Terms and Conditions

The details of your (“Customer”, “you” or “your”) travel booking with Dreamcation Cruises And Tours Pte Ltd (“Company”, “us”, “we” or “our”) will be set out in the Pax Statement to be issued to you upon making a reservation with us.

The Pax Statement should be read together with these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”), which apply to all tours, unless otherwise specifically stated. Additional terms (“Addenda”) may also apply to cruise holidays and specialty tours.

Please carefully review these Terms and Conditions, as well as the terms of any applicable Addenda, before making your reservation. By making a reservation with us, you are deemed to have read, understood and accepted these Terms and Conditions, and the terms of any applicable Addenda.

1. Reservation, Deposit and Full Payment
To make a reservation, you need to place a deposit with us for yourself and each person accompanying you on the Tour. This deposit will form part of your final payment. The minimum deposit is specified in the table below. You will be notified should a higher deposit be required for your specific booking. To confirm your reservation, you must also submit to us, or to your travel advisor, accurate and complete passport details for all persons in your travel group, within 3 days of the deposit payment, failing which we reserve the right to treat your reservation as withdrawn and to refund the deposit to you.

Type of Package

Minimum deposit per traveller
(“Minimum Deposit”)

China & Asia (Tour)

S$500

All other destinations

S$1,000

 FIT packages

50% - 80% of the total package cost

Cruise only

S$300 & 100% (if less than 90days of departure)

Cruise Tour

S$1,000

Air-ticket & Hotel only

Full Payment needed

Payment of the deposit and confirmation of the reservation does not constitute confirmation of the Package. All Package Tours are  subject  to  a minimum group size (to be determined by us, in our absolute discretion) before the Package Tour is confirmed & If the minimum group size is  not achieved at least 14 days before the scheduled departure date for a Package Tour,  we  shall  be entitled to cancel all reservations  for  the  Package Tour in accordance with clause 3 below. FIT packages subject to 3rd parties confirmation, which will takes up to 7 to 14 working days.

We will notify you as soon as possible once your Package has been confirmed. Unless otherwise agreed or notified by us, following confirmation of your Package, you must make full payment for your Package at least 14 days before the designated departure date or earlier. If you fail to make full payment by the stipulated deadline, we shall be entitled to treat your reservation as cancelled and to impose a cancellation fee, in accordance with clause 2 below, and to apply the deposit toward settlement of the cancellation fee, with any balance owing to be payable within 7 days, without any recourse by you against us.

2. Cancellation by Customer
Unless otherwise stated in the Pax Statement, you may cancel your reservation, in writing, at any time before the designated departure date, subject to payment of a cancellation fee to us, to be computed based on the table below. In such event, you shall additionally be responsible for any non-refundable airport taxes and miscellaneous surcharges imposed by the relevant airline(s). Should there be a refund of airport taxes or miscellaneous surcharges by the airline(s), we shall be entitled to charge an administrative fee of S$50, to be deducted from the refunded amount, for processing the refund. Please note that any change of departure date, traveler’s name (other than correction of typographical errors) or Package is considered a cancellation and a cancellation fee will apply.

Number of days between departure date and receipt of cancellation notice

Cancellation fee per traveler

Package Tours departing during peak seasons, school holidays & Public holidays

All  other Package Tours departing during non-peak seasons

35 days and above

100% of Minimum Deposit

50% of Minimum Deposit

15 - 34 days

100% of Minimum Deposit

100% of Minimum Deposit

8 - 14 days

50% of Package Tour fare or 100% of Minimum Deposit, whichever is higher

50% of Package Tour fare or 100% of Minimum Deposit, whichever is higher

7 days and below

100% of Package Tour fare

100% of Package Tour fare 

 
Notes:

  • References to Package Tour fare in the table above include all applicable taxes and surcharges. 

You will be notified of the amount of the cancellation fee payable as soon as possible following cancellation of the reservation. Should the deposit be insufficient to meet the cancellation fee, you must settle the short fall within 3 days of such notification.

Notwithstanding the above, you may cancel a reservation for a land-only Package Tour, without paying any cancellation fee, should a travel advisory or travel notice be issued by the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, advising against travel to one or more of the destinations included in your Package Tour, during the proposed period of travel. In such instance, you may still be responsible for all cancellation fees imposed by the relevant third party service providers and we also reserve the right to impose an administrative fee (to be determined in our reasonable discretion) for processing the cancellation. For the avoidance of doubt, the terms of this clause only apply to tours operated by us and exclude cruise holidays, the cancellation terms for which may be found at www.dreamcation.com.sg.

3. Cancellation by Company
Please note that the Company is merely acting as an intermediary to engage the services of third party service providers in respect of your Package Tour. Even after full payment for a Package Tour has been made, all Package Tour arrangements are still subject to final confirmation by the relevant third party service provider(s). We shall endeavor to notify you, at least 14 days before the scheduled departure date, if, due to any unforeseen circumstance(s), any Package Tour arrangement cannot be finalized,needs to be changed by us or your reservation has to be cancelled. In such case, we may, but shall not be obliged to, recommend alternative Package Tours to either the same or another destination. Please note that additional charges may apply for such alternative Package Tours and you will be advised accordingly of all such charges before having to make any election. If no alternatives are offered or should you decide not to accept any alternative offered, we will fully refund all payments received from you for the Package Tour (without interest), in full discharge of our obligations to you.

4. Amendments by Customer

All rights and entitlements of a Customer or traveller in relation to any Package booked with us are personal to such Customer or traveller and may not be assigned without our express written  consent. Any change to the identity of a traveller or to the designated departure date shall be deemed a cancellation of the reservation and a cancellation fee, as set out in clause 2 above, will apply. Subject to that, you may submit a written request for an amendment to the details of a reservation, such as rectification of typographical errors in a traveller’s name, changes  to flight itinerary and accommodation, at any time. We will endeavour to accommodate or facilitate your request but cannot assure you that it can be effected. In particular, you may not be able to effect any change to certain arrangements, such as the issue of special airfare tickets. Where the change is possible, you shall be responsible for all additional charges and administrative fees that may be incurred to effect the change. We will endeavour to confirm the status of any request for an amendment within 14 days of receiving the written request.

5. Refund Policy on Unused Portion of Package Tour

No refund, either in full or in part, will be made with respect to all arrangements for accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours or other services which are included in the Package fare but not utilised by the traveller, or where the traveller amends, cancels or otherwise varies such arrangement after commencement of the Package Tour.

If, after a Package Tour has departed, any service(s) in the itinerary cannot be fulfilled or any change(s) to the itinerary are necessitated for any reason(s) beyond our control, especially during peak seasons or upon the occurrence of a force majeure event, such as an act of God, earthquake, fire, tsunami or other natural disasters, weather conditions, war, civil unrest or terrorist attacks, government or legislative actions, strikes and labor unrest, diseases or pandemics, compulsory quarantines, or other similar event(s) (“Force Majeure Event”), we reserve the right to make reasonable changes to the itinerary, but shall endeavor where possible to arrange for the provision of a comparable alternative service. Any additional expense resulting from such changes shall be payable by you and any resulting saving will be refunded by us to you. Should you reject our offer of an alternative service, we shall not be obliged to refund any fee paid by you in respect of the unfulfilled service(s), but may do so, on a case-by-case basis.

6. Refund Payment Mode
For payments made in cash or via NETS, cheque or bank transfer, refunds will be made by way of cheque and will generally be processed within 2 to 4 weeks from the date of cancellation. For credit card payments, refunds will be made via the respective credit card company and will generally be processed within 4 to 6 weeks from the date of cancellation. For payments made via travel gift voucher, refunds will be made via a credit voucher to be issued by us and will generally be processed within 4 to 6 weeks from the date of cancellation. The refund process may take longer during peak seasons, due to the increase in transaction volume.

7. Extensions of Stay or Deviations
Any request for an extension of stay or deviation from the Package Tour itinerary must be in writing and may be permitted, on the terms below, subject to applicable validity periods, restrictions on air tickets or seat confirmation, and availability of accommodation.

We will endeavor to accommodate your request but cannot assure you that it can or will be effected. If, for any reason, we are unable to confirm your request at least 2 weeks before the designated departure date, the request shall be deemed withdrawn and you shall be deemed to have consented to the original itinerary.

Any extension or deviation will be at your own expense and separate transfers to and from the airport will not be provided. All extra costs (including a reasonable administrative fee, to be determined in our discretion) incurred to process the request for an extension or deviation will also be borne by you.

For Package Tours on charter flights, no extension or deviation will be permitted as the air ticket issued is a special one, restricted to a specified airline only, and is not negotiable, endorsable, re-issuable, refundable or re-routable. Any alteration of the route or the flight date by you is solely at your own risk, and we and our associated agents shall not be held responsible for any inconvenience caused or extra expense incurred.

8. Travel Documents and Travel Insurance

Passport and Other Travel Documents
Subject to this clause, each traveler is solely responsible for ensuring that his or her passport or other travel document is valid for at least 6 months from the expected date of departure from the last point of departure in the itinerary and that he or she has all necessary visas, permits, passes, licences, vaccinations, health certificates and/or other documents or approvals as may be required by the applicable governmental authorities of the destination country(ies) in the Package Tour.

If a reservation has to be cancelled because the traveler is unable to obtain a visa or other travel document required, the relevant cancellation feeunder clause 2 above will apply. We shall not be responsible, under any circumstances, for any loss, damage or expense, or to reimburse or refund any part of the Package Tour fare, should any traveler be deported or refused entry by the immigration authorities of any country, for any reason, including irregular travel documents, quarantine restrictions, customs regulations, import/export restrictions, executive or administrative orders, possession of unlawful items or other criminal activities.

Each traveler is also solely responsible for ensuring that his or her name as provided to the Company and reflected in the Pax Statement tallies with the name in his or her passport or travel document. If any amendment to such name is required, all applicable fees and charges shall be borne by the traveler.

Visa Applications
We may, from time to time, assist a traveler to submit a visa application for a fee, but do not guarantee the out come or approval of any such application. Different embassies or consulates require varying lengths of time to process visa applications and, accordingly, any traveler seeking our assistance to apply for a  visa must check with us as soon as possible on the applicable visa requirements.

Travel Insurance
All travelers are strongly encouraged to obtain a comprehensive travel insurance policy to protect against unforeseen circumstances, such as baggage loss, flight delays, travel agent insolvency and medical emergencies. We shall not be responsible, under any circumstances, for any such matters.

9. General Matters Relating to Package

Accommodation
Accommodation at nominated hotels (or hotels of a similar standard) is as specified in the Tour brochure/itinerary/booking form. Accommodation is generally available on either a single, twin, double- share or triple-share basis. For certain types of accommodation, such as farms and ski resorts, the sharing of bathroom facilities may be necessary. For triple-share rooms, the third bed may be a “roll-away” bed. Single room occupancy is usually at additional cost.

Baggage Handling/Lost or Damaged Baggage Travelers will be allowed check-in and hand- carry luggage according to the respective airlines’ regulations. Excess baggage must be paid locally by the travelers. We will not be responsible for the loss, damage or theft of any item(s) belonging to a traveler throughoutthedurationofthe Tour.

Meals
Meals, including meals on-board flights, are as indicated in the Tour brochure/itinerary/ booking form. No refunds or replacements will be provided if the on-board meals are not served for any reason.

Mileage Accrual
We will not be responsible for any mileage accrual for any frequent flyer membership programme(s).

Travelling With Minors
Travelers  under  18  years  of  age  (as  at  the  scheduled departure date) must be accompanied by an adult. If any  person  under  18  years  old  is  travelling  with  an adult other than his or her parent or official guardian, his or her parent or official guardian is required to  fill up an “Unaccompanied Minor and Handling Assistance Waiver” form. It is also the traveler’s sole responsibility to ensure that the requirements of any relevant airline and/or regulatory authority relatingto minors are complied with.

Pregnancy
It is the responsibility of travelers who are pregnant to ensure that they have a doctor’s certification that they are fit for travel. Notwithstanding any such doctor’s certificate, third party providers, such as airlines or cruise companies, have the sole discretion to disallow a pregnant traveler to board the relevant flight or cruise or to undertake certain activities and no refund shall be pay able in such event.

Special Requests
It is the Customer’s sole responsibility to inform the Company of any special request that a traveler may have, such as special dietary requirements, special seating arrangements, requests for adjoining rooms, requests for a smoking room, etc. At the time of reservation. All requests are subject to availability and confirmation, and we will not be responsible if any such request is not or cannot be met for any reason.

Travelers With Special Needs
We will use reasonable endeavors, but shall not be obliged, to accommodate the special needs of disabled travelers and shall not be responsible if we are unable to effect any requested arrangements. We shall also not be responsible for any denial of services by air carriers, hotels, restaurants or other third party service providers. We cannot provide individual assistance to any traveler for walking, dining, getting on or off motor coaches, cruise ships and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able-bodied companion must accompany travelers who need such assistance and must assume full responsibility for their well-being.We are not responsible for any missed activities due to a traveler’s in ability to participate in such activities.

We regret we must reserve the right to refuse to allow an individual to travel if he or she, in our reasonable opinion, is physically or mentally unfit to travel, or will or may require care beyond that which any travelling companion or we can generally provide in connection with the Tour, and no refund shall be payable in such event.

10. Professional Ethics

As part of our corporate responsibility towards our customers, we strive to adopt fair and ethical business practices, as well as accurate marketing communications at all times.

11. Pricing Policies

Validity
All information and prices shown are accurate at the time o fprint.

Package Tour Fare Inclusions
The Package Tour fare includes airfare, accommodation, airport transfers (if any), meals (if any), sightseeing (if any) as specified in the Package Tour brochure/itinerary/booking form.

Package Tour Fare Exclusions
The Package Tour fare does not include airport taxes, airport security taxes, airline insurance surcharges, fuel taxes, visa fees, travel insurance, customs user
fees and service fees as specified by the airlines and airport authorities, laundry services, excess baggage charges, beverages, room service, gratuities to drivers and tour leaders or local guides and tips to hotel porters, and/or any personal expenses. Please check with us, or your travel advisor, for general information regarding visa fees, gratuities to drivers and tour leaders or local guides, as well as local tipping practices.

Child Fare
Children below the age of 12 (as of the date of return to Singapore) may be eligible for child fare rates in accordance with the applicable third party service provider’s standard terms. Should an extra bed for a child be required, please arrange with us and we will advise on the applicable surcharge, if any.

Promotional Pricing
We may, from time to time, accord discounts and other forms of promotion for our Package Tours. Our policy is to display and confirm all applicable discounts or
promotions in our marketing communications and invoices.

Mode of Payment
Payments to us may be made in cash, by NETS, cheque, credit card or using valid travel gift vouchers (subject to the applicable terms and conditions of such vouchers). Cheques will only be accepted if presented to us at least 3 working days before the due date. All payments must be made in Singapore Dollars.

Pricing Accuracy
To ensure accuracy in billing, our policy is to clearly list all relevant prices (including GST) in our invoices and communications materials.We will also clearly indicate any additional charges for extra services that maybe incurred by the Customer.

Receipts
We will issue a detailed receipt for each and every payment made. Whilst we are a GST-registered organisation, no GST is levied for outbound tours.
However, GST is payable by the Customer for any tours and coach services within Singapore

12. Feedback Mechanisms
We welcome feedback from our customers. Should you have a complaint on the Tour, you should inform our representative during the course of the Tour and if matter cannot be resolved after our representative’s best endeavors to do so during the Tour, your complain should be made in writing to the Company at [email protected]

13. Marketing Channels
We endeavor to ensure that all of our brochures and marketing communications contain sufficient and accurate information regarding our Tours, services, prices and promotions. Our terms of sale are readily availableonourwebsite.

14. Confidentiality and Privacy
We will comply with all relevant obligations under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) governing the collection, use, disclosure and care of your personal data in accordance with our privacy statement, a copy of which can be obtain upon request.

We may take photographs and videos of travelers participating in our Tours for our advertising and publicity materials (e.g. brochures) or related media programmes (e.g. particularly those involving celebrity Tours) and by joining our Package Tours,all travelers shall be deemed to have consented to such collection and/or use on our part.

Notwithstanding, any traveler who wishes to withdraw his or her consent to our collection or use of any photographs or videos that may feature such traveler, may notify us at [email protected] with your full name and booking reference number whereupon we will endeavor, as soon as reasonably practicable, to remove any reference to such traveler from our advertising and publicity materials and/or related media programmes; provided always that we shall not be liable to recall or change any such materials or media programmes which have been produced, publicly distributed or disseminated by us prior to receiving such notice.

We shall, correspondingly, be entitled to disallow any traveler from joining a Tour expressed to be organized as part of a media programme if such traveler does not expressly consent to the taking and use of his or her photograph or to the filming/recording of the Tour. For Tours organised as part of a media programme, the Customer warrants that all travelers, for whom the reservation is made, have been made aware of this clause and have duly consented to the taking and use of their photograph and the filming/recording of the Tour for such purpose, terms for which may be requested at [email protected] with your full name and booking reference number.

15. Third Party Providers

We incorporate and rely on the services of airlines, transport companies and other third party service providers for our Package. These Terms and Conditions and all arrangements or bookings relating to the Package are additionally subject, in every respect, to any terms and conditions that may be imposed by these third party service providers. Whilst we will endeavor to render reasonable assistance to our Customers wherever possible, we have no control over these third party service providers and shall not be liable, in any way, for any changes made by or acts or omissions on the part of such third party service providers in connection with any Package.

16. Rights, Disclaimers and Indemnity Relating to Tours

Without limiting any other provision of these Terms and Conditions, fully permittedby law, we shall not be responsible or assume any liability to any Customer or traveler for:

a) any injury, damage, loss or delay affecting any person or property not arising from our own negligence or breach;
b) any loss, damage, cost, expense or delay suffered or incurred due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to:

  • actions or omissions of third parties (including any applicable third party service providers);
  • mechanical breakdowns;
  • a Force Majeure Event;
  • a failure by the Customer or traveler to comply with any of his or her obligations here under;
  • a failure by the Customer or traveler to possess, obtain or maintain any travel documentation required for the Tour (e.g. health certificates, visas,valid passports,etc.);
  • a failure by the Customer or traveler to follow reasonable instructions, including but not limited to noting and complying with specified check-in and check-out and/or meeting places and times.

Fully permitted by law, our maximum liability to any Customer or traveler for any loss, damage, cost and/or expense shall in no event exceed the amount of the Tour fare paid to and received by us in respect of such Customer or traveler.

In no event shall we be liable for any punitive, special, indirect or consequential loss or damage, including loss of production, profit, revenue or contract or loss of or damage to good will or reputation.

We reserve the right to withdraw any itinerary or any reservation made and/or to decline or refuse any individual as a member of the Tour, if it appears to us, in our absolute discretion, that such individual is likely to endanger the health or safety, or impair the comfort and enjoyment of the other members of the Package Tour.

You agree to indemnify us, our affiliates and our respective officers, directors and employees, immediately on demand, against all claims, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees (on a full indemnity basis), arising out of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you.

17. Miscellaneous

We reserve the right to change, amend, insert or delete any of these Terms and Conditions, or policies contained therein, from time to time. The latest copy of these Terms and Conditions is maintained and made available on our website. Customers and travelers are responsible for periodically checking our website to update themselves on the latest Terms and Conditions