Terms & Conditions
The payment of the deposit, or any partial or full payment for
a reservation, shall constitute consent to all provisions stated below and on our
itinerary and invoices.
There is no surcharge for late bookings,
provided that full payment has been received and documents can be delivered prior
to departure. Express mail delivery is additional.
Deposit & Payments
deposit of $300 per person is required at the time of booking to hold your reservation.
Specific deposit and payment requirements apply to itineraries, and some of our
cruise programs, and this information will be given on request at the time of booking.
Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. Full payment is due at the time
of booking for reservations made within 45 days of the date of departure. We accept
checks, money orders, Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover. Payments received
within 21 days of departure must be with Certified or Cashier's check. For non-US
residents, except for initial deposit, payment must be via bank wire transfer, credit
card must not be third party & back/front copy is required.
Protection of Funds
Tahiti Legends is registered as a seller of travel with the Attorney General of
the State of California pursuant to Section 17550 of the California Business and
Professions Code, under registration #1005294-40. Registration as a seller of travel
does not constitute approval by the State of California. All customers' deposits
and payments are secured in Tahiti Legends' trust account.
Cancellations & Modifications
A service charge of $50 per booking will apply for each change made after the initial
booking request has been confirmed. For cancellations received within 30 days of
departure, airlines and other vendors may assess cancellation fees, which will be
passed on to you. Once travel has commenced, any changes or cancellation will be
at your own expense. Special cancellation and modification policies apply for itineraries
including St. Regis, cruises, hotels during December holiday period, and some promotional
airfares. Information will be given on request at the time of booking.
Travel Protection Plan
Tahiti Legends is proud to offer our clients an option to help cover your travel
investment through our Tahiti Legends Travel Protection Plan, which includes a Cancellation
& Modification Waiver Program offered by Tahiti Legends, and includes a comprehensive
post-departure travel insurance plan administered by Trip Mate Inc. For more details
and inclusions/exclusions, please see a description of the plan and coverage at
http://www.tripmate.com/wpF362T. We also offer for clients requiring extra coverage,
a full Deluxe Pre & Post Departure Insurance Plan administered by Trip Mate Inc.
TSA Requirements, Passport & Entry Information
immediately, USA Homeland Security & TSA require airlines to provide additional
passenger documentation information in all air reservation records. Failure to provide
TSA information on time may result in airline record cancellation or denial of boarding.
Each person for whom we issue an international airline ticket must comply with this
regulation. In lieu of this form, you can also email/fax us a copy of the passport
for each person. All passengers, traveling on all flights are subject to these requirements
and all pertinent information must be entered into their Passenger Name Record (PNR).
US Authorities request the airlines transmit all data on MRS (Machine Readable Zone)
of passport. For updated information, please visit www.tsa.gov. Our international
destinations may require entry visas and passports valid for travel at time of departure.
It is solely the passenger's responsibility to ensure that all documents needed
are complete and current. No refund will be issued for losses incurred as a result
of failure to obtain or provide required valid documentation. U.S. citizens must
have a valid passport valid for six months from travel date. For the most up to
date documentation and entry/exit requirements, U.S. citizens should visit www.travel.state.gov.
Citizens of other countries should consult the various consulates of our destinations.
quoted by Tahiti Legends are in U.S. dollars and include costs associated with planning,
communication and documentation. According to industry standards, package prices
are not subject to an itemization of costs. Prices have been calculated based on
tariffs and current rate of exchange. Prices may be subject to change in the event
of significant currency fluctuations, the introduction of new taxes, and/or fuel
surcharges up until final payment is received. Once final payment is received, all
prices will be guaranteed.
Tahiti Legends vacations pricing include
hotel accommodations based on two people sharing a double-bedded room or bungalow
with private facilities, unless noted otherwise. Single supplements and extra passenger
supplements may apply. The currently known government room tax and VAT are included.
Sightseeing and meals are included only as specified for each itinerary. Hotels
offer complimentary equipment and activities subject to availability. Tahiti Legends
reserves the right to change the itinerary sequence and properties when necessary.
Air-inclusive packages include airline fuel surcharges and US departure taxes known
at the time of air ticket issuance. Fuel surcharges and departure taxes are subject
Meals (except where indicated), beverages, laundry, excess
baggage charges, and any items of a personal nature, including the cost of passports
and visas, are not included. Tahiti Legends shall not be held responsible for any
increases of taxes or fees imposed by governments or airlines, or departure taxes
imposed by governments which are not included within the international tickets.
Certain local taxes are not included and payable directly on location: French Polynesia
- Accommodation city tax of 150cfp for French Polynesia (approximately $1.80) per
person, per night, is not included and will be collected by hotels at check out.
Maldives - Airport development tax of US$25 per person will be collected upon departure
at the airport.
Air Fares & Baggage Fees
The international air fare used in the
tour packages featured in our brochures/websites and for customized vacations is
an economy class fare. A high season supplement applies. Severe penalties apply
if you cancel after the ticketing deadline date. All travel is based on Tahiti Legends
providing the air tickets. Should travel be on an airline other than those specified
in the package itineraries, the price may increase. Airline carriers have differing
baggage rules and fees, and you may be subject to the number of checked baggage
restrictions, weight of carryon and additional charges. For the most up to date
information regarding specific luggage dimensions and extra baggage fees, please
see with your travel agent or check directly with each operating carrier.
Seasonal Supplements & Air Supplements
Seasonalities vary widely for hotel rates and airfares.
All details are not shown. Please ask at time of booking for applicable charges.
Tahiti Legends will process refunds for unused accommodations, transfers,
tours or other services, provided that requests are accompanied by a signed statement
from the service supplier stating that a refund is in order. Refund requests must
be received within 30 days of a tour's termination. No refund will be made for accommodations
or services used, or for unused days at hotels (unless a refund letter by the hotel
is provided), on cruises and yacht charters. Unused meals are not refundable.
Vacation components are contracted by CDM Travel Service, dba Tahiti Legends,
3621 S. Harbor Blvd. Suite 250, Santa Ana, California 92704. Travel agents’ reservations
line is 800-200-1213, and 714-374-5656, or fax 714-374-7262. Tahiti Legends, its
agents and employees act only as agents for the passenger in regard to travel by
road, air, sea or by mode of transportation or local conveyance, and assumes no
liability for personal injury, property damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity
incurred by any person or tour participant arising out of the negligence of any
direct or supplemental air carrier, hotel or person engaged in conveying the passenger,
providing rental cars, or rendering any of the services or accommodations being
offered in these tours; nor shall Tahiti Legends be responsible for any injuries,
death, damages, loss or delay in any means of transportation or by reason of any
event beyond the actual control of Tahiti Legends. Any such losses or expenses must
be borne by the passenger as tour rates provide for arrangements only as stated
in the final itinerary. The right is reserved to substitute hotels of similar category
or change schedules without prior notice should circumstances so require. In the
event of a change in the itinerary necessitated by factors or conditions beyond
the actual control of Tahiti Legends, such as strikes, political and social unrest,
labor problems, climatic aberrations, or any act of God, no refund can be made nor
will credit be given, provided that in the event of such change Tahiti Legends shall
provide accommodations and services of comparable quality and standards as set forth
in this website. The right is reserved to decline to accept or to retain any person
as a member of a trip, or to cancel a trip in all or part due to circumstances beyond
the control of Tahiti Legends. Prices quoted are in U.S. dollars and are based upon
current tariffs and exchange rates of the day quoted, and are subject to adjustment
without prior notification in the event of changes therein. Any such changes will
be passed on to the passenger in all other cases. Passengers electing to take advantage
of sporting equipment offered by the ships, yachts and hotels do so at their own
risk. Tahiti Legends expressly discourages the use of motor scooters or similar
powered cycles. Baggage is at owner’s risk entirely. The airlines concerned, and
their agents and affiliates, are not to be held responsible for any act, omission
or event during the time passengers are not on board their aircraft. The passenger
ticket in use by said airlines, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract
between the airlines and purchaser of these tickets and/or passenger.