Our tour & cruise packages are a great value. That's because we negotiate very special group & wholesale rates with our airline and cruise line partners and other suppliers, which are far better than prices you could get on your own.
But sometimes these suppliers increase their rates—in particular, airlines reserve the right to change fares, fees & fuel surcharges until tickets are issued, and government and airport taxes & fees may change as well. This can happen at any time until you make your final payment and we issue your tickets. In the rare cases when this does occur, our package prices must increase accordingly. (These price changes are usually fairly small, and we always let you know immediately.).
If you don't like surprises and want to avoid changes in the price of your package, we now offer the option to pay a PriceLock Deposit. Available on select packages that include international airfare from the U.S., this is a larger deposit that allows us to issue your tickets immediately. By paying a little more now, you can lock in your airfare, ensuring the price won't change. This doesn't increase the cost of your package, just how much you pay up-front.
Our PriceLock Deposit provides great peace of mind that the price you book is the price you'll pay, especially if you're booking a package that doesn't depart for several months. But it's not for everybody. Our deposits are non-refundable, and, as with most airfare purchases, tickets are non-refundable and unchangeable once issued. If you need to make any modifications to your booking that affect your flights, you could incur penalties up to the full cost of your ticket. So if there's a chance that you might need to change your booking or won't be able to travel, we suggest you pay only our standard deposit instead. We also strongly recommend Travel Insurance to protect your travel investment, including our "Cancel for Any Reason" coverage, which will reimburse most of your deposit in certain covered situations.
Please note that our PriceLock Deposit only locks in your international airfare from the U.S. This is the largest and most common source of price changes for our packages. Though very rare, prices could also increase slightly due to other components, such as cruise prices or airfare for local & inter-city flights, or other factors beyond our control (such as U.S. currency devaluation), until you make your final payment. So it should not be considered an absolute guarantee that your package price won't change.
Our PriceLock Deposit is only available on some of our tour & cruise packages. For all others, you can lock in the price by making your full payment at the time of booking, or as soon as possible afterwards.
Questions? Ask us for more details.
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