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					                                       THE BROWN TRAVELERS



                    Norway’s Fjords,
                     the
                        North Cape and
                    Russia’s White Sea
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Dear Graduates, Parents and Friends of Brown:
In the far reaches of northern Europe, Norway’s North Cape and Russia’s White Sea
straddle two frontiers—the physical boundary between the Arctic and the European
mainland and the cultural boundary between East and West. Here, a magical wonderland
of Arctic mountains and soaring fjords interspersed with quiet fishing villages and old
Russian monasteries has remained virtually untraveled due in part to the region’s vast
natural barriers and also to the Iron Curtain that divided Europe for nearly 50 years.
    Join us on this rare and exclusive opportunity to discover the long-obscured jewels of
the Land of the Midnight Sun during the magical White Nights of Summer, when the sun
never sets on the region’s spectacular landscapes of fjords, bays, mountains and islands.
Sail from the medieval port of Bergen along the unspoiled coastline of northern Norway
across the Arctic Circle to the remote reaches of Russia’s White Sea aboard the chartered,
deluxe M.S. LE DIAMANT, one of the very few passenger vessels permitted to cruise these
northern waters. During this extraordinary journey, admire the fairytale settings of
Norway’s legendary fjords, visit traditional Nordic fishing villages and explore the
seldom-seen side of a newly emergent Russia, including the ancient monasteries of the
rarely visited Solovetsky Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    This custom-designed itinerary offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience
the living heritage and ancient cultural riches of Europe’s far North, including the proud
history of the Vikings and the ancient customs of the Sami, the famous “reindeer people”
indigenous to the northern reaches of Scandinavia. We also invite you to complement
your cruise with an optional two-night pre-program in the picturesque medieval port of
Bergen and/or a two-night post-program in Helsinki, Finland.
    We will be joined on this adventure by alumni and friends from several other
institutions, including Cornell, Dartmouth, Northwestern and Penn. Space is limited, so
make your reservation today, while Early Booking Savings are available.
Sincerely,


                                                       Cover: Marvel at the majestic beauty of
                                                       Norway’s Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO
Beth Goldman Galer ’88                                 World Heritage site.
Director of the Alumni Travel Program

Faculty Lecturer
On this program, as on all Brown Travelers programs, a Brown faculty member will
present lectures and lead discussions that will enhance your educational experience.
As this brochure goes to press, the faculty representative who will accompany the
program has not yet been confirmed, but we wanted to mail this brochure in time for
you to make plans to participate. All Brown lecturers share a love for both teaching and
travel. Their presence ensures that Brown-sponsored journeys are not only pleasant travel
experiences but also intellectually rewarding.
U.S.                                                  SVOLVÆR, LOFOTEN ISLANDS
Friday, July 3                                        Tuesday, July 7
Depart U.S. on an overnight flight to                 Arrive in Svolvær, a traditional fishing and
Bergen, Norway.                                       trading village, and set out on a scenic
                                                      coastal drive through the dramatic Lofoten
BERGEN, NORWAY                                        landscape. Tour the Viking Museum in
Saturday, July 4                                      Borg, where fascinating exhibits provide
Arrive in Bergen and embark the deluxe                insight into the history and culture of this
M.S. LE DIAMANT. Join fellow program                  legendary seafaring people. Stroll through
participants this evening for the Captain’s           Henningsvær, a fishing village popular
welcome reception and dinner. The ship                with native artists for the quality of light
sails tonight.                                        that suffuses the landscape. Visit the
                                                      Gallery Harr to see the works of the
GEIRANGERFJORD                                        region’s most renowned painter, Karl Erik
Sunday, July 5                                        Harr, whose depictions of life and nature
Call at the idyllic village of Geiranger in           along Norway’s northern shores have
Geirangerfjord this morning and drive                 earned him prestige as one of the nation’s
through the lush valley of Flydal up to               most respected artists.
the 4,800-foot peak of Dalsnibba for a                    The afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, the
breathtaking panoramic view of                        Midnight Sun illuminates your cruise north.
mountains, glaciers and the majestic fjord
far below. Refreshments are served before             TROMSØ
descending to Geiranger. Following an                 Wednesday, July 8
afternoon at leisure, the M.S. LE DIAMANT             This morning, dock at Tromsø, a thriving,
cruises out of the Geirangerfjord. While              centuries-old port known as the “Gateway
dusk sets in, savor the Midnight Sun’s                to the Arctic.” A major center for whalers,
lingering light from the ship’s deck.                 fishermen and walrus hunters, Tromsø was
                                                      used by the great polar explorers like
CRUISING THE                                          Roald Amundsen, Umberto Nobile and
NORWEGIAN COAST                                       Fridtjof Nansen as a starting point for their
Monday, July 6                                        expeditions. Visit the Tromsø Museum for
Admire the glacier-carved, snowcapped                 an interpretation of life in a typical Arctic
mountains of Norway’s rugged coast as                 port. Gain further insight into the region’s
you cross the Arctic Circle during a                  unique geology and wildlife at the Polaria
spectacular day of cruising.                          Centre through its interactive multimedia
                                                      exhibits and wildlife displays, including an
Immerse yourself in the timeless traditions of life   aquarium with indigenous species of fish
in old fishing villages along the scenic coastlines   and marine mammals. Across the Tromsø
of Norway.
                                                      Bridge, enter Tromsdalen’s bold, modern
                                                      Arctic Cathedral. Consecrated in 1965, this
                                                      striking building designed by Jan Inge
                                                      Hovig is best known for Victor Sparre’s
                          Honningsvåg              Kirkenes
                                       •                Barents Sea
     Lofoten          Tromsø                   •
     Islands                   •                    •
                                                   Murmansk
                                      Ivalo•
                  Svolvær •




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                                                          White
    Norwegian                                                     Sea
       Sea                                 Solovetsky                    •
                                                                  Arkhangelsk




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                                             Islands
Arctic Circle                                               ARCTIC CIRCLE




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NORWAY                                   FINLAND
                Geirangerfjord
                                                                  RUSSIA




                                   v
v        Bergen                            •Helsinki
                                                                        UNESCO World
                                Baltic                                  Heritage site
                                  Sea
                                                                  v      Air
                                                                         Cruise             Visit the Sami people near the
                                                                                            North Cape in Honningsvåg.

 spectacular stained glass windows, which                           CRUISING    THE             WHITE SEA
 soar 75 feet high and encompass the                                Saturday, July 11
 church’s entire east wall.                                         Enjoy the day at leisure as the
                                                                    M.S. LE DIAMANT cruises into the seldom
 HONNINGSVAG (NORTH CAPE)                                           sailed White Sea.
 Thursday, July 9
 Arrive in Honningsvåg this morning and                             SOLOVETSKY ISLANDS
 drive across the North Cape Plateau to                             Sunday, July 12
 visit an authentic lavvo, the customary                            Christianity was introduced to the far
 nomadic abode of the Sami, an indigenous                           north from this remote archipelago in the
 Scandinavian people, culturally distinct                           1420s, when monks founded the
 from the Vikings. Meet with local Samis                            Solovetsky Monastery here. On today’s
 and learn firsthand about their unique                             walking tour of this rarely visited
 culture, including their native dress,                             UNESCO World Heritage site, learn more
 traditional methods of fishing and herding                         about the monastery’s storied history as
 reindeer and how the Samis have survived                           one of Russia’s holiest pilgrimage
 for centuries in the harsh Arctic climate.                         destinations that was transformed into one
 Further enhance your knowledge about the                           of Russia’s most notorious gulags (prison
 geology, animal life and history of the                            camps) during the era of Joseph Stalin.
 Arctic frontier at the North Cape Visitors                         Pass through the monastery’s impressive
 Center. The ship departs this afternoon                            walls to visit its many churches, chapels
 for the Barents Sea.                                               and common buildings, which are
                                                                    connected by a network of covered
 MURMANSK, RUSSIA                                                   passages and tunnels. The history of the
 Friday, July 10                                                    gulag, which famously inspired Alexander
 Founded in 1916, Murmansk was once                                 Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago, is
 the preeminent port of the Russian                                 chronicled in the Gulag Camp Museum.
 whaling fleet and the base of Soviet naval
 operations in the Arctic. Dock amid a                                  Bergen’s heritage as a 14th-century Hanseatic trading
                                                                        city lives on in its waterfront merchant warehouses.
 delightful atmosphere of pomp and
 circumstance as the local military band
 greets you with a special welcome concert.
     On shore, set off for the Memorial to
 the Defenders of the Polar Region in
 World War II, the Allied Cemetery and
 the National Museum, which documents
 the region’s exotic natural and cultural
 history with special exhibits devoted to
 the Sami and the Pomors, the first
 Russian settlers in the Polar region.
 Visit the Savior-on-the-Waters Church,
 built to honor perished seamen, before
 returning to the ship.
     Cruise the remote coastline of
 Northern Russia this evening.
Typical stilted homes along the shores of the Lofoten Islands recall northern Norway’s rich maritime
heritage, which dates to the age of the Vikings but is still an integral part of daily life.

ARKHANGELSK                                           BERGEN
Monday, July 13                                       PRE-PROGRAM OPTION
Founded more than 400 years ago by                    Preface your cruise with two nights in
Ivan the Terrible, Arkhangelsk’s wooden               the medieval Hanseatic port of Bergen,
architecture, typical of many northern                a UNESCO World Heritage site.
frontier towns, left it vulnerable to a               View its perfectly preserved historic
series of fires. Despite these misfortunes,           architecture, including King Håkon’s
Arkhangelsk’s oldest extant building                  Hall and the 12th-century St. Mary’s
dates from the mid-16th century.                      Church. Learn about the city’s legacy
    During this morning’s city tour, view             as a medieval center of commerce
impressive monuments to Peter the Great               and culture, and attend a special
and the Great Patriotic War Memorial                  recital in the former home of
and visit the Museum of Fine Arts, which              composer Edvard Grieg. Complete
houses an exquisite collection of Russian art         details will be provided with your
dating from the 14th century to the present.          reservation confirmation.

CRUISING    THE         BARENTS SEA                   HELSINKI
Tuesday, July 14                                      POST-PROGRAM OPTION
Enjoy a day at leisure while cruising the             Complement your journey with two
Barents Sea en route to Kirkenes,                     nights in the cosmopolitan Finnish
Norway. Attend the Captain’s farewell                 capital of Helsinki in deluxe
reception this evening and savor a final              accommodations in the heart of the
opportunity to bask in the unforgettable              city. Explore Helsinki’s stunning
beauty of the White Nights of Summer.                 modern architecture and learn about
                                                      the city’s unique history during specially
KIRKENES, NORWAY/                                     arranged tours and excursions.
PARIS, FRANCE/U.S.                                    This customized itinerary also includes
Wednesday, July 15                                    a private concert at the Sibelius Academy
Disembark the M.S. LE DIAMANT and                     and the flight from Ivalo to Helsinki.
transfer to the airport for a specially               Complete details will be provided with
chartered flight to Paris, France, and                your reservation confirmation.
your return flight to the U.S.
Sail to the remote Solovetsky Islands, where a monastery founded during the 15th century was later
transformed into one of Joseph Stalin’s most notorious gulags.
                             M.S.   LE DIAMANT
The M.S. LE DIAMANT is a rare find—an oceangoing vessel providing the
deluxe amenities and superior standards offered aboard a larger ship with
the intimate charm and enhanced navigability of a yacht. Distinguished by
its casual ambiance and personal, attentive service, this exceptional vessel is
continually refurbished to ensure that the highest standards of comfort and
elegance are maintained.

All 113 spacious, outside staterooms or
suites (ranging in size from 183 sq. ft. to
398 sq. ft.) are tastefully appointed and
feature two lower twin beds that convert
to one queen bed upon request, a private
bathroom with shower (some staterooms
have bathtubs and showers), telephone,
television, DVD, minibar, double full-length
closets, two nightstands, desk, hair dryer,
duvets and plush terry cloth robes.              Category 1 Stateroom
Room service is available.

Continental breakfast, buffet breakfast,
buffet lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are
served daily in a single, unassigned seating.
The Restaurant Îles de France offers
innovative Continental fare in a relaxed,
inviting setting. Guests may reserve a table
at L’Escapade restaurant for more intimate
evening dining. Complimentary house wine,
beer, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and
                                                 L’Escapade Dining Room
tea are served at lunch and dinner.

The ship has three lounges, where nightly
entertainment includes a cabaret and live
music. Other public areas include the hair
salon, boutique, library, masseuse and fitness
center. A certified physician is on board.
Two elevators provide access to all passenger
decks. The M.S. LE DIAMANT is outfitted for
cruising polar regions, oceans and seas and
complies with the highest international
environmental and safety standards.              Grand Salon
THE ROMANTIC WHITE NIGHTS                        INCLUDED FEATURES
 OF SUMMER IN THE LAND OF                        ON BOARD THE DELUXE M.S. LE DIAMANT
                                                 N Eleven-night cruise from Bergen, Norway, to
     THE MIDNIGHT SUN
                                                   Kirkenes, Norway (including a passage
                                                   through the Norwegian fjords), with calls at
Each year, at the height of summer as the          Geiranger, Svolvær (Lofoten Islands), Tromsø
warm, soft pastel sunlight of the White Nights     and Honningsvåg (North Cape), Norway;
lights the distant horizon, the peoples of         and Murmansk, Solovetsky Islands and
Scandinavia and Russia celebrate the return        Arkhangelsk, Russia.
of summer to their homelands. From the           N Spacious and elegant outside accommodations
majestic fjord country of the Norwegian            with private bathroom facilities and
coast and the mountainous shores of the            air conditioning.
Lofoten Islands to the rustic fishing villages   N Captain’s welcome and farewell receptions.
of the North Cape and the White Sea,             N All meals—Continental and buffet breakfasts,
friends and families congregate at festive         buffet lunch, afternoon tea and dinner—
gatherings, couples escape for long evening        throughout the cruise, featuring Continental
strolls and young revelers toast the               cuisine served at single, unassigned seatings.
possibilities of summer before the long          N House wine, beer, soft drinks, mineral water,
winter returns.                                    coffee and tea included with lunch and dinner.
    On display for just a few fleeting weeks,    N Excursion to the peak of Dalsnibba (altitude
the natural phenomenon of the White Nights         4,800 feet) for breathtaking views of
occurs only in the most northern climes            Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
where a prolonged twilight extends late into     N Guided tour of the Viking Museum in Borg.
the night and the sun makes only a slight dip    N Excursion to the traditional port of
below the horizon before reappearing.              Henningsvær, including a special visit to
During this brief respite from the long            the Gallery Harr.
Arctic winter, snow drifts give way to           N Tour of Tromsø featuring visits to the
emerald green meadows, the forests teem            Tromsø Museum, the spectacular Arctic
with birds flocking from the south and hazy        Cathedral and the Polaria Centre, where
orange and pink skies seemingly melt into          exhibits provide insights into the climate of
                                                   the North Cape region.
the glistening northern seas. From ancient
Viking storytellers to the great Russian         N Excursion to Honningsvåg, highlighted by
                                                   visits to a traditional Sami lavvo (camp) and
novelists, the sublime beauty of this magical
                                                   the North Cape Visitors Center.
season has provided inspiration for some of
history’s greatest composers, poets and          N Tour of Murmansk featuring visits to the
                                                   Allied Cemetery, the Savior-on-the-Waters
writers. Experience the majestic landscapes of     Church and the National Museum.
the Norwegian fjordlands and Russia’s White
                                                 N Walking tour of Solovetsky Islands’
Sea at their most spectacular––amid an
                                                   monastery and fortress, a UNESCO World
atmosphere of romantic beauty like no other.       Heritage site, that was founded in the 1420s
                                                   and later used by Stalin as a gulag, one of the
                                                   notorious Soviet labor camps.
                                                 N Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts
                                                   in Arkhangelsk.
                                                 N Flight from Kirkenes, Norway, to Paris, France.

                                                 ENHANCED TRAVEL SERVICES
                                                 N All transfers and luggage handling abroad for
                                                   all participants who have purchased their air
                                                   tickets through Gohagan & Company and
                                                   whose arrival(s)/departure(s) coincide with
                                                   the scheduled group transfer(s).
                                                 N All excursions and visits, as outlined in the
                                                   itinerary, with experienced local guides.
                                                 N Gratuities to local guides and drivers.
                                                 N Hospitality desk aboard the M.S. LE DIAMANT.
                                                 N A Travel Director to accompany you
                                                   throughout the travel program.
                                                 N Travel document wallet, name badge and
                                                   pre-departure information.
                                                 N Automatic $250,000 flight insurance policy
                                                   for each participant ticketed on flights by
                                                   Thomas P. Gohagan & Company.
                       M.S.        LE DIAMANT                                       Diamond Deck
                                                                                     Ruby Deck
                                                                                      Emerald Deck
                                            LE DIAMANT
                                                                                       Turquoise Deck
                                                                                         Jade Deck
                                                                                      LE DIAMANT




TARIFF         (per person, based on double occupancy)                                                          Land/Cruise Only
                                                                                                             Early Booking     Regular Price
 Cabin   Description - Each cabin has two twin beds that can convert to make one bed, private                                      after
                                                                                                              Price through
Category bathroom, air conditioning, television, DVD, hair dryer and a minibar (charge for beverages).      December 10, 2008 December 10, 2008

   6        Ocean-view with two portholes, shower. Jade Deck, forward. (limited availability)                 $6595 $7095
    5       Ocean-view with two portholes, shower. Jade Deck, mid-forward.                                    $7395 $7895
    4       Ocean-view with two portholes, shower. Jade Deck, midship.                                        $7995 $8495
            Ocean-view with one picture window or two portholes, shower only or shower and
    3       hip bath. Ruby, Emerald, Turquoise & Jade Decks.                                                  $8795 $9295
            Ocean-view with one picture window, shower and hip bath.
    2       Ruby & Emerald Decks.                                                                             $9695 $10195
    1       Ocean-view with one picture window, shower and hip bath. Ruby Deck.                               $9995 $10495
Two-        Ocean-view with two picture windows, two rooms: bedroom and separate living
            room (with two sofa beds), two bathrooms: one with shower and one with hip bath,
Room        television and DVD in each room (available for triple or quad accommodation).                    $10995 $11495
Suite       Private canapés each day between 6PM-7PM in cabin. Turquoise Deck.
Veranda     Ocean-view with sliding glass door onto private veranda, full bathtub and shower.
 Suite      Private canapés each day between 6PM-7PM in cabin. Diamond Deck.                                 $11295 $11795
N Singles are available in category 4 at $11,995 and category 3 at $12,595 on or before December 10, 2008.
  Add $500 for reservations made after December 10, 2008.
N Taxes are an additional $330 per person and are subject to change.

NORWAY’S FJORDS, THE NORTH CAPE AND RUSSIA’S WHITE SEA RESERVATION FORM
Send to: Thomas P. Gohagan & Company                                                          I/we want to make reservations in
         Eleven South LaSalle Street, Second Floor                                            cabin category:
         Chicago, IL 60603-1240                                                               1st Choice______         2nd Choice______
                                     If you have questions regarding
         (800) 922-3088              tour logistics, please call Gohagan
         Fax: (312) 609-1141                                                                  J    Double occupancy (one queen bed).
                                     & Co. at (800) 922-3088.                                 J    Double occupancy (two twin beds).
Name(s) (as appears on passport)                                                              J    Single accommodations.
                                                                                              J    I am reserving as a single but prefer
                                                                                                   to share accommodations and will
_____________________________________________________________                                      allow you to select my roommate
First               Initial  Last           Class/Parent Year                                      (shares cannot be guaranteed).

                                                                                              BERGEN PRE-PROGRAM RESERVATIONS
_____________________________________________________________                                 K Double at $875 per person.
First               Initial  Last           Class/Parent Year                                 K Single at $1195 per person.
                                                                                              K I am reserving as a single but prefer
                                                                                                to share accommodations and will
_____________________________________________________________                                   allow you to select my roommate
Address (no P.O. Box number please)                                                             (shares cannot be guaranteed).

                                                                                              HELSINKI POST-PROGRAM RESERVATIONS
_____________________________________________________________                                 K Double at $995 per person.
City                                State          ZIP Code
                                                                                              K Single at $1275 per person.
                                                                                              K I am reserving as a single but prefer
_____________________________________________________________                                   to share accommodations and will
Telephone (Home)                    (Business)                                                  allow you to select my roommate
                                                                                                (shares cannot be guaranteed).

_____________________________________________________________
Email Address                       (Fax)                                                     Program Air:
                                                                                              K Flights from
_____________________________________________________________
Preferred name(s) on badge(s)       Tour No. 031-07/03/09-009                                      ______________________________
                                                                                                       (fill in departure city)
Enclosed is a check for $______ as deposit ($800 per person, plus                                  to Bergen, Norway, with return from
                                                                                                   Paris, France, at an additional cost
$200 per person Bergen Pre-Program and/or $200 per person
                                                                                                   to be advised.‡
Helsinki Post-Program). Make checks payable to 2009 Norway’s Fjords,
the North Cape and Russia’s White Sea.                               Class: K Economy K Business K First

Deposits can also be made by credit card. However, all FINAL                                  An Air Coordinator will contact you
                                                                                              no later than four months prior to
payments are required to be made in cash, by check or wire transfer                           departure regarding your selections.
by March 30, 2009.
                                                                                              Please contact your travel agent or
I/we authorize you to charge my/our deposit to: J Visa J MasterCard air carrier directly for any deviations
                                                                                              to the above.
Card No._________________________________ Exp. Date__________                                 ‡Note: Airfare is subject to change and
                                                                                               availability and is nonrefundable.
_____________________________________________________________ K I/we will make my/our own
                          Signature as it appears on credit card.                                  air arrangements.
                                                                            U.S. Postage
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Walk through the picturesque village of Henningsvær, a
hub of the Lofoten Islands’ fishing trade for generations.

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NOT INCLUDED: Taxes; passport fees; visas and fees for
obtaining visas; personal expenses such as laundry and telephone
calls; accident/sickness, trip cancellation, and baggage insurance;
gratuities to ship personnel; optional sightseeing excursions; excess
baggage charges on aircraft; local departure air taxes; airfare and
associated local taxes, airport facility taxes and federal inspection




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fees not listed in the “Included Features” section; transfers and
baggage handling to/from airport/ship on day(s) of arrival and/or
departure 1) if you have not purchased your air arrangements
through Thomas P. Gohagan & Company, or 2) if you are arriving
earlier or later than and/or departing earlier or later than the
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HEALTH: Any physical or mental condition that may require
special medical attention (for example, the need for a wheelchair)
must be reported in writing when you make your reservation.
DISCOUNTED RESERVATIONS: Discounts apply only to
those reservations received in the offices of Thomas P. Gohagan              activities of any kind, sickness, illness, the lack of availability of
& Company in writing, accompanied by the required deposit, by                or access to appropriate medical attention, overbooking or
December 10, 2008. In the event a “discounted” reservation                   downgrading of accommodations, mechanical or other failure of
must be cancelled, no “replacement” reservation can be                       airplanes or other means of transportation, or for any failure of
substituted at the discounted rate. A “replacement” reservation              any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time.
is, in effect, a new reservation and can be substituted only at the             If due to weather, flight schedules or other uncontrollable
full-fare tariff. Change and/or cancellation fees apply as outlined          factors, you are required to spend an additional night(s), you will
in this “Contract: Terms and Conditions” for the “replacement”               be responsible for your own hotel, transfers and meal costs.
reservation and the cancelled reservation.                                   Baggage is entirely at owner’s risk. The right is reserved to
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS: Cancellations for all or                           decline to accept or retain any person as a participant on these
any part of the trip will not be effective until received in writing         trips at any time. Specific room/cabin assignments are within the
in the offices of Thomas P. Gohagan & Company. Should you                    sole discretion of the hotel/cruise line.
have to cancel, the following terms will apply: reservation                     Gohagan reserves the right to change the itinerary or trip
cancellations are subject to a $200 per person administrative fee            features at any time and for any reason, with or without notice,
from the time of booking through 120 days prior to departure;                and Gohagan shall not be liable for any loss of any kind as a result
from 95 through 119 days prior to departure, $800 per person;                of any such changes. Gohagan may cancel a trip for any reason
from 60 through 94 days prior to departure, 50% of the                       whatsoever; if so, its sole responsibility is to refund monies paid by
published full regular tariff; cancellations 59 days or less prior to        the participant to it. Gohagan is not required to cancel any trip for
departure, a no-show, or early return from the trip will result in           any reason including without limitation, United States Department
forfeiture of 100% of the published full regular tariff. In                  of State, World Health Organization or other Warnings or
addition, any applicable airline cancellation fees and                       Advisories of any kind. All fares, as well as ship schedules, port
administrative fees will be assessed.                                        calls, hours of arrival and departure, special programs and guest
PRE-PROGRAM AND POST-PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS:                                  lecture series (if applicable), are subject to change or cancellation
Should you have to cancel, the following terms will apply:                   without prior notice. Gohagan shall not be required to refund any
reservation cancellations are subject to a $50 per person                    portion of the fare or make any other compensation under these
administrative fee from the time of booking through 120 days                 circumstances. Gohagan is not responsible for penalties assessed
prior to departure; from 95 through 119 days prior to departure,             by air carriers resulting from operational and/or itinerary changes,
$200 per person; from 60 through 94 days prior to departure,                 even if Gohagan makes the flight arrangements or cancels the trip.
50% of the published full regular tariff; cancellations 59 days or           Gohagan reserves the right to substitute vessels or hotels of a
less prior to departure, a no-show or early return from the trip             similar category for those listed in this brochure. Gohagan reserves
will result in forfeiture of 100% of the published full regular              the right to increase the tour price in the event of cost increases due
tariff. In addition, any applicable airline cancellation fees and            to changes in airfares, currency fluctuations or fuel surcharges and
administrative fees will be assessed.                                        all such increases are to be paid to Gohagan upon notice to the
    Because these cancellation policies are strictly enforced, we            tour participant of such increases.
strongly recommend for your protection that you purchase trip                ARBITRATION AGREEMENT: Any controversy or claim
cancellation insurance. Trip cancellation insurance is available             arising out of or relating in any way to these Terms and
through Thomas P. Gohagan & Company for comprehensive                        Conditions, to the Responsibility Clause, to the brochure, or any
coverage of such expenses in conjunction with cancellation due               other information relating in any way to the trip, or to the trip
to illness or accident as well as damaged or lost luggage. We will           itself, shall be settled solely and exclusively by binding arbitration
send you an application after you make your reservation.                     in Chicago, Illinois, in accordance with the commercial rules of
RESPONSIBILITY: Thomas P. Gohagan & Company, Brown                           the American Arbitration Association then existent.
University, the Brown Alumni Association, and their employees,               RATES: Prices quoted are based on fares in effect at the time of
shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors or trustees,     printing and are subject to change prior to departure.
successors, agents, and assigns (collectively “Gohagan”), do not             REGISTRATION: CST#: 2031868-40, WST#: 601 767 666.
own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or               OST#: TA 0905.
services for your trip including, for example, lodging facilities,           ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRACT: By forwarding of deposit,
airline, vessel, or other transportation companies, guides or guide          the participant certifies that he/she does not have any mental,
services, local ground operators, providers or organizers of                 physical or other condition of disability that would create a
optional excursions, food service providers, etc. All such persons           hazard for him/herself or other participants and accepts the
and entities are independent contractors. As a result, Gohagan is            terms and conditions of this contract.
not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any
such person or entity of any third party.
    In addition and without limitation, Gohagan is not responsible
for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay, or damage to
person or property in connection with the provision of any goods
or services whether resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God
or force majeure, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt,
animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist                                                                              9/08

				
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