Terms and Conditions – Life Journeys / MasterChef

Life Journeys acts only in the capacity of agent for participants in all matters related to transportation and/or all other related travel services & assumes no responsibility, however caused, for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service, including but not limited to that resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, or expenses arising from strikes, thefts, pilferage, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, discrepancies or change in transit, over which it has no control. Cost of accommodations & associated services for overnights in route, caused by weather, flight schedules, and other events beyond our control are the responsibility of the passengers. It is understood that there is no liability held by Life Journeys, Endemol USA Holding, Inc., Shine Television, LLC., Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Networks Group, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., Fox Television Group, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Berkeley Productions, Inc., MasterChef, MasterChef Junior or any of the foregoing entities’ parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, officers, directors, agents, employees, licensees, successors and/or assigns thereof (collectively, the “Released Entities”), for any physical, emotional, mental or spiritual injuries incurred by participants before, during or after the trip. This includes loss of life or any bodily harm or injury of any kind at any point in time before, during, or after the Master Chef Cruise Event in which you have voluntarily participated. You agree to take full responsibility for attending this event with no expectations of any kind and will except whatever program is being offered and or services as satisfactory given your voluntary monetary contribution toward the attendance of this event. You further agree to hold harmless the Released Entities, of any liabilities both physically or emotionally due to death, bodily harm, physical or emotional injuries while attending the Master Chef Cruise event. You agree that no liability will be held by any of the Released Entities, if for any reason the author/celebrity/presenter is unable to perform for any reason. You understand that you are voluntarily participating in this cruise event/program and are assuming any and all the risks involved or associated with your attendance and participation while onboard any area of the vessel The Nieuw Amsterdam and while off ship during the course of the Cruise time period including without limitation while attending any off ship MasterChef Cruise Event activities. You agree that you have read and understand the cancellation policy and will abide by all cancellation deadline dates. You authorize us to automatically charge all deposits and final payments on their due date from the credit card on file unless you contact Life Journeys prior to those deadlines with other payment terms. Any disputes arising out of any areas of this cruise event / sailing will be settled by mediation services according to the laws of the State of California in the County of Orange for Life Journeys and in the County of Los Angeles for all other Released Entities.   On advancement of deposit to this agency, the depositor agrees to be bound by all of the above stated terms & conditions.   You agree that you understand the fact that it is your responsibility to obtain any and all VISA’s or entry requirements from your country of origin to the various destinations on this tour.  And that you will hold the Released Entities and all other parties free of any liability due to the fact that you cannot enter a country on the itinerary that has been previously provided and published due to lack of proper entry documentation which is the sole responsibility of the passenger.  You understand and agree not to hold the Released Entities, in addition to any and all of their subsidiaries liable for any accident, death or health issue arising from any excursion that you buy or take part in and that you take full responsibility for your own involvement. You give permission to the Released Entities to display and promote your image as an attendee of this MasterChef event at Sea for all promotional, website based and sales purposes.

Additionally, as part of, and in connection with the MasterChef Cruise event (“MasterChef Cruise Event”), Life Journey’s and/or the event producer Shine Television, LLC and its related entities (“Event Producer”), will periodically photograph, film and/or otherwise record MasterChef Cruise event participants during the cruise, and during MasterChef Cruise Event related excursions for retail, website based, marketing, advertising, production, promotional and publicity purposes. Without any requirement that we compensate you or obtain any additional approvals from you, by participating in the MasterChef Cruise Event, you and the other MasterChef Cruise Event participants for whom you book a reservation, irrevocably: (i) consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded in connection with the event; and, (ii)authorize us to include your name, picture, likeness and/or photographic, video recordings and other visual portrayals of you, as well as voice recordings included with any videos, in photographs, videos, DVDs and any other media that we sell at retail or that we use for marketing, website based, advertising, production, promotional and/or publicity purposes in any and all media now known or hereafter devised without any limitations whatsoever.

In the event that the Chefs or Contestants or any Talent associated with this cruise event are unable to perform due to any cause outside of their control, including but not limited to death, injury or any other force majeure, the cruise will not be cancelled and all passengers will be entitled to a refund of the event fees only.  You agree to hold harmless the Released Entities listed above for any travel expenses incurred from the cancellation of this event.  This includes all refundable or un-refundable airline travel purchases, hotel purchases, car rentals or any travel expenses purchased as part of the attendance of this event including cruise fares that fall within Life Journeys or Holland America’s cancellation policy guidelines.  You agree to take full responsibility for your registration/booking and all deposits and fares.

NON-US CITIZENS: You agree to not hold the Released Entities and/or any of their clients responsible for acquiring or attaining information for your travels in regards to local embassies or custom regulations in the U.S.A. including your country of origin. All passengers will assume full financial responsibility for any additional costs or monetary losses due to passenger’s inability to meet and determine if any additional VISA/ENTRY requirements are needed for any of the countries visited on your cruise itinerary.