Bill Whittle StratoCruise
Terms and Conditions
This Agreement is between you (“You” or “you” or “Passenger” or “passenger”), and Travel by Parker (“Company”), where the Company is the ticketing agent for StratoCruise (“Event”, or “The Event”) where the Event is taking place May 15th, 2020 to May 18th, 2020 on Navigator of the Seas (“Ship” or “Cruise Ship”) operated by Royal Caribbean ( or “Cruise Line”). You expressly acknowledge and agree that you are purchasing a ticket/package for this Event from Company, and no other third parties. The Company, The Event or Cruise Line is not responsible or liable to you for any claims arising from or related to the Event in any manner whatsoever.
Your decision to pay a deposit to book a room/purchase an Event ticket constitutes your acknowledgment of and consent to all of the terms and conditions below, including the limitations of liability presented herein.
The Event has a very strict cancellation policy and recommends that all passengers purchase travel insurance.
If you cancel:
Deposits for The Event are non-refundable once the required deposit is made.
Between the date of booking through February 15th, 2020, you will receive a refund of any monies paid into your reservation minus the nonrefundable deposit of $150 per person (double occupancy) or $200 (solo traveler) collected at the time of booking.
Beginning February 16th, 2020, the Event becomes Non-Refundable.
Refunds will not be given for unused tickets and/or cancellations received after February 15th, 2020, for those who do not show up on time for the Event or for any reason after the start of the Event.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing. The date that the cancellation request is received in writing will determine the applicable cancellation fees. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. Cancellations can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon making your reservation a $150 deposit per person is due for double occupancy staterooms or $200 deposit for solo travelers. Then, your remaining balance is due on or before February 15th, 2020.
The guest that places the reservation is considered the "lead guest" and is the "owner" of the reservation. They must agree and initiate any changes in the reservation. The lead guest will be responsible for receiving all communications, selecting the cabin at the time of booking, and making sure all payments are made in a timely manner. Be advised that once you book a cabin as a lead passenger you are obligated for the full cabin rate based on the full occupancy set forth in the item you purchased.
It is each guest's responsibility to make the scheduled payments on time, online or over the phone. A failure to pay on time shall render such reservation delinquent. If payment is not received within 48 hours of the payment date, the Company has the right to consider the reservation canceled, with appropriate cancellation penalties applied.
NAME CHANGES & ADDITIONS
Complimentary name changes may be accepted until February 15th, 2020 as permitted by the cruise line. If a complimentary name change is not granted a minimum $200 fee will be required. Starting February 16th, 2020 continuing through May 14th, 2020 all name changes and additions will be subject to a $200 name change fee per person and are subject to approval by the cruise line. Lead guest name changes are not allowed after February 15th, 2020.
Starting February 16th, 2020, you will NOT be able to change your reservation! We suggest buying travel insurance in case you are not able to attend the event.
ANY CHANGE OF THE LEAD GUEST WILL BE SUBJECT TO A $200 LEAD CHANGE FEE.
The Event does not permit any downgrades of cabins on reservations. If you wish to downgrade, you must cancel your current reservation, pay all applicable fees and book a new reservation. A downgrade is defined as a room of a lower (i.e., less expensive per person) category, or from a triple occupancy to a double occupancy cabin, even where such cabin is of a higher (i.e. more expensive per person) category. You are able to upgrade without penalty or any additional fees. An upgrade is defined as going into a higher cabin category and/or going from double occupancy to triple occupancy, even if such a triple occupancy cabin is of a lower category of cabin type than the original cabin purchased.
Rates include ocean transportation, accommodations on board the Ship, most meals on board the Ship, 2 Shows provided by Bill Whittle, 1 Meet and Greet with Bill Whittle with photo opportunities, Photos of Events, a dedicated Event Host, use of the pool, health and fitness centers, gratuities for cabin stewards, port charges, greening surcharge, and service fees. Rates do not include shore excursions, laundry or valet service, or any other items purchased aboard the ship of a personal nature such as spa services, casino play, wine, liquor, beverage, mini-bar, gratuities for bar purchases, specialty dining, certain activities, excursions, phone calls, internet, etc. All rates noted on the Event website are in US dollars, per person.
In the event that the cost of fuel increases between now and the time the ship sails for the Event, a fuel surcharge will be imposed onto the Event from Cruise Line. The fuel surcharge will be added to the cost of each passenger’s service fees, not to exceed $30 per passenger. The surcharge will be applied to the passenger's cabin costs and must be paid in full before embarking for the Event. All passengers will be notified via email if such fuel surcharges will be added to the cost of the cabin. If such a fee is imposed, the credit card on file for the primary guest may be charged.
All passengers are required to have a valid Passport. Here is where you get one. For passengers (US Citizens Only) without passports, a Passport Card will be accepted for boarding. An original (no photocopies) birth certificate and photo ID MAY be accepted for boarding, although this is at the sole discretion of the authorities in the terminal; you may be denied boarding without a Passport or Passport Card. Passengers MUST have a valid passport to disembark the Ship early during the Event in any port. The U.S. State Department has enacted the "Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative." U.S. and Canadian citizens will be required to carry a valid Passport for travel. For complete details, read this Article on the US Department of State's web page. Also, note that the U.S. State Department may change their policies from time to time and the Company cannot be liable for such changes or how those changes may impact your ability to attend the Event.
You are responsible for obtaining all travel documents as well as complying with Customs and Immigration or any other governmental requirements. You will be required to comply with any and all security measures imposed by governments, which are subject to change. Your failure to possess the required travel documents may prevent you from being able to travel; in such an event, no refunds shall be provided to you.
All foreign travelers should check with their local authorities to confirm that you have the appropriate travel documents required.
The Event has a very strict cancellation policy and HIGHLY recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance. Travel Insurance must be purchased no later than the final payment date for the cruise. Please note that the sale of travel insurance for the Event is administered by the company. Their travel insurance contract is subject to additional terms and conditions related to policies and the conditions set forth therein, which are accessible upon request. You can contact them at email@example.com.
Once a policy is issued it cannot be transferred nor the policy amount reduced. If you need to increase your policy amount please contact the Company to add a supplement to your policy.
SERVICE ON SHIP
Aside from the activities related to the Event, all services on the Ship are provided by the Cruise Line including the serving of all food, beverages, and the maintenance and upkeep of the Ship facilities. Valuables and personal funds should be placed at your own discretion in the safe deposit boxes in your cabin. All charges onboard the ship is on a cashless basis, with credit being established before boarding the ship. Payment at the end of the cruise may be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) or cash.
REFUSAL OF PASSAGE
Travel By Parker acts as the travel sales agents for the purpose of booking travel arrangements on the Cruise Line for the Event. The Company expressly disclaim any responsibility for personal injury, property damage, loss, delay, inconvenience, or other matters due to negligence, wrongful acts, errors or omissions on the part of any third party, or any supplier of the services or goods or of agents selected by you or your travel agent.
The Company and the Cruise Line may, at their absolute discretion, require any person to withdraw from the Event if it is deemed that your acts or conduct is offensive, disorderly, and/or a nuisance to other passengers, the ship, or yourself, and in such case, the Company shall have no liability to you as a consequence of the early or other termination of your trip and/or Event, nor shall Company be required to pay you any refund.
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO POLICY
Video or audio recording, filming, or photographs may occur at the Event that may be owned, licensed, assigned or distributed nationwide and worldwide by the Company, their affiliates, and assignees. By acknowledging the terms & conditions of the Event at the time of booking a reservation, you allow, waive and authorize the Company, their affiliates and assignees the right to use your likeness and/or appearance on any film or video format now known or hereinafter developed in any manner whatsoever. You will not receive any compensation for such use and waive any right to bring any action in law or equity against the Company, their affiliates, and assignees for such use.
ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
The Event reserves the right, at any time, to modify, change, postpone or abandon all or any part of the cruise program. In this case, the Company will NOT be responsible for any loss or expense caused by reason of such changes or abandonment. Refunds are not made to guests who elect not to stay through the duration of the event or who are forced to disembark early for any reason or cause whatsoever. All artists advertised have confirmed their appearance for the Event; however, the artists are subject to change. Unforeseen illnesses, circumstances, and contingencies may arise causing a cancellation by an Artist booked for the Event. Under these circumstances, the Company reserves the right in its sole and exclusive discretion to alter or cancel the artist(s) contracted for and/or advertised for this Event. You expressly acknowledge that certain Cruise Ship offerings may change from time to time or be canceled and agree that the Company shall not be held responsible for such occurrences made by the Ship or the Event. The Company reserves the right to change the itinerary, schedule, and/or lineup and in such event(s) shall not be responsible or liable to you whatsoever including but not limited to, for any compensatory, nominal or consequential damages.
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 Company and The Event 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.
By accepting these terms and conditions you are acknowledging and accepting the Cruise Lines terms found HERE.