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VAGABONDA LLC Terms and Conditions for Adriatic Cruise

By confirming the reservation with a deposit payment, you agree and comply with these terms and conditions.
All fares are per guest in US dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Fares depend on availability. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed until the full deposit has been received. Additional restrictions may apply.

Reservations and Payment policy for Adriatic Cruises with Alida:

  • The 1st deposit is required to confirm cabin reservation based on double occupancy, $500 per person, $1000 total deposit is due for each double adult cabin.

  • The 2nd deposit $1100 is due on or before 120 days prior to the sailing date.

  • For the final payment, the remaining balance must be paid on or before 45 days prior to the sailing date.

  • Single supplement: base fare + 50% - Required 1 st deposit $750 USD.

Reservations will be canceled if the final payment is not received in a timely manner.
An additional deposit of $200 per person will be required for those guests wishing to enhance their experience with pre or post-cruise tour packages.
There is a very limited number of triple cabins onboard the ships that can accommodate families and family cabins are based on availability. There are no cabins that connect with a door. Every effort will be made to keep parents and children from larger families close to one another, but this, it depends on availability.

Children’s rates are based on double adult cabin occupancy:

  • Children UNDER the age of four sharing the cabin with 2 adults are free of charge for the cruise fare but must pay the port taxes and fees.

  • Children ages 4 to 11 years – 50% discount Children ages 12 years to adult – 25% discount.

Covid Travel Requirements Vaccinations, border entry requirements:

  • All visitors to Croatia should follow the current travel recommendations of the official country website.

Travel insurance
Travel insurance is not included in the price. I highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for a worry-free experience; World Nomads is my all-time favorite.
Should you choose to travel with Vagabonda without travel insurance coverage you will need to acknowledge your agreement to take full responsibility for all expenses (trip interruption, trip delay, medical expenses, quarantine expenses, and emergency evacuation/repatriation) that may arise while traveling. Your cruise documents will not be released until IWOT receives a signed travel insurance waiver.

Cancellation Policies COVID
We are committed to making your travels worry-free and we want you to feel confident making your reservations. Our Travel with Confidence Policy is how we stand by that commitment. Should government-issued COVID restrictions delay or interrupt our planned sailings, we will offer vouchers for 100% of the cruise investment on a future sailing valid for 2 years from your cancellation date.


  • funds applied in the form of a Funds Transfer of the non-penalized portion of a canceled booking are subject to the standard cancellation schedule of the new booking. All guests will be responsible to pay any difference in pricing between their canceled and new reservations.

  • Vagabonda will continue to closely monitor all travel recommendations and protocols of the WHO as well as the countries we plan to visit and will work according to their guidelines. Safety requirements (like social distancing, hand washing, or wearing masks) that are in place at the time of our sailing are mandatory for guests.

General Cancellation Policies
We hope nothing will come between you and your Adriatic Cruise with Alida. Should you need to cancel your booking or any portion of it, your cancellation must be received in writing and will be effective on the date of receipt. There is no refund for unused services or for unused portions of the trip. For true worry-free travel, please purchase travel insurance, we recommend World Nomads.

Cancellation charges, per person and based upon the date of cancellation, are as follows:
Cancellation Notice Received Before your Adriatic Cruise with Alida:

  • Date Cancellation Charges Per Person prior to Final payment: Full Deposit

  • 60-30 days prior to departure: 50%

  • 29-0 days prior to departure: 100% full penalty

A passenger date change will be treated as a cancellation subject to our cancellation policy, and a new reservation must be made.
Changing the passenger’s name is free of charge but must be done latest by 14 days prior to the sailing date.

Delays and flight changes
Airfare is NOT included in the price and every passenger should purchase their own air arrangements. Vagabonda is not responsible for any inconvenience, or any costs or fees incurred by delays, lost luggage, or disruption of air service. We recommend you contact the airline within seven (7) days of departure to reconfirm your flights and check into your flight for your boarding pass 24 hours prior to departure.

Airport/Ship Transfers
Your arrival and departure shared transfers are included in the price on the day the cruise starts and on the day the cruise ends. There may be a waiting period between transfers of up to 1 hour unless private car transfers have been purchased.
If you choose to arrive early or stay longer, you will have to book additional transfers. The included transfers with the cruise can be used from and to your accommodation within the port-city limits.


You can bring up to 1 large suitcase + 1 carry-on size suitcase. Please keep in mind the ships are smaller, so storage is limited. In the final travel documents, Alida will give you a list of suggestions of what to bring along.
Keep an eye on your luggage, it is your responsibility throughout the trip. Vagabonda is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to baggage and/or personal belongings at any time during the cruise, or on included transfers and other transportation. A protection plan covering lost, stolen, or damaged baggage is available through travel insurance, we recommend using World Nomads.

Checking in:

  • On the day of embarkation, your stateroom will be ready after 1:00 PM. Guests who embark prior to 1:00 PM can store luggage or wait in one of the public areas onboard.

Checking out:

  • The ship will arrive in the last port on the evening prior to the day of disembarkation. Guests may depart early. On disembarkation day, guests must vacate their staterooms by 10:00 AM.

Mandatory Passenger Registration
All guests are required to register for their cruise with the following necessary information:

  • Your personal details, including passport details, home address, email, and phone number.

  • Emergency contact info

  • Travel insurance status

  • Any dietary, medical, or other special requirements you may have

  • Deposit Payment

Before the cruise:
Final payment must be done 45 days prior to cruise commencement.
Latest by 30 days before your travel documents will be sent to the email you used for registration. The travel documents will include all the necessary + good to know information on Croatia, up-to-date regulations and the situation, what to bring along, how to dress, tipping guidelines, and similar.

A valid passport is required to travel on all Vagabonda programs. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months after the scheduled return date of the trip. You should check with your Consulate Service for information regarding necessary visas and other documentation. Due to government-imposed security/immigration measures, passport information and emergency contact information are required for all passengers prior to the release of documentation.

Itinerary Changes

You can count on the value of Vagabonda’s experience and regional knowledge to make sure you enjoy your cruise with Alida even when conditions are beyond our control occur. The very nature of sea voyages means that there will be times when weather or other conditions in a region will require the ship to make adjustments or modifications to an itinerary. Although every effort will be made to keep the set itinerary and vessel shown in the Vagabonda Cruise With Alida web page, Vagabonda reserves the right to substitute itineraries and/or vessels. In such cases, we will do everything we can to make sure the locations visited, the excursions or vessels offered are as similar as possible to our initial program features and inclusions. Any changes to itineraries will not result in eligibility for a refund. Itineraries are subject to change without notice and may need to be altered specifically because of weather, wind factors, or other conditions. Guests who choose to cancel or interrupt their cruise or cruise/tour due to an itinerary change will be subject to our standard Cancellation Policy.

Advanced, Cancelled, or Delayed Sailing
Vagabonda reserves the right to cancel, advance, postpone or modify scheduled departure, return, or itinerary dates, as well as locations, events, and schedules, and may, but is not obligated to, substitute, vary, alter, reschedule, cancel and/or relocate any accommodations, vessels, modes of transportation and other aspects of the vacation. Vagabonda is authorized to take these actions due to causes or circumstances of any kind or nature beyond Vagabonda’s control that deems to make such actions
appropriate. Vagabonda will not be liable for cancellation, delay, rescheduling or other adjustment or impact to a departure or itinerary, or other aspects of the vacation brought about due to force majeure or other circumstances beyond its control that prevent or interfere with any aspect of the cruise, also including governmental and administrative actions. The company’s only liability will be to provide passengers the amount it has received for the contract in the form of future travel credit or at
Vagabonda’s discretion a refund of monies paid to Vagabonda in connection with the cruise. Vagabonda is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or changes and is not liable for any cancellation or change costs or penalties incurred on other travel arrangements, including air tickets.

Stateroom Changes

If due to unexpected technical or other unforeseen circumstances, it becomes
necessary to change a guest’s stateroom onboard, any change to stateroom category will result in eligibility for a refund equal to the fare difference between the category booked and the category of relocation.

Security & Safety
Security and safety are a major concern to all of us and the global situation is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the itinerary or even trip cancellation. Risks are involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties. You must accept these risks and assume responsibility for your own travel decisions.

Ship Rules
Passengers onboard are obliged to abide to the ship rules, as the captain is responsible for the safety of all passengers and the crew. Jumping and diving from the boat during navigation, as well as climbing on the masts, is strictly forbidden. Swimming far from the boat or the coast should be avoided. It is strictly forbidden to throw rubbish into the sea. It is not allowed to bring drinks and food on the boat, except personal care products, liquid medicine, food products for infants, and special diets. Tap water on the ship is not safe for drinking. Water is scarce on every boat, therefore please be very rational with it. The same applies to the electricity which runs on the generator. The ship’s captain has the right to remove any guests who become unruly, threatening, or behave in an unsafe manner. In such cases, these passengers will not be entitled to any refund.

Personal Responsibility—COVID-19 Warning
We have introduced enhanced hygiene protocols—for you and all other guests, as well as our team members. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the U.S. State Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your well-being. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitizers you require. Please adopt physical distancing and hygiene practices throughout your pre-trip travel arrangements and follow all health instructions whether physical signage or requests from our professional staff once you are sailing with us. In choosing to travel with Vagabonda, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Let’s help keep each other, and stay safe and healthy.

Health and Mobility
Vagabonda strives to provide a safe, enjoyable, and memorable travel experience for all passengers. We welcome passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following:

  • Passengers are required to advise Vagabonda, at the time of booking of any physical, medical, or other special needs that require accommodation. After the time of booking, should a Passenger develop a physical or medical condition that requires accommodation, the Passenger is required to advise Vagabonda immediately.

  • All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. Vagabonda may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the cruise and land tours from the cruise. Vagabonda may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety.

  • Vagabonda does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, or prescription eyeglasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting, or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature.

  • Vagabonda does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. IWOT is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on the cruise or on land, or for the quality of the care or services received.

  • Passengers should be aware some land tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, stairs, and locations that may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, Vagabonda may decide to provide travel services performed by independent suppliers. These parties are independent entities over which Vagabonda has no control.

Accommodations on international tours or cruises may differ from those in the United States.

We hope that you will be happy with the service and program, but shall any issues arise, please act in goodwill by talking to our Cruise Manager and Vagabonda’s representative onboard. We will do our best to correct any issues to your satisfaction during the cruise.
If the problem is not resolved to your satisfaction, please describe the issue in writing, on paper during the cruise. Sign it and hand it over to the Cruise Manager.

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