Last Revised (April 30, 2021) – Subject To Change At Any Time and Without Notice – Modifications of any nature whatsoever in this respect shall become valid as on their date of publication on https://mediterraneametalcruise.com and shall apply to all reservations made from that date including the ones that made before.
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN FORM AN IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR CRUISE RESERVATION AND AGREEMENT WITH BLASGARDEN, LLC. & EXTENLY PROJECT LTD. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY, AS THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCLUDE A RELEASE OF LIABILITY. YOU SHOULD NOT MAKE YOUR CRUISE RESERVATION UNLESS YOU AGREE TO THIS TERMS & CONDITIONS. BY MAKING YOUR RESERVATION, YOU AND ALL PASSENGERS BOOKED ON YOUR CRUISE RESERVATION ARE LEGALLY BOUND BY THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS.
BLASGARDEN LLC AND EXTENLY PROJECT LTD will follow the recommendations of the local authorities with respect to COVID-19 protocols. By proceeding with a reservation, each passenger agrees to abide by the COVID-19 protocols announced by BLASGARDEN LLC or EXTENLY PROJECT LTD at any time for the cruise.
MEDITERRANEA METAL CRUISE TERMS & CONDITIONS MARCH 4-7, 2022
Please read the following Terms and Conditions. This document contains important limitations on your rights and the rights of all persons included in your reservation. These are legally binding documents, and by making your reservation on the Cruise, you and all persons listed on your reservation are agreeing to abide by and be legally bound by these Terms & Conditions. This document contains additional contractual terms, conditions, and limitations between you and BLASGARDEN LLC entity created under the laws of the State of Florida, USA and EXTENLY PROJECT LTD, entity created under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus (collectively referred to herein as “MMC”) and their respective officers, directors, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, related companies, agents and contractors (collectively referred to herein as the “Released Parties”), with respect to this Cruise beyond the terms and conditions described in your agreement with MMC. These Terms & Conditions are incorporated into and made a part of your agreements with MMC. You agree that these Terms & Conditions are subject to change by MMC in their good faith discretion.
All references to “Passenger”, “Passenger”, “you” or “your” shall have the same meaning as “Passenger” for purposes of this Contract and the words Passenger, Passenger, you, your, and Passenger as used in these Terms & Conditions shall include each person listed on a Cruise reservation and each person, other than MMC personnel, and artists and artist personnel, who embarks on the Cruise or attends any Cruise or Cruise related event, whether or not listed on a Cruise reservation. All terms shall be considered gender neutral, and pronouns shall refer to the masculine and feminine, as context requires.
By making this reservation, or by acceptance each Passenger and Guest included on the same reservation, acknowledges he or she has read, and understands (or if a minor, such person’s parent, guardian or representative has read and understands) each and every term, condition, and provision written herein and shall be deemed to confirm acceptance and agreement by each and every person on your reservation to all the Terms and Conditions set forth herein.
Passenger acknowledges and expressly agrees MMC (and its affiliates) are acting solely in their capacity as tour operators, brokers and independent contractors arranging this cruise and that MMC has no right or ability to control or direct the operational or navigational activities of the vessel or crew in any manner whatsoever whether aboard the ship or ashore, including and without limitation to, persons furnishing services to the vessel or to the passengers including shore side excursions, personnel, or contractors, embarkation and disembarkation to and from the vessel, the condition of the vessel and its equipment. MMC shall have no responsibility or liability to you for any claims or damages relating to activities described in the preceding sentence.
All rights, defenses, disclaimers and limitations of liability set forth herein shall inure to the benefit of MMC, and all concessionaires, independent contractors or other providers of any services or facilities in connection with or incident to the Passenger’s cruise, as well as any of their affiliated or related companies, parents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns or fictitiously named entities; and all suppliers, shipbuilders, component part manufacturers; and their owners, operators, managers, charterers, agents, pilots, officers, crew, employees and vessels.
The cruise fare paid by Customer includes all entertainment related fees, your accommodation on-board the ship, cleaning and supplies, 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner), standard drinks package, housekeeping services, use of the ship’s pools, and amenities, port expenses, port passenger taxes and ship personnel gratuities.
The cruise fare does not include any shore excursions, fuel surcharges, transportation to/from the ship, sightseeing or meals ashore, any other special meals or drinks, medical expenses, spa, beauty salon, casino, gaming, onboard shopping, any other items of personal nature, the mandatory supplement fee for payment and ticketing changes of a 0% of the total of the reservation which will be automatically added as a fee supplement per transaction during checkout.
All Passengers who are making a reservation are obligated for the full cruise fare and fees of the occupancy level of the selected stateroom during the reservation process.
All prices published in the website are per person and subject to change at any time and are based on availability.
ADDITIONAL PAYMENT & TICKETING FEES
Mandatory non-refundable payment processing and ticketing fees of 5.5% of the total amount of the reservation to be paid by the Passengers, will be charged in addition to the cruise fare during checkout.
PRICING, PAYMENT METHODS AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
Rates, as described on the Pricing page of the Mediterranea Metal Cruise website are per person based on double occupancy or as per the number of guests booked in the cabin. All deposits are based on a minimum of two (2) guests per cabin. The date you make your reservation will ultimately determine your total payment due at the time of booking.
Payments will be reflected on your Credit Card or Bank Statement as payments to BLASGARDEN.
The currency on board is the Euro. Foreign exchange facilities are available at the Purser’s office.
All prices are per person, and subject to change, and are based on availability. Add 5.5% per reservation total transaction for ticketing and payment processing fees.
MMC reserves the right to increase published prices without notice. In the event of an increase, only new reservations will be affected.
Payment for the Cruise shall be made in EUROS.
ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Payment methods accepted are most major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
- Typographical error
In the event that a stateroom rate listed and/or quoted and/or advertised through the Website or travel agent or any other source is booked and is incorrect due to a human error, typographical error or technical error, the MMC reserves the right to correct the erroneous error and request by the Passenger to pay the correct amount or cancel upon the Passenger’s written instructions the booking and make a full refund of the price already paid by the Passenger. Under no circumstances shall MMC be liable in any manner whatsoever, including without limitation to honor any such booking resulting from the error.
SINGLE PERSON SUPPLEMENT
All stateroom prices published on the website are based on a minimum of double occupancy. Single Customers will be charged for the full double-occupancy rate for the cabin of their choice.
Notwithstanding, single Customers will receive a discount of €199 off of the second cruise fare.
As stateroom prices are based on a minimum double occupancy, children 11 years old or younger (at the time of sailing), reserved in cabins as the 3rd and/or 4th Passengers, together with 2 full fare adults, will be charged only for accommodation, and service fees (35% of discount of cabin fare). If a child of 11 years old or younger is booked as the 2nd Passenger in the cabin, the full 2nd adult fare still applies, plus accommodation, meals and services fees.
Customers making their reservations through the Webpage will need to book their staterooms at the total occupancy level for all persons, including children. For example, a Quad cabin must be booked if 2 adults and 2 children are sailing together. Upon completion of the online reservation, Customers should contact Mediterranea Metal Cruise, by emailing reservations[at]mediterraneametalcruise.com providing the necessary documentation in order to have their payments adjusted based on this clause.
At the time of reservation all legal names as written in their travel documents of all passengers booked in the same reservation in cabins should be provided. Payment should be done in full. Other details like meal preferences and disability should be also provided in the reservation form. There will be no other chance to submit passenger’s special requests and MMC and/or the cruise line is in no case shall be liable or responsible for any loss, damage, cost, or expense of any kind (including, but not limited to, actual damages, consequential damages, or travel-related expenses or damages) to any Passenger or any other person caused by passenger’s failure to provide such details in the reservation form.
PASSENGE CANCELLATION POLICY
ALL RESERVATIONS PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
Due to the unique nature of our event, we have a very strict “NO REFUND/CANCELLATION” policy. No refunds will be issued, unless due primarily to the fault of MMC. Therefore, we HIGHLY recommend that passengers consider purchasing travel insurance.
Travel Insurance is NOT included in your reservation. The purchase of insurance is the sole responsibility of each guest sailing and is NOT offered through MMC. It is up to each guest to research and decide on a 3rd party vendor of his or her choice for insurance, if they choose to do so. MMC is not responsible for any losses, medical expenses accrued during travel and/or any and all deposits, due to lack of travel insurance.
If You Do Not Show Up For The Program On Time, or Do Not Otherwise Use Your Ticket There will be no refunds given.
If you need to cancel, please follow the steps below:
- Email reservations[at]mediterraneametalcom for a “Reservation Cancellation Request Form”
- The guest that completed the group reservation providing his/her email and/or phone number must fill out, sign, and submit the form BEFORE the room will be canceled.
- Once filled out and signed, please scan or take a picture and email back to: reservations[at]mediterraneametalcruise.com.
The date the form is received will be the date of cancellation. No exceptions will be made, and this process must be followed (unless the cancellation is done by MMC for failure to pay or other reason(s) within our discretion).
Please note the cancellation provisions of these Terms and Conditions apply to the Cruise, regardless of any representations made by the cruise line, whether in its passenger contract terms or elsewhere. The rights granted to passengers in the cruise line Cruise Ticket Contract relating to the payment or refund of cruise fare and to cancellations by passengers are superseded by these Terms & Conditions and shall not be applicable.
CANCELLATION OR POSTPONMENT OF CRUISE BY MMC AND/OR THE CRUISE LINE
In the event of labor strikes or disputes, lockouts, extreme weather, government restriction, illness of key personnel, public health issues (i.e., viruses, diseases, contagions, pandemics, air quality or other health or environmental issues that might affect the health of Passengers and/or crew), earthquake, tornado, tsunami, flood, medical or lifesaving emergencies, unexpected vessel damage or unavailability, war, riots, civil unrest, or for any other reason whatsoever primarily beyond the control of MMC and/or the cruise line (each of the above is a “Force Majeure Event”), MMC and/or the cruise line in their sole discretion, may:
(i) cancel, advance or postpone the Cruise in part or in its entirety;
(ii) cancel, cut short, or extend any stop at a port of call;
(iii) alter the Cruise itinerary;
(iv) reduce the duration of the Cruise;
(v) provide for alternate, land-based accommodations at a port of call; and/or
(vi) substitute another vessel.
- No Refunds Upon Cancellation Of Cruise Due To Force Majeure Event
In the event of cancellation of the Cruise because of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event, there are no refunds of your fare/ticket price paid. MMC’s sole obligation to you shall be to provide you with a credit, equal in amount to your fare/ticket price paid, toward a future MMC Cruise or comparable MMC alternative land-based event.
- No Refunds For Postponement Due To Force Majeure Event
In the event of a postponement of the Cruise because of the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event, there are no refunds of your fare/ticket price paid. MMC’s sole obligation to you shall be one of the following, at your option: (i) Once the postponed Cruise is rescheduled and dates are announced, your reservation will be moved to a comparable room on the rescheduled Cruise or comparable MMC alternative land-based event, at no additional cost to you (excluding any and all transportation costs to and from the rescheduled Cruise or Event); or (ii). If you notify MMC within 30 days after your being notified of the rescheduled Cruise dates that you are not available to attend the rescheduled Cruise or comparable alternative land-based event, you will receive a credit equal to your fare/ticket price paid toward a future MMC Cruise or comparable MMC alternative land-based event.
- Refunds Upon Cancellation Or Postponement For Reasons Primarily Within MMC’s Control
In the event of cancellation or postponement of the Cruise for reasons that are primarily within MMC’s control (for example, for reasons other than a Force Majeure Event, but not including reasons caused substantially by the cruise line), MMC’s sole obligation to you shall be one of the following, at your option, (i) to return your fare/ticket price paid, less a pro-rata deduction if the Cruise is only partially cancelled, or (ii) to give you a credit equal to your fare/ticket price paid towards a future MMC cruise or comparable MMC alternative land-based event.
- Refunds In The Event Reservation Cancelled Because cruise line Reduces Available Number Of Cabins
MMC will not knowingly sell more cabins than the available number of cabins set forth in its agreement with the cruise line. However, in the event the cruise line reduces the available number of cabins for the Cruise below the number stated in its agreement with MMC for any reason (for example only, for reasons of safety, Passenger health, or in order to comply with government safety/health guidelines related to COVID-19), and if MMC at the time of such reduction has already accepted more cabin reservations than would be available because of such reduction, MMC may, in its sole discretion, have to cancel your reservation. In such an event, MMC’s sole obligation to you shall be one of the following, at your option, (i) to return your fare/ticket price paid, or (ii) to give you a credit equal to your fare/ticket price paid towards a future MMC cruise or comparable MMC alternative land-based event.
MMC shall not be held responsible for Passenger deposits held by the cruise line, but not refunded to MMC, upon cancellation as a result of a Force Majeure Event.
Other than as set forth above, the cruise line, MMC and the Released Parties shall have no liability of any kind to Passengers for any loss, liability, or claims whatsoever in connection with (i) the cancellation or postponement of the Cruise, (ii) change in itinerary or ports of call, (iii) duration of the Cruise, and/or (iv) the vessel deployed for the Cruise.
ARTIST CANCELLATION, ILLNESS, FAILURE TO APPEAR OR PERFORM
MMC has entered into an agreement with each performing artist or band during the Cruise, as applicable, under which the artist or band is to be present on board the Cruise and appear and perform in accordance with terms specified therein. However, neither MMC nor cruise line shall be liable or responsible in any way to Passengers or others for the failure of any artist or musician (including an artist or musician who is a member of a band), to appear on board or to perform under artist’s (or the band of which artist is a member) agreement with MMC. Further, neither MMC nor cruise line shall be liable or responsible for any loss, damage, cost, or expense of any kind (including, but not limited to, actual damages, consequential damages, or travel-related expenses or damages) to any Passenger or any other person or entity (i) in the event that such performance or appearance does not occur because of the failure of any artist or musician to appear on board or to perform pursuant to such artist, band, or musician’s agreement with MMC, (ii) because such appearance or performance by an artist, musician or band is prevented or caused by or results directly or indirectly from any act of God, war, fire, illness, public health issues (i.e., viruses, diseases, contagions, pandemics, air quality or other environmental issues that might affect the health of the artist, musician or band) 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 or death of artist, illness or death of a family member of artist, or any other cause or circumstance beyond MMC’s reasonable control, or (iii) artist’s appearing on board but being unable or unwilling to fulfil all of artist’s responsibilities required under its agreement (or the agreement of the band of which artist is a member) with MMC. In the event of any failure of contracted artists (including an artist who is a member of a band that has contracted with MMC) to perform during the Cruise through no substantial fault of MMC, MMC, in its sole discretion, may (but shall have no obligation to) engage a replacement artist, band, or artists, schedule additional performances by other artists appearing on board, or may change, postpone or terminate all or any part of the Cruise or the entertainment program or change the program or itinerary. Regardless, MMC, shall have no liability of any kind to any Passenger for any loss, damage, cost or expense whatsoever suffered or incurred by Passenger by reason of such change. If any contracted artist(s) or musician(s) (including an individual artist or musician who is a member of a band contracted to perform on the Cruise by MMC) does not appear on board to perform during the Cruise, or appears on board but is unable to or does not perform on board through no substantial fault of MMC, Passenger shall have no right to cancel his/her agreement with MMC with respect to the Cruise, to receive any refund of any monies paid to MMC in connection with the Cruise, or to receive any other monies or remedy from MMC, and MMC shall have no liability or responsibility of any kind to Passenger, including but not limited to liability for actual damages, consequential damages, or travel-related expenses or damages.
There will be no refunds given for those who do not board the ship on time, unused tickets, or after the Cruise has occurred. If a flight or other delay for any reason prevents you from joining the cruise by the boarding time on the departure date, you will be considered a no-show, and we cannot provide a full or partial refund or credit toward a future cruise. Please note that your decision not to travel due to State Department advisories or fear of travel will constitute a cancellation by you. No refund or credit will be given for any unused features or early departures for any reason.
Please note the cancellation provisions of these Terms apply to the Cruise, regardless of any representations made by the cruise line, whether in its passenger contract terms or elsewhere. All rights granted to passengers in the Ticket Contract relating to the payment or refund of cruise fare and to cancellations by passengers shall not be operative.
NAME CHANGE AND TRANSFER BY THE CUSTOMER
The Passenger who makes a reservation for a cabin onboard is considered the cabin’s “Primary” passenger and is therefore solely responsible for initiating or authorizing all changes to the reservation.
Where the MMC agrees to the transfer, both the original Passenger and the substituted Passenger shall be jointly and severally liable for the payment of any balance due and for any reasonable additional fees, charges or other costs arising from the transfer.
The Primary Passenger is solely responsible for initiating or authorizing changes to the reservation, and must agree in writing to any changes made to the reservation, and must submit all requested changes using our Name Change Request Form which can be requesting in writing at reservations[at]mediterraneametalcruise.com.
The Primary Passenger is not allowed to change his or her name within the reservation. At least one original and/or lead guest name must remain on the reservation. If all original guests cancel, this is considered a full cancellation without a refund, and name changes will not be allowed.
NAME changes can be made up until 90 days prior to sailing (if allowed by the cruise line), and will be assessed the following administrative fees per change:
- €50 for name changes through November 1, 2021
- €150 for name changes through December 1, 2021
- €250 for name and changes – January 01, 2022 through January 04, 2022
No transfer or change of a reservation to a NEW passenger shall be made without MMC’s prior written approval, to be given or withheld in MMC’s sole discretion. Subject to the preceding sentence, under no circumstances shall a Passenger or any person or entity acting on Passenger’s behalf (i) sell a reservation, cabin, or berth to any other person or entity for more than the price paid by the Passenger, or (ii) offer the reservation, cabin or berth to any other person(s) or entity(s) as a prize or award in a drawing, contest, lottery, sweepstakes, raffle or similar event of any kind; a transfer in violation of this sentence shall not be permitted, and the Primary passenger shall indemnify and hold harmless MMC from and against any damages, losses and claims suffered by MMC as a result of a violation by Primary passenger, or any other passenger listed on the reservation, of this paragraph. If a Primary or other passenger wishes to transfer the reservation, cabin or berth to a NEW passenger, the Primary passenger shall send a request in writing using our “Reservation Change Request Form” for approval of this transfer to MMC, along with (i) the reason for the requested transfer and a statement that the transfer will not violate this paragraph, (ii) the NEW passenger’s name, and (iii) a completed acceptance of and agreement to these Terms and Conditions from the NEW passenger. If the request is approved by MMC, the NEW passenger must make a deposit equal to the amount due based on the above due dates and/or full payment of the original amount paid on the reservation, whichever is more. Once that payment has been made, then the applicable amounts paid by the ORIGINAL traveler will be refunded directly to the original traveler. Any NEW passenger sailing with a reservation transferred to him/her in violation of this paragraph may be denied boarding by MMC or, in MMC’s sole discretion, removed by MMC from the Cruise at any port, at such NEW passenger’s sole cost.
RIGHT TO CHANGE ITINERARY
MMC and/or the cruise line reserve the right, at any time, to change the Cruise itinerary, including ports of call, duration of stays at ports, departure times, arrival times, embarkation times, and/or disembarkation times, whenever advisable or necessary, within their sole discretion. In such cases, MMC and/or the cruise line will NOT be responsible to passengers 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.
PORTS OF CALL
You assume sole responsibility for your own safety in any port of call. MMC and the other Released Parties do not guarantee your safety at any time. MMC and the other Released Parties assume no responsibility for gathering and/or disseminating any such information.
You acknowledge that existing or forecast of severe weather conditions, civil unrest, illness, communicable diseases, or other public health conditions on board or at scheduled ports of call or the cruise path, or other factors beyond the control of MMC, and/or the cruise line may prohibit the ship from docking at scheduled ports of call or may advance or delay the time of arrival at or leaving from scheduled ports of call. In such case, MMC and/or the cruise line will NOT be responsible to Passengers for any loss or expenses caused by reason of such inability to dock at one or more scheduled ports of call or change in arrival or departure times.
SHORE EXCURSIONS & CRUISE AMENITIES
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 and not by MMC. MMC 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 each of the Released Parties 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.
Guests must be 21 years of age on or before the date of departure in order to reserve a cabin for the Cruise. Guests under the age of 21 MUST travel with a relative or guardian of 25 years of age or older. Infants must be at least 6 months at the time of sailing.
When minors (18 and under) are not traveling with a relative, they must provide an original signed letter of consent from the absent parent/legal guardian that authorizes the minor’s travel and further authorizes medical treatment in case of an emergency must be delivered to a cruise line’s representative at the pier during check-in. Failure to produce this letter at embarkation may result in boarding being denied, with no refund of cruise fare provided.
Please note that adult passengers are responsible for the safety and behavior of their minor guests.
Passenger ages will be verified at embarkation. Passengers not conforming to the requirements set forth herein will be denied boarding and assessed a 100% cancellation penalty. NO exceptions will be made at embarkation.
Mediterranea Metal Cruise strongly recommends that ALL of our guests travel with a passport, valid for at least six months beyond the completion of travel.
Having a valid passport will help to expedite the debarkation experience as delays may be expected upon return to the Greece for those without one. Additionally, this will enable guests to fly from the anywhere in the world to meet their ship at a foreign port should they miss their scheduled port of embarkation and allow guests who must disembark the ship before their cruise ends due to an emergency to fly back to their country of origin without significant delays and complications.
The name of all passengers booked on each cruise reservation/ticket MUST MATCH the name on their passport.
INOCULATION & HEALTH
The Passenger must ensure that they are medically and physically fit for travel and have a fully comprehensive travel health insurance policy covering medical treatment and repatriation. Passengers with medical history or problems are advised to seek advice from their doctor before travelling.
In many cases, inoculations are recommended but, in some circumstances, they are required. We recommend that you check with your healthcare professional, or a Travel Medicine Specialist certified by the WHO for guidance. MMC and the cruise line shall be entitled to take such health precautions as may be recommended by local authorities and/or WHO, such as, for example only, taking your temperature at any time and performing other tests recommended to prevent the spread of communicable disease.
Passengers who have a medical condition that may be aggravated or exacerbated by strobe lighting, laser lighting and/or synthetic theatrical smoke, are urged to use caution when attending these performances. Cruise passengers agree to enter these areas at their own risk and are solely responsible for removing themselves from any area where these stage production elements are being used. In the event Passenger fails to exercise such care and prudence and suffers injuries as a result, MMC and the cruise line shall have no liability or responsibility to Passenger for such injuries, and Passenger irrevocably waives the right to make any claim and/or to seek damages of any kind against MMC, the cruise line, and/or the Released Parties arising out of or relating to such injury.
SPECIAL ASSISTANCE & NEEDS
By booking the Cruise, you represent and warrant to MMC and the cruise line that you, and those traveling with you, are physically fit to travel at the time of embarkation. You must notify MMC 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 MMC from any liability for loss, damages or other compensation arising from or related in any way to such disability or condition. MMC and the 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.
If the Passenger or any person booked in the same reservation have any particular conditions, Disability or Reduced Mobility which require personal care or supervision then such personal care or supervision must be organized by the Passenger and at the Passenger’s expense. The vessel is unable to provide respite services, one-to-one personal care or supervision or any other form of care for physical or psychiatric or other conditions.
Since the cruise vessels are not equipped for assistance during pregnancy or childbirth, reservations cannot be accepted from Passengers who, at the scheduled date of departure, have entered the 24th week of pregnancy. The Passenger’s attention is drawn to the section headed “Medical treatment” below. The MMC is not liable and takes no responsibility if the vessel and or the doctor are unable to provide necessary treatment. The doctor on board is not qualified to deliver babies or give pre or post-natal treatment. Women who will be up to 23 weeks pregnant by the end of the cruise are required to produce a medical certificate of fitness to travel.
Boarding will be denied to any person who will enter her third trimester (24th week) of pregnancy by the date of departure for the Cruise or during the cruise.
Infants under six (6) months old by the date of departure are not eligible to cruise and will be denied boarding.
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 MMC and/or the 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. MMC shall have no responsibility to advance any such costs.
The cruise line and MMC assume no responsibility for luggage. Any luggage left at the pier or on the vessel after final debarkation will be forwarded to guest’s address only 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. 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. All luggage, both hand-carried and checked, is subject to search.
MMC and Cruise lineassume no responsibility or liability for loss, including by theft, of your luggage and/or possessions during the Cruise. You are encouraged to NOT bring valuable items with you.
You acknowledge that while all rooms within a cabin category are substantially similar, they may differ in minor ways in terms of size and/or layout. At no time is cabin configuration guaranteed.
Your decision to accept a roommate for the Cruise is at your own risk. MMC and its Released Parties are not responsible nor 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. For example, MMC and the Released Parties shall have no responsibility, obligation or liability to you in the event of fights between roommates, sexual or other harassment by your roommate, or other inconsiderate behavior by your roommate. MMC shall have no obligation or responsibility of any kind, or for any reason, to separate and move you or your roommate into other accommodations on board.
You may not sell, promote, distribute or offer for sale any merchandise, goods, souvenirs or other products on the Cruise without first obtaining MMC’s written approval. You may not permanently disembark the Cruise ship, or remove any merchandise from it, at any port in the United States, its districts, territories or possessions, other than at the port of final disembarkation.
Sponsorships for the cruise are available by contacting sponsorship[at]mediterraneametalcruise.com.
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO
MMC and/or its promotional partners will have photographers, videographers and the like on the Cruise to film or photograph Passengers, and MMC and/or its promotional partners shall have the exclusive right to use or include photographic, video and other visual portrayals of Passengers in any medium of any nature whatsoever, worldwide, in perpetuity, for the purpose of trade, advertising, sales, publicity or otherwise, without compensation to Passengers, and all rights, title and interest therein (including all worldwide copyrights therein) shall belong to MMC and shall be MMC’s sole property, free from any claims by Passengers or any person deriving any rights or interest from Passenger. A photo and/or video crew will be shooting photographs and footage to be used for the promotion of future MMC events. When the video team or camera crew is shooting in any particular location/venue on the ship, your presence in said location/venue constitutes your irrevocable permission for your likeness to be used in the video or photograph by MMC and/or its promotional partners for their future promotional videos or still pictures, worldwide, in perpetuity, in all media. If you do not wish to be filmed, please notify the video or camera crew and be prepared for them to ask you to exit the location/venue for a short time until taping/shooting is complete.
PHOTO POLICY FOR PASSENGERS
Guests may be permitted to take photos onboard the cruise and during performances with small, non-professional digital cameras and cell phones. Out of respect for our performers and your fellow guests, we ask that you please NOT use flash during shows, especially in all in-door concert venues. Professional quality cameras with detachable lenses and video specific cameras are strictly prohibited. In addition, any and all videotaping or audio recording of performances, appearances, Q&As, etc. is prohibited. All passengers are requested to be respectful of all performers’ personal space and time between shows and refrain from photo/autograph requests.
REFUSAL OF PASSAGE
Transportation on the Cruise may be denied to any person who, in MMC or the cruise line’s sole discretion: (1) is or becomes in such a condition as to be unfit to travel; (2) is dangerous or obnoxious to others; (3) has a communicable disease or illness that may be harmful to others (including testing positive for COVID-19); or (4) is inadmissible to the country under the laws of any country of debarkation. In addition, MMC and the cruise line reserve the right to refuse passage, to disembark or to confine to a stateroom any Passenger whose physical or mental condition or behavior they consider, in MMC and/or the cruise line’s sole discretion, to constitute a risk to the person’s own well-being or the well-being of any other person, and such person waives all claims relating to such actions by MMC and/or the cruise line. MMC and/or the cruise line have the right to disallow booking or boarding to any Passenger, who in the opinion of MMC and/or the cruise line may impact the cruise, the business or reputation of MMC and/or the cruise line, other Passengers, or artists in a negative or disruptive way. MMC and the cruise line shall have full discretion and unilateral rights to make any such decisions. The Released Parties shall have no liability to any such person or any third party for damages or claims arising out of any such decisions described in this paragraph. Any costs resulting from MMC and/or the cruise line’s decision, including, without limitation, costs of lodging and transportation, shall be the responsibility solely of the Passenger.
Passenger, or if a minor, his or her parent or guardian, shall be liable to, and shall reimburse Released Parties for, any damage to the Released Parties’ property, the Vessel, the Transport or any property of the cruise line caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by any willful or negligent act or omission on the part of the Passenger; and Passenger, or if a minor, his or her parent or guardian, shall further indemnify the Released Parties and each and all of their agents and servants against all liability which the Released Parties may incur towards any person or company or government for any personal injury, death or damage to property caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by any willful or negligent act or omission on the part of Passenger.
Passenger has a duty to exercise reasonable care and prudence in Passenger’s conduct during the Cruise. In the event Passenger fails to exercise such care and prudence and suffers injuries as a result, MMC and the cruise line shall have no liability or responsibility to Passenger for such injuries, and Passenger irrevocably waives the right to make any claim and/or to seek damages of any kind against MMC, the cruise line, and/or the Released Parties arising out of or relating to such injury.
PASSENGER CONDUCT RULES
During the Cruise, Passenger shall abide by and conduct him/herself in accordance with all rules, regulations and directions of MMC and/or cruise line (the “Rules”), including the Rules set forth in these Terms & Conditions and the Rules of which Passenger is made aware during the Cruise (including all COVID-19 safety/health protocols). The Rules include, but are not limited to, the following: during a performance, presentation, question and answer session, or other event, Passenger shall not (i) attempt to move onto a stage on which any artist is performing, (ii) climb onto poles or other structures near the stage, (iii) throw anything onto or towards the stage, or (iv) do anything that may interfere with a performance, with the audience’s enjoyment of the performance, or with the safety of any person. Passenger acknowledges that there may be security personnel present at performances to enforce the Rules and to protect the performers and the enjoyment of the performances by the audience. Passenger agrees to immediately comply with the requests of security personnel.
During the Cruise, including all performances and events, it is forbidden for Passengers to:
- try to access areas or sections during performances that are restricted to certain ticketholders unless your ticket permits such access (i.e., VIP areas, backstage areas, artists’ lounges);
- climb onto ladders, tables, fences, lighting equipment (including towers and columns), sound equipment, or other equipment related to performances;
- obstruct entrances and exits to the performance areas or fail to move out of an area if directed by security;
- wear a disguise to avoid being recognized at a Cruise event if Passenger has been barred from attending such event;
- wear clothing, hold up signs, harass other passengers, make gestures, or otherwise do anything that in the reasonable discretion of MMC, cruise line or security personnel are xenophobic, offensive, pornographic, illegal, discriminatory, or racially motivated;
- be under the influence of illegal drugs or substances and/or act in a way to reasonably cause security personnel to believe that you are in an impaired state (such as being inebriated);
- disturb the enjoyment of the Cruise by other Passengers or compromise the safety of any person;
- throw or shoot any object in a manner that may be harmful to others or that may interfere with the enjoyment of the Cruise by another person;
- refuse to follow the directions of security personnel;
- litter in any fashion;
- denude in any way and in any of the vessel’s public areas
- steal any possessions of any person or entity.
In the event of a violation of the Rules or these Terms & Conditions by Passenger during a performance and/or the Cruise, Passenger acknowledges that security personnel will act quickly to protect the artists, other passengers, and cruise and MMC personnel, and to prevent Passenger from disrupting the performance or creating safety issues for others. Such action may include prohibiting Passenger from attending Cruise performances and events, and/or removal from the Cruise. Passenger hereby irrevocably releases MMC and/or cruise line from any injuries, claims or losses suffered by Passenger as a result of the actions of security or other personnel (including physical acts) in the event of Passenger’s violation of these Rules or Terms & Conditions.
Passenger shall not put any person in danger for their safety or well-being, or engage in a fight or other altercation with any person, onboard the Cruise.
In the event of a disruption of a performance by Passenger in violation of the Rules, or a fight in which Passenger is a participant, or any other violation of these Standard Terms and Conditions, MMC and/or cruise line shall have the right, in their discretion, to remove Passenger from the performance, to bar Passenger from future performances during the Cruise, to remove Passenger from the Cruise at any port (at Passenger’s sole expense), and/or to ban Passenger from attending any future cruise line or MMC cruises and/or events (including a cruise or event run by any companies affiliated with cruise line or MMC).
ZERO-TOLERANCE DRUG POLICY
MMC has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to 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 responsible individuals being turned over to the local law enforcement officials for appropriate legal action, in MMC’s discretion. In such cases, no refund shall be given, and MMC and cruise line shall not be liable for any refund or other compensation or damages.
LIQUOR & BEVERAGE POLICY
Guests are prohibited from bringing any alcoholic beverages (including bottles of wine), 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 the cruise line until the end of the voyage.
SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED IN CABINS OR ON BALCONIES
All forms or smoking including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaporizers, electronic cigarettes are not to be smoked in cabins, waste convenience areas and public areas on board the ship, except on open decks. Cigarette smoking is allowed only in designated areas in the vessel’s public rooms. The dining rooms have been declared as non-smoking areas. Any violation of this policy will result in a €500 charge and may also result in the disembarkation of all guests in the stateroom. Guests who are disembarked for violating our policy will be responsible for all financial charges and expenses to return home, and no refund of their unused cruise fare will be provided. Additionally, they may be prohibited from sailing with the cruise line in the future.
MOSHING, CROWD SURFING AND STAGE DIVING
To ensure the health and safety of all MMC passengers, artist and personnel, no moshing, crowd surfing or stage diving will be permitted during music performances onboard the ship. The passenger agrees to comply with this policy, and further acknowledges that MMC management and/or the cruise line vessel management reserve the right to remove any passenger in violation of this policy from the performance area. Continued violation of this policy may result in disembarkation. In such cases, MMC and the cruise line shall not be liable for damages, refund or other compensation, including travel costs.
You acknowledge and understand that producing musical performances and appearances on a cruise ship involves building a stage, installing lighting and sound equipment, and setting up other related equipment, including wire and electrical equipment. MMC will use good faith efforts to do this in a safe manner. Nevertheless, you are directed to stay away from and not touch any such materials or equipment, as improper use or interference with such materials or equipment can result in injuries to your person, including, but not limited to falls. In addition, you are solely responsible to avoid any contact whatsoever, whether purposeful, inadvertent or accidental with any production materials or equipment that may be present in the general vicinity of the staging areas around the ship. As set forth below, MMC and the Released Parties shall have no responsibility or liability for any injuries you suffer as a result of your purposeful, inadvertent or accidental contact with such materials or equipment.
By booking the Cruise, you (the Passenger) and all persons booked on your reservation hereby release and hold harmless the Released Parties, 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, illness (including COVID-19 or other communicable disease), death (for any reason, including communicable disease) 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, exposure to other Passengers, ship crew, and/or talent, conditions on board the cruise ship, Passenger’s use of or participation in any shore excursion, conditions at any port of call, and/or on board concession or athletic or recreational activity; (2) injury, illness, death or delay of Passengers which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Passenger’s venturing into areas containing equipment relating to performances, Cruise events, and/or celebrity appearances (for example only, if Passenger is injured as a result of tripping over a lighting cord or sound equipment); (3) if Passenger is injured as a result of diminished capacity cause by alcohol or drug intake; (4) your request for or selection of a roommate for the Cruise or the assignment of a roommate to you if no request is made by you; (5) emotional distress, mental suffering or anguish or psychological injury of any kind under any circumstances (except when such damages were caused by the Released Parties’ 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 the Released Parties); (6) any postponement or cancellation of the Cruise (except as otherwise set forth herein); (7) any change in scheduled Cruise events and/or celebrity appearances; (8) violation of the Rules (including COVID-19 safety protocols) by you; or (9) injury, illness, or death caused by your exposure to other Passengers, talent, and/or crew and/or spread of contagions among Passengers, talent, and/or crew. You further agree that the Released Parties shall not be held vicariously liable for the intentional or negligent acts of any persons not employed by any of the Released Parties, nor for any intentional or negligent acts of any of the Released Parties’ employees committed while off duty or outside the course and scope of their employment.
MMC will use reasonable precautions to try to prevent the spread of diseases on board during the Cruise, but it cannot make any guarantees in this regard, and cannot guarantee that passengers, talent and crew are and will be free of communicable diseases. As a result, as set forth above, MMC and CRUISE LINEshall have no responsibility for any illnesses (including, but not limited to, COVID-19) contracted by Passengers as a result of exposure on-board during the Cruise, and/or for any damages or losses suffered by Passengers (including, but not limited to, medical expenses), including death, as a result of exposure to other Passengers, talent and crew during the Cruise.
In the event that an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction holds any of the foregoing to be unenforceable, then the Released Parties’ liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law. In addition, in such case:
- Claims for Personal Injury, Illness or Death: – Subject to these Terms & Conditions, the Released Parties shall not be liable for any claims whatsoever for the personal injury, illness or death of a Passenger, unless the Passenger has first notified the MMC hospitality desk of such injury or illness during the Cruise if the injury or illness first occurred during the Cruise (so that MMC may begin to gather information about such injury or illness while the Cruise is still going on), and full particulars in writing are given to MMC by Passenger within 90 days after the date of the injury, event, illness or death giving rise to the claim. Legal action to recover on any such claim shall not be maintainable unless filed within one (1) year after the date of the injury, event, illness or death. You (the Passenger) expressly waive all other potentially applicable state or federal limitations periods.
- Claims other than Personal Injury, Illness or Death: – Subject to these Terms & Conditions, the Released Parties shall not be liable for claims unrelated to personal injury, illness or death of a Passenger unless the Passenger has first notified the MMC hospitality desk of the existence of such claim during the Cruise if such claim was or should have been known to the Passenger during the Cruise (so that MMC may begin to gather information about such claim while the Cruise is still going on), and full particulars in writing are given to MMC within 90 days after the Passenger is landed from the Cruiser. Legal action to recover on any claim whatsoever other than for personal injury, illness or death shall not be maintainable unless filed within one year after the date the Passenger is landed from the Cruise or the Cruise is abandoned. You (the Passenger) expressly waive all other potentially applicable state or federal limitations periods.
THE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES SET FORTH IN THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CONTRACT SHALL ALSO APPLY TO AND BE FOR THE BENEFIT OF AGENTS, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, CONCESSIONAIRES AND SUPPLIERS OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, TOGETHER WITH THE EMPLOYEES AND SERVANTS OF EACH OF THE FOREGOING. WITHOUT LIMITING THE PRECEDING SENTENCE, IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES OR THE CRUISE LINE BE LIABLE TO PASSENGER FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
The cruise ship itself is controlled and operated by the cruise line, not MMC. Passenger and all persons booked on your reservation acknowledge and agree that MMC shall have no responsibility or liability of any kind to Passenger(s) for any issues, claims or damages of any kind arising because of conditions on the ship itself – such as, but not limited to, mechanical issues on board, ship equipment, facilities provided on board (i.e., swimming pool, bars, furniture, etc.) food and beverages served on the ship, lodging conditions (including beds, room furniture, plumbing, electrical), and/or ship health and safety issues.
Except where prohibited by law, all passengers 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 Nicosia, Cyprus to the exclusion of the courts of any other 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 Nicosia, Cyprus; (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 Nicosia, Cyprus, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Nicosia, Cyprus or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Nicosia, Cyprus. 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 JURY TRIAL, CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT, CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION OR LEGAL PROCEEDING AGAINST THE OTHER.
CHOICE OF LAW
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 Nicosia, Cyprus.
The cruise line reserves the right to substitute the Cruise vessel. Any consequences arising out of cruise line’s exercise of this right shall be governed by the agreement between cruise line and MMC, and not by the cruise line agreement with you, the Passenger. Furthermore, in the event of any conflict between the cruise line Terms and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions will prevail. In addition, cruise line and/or MMC may reassign cabins as determined necessary or desirable by the Vessel’s Safety Department or MMC, in their sole discretion.
All trademarks are the exclusive property of their respective owners, and you shall have no rights to use or display any such trademarks, including but not limited to trademarks of MMC and cruise line, without the express written permission of the trademark owner.
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, in the good faith discretion of MMC and without 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 MMC for the price of the reservation.
In addition to the restrictions and exemptions from liability provided in these Terms and Conditions, the Released Parties shall have the full benefit of any applicable laws providing for limitation and exoneration from liability, and nothing contained herein is intended to operate to limit or deprive the Released Parties of any such statutory limitation of or exoneration from liability. Without limiting the foregoing, the Released Parties 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 the liability of the Released Parties 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 and the terms accepted during the cruise reservation process contain the entire agreement between MMC and Passenger (and all persons included on the Passenger’s reservation) and supersedes 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 MMC. If any portion 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.
** The above Terms & Conditions are subject to change at any time in MMC’s reasonable judgment**