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Grimaldi General Conditions

DEFINITIONS
“Athens Convention” means the International Convention relating the Carriage of Passengers and Baggage by Sea adopted at Athens on the 13th of December 1974. “Codice Italiano di Navigazione” means the Italian laws ruling all matters concerning sea transport.“Carrier” means Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione SpA, Atlantica Compagnia di Navigazione SpA, Industria Armamento Meridionale SpA, Atlantic Container Line, any vessel owned, chartered or operated by these companies. “Conditions” means the provision of these conditions as set out in the Carrier’s ticket pertaining to the Passage. “Concessionaire” means any person at the request of the Carrier offering facilities for passengers aboard the vessel or ashore, the price of which is not included in the price of the Passage. “ECC Directive 90\314” means the Council Directive 90/314/ECC on package travel, package holidays and package tours and the corresponding national laws. “International Convention” means whichever of the following international conventions applies to any stage of the Passage and\or the Package: the Warsaw Convention on International Carriage by Air as amended by the Hague Protocol; the Berne Convention of 1961 on Carriage by Rail, the Athens Convention and the Paris Convention of 1962 on the liability of Hotelkeepers. “Passage Contract” means the contract between the Passenger and the Carrier.

IMPORTANT
For all passengers purchasing their ticket in a country of the European Union, the passage contract is issued in conformity with the Directive 90/314 and the corresponding national laws. However, the voyages concerned being made by cargo vessels, the itineraries, the ports of call and the timetables communicated in any form, are for information only and are subject to changes and modifications at any time and without notice, based exclusively on the requirements of the cargo carried or to be carried. By booking such a journey, the client ipso facto and specifically recognises and acknowledges this. The client furthermore specifically accepts that any aforementioned changes and modifications are not considered modifications as mentioned in §5 of the ECC Directive 90\314. Can also be applicable for the carriage of passengers and their baggage the Athens Convention 74 as modified by the London Protocol of 19th November 1997 and the provisions of the Codice della Navigazione Italiana. The Master has the right to assist any vessel in any circumstances, to deviate from the scheduled route, to call any port, to transfer passengers and their luggage to another vessel and to refuse to embank any passenger that by his exclusive opinion is not in health conditions to make the journey. The Master has the right to disembark at any port a passenger that by his exclusive opinion is no longer in physical or mental condition to travel on a cargo vessel or that represents danger or creates disturbance to other passengers or crew. Vehicle carried as passenger accompanied vehicles are in no circumstances covered by the provisions of ECC Directive 90/314. Vehicles are carried exclusively to the Carrier’s terms and conditions for transport of cargo. For U.K. passengers only: Grimaldi is a member of P.S.A. and bonded accordingly.

BOOKING
With your Travel of Freighter Travel Agent. To confirm a reservation a deposit of 25% of the fare is required. The balance is due 30 days prior to scheduled sailing.

PASSAGE CONTRACT
Subject to any limitations imposed by national law, the Passenger is carried exclusively at the terms and conditions of Grimaldi Freighter Cruises. The purchase of the ticket implies the unconditional acceptance by the Passenger of such terms and conditions.
The passenger ticket (passage contract) is strictly personal and not transferable. Tickets are issued by Grimaldi Compangia di Navigazione SpA also on behalf of other Carries involved, as agents for the Owners and\or charterers of the vessel.

FARES
Fares are expressed in Euro. For passenger residing in the United Kingdom and in USA\Canada Euro to be converted in UKŁ or US$ at the exchange rate of the day of booking. Price Revision: Subject to any limitations imposed by  applicable national law, the Carrier reserves the right to revise upward the price of the Passage prior to departure to allow for changes in exchange rates, fuel costs, increase in port dues, taxes or charges. Any such price revision shall take effect as valid amendment to the Passage Contract and any such increase in price shall be payable by the Passenger. No price increase can be imposed within 20 days of the scheduled departure. If the price increase exceeds 10% of the total cost, the passenger is entitled to cancel his journey giving written destination. The Carrier  declines any liability for difficulties arising from lack of, or faulty documentation. Any cost, foreseen or not, arising for disembarking the vehicle for custom duties, import licence, handling fees, demurrage and others are at the passenger’s account.. In ports where stevedoring is compulsory also for passenger accompanied vehicles, such costs have to be paid by the passenger. In ports where the assistance of a local custom agent or broker or other type of agent is required, the costs involved have to be paid by the passenger. Accompanied vehicles are carried at the General Conditions of cargo (used cars), which exclude any liability of the Carrier for whatever damage to the vehicle. The Carrier declines any liability for goods or items kept in the vehicle during the crossing as well as any damage caused by burglary or similar acts. The Carrier does not accept any liability for the risk of transport by sea. The Carrier does not provide any insurance coverage except for his own liability. We recommend to cover all risk of transport by sea and others for the period the vehicle remains on board our vessel with an adequate insurance policy. Vehicles can contain only passenger’s own luggage and personal belongings.

EMBARKATION
Dates of departures communicated in any way are purely indicative. It is therefore necessary, when making a reservation, to obtain confirmation of the date of departure through the Travel Agent or the Company’s Offices. A week prior to departure passengers should again obtain confirmation of sailing date. It is also advisable, before leaving home, to obtain from the Port Agent the final details about embarkation (hour, pier of embarkation, etc).

MEALS
Meals are included in the fare. They are prepared by standard merchant navy cooks and the menus are those most suited to the crew of the vessel. Beverages and personal expenses are not included. PASSPORT - VISA Passengers have to be in possession of valid passport and visa when required. All passengers travelling on a vessel calling in Nigeria need a visa, even if they stay on board during the call. In some African ports passengers that wish to go ashore during the call of the vessel might be required a visa, even if officially the country does not require transit visa for citizens of the Schengen area. Most non-European citizens require visa for the African and South American ports. It is the sole passengers’ responsibility to have all documents, visa, vaccinations in order as required by any authority of ports of call and port of disembarkation. Any information provided by the Carrier, its staff or agencies is given according to best knowledge but does in no case engage the Carrier’s liability for correctness of such information. The Carrier does not assume any responsibility for such information.

PASSPORT - VISA
Passengers have to be in possession of valid passport and visa when required. All passengers travelling on a vessel calling in Nigeria need a visa, even if they stay on board during the call. In some African ports passengers that wish to go ashore during the call of the vessel might be required a visa, even if officially the country does not require transit visa for citizens of the Schengen area. Most non-European citizens require visa for the African and South American ports.
It is the sole passengers’ responsibility to have all  documents, visa, vaccinations in order as required by any authority of ports of call and port of disembarkation. Any information provided by the Carrier, its staff or agencies is given according to best knowledge but does in no case engage the Carrier’s liability for correctness of such information. The Carrier does not assume any responsibility for such information.

HEALTH AND VACCINATIONS
Passenger are presumed in sound health, both physically and mentally and suffering from no illness, complaint or infirmity, and are aware of the fact that cargo vessels do not carry a physician and do not dispose of infirmary. Passengers to Brasil and West Africa need an International Certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever. The Master has the right to refuse embarkation or to disembark in any port passengers that in the Master’s exclusive opinion are not fit to travel on a cargo vessel, that represent danger or create disturbance to other passengers or crew or that do not have the required certificates of vaccination.

AGE LIMIT
The age limit to travel on Grimaldi vessels is 89 years. However any passenger of 79 years of age and over, at the time of embarkation, has to provide a medical certificate stating that he\she is fit to travel on a cargo vessel.

COMPULSORY INSURANCE
All passengers have to be in possession of insurance coverage for Medical Assistance, Inter-assistance and Repatriation. The Master can refuse to embark any passenger that cannot show proof of such insurance coverage.

CARRIAGE BY CARGO VESSEL
Subject to any limitations imposed by the applicable national law, the Passenger specifically accepts the particular conditions of carriage of Passengers on cargo vessels. In particular the vessel’s itinerary, day of departure and\or arrival, time of departure and\or arrival, duration of calls, port of calls, duration of journey, the vessel are subject to change at any time even without previous notice for reasons of traffic and\or freight carried or to be carried. If the carrier cancels the port of destination of the passenger once the journey initiated, the Carrier disembarks the passenger at the nearest port, or at the port of passenger’s choice, without any other obligations toward the passenger. The passenger is aware and accepts that service on board is limited: The food served is the one cooked for the officers and crew and according to their alimentary needs, habits and taste. Cargo has priority over everything else.
It can happen that cabins are not made up on certain days. Access to areas other than the accommodation deck can be limited or prohibited by the Master. Shore leave is subject to approval by local immigration officials and authorization by the Master.

LIABILITY AND LIMITATIONS
The liability of the Carrier for loss of life or injury or for loss or damage to baggage, valuables, personal belongings and all other property of the Passenger shall in no circumstances whatsoever exceed the limits of liability under the Athens Convention as modified by the London protocol, or the Italian law, whatever applicable.

ACCOMPANIED VEHICLES
Passengers have to be in possess of all documents required for the disembarkation of the vehicle at the port of destination. The Carrier declines any liability for difficulties arising from lack of, or faulty documentation. Any cost, foreseen or not, arising for disembarking the vehicle for custom duties, import licence, handling fees, demurrage and others are at the passenger’s account.. In ports where stevedoring is compulsory also for passenger accompanied vehicles, such costs have to be paid by the passenger. In ports where the assistance of a local custom agent or broker or other type of agent is required, the costs involved have to be paid by the passenger. Accompanied vehicles are carried at the General Conditions of cargo (used cars), which exclude any liability of the Carrier for whatever damage to the vehicle. The Carrier declines any liability for goods or items kept in the vehicle during the crossing as well as any damage caused by burglary or similar acts. The Carrier does not accept any liability for the risk of transport by sea. The Carrier does not provide any insurance coverage except for his own liability. We recommend to cover all risk of transport by sea and others for the period the vehicle remains on board our vessel with an adequate insurance policy. Vehicles can contain only passenger’s own luggage and personal belongings.

LUGGAGE
Passengers are allowed to take only personal belongings (garments) up to a maximum of 100 kg per person. Excess baggage (garments only) is carried at Euro 100 for each 100 kgs. Baggage other than personal belongings is carried as freight and charged for accordingly. The Carrier declines any liability for less, damage or theft of luggage and personal belongings.

PETS
Not pets and animals can be accepted on board our vessels.

CURRENCY
Currency on board is the US Dollar on the services to West Africa and to Brazil. On the Euro-Med and Adriatic-Middle East services, the Euro. Cheques, traveller’s cheques, credit cards and other means of payment other than cash cannot be accepted.

TERMINATION OF CONTRACT BY THE PASSENGER
Cancellations must be received in writing by Naples head office. Cancellation fees apply as follows:
- up to 20 days prior to scheduled departure: 10% of the total fare
- from 19 to 10 days prior to scheduled departure: 20% of the total fare
- from 9 to 2 days prior to departure: 30% of the total fare
- 1 day prior to departure: 50% of the total fare
- no-shows, including case of passenger being refused embarkation due to lack of documentation: 100%
The passage contract shall be transferable by the Passenger in the event that he is prevented from proceeding but only to the extent that such transferability is permitted by the applicable national law on the conditions set out therein but no further or otherwise.

TERMINATION OF CONTRACT BY THE CARRIER
The Carrier is entitled to cancel at any time any voyage or port of call without any obligation other than to refund the moneys paid by the passenger.

OPEN RETURN TICKETS

Bookings for open return tickets can only be made through the Travel Agents that sold the ticket or direct with Naples Head office.

GRATUITIES
Are not included in the fare.

CLAIMS
If the Passenger is of the opinion that the Carrier, any Performing Contractor or any of their servants or agents have failed to perform properly the service, the Passenger shall immediately inform an official of the Carrier or the Performing Contractor as appropriate of such complaint; and notify the Carrier of such complaint in writing within 10 days of disembarkation. Passed this delay, claims cannot be considered anymore.

GOVERNING LAW
Subject to any limitations and or different rules imposed by national law, the Passage Contract is ruled by the Italian Law. Competent Forum is Naples\Italy. notice within 48 hours of the notification of the price revision.

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