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(2005 April 2 – April 16)
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(Please check with Continental Capers for current payment due date and cancellation dates)

RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS: Reservations are confirmed with a deposit of ten percent (10%) of fare and port charges per person when booked. Final tour payment is due no later than October 4, 2004. Reservations will be canceled if final payment is not received by the due date with full loss of deposit. Changes to existing reservations will result in a US $100.00 administrative fee plus any additional fare resulting from the change.

Prices are subject to increase on September 31, 2004. All bookings after that date subject to increased cost.

INSURANCE: Due to the high cancellation penalties and other risks of loss, we strongly recommend trip insurance to cover losses due to trip cancellation, trip delay, trip interruption, luggage loss, personal injury, death, accidents, default or bankruptcy of a supplier, or other contingencies. In order to guarantee maximum coverage under your policy, coverage should be purchased at the time of your first payment. By purchasing insurance coverage through our office, you affirm that you fully understand the terms and limitations of the policy. You also affirm that no additional coverage or protection has been offered either explicitly or implicitly by Continental Capers Travel Center, Inc., its employees, directors, agents or employees. Please contact us with any questions regarding insurance coverage or details.

CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be made in writing to us and all cancellations will be charged a cancellation penalty depending upon the number of days before tour departure:

Until 180 days prior to sailing (by 2004 Oct. 4)   Deposit refundable
151–180 days prior to sailing (by 2004 Nov. 3)   20% cancellation penalty
90  –150 days prior to sailing (by 2005 Jan. 2)   50% cancellation penalty
90 days prior to departure (after 2005 Jan. 2) 100% cancellation fee

Non-refundable payments are insured for full refund only if you have purchased travel insurance at the time of booking, and that the cancellation is due to an emergency that is covered by the insurance policy.

There is no refund for any unused portion of your trip once commenced. Cancellation penalties on airfares are additional and are not included in the above cancellation charges.

STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY: Continental Capers Travel Center, Inc., its agents and employees, act only as agents for the passenger with respect to services provided, including but not limited to hotels, lodges, camps, restaurants, sightseeing, and all forms of transportation. All services are provided by operators who are not owned or controlled by Continental Capers Travel Center, Inc. Continental Capers Travel Center, Inc., and their agents and employees cannot therefore be liable for death, personal injury, or any other loss that may occur due to any act or omission of any such supplier or by reason of any other event over which it has no control. Continental Capers Travel Center, Inc., and their agents and employees shall not be responsible or liable for any injury, loss, damage, delay or inconvenience arising out of, or in connection with, any defect in any vehicle or any act, including any acts of terrorism, war, industrial action, civil unrest, acts of governments or God and any omission, neglect, accident, error or omission in the provision of any services. Any travel involves some measure of personal risk that the passenger must determine. The sole and exclusive responsibility of any airlines or carriers involved in your tour shall be in accordance with and as limited by the contract of carriage in the passenger's ticket, the applicable tariffs and the provisions of the Warsaw Convention. The airlines or other carriers are not responsible or liable for any act, omission or occurrence during the time passengers are not on board its aircraft. All the tour services, other than transportation provided by the airlines, are provided by independent contractors that do not act on behalf of the airlines, and with whom the airlines do not have any business association or relationship. The airlines shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy of the tour material or representations made by the tour operator(s).

Any changes made by the passenger in their itinerary after March 10, 2005 will result in a cancellation fee. The Tour Director reserves the right to cancel this trip for any reason and agrees to refund all monies paid by passenger less non-refundable deposits paid to airlines and hotels. Occasionally, unforeseen changes in transportation schedules or other pressing matters necessitate a change in the air or other portions of the tour. Any extra costs in such cases are the responsibility of the passenger. On advancement of deposit to Continental Capers, the depositor therefore agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions stated. By submitting a registration with deposit, participants acknowledge that they are mentally and physically fit to participate in this program.

AIR TRANSPORTATION: The cruise category prices quoted in herein do not include air fare. Air fares are available as an extra cost item (contact us) and are subject to change by the airlines without notice. Fares, itineraries, and schedules, including departure and return dates, may be changed at any time without notice prior to ticketing. Fare increases will be the responsibility of individual travelers. We will not be responsible for any changes in airline schedules or itineraries, airfares, cancellations, loss or damage to baggage or overbooking.

LAND AND TOUR COSTS: Tour prices are based upon costs in effect at time of printing of the material and are subject to change at any time due to increases in rates for group services, lodging and meals, government taxes, currency fluctuations, or other factors not under our control. Land and tour cost increases will be the responsibility of individual travelers.

ACCOMMODATIONS: If a change in any accommodations listed becomes necessary for any reason, accommodations substituted will be the equivalent of those shown.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS: Please check with your travel consultant regarding the most recent passport and visa requirements and associated fees for the countries being visited. We will attempt to inform all travelers of any changes to such requirements. However, all travelers should check with appropriate consulates to determine any specific rules that may apply to them.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: We strongly urge travelers to check with their personal physicians or local health board for suggestions regarding the countries that you will be visiting. Certain vaccinations or health certifications may be required or recommended. Please ask your travel consultant for additional details.

TRAVELERS WHO NEED SPECIAL ASSISTANCE: Any disability requiring special attention must be reported to us at the time of booking. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of disabled participants, but we are not responsible for any denial of service by guides, carriers, lodges, hotels, restaurants or other independent suppliers. We regret we cannot provide individual assistance to tour members for walking, dining, and getting on or off motor coaches or other transportation vehicles. Travelers who require such assistance must be accompanied by a qualified companion.

INCLUDED ON CRUISE: Cruise prices include all meals per itinerary, accommodations, standard drinks and staff gratuities aboard Ms Paul Gauguin as required in itinerary.

NOT INCLUDED: Air fares, items of a personal nature, tips, laundry, room service, telephone calls, non-standard drinks or alcoholic beverages, inoculations, vaccinations, excess baggage, optional tours, sightseeing not specified in itinerary, visa fees if applicable, insurance, items or services not specifically shown as included in this material.


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