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Bookings for this tour will close on 14th December 2012. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = AEA802, Single = AEA803). Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. This tour will depart Abu Dhabi on 29th January and return in Cochin 2nd February. Please check your embarkation/disembarkation dates carefully before booking this overland. Flight times and further details will be advised on board and the hotels listed are subject to change. Be prepared for very early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and delays at airports. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion.The fare includes: transport by coach, economy class air tickets, sightseeing and entrances as described, meals as stated and hotel accommodation. Two glasses of house wine or a bottle of local beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee are included with meals.The fare does not include: items of a personal nature, other than stated above, such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, medical fees and travel insurance. Those wishing to order alternative beverages to those listed above will be charged separately. Visas are not included.Visas: All guests must purchase an Indian visa prior to embarking Queen Mary 2. Nepalese visas can be purchased in advance in your home country or on arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Those wishing to obtain a visa on arrival must bring a photocopy of their passport, complete an application form, supply two passport photographs and pay a fee of $25 per person. Please check visa requirements for United Arab Emirates in advance of your voyage.What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg. You are advised to wear modest attire during your time in India.Shopping: opportunities for shopping will be included depending on schedule timings. Any shopping stops offered will be optional.
Activity experiences: You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity experiences, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the experience you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of experience may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity experiences, you may be asked by the experience provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the experience provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended. Beach or water-related experiences: For any experience involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your experience. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water. Scuba diving: All guests wishing to participate in a certified dive tour must hold a PADI open water scuba certification or BSAC Ocean Diver certification. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate divers with either a PADI Junior Open Water or a PADI Scuba Dive rating due to the depth limitations imposed by these qualifications. In line with the recommendations by the sports-diving industry, we strongly recommend that divers undertake a refresher course if they have not been diving within the last six months. You must be aged 15 or over, carry your dive certification card with you and we recommend that you carry your diving log or proof that you’ve recently completed a refresher course. If you are a certified diver, but are unable to meet our requirements we recommend taking the Discover Scuba experience as an alternative. For Discover Scuba courses you don’t need any scuba experience but you must be 15 or over and be able to swim. You’ll also need to complete a medical/liability consent form before you go - but if you suffer from asthma, diabetes, heart problems or other medical conditions you won’t be able to take part. Please visit www.padi.com/padi/en/sd/whatsrequired.aspx for more information.

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