Terms and Conditions, Privacy, and other Policies
Intellectual Property Rights
Other than content you own, which you may have opted to include on this Website, under these Terms, Odyssean Travel (herein "we", "us", "our" and "ours") and/or its licensors own all rights to the intellectual property and material contained in this Website, and all such rights are reserved. You are granted a limited license only, subject to the restrictions provided in these Terms, for purposes of viewing the material contained on this Website.
“Feedback” shall mean any audio, video, text, images, video or other material you choose to submit or display on this Website in relation to any public or interactive areas, including but not limited to your Member Profile, the Forum, comments on the Blog, reviews, recommendations, posts, etc. With respect to your Feedback, by submitting it, you grant Odyssean Travel a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute it in any and all media in existence or yet to be conceived.
This Website is provided “as is,” with all faults, and we make no express or implied representations or warranties, of any kind related to this Website or the materials contained on this Website. Additionally, nothing contained on this Website shall be construed as providing consult or advice to you.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Odyssean Travel, nor any of its officers, directors, contractors and employees, be liable to you for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of this Website, whether such liability is under contract, tort or otherwise, and Odyssean Travel, including its officers, directors, contractors and employees shall not be liable for any indirect, consequential or special liability arising out of or in any way related to your use of this Website.
You hereby indemnify to the fullest extent Odyssean Travel from and against any and all liabilities, costs, demands, causes of action, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or in any way related to your breach of any of the provisions of these Terms.
If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid under any applicable law, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not render these Terms unenforceable or invalid as a whole, and such provisions shall be deleted without affecting the remaining provisions herein.
Variation of Terms
Odyssean Travel is permitted to revise these Terms at any time as we see fit, and by using this Website you are expected to review such Terms on a regular basis to ensure you understand all terms and conditions governing use of this Website.
Odyssean Travel shall be permitted to assign, transfer, and subcontract its rights and/or obligations under these Terms without any notification or consent required. However, you shall not be permitted to assign, transfer, or subcontract any of your rights and/or obligations under these Terms.
These Terms, including any legal notices and disclaimers contained on this Website, constitute the entire agreement between us and you in relation to your use of this Website, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings with respect to the same.
Governing Law & Jurisdiction
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Florida for the resolution of any disputes.
As part of our Mission to become the internet's most fun and informative community for passionate cruise & luxury travel enthusiasts, we have included a private Member space and the ability for you to create a public Member Profile.
At this time we do not permit use of any sort of frame, layer or graphics.
You shall not publish on this Website under more than one name.
You shall not include tracking links or technology of any kind in your personal Member Profile.
What data do we collect?
We collect the following data:
How do we collect your data?
How will we use your data?
We collect your data so that we can:
How do we store your data?
What are your data protection rights?
Privacy policies of other websites
How to contact us about your privacy
How to contact the proper authority
What are cookies?
What types of cookies do we use?
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How to manage cookies
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Travel Planning & Booking
We have secured access to competitive rates, generous amenities, and the depth of support that only arises from a professional business relationship.
At this time, we are unable to provide travel planning & booking services to non-residents of Canada or the United States. Some exception may arise on a case-by-case basis where a non-resident is travelling with a resident and the resident is the lead passenger.
Accuracy of Information
You shall provide a full and accurate disclosure of your personal information, including telephone and email contact details, billing and mailing addresses, and any additional information required to successfully plan and execute your travel. You also agree to update us if your information changes, such as after a move or following the renewal of a passport.
Your Travel Documents
We will not proceed with any planning or booking without the prior delivery of a copy of your travel documents. In most cases, this is your current Canadian or US passport.
*THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION*
Deposits & Fees
We offer you a highly specialized service and recognize the significant personal value your trip represents.
Our travel advisors are highly experienced and often also carry a multitude of qualifications and awards. You have come to us for our travel planning excellence and other depth of support in helping you enjoy your trip.
Registering your interest, completing a profile or client file is complimentary. However, we may require a Plan To Go Deposit prior to the delivery of any quote and cannot register your traveler profile with a supplier without receipt of your valid travel documents and full payment of this deposit.
The deposit amount may be found on the OUR SERVICES page and may be amended from time to time.
The deposit amount is immediately 100% non-refundable and non-transferrable, but may be applied toward the payment of your trip when you accept a valid quote as described in these Terms.
Our expert planning, booking, and trip management services come with a fee where permitted and the amount will be included in your quote. Suggested rates are found on the OUR SERVICES page and may be amended from time to time.
We reserve the right to waive all or part of our fees as reward for client loyalty or for any other reason we may decide from time to time. In agreement with current legislation surrounding travel insurance policy purchases, any waived fees shall not be construed as a discounting of policy purchase costs to the traveller or purchasing party.
Any such fees are payable and due at the time you elect to pursue a quote for a trip. You should be aware of your trip dates, who's traveling, and where you're going before any quote is delivered, in addition to the value you'd care to commit to your trip.
Please note that any material changes to your requested travel will result in an entirely new fee.
Material changes may include but are not limited to:
- Any change of named passengers
- Additional passenger numbers
- Any change in travel dates
- Any change in destination(s)
- Any change in cruise ship, train, or yacht
Your quote will be time sensitive and subject to the limitations listed in these Terms and those of a given supplier. You can accept your booking, at which time we will endeavour to book the agreed trip segments on your behalf and according to the Terms.
We'll provide up to two (2) revisions to your quote, as long as they are not material (immaterial).
An example of an immaterial change is an upgrade in your hotel room or cruise cabin category, a change in seating, or the like.
Further revisions may incur a wholly new fee.
Any fees are 100% non-refundable, non-transferable, and shall not be discounted from your trip costs if we elect to waive part or all of the fees unless clearly indicated otherwise.
Reserve the Right to Refuse
We may, in our sole discretion, perform certain duties of due diligence to ensure all transactions are of a legitimate nature. We reserve the right to refuse or deny booking, purchase, redemption, subscription or any other service to anyone at any time if we detect acts of a suspicious nature concerning security or of fraudulent intent.
We are also your advocates and that sometimes means advocating on your behalf against your wishes should you be attempting to book any of the following: travel to an unsafe destination such as a war zone; unsafe activities or those for which you are unqualified or underprepared, such as an ascent of the summit of Mount Everest without any prior climbing experience; those which would put your booking at risk, such as booking with an unproven or dubious travel supplier or a flight schedule which leaves insufficient transfer time; those which pose a contract risk to yourself or other travellers, such as so-called “throw-away flights”. This list is not exhaustive.
Quotes Subject to Change
All rates and availability are subject to change until processing has been completed and are subject to additional supplier terms and conditions.
Supplier Terms and Conditions
Various supplier partnerships, affiliations, and other relationships have been secured for the purposes of planning and booking travel on your behalf.
Please note that additional terms and conditions apply to your booking and that the supplier terms may differ among any selected trip segments or cruise & travel products.
We will provide you either a digital copy of these supplier terms or provide a link to the supplier terms on the relevant supplier website. Occasionally these terms are not available until after your name or a booking deposit has been submitted.
Please do not send or attempt to send us money or any direct payment.
Only where we are operating a pre-arranged collection of funds are we able to administer similar payments and via our affiliate's trust account under contractually agreed circumstances, such as a Honeymoon Fund, a travel gift, or for certain group payments.
We only use your valid credit card or methods accepted by various suppliers for processing and at no time does Odyssean Travel collect or handle any funds.
Please note that where alternate methods are accepted, this can result in an alternate payment schedule or the need for additional considerations surrounding payments.
We will receive your credit card or debit card payment information via telephone only and during the client onboarding process or where you wish to submit a new or updated payment method.
Although we may confirm your desired payment method where you have submitted more than one, we will only ever request you confirm the card type and last four (4) digits of the card number. We will supply these and you will only be required to indicate one of either "Yes" or "No" to select the payment method.
At no time will we request any other payment information from you on any format.
Please do not share your payment information via email or any written means.
If someone contacts you about your payment information in relation to your travel purchase, you should contact us right away and share notice with your financial insitution.
Rates of Exchange
Not all suppliers are equipped to receive payments in your desired currency.
We will communicate various currencies related to your travel purchase and may present an amount representative in a familiar currency. Please note that this is for your information and convenience purposes only and that actual rates may differ.
You are responsible for any costs related to exchange and should discuss applicable rates and terms with your card provider or financial institution. This may include differing amounts following any applicable refund or your deposit & fees.
As part of our commitment to enhancing your travel, we have secured a number of professional relationships with other businesses and individuals which we feel may add value to your overall use of our site and travel services.
We endeavour to build relationships with trusted providers only but we are unable to guarantee any product or service found through an affiliate. You are ultimately responsible for your own actions and communication, including regarding any purchases you might make through an affiliate business, including in direct relation to your travel.
Our affiliates may add, amend or withdraw any offer, product or service at any time. Accepting any promotion is at the sole discretion of an affiliate at the time of payment and is subject to availability and the additional terms and conditions an affiliate may have.
We shall not be liable for any loss related to affiliate partners.
We understand that the value of travel is somewhat subjective and that you may have certain experiences in mind when you plan your trips with us or using information you've gathered from our site or from our Explorer community.
Changes and Cancellations
Your trip plans may change and we understand the need for flexibility in a modern travel climate.
Region & Delivery Times
At this time we only offer shipping to valid addresses within Canada and the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.
If you have received a Promo Code as part of your Travel Society membership or subscription or as part of a promotion or contest delivered by Odyssean Travel, you may use it as described in the Apollo Boutique.
Refunds, Returns & Exchanges
Each product available in the Apollo Boutique has its own policy which may be viewed in the product profile during your shopping session, and which must be agreed as part of the terms of purchase.
Who may participate? Are there restrictions on who may win?
Prizes hold no monetary value
Prizes, awards and merits of any variety hold no monetary value. They may not be returned, refunded, transferred, accumulated, delayed, deferred or discounted from any purchase you make on our site or in conjunction with any booking, even if you do not redeem such awards or do not use the full value of your awards, unless a specific award clearly states otherwise.
Subject to Terms and Conditions
All awards are subject to the regular terms and conditions of use and any specific requirements relevant to the redemption or enjoyment of such awards. This may include additional terms and conditions applied by any relevant third-party.
Challenges are intended to be fun and light hearted, let's keep it that way.
We’re a small business and our Travel Society is a passionate community of real cruise & travel enthusiasts.
We’d love for you to add value to this community by sharing your own unique insight and stories about your personal experiences across this great planet we share!
We’d really appreciate your help when you contribute to that community by setting a great example and maintaining a high standard of engagement and respect for the Travel Society and all our great members. Ideally we’re already on the same page, we just want great content from great writers to help our cruise & travel lovers get more out of their vacations and to enjoy a more meaningful experience when they leave home.
Just remember, we're also a business and that we may use the pages of our website and any contents therein to promote the sale of cruise & travel.
Your Submissions or Contributions
We encourage creativity and exploring new topics, but they should add value and hold a theme which overlaps with cruise & travel.
We reserve the right to refuse or to remove your Contributions. We’ll try to communicate the reasons why and give you opportunity to make a change but we’re not obliged to do so.
Your Contributions shall not have already been published elsewhere online and once your Contributions are submitted they shall not be published anywhere else online or offline, including on your own website, blog, or other media outlet without our written consent.
Further, your Contributions shall be deemed "Feedback" and shall be treated as described elsewhere in these Terms.
Plagiarism is bad and it undermines the value of society, not simply our Website!
You shall not plagiarise. Where we have detected plagiarism or where it has been brought to our attention we may be forced to take action and you shall be liable for such plagiarism and the improper citations or any loss therein.
You work hard to produce your original Contributions and we expect everyone to respect the hard work others have dedicated to theirs.
You shall be liable for plagiarism and any improper citations.
We value your own first-hand experiences and well-resourced Contributions but you should ensure you’ve properly accredited or cited any resources, citations, or quotes you’ve included in your Contributions.
Those resources should themselves be from reputable sources.
We accredit you and your Contributions by showcasing your profile picture and writer name on the blog articles or travel guides and other Contribusions or Feeback you submit and which is published on our Website. As long as you maintain an accurate and valid public profile on our Website, online readership will have the opportunity to explore your profile and its contents.
Where you have removed your public profile, relinquished your access to our Website, or have lost access to your profile through improper management of your login details or had your access to our Website blocked or otherwise diminished for any reason, we may remove or alter the accreditation to your Contributions or Feedback as we determine may be suitable in our sole discretion.
We shall not be liable for any improperly credited sources nor broken links.
English Language Only
Our Website exclusively serves English speaking residents of the United States and Canada only, you shall not include any Contributions which are primarily written in any language other than English.
Length of Contributions
We encourage a variety of readership among our Blog and elsewhere on our Website. Ideally your Blog Articles are between 750-1500 words, however they shall be at minimum 250 words.
Cruise & Travel Guides likewise vary in length, but should perhaps be targeted to around 150 words per section, completing as many relevant sections as is practicable for each Contribution.
Images, Video, and Content
As an author you likely already understand the value of images, pictures, video content, and other supplements to modern online blogs and guides.
We encourage use of such supplement to inspire readership and to really engage with our community.
Optimized image or picture editing is encouraged, including use of a 16:9 ratio with a pixel size suitable for both desktop and mobile (roughly 1024 pixels in width) and reduced file size to around 200-500 KB per file. You are encouraged to add simple captions and to utilize the ALT Text feature appropriately.
You shall only submit, publish, or use images, pictures, video or other content for which you are the owner or for which you have authority to share commercially.
Any such Content shall be relevant to the Contributions you’ve written. We reserve the right to use our own Content or to replace or edit any of the images, pictures, videos or content you’ve elected to share in your Blog Articles or other Contributions.
You shall not embed ‘posts’ or GIFs without prior written permission for each instance. Embedded content may include but is not limited to items originating on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc.
Your Contributions, Feeback and any submissions you make to our Website shall meet the Terms surrounding pictures, images, and videos, etc. as specified elsewhere in these Terms and on this page or in our Website, including those surrounding commercial use.
We reserve the right to refuse, remove, or edit any links within your Contributions. This may be done without notice.
You shall not make use of any tags or tracking technology.
Ideally, your links will be minimal and add value to your Contributions, such as accreditation or citing resources as may be the case. You may also link certain destinations or experiences to other articles or guides featured on our website.
We truly value your unique insight and the value you add by sharing your perceptions of the world, we will do our best to work with you in understanding our Voice while encouraging you to hone your own through our Website.
We may make edits to any Contribution to help ensure value add and a high standard of quality content for our community and readership. We do our best to communicate such edits or changes in advance but are not required to do so.
In accordance with the Terms of our Website, we may make changes to these Terms at any time and without notice. You are responsible for staying up to date with our Terms.
By using this Website or by submitting and/or publishing any Contributions, Feeback, or other submissions you agree to these Terms and those described elsewhere on this page or in this Website.