French Polynesia Tahiti Moorea Huahine Taha’a Bora Bora Rangiroa ◆
aboard the Five-Star-Plus M.S.
DELUXE SMALL SHIP cruising
FRENCH POLYNESIA February 9 to 19, 2017
ROUND-TRIP AIR FROM LOS ANGELES IS INCLUDED
LUXURY SMALL SHIP–ONLY 166 SUITES AND STATEROOMS
MOST ACCOMMODATIONS FEATURE PRIVATE BALCONY
ALL SHIPBOARD GRATUITIES ARE INCLUDED
ALL BEVERAGES ARE INCLUDED
Dear Bryn Mawr Alumnae/i and Friends, The evolution of ancient volcanic activity beneath the sea, sculpted by waves and wind over millennia, created the idyllic islands of Tahiti, Huahine, Fakarava, Rangiroa, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Moorea. Experience this unspoiled earthly paradise—majestic peaks rising up from emerald green jungles, chalk white atolls, pristine beaches and turquoise lagoons—that has beckoned explorers, travelers, artists and writers for centuries during this nine-night land and sea sojourn featuring the resplendent Society Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago. Enjoy two nights in colorful Papeete, Tahiti, and seven nights aboard the Five-Star-Plus M.S. PAUL GAUGUIN, specifically designed to cruise the crystal-clear aquamarine waters of the South Pacific, including the remote Tuamotu Archipelago, known for its incredible marine life and tremendous snorkeling. Cruise aboard the intimate, Five-Star-Plus, 166-Stateroom M.S. PAUL GAUGUIN, which provides an unmatched small ship experience amidst the unparalleled beauty of the islands, atolls and motus of French Polynesia: Tahiti, the Society Islands and the Tuamotus. The gracious staff of Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins, an exclusive feature aboard the M.S. PAUL GAUGUIN, bring the native spirit of Polynesia to life through enriching cultural experiences including ancestral storytelling through dance, traditional songs and demonstrations of customary Polynesian handicrafts, all while providing warm and attentive Five-Star-Plus service. And, a whole host of complimentary features aboard ship are included: all shipboard gratuities; complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages served throughout the ship, including at every lunch and dinner, and replenished in your Suite or Stateroom throughout the cruise; complimentary watersports; and even complimentary personal butler service in Suite Category 1 and Stateroom Category 2. Cultural enrichment abounds in the captivating natural environment of French Polynesia. During your stay in Tahiti, explore the west coast of the island and learn more about the history, environment and culture of Polynesia and admire the unique private collection in the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands. An onboard naturalist will provide a variety of talks and demonstrations about the islands’ history and cultural heritage throughout the cruise. You can observe—and even snorkel and swim with—extraordinary marine life and breathe in the fresh fragrances of vanilla, gardenia and jasmine that delicately permeate the island air. We invite you to join us for this splendid opportunity featuring round-trip air included from Los Angeles✤ and Early Booking Savings through Sept. 6, 2016! This is the perfect time of year to enjoy the Five-Star-Plus M.S. PAUL GAUGUIN cruising in its home ports amidst the mysterious, far-off islands of the South Pacific. This program sells out quickly, so we encourage you to book now while space and Early Booking Savings are still available! Warm regards,
Air included from Los Angeles and Air Add-Ons have limited availability and are not guaranteed.
Saskia Subramanian, ’88 President Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Association
AIR is Included From Los Angeles!✤
Papeete, Tahiti Lively, cosmopolitan Papeete, the breathtaking capital of French Polynesia and the gateway to the treasures of the South Pacific, has extended a hospitable welcome to visitors since its founding as a missionary settlement in 1824. Located on a natural harbor cooled by trade winds, Papeete enjoys one of the finest natural settings in the South Pacific, set against a backdrop of verdant, forest-clad peaks. Its tropical ambiance is complemented by the charm and diversity of its inhabitants, a vibrant blend of native Tahitian, French and Chinese. During the exclusive included excursion along the island’s west coast, tour the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands to view its significant archaeological finds and learn more about the island’s geology, flora, fauna, culture and customs. Walk through the sacred Arahurahu Marae, Polynesia’s only fully restored marae (open-air temple).
◆ Round-trip air is included
from Los Angeles!✤
◆ Five-Star-Plus Small Ship. ◆ Complimentary alcoholic and
◆ All shipboard gratuities are included. ◆ Complimentary fruit and flowers in
AIR ADD-ONS are available from 85 SELECTED GATEWAYS. ✤
Round-trip economy-class air is included from Los Angeles, and there are economy-class Air Add-Ons available from 85 selected gateways (limited) at additional cost; all are available through Paul Gauguin Cruises’ (PGC) Air/Sea Program, and all are based on economy-class travel, carriers and routings of PGC’s choice and contractual agreements between PGC and respective airlines; Gohagan & Company and the sponsoring association/organization have no control over availability.
Visit the beautifully landscaped Spring Garden of Vaipahi, home to approximately 75 different species of plants including precious mape (chestnut), tropical flowers and pine woods.
Huahine Soaring peaks, lush rainforests, dazzling white beaches and ancient shrines distinguish this untouched paradise formed of two islands—Huahine-Nui and Huahine-Iti—separated by a deep sapphire blue bay and ringed by a coral atoll. The idyllic port of Fare lies nestled between the sea and a woodland of towering mape trees draped with sweet-scented vanilla vines. In the nearby settlement of Maeva, the ancient religious center of Huahine-Nui, stand 10 marae,
your Suite or Stateroom upon arrival.
◆ Spacious, 100% ocean-view
◆ Complimentary Butler Service
(categories 1 and 2).
◆ Two-star Michelin chef-designed
signature menu items featured at dinner.
◆ Early Booking Savings!
Explore the mysterious underwater world of Bora Bora’s reefs and look for graceful double-saddle butterflyfish, dazzling corals and an abundance of exotic marine life.
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UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Cruise Itinerary Air Routing
built in the 16th century of locally quarried stone and dedicated to the Polynesian deities Tane and Oro.
Taha’a (Motu Mahana) Idyllically set across an azure lagoon to the north of Huahine, Taha’a is dominated by the profile of Mount Ohiri, named for Hiro, the Polynesian god of sailors and thieves. Today, two exotic enterprises provide the islanders’ livelihoods—the production of the world’s most flavorful vanilla beans and the farming of lustrous black pearls. Spend the day on the private South Pacific paradise of Motu Mahana, where you can swim, snorkel or kayak, and enjoy a traditional Polynesian feast on the island complemented by entertainment.
Bora Bora Described as “the most beautiful island in the world” by author James A. Michener, Bora Bora is the proverbial vision of a South Seas paradise. Its distinctive black basalt peak is cloaked in a lush tropical forest and silhouetted against turquoise lagoon waters, where a coral reef and an outlying fringe of motu teem with multicolored fish. Bora Bora was settled by adventurous Polynesian mariners in the 10th century. The islanders have preserved the ways of their forebears and still
wear the traditional colorfully hand-dyed pareo or sarong. In Bora Bora’s forested interior, villagers cultivate breadfruit, coconuts and taro and preserve the ancient ruins of stone marae, the legacy of ancestral Polynesian deities.
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Depart the U.S./Arrive in PAPEETE, TAHITI, SOCIETY ISLANDS PAPEETE PAPEETE/ Embark M.S. PAUL GAUGUIN HUAHINE FAKARAVA, TUAMOTU ARCHIPELAGO RANGIROA TAHA’A (MOTU MAHANA), SOCIETY ISLANDS/BORA BORA BORA BORA MOOREA/PAPEETE, TAHITI PAPEETE/Disembark ship/ Depart for the U.S. Arrive in the U.S.
Exotic natural beauty surrounds you in Bora Bora, where tall peaks, ideal for trail walks, and strikingly blue and turquoise lagoons, well-suited for snorkeling, are in abundance.
The pristine, sparkling waters of French Polynesia provide incredible snorkeling opportunities.
In Tetumanu, see the village’s picturesque Catholic church, made entirely of coral in the mid-19th century.
Catholic church built entirely of coral, the first church constructed in the archipelago by European missionaries (1874). Near the village of Rotoava stands the Topaka Lighthouse, a picturesque 45-foot-tall coral stone turret.
Intriguing temples evoke Moorea’s Polynesian heritage while European churches underscore its role as the center for 19th-century missionary activity in the Society Islands. Contemporary islanders continue the ways of their forefathers, farming pineapples and papayas and crafting fine works of art from seashells and indigenous wood. In Moorea’s village of Papetoai, a unique, octagonal-shaped church is the oldest European structure in the South Seas still in use.
TUAMOTU ARCHIPELAGO Rangiroa The Tuamotus, Tahiti’s “strand of pearls” and the largest chain of islands in the world, are a remote, picture-perfect oasis of the South Seas. Comprised of more than 110 miles of tiny islet motus encircling dozens of pristine coral atolls, Rangiroa—“vast sky” in the local language—offers magnificent, unobstructed vistas in every direction. Its seemingly endless emerald green lagoon is the largest in the Tuamotus and the second largest in the world, a secluded natural aquarium that is particularly attractive to divers. The atoll also offers ideal snorkeling—observe the manta ray, the green sea turtle and the rare, endangered humphead wrasse—and a unique pink sand beach.
Fakarava The second largest of the Tuamotu atolls, Fakarava is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for its lagoon’s rich ecosystem of rare endemic birds, plants and crustaceans. In Fakarava’s two villages, the local pearl and coconut farmers actively participate in conservation efforts, as their livelihood depends on sustaining these natural resources. The motu village of Tetamanu, the former capital of the Tuamotus, features a lovely
INTERCONTINENTAL LE MOANA BORA BORA RESORT Post-Program Option Extend your sojourn in French Polynesia with two nights in a Five-Star seaside resort hotel on Bora Bora, providing an authentic Polynesian experience. On Bora Bora’s dazzling Matira Point, enjoy magnificent, expansive ocean views from your deluxe beachfront or overwater bungalow. Observe the abundant marine life on a reef excursion, dine in one of the island’s gourmet restaurants for the exotic flavors of fresh local seafood prepared with French Polynesian flair, or enjoy the resort’s wide array of watersports and two white-sand beaches. This resort option includes breakfast daily and round-trip air between Tahiti and Bora Bora. The Post-Program Option is at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
Enjoy complimentary watersport opportunities from M.S. PAUL GAUGUIN’S retractable watersports marina.
F I V E -S TAR -P LUS
P A UL G A UGUIN UGUI N
T HE M OST D ELUXE S MALL S HIP C RUISING F RENCH P OLYNESIA
THE FIVE-STAR-PLUS M.S. PAUL GAUGUIN, consistently rated as one of the Top Small Ship Cruise Lines by Travel + Leisure readers, provides the ultimate shipboard environment and best amenities in the South Pacific! The only small vessel designed specifically to maneuver from deep seas into shallow lagoons inaccessible to larger ships, M.S. PAUL GAUGUIN cruises among the islands, atolls and motus of Tahiti and French Polynesia—its year-round home—and offers a quintessential South Pacific experience by immersing you completely in the native Polynesian Category 2 Stateroom culture and creating exclusive opportunities to explore. The ship features only 166 exceptionally spacious (200 to 358 square feet) Staterooms and Suites, 70% of which are designed with an expansive, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door that opens to a private balcony. Each is air conditioned and furnished with one queen bed (a limited number of Staterooms offer twin beds), a sitting area, private bathroom with shower (and full-size bathtub in most Suites and Staterooms), luxurious European linens, robe and slippers. “Bon voyage” with complimentary fresh flowers and fruit in your Stateroom or Suite. Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are Category 3 Stateroom served throughout the ship and during the entire cruise, all onboard gratuities are included and complimentary in-suite beverages are replenished upon request. The onboard naturalist’s talks highlight the unique flora and fauna of the South Pacific. The professionally trained crew of Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins are an exclusive and integral part of your cruising experience— these native ambassadors of Polynesia will enhance your understanding of their Polynesian culture by way of lei-making, pareo-tying demonstrations and more, while providing attentive, Five-Star-Plus service and gracious hospitality. A professional butler will be at your Dining Room service in Suite Category 1 and Stateroom Category 2 to unpack, arrange, assist and, quite simply, pamper you. Savor exclusive epicurean delights in La Veranda bistro, where items from two-star Michelin Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato’s signature menu are served indoors and alfresco; in L’Etoile, where fine international cuisine with a Polynesian flair is served; or in Le Grill, which offers a casual poolside dining alternative of grilled specialties. Vegetarian and low-carb options, in-suite dining and 24-hour room service are available upon request. An open seating policy allows you to choose the venue, the time and with whom you wish to dine. La Veranda M.S. PAUL GAUGUIN provides an outdoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and steam room, and a full-service spa.✶ Explore Polynesia’s shimmering aqua lagoons from M.S. PAUL GAUGUIN’s state-of-the-art retractable watersports marina, where you can enjoy complimentary paddle boarding, kayaking and windsurfing. Snorkeling equipment is provided for underwater views of rainbow-colored coral reefs and up-close encounters with parrotfish, clownfish, giant clams and sea turtles. Optional SCUBA diving and snorkeling excursions✶ for all levels of experience are available. ✶
Services provided at additional cost.
Included Features ◆
Round-trip air is included from Los Angeles.✤
In Papeete, Tahiti ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
Two nights (air schedules permitting) in the Five-Star INTERCONTINENTAL RESORT TAHITI. Breakfast each morning. Welcome Reception. Tour of Tahiti’s west coast featuring visits to the sacred Arahurahu Marae, Spring Garden of Vaipahi and Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands.
On board the Five-Star-Plus Small Ship M.S. PAUL GAUGUIN THE MOST LUXURIOUS SMALL SHIP CRUISING TAHITI AND THE SOCIETY ISLANDS. ◆ Seven-night cruise round trip Papeete, Tahiti, with port calls at the idyllic Society Islands of Huahine, Taha’a, (Motu Mahana), Bora Bora and Moorea; and Tuamotu Archipelago’s Rangiroa and Fakarava. ◆ Spacious, Five-Star-Plus, ocean-view accommodations, each with a private bathroom. ◆ Butler service is available in categories 1 and 2. ◆ Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions. ◆ Gohagan & Company Private Reception. ◆ All shipboard gratuities are included. ◆ Complimentary welcome fruit and flowers in your Suite or Stateroom upon arrival. ◆ Onboard naturalist to provide educational discussions about Polynesian history, nature and culture. ◆ Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are served throughout the cruise. ◆ All meals on board—full breakfast and lunch, and dinners featuring culinary creations designed by a two-star Michelin chef—served open seating style, allowing you to choose the venue, time and with whom you wish to dine. ◆ Complimentary kayaking, paddle boarding and windsurfing in the pristine waters and lagoons surrounding the Society Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago. ◆ Complimentary snorkeling equipment. ◆ Five-Star-Plus service, amenities and facilities on board. ◆ In-Suite dining and 24-hour room service. ◆ Onboard Polynesian entertainment by the lovely Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins. ◆ Full-day visit to the private motu at Taha’a, including a traditional Polynesian lunch.
Enhanced Travel Services Transfers and luggage handling is included abroad for all participants who have booked their air tickets through Paul Gauguin Cruises’ Standard Air/Sea Program on the program travel dates. The services of experienced Gohagan & Company Travel Directors throughout the program. Travel document wallet, name badge and pre-departure information. A program of optional shore excursions is available at an additional cost. ◆
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Air included from Los Angeles, California, applies only to the first and second guests in each Stateroom. Paul Gauguin Cruises’ (PGC) Air/Sea Program is economy class, has limited availability and is based on contractual agreements between PGC and respective airlines; Gohagan & Company and the sponsoring association/organization have no control over availability.
Overwater bungalows offer you direct access to the sparkling lagoon waters of French Polynesia.
Lure ofthe South Pacific
Tahiti, “Queen of the Pacific,” and her sister islands— Huahine, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Moorea—have beckoned visitors ever since Captain James Cook landed here in 1769. This tropical paradise has captivated explorers and mariners, artists and writers alike—Captain Cook returned twice more, H.M.S. Bounty’s Bounty’s Fletcher Christian chose to remain for a time and Master aster Impressionist Paul Gauguin abandoned his career in France to embrace the seductive lifestyle of Polynesia. Contemporary Tahitian society was born of a unique blend of peoples originating in Southeast Asia. Among the finest sailors in the world, they used the sun, stars, ocean tides and flight patterns of birds to make their way across the sea around 2000 B.C. First settled by mariners from Samoa, the Society Islands became inhabited shortly thereafter and more than 200 years after Ferdinand Magellan sailed past, English navigator Captain Samuel Wallis became the first European to set foot on Tahiti in 1767. The next year, French explorer Louis de Bougainville arrived on the island. In addition to English, French and Polynesian heritage, the Chinese also came to Tahiti during the the late 19th century, furthering the diverse cultural blend of the island’s inhabitants. In the South Pacific, aqua- and agricultural preservation continue to encompass the everyday life and cultural traditions of these remote, unspoiled islands. Cultivation of Tahitian black pearls and their shells, vanilla bean farms and the coffee trade, copra (dried coconut) and shellfish are the island’s traditional industries and of great cultural significance here. To this day, these beguiling islands are synonymous with the world’s romantic vision of the South Seas, and they await your discovery as you experience the true essence of Tahiti, the Society Islands and the Tuamotu Archipelago yourself.
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Air Included from Los Angeles.✤ ✤ Air Add-Ons from 85 select U.S. and Canadian cities. Note: Economy-class air is included from Los Angeles✤ and economy-class Air Add-Ons✤ (Paul Gauguin Cruises’ [PGC] Air/Sea Program) are limited and not guaranteed and are based on contractual agreements between Paul Gauguin Cruises (PGC) and respective airlines; Gohagan & Company and the sponsoring association/organization have no control over availability. Due to limited flight schedules, Paul Gauguin Cruises (PGC) reserves the right to impose an overnight stay (hotel, transfers, meals, etc.) in the arrival and/or departure gateway city or in any intermediate/transit city at the participant’s expense.
LAND/CRUISE/AIR TARIFF (per person, based on double occupancy) Description - Ocean-view Staterooms and Suites range from 200 to 358 square feet Early Booking and have a sitting area, private bathroom, individual climate control, flat-screen Savings Tariff
Category satellite television, CD/DVD player, direct-dial telephone, mini-refrigerator
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Sept. 6, 2016 stocked and replenished, safe, hair dryer and plush robes and slippers. Stateroom with two portholes, queen-size bed (limited number of Staterooms $6395 offer twin beds) and shower and full bathtub. Deck 3. Stateroom with a picture window, queen-size bed (limited number of Staterooms $7195 offer twin beds) and shower and full bathtub. Deck 4. Stateroom with sliding glass door and private balcony, queen-size bed and $8495 shower and full bathtub. Deck 6. Stateroom with sliding glass door and private balcony, queen-size bed (limited number of Staterooms offer twin beds) and shower and full bathtub $8995 (limited number of Staterooms have shower only). Deck 7. Larger Stateroom. Butler service. Sliding glass door and private veranda, larger sitting area, queen-size bed (limited number of Staterooms offer twin beds) and shower and $10195 full bathtub (limited number of Staterooms have shower only). Decks 7 and 8. One-room Suite. Butler service. Sliding glass door and private veranda, larger sitting area, queen-size bed (limited number of Suites offer twin beds) and shower $11495 and full bathtub. Deck 7.
Regular Published Tariff after Sept. 6, 2016
$7395 $8195 $9495 $9995 $11195 $12495
◆ Additional Suite category tariffs are available upon request. ◆ Singles are available in category 4 at $15695 and in category 3 at $16195 on or before September 6, 2016. Add $1000 for reservations made after September 6, 2016. ◆ Taxes are an additional $240 per person and are subject to change.
CRUISING TAHITI AND FRENCH POLYNESIA RESERVATION FORM Send to: 2017 Cruising Tahiti and French Polynesia Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association c/o Thomas P. Gohagan & Company 209 South LaSalle Street, Suite 500 Chicago, Illinois 60604-1446
Please make my/our reservation(s) in Category:
1st Choice_______ 2nd Choice_______ ❑ Double occupancy (two twin beds). ❑ Double occupancy (one queen bed). ❑ Single accommodations. For more information, please call Gohagan & Company at (800) 922-3088. ❑ I am reserving as a single but prefer to share accommodations and will allow you to select my roommate (shares cannot be guaranteed). _____ __________________________________________________ __________
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Program reservations require a deposit of $800 per person and $200 per person Bora Bora Post-Program Option. By reserving and
Please make my/our reservation(s): Bora Bora Post-Program Option INTERCONTINENTAL LE MOANA BORA BORA Beach Bungalow: ❏ Double at $1585 per person. ❏ Single at $2420 per person. ❏ I am reserving as a single but prefer to share accommodations and will allow you to select my roommate (shares cannot be guaranteed). Overwater Bungalow: ❏ Double at $1785 per person. ❏ Single at $2820 per person. ❏ I am reserving as a single but prefer to share accommodations and will allow you to select my roommate (shares cannot be guaranteed). Included Air/Air Add-Ons (choose one): (subject to change and availability)
❑ Economy-class flights included from Los Angeles, California. ❑ Economy-class Add-On flights from
depositing on this program, I/we agree to the Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Binding Arbitration Agreement as printed on the outside back cover of this brochure.
❏ Enclosed is my/our check(s) for $____________ as deposit. Make checks payable to Thomas P. Gohagan & Company. ❏ I/We authorize you to charge my/our deposit of $___________ to: ❏ Visa ❏ MasterCard
______________________________ (fill in departure city)
to and from Papeete, Tahiti, at additional cost to be advised.‡ ❑ Please contact me/us regarding an upgrade to business or first class at additional cost to be advised.‡ ‡
____________________________________________________ _______________ Card Number Exp. Date ____________________________________________________________________ Signature as it appears on credit card
All FINAL PAYMENTS are required to be made by check or wire transfer by October 12, 2016.
Note: Air included from Los Angeles✤ and Air Add-Ons✤ and/or airfare are subject to change. Space is limited and subject to availability and is not guaranteed. Date deviations and air changes are each subject to a minimum $100-per-person fee per call as well as additional charges.
❑ I/we will make my/our own air arrangements.
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RESPONSIBILITY: Bryn Mawr College, the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association, its agent Engaging Journeys, Inc, Thomas P. Gohagan & Company, the sponsoring associations/organizations, and its and their employees, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors or trustees, successors, and assigns (collectively “Gohagan”), do not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip including, for example, lodging facilities, airline, vessel, or other transportation companies, guides or guide services, local ground operators, providers or organizers of optional excursions, food service or entertainment providers, etc. All such persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result, Gohagan is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity or of any other third party. In addition and without limitation, Gohagan is not responsible for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay, or damage to person or property in connection with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God or force majeure, acts of government, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, bites from or attacks by animals, insects or pests, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind or the threat thereof, sickness, illness, epidemics or the threat thereof, the lack of availability of or access to medical attention or the quality thereof, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, mechanical or other failure of airplanes, vessels, or other means of transportation, or for any failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart timely or safely. If due to weather, flight schedules or other uncontrollable factors, you are required to spend an additional night(s), you will be responsible for your own hotel, transfers and meal costs. Baggage is entirely at owner’s risk. The right is reserved to decline to accept as a trip participant, or remove from a trip, without refund, any person Gohagan judges to be incapable of meeting the rigors and requirements of participating in the activities, or who is abusive to other trip participants, leaders or third parties, or who Gohagan determines to detract from the enjoyment of the trip by others. Specific room/cabin assignments are within the sole discretion of the hotel or cruise line. Gohagan reserves the right to change the itinerary or trip features at any time and for any reason, with or without notice, and Gohagan shall not be liable for any loss of any kind as a result of any such changes. Ship schedules, port calls, hours of arrival and departure, sightseeing events, special programs and guest lecture series (if applicable), are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Gohagan is not responsible therefor and is not required to compensate passengers under these circumstances. Gohagan may cancel a trip (or an option) for any reason whatsoever; if so, its sole responsibility is to refund monies paid by the participant to it. Gohagan is not required to cancel any trip for any reason including without limitation, United States Department of State, World Health Organization or other Warnings or Advisories of any kind. Gohagan is not responsible for penalties assessed by air carriers resulting from operational and/or itinerary changes, even if Gohagan makes the flight arrangements or cancels the trip. Gohagan reserves the right to substitute vessels, hotels or attractions of a similar category for those listed in this brochure. NOT INCLUDED: Taxes; passport, visas and associated fees; personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls and Internet access; accident/ sickness, trip cancellation, and baggage insurance; gratuities to hotel personnel; optional sightseeing excursions; baggage charges on aircraft; local departure air/airport tax(es); airfare (unless included under air) and associated local taxes, airport facility and security taxes and federal inspection fees not listed in the “Included Features” section of the brochure; transfers and baggage handling to/from airport/hotel/ship on day(s) of arrival and/or departure if you are arriving earlier or later than and/or departing earlier or later than the scheduled group transfer(s); any overnight on land due to flight schedule(s); meals, alcoholic or other beverages and all other services not specifically mentioned in the “Included Features” section. AIR: PGC’s Air/Sea Program is limited and subject to change and availability at time of booking and is nonrefundable. Your airline ticket constitutes a contract between you and the airline, even if purchased through Gohagan/PGC. Round-trip economy air is included from Los Angeles, California, only for first and second person in same cabin. Round-trip Air Add-Ons available from 85 selected gateways at additional cost; all are available through PGC, and all are based on economy-class travel, carriers and routings of PGC’s choice and contractual agreements between PGC and respective airlines. PGC reserves the right to use charter air service where applicable. As the airfares negotiated by PGC are very restricted, all tickets issued are non-endorsable and cannot be exchanged for another carrier or alternative routing. Gohagan and the sponsoring association/organization have no control over availability. Once submitted, flight itineraries and/or travel dates on all deposited bookings can be changed for a $100-per-person fee per call, plus any applicable service charges and/or supplier fees. Included air, however, is not guaranteed on any such changes. First-class and business-class may be available for the transpacific portion of your flights at additional cost. Full terms and conditions apply as set forth by PGC’s standard Air/Sea Program. LUGGAGE: Luggage allowance policies are set by the airlines and may change without prior notice. Please contact your airline(s) for the most current luggage allowance policy. PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY: All programs require physical independence and mobility. Any physical or mental condition that may require special medical attention or physical assistance (for example, the need for a wheelchair) must be reported in writing when you make your reservation. Travelers must be able to embark or disembark motorcoaches alone or with minimal assistance from your traveling companion and climb stairs and step over raised thresholds without assistance. Travelers requiring assistance must travel with a companion who will be responsible for handling equipment.
Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association 101 N. Merion Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Experience the allure of the South Seas on Moorea, an island paradise of jagged peaks, stately coconut palms and thatch-roofed dwellings.
DISCOUNTED RESERVATIONS: Discounts apply only to those reservations received in the offices of Gohagan in writing, accompanied by the required deposit, by September 6, 2016. In the event a “discounted” reservation must be cancelled, no “replacement” reservation can be substituted at the discounted rate. A “replacement” reservation is a new reservation and can be substituted only at the full-fare tariff. Cancellation penalties may apply. CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations for all or any part of the trip including Post Program reservation(s) will not be effective until received in writing in the offices of Gohagan. Should you have to cancel, the following terms will apply: reservation cancellation(s) are subject to a $200 ($50 Post Program) per person administrative fee from the time of booking through 180 days prior to departure; from 120 through 179 days prior to departure, $800 ($200 Post Program) per person; from 95 through 119 days prior to departure, 40% of the published full regular tariffs; from 61 through 94 days prior to departure, 60% of the published full regular tariffs; cancellations 60 days or less prior to departure, a no-show, or early return from the trip will result in forfeiture of 100% of the published full regular tariffs. In addition, any applicable airline cancellation fees, optional excursion cancellation fees and administrative fees may apply. TRIP INSURANCE: Because our cancellation policies are strictly enforced, we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. In the event that you must cancel your participation in a travel program, trip cancellation insurance may be the only source of reimbursement. Please contact Sarah Doody for insurance information. E-mail: [email protected]
brynmawr.edu, phone: (610) 526-5316. RATES: Prices quoted are based on fares in effect at the time of printing and are subject to change at any time. On land and/or cruise programs, even after full payment, Gohagan reserves the right to increase the tour price in the event of cost increases due to changes in supplier costs, currency fluctuations or fuel or energy surcharges and all such increases are to be paid to Gohagan upon notice to the tour participant of such increases. On programs which include Gohagan purchased interstate or international air (which originates or returns to the United States), no increased costs will be passed on after final payment except for subsequently imposed governmental tax increases. REGISTRATION: CST#: 2031868-40, WST#: 601 767 666, OST#: TA 0905. BINDING ARBITRATION: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating in any way to this Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Binding Arbitration Agreement, the brochure, or any other information relating in any way to the trip, or to the trip itself, shall be settled solely and exclusively by binding arbitration in Chicago, Illinois, in accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association then existent. In any such proceeding, the substantive, but not procedural law of Illinois will apply. The arbitrator and not any federal, state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this contract is void or voidable. ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRACT: By forwarding of deposit, the participant certifies that he/she does not have any mental, physical or other condition of disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other participants and accepts the terms contained in this Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Binding Arbitration Agreement. Photo Credits: Alamy, Estock Photo, Masterfile, Tahiti Tourism Board; all images are rights managed and cannot be used without permission.