The Fine Print.
Note: the following items will show up at the bottom of the registration form, and you'll have to agree to it before proceeding to the payment screen to lock-in your passage registration. Read it here, FYI.
Deposit & Cancellation Policy
By checking 'agree' below, you agree that you have read and understand the following deposit/cancellation policy. Once your application has been approved (usually immediately, unless we're at sea and unable to respond via email), you'll receive an online invoice for 50% of the total trip fee. This is due immediately in order to officially reserve your crew space, and is non-refundable. If your application is denied (extremely rare), you will notified as soon as possible and you will not be issued a deposit invoice.
If you give written notice of your cancellation 60 days before departure, you will not be billed for the final 50% balance. If, after you've paid the final balance payment and still decide to cancel for whatever reason, and 59 North, Ltd. is able to re-book your berth, you will receive a full refund. You understand that within 60 days of departure, no refund or credit can be made for any reason including illness. You understand that there are no exceptions to this policy. You understand the importance of trip cancellation insurance, which is your own responsibility to obtain. By checking 'agree' below you agree to all of the above.
By checking the box below, you agree to make payments on or before dates specified on this website and email receipts. You also agree to a $250 late payment fee for any payments received seven days or more past the payment due date.
Assumption of Risk
Acknowledgment of this form is required for each person joining a passage with 59 North, Ltd. Please read carefully before agreeing below. By checking 'agree' below this Agreement, each person participating in a sailing passage waives all claims against Andy Schell d/b/a 59 North, Ltd., and any reservation/booking agent for injury, accident, illness or death during or by reason of their joining a passage on the sailing vessel Sojourner or Isbjorn.
"I ACKNOWLEDGE that I am aware that during the passage in which I will be participating, certain risks and dangers may arise, including but not limited to, the hazards of traveling on the open sea, falling overboard, storms, high winds, collision of vessels, shipwreck, travel ashore in remote terrain, the forces of nature, and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. I am also aware and clearly understand that Andy Schell and Maria Karlsson d/b/a 59 North, Ltd. will have no liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. I have read the Expectations supplied to me by 59 North, Ltd., and agree to abide by these rules on board or ashore, for the duration of the expedition. I understand that although 59 North, Ltd. may make suggestions as to air carriers and travel agents, they assume no liability for injury, damage, delay, irregularity or loss of baggage relating to airline travel. In consideration of the Agreement with 59 North, Ltd. to participate in this expedition, I hereby agree that I will assume all risk of this trip and I will not make any claims against 59 North, Ltd. or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death and/or property damage resulting from negligence or unseaworthiness of the vessel, or other acts, however caused, as a result of my participation in this expedition. I, therefore, release, indemnify and discharge 59 North, Ltd. and its booking agents and employees from all claims, actions and demands that I may have for bodily injury, death or property damage arising from my participation in the expedition."
This RELEASE OF LIABILITY, AGREEMENT TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK Agreement is entered into on behalf of all members of my family, including any minors accompanying me. If any person who accompanies me on this trip as part of my family makes claim, or if a claim is made on their behalf, my estate or I will indemnify and hold harmless 59 North, Ltd. from any loss, including reasonable attorney's fees incurred in the defense of such claim. This Agreement is binding upon my heirs, legal representative and assigns. If any portion of this Agreement is unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. All applicants are subject to acceptance by 59 North, Ltd. This Agreement shall be deemed to have been entered into at Lancaster, Pennsylvania and shall be construed and interpreted according to the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. In the unlikely event a legal dispute should arise, I agree the dispute shall exclusively be brought before the appropriate court in Lancaster County, in the State of Pennsylvania. I have carefully read this and understand its terms. I execute it voluntarily and with full knowledge of its significance. Check the box below to agree and continue.