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    Frustrating when you are using up your holiday...

    Frustrating when you are using up your holiday time and probably paying quite a bit of cash. I suppose if you book via an agent, at least the agent has a reputation to maintain, even if it doesn't...
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    I suppose that a lot of liveaboards are owned by...

    I suppose that a lot of liveaboards are owned by relatively wealthy individuals in poorer countries. The credit card companies don't want to take the risk of accepting their business in case of...
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    Anyway, I found the Swiss package travel...

    Anyway, I found the Swiss package travel regulations: https://www.fedlex.admin.ch/eli/cc/1993/3152_3152_3152/en

    They define an Organiser, who in my case would be the operator of the boat, and a...
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    I would always try to use a credit card where I...

    I would always try to use a credit card where I can so that I can get my money back if things don't work out. It's just an issue where I'm paying an agent to book me tickets with an operator. I have...
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    Yes, and book with an agent registered in the EU...

    Yes, and book with an agent registered in the EU or UK so that you know the package holiday directive applies.

    I booked a trip with a Swiss travel agent. It was described as:

    "Snorkel with up...
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    "(5) In these Regulations, subject to paragraph...

    "(5) In these Regulations, subject to paragraph (6), a “package” means a combination of at least two different types of travel services for the purpose of the same trip or holiday, if—

    (a)those...
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    They generally wouldn't apply would they? Mostly...

    They generally wouldn't apply would they? Mostly you book a place on a liveaboard and your flights separately.

    I once met some people who had booked on a yacht trip from Ushuaia to the Antarctic...
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    Legal Situation when booking a LIveaboard

    Has anyone given much thought to the legal position when you book a place on a liveaboard?

    Just about all sites that I can see that allow you to book on a liveaboard state in their terms that they...
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