Passenger Ticket Terms and Conditions
THESE ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE CONTRACT OF CARRIAGE BETWEEN YOU AS THE PASSENGER AND MEREWETHER HOLDINGS PTE LTD
(INCORPORATED IN SINGAPORE AND HOLDING COMPANY REGISTRATION № 201501342N) (HEREINAFTER "COMPANY") AS CARRIER WITH RESPECT TO THE M.V "SCENIC AURA,"
(HEREINAFTER "VESSEL"). COMPANY (THROUGH THE INTERMEDIARY OF ITS BOOKING AGENTS) ENTERS INTO CONTRACTS OF CARRIAGE, ISSUES ALL CONTRACTS, AND
ACCEPTS AND CARRIES PASSENGER AND BAGGAGE ONLY ON AND SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. THIS CONTRACT IS AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN PASSENGER
THE LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY TOWARDS PASSENGER IS LIMITED BY OPERATION OF LAW AND BY OPERATION OF THESE CONDITIONS. SECTIONS 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 AND 14
OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAIN CERTAIN LIMITATIONS OF THE COMPANY'S AND THIRD PARTIES' LIABILITY, INCLUDING LIMITATIONS CONCERNING DEATH OR INJURY CLAIMS, AS WELL AS DAMAGE CLAIMS RELATING TO BAGGAGE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY. YOU THEREFORE SHALL ENSURE THAT YOU ARE PROPERLY INSURED AGAINST ALL RISKS THAT YOU AND YOUR BELONGINGS MAY INCUR. BY BOARDING OUR SHIP, YOU AGREE TO ACCEPT AND TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WHICH FOLLOW, INCLUDING SPECIFICALLY THOSE REGARDING YOUR RIGHTS TO SUE, GOVERNING LAW, FORUM AND JURISDICTION.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE CONTRACT
"Baggage" means all such Passenger baggage allowed on the Vessel pursuant to the terms of this Contract which is placed in Passenger's cabin, or which has been stored in the Vessel's baggage room, holds or safe against receipt therefore at the request of Passenger.
"Booking" means the booking by the Passenger of a Cruise on board the Vessel.
"Company" means Merewether Holdings Pte Ltd (incorporated in Singapore and holding Company Registration № 201501342N).
"Conditions" means these terms and conditions.
"Contract" means the booking confirmation and the contract for a Cruise on board the Vessel resulting from a booking, including these Conditions, as concluded between Company and Passenger through a Booking.
"Cruise" means a trip aboard the Vessel for a number of days and/or a specific itinerary contracted by Passenger with Company.
"Dangerous articles" include articles such as weapons, firearms, explosives, oxygen or inflammable or combustible substances, alcohol, drugs (other than those that have been prescribed by a medical practitioner), illegal substances, or other dangerous, harmful or noxious goods.
"Passenger" means every person named on the face of this Contract and/or travelling under this Contract or occupying the cabin designated on this Contract, including their heirs, successors in interest and personal representatives, including all infants, children and/or persons travelling with him or in his care.
"Valuables" includes but is not limited to jewellery, money, bullion, precious metals or stones, plate or other objects of a rare or precious nature, bonds, securities, negotiable and financial instruments and /or tickets.
"Vessel" means the river cruise ship "SCENIC AURA" or any substitute ship chartered or operated or provided by Company, whether owned chartered, or operated by Company or by third parties on which Passenger may be travelling, and its tenders or any other similar means of conveyance.
2. NON-TRANSFERABILITY / BINDING EFFECT
The Contract is valid only for Passenger or Passengers named herein for the Cruise, date and Vessel indicated. It may not be sold or transferred. The terms and conditions of the Contract are binding on, and confer benefits to Passenger, Passenger's spouse, heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, dependents and next of kin. The Passenger represents and warrants that where she/he makes a Booking or otherwise deals with the Company through a sales agent, travel agent, tour operator or other intermediary (including another Passenger named on the Booking (the “Agent”), the Agent acts solely as her/his agent and is duly authorized to act for and on her/his behalf in any matter whatsoever, including but not limited to entering into a Contract, collecting any ticket issued by the Company, amending or cancelling any Booking or signing any document whatsoever, and that these Conditions form part of any Contract concluded by the Agent for and on her/his behalf. Each Travel Agent and if applicable, Passenger, represents and warrants that she/he is duly authorized by and on behalf of all Passengers (including minor children) named on the Booking to agree to and to bind all such Passengers to these terms and conditions.
Passenger is required to be on board the Vessel at least one hour before the initial scheduled departure time of the Cruise and any departure time subsequently announced during the Cruise. At the time of embarkation Passenger is responsible for having in his/her possession the Contract and/or Booking confirmation, valid passport, visas, medical card and other documents necessary for scheduled ports of call and disembarkations. The Company shall have no liability to Passenger whatsoever if Passenger is not on board prior to the Vessel's departure and/or is disembarked or refused embarkation by reason of her/his failure to obtain, possess or present a valid passport, necessary visa, medical card and other necessary travel documents. The Passenger is responsible for obtaining legally valid travel documents, including visas, where required.
4. BAGGAGE, VALUABLES AND OTHER POSSESSIONS
Due to space limitations, each Passenger may bring aboard the Vessel one (1) suitcase not exceeding 20 kilograms which must fit comfortably into the Passenger’s cabin without charge (additional baggage may be subject to an excess baggage charge). All Baggage must be securely packed and distinctly labelled with Passenger's full name, the name of the Vessel, and the cabin number of Passenger and the sailing date of the Vessel. Under no circumstances, may Dangerous Articles be taken aboard the Vessel. The Passenger shall be liable for all penalties imposed by law and for all damages and losses sustained whether by the Company or the Vessel by reason or in consequence of any Dangerous Articles being brought or carried on board the Vessel. Any such item shall be surrendered to the Captain of the Vessel at embarkation, and may be disposed of in the sole discretion of the Captain. Pets and other animals are not allowed on board the Vessel. Hand or unlocked luggage, breakables and Valuables must be hand carried by Passengers on and off the Vessel at the Passenger’s own risk, and may not be included with check-in Baggage. Company shall not be responsible for loss or damage to such items and shall not be responsible for goods that Company would not have allowed on the Vessel, had it known of the existence thereof.
Property not claimed upon arrival of the Vessel will be stored at the Passenger's and owner's risk and expense and if not collected within 30 days of the Vessel's arrival, may be disposed of by the Company in any manner whatsoever it deems fit without any liability or compensation to the Passenger and/or the owner and/or any other person.
5. LIABILITY LIMITATIONS FOR LOSS OF AND/OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
The total value of the Baggage, Valuables and other personal belongings of a Passenger aboard the Vessel who does not deposit Valuables for safekeeping, as described in this Contract, shall be deemed not to exceed the amount of one thousand eight hundred (1,800) units of account (also known as special drawing rights or “SDRs”) per Passenger and Company's liability, if any, for loss of or damage to such belongings is limited to a maximum of one thousand eight hundred (1,800) SDRs per Passenger. The Company provides safekeeping for Valuables aboard the Vessel and encourages Passengers to deposit any Valuables brought aboard the Vessel with the designated officer who will issue a receipt for such Valuables. Company shall not be liable for any loss of or damage to Valuables, whenever or wherever occurring, howsoever and by whomsoever caused and whether due to the neglect or default of the Company or otherwise, unless they have been delivered to the designated officer and a receipt issued. The value of articles delivered for safekeeping shall be deemed not to exceed two thousand seven hundred (2,700) SDRs, unless the Company agrees in writing to a higher value for the articles at the time of delivery to the designated officer. Unless specifically provided elsewhere in this Contract, the Company shall have no liability for loss or damage to Baggage or personal effects. Personal belongings lost while unattended in public lounges or other public areas, whether on board the Vessel or elsewhere, are not reimbursable. Losses due to ordinary wear and tear, perils of the sea, and other acts-of-God are not reimbursable. Settlements of reimbursable claims for lost belongings will be made on the basis of actual cash value (replacement cost less depreciation), subject to the aforementioned caps. Settlements of reimbursable claims for damaged items will be on the basis of cost of repair or actual cash value, whichever is less, subject to the aforementioned caps. No amount shall be paid in settlement of any claim without proof of the actual cash value or repair cost as appropriate arising from the loss or damage. Such proof must be sent to Company. Company liability must be proven before any settlement will be paid.
6. COMPANY'S LIABILITY / TIME LIMITS FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE AND PERSONAL
(A) THE PROVISIONS AND LIMITATIONS AS CONTAINED IN THE LAWS OF SINGAPORE.
(B) COMPANY SHALL BE LIABLE ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS AND LIMITATIONS AS CONTAINED IN THE LAWS OF SINGAPORE. IN MOST CASES LIMITS
COMPANY'S INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY FOR DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, AND LOST OR DAMAGED PROPERTY TO NO MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SEVEN THOUSAND
(C) IT IS PRESUMED THAT LUGGAGE AND PROPERTY HAVE BEEN DELIVERED
UNDAMAGED UPON DISEMBARKATION OR RE-DELIVERY UNLESS WRITTEN NOTICE IS GIVEN TO COMPANY: (I) IN THE CASE OF APPARENT DAMAGE, BEFORE OR AT THE TIME
OF DISEMBARKATION OR REDELIVERY; OR (II) IN THE CASE OF LOSS OR NON-APPARENT DAMAGE, WITHIN 15 DAYS OF THE DATE OF DISEMBARKATION OR RE-DELIVERY OR
FROM THE TIME WHEN REDELIVERY SHOULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE. ANY CLAIM FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH PARTICULARS OF ALL
(D) ANY ACTION FOR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR LOST OR DAMAGED LUGGAGE/PROPERTY SHALL BE TIME-BARRED AFTER A PERIOD OF TWO
(2) YEARS. THE LIMITATION PERIOD SHALL BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS (I) IN THE CASE OF PERSONAL INJURY, FROM THE DATE OF DISEMBARKATION OF PASSENGER; (II)
IN THE CASE OF DEATH, FROM THE DATE WHEN PASSENGER SHOULD HAVE DISEMBARKED OR THE DATE OF DEATH, WHICHEVER IS LATER; (III) IN THE CASE OF LOST OR DAMAGED LUGGAGE/PROPERTY, FROM THE DATE OF DISEMBARKATION OR FROM THE DATE WHEN DISEMBARKATION SHOULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE, WHICHEVER IS LATER.
(E) IN NO CASE SHALL AN ACTION BE BROUGHT AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF DISEMBARKATION OF PASSENGER OR FROM THE DATE WHEN DISEMBARKATION SHOULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE, WHICHEVER IS LATER.
(F) COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOST OR DAMAGED VALUABLES, EXCEPT WHERE SUCH VALUABLES HAVE BEEN DEPOSITED WITH COMPANY AGAINST RECEIPT FOR THE PURPOSE OF SAFEKEEPING IN WHICH CASE COMPANY SHALL BE LIABLE UP TO THE LIMIT AS PROVIDED FOR ABOVE.
(G) WHERE SINGAPORE LAW PERMITS COMPANY TO APPLY A DEDUCTIBLE, COMPANY MAY APPLY THAT DEDUCTIBLE.
(H) IN THE EVENT IT IS DETERMINED THAT COMPANY IS NOT ENTITLED TO ALL OF THE RESTRICTIONS LISTED ABOVE, INCLUDING THE LIMITATIONS STATED ABOVE, PASSENGER MAY NOT MAINTAIN A LAWSUIT AGAINST COMPANY OR THE VESSEL, NOR WILL COMPANY OR THE VESSEL BE LIABLE, FOR LOSS OF LIFE OR BODILY INJURY UNLESS WRITTEN NOTICE OF THE CLAIM IS DELIVERED TO COMPANY NOT LATER THAN SIX (6) MONTHS AFTER THE DAY OF DEATH OR INJURY, THE LAWSUIT IS COMMENCED NOT LATER THAN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE DAY OF DEATH OR INJURY, AND VALID SERVICE OF THE LAWSUIT ON COMPANY OR THE VESSEL, AS APPLICABLE, IS MADE WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FOLLOWING THE EXPIRATION OF THAT ONE-YEAR PERIOD. FOR ALL OTHER CLAIMS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO BAGGAGE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHER CLAIM, PASSENGER MAY NOT MAINTAIN A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COMPANY OR THE VESSEL, UNLESS COMPANY IS PROVIDED WITH WRITTEN NOTICE OF CLAIM WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF DISEMBARKATION, THE LAWSUIT FOR SUCH CLAIM IS COMMENCED NOT LATER THAN ONE YEAR AFTER THE DATE OF DISEMBARKATION, AND VALID SERVICE OF THE LAWSUIT ON THE VESSEL OR COMPANY, AS APPLICABLE, IS MADE WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FOLLOWING THE EXPIRATION OF THAT ONE-YEAR PERIOD.] IN THE CASE OF A CLAIM BY OR ON BEHALF OF A MINOR OR LEGALLY INCOMPETENT PERSON, THE TIME PERIODS DESCRIBED ABOVE SHALL BEGIN TO RUN ON THE EARLIER OF: (A) DATE OF APPOINTMENT OF A LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE MINOR OR LEGALLY INCOMPETENT PERSON, OR THEIR ESTATE (AS THE CASE MAY BE); OR (B) THREE (3) YEARS AFTER THE DATE OF DEATH, INJURY OR DAMAGE, AS APPLICABLE.
(I) CERTAIN THIRD PARTIES DERIVE RIGHTS AND EXEMPTIONS FROM LIABILITY AS A RESULT OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS STATED HEREIN. ALL OF COMPANY'S RIGHTS, EXEMPTIONS FROM LIABILITY, DEFENCES AND IMMUNITIES UNDER THIS CONTRACT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE ARISING UNDER THIS SECTION 6 OR APPLICABLE LAW) INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, TOGETHER WITH THE VESSEL AND THE VESSEL'S TENDERS, OPERATORS, MANAGERS, CHARTERERS, OFFICERS, STAFF, CREWMEMBERS, SHIPBUILDERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF ALL COMPONENT PARTS. THESE THIRD PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO PASSENGER, EITHER IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT, WHICH IS GREATER THAN OR DIFFERENT FROM COMPANY'S LIABILITY.
(J) IF A WRITTEN CLAIM IS NOT MADE AND SUIT IS NOT COMMENCED WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION 6, THEN PASSENGER CLAIMS WILL BE EXTINCT, AND PASSENGER WAIVES AND RELEASES ANY RIGHT SHE/HE MAY HAVE TO MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST COMPANY FOR ANY SUCH DAMAGE, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS OR INJURY OR DEATH OR LOSS.
(K) COMPANY SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT AT ALL TIMES TO AVAIL THEMSELVES AND HAVE THE BENEFIT OF ANY AND ALL APPLICABLE GLOBAL LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OR EXONERATION OF LIABILITY RULES, REGULATIONS OR STATUTES. AS THE LAW GOVERNING THIS TICKET CONTRACT: SIXTY THOUSAND (60,000) SDRs (MULTIPLIED BY THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS THE VESSEL, ACCORDING TO ITS CERTIFICATE, IS ALLOWED TO ACCOMMODATE; NOT TO EXCEED IN ANY EVENT MORE THAN TWENTYFIVE (25) MILLION SDRs) TO APPLY TO THE AGGREGATE OF ALL CLAIMS WHICH ARISE ON ANY DISTINCT OCCASION AGAINST CARRIER, WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES SUFFERED ON A SEAGOING VESSEL AND, AS REGARDS DAMAGES SUFFERED ON AN INLAND NAVIGATION VESSEL, NOT TO BE LESS THAN SEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND (720,000) SDRs OR MORE THAN (I) 3 MILLION (3,000,000) SDRs FOR VESSELS WITH AN AUTHORIZED PASSENGER TRANSPORT CAPACITY OF NOT MORE THAN 100; (II) 6 MILLION (6,000,000) SDRs FOR VESSELS WITH AN AUTHORIZED PASSENGER TRANSPORT CAPACITY OF NOT MORE THAN 180; (III) 12 MILLION (12,000,000) SDRs FOR VESSELS WITH AN AUTHORIZED PASSENGER TRANSPORT CAPACITY OF MORE THAN 180.
7. ITINERARY / RIGHT TO CHANGE / DETENTION / TERMINATION
Company will make every reasonable effort to undertake the advertised and any other agreed and offered Cruise but no Cruise is guaranteed and Cruises may be altered, delayed, amended, or cancelled subject to circumstances. If the performance of the proposed Cruise is hindered or prevented (or in the opinion of Company is likely to be hindered or prevented by war whether declared or not), hostilities, terrorist action or threat thereof, blockade, weather condition, high or low water levels, ice, labour conflicts, breakdown of the Vessel, congestion, lock operational malfunction, docking difficulties or any other cause whatsoever or if Company considers that for any reason whatsoever, proceeding to, attempting to enter, or entering or remaining at the place of disembarkation may expose the Vessel to risk of loss or damage or to be likely to delay her, Passenger and his property may be landed at the place of embarkation or at any place which Company or the Captain of the Vessel in his or her discretion may reasonably decide upon, at which place the responsibility of Company shall cease and this Contract shall be deemed to have been fully performed, or if Passenger has not embarked, Company may cancel the proposed Cruise and may refund Passenger money or fares paid in advance. The Company reserves the right at its sole option and discretion, without any liability for damages or refund, of any kind to deviate from the Vessel's advertised or ordinary itinerary or route, to delay, advance or lengthen any Cruise, to omit or change ports of call, to arrange for substantially equivalent transportation by another vessel and/or by other means of transportation, including without limitation by coach or other land transportation alternatives, whether belonging to the Company or not, and to cause Passenger to disembark from the Vessel temporarily or permanently. Company may for any reason whatsoever cancel any Cruise or terminate the Contract at any time before departure of the Vessel, and in such event, Company's only liability will be to refund to Passenger the amount it has received for the Contract provided, however, the termination was not caused by, or in any way attributable to any breach by the Passenger of any of the terms and conditions herein or any act, neglect or default on his part. For purposes of assisting other vessels or protecting life or property, the Captain of the Vessel has the right, at his or her sole discretion, to deviate from the Vessel's advertised or ordinary itinerary or route, to delay, advance or cancel any Cruise, to omit or change any ports of call, to tow or to be towed, to transfer Passenger and Passenger's baggage to any other vessel and/or other means of transportation whether belonging to Company or not, cause Passenger to disembark the Vessel temporarily or permanently, and Passenger shall have no claims against Company in such circumstances.
8. HEALTH AND SECURITY / INDEMNIFICATION BY PASSENGER
Passenger represents and warrants that Passenger is physically and otherwise fit to travel; that she/he will at all times comply with Vessel's rules and regulations and orders and directions of the Vessel's officers and staff; that his/her conduct will not impair the safety of the Vessel or inconvenience other passengers. Company and the Captain of the Vessel, without liability, at any time, may refuse to transport or may land any Passenger at any port or place, or transfer Passenger to other means of transportation because of health or physical condition, mental disorder, failure to abide by Vessel regulations, failure to possess necessary passports, visas and health or vaccination certificates, or other causes rendering Passenger unfit to travel on the Vessel. If Passenger is refused passage or leaves the Vessel prior to the end of the Cruise for any of the reasons described in this section or for other reasons including, but not limited to, personal, medical, or business reasons, Company will not be required to refund any portion of the Contract price, or be responsible for any of Passenger's cost. Passenger hereby consents to a reasonable search being made of Passenger's person, baggage or other property, such search to be carried out in its presence and if that is not possible in the presence of two persons not employed or otherwise contracted by company in the performance of its duties and to the removal and confiscation or destruction of any object which may, in the opinion of Company, impair the safety of the Vessel or inconvenience other Passengers. Passenger shall reimburse and fully indemnify Company and hold the Company harmless for all liabilities, claims, damages, delays, penalties, fines, charges, losses or expenses incurred or imposed upon Company or the Vessel by virtue of any act or violation of law by Passenger.
9. PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS
The Company does not discriminate against persons on the basis of disability. Company is unable to accommodate women past their sixth month of pregnancy and children less than six months of age. Company may limit the number of Passengers less than three years of age aboard the Vessel. Any child under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by an adult over the age of twenty-one. If the accompanying adult is not a parent, a "Parental Consent Guardianship Form" must be signed by a parent or legal guardian of the child and received by Company prior sailing. Every adult Passenger travelling with any minor Passenger shall be responsible for the safety, conduct and behalf of the minor Passenger. Passenger is required to advise Company in writing, at or prior to the time a Cruise is booked, of any physical, emotional or mental condition which may require professional attention during the Cruise. The vessel can accommodate collapsible wheel chairs on board, to be stored in the guest cabin, however a wheel chair will not have full access to all ship facilities and locations, and embarkation & disembarkation may not be possible in a wheelchair. Passengers with mobility impairments must be accompanied by someone who is able to assist Passenger, on shore and on board the Vessel, and is responsible for providing Passenger all necessary aid and facilities. If any such condition arises after the Cruise is booked, Passenger is required to advise Company in writing immediately. Company and all personnel aboard the Vessel shall have no liability to Passenger relating to such condition or its treatment. Company shall be entitled at any time, without giving reasons, to refuse passage to any Passenger who is pregnant, or has any form of sickness, disease, injury, infirmity, disability or illness, whether mental, physical or otherwise or to cancel any reservation made by or for such Passenger, without any liability whatsoever to such a Passenger.
10. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR / SHORE TOURS / LIMIT OF LIABILITY
The Company makes no representations concerning and has no responsibility for tours, including, without limitation, shore excursions, hotels, restaurants and transportation, whether by vessel, air, rail, land or other means, not owned or operated by Company. Company shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to Passenger for acts of omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors. Arrangements with independent contractors include, but are not limited to the following: (1) airline and surface transportation; (2) services or products available for Passenger's convenience aboard the Vessel; (3) services, products or transportation provided other than aboard the Vessel furnished by others, including without limitation, sight-seeing tours, pre-cruise and post-cruise tours, excursions, shore trips and tender service, whether arranged or organized by tour operators, travel agents, booking agents or Company. The Passenger's agreements with independent contractors are not covered by this Contract and shall be subject to the terms and conditions of Passenger's agreements with such carriers and independent contractors, whether or not any products sold, services tendered or transportation provided to Passenger is arranged directly or through Company or its booking agents. The Passenger agrees that the Company shall not be liable whatsoever for injury, loss or damage to any person, baggage, property as a result of any act, omission or negligence of any of these independent contractors or any other person providing any of the off-ship services described in the foregoing whether relating to the passage or otherwise and the Passenger hereby releases and discharges the Company from
any claims for such injury, loss or damage. Passenger agrees that all rights, exemptions from liability, defences and immunities of whatsoever nature referred to in the Contract applicable to Company or the Vessel, shall in all respects inure also for the benefit of any servant agent or independent contractor of Company acting in the course of or in connection with their employment so that in no circumstances shall any such servant, agent or independent contractor, as the result of so acting, be under any liability to any such Passenger different from that of Company.
11. NO LIABILITY FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT
No staff doctors or nurses are employed by the Company or are present on the Vessel. If Passenger requires medical attention during the Cruise, medical services will be provided at local facilities at Passenger’s own risk. The Passenger shall be responsible for all costs and expenses of medical services, treatment and medications. The Company shall have no liability whatsoever for any costs incurred in connection with medical services, or for the quality of health and or hospital care the Passenger receives. The Passenger consents to treatment by medical professionals designated by Company, if a Passenger is unable to request or authorize medical treatment and, in the opinion of the Vessel's officer, medical attention is necessary, solely at the expense of Passenger and without liability to Company.
12. PAYMENT BY PASSENGER AND EXTRA EXPENSES
Any and all payments by Passenger to Company shall be made in US Dollars (the currency of the United States of America) or such other currency acceptable to Company in its sole discretion. All charges for services and products provided on board the Vessel must be settled in cash or charged (via credit card acceptable to Company) before Passenger's final disembarkation from the Vessel. Any other expenses incurred by Passenger or by Company on behalf of Passenger shall be payable by Passenger on demand.
13. LIABILITY LIMITATION FOR LOSS OF LIFE OR BODILY INJURY
If Passenger is injured, becomes ill, or dies, or the Passenger's property is lost or damaged, or Passenger and/or his/her property are delayed, the Company will not be liable to Passenger for any damages unless the occurrence was due to the gross negligence of the Company itself. The Company disclaims liability to Passenger under any circumstances for infliction of emotional distress, mental suffering or psychological injury which was not: (1) the result of physical injury to Passenger caused by the negligence of fault of a crewmember or the manager, agent, master, owner or operator of the Vessel; (2) the result of Passenger having been at actual risk of physical injury, and such risk was caused by the negligence or fault of a crewmember or the manager, agent, master, owner or operator of the Vessel; or (3) intentionally inflicted by a crewmember or the manager, agent, master, owner or operator of the Vessel. In no event will Company be liable to Passenger for consequential, incidental, exemplary or punitive damages. In addition to all of the restrictions and exemptions from liability provided in this Contract, the liability of Company for the death of or personal injury (including emotional distress or injury) to a Passenger shall in no event exceed the monetary limitation of 60,000 SDR. Nothing in the Contract is intended nor shall operate to
limit or deprive Company of any such statutory limitation of or exoneration from liability, or of the benefits of any statute or law of any country which might be applicable providing for exoneration from or limitation of liability.
14. FORCE MAJEURE
The Company shall not be liable in any way to Passenger for death, bodily injury, illness, damage, delay or other loss or detriment to person or property or for Company's failure to commence, perform and/or complete any duty owed to Passenger if such death, delay, bodily injury (including emotional distress or injury), illness, damage or other loss or detriment to person or property is caused by Act of God, war or war-like operations, terrorist activities, civil commotions, labour difficulties, whether or not Company is a party thereto, interference by authorities, requisitioning of the Vessel, political disturbance, inability to secure or failure of supplies, perils of the sea, collision, foundering of the Vessel, explosion, breakdown or failure of or damage to the Vessel or its hull, machineries or fittings, weather conditions, high or low water levels, lock malfunction, that may arise or be caused by, riots, insurrection and government restraint, fire, or any other cause whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of Company.
15. CHOICE OF LAW
THE CONTRACT IS MADE IN SINGAPORE. THE LAW GOVERNING ALL ASPECTS OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IS STIPULATED AND AGREED TO BE THE LAW OF SINGAPORE,
WITH REFERENCES TO WHICH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE MADE.
16. CHOICE OF FORUM
ANY DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE BOOKING, THE CONTRACT (INCLUDING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS), THE OWNERSHIP AND/OR THE OPERATION OF THE VESSEL, WHETHER AGAINST THE COMPANY OR THE VESSEL, SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE COURTS OF SINGAPORE, TO THE JURISDICTION TO WHICH COMPANY AND PASSENGER AND ALL PERSONS IN PASSENGER'S PARTY HEREBY SUBMIT THEMSELVES, AND TO THE EXCLUSION OF THE JURISDICTION OF MYANMAR AND THE COURTS OF ANY OTHER COUNTRY.
IF ANY ACTION IS INITIATED IN ANY COURT OTHER THAN THE COURTS OF SINGAPORE, COMPANY AND PASSENGER AND ALL IN PASSENGER'S PARTY AGREE TO THE IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF SAID ACTION TO SINGAPORE, ANY ATTORNEY'S FEES AND/OR COSTS INCURRED IN SUCCESSFULLY TRANSFERRING AN ACTION BROUGHT IN ANY VENUE OTHER THAN SINGAPORE, SHALL BE AWARDED TO THE PARTY PROCURING THE TRANSFER AND SHALL BECOME DUE AND PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF THE TRANSFER.
Should any provisions of the Contract be contrary to or invalid by virtue of the law of any jurisdiction or be so held by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be deemed to be severed from the Contract and of no force and effect and all remaining provisions herein shall continue to be in full force and effect. The headings of these Conditions are for convenience of reference only and shall not define or limit any of the terms or provisions hereof. Whenever the context so requires, references to the male gender shall include references to the female, and references to the singular shall include the plural and vice-versa.
18. WARRANTIES / PERIOD OF RESPONSIBILITY / CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EXCLUDED
All warranties including warranties of fitness for use and merchantability are expressly excluded from the Contract. Company shall under no circumstances be liable for delay or for any indirect, special or consequential damages. The liability of Company is limited to the time that Passenger or Baggage is actually on board the Vessel. Company therefore does not accept any liability when Passenger or Baggage is not on board.
19. WRITTEN NOTICES
Except as otherwise expressly provided in the Contract, all written notices required by this Contract must be mailed, postage prepaid to: Merewether Holdings Pte Ltd (incorporated in Singapore and holding Company Registration № 201501342N), 60 Paya Lebar Road, #08-43 Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051.
20. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Contract (including these Conditions) together with the Booking confirmation represent the entire agreement and a binding contract between Passenger and Company. Passenger's acceptance of the Booking constitutes Passenger's consent to the provisions of the Contract (including these Conditions). These Conditions supersede any oral or written representations. The Company reserves the right to change, vary or modify any of the terms contained in these Conditions. Any change in these Conditions must be in writing and signed by the President of Company and may require a commensurate increase in fare.