The liability (if any) of the Carrier for damages suffered as a result of death or personal injury to the Passenger, or loss or damage to luggage shall be subject to the following limitations and shall be determined in accordance with the following:
22.1 The International Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their luggage by Sea, adopted in Athens on 13 December 1974 and (the "Athens Convention"), as subsequently amended in 1976 and as incorporated with effects from 1 January 2013 by EU Regulation 392/2009 Concerning the Rights of Passengers when travelling by sea in the event of Accidents (EU Regulation 392/2009), shall apply to international carriage by sea where the port of embarkation or disembarkation is in the EU or where the vessel has an EU flag or where the contract of carriage is made in the EU. . The provisions of the Athens Convention and, where applicable, EU Regulation 392/2009 are hereby expressly incorporated into these conditions of carriage. Copies of the Athens Convention and EU Regulation 392/2009 are available on request and can be downloaded from the Internet at www.imo.org. The Carrier shall be entitled to the benefit of all the limitations, rights and immunities provided by the Athens Convention and, where applicable, EU Regulation 392/2009 including the full deductible under Article 8(4) of the Athens Convention. The liability of the Carrier for death, personal injury or illness to the Passenger shall not exceed 46.666 Special Drawing Rights ("SDR") as provided and defined in the Athens Convention or, where applicable, the maximum sum of 400,000 SDR pursuant to EU Regulation 392/2009 and, where there is liability for war and terrorism, 250,000 SDR. Liability of the Carrier for loss of or damage to Passenger's luggage or other property shall not exceed 833 SDR per Passenger under the Athens Convention or 2,250 SDR where EU Regulation 392/2009 applies. It is agreed that such liability of the Carrier shall be subject to a deductible of 13 SDR per Passenger, such sum to be deducted from the loss or damage to luggage or other property. The Passenger understands that the conversion rate of SDR's fluctuates daily and may be obtained from a bank or Internet. The value of an SDR can be calculated by visiting http://www.imf.org/external/np/fin/data/rms_five.aspx. If any provision of these Conditions of Carriage is rendered null and void by the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009, such invalidity shall be limited to the particular clause and not to the Conditions of Carriage.
22.2 The Carrier’s liability in relation to death and/or personal injury is limited and shall in no circumstances whatsoever exceed the limits of liability set out under the Athens Convention or, where applicable, EU Regulation 392/2009.
22.3 The Carrier will only be liable in relation to death and/or personal injury and/or loss of or damage to luggage in the event that the Carrier and/or its servants or agents are guilty of “fault or neglect”, as required by Article 3 of the Athens Convention, or where there is liability for a shipping incident, where EU Regulation 392/2009 applies. The limits of liability under the terms of the Athens Convention shall be applicable to the Carrier’s servants and/or agents and/or Independent Contractors in accordance with Article 11 of the Athens Convention. Any damages payable by the Carrier shall be reduced in proportion to any contributory negligence by the Passenger as provided in Article 6 of the Athens Convention.
22.4 It is presumed under the Athens Convention and where applicable EU Regulation 392/2009 that the Carrier has delivered luggage to a Passenger unless written notice is given by the Passenger within the following periods:
(i) in the case of apparent damage before or at the time of disembarkation or redelivery (ii) in the case of damage which is not apparent or loss of luggage within fifteen days from the disembarkation or delivery or of the date that such delivery should have taken place.
22.5 If the carriage provided hereunder is not “international carriage” as defined in Article 2 of the Athens Convention or the Vessel is being used as a floating hotel and or non-international carriage by sea, the remaining provisions of the Athens Convention shall apply to this/her contract and be deemed to be incorporated herein mutatis mutandis.
22.6 The Carrier shall not be liable for loss or damage to any valuables such as monies, negotiable securities, precious metal items, jewellery, art, cameras, computers, electronic equipment, or any other valuables unless they are deposited with the Carrier for safe-keeping, and a higher limit is agreed expressly and in writing at the time of deposit, and an extra charge is paid by the Passenger for declared value protection. Use of the ship’s safe is not a deposit with the ship. Where there is liability for loss of or damage to valuables deposited with the ship then such liability is limited to 1,200 SDR under the Athens Convention or 3,375SDR where EU Regulation 392/2009 applies. (ii) The Carrier and Passenger agree not to demand any security from the other in connection with a claim of any kind. The Passenger waives the right to arrest the Cruise Ship or to attach any other asset owned, chartered or operated by the Carrier. If the Cruise Ship is arrested or attached, then the ship and the Carrier shall have the right to any limitation and all defences available herein.
22.7 In addition to the restrictions and exemptions from the liability provided in the Conditions of Carriage, the Carrier shall have full benefit of any applicable laws providing for limitation and/or exhoneration of liability (including without limitation, law and/or the laws of the Vessel’s flag in respect of/or the global limitation on damages recoverable from the Carrier). Nothing in these Conditions of Carriage is intended to operate to limit or deprive the Carrier of any such statutory or otherwise limitation or exhoneration or liability. The servant and/or agents of the Carrier shall have the full benefit of all such provisions relating to the limitation of liability.
22.8 Without prejudice to the provisions of 22.1 to 22.7 above, if any claim is brought against the Carrier in any jurisdiction where the applicable exemptions and limitations incorporated in these Conditions of Carriage are held to be legally unenforceable then the Carrier shall not be liable for death, injury, illness, damage, delay or other loss or detriment to any person or property arising out of any cause of whatsoever nature which has not been shown to have been caused by the Carrier’s own negligence or fault.