Cruise and Rail Travel is a mobile travel agent associated with itravel. We are an ATAS accredited Travel Agent and a member of AFTA, IATA & CLIA.
We sell and facilitate various travel arrangements and services on behalf of our Principals. Our principals are airlines, tour operators, hotels, cruise lines, other transport operators, other accommodation providers and other principal suppliers. References to “us”, “we” and/or “our” in these booking terms and conditions shall mean Cruise and Rail Travel. We may receive fees, commissions, gifts or financial incentives from our Principals under this contract.
Without travel insurance you and/or your family are personally liable for covering any medical and associated costs you may incur while travelling. We strongly recommend you take out a full coverage travel insurance policy at the time you pay for your booking. All Cruise & Rail Travel agents are FSR compliant and can recommend a policy to suit your needs. It is your responsibility to read and fully understand the Product Disclosure Statement of your insurer.
In the event that a natural disaster or other emergency is reported to have occurred in a country where you may be visiting at that time, you authorise Cruise & Rail Travel to disclose the details of your itinerary and contact details to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Passports and Visa Requirements
All travellers must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity beyond the period of intended stay. Some countries require a longer validity. Permanent residents travelling on a foreign passport must hold a Resident Return Visa to re-enter Australia. We recommend that you check the entry requirements of the countries you plan to visit or transit, including all visa requirements, with the relevant foreign embassy or consulate. It is your responsibility to supply your full name as per your passport to your itravel agent. Incorrect names will incur cancellation and/or change fees.
Health Requirements and Vaccinations
Some countries require you to be vaccinated against specific infection and/or diseases. We recommend that you consult with your doctor or specialist vaccination clinic before commencing your travel. General health advice for the destination you wish to visit is also available at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website
All prices are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice. The price is only guaranteed once paid for in full by you. Price changes can occur between the time you make a reservation and the date of full payment. Factors influencing price changes can be currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and other provider increases outside of our control.
Schedule of Fees
These fees may vary. Please check directly with your Cruise & Rail Travel agent.
Cruise and Rail Travel Deposits
Domestic: $45 per person
International: $100 per person
These are payable in addition to any deposit required by Tour Operators or Wholesalers. All deposits are non-refundable in the event of cancellation
Consultation and Itinerary Preparation
Initial Consultation: $95.00 per hour
Itinerary Preparation: $150.00
Consultation and preparation fees are deducted from the final account for bookings over $5500 (excluding airfares)
Online Booking Fee
$35.00 per person
Frequent Flyer Redemption bookings
Domestic: $55.00 per person + taxes
International: $100 per person + taxes
Visa Processing Fee
$45.00 per person per consulate
Domestic ticket reissue: $55 per person + airline fees
International ticket reissue: $75 per person + airline fees
Hotel & Car hire changes: $15 per amendment + any operator fees
Name Changes: $75 per person + airline fees
Domestic: $55.00 per person + airline/operator fees
International: $200.00 per person + airline/operator fees
All booking fees are non-refundable in the event of cancellation.
Once a booking is confirmed, payment must be received within the payment deadline as advised by your Cruise & Rail Travel agent. Failure to pay for tickets or other travel documents within the deadline will result in automatic cancellation of the booking.
Payments are accepted by BPAY, direct deposit or by credit card. Some travel bookings may not be payable with a credit card. Please check with your agent. In some circumstances your credit card will be charged by the Principal. You authorise us to pass on your credit card details to the Principal.
When your credit card is processed by itravel with Cruise & Rail Travel you agree to not have your payment ‘charged back’ or reversed by your credit card provider where the services have been provided.
Direct deposits must be paid into the itravel with Cruise & Rail Travel Client Trust Account: CBA
itravel with Cruise & Rail Travel agents do not accept cash payments. Payments must not be paid into any other bank account other than the itravel Client Trust Account.
Credit or debit card payments will incur surcharges. Please check with your Cruise & Rail Travel agent for our current charges.
Booking Cancellation and Amendment Charges
If you wish to cancel or change a confirmed reservation you are likely to incur fees. In some cases, itravel with Cruise & Rail Travel may charge cancellation and/or amendment fees in addition to those imposed by travel service providers. You should always check amendment or cancellation fee schedules with your Cruise & Rail Travel agent before entering into a transaction. Some air tickets and other bookings may be non-refundable.
It is Cruise & Rail Travel’s policy that we are not in a position to refund any commissions we have earned which incurred our time in arranging your travel and holiday plans. Commission earned covers our general running costs like every other business and includes systems charges, fraud protection, server hosting, utility bills and other overheads.
If you cancel your travel arrangements and a refund is due, the refund will be made available to you once we received the monies from the Principal involved. In some cases, you may not be able to claim a refund.
While we have taken great care to check your travel documents, it is important that you review all of the information in the documents including but not limited to, your name, travel dates and other particulars relating to your travel arrangements. Travel documents include (without limitation) airline tickets, hotel vouchers, tour vouchers or any other document (whether in electronic form or otherwise) used to confirm an arrangement with a service provide.
It is important to check your flight times at least 24 hours prior to the departure of each flight as airlines reserve the right to amend their flight schedules.
Accuracy of Information and Limitation of Liability
itravel with Cruise & Rail Travel does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or performance of the services offered by the Principals and we will not be liable in the event that you suffer loss, injury or disappointment by reason of any undertakings or failings of any Principal.
itravel with Cruise & Rail Travel accepts no responsibility or liability for any failure or delay on the part of any Principal in providing travel services to you where your booking has been properly processed by Cruise & Rail Travel; nor is Cruise & Rail Travel responsible for any acts or omissions of Principals in the course of delivery of such travel services.
Neither Party will be liable for any failure or delay in performing an obligation under this Agreement that is due to any of the following causes, to the extent beyond its reasonable control: acts of God, accident, riots, war, terrorist act, epidemic, pandemic, quarantine, outbreaks of infectious disease or any other public health crisis, civil commotion, breakdown of communication facilities, natural catastrophes, governmental acts or omissions, changes in laws or regulations, national strikes, fire, explosion, generalized lack of availability of raw materials or energy.
Force Majeure shall not include (a) financial distress nor the inability of either party to make a profit or avoid a financial loss, (b) changes in market prices or conditions, or (c) a party’s financial inability to perform its obligations hereunder.
These terms and conditions were updated October 2021.