Crystal River Cruises: General Ticket Terms & Conditions (U.S.)
2019-2023 TICKET TERMS & CONDITIONS
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO GUESTS: THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CRYSTAL CRUISES AND YOU. PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY, AS WE ARE BOTH BOUND BY THEM. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE. THIS IS A CONTRACT WHICH AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, PARTICULARLY 13 GOVERNING THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES AND SECTIONS 7, 11, 12,17, 18, 20, AND 21 LIMITING CRYSTAL'S LIABILITY FOR YOUR DEATH, ILLNESS, INJURY, OR DAMAGE CLAIMS RELATING TO BAGGAGE OR PERSONAL PROPERTY, LIMITING YOUR RIGHT TO SUE, AND REQUIRING ARBITRATION AND WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL FOR APPLICABLE CLAIMS.
This Ticket Contract is between Guest and Crystal. The term “Ticket” refers to the document issued by Crystal for the Voyage. The term “Guest” refers to a passenger on the ship and includes every person named on the face of the Ticket. The term “Cruise” means the Voyage carried out in accordance with the Ticket.“Cruise Fare” means the fare payable for the Voyage as more fully defined below in Section 2. “Voyage” means the itinerary and all services to be supplied for the Voyage described in the Ticket. Ticket refers to the document issued by Crystal for the Voyage.“Ticket Contract” means the Ticket, including the terms and conditions which are set out in this document, which form the contract for the Cruise. The term “Ship” includes the ship named in the Ticket or any ship substituted for the Ship named in the Ticket, and its tenders or any other means of conveyance controlled by Crystal Cruises during the Voyage. The term “Crystal River Cruises” is equivalent to “Crystal Cruises” or “Crystal” and includes the Ship, its owner, operator, manager, charterer and agents, any and all affiliated or related companies and the sales representatives and all employees, officers, crew, pilots, and agents of such individuals and companies.
2. Cruise Fare:
A) Cruise Fare includes all normal shipboard services and facilities plus all nonalcoholic beverages, select wines and liquors, and gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff. The Cruise Fare does not include cruise port, security, navigation, berthing, stevedoring, and baggage handling/storage charges, fuel surcharges, fees or charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, shore excursions, sightseeing or meals ashore, taxes, gratuities, visa fees, laundry or valet service, or any item or service whatsoever of a personal nature, such as medical treatment, expenses incurred on board or ashore in connection with medical treatment, medical condition, or medical debark, massage, spa services or hairstyling for which may be imposed. Transfers between the airport and Ship on the day of embarkation and disembarkation are included for full-fare Guests purchasing Crystal Cruises’ Optional Air/Sea Program described below. Cruise Fare does not include miscellaneous charges levied by the air carriers for services, including but not limited to luggage, meals, special seat assignments or any other airline-provided service, which are the Guest’s responsibility. Details regarding such fees are available on the individual airlines' websites.
B) All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two (2) Guests in stateroom or Suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to collect the rate in effect at the time of sailing, including, but not limited to, the fact that if the Guest is on a waitlist and is subsequently confirmed, such confirmation will be subject to Cruise Fares and Optional Air/Sea Program costs in effect on the date of confirmation. Fuel surcharges may be added at any time to defray fuel cost increases, even if the Fare has been paid in full.
3. Non-Transferability/Binding Effect:
The Ticket is valid only for the Guest or Guests named on the ticket for the date and Ship indicated. It may not be sold or transferred. The Terms and Conditions of this Ticket Contract are binding on, and confer benefits to, the Guest, the Guest’s spouse, heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, dependents, next of kin, and anyone on whose behalf the Guest reserves or purchases a Ticket. The Guest represents and warrants that he or she is duly authorized by and on behalf of all Guests (including children) named on the Ticket to agree to all of the terms and conditions of the Ticket and to bind all such Guests to the Ticket Contract.
The Guest is required to be on board the Ship at least two (2) hours before departure time. At the time of embarkation, the Guest is responsible for having received all medical inoculations necessary for the voyage and having in his or her possession
the Ticket, valid passport, visas and other documents necessary for the scheduled ports of call and disembarkation. If the Guest does not have proper documentation he or she will not be allowed to board the Ship.
The Guest is advised to consult his or her travel advisor or the appropriate governmental authority concerning required documentation for travel. The Guest shall indemnify Crystal for all penalties, fines, charges, losses and expenses imposed upon or incurred by Crystal due to the Guest’s failure to have proper documentation or otherwise comply with applicable law or regulations of any kind. Any stamps on tickets, customs, excise or other taxes or fines on the Guest or Crystal resulting from the Guest’s conduct, embarkation expenses, and all expenses of such a nature are to be paid by the Guest. If the Guest is denied boarding for failing to comply with the requirements of this paragraph, Crystal shall not be liable to refund the Guest’s fare or for any other damages or expenses whatsoever.
5. Cancellations or Category Downgrades Prior to Commencement of any Crystal Air Sea or Land Program or date of Embarkation: for Cruise Only Guests:
Cancellation or category downgrade requests must be made by telephone or in writing to Crystal Cruises. The charts below set forth the time by which the request must be received by Crystal Cruises prior to the Optional Crystal Air/Sea
Program or, for non-Air/Sea Guests, the Cruise, departure date (“Departure Date”), and the cancellation fee which will be charged. In the event of a cancellation, a full refund of Total Fare (including cruise, air, hotel and Extended Land
Programs); and in the event of category downgrade, full refund of the cruise-only difference between the original category and the downgraded category, will be made to the Guest through the travel advisor, except as noted herein below. Guest hereby
agrees that losses sustained by Crystal in the event of Guest’s cancellation would be very difficult or impossible to quantify, and that the fees set forth in the below cancellation or category downgrade charts represent a fair and reasonable
assessment as liquidated damages. Since a cancellation or category downgrade likely means a diminished opportunity to sell the same space on other cruises, the cancellation fees in the charts below apply regardless of a name change or stateroom/suite
resale. See info below for appropriate voyage and year policy.
Cancellation fees/penalties apply if booking is cancelled within penalty periods outlined below. The date of booking cancellation determines the applicable penalty amount. The penalty is applied as a percentage based on total fare and does not apply to taxed, CANCELLATION OR CATEGORY DOWNGRADE FEES
91 (or more) days prior to first date of service: Full Refund
90-46 days prior to first date of service: 20% Penalty
45-31 days prior to first date of service: 50% Penalty
30 days prior to first date of service: 100% Penalty
2020 -2023 Voyages
121 (or more) days prior to first date of service: $500 Administration Fee*
120-91 days prior to first date of service: 25% Penalty
90-61 days prior to first date of service: 50% Penalty
60-31 days prior to first date of service: 75% Penalty
30 days prior to first date of service: 100% Penalty
All appropriate refunds will be made to the Guest through the travel advisor, except for those payments made by credit card, in which case the amount of the refund will be credited directly to the cardholder’s account. Any inquiries about a refund
must be made by the Guest to the travel advisor. Some agents may, at their discretion, withhold an agency cancellation fee. Crystal Cruises will not be responsible for the receipt by the Guest of refund monies, except for those refunds made to credit
cardholder’s account. A travel advisor used by the Guest acts solely for the Guest and is deemed the agent of the Guest. Crystal Cruises is not responsible for the financial condition or any actions of any such travel advisor. If the agent fails
to remit to Crystal Cruises any money paid by the Guest to the travel advisor, the Guest remains liable for the fare due to Crystal Cruises, regardless of when Crystal Cruises demands the payment. Any refund made by Crystal Cruises to an agent on
behalf of the Guest is considered, for purposes of these Terms and Conditions, as being the same as payment to the Guest, whether or not the travel advisor delivers the refund money to the Guest. Receipt of any documentation or information by the
Guest’s travel advisor, including, but not limited to, this Ticket Contract, is deemed to constitute receipt by the Guest.
6. Baggage, Valuables and Other Possessions:
Each Guest may bring aboard the Ship a reasonable amount of clothing and personal effects without charge, subject to airline restrictions. All baggage must be securely packed and distinctly labeled with the Guest’s full name, the name of the Ship, the stateroom/suite number of the Guest and the sailing date of the Ship. All checked baggage must be locked.
A) Guest must personally carry baggage containing breakable items and valuables, including, but not limited to, jewelry, watches, money, precious stones and metals, securities, checks, other financial instruments and/or tickets, at all times during transit, including, but not limited to, on and off the Ship. Guest should not give such baggage containing breakable items or valuables to anyone at any time, including, but not limited to, porters, Ship personnel or anyone else who is not known personally to the Guest, regardless of any assurances given to Guest that it is safe to do so, at any time, including, but not limited to, during transit to and from the airport, arrival at the Ship, boarding and checking into Guest’s stateroom/suite, or at any other time while traveling. Such baggage is the full and sole personal responsibility of the Guest at all times. Such baggage may not be included with checked baggage. Guests are personally responsible for their baggage throughout the travel process and should personally ensure that their breakable items and valuables are carried to their staterooms/suite and stored appropriately in the stateroom safe or in the Ship safe available at the front desk. Crystal Cruises is not responsible for loss of or damage to any such items.
B) Weapons, ammunition, explosives, substances that are hazardous, disabling, or illegal, or any other article that in the opinion of the master shall be deemed dangerous, are strictly prohibited aboard the Ship. Such additional dangerous articles include, but are not limited to, firearms, stun guns, swords, ice picks or knives. A more comprehensive list of prohibited items is available through Crystal Cruises’ Onboard Guest Services. Any such items shall be surrendered to the Captain at embarkation, and may be disposed of at the sole discretion of the Captain.
7. Liability Limitations for Loss of or Damage to Property:
The total value of the luggage, valuables and other personal belongings of a Guest aboard the Ship who does not purchase Crystal Cruises’ Cruise Protection Program, as set forth in paragraph 8 shall be deemed not to exceed the amount of U.S. $250 per Guest, and Crystal Cruises’ liability, if any, for loss of or damage to such belongings is limited to a maximum of U.S. $250 per Guest, unless the Guest shall deliver to Crystal Cruises, in writing and prior to embarkation, a declaration of the true value of the property and pay to Crystal Cruises prior to embarkation a sum equal to five percent (5%) of the excess of the agreed values set forth herein. In that event, the liability of Crystal Cruises, if any, shall be limited to the actual damage sustained up to , but not exceeding such declared value. If a Guest travels by air or other transportation, the terms and conditions of the airline or other transportation provider apply to the Guest’s carriage on those conveyances, and Crystal Cruises shall not have any liability for loss or damage to luggage, valuables and other personal belongings arising out of, or related to, such air or other travel.
A) Crystal Cruises provides an in-room personal safe for your convenience. However, Crystal Cruises shall not be liable, in any event, for any loss of or damage to money, jewelry, watches, precious stones and metals, securities, financial instruments, tickets, works of art, electronics, computers, digital or flash drive computer equipment, mobile telephones, mobile phone equipment, cameras, video or audio tapes, CDs, binoculars, dental hardware, eyewear, hearing aids, medications, medical equipment, and/or other valuables stored in the in-room safe.
B) All settlements will be made on the basis of actual cash value (replacement cost, less depreciation) to the extent of the $250 limit of liability of Crystal Cruises. Claims for damaged items will be settled on the basis of cost of repair. No amount
shall be paid in settlement of any claim without proof of the actual cash value, or repair cost, as applicable, arising from the loss or damage. Such proof must be sent to Crystal Cruises. Crystal Cruises’ liability must also be proven before
any settlement will be paid.
C) Personal belongings lost while unattended in public lounges or other public areas, whether on board the Ship or elsewhere, are not reimbursable. Losses or damages due to ordinary wear and tear, perils of the sea, acts of God, or any other cause beyond Crystal’s control are not reimbursable.
8. Cruise Protection Program:
Crystal Cruises’ Cruise Protection Program is an optional travel insurance program available for purchase by Guests. The Cruise Protection Program is available for purchase from the time of booking up until final payment in order to be considered for preexisting medical condition coverage and becomes effective when Crystal Cruises receives payment of the required plan cost, in addition to any required cruise deposits or payments due.
A) Cancellation: Cancellation fees will be assessed according to paragraph 5, “Cancellation or Category Downgrade Prior to Commencement of any Crystal Air Sea or Land Program or date of Embarkation for Cruise Only Guests.” Refunds, if any, will be made to Guests who have purchased the Cruise Protection Program and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Cruise Protection Program.
B) Baggage Protection: Coverage for loss of or damage to baggage and other personal property of Guests who purchase the optional Cruise Protection Program is described in the provided booking confirmation. Other than as stated in the Ticket Contract, Crystal Cruises shall have no liability of any kind for any reason for loss of or damage to baggage or personal effects.
9. Itinerary / Right To Change / Detention:
Crystal Cruises reserves the right at its sole option and discretion and that of the Captain of the Ship without liability for damages or refund of any kind, to deviate from the Ship’s advertised or ordinary itinerary or route, to delay, advance or cancel any sailing, to omit or change ports of call, to arrange for substantially equivalent transportation by another vessel and/or by other means of transportation, to cause the Guest to disembark from the Ship temporarily or permanently, to tow or to be towed or assist other vessels or to perform any similar act which, in its sole judgment and discretion, is justified for any reason. Crystal Cruises may for any reason whatsoever cancel any sailing at any time before departure of the Ship. In such event, Crystal Cruises’ only liability will be to refund to the Guest the amount it has received for the Ticket. If a voyage is cancelled due to mechanical failure of the Ship, the Guest will be entitled to a full refund of the Cruise Fare, or a partial refund for voyages that are terminated early due to those failures. If a voyage is terminated early due to mechanical failure of the Ship, the Guest is also entitled to transportation to the Ship’s scheduled port of disembarkation or the Guest’s home city, at the discretion and expense of Crystal Cruises, as well as lodging at the unscheduled port of disembarkation, if required, at the expense of Crystal Cruises.
10. Health / Pregnancy / Children / Disability / Wheelchair / Alcohol / Smoking / Security / Indemnification / Solicitation:
A) The Guest represents and warrants that the Guest is physically, mentally and otherwise fit to travel; that Guest has received all medical inoculations necessary and that he or she will at all times comply with the Ship’s rules and regulations and orders and directions of the Ship’s officers and medical staff; that his or her conduct will not impair the safety of the Ship or inconvenience other Guests. Crystal Cruises is unable to accommodate women who will enter their twenty-fourth (24th) week of pregnancy before or during the voyage.
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B) Unwed, unrelated couples must be eighteen (18) or over to be booked in the same stateroom/suite. Crystal Cruises is unable to accommodate children under six (6) months of age and reserves the right to restrict the number of those under three (3) years of age aboard the Ship. Any child under the age of eighteen (18) must be accompanied by an adult over the age of twenty-one (21). In addition, if the adult accompanying this child is not a parent, a "Parental / Guardian Consent & Release Form" must be signed by a parent or legal guardian and received by Crystal Cruises at least thirty (30) days prior to sailing. Guests age seventeen (17) and under must be in a stateroom/suite either with a parent or a guardian over twenty-one (21) years of age.
C) Guests with any disability, including those primarily confined to wheelchairs or scooters or who use service animals, are recommended to notify Crystal Cruises at the time of booking. Crystal Cruises recommends these Guests be accompanied by someone
who is able to assist them both ashore and at sea. Guests acknowledge and understand that certain international, foreign or local safety requirements, standards, and/or applicable regulations involving design, construction or operation of the vessel,
docks, gangways, anchorages or other facilities on or off the vessel may restrict access to facilities or activities for persons with mobility, communication or other impairments or special needs. Due to the nature of river cruising, vessel traffic,
and decisions of foreign port and harbor operators, disembarking at some ports may require the Vessel to be tied alongside another vessel, which may in turn require Guests to ascend and descend stairs on the vessels and traverse gangways of varying
widths and lengths between the vessels before reaching the gangway to shore. This type of disembarkation arrangement is outside the control of Crystal Cruises, is without advance notice to Crystal Cruises until shortly before arrival at the port,
and may preclude Guests with mobility limitations from going ashore. Some ports of call are anchorage ports, and physical conditions may preclude these Guests from going ashore. This decision must be made by the Captain of the Ship based on safety
and is binding. Upon request, Crystal Cruises will provide Guests additional information about accessibility and limitations of scheduled ports of call on a specific itinerary. For all inquiries please call 866-446-6625. Guests requiring a wheelchair
or scooter must bring their own. Motorized scooters must not exceed 22” in width. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to limit the number of scooters on board. Portable oxygen tanks and oxygen concentrators may be used on board, provided that
Crystal Cruises’ Onboard Guest Services is notified at least thirty (30) days prior to sailing.
D) Crystal Cruises understands a service animal to be any one (1) dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Animal(s) not trained to do work or perform tasks is/are not considered to be service animal(s). Emotional support animal(s), which provide emotional support, wellbeing, comfort, or companionship to an individual with disabilities but is/are not trained to do work or perform tasks, is/are not considered to be service animal(s). Pet(s) and other animal(s) who is/are not service animal(s) is/are not allowed on board the Ship.
E) The Guest agrees to accept full responsibility for any service animal and to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Crystal Cruises, its owner, operator, manager, charterer and agents, any and all affiliated or related companies and the sales representatives and all employees, officers, crew, pilots, and agents of such individuals and companies against any injury, loss, damage or expense related to the presence of service animal aboard the Ship.
F) The Guest hereby consents to a reasonable search being made of the Guest’s person, baggage or other property, and to the removal and confiscation or destruction of any object which may, in the opinion of Crystal Cruises impair the safety of the Ship, be illegal or inconvenience other Guests.
G) Guest understands and agrees that Guests must be at least eighteen (18) years old to be served wine and beer, and at least twenty-one (21) years old to be served spirits. Guest agrees not to attempt to provide or consume alcoholic beverages in violation of this policy, either for themselves or others. Guest agrees to consume alcoholic beverages only in moderation and Crystal Cruises reserves the right to refuse alcoholic beverages to any intoxicated or underage Guest. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to prohibit and retain all liquor brought aboard the Ship. Guest agrees to abide by this provision.
H) Guests shall observe the nonsmoking areas on board the ships. Smoking will be permitted in designated outdoor area(s). Indoor smoking is permitted only in the Connoisseur Club smoking lounge onboard Crystal Mozart. Smoking is prohibited in all other indoor areas of the hip including all other public rooms, lounges, corridors and restaurants, as well as all staterooms, suites and verandahs. If smoke is detected in a stateroom or suite, a cleaning fee of $250 per occurrence will be billed to Guest's account. Fines will be charged for violations in accordance with this policy. If there is ongoing violation of the non-smoking policy, more stringent consequences, including disembarkation without refund, may be ordered by the Captain.
I) The Guest shall be liable to and shall reimburse Crystal for all damages or loss of or to the Ship and its furnishings and any equipment or property or Crystal or any other Guest caused directly or indirectly , in whole or in part, by any act or omission of the Guest or those for whom the Guest is responsible, whether willful or negligent, including but not limited to, theft or any other criminal act. The Guest shall further indemnify Crystal and each and all of their agents or servants against any and all liability whatsoever arising from any personal injury, death or damage or loss whatsoever caused directly or indirectly , in whole or in part, by any act or omission of the Guest or those for whom the Guest is responsible.
J) The Guest agrees that he or she shall not solicit for commercial purposes Guests or others on board the Ship, or advertise goods or services on board the Ship without the prior written permission of Crystal Cruises. Solicitation by vendors of goods and services, including, but not limited to, solicitation by travel advisors, is strictly forbidden.
11. RIGHT TO REFUSE BOOKING AND PASSAGE, CANCEL RESERVATION; CONFINE GUEST TO STATEROOM OR DISEMBARK GUEST:
A) Crystal Cruises reserves the right to refuse booking of passage on a Voyage to any person or to cancel Guest’s existing Cruise reservation for any reason and regardless of a Guest’s Crystal Society level or existing benefits. Any person(s)
refused booking or passage in advance of the scheduled sailing by Crystal Cruises will be given a refund of their Cruise Fare unless such refusal is due to the action or inaction of Guest. Crystal Society milestones have no cash value and therefore
will not be refunded.
B) Crystal Cruises, without any liability, including liability for refund, payment, compensation or credit, except as provided herein, may disembark or refuse to embark Guest because of the action or inaction of Guest, confine Guest in a stateroom/suite, quarantine Guest, restrain Guest, change Guest’s accommodations or disembark Guest at any time if, in the sole opinion of Crystal Cruises, the Captain or any Doctor, Guest or any minor or other person in Guest’s care during the Voyage are unfit for any reason for the Voyage, or Guest’s presence might be detrimental to Guest’s health, comfort or safety or that of any other person, or in the judgment of the Captain is advisable for any reason. The Captain of the Vessel has the right in his or her sole discretion to make decisions in this regard for the safety and security of the Vessel and the health, safety and security of those on board.
C) Crystal Cruises reserves the right to request a letter from Guest’s physician attesting to Guest’s fitness to travel, but by requesting such letter does not waive its right to disembark or refuse to embark Guest as set forth herein. If Guest is required to remain on board the Ship or elsewhere, due to injury, illness, or disability, or due to action of any government or authority, or for any other reason not the fault of Crystal Cruises, Guest must pay or reimburse Crystal Cruises for all resulting costs and expenses including for food, transportation, accommodation, medical and/or repatriation services including but not limited to such costs incurred by or on account of services provided by port agent and other shoreside service providers, including luggage shipping costs for Guest and those accompanying Guest. Guests who will enter the twenty-fourth (24th) week of pregnancy by the last day of the Voyage may not book the Voyage or board the Ship.
D) If the Guest is refused passage or leaves the Ship prior to the end of the voyage for any of the reasons described in this section or for other reasons including, but not limited to, personal, medical, or business reasons, Crystal Cruises will not be liable or required to refund any portion of the Ticket price, or to be responsible for any payment, compensation or credit of any kind or for any of the Guest’s costs.
E) The provisions of Regulation 1177/2010 on Passenger Rights when Travelling by Sea and Inland Waterways will apply where the Port of embarkation is in the EU.
12. Independent Contractors/Shore Tours/Limit of Liability:
A) Tours, including pre-voyage, post-voyage and other shore excursions, including hotels, restaurants and transportation, whether by vessel, air, rail, land or other means, not owned or operated by Crystal Cruises, are not under the operation or control
of Crystal Cruises, and considered to be an independent contractor(s). Crystal Cruises makes no representation of any kind as to the independent contractor(s), and takes no responsibility for the independent contractor(s), even if, as a convenience
to Guests, Crystal Cruises provides an escort. Crystal Cruises takes no responsibility for air or other transportation under any circumstances. Guests must assume responsibility for their actions while ashore and for their participation in shore activities.
B) The Guest shall have no right to any refund and Crystal Cruises shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to the Guest for acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractor(s) since they are not
agents or employees of Crystal Cruises. Arrangements with independent contractor(s) include, but are not limited to, the following: i) services or products available for the Guest’s convenience on board the Ship and furnished by barbers, hairdressers,
manicurists, masseurs, spa operators, photographers, entertainers, instructors, lecturers and others; ii) services, products or transportation provided elsewhere than on board the Ship which are furnished by others in connection with visa, passports,
sightseeing tours, pre-voyage and post-voyage tours, excursions and shore trips, including, but not limited to, tender service, whether arranged or organized by tour operators, travel advisors or Crystal Cruises.
C) The independent contractor(s) shall be entitled to charge for any products sold, services rendered or transportation provided to the Guest either directly or, as a convenience to Guests, through Crystal Cruises, for which services Crystal Cruises is
entitled to impose a charge and earn a profit. Refunds will not be given for partially used services. No refund will be made for missed hotel nights or other program features due to airline delays or other factors beyond the control of Crystal Cruises.
Hotel Programs and Extended Land Programs are subject to the same cancellation policy as described in Section 5 above.
D) Guest and Crystal agree and intend that all rights, exemptions from liability, defenses and immunities of whatsoever nature referred to in the Ticket applicable to Crystal Cruises and the Ship, including, but not limited to, Sections 5, 6, 7, 9, 11,
12, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21, shall in all respects inure also for the benefit of certain third parties who provide goods or services relating to the cruise, including Ship’s tenders, the officers, crew, pilots, agents or employees, and all concessionaires,
independent contractors, physician and medical personnel, retail shop personnel, health and beauty staff, fitness staff, photographers, shore excursion providers, tour operators, shipbuilders and manufacturers of all component parts, launches, appurtenances,
craft or facilities, regardless of whether provided at sea or on shore, and regardless of whether belonging to any such ship or owned or operated by its owners, operators, managers, agents, charterers, contractors or concessionaires.
E) Crystal Cruises will arrange air transportation upon a Guest’s request as a separate service. If a Guest chooses this optional service, Guest authorizes Crystal Cruises to select the air carrier, routing and schedule and to substitute charter
flights for scheduled air or vice versa. If due to any cause beyond our control, Crystal Cruises is unable to arrange for air travel or the air travel we arrange is for any reason unavailable, or otherwise fails to materialize, Crystal Cruises’
liability will be limited to refunding the optional air add-on amount paid to Crystal less any applicable change or special deviation fees. Crystal assumes no liability for any acts or omissions of any airline, including, without limitation, those
involving cancellation of flights, schedule changes, re-routings, damage to or delay or loss of baggage, flight delays, equipment failures, accidents, pilot or other staff shortages, overbooking or computer errors. In arranging transportation, Crystal
acts solely for the convenience of the Guest and not as agent or principal for the air carrier. The liabilities and obligations of an airline to the Guest and the Guest's rights as an airline passenger are governed exclusively by the terms and conditions
of the airlines’ tickets and tariffs.
Crystal Cruises does not own or operate the air carrier, ground transportation or hotels, and is not liable in any way for loss, damage, injury, illness or death arising in conjunction with the services provided by these independent contractor(s).
13. Non-Liability for Medical Treatment:
No doctor or nurse is employed by Crystal Cruises on the Ship. Any medical attention required or desired by Guest during the trip must be sought at local facilities. Crystal Cruises makes no representation or warranty that any such service is or will
be available at any particular time or place. Guest shall be responsible for all costs and expenses of medical services, treatment, medications and assistive devices. Crystal Cruises shall have no liability for any cost of, or incurred in connection
with, medical services, or for quality or any aspect of treatment Guest receives. Guest consents to receiving treatment by medical professionals designated by Crystal Cruises, and agrees to bear the cost of such treatment, in any circumstance in which
Guest is or appears unable to request or authorize medical treatment and the Ship’s officer believes medical attention is necessary (even if such belief is incorrect).
14. Payments by the Guest and Extra Expenses:
Any and all payments by the Guest to Crystal Cruises shall be made in currency of the United States of America, or other currency acceptable to Crystal Cruises. All charges for services and products provided on board the Ship must be
settled in cash, traveler’s checks, and personal checks to limits acceptable to Crystal Cruises or credit card acceptable to Crystal Cruises before the Guest’s final disembarkation from the Ship. Any other expenses incurred by the Guest
or by Crystal Cruises on behalf of the Guest shall be payable by the Guest on demand.
15. No General Average: Guests shall neither pay nor receive any general average contribution with respect to any property.
16. Use and Display of Likeness:
Crystal Cruises has the exclusive right to include photographic, video and other visual portrayals of Guest in any pictorial medium of any nature whatsoever for the purpose of trade, advertising, sales, publicity or otherwise, without compensation to Guest, and all rights, title and interest therein (including all worldwide copyrights therein) shall be Crystal Cruises’ sole property, free from any claims by Guest or any person deriving any rights or interest from Guest.
Guest expressly agrees not to use any photograph, video recording or other visual or audio portrayals of Guest and/or any other Guest in combination with crew or the Ship, or depicting the Ship, its design or equipment or any part thereof whatsoever for
any commercial purpose or in any media broadcast or for any other non-private use, without the express written consent of Crystal Cruises. Crystal is permitted to take any and all reasonable measures to protect Crystal and enforce this
17. TIME LIMITS AND NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR CLAIMS:
A) FOR ILLNESS, INJURY OR DEATH: ANY INCIDENT OR ACCIDENT RESULTING IN EMOTIONAL INJURY, BODILY INJURY, ILLNESS OR DEATH TO A GUEST MUST BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO A SHIP’S OFFICER. CRYSTAL CRUISES WILL NOT BE LIABLE THEREFORE AND NO LAWSUIT MAY
BE BROUGHT EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY LAW AND THEN ONLY IF WRITTEN NOTICE GIVING FULL PARTICULARS OF THE CLAIM IS DELIVERED TO CRYSTAL CRUISES WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS OF THE INCIDENT OR ACCIDENT AND SUIT IS FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF THE INCIDENT OR ACCIDENT
ALLEGED TO HAVE CAUSED THE INJURY, ILLNESS OR DEATH, AND SERVED WITHIN NINETY (90) DAYS OF SUCH FILING. IF A WRITTEN CLAIM IS NOT MADE AND SUIT IS NOT FILED AND SERVED WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED IN THIS PARAGRAPH, THEN THE GUEST WAIVES AND RELEASES
ANY RIGHT HE OR SHE MAY HAVE TO MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST CRYSTAL CRUISES FOR ANY SUCH EMOTIONAL INJURY, BODILY INJURY, ILLNESS OR DEATH.
B) FOR PROPERTY, CONTRACT, AND ALL OTHER NON-PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS: A WRITTEN CLAIM FOR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO BAGGAGE, VALUABLES AND OTHER PERSONAL BELONGINGS MUST BE MADE TO CRYSTAL CRUISES BEFORE THE GUEST LEAVES THE DISEMBARKATION AREA TO ENABLE CRYSTAL
CRUISES TO INVESTIGATE ANY DAMAGE AND TO CONDUCT A SEARCH FOR CLAIMED LOST ARTICLES; ALL OTHER NON-PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING AS SOON AS THEY ARISE; ANY LEGAL ACTION MUST BE INITIATED WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS FROM THE DATE THE GUEST
DISEMBARKS FROM THE SHIP AND SERVED WITHIN NINETY (90) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF INITIATION OR THE GUEST WAIVES AND RELEASES ANY RIGHT HE OR SHE MAY HAVE TO MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST CRYSTAL CRUISES FOR ANY SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. IN RESPECT OF CLAIMS ARISING
ON VOYAGES OUTSIDE THE U. S. MADE UNDER EUROPEAN UNION REGULATION 392/2009. LIABILITY FOR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNTS SPECIFIED THEREIN. GUESTS EMBARKING A VOYAGE IN A EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATE PORT ARE AFFORDED RIGHTS
UNDER EU REGULATION 1177/2010. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EU REGULATIONS,
PLEASE VISIT https://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/passengers/maritime_en .
FOR A COPY OF EU REGULATION 1177/2010, VISIT:
18. LIABILITY LIMITATION FOR LOSS OF LIFE OR INJURY:
A) Crystal Cruises hereby disclaims all liability to the Guest for damages for infliction of emotional distress, mental anguish or psychological injury of any kind under any circumstances, when such damages were not the result of physical injury to the
Guest caused by the intentional misconduct of Crystal Cruises, not the result of the Guest having been at actual risk of physical injury where such risk was caused by the negligence of Crystal Cruises, not the result of the Guest having been at actual
risk of physical injury where such risk was caused nor intentionally inflicted by Crystal Cruises.
B) For cruises on the Rhine and its adjacent rivers, Crystal Cruises shall be entitled to any and all liability limitations, immunities and rights applicable to it for loss of or damage to luggage and property, death, illness and/or personal injury
as provided under the Strasbourg Convention on the Limitations of Liability of Owners of Inland Navigation Vessels, (1988) (“CLNI 1988”), or after 1 July 2019, the Strasbourg Convention of 2012 on the Limitation of Liability in Inland
Navigation (“CLNI 2012”) . CLNI 1988 limits Crystal Cruises’ liability to 60,000 Units of Account or Special Drawing Rights, “SDR’s” as defined by the International Monetary Fund (approximately $82,500 U.S. Dollars,
which fluctuates depending on a daily exchange rate as published by the International Monetary Fund at http://www.imf.org/external/np/fin/data/rms_sdrv.aspx) multiplied by the
number of Passengers the Ship according to its certificate is allowed to carry, not to exceed in any event more than 6 million Units of Account for vessels authorized to transport less than 180 passengers. CLNI 2012 limits Crystal Cruises’ liability
to 100,000 SDRs, multiplied by the number of Passengers the Ship according to its certificate is allowed to carry.
C) For all other cruises, Crystal Cruises shall have the benefit of any limitation of or exoneration from liability under any applicable statute or law of any country or any other applicable laws including, without limitation, the statutes of the United States of America providing for limitation and exoneration from liability and the procedures provided thereby, including but not limited to Title 46 of the United States Code sections 30501 through 30509, and 30511. Nothing in this Ticket is intended to nor shall it operate to limit or deprive Crystal Cruises of any such rights to limitation of or exoneration from liability. Where more than one law or convention limiting the liability of ship owners is potentially applicable, the one that would result in the lowest limit for the loss at issue shall apply.
19. Force Majeure:
Except as provided in Paragraph 9, Crystal Cruises shall not be liable in any way to the Guest for death, injury, illness, damage, delay or other loss or detriment to person or property or for Crystal Cruises’ failure to commence, perform and/or
complete any duty owed to the Guest if such death, injury, illness, damage, delay or other loss or detriment to person or property is caused by act of God, war or warlike operations, terrorist activities, civil commotions, labor difficulties, whether
or not Crystal Cruises is a party thereto, interference by authorities, requisitioning of the Ship, political disturbance, inability to secure or failure of supplies, perils of the sea, collision, foundering of the Ship, fire, or any other cause whatsoever
beyond the control of Crystal Cruises.
20. Choice of Law/Limitation of Liability:
Except as specifically provided herein, the Ticket and all other rights and duties of Guests and of Crystal Cruises will be construed, and disputes resolved, in accordance with the general maritime law of the United States or, where no such law governs
a particular issue, by the law of the State of Florida, without regard to conflict of law principles. In addition to the limitations of liability expressly provided in the Ticket, Crystal Cruises shall be entitled to the maximum protection allowed
by law, including any statutory protection as to the amount of damages recoverable. In no event, however, will Crystal Cruises be liable for any damage, loss, injury or death not caused by the negligence of Crystal Cruises.
21. FORUM; CLAIMS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION; AND WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION
A) ARBITRATION OF CERTAIN CLAIMS AND FORUM FOR SMALL CLAIMS: ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, OR CONTROVERSIES WHATSOEVER, OTHER THAN FOR PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS OR DEATH OF A GUEST, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT,
STATUTORY, CONSTITUTIONAL OR OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALLEGED VIOLATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, CONSUMER OR PRIVACY LAWS, OR FOR ANY LOSSES, DAMAGES OR EXPENSES, RELATING TO OR IN ANY WAY ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED
WITH THIS TICKET CONTRACT OR GUEST’S VOYAGE, NO MATTER HOW DESCRIBED, PLEADED OR STYLED, BETWEEN THE GUEST AND CRYSTAL CRUISES, WITH THE SOLE EXCEPTION OF CLAIMS BROUGHT AND LITIGATED EXCLUSIVELY IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SHALL BE REFERRED TO AND RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN ARBITRAL AWARDS (NEW YORK 1958), 21 U.S.T. 2517, 330 U.N.T.S. 3, 1970 U.S.T. LEXIS 115, 9
U.S.C. §§ 202-208 (“THE CONVENTION”) AND THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1, ET SEQ., (“FAA”) SOLELY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, U.S.A., TO THE EXCLUSION OF ANY OTHER FORUM. GUEST HEREBY CONSENTS
TO JURISDICTION AND WAIVES ANY VENUE OR OTHER OBJECTION THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE TO ANY SUCH ARBITRATION PROCEEDING IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA. THE ARBITRATION SHALL BE ADMINISTERED BY NATIONAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION (“NAM”) UNDER ITS
COMPREHENSIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION RULES AND PROCEDURES AND THE FEE SCHEDULE IN EFFECT AT THE TIME OF FILING THE DISPUTE WITH NAM WHICH ARE DEEMED TO BE INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO NAM CAN BE REVIEWED ON THE NAM WEBSITE
(www.namadr.com), AND NAM CAN BE CONTACTED IF THERE IS ANY QUESTION AT (800)358-2550, ATTENTION CLAIMS DEPARTMENT, 990 STEWART STREET, FIRST FLOOR, GARDEN CITY, NY 11530. NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL OR TO ENGAGE IN PRE-ARBITRATION
DISCOVERY EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THE APPLICABLE ARBITRATION RULES AND HEREIN, OR OTHERWISE TO LITIGATE THE CLAIM IN ANY COURT (OTHER THAN SMALL CLAIMS COURT IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA). THE ARBITRATOR’S DECISION WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING.
OTHER RIGHTS THAT GUEST OR CRYSTAL CRUISES WOULD HAVE IN COURT ALSO MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION. AN AWARD RENDERED BY AN ARBITRATOR MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION UNDER THE CONVENTION OR FAA. CRYSTAL CRUISES AND GUEST FURTHER
AGREE TO PERMIT THE TAKING OF A DEPOSITION UNDER OATH OF THE GUEST ASSERTING THE CLAIM, OR FOR WHOSE BENEFIT THE CLAIM IS ASSERTED, IN ANY SUCH ARBITRATION. IN THE EVENT THIS PROVISION IS DEEMED UNENFORCEABLE BY AN ARBITRATOR OR COURT OF COMPETENT
JURISDICTION FOR ANY REASON, THEN AND ONLY THEN THE PROVISIONS OF CLAUSE (B) BELOW GOVERNING FORUM AND JURISDICTION SHALL EXCLUSIVELY APPLY TO ANY LAWSUIT INVOLVING CLAIMS DESCRIBED IN THIS CLAUSE.
B) FORUM FOR LAWSUITS: EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR CLAIMS SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION, GUEST AND CRYSTAL CRUISES AGREE IRREVOCABLY THAT ANY DISPUTE WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF, IN CONNECTION WITH, RELATED TO OR INCIDENT
TO THIS TICKET/CONTRACT OR GUEST'S VOYAGE INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS OR DEATH, SHALL BE LITIGATED, IF AT ALL, BEFORE THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA IN MIAMI, OR AS TO THOSE LAWSUITS OVER
WHICH THE FEDERAL COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES LACK SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION, BEFORE A COURT LOCATED IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO THE EXCLUSION OF THE COURTS OF ANY OTHER COUNTY, STATE OR COUNTRY. THE GUEST HEREBY CONSENTS TO JURISDICTION AND
WAIVES ANY OBJECTION TO VENUE OR OTHER OBJECTION THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE TO ANY SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING BEING BROUGHT IN SUCH COURTS.
C) CLASS ACTION WAIVER: THIS CONTRACT PROVIDES FOR THE EXCLUSIVE RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES THROUGH INDIVIDUAL LEGAL ACTION OR ARBITRATION ON GUEST’S OWN BEHALF INSTEAD OF THROUGH ANY CLASS ACTION. EVEN IF THE APPLICABLE LAW PROVIDES OTHERWISE, GUEST AGREES THAT ANY LAWSUIT OR ARBITRATION AGAINST CRYSTAL CRUISES WHATSOEVER SHALL BE LITIGATED BY GUEST INDIVIDUALLY AND NOT AS A MEMBER OF ANY CLASS OR AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION, AND GUEST EXPRESSLY AGREES TO WAIVE ANY LAW ENTITLING GUEST TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. IF GUEST’S CLAIM IS SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION, THE ARBITRATOR SHALL HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO ARBITRATE CLAIMS ON A CLASS ACTION BASIS. GUEST AGREES THAT THIS CLASS ACTION WAIVER SHALL NOT BE SEVERABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FROM THE ARBITRATION CLAUSE SET FORTH ABOVE, AND IF FOR ANY REASON THIS CLASS ACTION WAIVER IS UNENFORCEABLE AS TO ANY PARTICULAR CLAIM, THEN AND ONLY THEN SUCH CLAIM SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION.INDIVIDUALLY AND NOT AS A MEMBER OF ANY CLASS OR AS PART OF A CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION.
Should any provision of the Ticket be contrary to or invalid by virtue of the law of any jurisdiction or be so held by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be deemed to be severed from the Ticket and of no force and effect and all remaining
provisions herein shall continue to be in full force and effect. The headings of the Ticket are for convenience of reference only and shall not define or limit any of the terms or provisions hereof. Whenever the context so requires, references to
the male gender shall include references to the female, and references to the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.
23. WARRANTIES/CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EXCLUDED:
ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR USE AND MERCHANTABILITY ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED FROM THIS AGREEMENT. CRYSTAL CRUISES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
24. Notice Concerning Safety, Security and Health:
Crystal Cruises endeavors at all times to exercise reasonable care for Guests' comfort and safety on board its Ships. Crystal Cruises cannot guarantee freedom from all risks associated with war, terrorism, crime, health risks or other potential sources of harm. Crystal Cruises reminds all Guests that they must ultimately assume responsibility for their activities while ashore and for their other travel choices. The U.S. Dept. of State and government agencies regularly issue advisories and warnings to travelers giving details of local conditions in specified cities and countries according to such agencies’ perceptions of risks to travelers. Crystal Cruises recommends that Guests and their travel advisors obtain and consider such information when making travel decisions.
25. Written Notices:
Except as otherwise expressly provided in the Ticket, all written notices required by the Ticket must be mailed, postage prepaid, to:
1501 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 501
Miami, Florida 33132
To obtain your state-specific Certificate of Insurance that contains the complete terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of the certificate, visit: https://www.allianzworldwidepartners.com/usa/terms-and-conditions/001004363
RIVER TICKET TERMS & CONDITIONS
VER. 3 DECEMBER 19, 2019