Terms and Conditions
TicketContract + Supplemental Terms & Conditions
Subject To Change Without Notice – Last Revised (October 13, 2023)
The following Terms and Conditions (“Terms”)
for Inked@Sea 2024 (“Cruise”), as well as the terms and conditions described in the Virgin Voyages Cruise Lines Ticket Contract (“Ticket Contract”), contain important contractual terms, conditions, and limitations on your rights, and constitute a legally binding contract between you and Inked@Sea, LLC and INKED@SEA Entertainment, LLC (collectively referred to herein as “Inked@Sea” or “INKED@SEA″), as well as Virgin Voyages Cruise Lines (referred to herein as “VV”), or their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and contractors (collectively referred to herein as the “Released Parties”), with respect to the Cruise. All guests must read, agree to and accept these Terms BEFORE booking their stateroom for the Cruise and retain them for future reference.
All references to “Guest” shall have the same meaning as “Passenger”
for purposes of these Terms and shall include each person listed on a Cruise
Ticket Contract and each person, other than INKED@SEA and VV personnel, and
performing artists and artist personnel, who embarks on the Cruise or attends
any Cruise or Cruise related event, whether or not listed on a Cruise Ticket
Contract. By purchasing or accepting the Ticket Contract for INKED@SEA, you
represent to and for the benefit of INKED@SEA and VV that you are authorized by
all Guests named in your reservation group, including each minor, if any, to
accept and agree on behalf of each such Guest to be bound by all the Terms
herein and of the Ticket Contract. Each Guest’s reservation for INKED@SEA,
acceptance and/or use of the Ticket Contract, embarkation on the Cruise, and
attendance at any Cruise event constitute the acceptance of and agreement to
this Contract, including each and all of the Terms herein and of the Ticket
Acceptance & Agreement to Virgin Voyages Cruise Line Ticket Contract
Virgin Voyages Cruise Line Ticket Contract: https://www.virginvoyages.com/ticket-contract
By making this reservation, or by acceptance and/or use
of the Ticket Contract, the person named thereon as Guests, each passenger and
guest on the same reservation, acknowledges he or she has read, and understands
each and every term, condition, and provision of the Ticket Contract and agrees
to be bound thereby. In addition, by making this reservation or by the
acceptance and/or use of the Ticket Contract by the persons named as Guests, it
shall be deemed to bear acceptance and agreement by each and every person to
all the additional Terms and Conditions set forth herein.
Guest acknowledges and expressly agrees INKED@SEA (and
its affiliates) are acting solely in their capacity as tour operators, brokers
and independent contractors arranging this cruise and that INKED@SEA has no
right or ability to control or direct the operational or navigational
activities of the vessel or crew in any manner whatsoever whether aboard the
ship or ashore including without limitation persons furnishing services to the
vessel or to the guests including shoreside excursions, personnel, or
contractors, embarkation and disembarkation to and from the vessel, the
condition of the vessel and its equipment.
All rights, defenses, disclaimers and limitations of
liability set forth herein shall inure to the benefit of INKED@SEA, and all
concessionaires, independent contractors or other providers of any services or
facilities in connection with or incident to the Guest’s cruise, as well as any
of their affiliated or related companies, parents, subsidiaries, successors,
assigns or fictitiously named entities; and all suppliers, shipbuilders,
component part manufacturers; and their owners, operators, managers,
charterers, agents, pilots, officers, crew, employees and vessels. Neither
INKED@SEA, nor any of its employees have any authority to change, modify, alter
or suspend any of the provisions of the Contract between the Guest and VV which
shall govern the relationship between Guest and VV exclusively.
Nature Of The Cruise
Inked@Sea is a special event cruise featuring multiple performing
musicians. Nothing contained herein is intended to be, nor shall it be
construed as a right or guarantee to specifically attend any particular concert
on any particular date to be performed by any particular artist. INKED@SEA and
Guest agree that Guest is purchasing passage on board a specific vessel during
a specific period of time during which time it is anticipated that musicians
will perform multiple concerts on board the vessel during the Cruise. Included
in such purchase price, but ancillary thereto is an entertainment package
pursuant to which several artists will perform at a time or times during the
Cruise which times will be announced prior to sailing and/or during the Cruise.
While every effort is made by INKED@SEA to avoid conflicting events and
performances, INKED@SEA cannot guarantee that any Guest will be able to attend
every performance aboard the Cruise. It is also anticipated individual
musicians will attend a number of special events during the Cruise while on
board to provide Guests an opportunity to meet the musicians in person.
However, INKED@SEA can make no guarantee that any guest will, in fact, be able
to meet any of the musicians in person during the Cruise or during any shore
Includes all Cruise talent/entertainment related fees, your accommodations on-board the ship, all food (essential drinks (still and sparkling water, non-pressed juices, sodas, teas and even drip coffee), wi-fi, tips, group fitness classes, use of the ship’s pools, health and fitness centers.
Your cruise fare does not include government fees and
taxes, on board service gratuities for shipboard staff, fuel surcharges,
transportation to/from the ship, shore excursions, sightseeing or meals ashore,
, laundry, wine, beer, liquors, cocktails, soda, mineral water, medical expenses,
spa, beauty salon, casino gaming, onboard shopping, or any other items of a
New reservations made after August 15, 2024
Must be paid in full at the time of the reservation
All "Lead Guests" (see below) are obligated for
cruise fare and fees of the occupancy level of your stateroom selected
during the reservation process, even if you do not provide additional guest
information at that time.
All prices are per person, and subject to
change, and are based on availability.
Additional Service Fees
& Pre-Paid Gratuities
Mandatory non-refundable government taxes and fees, and
on board service gratuities for shipboard staff totaling $275 (USD) will be charged with the balance
due on your cabin. These charges are in addition to the Cruise fare and may
include, but are not limited to, passenger facility charges, security surcharges,
international passenger departure or arrival tax, customs user fee, immigration
fee and agricultural inspection fee, reservation ticketing fees.
The guest who places a reservation for a cabin onboard
Inked@Sea will be considered that cabin’s “Lead Guest” and is the “owner” of that reservation.
The Lead Guest is ultimately responsible for making sure
that all deposits and reservation payments are kept current by all guests on
the reservation who have been assigned financial responsibility. Financial
default of any guests on the reservation becomes the responsibility of the Lead
Guest to resolve or be subject to increased occupancy fees and/or cancellation.
During the reservation process, Lead Guests may choose to
pay the entirety of their reservation or assign financial responsibility (split
the required deposits and payments) to any of the other guests sharing the
Any guests with financial responsibility for a
reservation must provide the appropriate deposits AND comply with payment
deadlines based on the date that the reservation was booked.
If the Lead Guest is paying for the entire cabin, he or
she is responsible for the required deposits, full cruise fare and fees for the
number of guests selected for the cabin reservation, even if additional guest
information is not provided.
If the Lead Guest makes initial reservation deposits on behalf
of other guests in the cabin using multiple credit cards, the Lead Guest must
have the credit card number, expiration date, card verification code (CVV
number), cardholder name and
billing address for each paying guest. Following initial deposit payments, each
guest with financial responsibility will be able to make their own payments via
their personal INKED@SEA Reservations Profiles.
Pricing & Payment Schedule
All prices are per person based on occupancy,
and subject to change, and subject to availability. Add $275 per person
for government taxes, port charges, ticketing fees, and pre-paid service
gratuities for the shipboard staff.
INKED@SEA reserves the right to increase published prices
without notice. In the event of an increase, only new
reservations will be affected. Any reservations made prior to the fare increase
will be protected at the rate they booked and fully deposited at. Payment for
the Cruise shall be made in US Dollars.
ALL DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Inked@Sea accepts reservations and payments according to
two schedules (detailed below). The date you make your reservation will
ultimately determine your total deposit due at the time of booking and the
subsequent payment dates.
Monthly Payment Plan
DEPOSITS & MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS
Make an initial deposit, then the remaining balance will be split
into equal interest free monthly installment payments.
Reservation Payment Plan: monthly, November 15th, 2023 – July 15,
10% per person deposit for all reservations made before July 15,
50% per person deposit for all reservations made July 16, 2024 –
August 18, 2024.
100% pay in full for all reservations made after August 19, 2024
Please Note: If the total deposit amount required for
your reservation (based on your stateroom’s occupancy level) has not been paid
in full within 48-hours of booking, INKED@SEA reserves the right to discard and
refund that reservation in its entirety.
All installment payments will be automatically charged to
the credit card you have assigned for payment, which can be updated via your
INKED@SEA account. If you need to make any changes to your payment plan due
dates, please contact INKED@SEA prior to your due date by emailing email@example.com, or calling 877-227-7497.
All cabin deposits are based on a minimum of double
occupancy. Single guests are responsible for the
full double-occupancy rate of their cabin.
Single guests will receive a discount of $200 off of the
second cruise fare. In all cases, single guests will only be charged one add-on
fee of $275 for taxes, fees and gratuities.
Additional Payment Info
Most major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard,
American Express and Discover are accepted. Payment by check is also accepted,
but only when prior arrangements have been made and when submitted by mail or
Late Payment Fees
Late Fees will be applied per guest for each cabin that
does not remit payment by the required payment due dates.
Should any of your automatic payments be declined or
returned by your bank you will have up to 10 days to resolve the issue. After
10 days, INKED@SEA will automatically charge delinquent accounts a
non-refundable Administrative Late Fee of $35. This fee will be added to your
outstanding payment amount. Payments received will be applied first to cover
the administrative fee, then the remaining amount of the payment will be
applied to your reservation balance.
The 10-day grace period is for payments that are due on
the fifteen of the month only. If you request to change your payment due date,
and that payment is declined or returned by your bank, you will have 24 hours
to resolve this issue or a non-refundable $35 late fee will be applied to your
If you miss two or more consecutive payments, your
reservation is subject to cancellation without a refund.
For all reservations made prior to July 15, 2024, where
payment in full has not been received by 11:59p-ET on July 15, 2024 INKED@SEA
reserves the right to consider that reservation cancelled, and to charge the
applicable cancellation penalties.
Name Changes, Transfers & Fees
Lead Guests are obligated for the full cruise
fare and fees of
the occupancy level of your stateroom selected during the reservation process,
even if you do not provide additional guest information to us.
The Lead Guest is solely responsible for initiating or authorizing
changes to the reservation, and must agree in writing to any changes made to
the reservation, and must submit all requested changes using our Name
Change Request Form.
The Lead Guest is not allowed to change his or her name
within the reservation. At least one original and/or lead guest name must
remain on the reservation. If all original guests cancel, this is considered a
full cancellation without a refund, and name changes will not be allowed.
NAME and CABIN NUMBER changes can be made up until 30
days prior to sailing (if allowed by the cruise line), and the following
non-refundable administrative fees per change will be applied to your account:
Unnamed Guests: You will have until July 14, 2023 to
provide us with the names and contact information for any unnamed guests added
to your reservation at the time of booking. Names provided after this date will
incur a name change fee, based on the above schedule.
In all cases of name changes, the NEW guest must make full payment. Once that
payment has been made, then the applicable amounts paid by the ORIGINAL guest
will be refunded directly to the original guest, less the cost of the name
All Name Change requests must be submitted in writing via
the Name Change Request Form.
The date that such notice of change is received via these
forms will determine the applicable fees per the above schedule. No exceptions
will be made.
Please Note: Your cabin number is subject to change
without notice at the discretion of INKED@SEA or the cruise line.
Guest Cancellation Policy
ALL RESERVATIONS DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS ARE
Due to the unique nature of our event, any and all cabin
reservation cancellations, purchases, pre-party purchases, Inked@Sea offered
shore excursions, and the additional taxes/fees/gratuities amount of $275/pp,
are non-refundable for any amount or any reason, and
cancellation forfeits all payments. There is NO exceptions to our cancellation
policy. We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance.
All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing by
using our Cancellation Request Form.
For information regarding cancellation by INKED@SEA
and/or VV, please see below.
There will be no refunds given for those who do not board
the ship on time, unused tickets, or after the Cruise has occurred. If a flight
or other delay for any reason prevents you from joining the cruise by the
boarding time on the departure date, you will be considered a no-show, and we
cannot provide a full or partial refund or credit toward a future cruise.
Please note that your decision not to travel due to State Department advisories
or fear of travel will constitute a cancellation by you. No refund or credit
will be given for any unused features or early departures for any reason.
Please note the cancellation provisions of these Terms
apply to the Cruise, regardless of any representations made by VV, whether in
its passenger contract terms or elsewhere. All rights granted to passengers in
to the payment or refund of cruise fare and to cancellations by passengers
shall not be operative.
Given the unique nature of this event and our
cancellation policies, INKED@SEA highly recommends the purchase of Travel Insurance from Travel Guard to protect you against financial
loss due to non-refundable costs and fees due to unexpected cancellations and
Although travel insurance is offered to guests during the
reservation process, all travel insurance policy sales and payments are made
directly with Travel Guard and are non-refundable. You will need to contact
Travel Guard directly with any insurance questions.
If your trip costs change or increase after purchase (due
to a cabin category change, for example), you will need to contact Travel Guard
to update your policy coverage. Failure to do so may result in loss of
To review policy benefits, terms and conditions, or to
submit a claim, please contact Travel Guard directly at 800-826-4919.
Our Voyages are adult-only, so Guests must be at least 18 years
old to sail with us.
Pregnancy & Infants
Boarding will be denied to any person who will enter her
third trimester (24th week) of pregnancy by the date of departure for the
Cruise or during the cruise.
Infants under six (6) months old by the date of departure
are not eligible to cruise and will be denied boarding by Virgin Voyages Cruise
For additional information on Virgin Voyages’s Pregnancy
Policy, please visit Virgin Voyages’s website by clicking here
Passport & Legal Document Requirements
Inked@Sea strongly recommends that ALL of our guests
travel with a passport, valid for at least six months beyond the completion of
Having a valid passport will help to expedite the
debarkation experience as delays may be expected upon return to the United
States for those without one. Additionally, this will enable guests to fly from
the U.S. to meet their ship at a foreign port should they miss their scheduled
port of embarkation and allow guests who must disembark the ship before their
cruise ends due to an emergency to fly back to the U.S. without significant
delays and complications.
Names on Travel Documentation
The name on your cruise reservation/ticket MUST MATCH the name on your passport
(or birth certificate and government-issued photo I.D., see below). Please click
name changes as the result of a marriage, divorce or other legal name change,
for information on additional documentation you may need to provide (such as a
marriage certificate, etc).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING REAL-ID
7, 2025, the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require every state and territory
resident to present a Real ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of
identification, such as a passport or enhanced driver’s license, in order to go
through airport security and board a flight within the U.S. All guests must still have the required travel documents
and identification (see below) in order to board the cruise. For complete
Real ID information please click here.
Cancellation by Performing Artist
INKED@SEA has entered into an agreement with each
performing artist on the Cruise to be present on board the Cruise and to
perform in accordance with terms specified therein. However, neither INKED@SEA
nor VV shall be liable or responsible for the failure of any artist or musician
to appear on board or to perform under its agreement. Further, neither
INKED@SEA nor VV shall be liable or responsible for any loss, damage, cost, or
expense of any kind to any guest or any other person or entity in the event
that such performance is prevented or such loss, damage, cost, or expense is
caused by or results directly or indirectly from any act of God, war, fire,
collision, directions of underwriters, arrest, order or restraint by any
government agency or official acting under color of authority, acts of
terrorism, labor disturbances or disputes, civil commotion, weather conditions
and considerations of the safety of the vessel (for which the Master shall be
the sole judge), breakdowns of or damage to the vessel’s hull or machinery,
requisition of the vessel by a governmental authority, illness, death of a
family member or other cause or circumstance beyond INKED@SEA’s reasonable
control. In the event of any failure of contracted artists to perform during
the cruise, INKED@SEA, in its sole discretion, may engage a replacement artist
or artists or may change, postpone or terminate all or any part of the Cruise
or the entertainment program or change the program or itinerary. In such case,
INKED@SEA, shall have no liability to any guest for any loss, damage, cost or
expense whatsoever by reason of such change.
Cancellation By INKED@SEA and/or VV
In the event of strike, lockouts, riots or stoppage of
labor from whatever causes, or for any other reason whatsoever beyond the
control of INKED@SEA or VV, VV in its sole discretion may cancel, advance, or
postpone any scheduled sailing or call at any port and may (but is not
obligated to) substitute another vessel, and neither VV nor INKED@SEA shall be
liable for any loss whatsoever to guests by reason of such cancellation,
advancement, postponement, or substitution. Thereupon, INKED@SEA shall return
to you, if the Cruise is completely canceled, your cabin fare, cruise line
transfers and related taxes and fees, or, if the Cruise is partially canceled,
a proportionate part thereof. Under such circumstances, INKED@SEA and the Released
Parties shall have no further liability for damages or compensation of any
kind. Please note that the availability of any refund for travel insurance
and/or other travel products (airfare, hotel, car rental), even if purchased in
conjunction with the Cruise, will be determined in accordance with the
applicable cancellation policies for such other products or services.
Right To Change Itinerary
INKED@SEA and/or VV reserve the right, at any time, to
change the cruise itinerary whenever advisable or necessary. In this case,
INKED@SEA and/or VV Cruises will NOT be responsible for any loss or expenses
caused by reason of such changes or abandonment. Refunds will NOT be made to
guests who elect not to complete the cruise for any reason or cause whatsoever.
Ports Of Call
You assume sole responsibility for your own safety in any
port of call. INKED@SEA and the other Released Parties do not guarantee your
safety at any time. You may find information about the scheduled ports of call
through the U.S. Department of State, Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention and other governmental and tourist organizations. INKED@SEA and the
other Released Parties assume no responsibility for gathering and/or
disseminating any such information.
Shore Excursions & Cruise Amenities
You acknowledge that all shore excursions and tours,
however conducted; airline flights and ground transportation; and any ship
physician, nurse and on board concessions (including, without limitation, gift
shops, spa, beauty salon, fitness center, golf and art programs, and
video/snorkel concession) are operated by independent contractors. INKED@SEA
neither supervises nor controls their actions, nor makes any representation,
whether express or implied, as to their suitability. These services are
provided only as a convenience for you, and you are free to use or not use
them. You agree that each of the Released Parties assumes no responsibility,
does not guarantee performance and in no event shall be liable for any
negligent or intentional acts or omissions, loss, damage, injury or delay to
you and/or your property in connection with these services. You use them at
your own risk.
Covid Related Health & Safety Requirements
Currently, COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and masking are
not required to sail aboard Inked@Sea.
Inked@Sea's primary commitment is to protecting the
health, safety, and well-being of our incredible family of guests, artists,
crew, and staff, so that we can deliver the best possible onboard
experience. We continue to closely monitor Virgin Voyages Cruise Lines' Have Fun Be
health and safety protocols and procedures, as well as any destination
requirements, and will update this page should any changes occur.