Booking Terms & Conditions – Cabin Charter

What to pay and when to pay it

Please note that your booking is provisional until we confirm we have received your deposit payment and checked availability.

  • DEPOSIT The deposit for each person is due at the time of making your online booking. You will be directed to Paypal where you can pay with your credit / debit card or your Paypal account. It is not necessary for you to have a Paypal account.
  • INTERIM PAYMENT and BALANCE You will be sent a reminder to make your interim payment and the balance for each person. There will be a link enabling you to pay via Paypal.

 

Cabin Charter & Guaranteed Bookings

Cabin charters are guaranteed departures, but we will need to check availability for your booking. 

Within 2 days , if your booking is not confirmed because of lack of availability  your deposit will be returned to you.

You should not book flights before your booking has been confirmed.

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Cancellation

Deposit
If you decide to cancel your gulet cruise your deposit is non-refundable unless you transfer to an alternative gulet cruise during the same year.

Interim Payments and Final Balance

If you cancel your gulet cruise the following charges will apply:

*70-41 days prior to departure: 25% of cruise fare
*40-21 days prior to departure: 50% of cruise fare
*20 days or less prior to departure: No refund
Refunds will normally be made to the booking party. Meridian Travels & Yachting can only be responsible for refunding amounts actually received. No refunds will be made to passengers who do not board the boat or passengers who cancel after the start of the cruise. We recommend the purchase of travel insurance.

Boat Substitution & Change of Itinerary
The specific gulet for each trip is selected just a few days before departure. Meridian Travels & Yachting may operate the cruise on another boat as long as this boat is of the same or higher standard. Occasionally at short notice, it is not possible to offer the advertised itinerary; passengers will be offered a suitable alternative itinerary or boat and are not entitled to any refund.

Air-conditioning
Generally available during the summer months, it’s at the Captain’s discretion to run the air-conditioning or not. If it is not possible for the air-condition to be running passengers will not be entitled to any refund.

Cruise Interruption

During the cruise should the boat sustain any breakdown in machinery, or be disabled by fire, grounding or collision disrupting the cruise itinerary for more than 72 hours, and if no substitute boat or arrangement is offered, passengers will be entitled to a refund proportional to the cruise days not operated. No further claims will be accepted.

What happens in the event of Force Majeure or similar

Meridian Travels & Yachting may for any reason whatsoever cancel any cruise at any time before your arrival for reasons of force majeure. If your trip is cancelled through no fault of Meridian Travels & Yachting (for example, but not limited to, acts of God, Coronavirus, SARS, MERS, war, acts of terrorism, ash cloud, adverse weather conditions, trade disputes, fire, government or political action bans etc) then Meridian Travels & Yachting will be under no liability whatsoever to you and may, at its option, by written notice to you cancel the tour. You will not be entitled to a refund by Meridian Travels & Yachting.

You can:

  • Claim from your Travel Insurance or
  • Transfer to another gulet cruise during the same year – the full amount you have paid (including the deposit) will be transferred. If the new trip is at a higher price you will be asked to pay the extra. If the new trip is at a lower price, the difference will be held and offset against your onboard expenses or
  • Transfer to another gulet cruise during the following year. The full amount you have paid, less the deposit will be transferred. If the new trip is at a higher price you will be asked to pay the extra. If the new trip is at a lower price, the difference will be held and offset against your onboard expenses.

 

What happens in the event of cancellation by Meridian Travels & Yachting

If the trip is cancelled by Meridian Travels & Yachting any monies paid by you will be refunded in full. Meridian Travels & Yachting will not be liable for any other expenses you may have incurred (such as, but not limited to, flights, transfers, accommodation etc).

 

Meridian Travels & Yachting and www.meridiantravels.com are the trade names of Adil Bektaṣ Yat Iṣletmesi, a business registered in Turkey.

Responsibilities
Meridian Travels & Yachting is responsible for making all the arrangements for everything related to the gulet cruise itinerary.
Meridian Travels & Yachting’s liability and responsibility does not extend beyond the boat; any arrangements made by or for passengers either before boarding or when disembarking are at the passenger’s own risk. Meridian Travels & Yachting does not own or control any ground transportation or hotels. As a convenience to our passengers, Meridian Travels & Yachting may sell tickets for land excursions or arrange other services which are operated by independent contractors, but shall not be responsible in any way whatsoever for any damage, loss, injury or death arising.
Nevertheless, all of the service providers are personally selected by Meridian Travels & Yachting.

All travel documents issued by Meridian Travels & Yachting, in written paraphernalia or to the customer, are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the laws of Turkey.

Photos and Marketing:
The passenger consents to Meridian Travels & Yachting using images taken of the passenger during the tour for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. The passenger grants Meridian Travels & Yachting a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition of booking that you have Travel Insurance. You are strongly recommended to book your travel insurance as soon as you have booked your holiday. If you still choose not to take travel insurance then you agree it is your responsibility to cover any costs associated with repatriation, emergency health care or any other risk.

It is your responsibility to check your travel insurance covers you for illness, injury, death, pre-existing medical conditions, loss of baggage and personal items, cancellation, trip disruption, curtailment, emergency rescue and repatriation. Should you not be able to get cover for any of these (or other) situations then you agree it is your responsibility to cover any costs associated with repatriation, emergency health care or any other risk.

You must provide evidence of your insurance upon arrival at your destination.

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Passports and Visas

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return.

To check whether you need to apply for a visa to travel to Turkey please go to this official government website https://evisa.gov.tr/en/

As of February 2020 it is no longer necessary for holders of British passports to have a visa for entry into Turkey. It is your responsibility to check the latest requirements which could be changed by the Turkish government at any time.

 

Health & Fitness

General Health – if you have limited mobility or have specific needs relating to your health (for example a CPAP machine) please advise us no less than 14 days before you arrive. 

Regardless of your age, if you have a pre-existing medical condition which is not well controlled and has required medical intervention in the past 24 months, you must complete a medical questionnaire.

 

Assumption of Risk

You acknowledge and agree that by the very nature of gulet cruising there is a higher level of risk compared with conventional holidays. The additional dangers and risks include (but not limited to) a certain level of mobility is required to embark, disembark and move around the gulet, remoteness from normal medical services; and evacuation difficulties in the event of illness or injury;

 

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