TERMS

2021 RHÔNE RIVER STUDY CRUISE

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Sovereign and Ligonier Ministries act only as independent contractors acting on behalf of neither supplier nor the principals. They shall not in any way be held liable for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity in any vehicle, or through the act of default of any company, or person, engaged in conveying the passengers, or of any hotel proprietor, personnel, or servant or any other person otherwise in connection therewith. Sovereign and Ligonier Ministries do not own nor operate the hotels, airlines, cruise ships, motor coaches which comprise this tour. They cannot be held liable for changes and/or cancellations of the hotels, airlines, cruise ships, or motor coaches. Sovereign is not responsible for price increases imposed by Viking Cruises and/or service providers.

PAYMENTS:

Initial Deposit

Initial deposit due upon submission of cruise registration:

Cabin Category Deposit amount (Double Occupancy) Deposit amount (Single Occupancy)
Standard Stateroom $1,250.00 per person $2,500.00 per person
French Balcony Stateroom $1,750.00 per person $3,500.00 per person
Veranda Stateroom $2,000.00 per person $4,000.00 per person
Veranda Suite $2,500.00 per person $5,000.00 per person
Explorer Suite $3,000.00 per person $6,000.00 per person

Initial deposit due upon submission of pre-tour and post-tour registration:

Trip Extension Deposit amount (Double Occupancy) Deposit amount (Single Occupancy)
Pre-Tour $500 per person $500 per person
Post-Tour $500 per person $500 per person

Second Payment

A second payment amount of 40% of the cruise rate per person is due on August 1, 2020.

For pre-tour and post-tour registrations, a second deposit amount of $500.00 per guest is due on August 1, 2020.

Final Payment

Full payment is due December 1, 2020. For reservations made after December 1, 2020, full payment will be due upon receipt of confirmation.

All payments must be made in U.S. funds and is required in the form of a credit card, personal check or cashiers check.  Please make checks payable Sovereign Cruises and mail to: 4403 Vineland Road #B4, Orlando, FL 32811. There will be a $50.00 fee for all returned checks.

GRATUITIES:
Pre-paid gratuities are included in the cruise rate. Additional gratuities for excellent service may be given at the attendee’s discretion.

CANCELLATION FEES:
A cancellation penalty of $200 per passenger will be charged for all cancellations regardless of insurance status.

In addition, the following will be charged for cancellations per passenger:

Cancellation Date Cruise Cancellation Fee
Before 4/1/2020 50% of Deposit
4/2/20 through 8/1/20 Initial Deposit Amount
8/2/20 through 10/1/20 50% of Total Price
10/2/20 through 12/1/20 75% of Total Price
After 12/1/20 No Refund

Cancellation penalties apply to all guests in a stateroom and are assessed in the event of either partial or full stateroom cancellations. Cancellation of Fly-Aweigh guests may result in an additional penalty for the air portion, up to, but not limited to, the full air add-on amount, as imposed by the air carrier. Percentage penalty charged applies to cruise fare, non commission fare, air add-on, supplemental fare, cruise only transfers and pre and post cruise packages where applicable. No refund in the event of interruption or cancellation by guests after the start of the cruise. Additional fees may be assessed by the supplier for connections booked from your home city, as well as forced single occupancy due to roommate cancellation.  Cancellation fees apply regardless of the reason for cancellation, including medical and family matters. Please allow 4-6 weeks for refunds to be processed.

TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN (OPTIONAL):
NOTE: Only U.S. Citizens and Residents are eligible to purchase the Travel Protection Plan.

In today’s travel environment it’s important to protect yourself and your trip investment. Meet your travel needs with the coverage Travel Insured Group Deluxe Plan offers and find the peace of mind your trip deserves. Coverage includes Trip Cancellation (for specified reasons), Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and much more. For a complete description of the plan benefits, terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions please contact Sovereign for a State Specific Plan Document.

The Plan contains insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company. Fairmont Specialty and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best Company 2015. The Plan also contains non insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization, OnCall International, and not by United States Fire Insurance Company or Travel Insured International. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions.

Rates below are per person and must be purchased for each guest in the cabin. Travel Protection Plans must be added at the time of booking and are non-refundable.

Total Cruise Cost Per Person

Travel Protection Rate

$2,501 – $3,000 $206
$3,001 – $3,500 $233
$3,501 – $4,000 $290
$4,001 – $4,500 $331
$4,501 – $5,000 $383
$5,001 – $5,500 $424
$5,501 – $6,000 $466
$6,001 – $6,500 $506
$6,501 – $7,000 $582
$7,001 – $7,500 $623
$7,501 – $8,000 $644
$8,001-$8,500 $673
$8,501-$9,000 $714
$9,001-$9,500 $748
$9,501-$10,000 $798
$10,001-$11,000 $881
$11,001-$12,000 $962
$12,001-$13,000 $1,044
$13,001-$14,000 $1,126
$14,001-$15,000 $1,207
$15,001-$16,000 $1,289
$16,001-$17,000 $1,370
$17,001-$18,000 $1,452
$18,001-$19,000 $1,534
$19,001-$20,000 $1,615
Over $20,000 Contact for pricing.

DOCUMENTATION:
Proper travel documentation is the sole responsibility of the cruise attendee. Attendees arriving at embarkation without proper documentation may not join the voyage and will NOT be entitled to a refund.

All passengers traveling internationally are required to have a passport. All passports must be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the conclusion of your trip. It is recommended you have a minimum of three blank pages in your passport when traveling, as many countries require blank pages. Multiple-entry visas are required for some vacations. You will need to check with your consulate to verify all requirements.

Attendees are responsible for obtaining and payment of all visas and entry documents prior to travel, and for meeting all health and other requirements and any documents required by laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries to be visited. Non-U.S. citizens must consult with appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed and are responsible for obtaining all visas and entry documents independently.

Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain further details. For more information or to obtain a passport application, visit http://travel.state.gov.

FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS:
Flight instructions will be forthcoming.  Please do not book your flight until you receive these instructions.

HOTEL INFORMATION:
Information and special room rates regarding the official pre and post-cruise hotels will be forthcoming.

PHYSICAL CONDITION
To fully participate in this tour, you must be able to walk long distances, have good balance capabilities and be able to walk on uneven terrain. There will also be some climbing involved as well as long periods of standing. Due to the historical nature of some of our destinations, not all facilities will be ADA compliant.

Viking Longships do not have handicap accessible cabins and are night able to accommodate motorized wheelchairs or scooters. Guests must be able to independently move around the ship in case of an emergency, deal with the lack of immediate access to medical services in certain parts of the world, and acknowledge that access to some areas of the ship and ports of call may be limited or impossible. We reserve the right to determine whether a guest is fit to travel and to deny boarding in the event that a guest represents a risk to themselves or to the safety and well-being of those on board the ship.

When you make your reservation, please advise us of any disability that will require special attention while sailing on a Viking cruise and provide a completed Fit to Travel Form along with a physician’s letter.

RESERVATION CHANGES:
Name changes are considered reservation cancellations and are subject to the above cancellation fees. Additional fees may be assessed by suppliers depending on the change requested.

CHILD POLICY:
Children above 16 years of age are welcomed to register for the cruise with one accompanying adult. Please keep in mind each stateroom accommodates up to two guests per stateroom.