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PASSENGER NAME LIST
According to EU Directive 98/41 it is mandatory, for safety reasons, to list by name all passengers on every sailing
To make that possible, tickets are issued BY NAME and specifically must include:

- PASSENGER’S FIRST AND LAST NAME
- GENDER: MALE/FEMALE
- AGE: ADULT-CHILD-INFANT
In addition the issuing agent must be notified of passengers requiring SPECIAL CARE
It is strictly forbidden to issue tickets on board; therefore for their convenience, passengers must contact their travel agent on time to book and issue their tickets.
Children up to 4 years old: it is obligatory to issue a Free of Charge ticket.

NUMBERED SEATS
Use is only allowed to the holders of numbered seat tickets.

TICKET CANCELLATION
Tickets can only be invalidated by the issuing agency.
Tickets cannot be invalidated over the phone. Passengers wishing to invalidate their tickets must hand them over to the issuing agency.

CANCELLATION FEES
- 30 days prior to departure: Tickets are cancelled without charge.
- From 30 and up to 14 days prior to departure: a 50% cancellation charge is applied.
- 14 days prior and up to the departure: 100% cancellation fees must be paid.
- After departure: Tickets cannot be cancelled or converted to open date tickets or to travel another date.

SPECIAL OFFERS & DISCOUNTED TICKETS
- Tickets must be issued upon booking, cannot be cancelled or converted to open date tickets or for another departure date. The ticket is issued in the passengers name, is personal and non transferable.
- Student rates are only valid for student card holders studying in Greek institutions. Students institutions abroad should select JUNIOR or ADULT passenger type.

CANCELLATION OF DEPARTURE OR DELAY DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS etc.:
DELAYED DEPARTURE:

Passengers and vehicles can embark without changing their tickets.
CANCELLATION OF DEPARTURE:
The tickets of a cancelled departure are not valid for embarkation and must be exchanged with a valid boarding card for the next scheduled departure, pending on availability.
ATTENTION: In case of a departure being delayed or cancelled due to extreme weather conditions etc., passengers are kindly requested to contact the company,s port agencies in order to be informed about the new departure time.

LOSS OF TICKET(S) (for papers tickets, only)
When a ticket is lost, a new ticket must be bought.

PASSENGER’S PHONE NUMBER
Passengers are advised to provide their travel agency with a telephone number (preferably a mobile phone number) so they can be contacted in case of emergency e.g. cancellation of departure due to bad weather conditions etc.

SCHEDULES
The company will endeavour to adhere to the itineraries that are mentioned in the brochure. However, it maintains the right for their modification if it is absolutely necessary.
Arrival times quoted indicate the time the vessel arrives at the entrance of the port.
The company reserves the right to reschedule its vessels if necessary

TICKET CONTROL ON BOARD
Purser’s Office staff carries out ticket controls at embarkation and during the journey. Passengers are obliged to show their tickets on demand and proof of discount, if applicable.

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE
Luggage should be placed in the designated areas of the vessels as per the crew’s instructions. Luggage must not contain valuable items. These items can be handed over to the Chief Purser for safe-keeping.
No luggage restrictions, no excess charges. Take anything of "value" with you in a small carry bag.

PASSENGERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
On board our vessels there are specially designed cabins with easy access and operation to accommodate passengers with special needs. Due to a limited number of cabins it is necessary to reserve in advance.

PET ACCOMMODATION
A limited number of Pet cabins* are available on board. It is necessary to reserve these cabins in advance. Should these be fully booked, a small number of kennels are also available. For reasons of public hygiene, pets are not allowed in cabins other than the specially designated pet cabins, bars, restaurants and the ship’s indoor public areas. When walking on the open deck, they are required to wear muzzle and be on a leash, accompanied by a guardian. Passengers traveling with a pet should hold updated health documents for their pet and are responsible for the pet’s care, safety and hygiene.
Special areas for the pets’ daily hygiene are available on board. Unaccompanied pets are not accepted for embarkation.
* Not available on F/B Blue Star Ithaki.

SECURITY NOTICE
For security reasons, all persons and all items brought on board the vessel are liable to be searched. Persons refusing to comply with this demand shall be denied access on board and will be reported to the appropriate port authorities. All passengers are required to present their ticket, identity card or any other official documents to the vessel’s authorized personnel. The carrier reserves the right to deny embarkation to any individual who does not possess valid travel documents or fails to prove beyond doubt, his/her identity. Once a passenger has boarded the vessel, they are not allowed to disembark prior to departure, unless approved by vessel’s Officers. Passengers who wish to disembark must take with them all their luggage and/or vehicle (if possible). Any weapons carried must be declared upon embarkation.

NO SMOKING LAW 3730
As per the National Law 3730 of the Greek Ministry of Health, as from 1st July 2009 smoking is strictly prohibited in all enclosed public areas, as well as the vessels' cabins. Passengers may smoke in the designated areas on the open outer decks.

Notice
Not all of above terms & conditions are valid on Goferry online system.
The precise terms & conditions of the shipping company can be seen at the "step" of the on-line booking process, before you enter your payment details.
If disagreements arise from the interpretation of terms, we explicitly state that the terms of the agency (Goferry) supersede those of the respective shipping company/companies.

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