Terms and Conditions

1. Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.

2. The ship’s purser and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety. Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.

3. Whilst our crew do everything in their power to facilitate landings, access to the ship at certain river stations can be difficult, with steep and sometimes slippery riverbanks. Elderly clients should consult their doctor to ensure that they are fit for travel. Wheel chairs are not allowed.

4. In the case of water levels being too high or low or defects to the vessel beyond the control of the shipping line an alternative itinerary will be offered to passengers after consultation between the ship’s captain and Cruise Asia Ltd. management, subject to accommodation and meals being maintained on board the vessel unless by prior agreement with the Charterer.

5. Should it prove difficult to embark or disembark passengers at the scheduled points Cruise Asia Ltd. is not liable to bear any extra cost of transporting passengers to and from the revised point of embarkation or disembarkation unless passengers or their agents have purchased a complete package tour which includes land services from us. Any reason for changing the points of embarkation or disembarkation can not count as a reason for cancelling this contract.

6. Clients should seek advice from their doctor regarding relevant inoculations and prophylactics for travel in Thailand.

7. Clients must be fully insured to cover any risk of medical repatriation and the Cruise Asia Ltd. is in no way responsible for such liabilities.

8. Once a booking has been received through a sales agent or directly from the passenger a contract exists between the Company and the client and these terms and conditions must be adhered to by both parties.

9. Unless otherwise agreed agents are responsible for the transfer of their clients to and from the ship on time and in the event of a late arrival the ship is not obliged to delay departure thereby upsetting tight schedules.

10. The company accepts no liability or responsibility for loss or damage to passenger’s property whilst on board a company vessel.

11. During the river stops on the company provide an escorted service but not always a licensed guide service. If passengers wish to bring their own state-licensed guide then guide accommodation in the crew quarters may be offered subject to availability at a special rate.

12. The company reserve the right to refuse to allow anyone on board if a ticket cannot be produced and the company can not guarantee the exact allocation of cabins and deck location which may in the event of extenuating circumstances differ from the cabin number indicated on the ticket.

13. Within the ticket price fuel costs have been calculated on average prices as of the publication of this document. Should fuel prices rise by more than 10% Cruise Asia Ltd. will be entitled to impose a fuel supplement equivalent to the amount by which the fuel price exceeds the price allowed for in the contract.

14. It is not permitted to allow any breed of animal on board.

15. Infants below the age of 4 years may sleep in their parent’s cabin without extra charge but the Cruise Asia Ltd. cannot guarantee the availability of a cot. Children of 4 years and + must solely occupy a berth and pay full rate

16. In the event of a dispute the law of the country in which the vessel is operating will apply.

17. The company reserves the right to change the vessel without notice.

18. Payment terms and cancellation policy is printed on an invoice issued for each booking whether for an individual or for a group. Clients and their agents must abide these terms and the company reserve the right to either cancel an existing reservation or to refuse passage in the event that these terms have not been adhered to.

19. In the event that one passenger enters into a commercial or other form of relationship or arrangement with another passenger the company is no way liable for the obligations of one passenger to another passenger or any claim arising thereof. If as a result of any such relationship or arrangement entered into without the involvement of the company by prior agreement then the company is in no way liable for any claims from either party of any nature whatsoever

Reservation Policy

  • Option terms can be offered as follows:

More than 120 days prior the departure date        : 30 days option
between 120 days and 60 days                                  : 15 days option
between 59 days and 30 days                                    : 7 days option
between 29 days and 11 days                                     : 1 day option
This option expires if deposit payment is not received by us by the stated date.

Payment Terms

  • 20% deposit is required upon confirmation of any bookings, refundable up to 61 days before departure and non refundable for charters.
  • Final balances must be paid 31 days before departure or the booking may be cancelled and the deposit forfeited.

Cancellation Terms

More than 60 days prior to departure                   : NO cancellation fee
Between 60 and 31 days prior to departure         : 20% of contract rate
Between 30 and 21 days prior to departure         : 50% of contract rate
20 days to departure day and no show                 : 100% of contract rate

Charter Payment Terms

  • 30% non-refundable deposit is required upon confirmation of charter booking
  • 30% (second) non-refundable payment by 120 days prior to departure
  • Balance 60 days prior to departure
  • Cancellation Term – All payments made are forfeited if clients cancel at any date prior to departure

Child Policy

  • Children of 4 years and older must solely occupy a berth and pay the full rate (same as adults).
  • Infants below the age of 4 years may sleep in their parent’s cabin without extra charge but parents are to provide own baby food.
  •  NO triple rooms or extra beds are available.

Inclusive of

  • Accommodation on RV River Kwai, meals as mentioned above, coffee, tea & drinking water.
  • Transfers and sightseeing tours with English, French or German speaking local guide (together with other cruise members).
  • Entrance fees.

Not included

  • Optional tours.
  • Expenditures of a personal nature for bar and laundry.
  • Gratuity to crew.