General terms and conditions of transport
AlilauroGruson, (hereinafter “The Company”), undertakes to transport passengers, their baggage, and their cars, scooters or motorcycles, in compliance with this document, the General Terms and Conditions of Transport. The conditions are considered to be known and accepted by any passenger who buys or uses a ticket issued by the Company. This document is available at all of the Company’s Offices and Ticket offices as well as on board each vessel.
The fares, timetables, routes and other conditions mentioned in this document may be modified as specified below.
1) TICKETS AND FARES
The ticket is personal and cannot be transferred. It is only valid for the transport specified thereon. The passenger must keep his contract/ticket to justify his right to this transport, and must exhibit it to any Officer on the vessel or any Company Official that should ask to see it.
Tickets which have been altered or corrected will not be considered valid. A ticket which has not been used within the issuing date will not be considered valid and the holder will have no right to a refund. The regulations and the fares can be consulted at the ticket offices before boarding or on board the vessels. Duplicates of lost or stolen tickets will not be issued.
Children under 2 years of age travel free, without the right to a seat; a ticket must be bought should a seat be required for them. Children from 2 to under 12 years must have a child’s ticket. From 12 years upwards a full fare ticket must be bought. The age of the children must be documented. Once the ticket has been issued no reduction for children can be applied. All children under 12 must be accompanied by their parents or other adult who are responsible for them at all times whilst aboard the vessel. The Company will not be responsible for any damages to or by minors if they are not accompanied by an adult.
Any reduction on the full fare must be requested by those who are eligible before a ticket is issued. A document must be shown to validate the reduction.
The special reduced fare for residents of the islands is only available to passengers who show documentation to prove their residency. Any passenger found to be travelling with a residents ticket but without the correct documentation, will pay the difference between a residents ticket and the full fare, plus a fine of 100% full fare.
Checks on board
Crew members or Inspectors from the Company may carry out ticket checks on board during the journey. Passengers who do not have a ticket, without having advised the Captain or his crew, will pay the full fare, plus a fine of 100% full fare.
Passengers with pre-paid tickets or with return tickets must be at the embarkation point 15 minutes before departure, otherwise the Company cannot guarantee departure. Passengers with a return ticket must book at least two hours before the time chosen.
Alilauro Gruson, in derogation of art. 400 of the Navigation Code, grants the faculty to be refunded of the partial ticket price. 80% of the ticket price will be refunded provided the written notice to email@example.com is received within 36 hours before the date of departure, 50% in case the written notice to firstname.lastname@example.org is received between 36 hours and 12 hours prior to departure. No refund will be acknowledged to the passenger who transmits the cancellation request between 12 hours prior to the departure up to departure and in case of no-show for any reason (no show)
Tickets are not invoices. Passengers must ask specifically for an invoice before they buy the ticket, providing their personal and fiscal data according to Art. 22 of the DPR Law 633 of 26/10/72 and further modifications.
Baggage includes all suitcases, holdalls, bags, backpacks and similar, containing personal belongings of the passenger. The passenger is allowed one piece of baggage (max. measurements 50x30x15cms and max. weight 10 kg.) on board a ferry, and with a max. weight 5 kg on board a high speed vessel; the contents must only include personal belongings. Baggage exceeding these limits may be carried by paying an excess baggage ticket. Baggage, goods and other packages may only be loaded on board with the passenger who is responsible for its transport. Baggage cannot be positioned on seats or in any way be of inconvenience to other passengers.. Packages which do not contain personal belongings of a passenger, particularly if oversized, will only be loaded on board if there is space, and if the crew considers that there is no technical obstacle. A porter service is available and the passenger will pay this directly. Baggage is not supervised and the passenger is responsible for its care on boarding, during the journey and when disembarked.
Any passenger who brings illegal substances or objects on board will be responsible to the company for any damage or fines which may arise from this transport. The Company will only be held responsible, within the Law, for valuable articles handed in, in exchange for a receipt, to the Captain. The Company is not responsible for valuable items, jewellery, money or other items left in the car or in public areas on board the vessel. In any case the passenger will have to prove the entity of the loss or the damage, as well as the fact that this occurred during the journey on board the vessel.
6) DOGS CATS AND OTHER PETS
Dogs, cats and other small pets can be transported by the passenger, with an additional fare, unless otherwise prescribed by law. The animals must be kept outside on the deck and must not disturb or harm other passengers. Animals are not allowed inside the vessel in public areas except for guide dogs for the visually impaired. Dogs must wear a muzzle and be on a lead. Cats and other pets must be kept in cages or closed baskets and be looked after by their owners. Feeding is the Owners responsibility.
All animals must have the necessary veterinary documentation which certifies that the animal is healthy, and particularly for dogs, that they have an up to date anti rabies vaccination. This documentation can be requested at any time by Company personnel at the ticket office or by the Crew on board.
It is severely forbidden to take on board knives, firearms, ammunition, explosives, fuel or other dangerous substances.
8) INSTRUCTIONS ON BOARD - WARNINGS
Once on board each passenger is obliged to follow all instructions given by crew members or by written signs. Passengers must remain seated during the journey and during mooring and unmooring operations. Passengers behaviour must never put safety at risk.
9) RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PASSENGER
The passenger is responsible for all damage caused by himself directly, or by any person or animal in his care, to the vessel, its fittings, furnishings and accessories, to its equipment, to other passengers, to baggage, to Company crew members or staff, or to third parties, as well as for payment of sanctions, fines, penalties and/or any expenses that the Company has to pay as a consequence of the passenger’s actions
10) PASSENGER’S CARS
The passenger must carry out himself, and is fully responsible for, embarking and disembarking operations of his own car. Once loaded the car must be left unlocked with the key in the ignition, with its engine and lights off, with its windows closed, and in first gear with the handbrake on. Passengers leave articles in the car at their own risk. The boot may be locked. It is strictly forbidden to transport dangerous or poisonous goods, or those not permitted in the regulations, or containers of inflammable products. Any vehicles which run on liquid gas must be declared on purchasing the ticket. Should this not be declared, the vehicle will not be loaded. Cars are called forward for loading in the order that the Captain and/or his crew decides, and will be parked where they indicate. The Captain can ask passengers to unload baggage from a roof rack. Any damage incurred to vehicles on loading or during the voyage must be notified to the vessel’s Captain immediately or certainly before disembarking.
The Company is not responsible for breakdowns or damage to the vehicle and/or objects contained within it. Any damage caused by the vehicle to the vessel or to third parties will be paid for before disembarkation. The order of loading is strictly competence of the Captain and his crew.
The fares for vehicles shown below include all embarkation and disembarkation fees. The fare groups are as follows:
I group: up to 4 mt.
II group: over 4 mt.
Passengers with cars must be ready to load at least half an hour before departure. Any passenger who arrives later than this, even with a regular booking, loses any rights to a guaranteed place on board.
Should the journey be cancelled due to bad weather, the Company declines any responsibility, as it does for all other circumstances beyond its control.
No refunds will be provided in the case of changes in information provided regarding the vehicle. Should the passenger lose the ticket or have it stolen, it will be necessary to buy a new ticket. Any “open” ticket is limited to the year of issuing. A fee of € 7.50 will be charged for any changes to the ticket. The Company reserves the right to change timetables and fares without notice.
Booking of vehicles
When booking a vehicle it is necessary to provide the measurements and characteristics of the vehicle. The overall measurements are necessary to calculate the fare. In the case of false declarations the Company reserves the right to refuse loading, without refund, even if the outward journey has already been carried out.
11) BANNED ITEMS AND BEHAVIOUR
It is strictly forbidden for passengers to carry in their baggage or load in their cars any inflammable material, or other dangerous materials, black market items, letters or parcels subject to postal fees, State monopoly goods, any other goods which cannot be exported, nor can they take any articles which could disturb or upset other passengers into public rooms, lay down on the seats, open or close windows without asking a crew member.
If the passenger fails to comply with these bans he will be held totally responsible towards the competent Authorities and to the Company who reserves the right to claim any eventual damages, fines or sanctions. The passengers will pay for any damages caused to the vessel or to the fittings on board.
The passenger is obliged to show crew members his ticket and any other documents required in the case of a fare reduction or exemption. Times and routes shown on illustrated brochures are subject to changes. Before arriving for boarding passengers are requested to check times and routes of their chosen journey with the Company’s Offices or ticket offices. The Company is not responsible for sudden changes, due to force majeure, to obstacles to the vessel or for other justified reasons.
Passengers are absolutely not allowed to carry weapons of any sort on board. If, on boarding or during the voyage, a passenger is found to be carrying a weapon or appears in a physical condition (illness, drunkenness, or other reasons) which could be a danger to himself or to others, the Captain can adopt any measures allowed by Law. The passenger, from the moment he boards until disembarkation, is obliged to conform to all instructions given by the Captain and his crew.
13) ROUTES AND TIMETABLES
The times of departure and arrival of the vessel and the route taken by the same are subject to changes without forewarning, for technical reasons or force majeure; for these reasons the Company reserves the right to cancel or change journeys, either completely or partially. The Company also reserves the right to cancel departures or ports of call for the same reasons. Should the journey be changed for these reasons, the passenger must disembark in the new destination port and there will be no refund or compensation. Passengers are, therefore, asked to check in advance, asking confirmation of times and routes at the ticket office, making sure, before departure, that there are no changes to the information shown on the ticket; in this case the passenger can ask to travel, if there are seats available, on the following departure using the same ticket but this can only be approved and accepted by the ticket office. No further compensation or reimbursement will be provided by the Company for whatever reason.
The transport of passengers, car and baggage will be carried out at the passengers own risk. The Company disclaims responsibility for damage to persons or things, for theft of vehicles or baggage. The Company will not be responsible for additional expenses caused by delays or route changes due to technical or mechanical failures of its vessels, or due to causes beyond the Company’s control such as illness, bad weather, strikes, quarantine, wars, or force majeure . Timetables, fares and travelling conditions can be changed without warning.
Fall under the application of the obligations defined by the ART regulatory act, only complaints completed on the appropriate form downloadable, both in Italian and English versions, on the company's internet page in the complaints section, and received through the forwarding channels specifically made available by the service operator (pec to the address email@example.com or registered mail to be sent to the company's headquarters Sorrento (NA) Via Luigi De Maio 45) and/or by the terminal operator, in compliance with the minimum levels defined in points 1 b.1 and 1 b.2, thus excluding complaints forwarded through other channels (for example, through social networks such as Facebook or through e-mail or through messaging tools such as whatsApp etc..). This is all for a need for expeditiousness of the procedure and to facilitate the orderly feedback of complaints received at the company.
The company reserves the right to respond to this complaint in accordance with the provisions of Article 24(2) of EU Regulation No. 1177/2010, the text of which is reproduced below "If a passenger who falls within the scope of this Regulation wishes to submit a complaint to the carrier or terminal operator, he/she shall submit it within two months from the date on which the service was provided or should have been provided. Within one month after receipt of the complaint, the carrier or terminal operator shall notify the passenger that the complaint has been upheld, rejected, or is still under consideration. The time required for a final response shall not exceed two months from the receipt of a complaint."
Please note the response time limits run:
- the complaint is deemed to have been transmitted and received on the day it is sent only when the same has been transmitted by Pec .
- in case of submission of the complaint by regular mail, for the purposes of the commencement of the time limit for acknowledging the complaint, the same begins to run from the date of its registration.
In case of non-response to the complaint
The passenger, in case of non-response, may request to settle the position out of court.
The passenger, pursuant to Article 3 paragraph 5 of Legislative Decree 129/2015, after having submitted a complaint pursuant to Article 24 paragraph 2 of Reg. 1177/2010, to the carrier or terminal operator, after 60 days of receipt, may submit a second instance complaint to the Transportation Regulatory Authority for alleged violations of the Regulation.
INDEMNITY UNDER MEASURE 5 of the Regulations ART :
Item 1.: The user shall be entitled to receive automatic compensation commensurate with the ticket price referable to the transportation service in an amount not less than:
a) 10% in the case of a response provided between the sixty-first and ninetieth day after receipt of the complaint;
b) 20% in the case of response not provided within the 90th day from the receipt of the complaint.
Compensation under Measure 5.1 is not due in cases where:
a) the amount of the same is less than 6 euros;
b) the complaint is not transmitted by the user in the manner, minimum elements and timeframe provided for in Measure 3;
c) the user has already been paid compensation under Measure 5.1 with respect to a complaint concerning the same trip."
16) CLAIMS FOR ACCIDENTS AND COMPLAINTS
(A) Any complaints must be notified in writing directly to the Company within ten days of disembarkation. Accidents or damages must be immediately notified to the Onboard Command of the ship on which the trip was made.
(B) Subject to the written complaint referred to in point (A) above, the claim for compensation for damages resulting from death or personal injury must be received in writing by the Carrier within two (2) years from the date of the occurrence of such event, unless otherwise provided for by other applicable legislation.This complaint can be addressed to the soc. Alilauro Gru.so.n. S.p.A. Via Luigi de Maio, 45 80067 - Sorrento (NA) through a specific complaint form on the company's website.
(C) Claims for damage to baggage or other property shall be received by the Carrier in writing as soon as possible after their discovery and, in any case, no later than the time of disembarkation for hand luggage or, for all other baggage, when the damage is detected and, at the latest, at the time of delivery. For loss or for damage not visible, the written report must be made within fifteen (15) days from the date of disembarkation and / or from the date on which the return should have taken place.
The complaint must be received using the appropriate form, on the company's website, to be sent by registered mail to the detailed address in clause (B) above or by pec.
17) BILL POSTING AND CHANGES IN CALCULATION OF THE FARES
This document is affixed, to notify the public, in the Company’s offices and ticket offices and on board the vessels. This affixation is noted on the ticket.
18) SUPPLEMENTS AND AMMENDMENTS
The Company reserves the right to supplement or modify the conditions which regulate the relationship with Customers. –These changes will be made by the Company through postings in the Company’s offices and ticket offices and on board the vessels. The changes will enter into force from the date indicated.
19) APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION
The competent court for any dispute is that declared by the law.