Spirit of Cairns – Passenger Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions set out the terms on which you (on behalf of yourself and any person on whose behalf you are booking, together “you” or “your”) book through Spirit of Cairns Pty Ltd (referred to as, we, us and our, in these Terms and Conditions) for all bookings made directly by you, or on your behalf by an agent or third party, in relation to the products and cruises operated by us. These Terms and Conditions constitute the agreement between you and us.

Full payment is required with your cruise booking. Should you cancel with 24 hours or more notice, this amount is fully refundable. Should you cancel within 24 hours of your cruise, 100% cancellation and no refund applies. We may, in our discretion, agree to transfer your booking to a later date. You must pay any price difference, between the original booking and the transferred booking.

A booking of 10 or more people is considered to be a group booking. All group bookings and private charters require a 20% deposit in order to confirm the booking, and full payment is required 7 days prior to the cruise date. Late payment may result in the cancellation of your booking. Cancellations of private charters and groups of more than 20 people, with 30 days or more notice, will forfeit their booking deposit. Cancellations of groups of 20 or less people, with 7 days or more notice, will forfeit their booking deposit. 100% cancellation fee applies for less than 7 days notice of your group or private charter cancellation.

Children must be under parental supervision at all times, and are not permitted on the outer decks without being accompanied by a parent or adult supervisor. The minimum child age for the regular Dinner Cruise is 4.

Footwear is a mandatory requirement, and you will not be permitted to board unless you are wearing shoes or sandals. We recommend flat, rubber soled shoes.

Most of our menus are prepared in our galleys on board the vessels. Due to the high volume of demand on the catering team it will not always be possible to change a particular menu item to suit your requirements. Where possible, we will try and accommodate your special requests, however we cannot guarantee that certain products or ingredients will not be in our food, and we explicitly accept no liability in this regard. For serious food allergies you must make your own decisions on selecting meals. Our staff’s comments are only to assist you in making an informed decision. In exceptional circumstances, with our prior written consent you (or one of your guests) may bring your own meal.

Spirit of Cairns is a non-smoking boat, and smoking is not permitted anywhere on the vessel.
You must not bring any alcohol or illegal substances onto the vessel. We reserve the right to, at our sole discretion, refuse you entry to the vessel, or to require you to disembark from the vessel, due to your intoxication, behaviour or language that may be offensive to other passengers or crew, or for the safety of other passengers, crew or the vessel.

We reserve the right, if we consider necessary (for example, due to mechanical breakdown, for safety reasons or weather conditions), to cancel a cruise, and refund monies paid to us. Should we deviate from the advertised route, schedule or advertised entertainment, or change any menu without notice, we will endeavour to provide a similar quality route, menu, schedule, or entertainment. In these circumstances, we will not be liable for your direct or indirect loss, or liable for any other damage, loss, expense, loss of time, disappointment, inconvenience, or any other consequential loss suffered by you.

Our cruises are subject to the risks and perils of cruising on a waterway, including loss, damage and injury arising out of or in connection with changing tidal and weather conditions and the navigation of other craft. To the extent permissible by law, we will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising out of injury sustained by you, howsoever arising. You enter into this agreement and book and travel on our cruises at your own risk.

We exclude all liability for any loss or damage to clothing or personal items/belongings howsoever arising, including but not limited to theft.

You agree that in entering into this agreement, we are acting as the agent of and trustee for each of our employees, officers, agents and subcontractors, and each of these persons is deemed to be a party to the contract for the purpose of entitling each of them to enforce, have the benefit of and rely upon these Terms and Conditions.

It is a condition of this agreement that any claim for loss or damage must be notified to us in writing within seven (7) days from the day the cruise finishes, and any court action, suit or proceeding must be brought no later than one (1) year from the same day.

This agreement is to be governed by and is to be construed in accordance with the laws in force in Queensland. Any action, claim, suit or proceeding arising out of or connected in any way with this agreement or the cruise will only be brought in the Courts of Queensland.