Newfoundland & Wild Labrador
June 29 - July 12, 2014 aboard the Sea Adventurer
The charm of Newfoundland meets the splendour of Labrador! Newfoundland’s Gros Morne is ‘The Galapagos of Geology,’ while in Torngat Mountains National Park, the tallest mountains east of the Rockies tower over pristine Labrador coastline. Special guests Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson join us as Honorary Co-Chairs of BirdLife International’s Rare Bird Club. Breeding and nesting seabirds are among this voyage’s highlights. Icebergs, whales, polar bears and seals will have us scanning the horizon. Beginning on the French island of Saint Pierre, we’ll journey through Newfoundland history, exploring French, First Nations, Basque, and Viking influences. In Labrador, we’ll visit the Inuit homeland, Nunatsiavut, as we follow the trail of the explorers, northward along Canada’s Wild East Coast.
From $3,595 USD per person
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In remote Arctic waterways, weather, sea and ice conditions, and safety will determine our daily progress. Heavy ice conditions are a possibility throughout this itinerary. An alternate route has been planned.
H I G H L I G H T S Newfoundland & Wild Labrador
• Explore the remote reaches of Newfoundland & Labrador in spring bloom • Visit the reconstructed first European settlement in North America at L’Anse aux Meadows • Travel with widely respected authors, naturalists and culturalists • Sail in heavy ice looking for polar bears, whales and seals • Visit the largely inaccessible Torngat Mountains National Park
P R O P O S E D I T I N E R A RY
Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6: Day 7: Day 8: Day 9: Day 10-13: Day 14: Saint Pierre, France Miawpukek (Conne River) Gros Morne National Park Port au Choix Red Bay L’Anse aux Meadows & Battle Harbour Wonderstrands
Day 8: Okak Day 9-10 Torngat Mountains National Park Day 11: Kiglapait Mountains Day 12: Indian Harbour Day 13: Rigolet Day 14: Goose Bay
Okak Torngat Mountains National Park Kuujjuaq, QC
Joining Charter flight St John’s, Newfoundland to Saint Pierre, France Date: June 29, 2014 Mid-morning departure
Southbound Flight Kuujjuaq, Quebec to Ottawa, Ontario - afternoon departure Date July 12, 2014 Late afternoon arrival
Roundtrip: $985 USD per person inclusive of taxes and fees
Pre and post hotel nights are available in St John’s and Ottawa on request. Overnight accommodation in Ottawa recommended.
Charter flights are available for this expedition.
Y O U R S T A F F Newfoundland & Wild Labrador
JON DUDLEY Geologist
SARAH GUTOWSKY Naturalist
DANIEL PAYNE Musician
JASON EDMUNDS Culturalist
MIKE BEEDELL Photographer
DAVE PADDON Expedition Team
LENA ONALIK Culturalist
JAMES RAFFAN Explorer
MATTHEW SWAN Host
TOM BARLOW Musician
GRAEME GIBSON Author
BILL FREEDMAN Biologist
KEVIN MAJOR Historian Kevin has published sixteen books, including novels, non-fiction, poetry, plays and works for young people. He won the Governor General’s Award for his first book, Hold Fast. Best-seller As Near to Heaven by Sea: A History of Newfoundland and Labrador traces the story of his homeland. His most recent novel, New Under the Sun, deals with the myriad of cultures to inhabit southern Labrador and the northernmost tip of Newfoundland. Kevin also writes a whisky blog.
DERRICK POTTLE Culturalist Derrick was born and raised in Rigolet, Labrador. He lives as a hunter and gatherer, hunting and preparing caribou, seal, polar bear, fox and wolf hides in the traditional Inuit way. He is a stone carver and is experienced in the challenges of long-distance travel in and around Nunatsiavut and Nunavik. Derrick teaches stone carving to students and adults and is a bear safety and survival skill instructor.
MARGARET ATWOOD Author Margaret is a keen birder, ardent conservationist, and one of Canada’s most celebrated authors. Margaret has received numerous awards and honorary degrees, and currently serves as joint president of the Rare Bird Club. She has written more than fifty volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Her most recent novel is The Year of the Flood, and her collection In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination was released in the fall of 2011.
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2014 Newfoundland & Wild Labrador
I T I N E R A RY D E TA I L S
Day 1: Saint Pierre A population of approximately 6,500 resides on the island of St. Pierre, all from various descents includes French, Basque, Breton, and Normand. St. Pierre’s houses somewhat resemble its history: an eclectic collection of colours and style aligned on picturesque cobblestone streets and alleys. Day 2: Miawpukek (Conne River) A visit to Miawpukek (Conne River) will reveal a First Nation’s community that has the mandate of turning the community into an economically self-sufficient community guided by traditional values. Miawpukek became a permanent community sometime around 1822. Before 1822 it was one of many semi-permanent camping sites used by the Mi’kmaw people who were at the time still nomadic and travelling throughout the east coast Day 3: Gros Morne National Park It has been said, “Gros Morne is to geology what the Galapagos are to biology.” Spectacular scenery including Precambrian cliffs, deep inland fjords and volcanic “pillow” rocks formed as lava cooled underwater- is just one of the reasons we stop here year after year. Highlights on this day include time spent exploring the Tablelands, a 600m (1900 ft) high plateau that forms one of the world’s best examples of ancient rock exposed from the earth’s interior, and exploring the fjord by ship. Day 4: Port au Choix Port au Choix, on the west side of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, has been populated for thousands of years. The remains of four ancient cultures have been found at Port au Choix to date: Maritime Archaic Indian, Dorset and Groswater Paleoeskimo, and Recent Indians. Archaeologists searched many years for a site such as this one, which sheds new light on our understanding of native peoples in this part of the world. Day 5: Red Bay Today we visit Red Bay, the fishing village and former site of several Basque whaling stations, occupied between 1550 and the early 1600s when they hunted right and bowhead whales. Day 6: L’Anse aux Meadows & Battle Harbour We call in this morning at one of the world’s most important archaeological sites, North America’s only authenticated Viking settlement, L’Anse aux Meadows. Battle Harbour was the fiscal and social centre of SE Labrador for two centuries. The decline and eventual collapse of the fishery thrust the island into a state of disarray. Today the glory of the island has been revived. We’ll stroll among the beautifully restored buildings learning about the key role of the island in the economic and social sphere of Newfoundland & Labrador. Day 7: Wonderstrands Two long trackless crescents of unoccupied ‘virgin’ sand, washed by the cold Labrador sea, backed by the Mealy Mountains: Labrador’s Wonderstrand. Named by sea faring Vikings (‘the Wunderstrand’) but long hunted, traveled and occupied over thousands of years by various peoples, it is still largely unknown and rarely visited by non-Labradorians.
Day 8: Rigolet Rigolet at the mouth of Lake Melville is a centre for rich wildlife in the countless ponds and lakes - migratory birds, such as black ducks and geese, while moose, ptarmigan, rabbits and porcupine can also be found in the wooded areas. Grasswork and moose skins are a feature of the local crafts we are sure to learn about as we explore this community with its notable Net Loft Museum, historic Strathcona House and a boardwalk to challenge any boardwalk as it stretches 4.4kms from Rigolet to Burnt Wood Cove. Day 9: Okak Okak is a former community located on Okak Bay in northern Labrador. Okak was designated a National Historic Site
of Canada in 1978, due to the former Moravian mission and the existence of sixty archaeological sites in the area, dating from 5550 BCE and representing of habitation from Maritime Archaic to Labrador Inuit. Day 10-13: Torngat Mountains National Park From the Inuktitut word Torngait , meaning ‘place of spirits’, the Torngat Mountains have been home to Inuit and their predecessors for thousands of years, with archaeological evidence reaching back almost 7,000 years. The fjords here reach well back into the depths of the Torngats as we are overshadowed by cliffs rising straight up from the sea, peaking at 1,700 m, the highest point of land in Labrador. The Torngat Mountains claim some of
the oldest rocks on the planet and provide some of the best exposure of geological history. The rocky landscape is a challenge to life, and the species that make their home here are a resilient bunch with fascinating survival adaptations. We hope to see a number of species during our time in Northern Labrador. Our intention is to make expeditionary stops in the northern reaches of Labrador, including the Eclipse Bay, Nackvak Fiord and Saglek Bay. Day 14: Kuujjuaq Kuujjuaq previously was known as Fort Chimo, a mispronunciation of the Inuit phrase saimuuq, “Let’s shake hands!” Today Kuujjuaq is a bustling community combining traditional Inuit culture with the conveniences of modern day life.
EXPEDITION COSTS INCLUDE: *Pre-departure materials *Special access permits, entry and park fees *Team of expedition staff *Applicable taxes *Educational program * Interactive workshops *Evening entertainment *Guided activities *Sightseeing and community visits *All Shipboard Meals *All Zodiac excursions *Port fees
EXPEDITION COST DOES NOT INCLUDE: *$250 Discovery fee *Commercial & Charter flights *Gratuities (suggested $15 USD per passenger, per day) *Personal expenses *Mandatory medical evacuation insurance *Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes *Possible fuel surcharges *Pre & post hotel accommodation *Optional excursions * Additional costs associated with payments made by credit card. Please see credit card rates on the next page (57).
2014 Expeditions and Berth Prices (USD)
Cabin Class Categories
Newfoundland Circumnavigation Sable Island Newfoundland & Wild Labrador Arctic Safari Arctic Explorer Northwest Passage East to West Northwest Passage West to East Greenland & Wild Labrador Antarctica
Jun 2 - Jun 12 Jun 12 - Jun 20 Jun 20 - Jun 28 Jun 29 - July 12
PRICES ARE CASH/CHEQUE DISCOUNTED, AND IN US DOLLARS
10 8 13 10
$4,995 $3,695 $4,595 $5,495 $5,495 $9,695 $8,795 $5,795 $9,995
$5,995 $4,695 $5,595 $6,995 $6,995 $11,195
$6,595 $5,295 $6,195 $7,695 $7,695 $11,895
$7,595 $6,495 $7,395 $9,095 $9,095 $13,495 $12,595 $8,795 $12,995
$8,095 $6,995 $7,895 $9,695 $9,695 $14,195 $13,295 $9,295 $13,995
$8,995 $7,995 $8,895 $10,895 $10,895 $15,395 $14,495 $10,295 $14,595
$9,495 $8,495 $9,395 $11,395 $11,395 $15,895 $14,995 $10,795 $15,995
$10,195 $9,495 $10,395 $12,395 $12,395 $16,895 $15,995 $11,795 $17,595
$10,995 $10,495 $11,395 $13,395 $13,395 $17,895 $16,995 $12,795 $19,995
$985.32 $3,595 $1,889.00 $3,995 $1,941.00 $3,995 $2,258.00 $8,195 $2,076.00 $7,295 $1,130.00 $4,595 $8,995
Jul 23 - Aug 2
Aug 2 - Aug 12
10 16 14 13 20
Aug 12 - Aug 28
Aug 28 - Sep 11
$10,295 $10,995 $6,995 $7,595
Sep 11 - Sep 24
Oct 17 - Nov 6
DISCOVERY FEE Each area we visit has rich cultural experiences and wild treasures to offer. As guests, we have made a point to source and support local projects in the areas through which we travel. A contribution from each passenger, billed separately as the Discovery Fee, represents a portion of the money we donate to ensure the longevity and success of educational, environmental and cultural initiatives in these regions. Our Discovery Fee is $250 USD per person for all Shipboard Expeditions. PRICING Rates are in US dollars, per person, per voyage based on double occupancy. Discovery fee and charter and commercial airfare are not included in the Berth price. Single occupancy cabins are available in categories three through seven at 1.6 times the double occupancy rate. Please call for availability. CURRENCY Although we are a Canadian company, most of our operating costs are paid in U.S. dollars. For this reason all tour prices are in U.S. dollars. We will accept Canadian dollars at our current exchange rate, please call for details. We are not responsible for bank exchange rates on credit card transactions.
TOUR FARES Published prices are based on exchange rates and tariffs in effect at the time of printing (December 2013) and are subject to change without notice. Once the deposit has been received changes will not be made to the base price. No refund will be given if costs are reduced. The company reserves the right to amend all or part of any tour price for any reason including, without limitation: increased fuel costs, airfares, airport charges or increases in ground operator service fees. If the price increase is more than 7% (except increases resulting from an increase in retail sales tax or Federal Goods and Services Tax or Harmonized Sales Tax) the customer has the right to cancel the contract and obtain a full refund. Tour fees quoted are based on group participation. Prices are cash/cheque discounted, and in US dollars. 2014 CREDIT CARD PRICING IS AS FOLLOWS: Newfoundland Circumnavigation: C1 $4,155 C2 $5,195 C3 $6,235 C4 $6,859 C5 $7,899 C6 $8,419 C7 $9,355 C8 $9,875 C9 $10,603 C10 $11,435 Sable Island C1 $2,803 C2 $3,843 C3 $4,883 C4 $5,507 C5 $6,755 C6 $7,275 C7 $8,315 C8 $8,835 C9 $9,875 C10 $10,915 Newfoundland & Wild Labrador C1 $3,739 C2 $4,779 C3 $5,819 C4 $6,443 C5 $7,691 C6 $8,211 C7 $9,251 C8 $9,771 C9 $10,811 C10 $11,851 Arctic Safari C1 $4,155 C2
$5,715 C3 $7,275 C4 $8,003 C5 $9,459 C6 $10,083 C7 $11,331 C8 $11,851 C9 $12,891 C10 $13,931 Arctic Explorer C1 $4,155 C2 $5,715 C3 $7,275 C4 $8,003 C5 $9,459 C6 $10,083 C7 $11,331 C8 $11,851 C9 $12,891 C10 $13,931 Northwest Passage (East to West) C1 $8,523 C2 $10,083 C3 $11,643 C4 $12,371 C5 $14,035 C6 $14,763 C7 $16,011 C8 $16,531 C9 $17,571 C10 $18,611 Northwest Passage (West to East) C1 $7,587 C2 $9,147 C3 $10,707 C4 $11,435 C5 $13,099 C6 $13,827 C7 $15,075 C8 $15,595 C9 $16,635 C10 $17,675 Greenland & Wild Labrador C1 $4,779 C2 $6,027 C3 $7,275 C4 $7,899 C5 $9,147 C6 $9,667 C7 $10,707 C8 $11,227 C9 $12,267 C10 $13,307 Antarctica C1 $9,355 C2 $10,395 C3 $11,435 C4 $12,163 C5 $13,515 C6 $14,555 C7 $15,179 C8 $16,635 C9 $18,299 C10 $20,795 PAYMENT POLICY A deposit of $1,000 USD per person is required upon booking to confirm participation. Adventure Canada strongly advises all passengers to obtain trip cancellation insurance at the time of deposit. The balance of the payment is required 120 days prior to your departure date. The Company reserves the right to cancel reservations if payments are not received in time. Prices are cash/cheque discounted, if you wish to pay by credit card please refer to our credit card pricing. Please make cheques payable to: ADVENTURE CANADA. Please review our Cancellation & Refund Policy for a full outline of our cancellation terms.
WE LOVE BAGPIPERS!
WE ARE FAMILY FRIENDLY
Family is important! To promote multi-generational travel, we are offering a 30% discount to travellers under 30 years of age. Please call us for details! If you can play the bagpipes, bring them along and ask about our bagpiper’s rebate!
Single travellers not requiring private accommodation on shipboard programs can be matched with another single traveller at no extra charge. Single-occupancy cabins are also available at 1.6 times the regular cost. Please call us for pricing & availability.
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registration form and deposit you are acknowledging and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions and release required for participation on any Adventure Canada excursion. All cheques must be made out to: Adventure Canada. Full payment by credit card is subject to credit card pricing. HOW TO REGISTER To register for an Adventure Canada expedition each participant must complete the registration form and return along with a $1000 USD deposit. THE REGISTRATION all persons on this registration/reservation’. If you prefer to have individual access to the online account please do not check this box on the reservation form and advise your Adventure Specialist by calling or communicating your request by email. If you prefer to provide your personal information to Adventure Canada by mail or fax please contact us and we will send you paper copies. We ask that your personal information be completed at your earliest convenience, but at least 120 days prior to departure. You will not receive your final documents until these forms are completed and submitted. INSURANCE Adventure Canada strongly advises all passengers to obtain travel insurance at the time of deposit. If you have not yet purchased your commercial airfare you may increase your insurance coverage afterwards. By not purchasing coverage at the time of booking you are not fully covered. Adventure Canada’s cancellation terms apply to all passengers. Emergency Medical and Evacuation Insurance is required for participation in all Adventure Canada expeditions. PASSPORTS & VISAS PASSPORTS ARE MANDATORY. Participants are responsible for obtaining personal Visas, passports and inoculations if required at their own expense. ACTIVITY LEVEL Adventure Canada expeditions are intended for people in reasonably good health. Zodiac cruises and transfer times can be lengthy. There are no elevators on board ship, and you must be able to climb stairs between decks. You must also be able to climb the external gangway stairs to transfer between the ship and the Zodiacs. Our guides and ship crew are available to assist you in and out of the Zodiacs, both on shore and at the gangway. Adventure Canada expeditions may involve extensive walking in variable weather over sometimes sandy or uneven terrain. Wherever possible on shore excursions, we break into smaller, guided groups according to interest and physical ability. This may mean one small group going off on a strenuous, two hour hike on steep terrain, while another explores the area in and around the landing beach, keeping to relatively level terrain and short distances. Generally speaking, once a few people are ready to return to the ship, the Zodiacs are usually available to take you back at the time of your choosing. ZODIAC CRAFT Zodiacs are the favoured means of transportation in the Arctic for all our expeditions and, indeed, wherever shallow waters and beaches ring the shoreline. They are stable, versatile craft which cruise at an approximate speed of four knots, and in windy weather can make for rather splashy rides. We therefore recommend wearing wet weather gear for Zodiac transfers. Life preservers are absolutely compulsory. Zodiac landings will generally entail disembarking onto rocky or gravelly beaches. The beach landings may be wet, meaning that there may be some spray en route to shore, and that you may have to step into water up to 25 cm/10 inches deep. Rubber boots are highly recommended. MEDICAL FACILITIES This expedition is intended for persons in good health. Passengers who are not fit for long trips for any reason, including disability, heart or other health conditions, are advised not to join the tour. Should any such condition become apparent, we reserve the right to decline embarkation. Our vessel is not equipped to handle serious medical conditions. Medical and Emergency Evacuation insurance is mandatory and may be purchased through Adventure Canada at the time of booking. All passengers must carry a minimum of $75,000 USD per person emergency medical and evacuation coverage. This may not cover the full cost of a medical emergency. Additional expenses are the full responsibility of the passenger A ship’s doctor will be in attendance in the ship’s small medical clinic on most cruises to administer to passengers’ basic health needs. If you require specific medications, please ensure that you bring a supply adequate to last you for the duration of the journey. Any applicable fee for medical services rendered or medicines supplied will be debited from your account. GRATUITIES Our ship’s crew work hard to please and tips are heartily appreciated. In fairness to all of those who work together to make your cruise enjoyable, tips are collected at the end of the voyage and distributed equitably among the crew. Although we leave tip amounts to your discretion, in the past many passengers have asked for a recommended amount. We suggest a rate of $15USD per day, per passenger, as a kind and generous offering. Gratuities will be automatically added to your shipboard account, you may advise the purser onboard of you would like to increase or decrease the tip amount. Adventure Canada staff does not accept tips.
ITINERARIES Weather, ice and government regulations may require changes to be made to the itineraries and/or the cancellation of certain shore excursions. Every attempt, within the limits of law, time and safety, will be made to adhere to the itineraries described. There may be a planned alternate for your route, please inquire at the time of booking. In the event of changes, passengers are not entitled to any refund or other compensation. Expedition fees are based on group participation. Should you choose not to take part in any activity or make use of services provided, no refund will be given. Vessels and dates are subject to change. SINGLE TRAVELLERS On shipboard expeditions travellers willing to share their accommodations will be guaranteed the double occupancy rate even if a roommate is not available. Single travellers who wish to guarantee single accommodations may do so at 1.6 times the published rate in categories 3-7, subject to availability. PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION Prior to your tour we will send you a pre-departure package including a statement of account, log in details to access your online profile, a booklet describing life aboard the ship, reading list, packing suggestions and other useful travel tips. ONLINE PROFILE Adventure Canada collects personal information from our passengers via a secure online account. You will be required to provide select medical and personal information and acknowledgement of select liabilities. Online accounts are set up by booking reservation. This means that all passengers on a given reservation will have access to each others information. You will be asked to acknowledge this process on our reservation form by checking off the box ‘I/we agree that all passenger details will be viewable by
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part of the itinerary or change any reservation, staff member, feature and/or means of conveyance without notice and for any reason whatsoever including but not limited to weather and sea conditions, availability of anchorages, force majeure, political conditions and other factors beyond our control and without allowance or refund and with any and all extra costs resulting there from paid by the passengers. Adventure Canada, expressly reserves the right to cancel, without prior notice to the passengers, any tour prior to departure, in which case tour fees will be refunded without further obligation on the part of Adventure Canada, including, but not limited to the payment of interest accrued thereon. Decisions to alter then itinerary/program as aforesaid shall be made in the best interest of all passengers aboard the vessel. Adventure Canada, expressly reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel the reservation of, or remove from the tour, any passenger at any time. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION Adventure Canada is a sub-charterer of the Sea Adventurer. Adventure Canada’s registration serves as the Passage Contract Ticket, which is the standard passenger contract and liability waiver of the vessel mentioned herein. Passengers are encouraged to read this document upon receipt. In accepting this Passage Contract Ticket, passengers agree to be bound by its terms and conditions RELEASE The undersigned hereby agrees with these terms and conditions and further agrees that Adventure Canada shall have no liability or responsibility whatsoever for damages to or loss of property, or injury which may be sustained by reason of, or while engaged on, any Adventure Canada tour, whether due to Adventure Canada (AC), Eagle Eye (EET), ownership, maintenance, use, operation or control of any manner of conveyance used in carrying out the tour; (ii) the use of transportation or other services of owners, operators, or public carriers for whom AC/EET acts only as agent; (iii) passenger’s lack of proper travel documentation (such as visas, passports, etc.); (iv) any act, omission or event occurring during the time that passengers are not aboard AC/EET carriers or conveyances; or (v) any act of war, insurrection, revolt or other civil uprising or military action occurring in the countries of origin, destination or passage, or changes caused by sickness, weather, strike, quarantine or other causes beyond the control of AC/EET. The undersigned hereby waives any claim it may have against Adventure Canada for any such damage, loss or injury. The passenger understands and acknowledges the ticket in use by the carriers concerned (when issued) shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation companies and the purchaser of these tours and/or passage. Adventure Canada of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (Ontario Registration No. 0400 1400) acts only as agent for all services described herein. AC/EET and its sponsoring organizations do not assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any claims, damages, expenses or other financial loss related to the operation of this tour. All legal questions and actions against Adventure Canada must be brought in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and by its acceptance hereof the passenger waives any right to bring an action in any other forum. The passenger hereby certifies that he/she does not have a mental, physical or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other passengers. The passenger agrees to honestly complete the personal information request from AC/EET via our website or by requesting paper copies, prior to departure. Adventure Canada reserves the right to request further information from your physician. The undersigned passenger clearly understands that the liability of AC/EET is definitively limited as aforesaid. The undersigned passenger has carefully read the terms and conditions set out herein as well as the materials regarding the tour provided by AC/EET and is aware that such tour involves the risk of personal injury or death and damage or loss of property. In consideration of the benefits to be derived from participation in the tour, the undersigned voluntarily accepts all risk of personal injury or death and property damage or other loss arising from participation on the tour and hereby agrees that he/she and his/her dependents, heirs, executors and assigns, do release and hold harmless AC/EET and its employees, officers, directors, trustees and representatives from any and all claims, including claims of negligence, illness, personal injury, death or property damage or loss, however caused, arising from or related to this tour. The undersigned has read carefully this agreement, and will abide by the conditions set by AC/EET and in the terms and conditions hereof or elsewhere published. The undersigned affirms that he/she has not received or relied on any oral or written representation of Adventure Canada as a basis for executing this Release.
DELAYS In the event of a delay, passengers will be responsible for all costs and expenses associated therewith, including, without limitation, any additional food, lodging or transportation costs resulting from such delay. We recommend you obtain full travel insurance coverage and purchase refundable air tickets. BAGGAGE Baggage is solely at the passenger’s risk and expense. Baggage is limited to a maximum weight of 20 KG for all excursions involving an Adventure Canada charter flight. Also, commercial airline luggage allowance is typically two pieces per passenger and one piece of carry-on luggage, subject to weight restrictions, but please check with your airline for current standards. Excess baggage is not permitted on charter flights. Any excess baggage charges for commercial flights are the responsibility of the passenger. INSURANCE Due to the nature of the tour in which the passenger will be participating, passengers should have in place prior to departure, comprehensive insurance coverage including without limitation medical, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation and interruption, accident and baggage insurance. Emergency medical and evacuation coverage is mandatory for trip participation and policy documentation will be required. Any losses sustained by the undersigned passenger as a result of its failing to obtain proper insurance coverage shall be the sole responsibility of the passenger. For full coverage, including cancellation coverage prior to departure, passengers are strongly recommended to obtain insurance at the time of deposit. IMAGES AND PRIVACY On these trips we take many photos, some of which we use for promotional purposes. If you would not like photos which include you to be used, please let us know in advance. We may also celebrate your birthday or special event, let us know if you would like to abstain. ITINERARY The itineraries/programs described are subject to change at the discretion of the ship’s master. These are expeditions to remote parts of the world. Adventure Canada, reserves the exclusive right, in its sole discretion, to alter or omit any
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