GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR TRANSPORT
TRANSPORT POLICY FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS
Gruppo Battellieri Costa d’Amalfi S.r.l., from now on reported as ‘The Company’, takes the responsibility for transporting passengers and their pieces of luggage according to the following Policy of Transport. These conditions are considered to be known and accepted in full by any person holding a ticket issued by the Company. This “Regulation for Transport” is available to everyone at any ticket office or administration office of the Company and on board of each Company’s ship. Fares, Timetables, Destinations and other conditions hereto reported could be subject to change at any time.
The ticket is personal and non-transferable, it can only be used for the specific indicated destination. Any passenger must diligently keep the ticket to maintain his/her right to travel and he/she is due to exhibit it, on request, to any official agent or company representative.
Any damaged or modified ticket, will be invalidated. If the ticket is not used on the reported date and time it cannot be used anymore and will not be refunded.
Regulation and current fares are available at any Company’s ticket office or on board of any Company’s ship. A copy for lost or stolen tickets cannot be reissued.
Children younger than 5 years old will be transported free of charge, with no right to individual seats; if they want to be individually seated, fares shall be applied. Children from 5 to 12 years old will pay the ‘Children fare’. Children older than 12 will pay like adults.
Child age must be communicated before the ticket is issued. Children under 12 must be under supervision of their parents or any adult who has their custody and they are not allowed to walk around the ship alone. The Company cannot be liable for any accident or damage occurred because of the ignorance of the above rules.
The passenger entitled to a fare reduction must request it before the issuing of the tickets, showing the relevant documentation.
Checking of tickets on board
The Company reserves the right to check passengers’ tickets during the navigation using designated inspectors or crew members. Passengers travelling without ticket, who did not previously inform the Captain or other crew member will be fined for the amount of full price ticket increased by 100%.
Passengers that bought the tickets online or in possession of a round trip ticket must show up at the ticket office 15 minutes before the departure time. The passengers in possession of a round trip ticket must, in order to find seats available on board, reserve the tickets at least two hours before the chosen departure time
Tickets are not valid as invoices. Passengers who need the invoice must specifically request it at the moment of the ticket purchase and must provide his/her personal and fiscal data as per Art.22 of DPR 633 (26/10/72) and following variation.
The Company considers as ‘Luggage’: suitcases, travel bags, rucksacks and similar containing personal effects carried on board by passengers. Each passenger is allowed to carry on board one bag of cm 45x35x20.
For each exceeding luggage it will be asked to pay the luggage fare.
Payment of luggage ticket is intended only for the transport of it. Loading, offloading, storage and custody during navigation is under complete responsibility of the passenger. Luggage of any sort cannot be placed on the seats or in any other position which might create disturbance or obstruction to other passengers. Any luggage that does not contain the passenger’s personal effects, especially if big sized, will only be loaded on board if there is enough space available, on condition that it will not cause technical problems or health hazards and will be subject to irrevocable decision of responsible personnel on board.
Passengers who bring on board dangerous materials or illicit goods , or any substance which can be a threat for health or not in conformity with any Health regulation will be considered by the Company liable for damages and payment of eventual fines.
The Company cannot be considered responsible for the loss of valuables goods, jewels, money or any other object left unattended in any public area on board the ship. The passenger will be responsible to prove the value of the good lost and that the loss occurred on board during the navigation.
Excluding specific legislation requirements, it is allowed to bring on board along with passengers, dogs, cats and other small pets on payment of the specific indicated fare.
Animals are not permitted in public areas reserved to passengers with exclusion of dogs accompanying blind people. All dogs must wear a muzzle and be kept on leash. Cats and other small pets shall be kept in cages or baskets under supervision of their owners. Food for them is at owner’s care. All animals travelling along with passengers must carry the following documentation: valid health or veterinary certificate proving that the animal is not affected by any disease. Specifically dogs must carry a certificate of vaccination against rabies. These certificates shall be exhibited on request at time of ticket purchasing or on boarding by responsible crew members.
It is strictly forbidden to carry on board any knife or firearm, ammunition, explosives, fuels or any sort of dangerous or health hazardous material.
Since the boarding until disembarkation every passenger must follow instructions given by the crew members or according to public notices. All passengers should remain seated during navigation and during berthing/unberthing operations. Passengers must behave in a way to ensure safety of navigation.
The passenger will be liable for any damage caused to the ship or to the ship’s personnel or to other passengers, by him/her, his/her property or his/her animal. The passenger that causes damages is liable for the payment of a fine and/or extra costs that the Company will have to pay for any repairs.
In case the Company fails to provide the service, the passenger that intends to travel again can contact the company for the issue of the new ticket within 7 days after the travel cancellation. No additional price will be charged for the new ticket issue.
The passenger that prefers the refund of the ticket must make request to any ticket office with a copy of the ticket or the reservation attached within 7 days after the travel cancellation.
The company will refund the tickets minus the bank fees, within 15 days after receiving the refund request.
Passengers are not allowed to carry in their luggage inflammable or dangerous goods as well goods which are not permitted by law , forbidden by Government rules or subject to payment of postal tax.
It is also forbidden to bring into common public areas on board any material that could create trouble to other passengers. All passengers cannot lay over seats or open/close windows without permission of the crew members.
Passengers not adhering to the above rules can be prosecuted by relevant authorities and by the Company. The Company is entitled to ask for damages refund or payment of related fines. Passengers are liable to pay for damages caused to the ship or its furniture.
During boarding every passenger must exhibit valid tickets (or documentation proving his right to benefit of special fares) to crew personnel for the appropriate controls.
Departure and arrival time of ship and its destination can chang without previous notice for technical reasons. The Company reserves the right to cancel, change in full or partially any scheduled trip for unpredictable reasons.
If, for technical reasons, the itinerary will have to be modified, passengers will be disembarked at the new destination and will not be entitled to the refund or any compensation. It is the passenger’s care to ask for confirmation of departure time and destination in advance at the relevant ticket office in order to verify before departure time that no variation occurred on the scheduled programme. In case the variation will not suit the passenger’s need, he is entitled to ask to be rebooked on the next available departure serviced by the company or to be refunded the ticket in full. The refund must be done by the same ticket office that issued the ticket. The passenger will not be entitled to any other compensation but the ticket price.
Transport of passengers and their baggage is at their own risk. The Company declines any responsability for damages to people, things and for baggage robbery.
The Company does not take any responsibility for extra expenses due to delay or cancellation of departure for technical reasons , mechanical breakdowns on its ships or for any other reason beyond its control like violent outbreaks, adverse atmospheric conditions, strikes, quarantine, wars or acts of God.
Departure time, fares and travelling conditions can be modified without notice.
Any complaint should be submitted in written form to the company administrative office.
Accidents or damages suffered by people or things must be reported immediately to board officials on the ship where they occurred.
The present regulation will be exposed in public areas on board of ships and outside every ticket office.
The Company reserves the right to make additional changes at any moment in time to the present regulation. All communication related to eventual change or addition will be exposed in ticket offices and Administration offices as well as on board of each ship. Changes and Additions will be effective immediately from the date of notice.
For any dispute rising on interpretation or execution of this Transporting Contract, passengers accept Italian Jurisdiction and the court responsible ad forum. The Company reserves the right to move the case to any other competent forum in Italy or abroad.
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