Terms and Conditions

YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THOMAS HOGAN TRAVEL, INC.

Before we make arrangements for your flight, hotel, car rental, tour, cruise, or other trip, we require that you acknowledge your agreement with the following terms and conditions:

Please thoroughly review these terms and conditions of Thomas Hogan Travel, Inc. and ThomasHoganVacations.com, herein referred to as THT. The booking passenger, by accepting this receipt and making payment to THT, acknowledges that they have been advised of, reviewed, and hereby accept these terms and conditions and contract for travel related services. These conditions apply to yourself, your family or traveling companions that you represent or make payments on their behalf.

THT offers retail travel services to customers, which are provided by separate and independent vendors of travel services. We do not operate, control, or otherwise provide the services of the independent travel vendors. THT acts only as a sales agent for any airline, hotel, car-rental company, ground operator, tour operator, cruise line, shore excursion, attractions, or other travel Suppliers who provide goods or services for the passenger(s) trip.

While THT prides itself on selecting top quality Suppliers, we assume no responsibility for and shall not be liable for any refund, personal injury, property damage, or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be caused by: (1) any defaults, wrongful or negligent acts, or omissions of the Suppliers; (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, craft, equipment, or instrumentality owned, operated, or otherwise used or provided by the Suppliers; or (3) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under our control. Suppliers reserve the right to deviate from the direct, customary and/or scheduled route or itinerary for any reason, without limitation and without notice. Passenger(s) acknowledge and agree that THT is not responsible for Supplier deviations, delays, cancellations, mandated overnight stays, missed connections or any other condition beyond its control.

Force Majeure: Force Majeure” means, in relation to THT, any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of THT, (including, but without limitation, acts of God, explosion, flood, forceful wind, fire or accident, war or threat of war declared or undeclared, acts of terrorism, sabotage, riots, strikes, civil disturbance, requisition, sickness, quarantine, government intervention, weather conditions, defects in machinery and vehicles, delay, wildlife, or other untoward occurrences). THT shall not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by you as a consequence of any of the Suppliers being unable to perform its obligations due to the unusual or unforeseeable circumstances (a “force majeure event”) beyond the control of the party affected by the force majeure event.

Passenger(s) acknowledge and understand that cruise lines, tour operators, and other Suppliers have their own contracts covering cancellation penalties and other terms and conditions, and that you may be bound by those contracts regardless of whether you receive notice of their terms. Pricing and availability may change without notice. Passenger(s) agrees that THT is not responsible for any errors or omissions in any quotes, advertisements, including on our website, resulting in inventory, content, or pricing discrepancies nor is THT responsible for any errors or omissions that may occur as a result of incorrect information from third parties. Suppliers reserve the right not to honor any published prices that it determines were erroneous due to electronic, printing, or clerical error. You acknowledge this right and agree to hold THT harmless for any actions or damages arising from Supplier pricing.

Prices are not subject to increase after you make full payment; however, a price increase may apply due to changes in: transportation costs e.g. fuel, scheduled air fares and any other airline surcharges which are part of the contract between airlines (and their agents) and THT, Government action such as increases in VAT or any other Government imposed increases, currency in relation to adverse exchange rate variations. Passenger(s) acknowledge and consent to any post-purchase price increases in relation to the above paragraph.

Booking Accuracy/Legal Names: Passenger(s) is required to immediately review all aspects of their booking to verify (but not limited to): passenger names, mailing address, date of birth, pricing, airfare, arrival/departure airports, accommodations, and organized activities on your booking confirmation. Please notify THT immediately if any omissions and/or corrections are needed regarding the booking details. Passenger(s) voluntarily assumes full and sole responsibility for any and all risks and/or costs involved with failure to report such errors and/or omissions. The name, date of birth and gender that appears on your passport or government issued ID must exactly match the same such data that is listed on airline ticket(s) and booking records. THT strongly recommends that you take into account that certain countries will not admit a passenger if their passport expires within six (6) months of the return date of travel. Non-United States citizens may require additional documentation. Children and infants also require all such travel documents.

THT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the Suppliers, unsafe conditions, health hazards, weather hazards, climate extremes, or the suitability for disabled persons of any portion of any tour at locations to which you may travel. For information concerning possible dangers at destinations, we recommend you contact the Travel Warnings Section of the U.S. State Department at (202) 647-5225 or www.travel.state.gov. For medical information, we recommend you contact the Centers for Disease Control at (800) CDC-INFO or www.cdc.gov/travel. You assume full and complete responsibility for checking and verifying any and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). You hereby release THT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in this paragraph, and to submit all other claims against us within 30 days after the return of your trip. You agree that all suits in connection with, or incident to, this agreement shall be litigated, if at all, in the courts in Horry County, SC which will serve as the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or THT and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of those courts.

Power of Attorney: As our client, you hereby appoint THT to be your attorneys-in-fact for the purpose of signing all documents necessary to purchase and issue airline tickets, tours, cruises, insurance and hotel guarantees. You authorize any of the attorneys-in-fact to authorize credit card authorizations for said purchases whenever any of them receives an online, phone, or email booking request reasonably believed to be from you or someone acting on your behalf, requesting travel arrangements be charged to this credit card account. You agree that you will pay for all such purchases and will not hold us responsible for any of our actions pursuant to this power of attorney.

Information on Website: The content and images contained on this website, including downloadable files, are protected by copyright. You agree not to use or authorize the use of this information for any purpose other than personal use, and not to engage in the resale, redistribution, and use of the information on this website for commercial purposes. This website may contain third-party links and pointers which are included solely for your convenience and do not constitute any endorsement by THT and/or our Suppliers. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this information, THT is not responsible for the accuracy of the information, or the contents of the websites.

Electronic or handwritten signature: Both parties agree that you may acknowledge and agree to these Terms: (a) electronically; (b) by handwritten signature; (c) by any other electronic means, including without limitation acknowledgement via email acceptance of these Terms; or (d) by your implied consent deemed via your actions which shall include without limitation the payment of the invoice and/ or your use of the services provided by THT or any other travel supplier related to your booking. All such means will be deemed to constitute effective acknowledgement and execution of this Agreement and shall be sufficient to bind the parties to the terms and conditions of this agreement.

Travel insurance protection is strongly recommended. As your travel agent, we have a professional responsibility to recommend the purchase of travel insurance to cover certain risks inherent in travel to protect against THIRD PARTY SUPPLIER DEFAULT/BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION, DELAY, INTERRUPTION, CANCELLATION, MEDICAL EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION/EVACUATION & REPATRIATION, BAGGAGE & PERSONAL EFFECTS/LOST LUGGAGE & BAGGAGE DELAY, ILLNESS, ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISABILITY, TRAVEL ACCIDENT/SICKNESS MEDICAL EXPENSES, AND MORE. PROPER INSURANCE MAY PROTECT YOU FROM FINANCIAL LOSS IN ALMOST ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. By declining appropriate travel insurance, passenger(s) acknowledges and accepts liability for any cancellation penalties, damages and/or out–of-pocket expenses incurred.

If purchasing travel insurance, we urge you to thoroughly read your policy’s confirmation of benefits. This information includes, but is not limited to, details on the extent of coverage and procedures for making a claim. Please note that the travel insurance provider may not be allowed to discuss your claim with THT due to privacy laws (e.g. HIPAA). Passenger(s) acknowledge and agree that THT has no control over the travel insurance provider or its coverage decisions, and as a result THT is not responsible for and shall not be liable for policy coverage, claims processing, or the denial of any claims.


2024 Too Much Sylvia/Cat 5 Fan Appreciation Cruise Adventure of the Seas; January 13-19, 2024

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP: Passports are strongly recommended for each guest. In the absence of a passport, a passport card or certified birth certificate AND a government issued photo ID will be accepted, but restrictions will apply. Passport applications can be found at www.travel.state.gov/passport.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A deposit of $250 per person is required to confirm your cabin. Final payment is required by September 15, 2023. Credit card payments should be phoned in Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. Checks should be made payable to Thomas Hogan Travel and mailed to:

Thomas Hogan Travel

1361 21st. Ave. N.

Suite 109

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Royal Caribbean will impose penalties as follows. The taxes and gratuities are refundable. The beverage package is refundable up to 24 hours prior to sailing.

September 16-October 31, 2023                 25% of the cruise fare

November 1-14, 2023                                   50% of the cruise fare

November 15-December 13, 2023              75% of the cruise fare

December 14, 2023 and beyond                  100% of the cruise fare

In addition to Royal Caribbean’s penalties, Thomas Hogan Travel will charge $100 per person for any cancellation made after deposit. An additional event fee of $250 per person will be imposed for any cancellations made after September 16, 2023. Please note the cancellation policy below.

After initial payment for all travel types, should the customer voluntarily request modifications to their vacation resulting in a cancellation of their booked trip, Thomas Hogan Travel will impose a trip cancellation fee of $100 per person. This fee will be in addition to any travel supplier penalties, if applicable. All cancellations MUST be notified in writing to liz@thomashogan.com.

I understand and accept for myself and the travelers included in my party THT’s trip cancellation policy. I understand a cancellation fee of $100.00 per person will be charged at the time of cancellation to the credit card I authorize. I acknowledge and accept that these fees are in addition to any cancellation and/or change fee penalties that may be imposed by the travel supplier. I also understand that these fees are separate from the cost of my trip. I agree not to institute a credit card dispute or “charge back” to THT for said cancellation fees.

I understand that any travel supplier refunds or credits due to all travelers included in my party will be processed after THT has collected their cancellation fee.

CANCELLATION/TRIP INSURANCE: Thomas Hogan Travel recommends purchasing Allianz Global Assistance to protect your vacation investment. Rates are based on the total cost of your trip. Contact Thomas Hogan Travel for a quote.

GRATUITIES: Gratuities for the cabin stewards, dining room waitstaff and bar staff are included in your package price. Additional gratuities for excellent service will be accepted.

MEDICAL NEEDS: PLEASE make us aware of any medical conditions that may require special care while sailing. Royal Caribbean’s Guest Services will work with us to make certain all of your needs are met. This should include any CPAP machines, dietary restrictions and pregnancy.

DINING ASSIGNMENTS: We will make every effort to confirm your dining requests.

You can select Early Dining at 6:00pm, Late Dining at 8:30pm or My Time Dining. My Time Dining allows you flexibility to dine when you choose.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Our guests will receive exclusive access to all of our private events. We will make every effort to provide a schedule of events with your final cruise documents. A minimum number of cabins in the group is required to confirm private events. Guests are required to wear their wristband to all events for the duration of the cruise.

ONLINE REGISTRATION: Due to regulations imposed by the Department of Homeland Security, each guest is required to provide the cruise line with information regarding their citizenship and immigration status. You can complete your registration by visiting www.royalcaribbean.com or using the Royal Caribbean app approximately 45 days prior to sailing.

PRE-CRUISE HOTEL: Radisson at the Port. Standard rooms are $279 + tax and Queen Suites are $309 + tax. Rates include continental breakfast and round-trip shuttle between the hotel and the cruise terminal. Parking is $60 + Tax for the duration of the cruise.

PARKING AT THE PIER: Parking at the cruise terminal is $17 per day, or $102 for six days. Rates are subject to change.

CRUISE ITINERARY;

DATE                                      PORT                          ARRIVE           DEPART

January 13, 2024       Port Canaveral, FL                                         4:00pm

January 14, 2024       Nassau, Bahamas                  8:00am           5:00pm

January 15, 2024       At Sea                                     ——–             ——–

January 16, 2024       Puerto Plata, D.R.                  8:00am           5:00pm

January 17, 2024       Labadee, Haiti                        7:00am           5:00pm

January 18, 2024       At Sea                                     ——–             ——–                        

January 19, 2024       Port Canaveral, FL                 7:00am

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Thomas Hogan Vacations is the premier travel agency in Myrtle Beach with over 35 years in business, specializing in personalized travel experiences. Thomas Hogan offers travel destinations which includes a Spain & Portugal escapade, a cruise to Alaska, a Northern European cruise, a trip to Rome & Greek Isles, a Panama Canal Cruise, a cruise to the Southern Caribbean and a tour of Northern Italy. Custom vacation packages include roundtrip airfare, lodging & accommodations, dining, transportation and more. Thomas Hogan offers vacation packages for couples, groups or individual travel. Thomas Hogan Vacations is affiliated with Travel Leaders which gives us the best global travel contacts. Thomas Hogan's corporate office is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.