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Terms & Conditions of Variety cruises

Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of the Cruise Operators and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 Beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but the Cruise Operator guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.

50% deposit is required upon confirmation. Balance of payment is due no less than 60 days prior to day of embarkation.

Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount. Port taxes are not discounted.

Cancellation costs will be incurred as follows:

60 or more days before departure: 20% of total holiday cost.
60-31 days before departure - 45% of total holiday cost.
30-16 days before departure: 70% of total holiday cost
15 days or less before departure: 100% of total holiday cost

Although passengers are covered by insurance while cruising, they are advised to purchase a “trip cancellation” policy in case of any unexpected contingencies.Depending on the reason for cancellation, you may be able to reclaim these cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your insurance policy. Claims must be made directly to the insurance company concerned. If any member of your party is prevented from travelling, the person(s) concerned may be able to transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you) providing we are notified not less than two weeks before departure. Where a transfer to a person of your choice can be made, all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers as a result, together with an amendment fee of £25 per person must be paid before the transfer can be effected. For flight inclusive bookings, you must pay the charges levied by the airline concerned. As most airlines do not permit name changes after tickets have been issued for any reason, these charges are likely to be the full cost of the ticket.

T here may be a charge for amendments of cruise date or decreasing guest numbers received less than 60 days prior to sailing. Amendments must be confirmed by ODYSSEY SAILING in writing.

Such personal expenses as drinks (other than included in the rate), laundry and gratuities, (gratuities are optional but as a rule, satisfied clients are expected to give to the captain, at the end of the cruise, approximately Euro 8 -10 Euro per person per day day for distribution among crew members) medical expenses, port taxes, shore excursions (shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders) expenditures incurred ashore, and anything not mentioned in cruise program.

Because no lifeguard is provided swimming off the vessels is at the passengers own risk. Times of arrival and departure at the various ports of call are given as a guide and we cannot guarantee that they will be strictly adhered to. Omitting a port of call or making required changes in itinerary does not entitle passengers to any claims or refunds. Every step has been taken to insure that the sports facilities on board are in good working order and their failure does not constitute reason for refunds and or additional claims. The Company reserves the right to cancel any cruise, in which case the full fare, will be refunded. If necessary, itinerary may be changed and vessel substituted before or after commencement of cruise. Fares are established in accordance with the exchange rate and fuel prices at the time of printing and they are subject to change without notice.

After commencement of cruise, should the vessel sustain any breakdown in machinery or be disabled by fire, grounding or collision for more than 48 hours disrupting the cruise itinerary and if no acceptable alternate arrangement or substitute vessel of similar quality is offered, then passenger will be given a proportional refund per diem of paid cruise fare. No further claims will be accepted.


Passengers are requested to be on board 2 hours prior to departure.
Disembarkation is after breakfast at approximately 9am.

Participants must be in possession of a valid passport (expiring not earlier than one month after cruise ends) and should obtain visas and health certificates where required. All requirements should be confirmed with appropriate government consulate or information office prior to departure.

Please travel as lightly as possible so as not to restrict space in your cabin. Soft bags are more practical than hard suitcases. Sports or casual clothes are more useful. Plenty of swimwear is required and a pullover or cardigan is recommended for cool evenings. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested when ashore; a beach towel is also required for swimming. It is not necessary to bring such items as cutlery, cups, plates, glasses, etc., as vessels are fully equipped.

Our ship generators provide an electric current of 220 v. Cabins are equipped with European type plugs so please remember to bring an adaptor if necessary

Due to safety reasons it is requested that physical disabilities of any kind be advised at time of reservation. It is understood that passengers requiring special attention or treatment will be travelling with their personal escorts. The company retains the right to refuse to embark any pregnant woman beyond the 6th month of pregnancy

Every attempt to meet special dietary requirements will be made provided that such a request is put in writing at least 4 weeks prior to sailing.

Please see special packages for each cruise.

Each day's schedule will be posted by our cruise coordinator listing necessary information such as arrival/departure times, meal times, days activities and any other pertinent information. It its understood that the daily programme will be given as a guideline and that it is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances

Jewellery, money, documents etc., should be given to the captain who will deposit items in the ship's safe boxes free of charge. The company and its personnel bear no responsibility for valuables kept by passengers.

The EURO is the official currency on board. There is an optional credit system for expenses on board that may be paid/settled at the end of the cruise. Most major currencies and traveller's cheques are accepted / exchanged at their official exchange rate.

Should any problems arise on board please report them first to your tour coordinator and the Captain. Crewmembers will do their utmost to rectify the situation. The company cannot accept any complaints that were not reported on board. Complaints that are received by the company 3 weeks after the end of cruise are also not acknowledged.

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Antonopoulou 158D, Volos, 38221, Greece
Tel: +30 24280 94128 | Tel / fax: +30 24210 36676
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