The Zen Cruise is non-refundable! There are no refunds for cancellations, regardless of the reason. The payment of your deposit or any other payment or by attending the Zen Cruise confirms that you accept and agree to these Terms & Conditions including our Cancellation Policies.
To protect yourself from financial loss due to unexpected emergencies, we strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. You will be offered the opportunity to accept or decline travel insurance after you’ve completed the check-out process, and confirmed your cabin.
This agreement sets forth the terms and conditions under which we,Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC, agree to provide The Zen Cruise, in return for your payment of the amounts indicated in this agreement. These documents contain important limitations on your rights. These are legally binding documents separate from the ticket contract issued by Royal Caribbean Cruise line. If you make a reservation or payment on behalf of yourself as well as the members of your group, party, or traveling companions, you agree to the Terms & Conditions on behalf of all members of your group or party and all your traveling companions. These terms and conditions are subject to change by us at any time after written notice of the change.
2016 ZEN CRUISE ITINERARY
Dates: March 3 to March 7, 2016
Ship: Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas
Day Date Port of Call Arrive Depart
Thursday March 3, 2016 Fort Lauderdale, FL 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Friday March 4, 2016 Day At Sea
Saturday March 5, 2016 Cozumel, Mexico 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Sunday March 6, 2016 Day At Sea
Monday March 7, 2016 Fort Lauderdale, FL 7:00 AM
*Flights should arrive on Thursday by 9:00 AM. Be onboard by 12:00 PM!
**Flights should depart on Monday by 12:00 PM.
Itinerary is subject to change without notice at the discretion of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Whet Travel and/or the Zen Cruise.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE & PAYMENT PLANS
There are three payment plans available for the Zen Cruise! The date you make your reservation will ultimately determine your total deposit due at the time of booking and the subsequent payment dates
PAY IN FULL
You may pay in full at the time of booking. No additional payments will be needed, unless you modify your reservation by upgrading/changing your stateroom or by adding additional cabin mates.
For a limited time, receive a 5% discount when you pay in full at the time of booking! When booking and paying in full online, your discount will be applied and credit card refunded within 72 business hours. You must book and pay in full at time of booking on or before Friday May 22, 2015.
MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN
• $200 per person deposit is due at the time of booking for all Interior, Ocean view and Balcony cabins. $400 is due for single occupancy cabins.
• $500 per person deposit is due at the time of booking for Suites. $1000 deposit is due for single-occupancy suites.
Your remaining cabin balance will be split into equal monthly payments beginning the first of the month after your initial deposit is paid, with final balance due no later than December 1, 2015
Your monthly payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on file. If you need to make any changes to your payment plan dates, or credit card, please contact us at 877-438-9438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your due date
DEPOSIT + 50/50 PLAN
Through September 15, 2015
• $200 per person deposit is due at the time of booking for all Interior, Oceanview and Balcony cabins. $400 is due for single occupancy cabins.
• $500 per person deposit is due at the time of booking for Suites. $1000 deposit is due for single-occupancy suites.
September 16, 2015
50% of your remaining cabin balance is due
November 18, 2015
Final payment is due for all guests who select the 50/50 payment plan..
Your payments will be automatically charged to your credit card on file. If you need to make any changes to your payment plan dates, or credit card, please contact Whet prior to your due date.
To change your credit card number on file:
1. Email: ZenCruise@Whettravel.com
2. Call Whet Travel at 877-438-9438
To change your credit card number on file:
1. Login to your Whet Travel account: https://booking.whettravel.com/Booking/
2. Call Whet Travel at 877-438-9438
Late Payments & Declined Credit Card Fees
A late payment fee of $10.00 per person for monthly payment plan or $50.00 per person (for 50/50 plan) will be added to your reservation if your credit card on file is declined and your payment is not received by your due dates listed on your invoice. If your reservation is still unpaid 2 weeks after our final payment date, your reservation will be cancelled without refund.
All new guest reservations made on or after September 16, 2015
A minimum deposit of 50% will be due at the time of booking. Full payment will be due by November 5, 2014. Payment plans may be available by calling Whet Travel at 877-438-9438 for assistance.
All new guest reservations made after November 18, 2015
A minimum 50% deposit will be required at time of booking, and must be paid in full within 30 days of the booking or 30 days before the departure date (February 3, 2016), whichever comes first. Cabins not paid in full by the required due date will be cancelled without refund.
All cabin reservations made within 30 days from the departure date (February 3, 2016) must be paid in full at the time of the reservation.
NAME & CABIN CHANGE FEES
All guest NAME and CABIN changes can be made up until 30 days prior to sailing (if allowed by the cruise line), and will be assessed the following administrative fees per name change:
$50.00 per person, per change for name and cabin changes through final payment date (November 18, 2015).
$100.00 per person, per change for name and cabin changes November 19, 2015 through 30 days of sailing (February 3, 2016).
$200.00 per person, per change for name and cabin changes within 30 days of sailing (on or after February 4, 2016)
The Lead Guest is not allowed to change their name within the reservation, unless at least one “original” and/or lead guest name remains on the reservation. If all original guests cancel, this is considered a full cancellation without refund, and name changes will not be allowed. An original name is one that has been added to your reservation at the time of your initial deposit or payment.
In all cases of name changes, the NEW guest must make full payment. Once that payment has been made, then the applicable amounts paid by the ORIGINAL guest will be refunded directly to the original guest, less the cost of the name change fee.
Your cabin number may be changed without notice per the discretion of Whet Travel and/or Royal Caribbean.
CABIN OCCUPANCY CHANGES
Rates are based on the number of people in your cabin. Changes in occupancy will result in a rate increase or decrease depending on the type of change.
Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC and 2016 Zen Cruise cancellation and payment policies supersede that of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and any staff information or website payment or cancellation terms are invalid
No changes of any kind (name or cabin) will be accepted within one week of sailing.
ZEN CRUISE CANCELLATION POLICIES
ALL DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE! Because of the nature of this event, we have strict cancellation polices. There are NO exceptions to our cancellation policies, regardless of the reason. We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance!
Cancelling your Zen Cruise Reservations
All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. Please email email@example.com to cancel your reservations.
Whet Travel and The Zen Cruise cancellation and payment policies supersede that of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and any Royal Caribbean Cruise line staff information or website payment or cancellation terms are invalid.
TRAVEL GUARD TRAVEL INSURANCE
Because of the nature and uniqueness of this event, we have strict cancellation policies. Zen Cruise and Whet Travel highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance to protect you against financial loss due non-refundable costs and fees due to unexpected cancellations and travel emergencies.
Travel insurance also protects you against emergencies while traveling, such as trip interruption, trip delay, missed/canceled flights, lost or stolen baggage/personal items, illness/injury and much more. Zen Cruise, Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC and Travel Guard also offer an additional Cancel for Any Reason policy that must be purchased with your initial payment or deposit. If you have to cancel for a non-covered reason, the Cancel for Any Reason option will reimburse you 50% of your non-refundable costs (covered reasons will receive a 100% refund.
In the event of cancellation, you must first contact Whet Travel in writing by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, you must contact Travel Guard directly to submit a claim and request a refund.
To review our policy benefits, please click here: Travel Guard Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is only available to US and Canadian Residents (except Quebec). If you reside in another country, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance from your local travel insurance company or travel agency.
For questions and to purchase travel insurance, please call Whet Travel at 877-438-9438 or email email@example.com.
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE SERVICE FEES
Royal Caribbean charges a mandatory, non-refundable service fee to all passengers for tips/gratuities for ship staff. This is not included in your cruise fare. A total of $48.00 per guest ($12.00 per guest per day) will be added to your shipboard account by Royal Caribbean when you board the ship.
In the event that the cost of fuel increases between now and the time we sail, RCCL reserves the right to impose a fuel surcharge of up to $11.00 per person per day. RCCL also reserves the right to impose surcharges for government taxes and fees, security, and incidental costs. The surcharges will be added to the passenger’s cabin costs and must be paid in full by the cruise date in order to board the ship. All passengers will be notified via email if such fuel surcharge is added to the cost of your cabin.
Organizers of groups of at least 10 people (5 cabins) can receive discounts. The organizer can also earn money or a free cruise for putting together the group. For full details, please click on Zen Cruise Affiliate link: http://thezencruise.com/affiliates/.
WHET TRAVEL ZEN CRUISE LLC’S RATE PROTECTION GUARANTEE
Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC’s Rate Protection Guarantee is: if a lower Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC advertised rate becomes available after the booking is made, a rate adjustment can be requested and Whet Travel will issue the difference in the form of a non-refundable shipboard credit or a credit card refund or mailed check. The lower fare must be for the same ship, sailing date, stateroom category and number of guests, up till the week before sailing. This is designed to provide our guests with complete confidence that the fare they are booking is the lowest Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC rate available and that in the event they find a lower fare later, they need simply submit a rate protection request and we will provide a non-refundable shipboard credit equal to the difference.
In the event a category/item is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information due to typographical error or error in pricing, Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for category/item listed at the incorrect price. Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLCl shall immediately issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the charge.
ROYAL CARIBBEAN LINE AGE POLICY
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line requires that all passengers be 21 years old (on embarkation day) to travel. Guests under the age of 21 must be accompanied in the same stateroom by a parent or guardian 21 or older. Ages will be verified at embarkation. Passengers not conforming to this policy will be denied boarding and assessed a 100% cancellation penalty. NO exceptions will be made at embarkation. Please note that adult guests are responsible for the safety and behavior of their minor guests.
CANCELLATION BY ZEN CRUISE ARTIST
Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC / Zen Cruise has entered into an agreement with each performing artist on the Cruise to be present on board the Cruise or in the islands and to perform in accordance with terms specified therein. However, neither Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC nor RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruise Line) shall be liable or responsible for failure of any artist or musician to appear on board or to perform under his or her agreement. Further, neither Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC/Zen Cruise nor RCCL shall be liable or responsible for any loss, damage, cost, or expense of any kind to any Passenger or any other person or entity in the event that such performance is prevented or such loss, damage, cost, or expense is caused by or results directly or indirectly from any act of God, war, fire, collision, directions of underwriters, arrest, order or restraint by any government agency or official acting under color of authority, acts of terrorism, labor disturbances or disputes, civil commotion, weather conditions and considerations of the safety of the vessel (for which the Master shall be the sole judge), breakdowns of or damage to the vessel’s hull or machinery, requisition of the vessel by governmental authority, illness, death of a family member or other cause or circumstance beyond Whet Travel’s control. In the event of any failure of contracted artists to perform during the cruise, Whet Travel, in its sole discretion, may engage a replacement artist or artists, or may change, postpone or terminate all or any part of the Cruise or the entertainment program or change the program or itinerary. In such case, Whet Travel, shall have no liability to any Passenger for any loss, damage, cost or expense whatsoever by reason of such change.
CANCELLATION OF ZEN CRUISE BY WHET TRAVEL AND/OR ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE
In the event of strike, lockouts, riots or stoppage of labor from whatever causes, or for any other reason whatsoever beyond the control of Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC or Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in its sole discretion may cancel, advance, or postpone any scheduled sailing or call at any port and may (but is not obligated to) substitute another vessel, and neither Royal Caribbean Cruise Line nor Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC shall be liable for any loss whatsoever to passengers by reason of such cancellation, advancement, postponement, or substitution. Thereupon, Whet Travel shall return to you, if the Cruise is completely canceled, your cabin fare, prepaid gratuities, cruise line transfers and related taxes and fees, or, if the Cruise is partially canceled, a proportionate part thereof. Under such circumstances, Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC shall have no further liability for damages or compensation of any kind. Please note that the availability of any refund for travel insurance and/or other travel products (airfare, hotel, car rental), even if purchased in conjunction with the Cruise, will be determined in accordance with the applicable cancellation policies for such other products or services.
RIGHT TO CHANGE ITINERARY
Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC and/or Royal Caribbean Cruise Line reserve the right, at any time, to change the cruise itinerary whenever advisable or necessary. In this case, Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLCand/or Royal Caribbean Cruise Line will NOT be responsible for any loss or expenses caused by reason of such changes or abandonment. Refunds will NOT be made to passengers who elect not to complete the cruise for any reason or cause whatsoever.
SAFETY WHILE IN PORTS OF CALL AND ONBOARD
You assume sole responsibility for your own safety onboard and in any port of call. Whet Travel does not guarantee your safety at any time. You may find information about the scheduled ports of call through the U.S. Department of State, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other governmental and tourist organizations. Whet Travel/Zen Cruise and the other Released Parties assume no responsibility for gathering and/or disseminating any such information. You acknowledge that all shore excursions and tours, however conducted, airline flights and ground transportation, and any ship physician, nurse and on board concessions (including, without limitation, gift shops, spa, beauty salon, fitness center, golf and art programs, and video/snorkel concession) are operated by independent contractors. Whet Travel neither supervises nor controls their actions, nor makes any representation, whether express or implied, as to their suitability. These services are provided only as a convenience for you, and you are free to use or not use them. You agree that Whet Travel assumes no responsibility, does not guarantee performance and in no event shall be liable for any negligent or intentional acts or omissions, loss, damage, injury or delay to you and/or your property in connection with these services. You use them at your own risk.
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) Passport Requirements became effective June 1, 2010, for land and sea borders. While the WHTI requires a valid passport for land and sea travel, a final ruling was issued allowing leniency for “closed-loop” cruises, i.e., sailings that both originate and terminate in the same U.S. port. U.S. citizens taking “closed-loop” cruises are not required to have a passport, but will need proof of citizenship such as an original or certified copy of a birth certificate, a certificate of naturalization, a passport card, an enhanced driver’s license (EDL) as well as a government-issued photo ID. Children are also required to bring proof of citizenship, and if 16 and over, a photo ID is also required. Canadian and Bermudian citizens are required to have a passport for air, land and sea travel.
Although a passport is not required for U.S. citizens taking “closed loop” cruises, we strongly recommend all guests travel with a passport (valid for at least six months beyond completion of travel). Having a passport will enable guests to fly from the U.S. to a foreign port in the event they miss their scheduled embarkation or to fly back to the U.S. if they need to disembark the ship mid-cruise due to an emergency.
For more information, a complete list of WHTI-compliant documents or to obtain a passport application, visit http://travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html.
U.S. Alien Residents need a valid Alien Resident Card. Non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport and a valid, unexpired U.S. Multiple Re-entry Visa, if applicable.
For more information or to obtain a passport application, visit www.travel.state.gov. Passport Services (www.passportservices.com) can also assist with step-by-step instructions and application assistance. All guests must present the required documentation at embarkation. Guests without the required documentation will be denied boarding and no refund will be issued. Please understand that Royal Caribbean Cruise Line will strictly enforce this requirement to be in compliance with this important U.S. Government mandate.
Non-U.S. Citizens :You will need a valid passport and, in some cases, a visa. If you live in the U.S., you will also need the original copy of your Alien Registration Card (ARC or “Green Card”) and any other documentation the countries on your itinerary require due to your alien status.
Citizens from the Visa Waiver Program countries will require a machine-readable passport valid for the duration of their voyage.
Zen Cruise and the other Released Parties (as herein defined) assume no responsibility for advising you of immigration requirements. Non-U.S. citizens, including resident aliens, must contact the appropriate consulates, embassies and/or immigration office(s) to inquire about necessary documentation for the Cruise’s ports of call. Your name, as listed on your travel documents, must exactly match your name as listed on your Cruise documents.
INNOCULATION & HEALTH
All guests must ensure that they are medically and physically fit for travel. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) provide guidelines as to which vaccinations are required in each country. In many cases inoculations are recommended but in some circumstances they are required. We recommend that you check with your health care professional or a Travel Medicine Specialist certified by the WHO for guidance. Other informational resources can be accessed at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Traveler’s Health website or toll free at 1-877-FYI-TRIP, and the World Health Organization website.
PASSENGERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
By booking the Cruise, you warrant that you, and those traveling with you, are physically fit to travel at the time of embarkation. Boarding will be denied to any person who will enter her third trimester (twenty-seventh week) of pregnancy by the time of the Cruise or during the cruise and to infants under four months old. You must notify Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC at the time of booking of any disability or other medical or physical condition that may require special assistance during the Cruise. Your failure to do so will release Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC from any liability for loss, damages or other compensation arising from or related in any way to such disability or condition. Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line reserve the right to require that any passenger who is not self-sufficient travel with a companion who shall take responsibility for any assistance needed during the Cruise and in case of emergency.
REFUSAL OF PASSAGE
Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC acts only as sales and marketing agent for the purpose of booking travel arrangements on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and various airlines. Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC expressly disclaims any responsibility for personal injury, property damage, loss, delay, inconvenience, or other matters due to negligence, wrongful acts, errors or omissions on the part of any third party, or any supplier of services of goods or of agents selected by you or your travel agent. Participation on the Cruise may be denied to any person who, in Whet Travel’s or Royal Caribbean Cruise Line sole discretion: (1) is or becomes in such a condition as to be unfit to travel; (2) is dangerous or obnoxious to others; or (3) is inadmissible under the laws of any country of debarkation. In addition, Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLCand Royal Caribbean Cruise Line reserve the right to refuse passage, disembark or confine to a stateroom any person whose physical or mental condition or behavior they consider, in their sole discretion, to constitute a risk to the person’s own well-being or that of any other person. Whet Travel shall have no liability to any such person or any third party arising out of any such decision. Any costs resulting from Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC’s and/or Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’ decision, including, without limitation, costs of lodging and transportation, shall be the responsibility solely of the person.
DECISIONS OF ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE
You will receive Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Standard Contract of Passage Terms and Conditions (the “Royal Caribbean Cruise Line PASSENGER CONTRACT”) with your Cruise ticket. The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Contract constitutes your agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Contract provide that Royal Caribbean Cruise Line may exercise its rights in a variety of matters, including, without limitation: Its right to alter the ship’s course, ports of call, itinerary, activity and shore excursions, for reasons set forth therein.Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claim or cause of action arising, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, out of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line exercise of any of its rights as provided in the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Terms. Without limiting the foregoing, the Released Parties such as Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC shall not be liable to any Cruise passenger for a full or partial refund of any Cruise fare, or for any lodging or transportation expenses, as a result of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line exercise of its contractual rights.
LIQUOR & BEVERAGE POLICY
Guests are prohibited from bringing any alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic beverages or any food onboard. Alcoholic beverages will not be sold or served to anyone under the age of 21. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone. Alcoholic beverages purchased in the ship’s gift shops or in ports of call will be retained by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line until the end of the voyage.
Each guest may bring onboard a reasonable amount of baggage. All luggage must be stored in the passenger’s cabin. Pets, dangerous or illegal items such as weapons, explosives, combustible substances, non-prescription controlled substances, or illegal drugs may not be brought onboard the ship. Any such items shall be surrendered to security at embarkation and may be disposed of at the sole discretion of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. All luggage hand-carried or checked, and your person are subject to security inspections that may involve physical search. Curbside porters are available at the pier during embarkation to take luggage to the vessel. Please be sure each piece of luggage is locked and has a tag listing your name, ship, and stateroom number. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Whet Travel assume no responsibility for carry-on luggage. Any luggage left at the pier will be forwarded at the guest’s expense. Claims for luggage loss or damage must be made in writing to debarkation personnel prior to leaving the pier area.
Video or audio recording, filming, or photographs may occur onboard the Cruise, which may be owned, licensed, assigned or distributed nationwide and worldwide by Whet Travel, their affiliates and assignees. You hereby allow, waive and authorize Whet Travel, its affiliates, and assignees the right to use your likeness in any manner whatsoever. You will not receive any compensation for such use and waive any right to bring any action in law or equity against allow Whet Travel, their affiliates and assignees for such use.
ZERO TOLERANCE DRUG POLICY
Whet Travel and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, have a zero tolerance policy regarding the use, possession, purchase or distribution of illegal controlled substances. Any violation of this policy will result in disembarkation from the vessel as well as the individuals being turned over to the local law enforcement officials for appropriate legal action. In such cases V and RCCL shall not be liable for any refund or other compensation or damages.
Unless you are a sponsor, NO VENDING OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED during the Zen Cruise. For information on sponsoring, please email Info@WhetTravel.com. Please do not make tee shirts, hats, posters, jewelry or anything else to sell while enjoying The Zen Cruise. Anyone found in violation of this policy will have his or her unauthorized merchandise confiscated. This policy will be strictly enforced.
You assume all risks associated with travel and transportation on the Cruise. While at sea or in port, the availability of medical care may be limited and/or delayed. You acknowledge that all or part of the Cruise may be in areas where medical care and/or evacuation may not be available. You agree to indemnify and reimburse Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC and/or Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in the event that either party, in its sole discretion, to advance to you the cost of emergency medical care, including medical evacuation and/or medical care provided ashore, as well as transportation and/or lodging in connection therewith. Whet Travel shall have no responsibility to advance any such costs.
Your decision to accept a roommate for the Cruise is at your own risk. Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC is not responsible or liable for any and all claims or cause of action arising out of or in connection with your selection of a roommate for the Cruise, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from such request or selection.
RESPONSIBILITY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Under these terms and conditions, liability to passengers for damage to or theft of luggage, personal property, delay, circumstances on board your cruise ship or elsewhere is limited. By booking the Zen Cruise, you (the passenger) agree to release and hold harmless Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC, from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of or in connection with your travel on and participation in the Cruise, including, but not limited to: (1) injury, death or delay of passengers, or loss, damage or delay of or to passengers’ baggage or other property, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the Cruise, including, without limitation, passenger’s use of or participation in any shore excursion, on board concession or athletic or recreational activity; (2) your request for or selection of a roommate for the Cruise; (3) emotional distress, mental suffering or anguish or psychological injury of any kind under any circumstances (except when such damages were caused by Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC’s negligence and resulted from the same passenger’s sustaining actual physical injury, or having been at risk of actual physical injury, or when such damages are held to have been intentionally inflicted by Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC); (4) any change in scheduled Cruise events and/or celebrity appearances; (5) Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s exercise of its contractual rights; or (6) or (if you are entering into this agreement on behalf of yourself and your, group, party, or traveling companions) any claim arising out of their assertion that you were not authorized to agree on their behalf. You further agree that Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC shall not be held vicariously liable for the intentional or negligent acts of any persons not employed by Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC, nor for any intentional or negligent acts of Whet Travel’s employees committed while off duty or outside the course and scope of their employment. In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction holds any of the foregoing to be unenforceable, then Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC’s liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law. You will find on board your cruise ship, independent concessionaires which operate shops, photography, gaming, etc. Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the actions of these independent concessionaires arising from your dealing with them. You must contact and deal or interact with them directly. It is understood and acknowledged that Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC is an outside, independent promoter/travel agency and does not operate the vessel controlled and owned by Royal Caribbeann Cruise Line. In consideration of participating and attending the Cruise, you voluntarily assume all risks while onboard the vessel and release Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC of and from any and all liability, actions, causes of action, suits, injury or death, loss or damage of property, claims, attorney’s fees and demands whatsoever that may be sustained by you while onboard the vessel. This release shall be binding upon you, and your heirs, next of kin, executors and personal representatives. Your decision to purchase and pay a deposit for this cruise program constitutes your acknowledgment of and consent to all of the terms and conditions of the brochure and website, including the limitations of liability described in it.
Except where prohibited by law, you (the passenger) expressly agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Cruise shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. to the exclusion of the courts of any other state, territory or country; (2) you waive any venue or other objection that you may have to any such action or proceeding being brought in any court located in Miami, Florida; (3) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with the Cruise, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (4) you waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida Miami Dade County, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida. You agree to present any claims against us within 30 days after the Cruise ends and to file within one year of the incident, and you acknowledge that this expressly limits the applicable statute of limitations to one year. NEITHER PARTY MAY INITIATE OR BE PART OF A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR LEGAL PROCEEDING AGAINST THE OTHER.
All trademarks are the exclusive property of their respective owners. The information contained on this page and in other pages and material relating to the Cruise, including any information regarding celebrity participation and programmed events, is subject to change at any time after notice. The details shown are for informational purposes only. The Released Parties are not responsible for any errors, changes and/or omissions resulting in pricing, inventory or content discrepancies. Passenger acknowledges and confirms that any travel agent utilized by Passenger in connection with the issuance of this ticket is, for all purposes, Passenger’s agent and the Released Parties shall not be liable for any representation made by said travel agent. Passenger shall at all times remain liable to Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC for the price of passage. In addition to the restrictions and exemptions from liability provided in these Terms and Conditions, Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC shall have the full benefit of any applicable laws providing for limitation and exoneration from liability, and nothing in contained herein is intended to operate to limit or deprive Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC of any such statutory limitation of or exoneration from liability. Without limiting the foregoing, Whet Travel claim benefit of all restrictions, exemptions and limitations of the “Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea” of 1974 as well as the Protocol to the “Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea” of 1976 (“Athens Convention”), which limits liability for the death of or personal injury to a passenger to no more than the applicable amount of Special Drawing Rights as defined therein, and all other limits on damage or loss to personal property. These Terms and Conditions contain the entire agreement between Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC and Passenger and supersede any other agreements, written or oral, relating to the subject matter herein. Any waiver of any provision of must be made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC. If any portion of shall be determined to be invalid, then said portion shall be deemed severed from the Contract in such jurisdiction only and all remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
These Terms and Conditions contain the entire agreement between Whet Travel Inc., Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC and Passenger and supersede any other agreements, written or oral, relating to the subject matter herein. Any waiver of any provision of must be made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Whet Travel. If any portion of shall be determined to be invalid, then said portion shall be deemed severed from the Contract in such jurisdiction only and all remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
Whet Travel, Inc., a registered seller of travel, acts as sales agent for Whet Travel Zen Cruise LLC.
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