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1 -The rates of our cruises are per person and include the following:

....All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation
to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)

....Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner

....Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé
wines offered during meals; afternoon tea

....Evening entertainment and events

....Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa

....Room service 24h (special selection)

....English speaking lecturer on selected sailings identified by “lecturer on
board” logo

....Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team for all
cruises identified with “Expedition” logo.

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taxes, fuel surcharge and gratuities.

1.1-Cruise + Flights & Transfer package rates are per person and include:
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Nome to Anchorage, hotel night in Anchorage.
-Cruise package Nome-Petropavlovsk: hotel night in Anchorage,
flight from Anchorage to Nome, charter flight from Petropavlovks to
Paris in Economy-class on European airline
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Petropavlovsk-Maizuru: charter flight from Paris in Economy-class;
on European airline
-Cruise package Punta Delgada-Lisbon: roundtrip flights from/to
Paris in Economy-class on European airline
....Meet and Greet by our representatives at the destination airport,
transfers to and/or from the ship and other services before and after
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months prior departure.

2 -Cruise rates do not include:

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....Port and safety taxes (included only in cruise package sold in US/
Canada)

....Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones
mentioned in each “Cruise & Flights” package and for which details are
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www.ponant.com

....Optional “Golf package” on selected sailings identified by the “golf”
logo; to be booked prior to your departure

....Optional Open bar package (included only in cruise package sold in
US/Canada) to be booked exclusively prior departure

....Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask
for more information

....Optional shore excursions

....Beverages other than the ones mentioned

....Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments

....Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug
prescriptions

....Gratuities (included only in cruise package sold in US/Canada)

....Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)

....Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park
fees if applicable

It is essential not to forget to bring with you your binoculars for a good
fauna observation.

3 -Ground services
3.1-Services included in the cruise+flight & transfer packages

Our cruise packages are in connection with Compagnie du Ponant
selected regular or private charter flights. All our airline agreements on
regular flights are made on group basis in economy class with a limited
number of seats. If the class is not available anymore, we will suggest,
depending on the availability, extra seats with a supplement. Final
timings and schedule of the day by day program will be communicated
with the cruise ticket.

On International flights, checked-in luggage is limited to 23kg/50lbs and

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flyer advantages). On regular domestic or intercontinental flights, check-

in luggage limits are between 15 and 20 kg/33 to 44lbs and 8kg/17lbs
per person for carry-on. On Compagnie du Ponant Private charter flights,
checked-in luggage is limited to 20 kg/44lbs and 5kg/11lbs maximum per
person as carry-on. We thank you for taking these restrictions into account.
Airline carriers charge for extra weight and sometimes refuse, for strict security
reasons, to check-in overweight and oversized luggage. Compagnie du
Ponant and the airline carriers waive all liability for luggage with extra weight
that is refused at the check-in.

Transportation services to the port of departure, transfers to the ship, including,
as applicable, hotel room and restaurant bookings or guided tours, are
performed by independent suppliers who are not employees of CDP. In this
respect, CDP acts only as an agent and shall not be held liable for said
services or for the acts or omissions of sub-contractors or other contractors.
The passenger agrees that CDP acts as agent and/or trustee for any person
including ground and maritime agents and subcontractors, who provide any
service forming, or in connection with, any part of the cruise.

3.2 -Pre and post-cruise programs and pre bookable tours
Pre and Post-cruise programs (as detailed on www.ponant.com), pre bookable
tours and shore excursions are performed by independent suppliers who are
not employees of Compagnie du Ponant. In this respect, Compagnie du
Ponant acts only as an agent and shall not be held liable for said services or
for the acts or omissions of sub-contractors or other contractors. The passenger
agrees that Compagnie du Ponant acts as agent and/or trustee for any person
including ground and maritime agents and subcontractors, who provide any
service forming, or in connection with, any part of the cruise.
Hotel accommodations are based on 4 and 5-star rated hotels. Official check-
in time is 4pm, check-out time is 11am unless early check-in or late check-out
supplement are paid.

3.3 -Shore excursions
Besides exceptions indicated in each detailed cruise package program,
shore excursions are sold and charged on board and are ruled by general
conditions that apply to the contract signed with the local tour operator and
the relevant national regulations. The passenger agrees that CDP acts as agent
and/or trustee for any person including ground and maritime agents and
subcontractors, who provide any service in connection with any part of the
cruise.
Excursions can involve activities that may not suit persons with disabilities.
Prices are only given as an indication and may change. Before departure, you
will receive a tour program detailing the excursions on offer with the latest rates.
Five months before cruise departure, shore excursions can also be viewed on the website
Shore excursions are currently only bookable onboard. In
the event of an excursion being cancelled due to a technical reason, shortage

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compensation. Please note that you will not be reimbursed for excursions if you
cancel after registration. Any meals offered during excursions are simple and
should not be compared to the standards on board the ship.

3.4 -Activities during the expedition programs:
While participating in outside activities during expedition cruises, certain
risks and dangers may arise including but not limited to activities in remote
areas such as polar regions, animals, forces of nature, accident and illness.
Compagnie du Ponant, organizer of expeditions, does not undertake and
does not have any responsibility for the accuracy of any information it provides
or to determine or assure the suitability of any participant to expedition
activities proposed by Compagnie du Ponant, in general or as to a particular
person. All persons who participate in any expedition activity of Compagnie
du Ponant accepts responsibility for making their own determinations as to the
suitability of the activity and for their own safety, conduct and well-being and
agrees to participate solely at their own risk. Attending information briefings
is mandatory. Thus informed, in consideration of the right to participate in
any expedition activities of Compagnie du Ponant, each participant assumes
the risk associated with these activities and will hold Compagnie du Ponant,
its officers, directors, crew and expedition team members as well as hiking
leaders harmless from and defend them against any and all liability, actions,
suits, claims and demands which could arise from any of the Compagnie du

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participation in any of these activities.

4 -Rates and Savings
Please find the rates for each cruise on our website www.ponant.com. Port

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in cruise packages presented in US$). Ponant Bonus saving is not applicable
on taxes, excursions, airline ticket and any additional items then the Cruise

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(Except for All Inclusive packages presented in US$)

4-1 Public rates:

They are the reference rates of the cruise applicable for the validity period


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of the brochure. Public rates are per person and based on double
occupancy.

4-2 Ponant Bonus Fares
PONANT BONUS is a special savings program off published cruiseonly
rates for selected voyages. Ponant Bonus is the guaranteed best
price you can obtain on the day you make your reservation directly on
our website or via our agents. It can save you up to 30% off the public

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and may change at any time without notice. Ponant Bonus discount could
decrease or be closed for specific stateroom and suite categories or
entire cruises. Contact your travel agent or refer to www.ponant.com to
determine the Ponant Bonus available at the time of booking your cruise
(s). Ponant Bonus may not be combinable with other promotional offers
or onboard cruise credits.

4-3 Other savings:

....Combination cruise (if applicable) : -10% off the second consecutive
cruise-only rate, port taxes excluded, applicable on all consecutive
cruises, except Ocean Voyages.

....Ponant Yacht Club Grand Admiral Members: -5% off the cruise-only
rate, port taxes excluded

....Family & Friends: -5% off the cruise-only rate, port taxes excluded, for
all bookings of 5 adults or more in 2 or more staterooms, booked at the
same time and all sailing together on the same cruise

....Honeymoon: see details on www.ponant.com
....Wedding Anniversary (every 5th year): see details on www.ponant.com
....On board Reservations: -5% off the cruise-only rate, port taxes

excluded for each new cruise booked with our onboard staff
NOTE: These discounts/benefits are not combinable with any offer other
than those mentioned above. They are not applicable on Ocean Voyages

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to several discounts, the value of the second discount is calculated from
the revised rate obtained after the deduction of the first discount etc.

5 -Children:

Children under 3 years of age and women who are over 6 months
pregnant are not authorized to sail. Children between 3 and 8 years old

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a liability waiver will have to be completed and returned to Compagnie
du Ponant to validate your booking. On expedition cruises, children must
be able to disembark/embark by zodiac without assistance and be able
to understand and follow safety instructions. Therefore disembarkation is
submitted to Captain’s and Expedition Leader’s decision depending on
weather conditions and landing sites. In all cases, children and young
adults, once on board, are the entire and total responsibility of their
parents or guardians.
Children from 8 to 11 years old sharing with 2 adults and Teenagers
from 12 to 17 years old, sharing with 1 or 2 adults benefit from special
discounts on cruise-only fares; please contact us for more details.

6 -Mobility
Please note that the sailing vessel LE PONANT is not accessible for those
with limited mobility or using a weelchair. LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL and LE
SOLÉAL have three cabins which are specially adapted for disabled guests
(ADA Norms). Nevertheless, for safety reasons, all passengers must either be
fully mobile or must be accompanied by a travelling companion fit and able to
provide all necessary assistance during the voyage. Please note that animals
(including service and/or comfort animals) are not permitted aboard. Persons

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special treatment or assistance, including persons who use a wheelchair, must
advise Compagnie du Ponant in writing of the nature of such conditions

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form. Compagnie du Ponant reserves the right to refuse passage to anyone
who has failed to notify them of such limited mobility, disabilities or need of
assistance, whose medical conditions is not compatible with security rules

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du Ponant’s opinion is unfit for travel. Please note that landings are done
using zodiacs making them very difficult or even impossible for passengers

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Leader approval.

7 -Others:

....Women who are more than 6 months pregnant at the time of embarkation
are not permitted to travel
....All our vessels are non-smoking with the exception of designated areas on
outside decks.
....Animals (including service and/or comfort animals) are not permitted
aboard.
....Any specific health issue, if known, must be reported in writing to our
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filled and returned by each participant to an Arctic cruise, at the latest 90
days prior departure. Please contact us for procedures

....Due to exceptional nature of the expedition cruises, site names are given
as an indication only. Final route will be confirmed daily by the Captain
and Expedition Leader depending on ice conditions, weather forecasts
with priority being given to passenger safety.

....Euro, US Dollar currencies and credit cards (VISA, MASTERCARD and
AMEX) are accepted on board. Note there are no ATMs onboard the
ships or money exchange. Onboard purchases may be charged back to
the guest’s stateroom.

....It is the responsibility of each traveller to ensure that the validity dates of the
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....Ship Master retains the right to change the itineraries as per article 4.2 of
the cruise ticket.
....Detailed terms and conditions are available on www.ponant.com and
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TERMS
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These are extracts of the terms and conditions which will apply to your cruise. Please
read them carefully. Complete terms and conditions are available upon request.
Attention is particularly drawn to the exemption and limitation of liability in favor of
Compagnie Du Ponant / Compagnie Du Ponant USA LLC, hereinafter referred as
“the Company” or “CDP”. These terms and conditions are subject to change without
notice.

1 - Transferability

A reservation for one of the programs listed in this brochure is only valid for date,
cruise program and passenger(s) names listed on the written confirmation received
upon reservation and on the cruise ticket provided with travel documents. Passenger
may transfer the ticket to a third party, who shall fill the same conditions as the
passenger to perform all purchased services, as long as the agreement has not
rendered any effect. The transferor and/or transferee must settle any fees which
result, and inform the Company and the seller of this decision by registered letter with
acknowledgement of receipt no later than 90 days prior day of embarkation. In the
event where the passenger transfers his/her ticket without informing the Company
and the seller as per the terms described above, this ticket transfer will be invalid and
the ticket will be cancelled without any possible refund.

2 - Payment Schedule

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upon confirmation. The final 75% is due no later than 60 days prior to sailing/

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received by the due date. Your full payment or acceptance of a ticket constitutes
agreement to these Terms and Conditions, General and Important information
presented in this brochure as part of the Passenger Ticket Contract. Any revisions to
the above payment plan must be in writing and approved by CDP.

3 - Revisions & modifications

Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should
inform the Company in advance to obtain her agreement. Once a booking is secured
by a deposit, all revisions and/or changes which occurred less than 90 days before

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passenger as stated hereunder in “Cancellation & Refunds”. The passenger who

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booked services included in the program for any reason, cannot claim any refund.

4 - Cancellation & Refunds

All cancellations must be in writing. Any and all guests not reporting for departure
or prevented from reporting for departure or waiving for any reason whatsoever the
benefit of services included in the program cannot claim any refund. Compagnie

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the sailing prematurely for any reason, nor shall Compagnie du Ponant be held
responsible for any costs, fees, damages or causes of action which result from the
transportation expenses incurred by guest’s early departure.
For any deposited or fully paid booking, cancellation or change penalties will be
assessed as noted below. These penalties are also applicable to any hotel and/or
air bookings and ground services.

4-1 For all packages Cruise+ Flights & Transfers

....More than 90 days before departure: 300 € / 260 £ / 400 US$ per person
....90-61 days before departure: 25% per person of full fare
....60-46 days before departure: 50% per person of full fare
....45-31 days before departure: 75% per person of full fare
....Less than 30 days before departure: 100% of full fare

4-2 For all other programs:

....More than 45 days before departure: 200 €/ 175 £/ 270US$ per person
....45-31 days before departure: 50% per person of full fare
....30-21 days before departure: 75% per person of full fare
....Less than 21 days before departure: 100% of full fare

5 - Formalities and health information

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All passengers must carry a valid passport, as well as the visas and vaccination

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departure and during his trip.
Any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation to board the
airplane or access to the ship is responsible and may not claim any compensation
or refund of his trip or services.


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without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult respective
government agencies up to the departure date.

6 - Transportation and services

6-1 Air transport and Flight Package information

All airline tickets are provided in the electronic ticket format. It is imperative to ensure
that the first names and surnames communicated are those mentioned on the relevant

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passengers, at the time they make their booking, with the name of the airline or
airline carriers which have either already been selected or are likely to be selected.
Compagnie du Ponant undertakes to inform passengers, before departure, of any
changes to the identity of the airline or airline carriers as soon as they are known.
The words “direct flight” mean there will be no change of aircraft, but do not exclude
the possibility that there may be one or several stops. A “direct non-stop flight” means
no change of aircraft and no stops. Private charter flights do not offer special meals.
Airline carriers can enter into a “code share” agreement whereby they are able to
sell a flight under their own name, although the aircraft itself may be operated by

another airline company.
The schedules and type of transportation listed are provided by the transportation
companies at the time this brochure was being produced. They are a guideline to the

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stops added, weather conditions, air traffic control authorisation, strikes, etc). In
accordance with the Warsaw and Montreal Convention, timings and routes as well
as departure/destination airports are not a contractual element of the transportation
ticket. Under these conditions, Compagnie du Ponant cannot be held responsible for
changes that are beyond its control.
Changes to the original travel program may be the result, in particular, of technical
faults, weather conditions, political reasons, delays or cancellations, strikes,
additional stops, changes to aircraft or routes, etc. Under no circumstances can
these incidences be attributed to Compagnie du Ponant or any compensation made

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cancellation fees indicated above.
The airline carrier’s responsibility, in the event of damages, complaints or claims of
any kind, is limited to the carriage of passengers and their luggage by air, within
the terms and conditions stipulated on the tickets and by the airline companies
themselves. Compagnie du Ponant will not reimburse any expenses (taxis, meals,
hotels, etc), when the passenger is under the responsibility of the airline company.


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governed by the Warsaw and Montreal Convention, or by the local regulations
governing national transportation in the country concerned.
Our “Cruise and Flights” programs are made in connection with Compagnie du
Ponant selected regular or private charter flights. Final timings and schedule of the
day by day program will be communicated with the cruise ticket. All our programs
are made in economy class and according to number of seats available. If the class
is not available anymore, we will suggest, depending on the availability, extra seats
with a supplement.
On International flights, check-in luggage is limited to 23kg/50lbs and 8kg/17lbs

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regular domestic or intercontinental flights, check-in luggage limits are between 15
and 20 kg/33 to 44lbs and 8kg/17lbs per person for carry-on. On Compagnie
du Ponant Private charter flights, check-in luggage is limited to 20 kg/44lbs and
5kg/11lbs maximum per person as carry-on. We thank you for taking these
restrictions into account. Airline carriers charge for extra weight and sometimes
refuse, for strict security reasons, to check-in overweight and oversized luggage.
Compagnie du Ponant and the airline carriers waive all liability for luggage with
extra weight that is refused at the check-in.

6.2-Boarding and transportation terms and conditions

a) Embarkation:

Guests must report for boarding in the conditions set by the cruise ticket (details

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for having received all medical inoculations necessary for the voyage and having
their cruise ticket, a valid passport, visas and other documents mandatory for the
scheduled ports of call and disembarkation. If a passenger does not have proper
documents he/she will not be allowed to embark. Boarding the ship automatically

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the general conditions concerning the travel program, which they are familiar with
and which they have accepted.
If guests decide to organize their own transport to/from the ship, it is highly
recommended that they choose refundable and changeable tickets and to take
reasonable buffer time with transfers to/from ship.

b) Visas, Passport and Health information:

At the time of boarding, all guests must have a passport valid for six months
following disembarkation as well as necessary visas and vaccination certificates

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incorrect documents are obtained, guests will be unable to participate in particular
shore excursions and may be denied boarding and/or disembark in certain port
of calls/countries. The Company and/or Master of the ship are entitled to refuse
embarkation or to prevent disembarkation of any passengers who do not show the
documents allowing them to disembark at the scheduled destination or stopover
ports. Every passenger is personally responsible for compliance with the statutory
and regulatory provisions in force before departure.
Note: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline
ticket name or you may be denied boarding.

c) Health and Security:

If it appears to the Company and/or the Master of the ship that a passenger is for
any reason whatsoever unfit to travel or likely to endanger his health or safety or
impair the comfort of others on board or seems likely to be refused permission to
land at any port or to render the Company liable for his maintenance, support or
repatriation, the Company or the Master of the ship shall be entitled at any time to
take any of the following courses as appear appropriate to them, namely

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other substance or to admit and/or confine the passenger to the hospital, or any

similar institution at any port provided that the ship’s doctor considers it necessary.
Health care, medical expenses and drugs on land or aboard the ship shall be
paid by passengers. We recommend you choose your travel insurance company
very carefully. Please note that given the inaccessibility of medical structures
before sometimes several days of navigation, It is mandatory to return the medical
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Please note that the sailing vessel LE PONANT is not accessible for those with limited
mobility or using a weelchair. LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL have three
cabins which are specially adapted for disabled guests (ADA Norms). Nevertheless,
for safety reasons, all passengers must either be fully mobile or must be accompanied


by a travelling companion fit and able to provide all necessary assistance during
the voyage. Please note that animals (including service and/or comfort animals) are
not permitted aboard. Persons who are not fully mobile, with physical disabilities or

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use a wheelchair, must advise Compagnie du Ponant in writing of the nature of such

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of booking form. Compagnie du Ponant reserves the right to refuse passage to
anyone who has failed to notify them of such limited mobility, disabilities or need
of assistance, whose medical conditions is not compatible with security rules and

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opinion is unfit for travel. Please note that landings are done using zodiacs making
them very difficult or even impossible for passengers with limited mobility. Each

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Passengers accept civil and criminal liability for all damages caused to Compagnie
du Ponant, other passengers or third parties by their actions. Passengers are
individually and solely responsible for the payment of any and all fines or penalties
inflicted by competent authorities on account of their own acts.

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Arrival and departure times are given as an indication only. The Company cannot
guarantee coincidence with corresponding schedules (plane, train...) notably due
to modification of the program duration initially planned, which cannot incur any
compensation, as the Company cannot be held liable for indirect damages. CDP
reserves the right to withdraw and/or cancel a sailing to make changes in the

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operator, conditions warrant it.
In the event of adverse meteorological conditions or adverse political or social


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the safety of guests or of the ship, or in the event of orders by public authorities, the
Company may change the itinerary or ports of call or destination, delay, end or
cancel the trip, divert the ship, tow or be towed, transfer guests and their luggage
aboard any other means of transportation, even when this results in an increase or
a shortening of the advertised program. The Company does not warrant that these
will correspond to the time schedule of connecting flights or transfers (eg planes or
trains...), due to the fact that the initially scheduled trip duration may be altered.
No indemnification shall be due on this account, as the Company is not liable for
indirect damages.
Under any circumstances, the ship may provide assistance to any person or goods

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programme for this reason.
In the case of external events beyond the control of the Company or for any reason
regarding the safety of travelers or the ship or in case of exclusive charter or due to
an insufficient number of participants, according to that which is provided for by the
terms and conditions of the trip programme, the Company may cancel the cruise and
must inform the passengers by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt or
email, fax with proof of delivery.
Cruises published in the brochure “COMPAGNIE DU PONANT-SUMMER 2014”

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cruise program up to 21 days before departure if the minimum of guests registered is

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In the event of an alteration of the contract by the Company after boarding the
ship, passengers shall in any case not be entitled to any indemnification other than
refund for unperformed services for which no replacement was provided. In addition,

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circumstances and for the costs of living aboard the ship in the event that the duration
of the trip is extended
The Company reserves the right to change staterooms other than what the guests
have booked.

e) Luggage:

a) Each guest can bring aboard a reasonable amount of clothing and personal effects

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personal effects shall comply with allowances in the terms and conditions provided
for in the programme. Luggage must be distinctly labeled with the passenger’s full
name, the name of the ship and stateroom number.
b) All passengers are prohibited from transporting merchandise in their luggage
whose content may threaten the health of other passengers, damage or contaminate
their luggage on the vessel. It is notably forbidden to board or pack animals or
inflammable, explosive, corrosive, dangerous, scented or leaking materials in your
luggage. Failure to comply with these rules will lead to payment of a lump sum
penalty provided for by law.

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disembarked, destroyed, thrown into the sea or made safe by the Company without

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intended for personal use by the passenger, and notably goods in general, and

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damages and penalties resulting therefrom, and the Company, in such cases, shall
not be held liable for loss or damages.
c) Passengers must look after their personal luggage during the entire duration of
the stay aboard the ship as well as during embarking, transfer and disembarking
operations. Compagnie du Ponant waives all liability for luggage left unattended
by passengers and for which passengers have not taken the necessary precautions
against theft, loss or damage. Specifically, the Company shall not be liable for
breakable items and valuables including but not limited to money, watches,

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ship; are the full responsibility of the passenger at all time. CDP is not responsible
for loss of or damage to such items. Passenger is responsible for subscribing to
insurance to cover luggage.

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The passenger agrees that Compagnie du Ponant acts as agent and/or trustee

for any person, ground and maritime agents and subcontractors, who provide any
service forming, or in connection with, any part of the cruise. Transportation services
to the port of departure, transfers to the ship, including, as applicable, hotel room
and restaurant bookings or guided tours, are performed by independent suppliers
who are not employees of Compagnie du Ponant. In this respect, Compagnie du
Ponant acts only as an agent and shall not be held liable for said services or for the
acts or omissions of sub-contractors or other contractors.

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passengers, or for loss of, or damage to luggage or other personal belongings,
unless it is proved that the carrier has infringed statutory obligations or that it or one
of its employees or agents has committed gross negligence. However, in the event
the liability of Compagnie du Ponant is incurred, such liability is limited (details

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Compagnie du Ponant shall in any case not be liable for failure of an improper
performance when the same is due to or caused by the fault of the passenger; the
unforeseeable or unavoidable fault or a third party unconnected with the provision
of any services to be provided under the contract ; unusual and unforeseeable
circumstances beyond the control of Compagnie du Ponant; an event of “Force

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activities, natural and nuclear disaster, fire, technical problems with transport, closure
of ports, strikes and any industrial action, or any other event beyond the control of
Compagnie du Ponant.
For expedition programs, all persons who participate in any expedition activity
accepts responsibility for making their own determinations as to the suitability of the
activity and for their own safety, conduct and well-being and agrees to participate
solely at their own risk. Attending information briefings is mandatory. Thus informed,
each participant assumes the risk associated with these activities and will hold
Compagnie du Ponant, its officers, directors, crew and expedition team members as
well as hiking leaders harmless from and defend them against any and all liability,
actions, suits, claims and demands which could arise from any of the Compagnie

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participation in any of these activities.
Compagnie du Ponant and the Owners and operators of the vessels identified in this
brochure shall be entitled to claim the benefit of whichever law, regulation, treaty or
doctrine provides the greatest protection.


8 - Validity of the brochure

From May 2, 2013 and until further notice, this brochure cancels and replaces all
information contained in all brochures COMPAGNIE DU PONANT or any other
leaflet.

9 - Rates

The prices given at the time of booking are based on economic conditions known
on April 2, 2013 for period starting on June 4, 2014 and until further notice. These
conditions are, amongst others, the cost of transport and fuel, relevant dues and
taxes for the proposed operation (port taxes, embarkation and disembarkation taxes,
entrance costs to tourist sites), currency exchange rates relevant to the pricing of these
programs. Compagnie du Ponant reserves the right within the legal limits of French
Law to vary the prices if necessary. All variation of the cost of transport, fuel, taxes,
dues and visa costs will be passed on within the voyage cost. Additionally, any
surcharge levied will be increased to include an amount to cover agent’s commission.
Any change in fare cannot be imposed less than 30 days prior to departure. For the
cruise-only rate, daily surcharge, if any, will be calculated based on:

fuel variation* x daily comsumption**
S=
Ship capacity ***

(*): MGO FOB Rotterdam 0,1% in US$

(**) : LE BOREAL, L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLEAL 20t, LE PONANT : 5.5t

(***) : LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL : 244 ; LE PONANT 55 passengers

10 - Travel Insurance

Passengers shall be responsible for subscribing to cancellation/luggage/
assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s).

11 - Claims

No claims can be made against CDP without a written and detailed statement of

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following time periods:
a) For luggage: in the event of obvious damages or loss: no later than at the time
of disembarkation. In the event of hidden damages or loss: within seven (7) days of
disembarking or of the date when disembarkation should have taken place;
b) For passengers in the case of bodily harm and damages other than to luggage:
within thirty (30) days from the date when the passenger disembarked or should
have disembarked. Failure to comply with these provisions shall mean that the
passenger is deemed to have safely disembarked without harm and collected his or
her luggage without damage thereto.

12 - Jurisdiction

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regulations and concern the transportation of passengers and their luggage from
the time of boarding the ship to the moment of disembarking, as well as at ports of
departure, destination, or stopover. CDP shall incur no liability outside this period

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to the interpretation, or execution of this agreement shall be brought before the
competent courts of Marseille-France.

CDP is not responsible for omissions, printing and/or presentation errors and
reserves the right to make corrections as required.

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