Russian Far East – Terms & Conditions

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Cost: Prices are per person, based on double occupancy: $14,980 (Standard Suite) $17,280 (Superior Suite); $18,880 (Premium Suite); $21,280 (Premium Deck Suite); $22,280 (Corner Deck Suite); $24,980 (Deluxe Balcony Suite); $18,780 (Single / Standard Suite); $21,580 (Single / Superior Suite). Combine with the Wild Alaska & Bering Sea expedition and take 5% off.

Number of participants: Limited to 100 passengers.

Included: All gratuities; accommodations in our hotels and onboard Caledonian Sky as outlined in the itinerary; all onboard meals; all group meals on land; arrival and departure transfers on group dates; services of the expedition staff, including lectures, briefings, slide/film shows; all group activities and excursions landing and port fees.

Not included: All air transportation; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport fees; accident baggage/trip cancellation insurance; items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, alcoholic beverages, e-mail/Internet/fax/telephone charges; and anything else not specifically mentioned as included.

Deposit: A deposit of 25% of your voyage cost by category per person will confirm your reservation; a signed waiver of liability is due within two weeks of registration. The balance is due upon receipt of invoice, on March 27, 2013 (about 120 days prior to departure). Airfare is due at the time of ticketing. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars and must be paid in U.S. dollars.

Cancellations & refunds: Cancellation must be received in writing at WWF by email, postal mail, or fax. At the time we receive your written cancellation, the following per-person penalties will apply: On or before March 27, 2013: $750; March 26, 2013 through May 25, 2013: 50% of cost; on or after May 24, 2013: 100% of cost. Once the expedition has departed, there will be no refunds for any unused portions of the trip. This policy also applies to any independent travel arrangements made in conjunction with this program. Cancellation could result in the loss of 100% of your tour cost.

Singles & shares: Limited singles are available at the quoted single rates above. Additional singles may be available at 1.6 times the share rate.

What to expect: For most activities, a relatively low level of exertion is required. You will need to climb in and out of Zodiacs for excursions ashore; staff and crew members will be on hand to assist. We’ve designed our shore excursions to accommodate both those who enjoy gentle strolls and those who prefer more active hikes. A few of the excursions may have rough terrain, with uneven beaches, and some glacial areas of ice and snow. Climate conditions vary depending upon our ship’s position. Summer temperatures in the Russian Far East range from approximately 40º to 60ºF. We will mail you a complete list of recommended clothing and suggested reading approximately five months prior to departure. Flexibility is a must, as itineraries are subject to change, and landings may be tidal or weather dependent. Participants will most enjoy the remarkable opportunities this expedition offers if they travel with a spirit of adventure. Members with medical problems and dietary restrictions should disclose these to WWF well before departure. If you have any questions about whether this tour is right for you, please contact WWF Travel.

Getting there & getting home: Please contact Zegrahm Expeditions’ in-house Air Department at 800-628-8747 or 206-285-4000 for fare quotes, reservations, or other air related questions. All rates are per person, quoted in U.S. dollars, and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Rates and itineraries are subject to change.

Trip insurance: We strongly advise that all travelers purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance as coverage against a covered unforeseen emergency that may force you to cancel or leave an expedition while it is in progress. A brochure describing coverage will be sent to you upon receipt of your reservation. Exclusions for preexisting medical conditions may be waived with the prompt purchase of travel insurance.

Understandings & responsibilities: In order to offer wildlife-oriented travel experiences to its members, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has arranged for an independent Tour Operator(s) to organize this tour and procure carriage, accommodations, and other tour services from other parties. WWF serves only to assist in making necessary travel arrangements and in no way represents, or acts as agent for, transportation carriers, hotels, or any other suppliers of services connected with this tour. Travel and services are subject only to the terms and conditions under which such accommodations, services, and transportation are offered or provided, and WWF and its employees accept no responsibility or liability therefore. WWF and the Tour Operator(s) accept no responsibility for any damage, loss, accident, injury, delay, or other irregularity which may be caused by the defect of any vehicle or the negligence or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out or performing any of the services involved in this tour. Nor do WWF or the Tour Operator(s) accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to sickness, weather, strikes, political unrest, wars, or other such causes. Any such losses or expenses must be borne by the participant, since tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. WWF and the Tour Operator(s) reserve the right to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in their judgment, conditions warrant, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or the safety of the tour. They reserve the right to withdraw without penalty any tour announced. WWF and the Tour Operator(s) also reserve the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the tour, at any time, if such action is determined by the appropriate staff member to be in the best interest of the health, safety, and general welfare of the tour group or the individual participant. Under such circumstances, no refund will be made. Baggage and personal effects are solely the responsibility of the owners at all times. Dates, schedules, program details, and costs, given in good faith, based on information available and in force in July 2012, are subject to change and revision. As a condition to acceptance of enrollment, please read, agree to, and sign the Waiver of Liability that will be sent upon registration.

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