Booking conditions

Booking conditions

Boat trip with M/S Eckerö

Amendment/cancellation of paid boat trip
If you are unable to travel you must cancel the trip immediately.

A paid online booking made using a customer account can be amended/cancelled via our online booking service or by telephone. If you have a paid online booking made without a customer account, please contact our telephone booking service for changes and cancelations. Telephone bookings can only be changed/cancelled by telephone. Phone number: +46175-25800 (Sweden) or +35818-28300 (Åland islands). To get a refund the trip must be cancelled at least the day before the travel. Changes to the trip must be made no later than the day before departure. If the outbound trip has not been used or cancelled Eckerö Linjen has the right to cancel the return journey.

Refund in SEK
You can apply for a refund by e-mailing: ekonomi.sverige@eckerolinjen.se In the application, please provide your name, booking number and account number with clearing number. A refund application must be submitted latest 14 days after cancelation.

Refund in EURO
You can apply for a refund by e-mailing: ekonomi.aland@eckerolinjen.ax In the application, please provide your name, booking number and account number with clearing number. A refund application must be submitted latest 14 days after cancelation.

Age-limit
Age limit 18 years apply on all our vessels and onboard all connection buses. Young people under the age of 18 may only travel in the parent or guardian’s company. Exceptions are young people under the age of 18 who can certify in writing that the trip is made due to studies, work, visits to relatives, sports or similar purposes. Exceptions does not apply for day cruises. If necessary, the written certificate must be verified by telephone with the signatory of the certificate. A certificate can be found here and is also available at our sales offices.

Identification
Please note that you must have a valid photo ID with you on the trip and display it on request.
Children under the age of 18 who travel in company with parent or in sports and school groups with leaders who can display valid ID documents are not covered by the requirement.
Nordic citizens do not need a passport for journeys within the Nordic countries, passports of other countries may be required. However, all travelers must be able to legitimize themselves with valid ID (eg. passport).
Controls are conducted on a regular basis in accordance with the ISPS Rules or International Ship and Port Facility Code, which the IMO Maritime Organization has provided for increased safety.
Eckerö Linjen reserves the right to reject guests who do not have the necessary documents.

Booking terms for package tours (trips that include boat trip and accommodation or other land-based arrangements)

The combined travel services offered are a package trip within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2015/2302. Therefore, you are covered by all EU rights that apply to package holidays. Eckerö Linjen Ab will be fully responsible for the complete package travel.
In addition, Eckerö Linjen AB, by law, has a protection to repay your payments and, when transport is included in the package trip, ensuring your home transport. More information under Directive (EU) 2015/2302

Boat trip
A boat trip with Eckerö Linjen is always booked in conjunction with the booking of accommodation

Charges
A booking charge of SEK 120 will be debited when accommodation is booked. Eckerö Linjen will keep this fee upon cancellation. An amendment charge of SEK 60 will be debited per booking and amendment. The fee is not charged if the change is an additional order. Web bookings are free of charge.

Booking
A booking is binding as soon as we have confirmed the booking and you have paid the registration charge or the rent. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation if we not resave the payment.

Terms of payment
The first partial payment constitutes 20% of the total package travel price, and is due on the specified payment date no later than two weeks after the booking date. The final payment must be paid no later than 40 days before departure. If the booking is made 40 days or closer to departure, the full amount will be paid at the time of booking. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation if we not resave the payment.

Cancellation policy – Accommodation in hotel or guesthouse

If you are unable to complet the trip, you must cancel your trip immediately. Cancellation shall be made by e-mail to privatresor@eckerolinjen.se or by phone +46 175-258 00, press 2. Cancellations made outside opening hours are made directly when the office opens again.

Free cancellation of rooms at hotels or guesthouses until 15.00 the day before arrival. Thereafter no refund is made.

The following facilities have different cancellation terms:
Havsbandet Pensionat. Free cancellation 7 days before arrival.
Eckerö Hotel. Free cancellation 7 days before arrival.
Övernäsgårdens guesthouse. Free cancellation 7 days before arrival.
HavsVidden Cliff Houses. Free cancellation 7 days before arrival.
For the above facilities, the following applies:
If cancellation occurs later than 6 days before arrival, but before 3 days before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 75 % of the package travel price in cancellation fee.
If cancellation occurs later than 2 days before arrival, but no later than 15.00 the day before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 95 % of the package trip price in cancellation fee. If cancellations are made later than this, 100 % of the rent will be debited.

Cancellation policy – accommodation in cottage 1-3 days, or in apartment

If you are unable to complete the trip, you must cancel your trip immediately. Cancellation shall be made by e-mail to privatresor@eckerolinjen.se or by phone 0175-258 00, press 2. Cancellations made outside opening hours are made directly when the office opens again.

Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival for cottage bookings with duration 1-3 days. Eckerö Linjen will retain the deposit, unless anything else was agreed.
If cancellation occurs later than 13 days before arrival, but before 7 days before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 50 % of the package travel price in cancellation fee.
If cancellation is made later than 6 days before arrival, but before 3 days before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 75 % of the package trip price in cancellation fee.
If cancellation occurs later than 2 days before arrival, but no later than 15.00 the day before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 95 % of the package trip price in cancellation fee. Thereafter no refund is made.

The following cottages have different cancellation terms:
Norrö cottages. Free cancellation 40 days before arrival.
Villa Kommodor. Free cancellation 40 days before arrival.
For the above facilities, the following applies:
If cancellation on these facilities occurs later than 39 days before arrival, but before 21 days before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains the deposit, i.e. 20 % of the package trip price in cancellation fee.
If cancellation occurs later than 20 days before arrival, but before 7 days before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 50 % of the package travel price in cancellation fee.
If cancellation occurs later than 6 days before arrival, but before 3 days before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 75 % of the package travel price in cancellation fee.
If cancellation occurs later than 2 days before arrival, but no later than 3 pm the day before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 95 % of the package trip price in cancellation fee. If cancellations are made later than this, 100 % of the rent will be debited.

Cancellation policy – accommodation in cottage 4 days or longer

If you are unable complete the trip, you must cancel your trip immediately. Cancellation shall be made by e-mail to privatresor@eckerolinjen.se or by phone 0175-258 00, press 2. Cancellations made outside opening hours are made directly when the office opens again.

Free cancellation up to 30 days before arrival for cottage bookings of 4 days or more. Eckerö Linjen will retain the deposit, unless anything else was agreed.
If cancellation occurs later than 29 days before arrival, but before 21 days before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 20 % of the package travel price in cancellation fee.
If cancellation occurs later than 20 days before arrival, but before 7 days before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 50 % of the package trip price in cancellation fee.
If cancellation is made later than 6 days before arrival, but before 3 days before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 75 % of the package trip price in cancellation fee.
If cancellation occurs later than 2 days before arrival, but no later than 3 pm the day before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 95 % of the package trip price in cancellation fee. If cancellations are made later than this, 100 % of the rent will be debited.

The following cabins have different cancellation terms:
Norrö cabins. Free cancellation 40 days before arrival.
Villa Kommodor. Free cancellation 40 days before arrival.

For the above facilities, the following applies:
If cancellation on these facilities occurs later than 39 days before arrival, but before 21 days before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains the deposit, i.e. 20 % of the package trip price in cancellation fee.
If cancellation occurs later than 20 days before arrival, but before 7 days before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 50 % of the package travel price in cancellation fee.
If cancellation occurs later than 6 days before arrival, but before 3 days before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 75 % of the package travel price in cancellation fee.
If cancellation occurs later than 2 days before arrival, but no later than 3 pm the day before arrival, Eckerö Linjen retains 95 % of the package trip price in cancellation fee. If cancellations are made later than this, 100 % of the rent will be debited.

Cancellation of special land-based activities

In the event of cancellation of start times at Åland Golf Club’s golf courses, the following applies;
1-4 people. Free cancellation until 15.00 the day before arrival. If cancellations are made later than this, 100 % of the amount will be debited.
5-20 people. Free cancellation 1 month before arrival. If cancellations are made later than this, 100 % of the amount will be debited.
In the event of cancellation of tickets to concerts or other shows at Alandica Culture and Congress, no refunds will be made.

Voluntary travel insurance
We recommend all customers to subscribe to a voluntary travel insurance.

Possibility of transferring the trip to another person
If you wish, you can transfer the trip to another person for a change fee of 60 kr.

Complaints
Any complaints must be put forward direct to the accommodation facility, as soon as any fault or deficiency has been detected. If the problem is not rectified, Eckerö Linjen must be informed immediately. Providing the tenant has followed the procedure stated above and the problem has not been rectified, claims for compensation can be made to Eckerö Linjen up to 21 days after the end of the rental period. This must be done in writing. If the customer and the hotel/agent cannot reach an agreement, the customer can refer the dispute to the National Board for Consumer Disputes (ARN) in Stockholm.

Force majeure
In the event of force majeure (disaster, strike, riot, fire, acts of war or similar), Eckerö Linjen can annul the rental agreement in which case the tenant shall be informed immediately and any charges that have been paid will be refunded without deduction

Price amendments
If there are any amendments to taxes and general charges or exchange rates that have a direct impact on the rental sector after the rental agreement has become binding for the parties but before the date of access, the agent has the right to make corresponding adjustments to the amount of rent. The increase may not exceed 8%. These changes do not affect bookings that have 20 days or less left to the date of departure.

Amendment of the rented accommodation
In the event of circumstances over which the agent has no control, and if approval is given by the tenant, Eckerö Linjen can change the rented accommodation to a cottage of a similar type, value and location.

Customer Responsibility
The number of people (including children) must not exceed the number of people stated in the catalogue/on the website and in the rental contract unless approval has been given by the host. Dogs, cats and other pets are only permitted in certain cottages. Do not forget that the customs authority requires a veterinary certificate. Special regulations for Swedish pets. Contact a vet in good time before departure for the required vaccinations and other information.

The tenant undertakes to adhere to the rules of order, instructions and regulations that apply for the rented accommodation. The tenant undertakes to compensate any damage to the property, its surroundings or contents.

Cleaning
The tenant is responsible for cleaning during the rental period and before leaving the property. If the cottage has not been properly cleaned and must be done by the host, the tenant will be debited a charge which will be exacted even after the tenant has left. For some of the cottages, it is possible to order and purchase end-of-stay cleaning.

Information about travel guarantee and package travel law

Eckerö Linjen (Eckerö Linjen Ab, Finland, Filial, corp. reg. no. 516403-8837) has lodged the statutory travel guarantee with the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet).

Important information about travel guarantees
A travel guarantee is a form of economic protection for travelers when a tour is cancelled or interrupted. The traveler can then apply for compensation through the travel guarantee. The travel guarantee act applies for:

Package tours
A package tour is travel arrangements consisting of transport and accommodation or either of those services in combination with a tourist service such as rental car, theatre tickets or admission to a sports event. A package tour must be longer than 24 hours or include an overnight stay. A package tour is sold either at an all-in price or at separate prices that are linked to each other. There must be a travel guarantee for all package tours irrespective of whether they are sold to individuals or companies.

Package Travel Act
We recommend that you read the package travel act before paying your travel package. You can find it here.