automatically be cancelled and your non-refundable portion is forfeited.  Cancellations of any Hibiscus International program fees less than 120 days prior to trip are 100% non-refundable. We highly recommend you have proper travel insurance in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.  

Note that cruise lines have their own cancellation policies which may differ from Hibiscus International. You will be advised at time of booking. 

We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express credit cards. Hibiscus International reserves the right to decline a client, and the right to terminate a client’s participation if deemed necessary.

Cancellation: In addition there is a $100 USD per booking cancellation administration fee once client has given written notice.  Cancellation penalties apply as per non-refundable payments made. See payments section.  

Hibiscus International Cancellation:
We reserve the right to cancel any cruise at any time for any reason, such as we deem the safety of our guests is in question, or for any other reason. If this happens, whenever possible we will attempt to notify you at least 90 days before departure. In the event of an Act of God, act of war, act of terrorism or comparable situation occurring 60 days or less prior to commencement of services, Hibiscus International cannot be held financially liable. Refund (if any) will be assessed within 30 days of cancellation. It is recommended that all clients purchase trip cancellation/trip interruption and out of country medical insurance at time of booking to protect from unforeseen circumstances. We do not recommend non-refundable, advance-purchase air tickets, or hotel reservations as we cannot assume responsibility for any loss incurred on account of such bookings.

Health:
By making a payment towards a cruise, you certify that you do not have any
physical condition or disability that would create a hazard for you or other
clients, and that you understand that the health care standards of the visiting country may be different. The
cruise ship has accessible rooms based on availability.

Customs
and Immigration:
Should any country refuse entry of a
Hibiscus International client, for any reason, Hibiscus International is not
responsible and no refund is applicable.

Travel
Documentation:
It is the client’s responsibility to obtain,
at their own expense, all documentation, visas and vaccinations required by all
relevant government authorities.

Standards:
Living standards and practices outside of Canada and the USA may be different.
Examples of these are: sanitary conditions, hospital availability, health and
medical care, local accommodations, transportation, electricity, food
preparation and water quality. Hibiscus International shall not be responsible
for any claims, costs, damages, expenses, injuries or losses resulting from
these differences.

Hibiscus
International Roles and Responsibilities
: Hibiscus
International is an affiliate of Nexion Canada ULC, a registered travel agency with
the Travel Industry Council of Ontario. Hibiscus International is not a
hotelkeeper, sightseeing tour operator or transportation operator. All these
services are provided by independent companies, herein known as service
providers
, over which we have no control. Hibiscus Internationals’ obligation
towards the traveller is to make a reservation with the service provider and
issue the payment for the service when due, prior to the traveller’s arrival.
Since we have no control over the service provider we cannot assume
responsibility for any errors, acts or omissions by the service providers,
their employees nor any other person over which Hibiscus International has no
direct or immediate control.

Limitation
of Liability & Release:
Hibiscus International will not be
responsible for any physical or mental injury or loss (including property
stolen, lost or damaged) arising in connection with a client’s participation in
a Hibiscus International cruise, however caused, even if caused by the
negligence of Hibiscus International, our employees, agents or independent contractors,
unless caused by the reckless, wilful or fraudulence of Hibiscus International staff.
Although Hibiscus International makes every effort to ensure the agents we have
chosen are responsible agents, we are unable, and do not have, control over them,
and therefore cannot be responsible for their acts or omissions. The client
agrees not to bring or maintain any legal action against Hibiscus International,
our employees or agents or independent contractors in respect of any such
injury, loss or damage and release them from any such liability and any
liability in respect of claims made against the client as a result of the
client’s actions on a cruise. The client acknowledges and agrees that Hibiscus
International, its directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents,
successors, assigns and independent contractors, shall not be liable or
responsible for any claims, costs, damages, expenses, injuries or losses
resulting from any Act of God, any act of war or terrorism, or any other
unforeseen incident or circumstances. The contract and the relationship between
the client and Hibiscus International will be governed exclusively by Ontario
law and will be binding upon the client’s successors and legal personal
representatives. Any dispute relating to the agreement or relationship between Hibiscus
International and the client or the tour will be resolved exclusively in the
courts of the Province of Ontario.

Hibiscus Tours International, an affiliate of
Nexion Canada ULC is registered under the Travel Industry Act of
Ontario (TICO) #
1549342

HQ Nexion Canada ULC
235 North Centre Road, Suite 100
London, Ontario  N5X 4E7
Canada

Contact:

Phone: Anne Brobyn 1-866-995-5948
Email: Info@HibiscusInternational.com

Hibiscus International is affiliated with Nexion Canada, ULC 100-235 North Centre Rd., London, ON, N5X 4E7. HQ Phone 519-660-6966 TICO Reg#1549342