About IQCruising

Welcome to IQCruising.com

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About Us

Thank you for visiting IQCruising.com - a website owned and managed by Independent Quest LLC.

IQCruising.com was founded to provide information about Ports of Call and Destinations for cruise ship passengers, for all professionals working directly on indirectly in the cruise industry and also for officers, staff and crew of cruise ships.

Inspired by over 20 years of professional experience in the cruise industry IQCruising.com provides information and a number tools to explore ports of call and destinations aiming to make life easier for cruise ships passengers, and cruising more enriching and pleasurable.

It is our goal to inspire cruise travel, help cruise passengers to find their way around piers and ports, how to travel to main highlights, to decide what to do and see on a stay at a port of call. It is our ultimate goal to provide different options and possible experiences whilst calling at a cruise ship port, which will allow passengers to make the best out of a cruise.

Key Features

Online Cruise Port and Destinations Guides including informative pages dedicated to: At the Pier, Weather, Transportation, Sightseeing, Tours, Highlights, Restaurants, Shopping, Facts, Basics and Tours.
- PDF Maps of Ports and Destinations.
- Photo Galleries with great photos.


Contact Us

Your feedback is very much welcome and important to us. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions, comments or suggestions as indicated below.

Mailing Address:
Independent Quest LLC
2332 Galiano St. 2nd Floor.
Coral Gables, Florida 33133 - USA

For General Contact - info@iqcruising.com
Chief-Editor - chief-editor@iqcruising.com
To Subscribe Newsletter - newsletter@iqcruising.com
For Port Updates - portupdates@iqcruising.com
For Destination Updates - destinationsupdates@iqcruising.com
Report Abuse - reportabuse@iqcruising.com

Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms

Please read these terms carefully before using our website. By using the website you indicate your acceptance of these terms and conditions set forth in this legal document and are bound to its terms. You may use the site for personal, non-commercial purposes only. IQCruising.com is a general audience website and you need your parents' permission before using the site if you are under the age of 18. These terms govern your use of this site including your participation.

In case you do not accept these terms of use and legal restrictions you should NOT use the website. The words “you” or “yours” are intended to identify the person or organization using the website. The words “IQCruising.com”, “Website”, "Site", "Sites" “we” and “our” are intended to identify this website. Please make sure to read and check these terms regularly as they may change from time to time.

IQCruising.com is provided on an "as-is" basis. IQCruising.com makes no guarantee or warranty as to the accuracy, suitability, performance, compatibility, applicability, reliability or availability of the IQCruising.com site or its content. In no event shall IQCruising.com be held responsible for any direct, indirect or consequential damages either financially, physically or otherwise, due to the use of IQCruising.com even if due to the negligence of IQCruising.com.

You agree that the owners of this website may at any time and without notice and any liability to you, modify or discontinue this website. We shall have no responsibility or liability for the deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy or improper delivery of any information.

IQCruising.com reserves the right to prohibit users whose intentions may be considered malicious or against the best interests of IQCruising.com.

Users outside the United Sates and Canada are recommended to obtain information from their local government as to the lawfulness of using IQCruising.com prior to use this website.

This agreement constitutes the full and complete understanding of the terms and conditions of using the IQCruising.com at all times, and supersedes any prior versions or contracts. This agreement may be modified from time to time without prior notice. Any and all future modifications to this agreement will be posted to this page.

Copyright & Ownership

You acknowledge that all materials published on or through this website collectively known as 'content' including but not limited to text, graphics, photographs and the compilation of web pages are protected by copyright as a collective work under U.S. federal laws and other U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not copy, store, scrape, adapt, modify, make available on a network, publish, create imitative or derivative works, frame or in any way exploit (partially or in whole) any part of this website without permission.

You agree that these Terms do not transfer any right or interest in this website to you. We reserve all of our rights, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, and any other proprietary right that we may have in our website. We are not providing you with any implied or express licenses or rights by making services available to you and you will have no rights to make any commercial uses of our website or service.

Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute content found on this website should be sent to info@iqcruising.com include name and explanation of request. A request does not guarantee approval as consideration is on a case by case situation.

More information about our intellectual property, can be found below.


Copyright Infringement

If you believe content on the this website contains information that infringes upon a copyright, please email info@iqcruising.com, and it will be investigated and removed accordingly. Please include identification of the work claimed as being infringed, location of this material, contact information for you (telephone number, e-mail address) and a message including a statement of whether you are authorized or not on the behalf of the owner of the allegedly infringed material.


Using the Site

You are authorized to use the Website, to view and download information, and to communicate with us, as long as it is clearly understood that the content viewed and/or downloaded may be used exclusively for personal, non-commercial purposes; for educational purposes and providing the following:

  • No direct or indirect monetary gain will arise from the use of IQCruising.com

  • Photographs, illustrations and graphic images may not be used under any circumstances.

  • Maps and guides may be used exclusively for personal purposes.

  • Incorporation as part of a document or presentation is only allowed for educational puposes as long as credit and copyright is displayed stating "Courtesy IQCruising.com. All rights reserved. (C) Copyright 2015".

  • If the content is to be part of a publication with a circulation greater than 20 (twenty) copies and or recipients whether electronically, in print or otherwise prior written consent from IQCruising is required and mandatory.


Your Participation

The participation of visitors on the site or on affiliated social media is appreciated and more than welcome. IQCruising.com encourage visitors to submit new entries, corrections, updates and photos. However, the content of IQCruising.com is NOT created by visitor contributions or reviews and, therefore, any submissions are subject to strict editorial criteria solely at the discretion of the Chief-Editor.

In no way, shape or form is IQCruising.com obliged to include any submission, correction, update or photo. If we decide to include your contribution to this site, it must be absolutely clear that you agree that the contribution is your own work and that you agree to the following:

  • You license to IQCruising.com and Independent Quest LLC the non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide rights to reproduce, communicate, edit, store, adapt or otherwise use any content you submit to the site, including the right to sublicense to others at our discretion.

  • You consent to any content you submit to the site to be altered, edited or adapted for such uses, or to ensure your content does not infringe these terms or breach the law, as we see fit.

  • As much as endeavour to attribute you as the author of content submitted, it is NOT always possible and, therefore, you consent to IQCruising.com and Independent Quest LLC not attributing authorship to you.

  • You agree and must ensure that your content does not contain anything that breaches any laws or rights, including defamation of any person, breach of any intellectual property rights, contain personal information – see our privacy policy - contain commercial advertising, contain coarse language.

  • If you would like to include someone else's copyright material, trademark or other intellectual property in your content you must first obtain and keep their written permission.


Removal of content

We may remove your content from the site at our discretion.

Reporting abuse

IF YOU BELIEVE ANY CONTENT ON OUR SITE INFRINGES THESE TERMS, PLEASE EMAIL US reportabuse@iqcruising.com.


Your Privacy

The purposes for which we collect your personal information when you email us are: administering the site, contacting you about your content and keeping in touch with you. We may disclose information about you to our contributors. If your content breaches these terms or the law, we may pass your details and IP address on to a law enforcement agency. We won't sell your contact details to marketing companies for spamming. More information about your privacy can be found below.


Third Party Services and Links

IQCruising.com shall not be held responsible for the content of externally linked sites. The content of externally linked sites is not endorsed or controlled by IQCruising.com. Although every measure has been taken to assure the sites we link to are of the highest content quality and reliability, your use of provided links to external sites is at your own risk.

Goods and services of third parties may be advertised and/or made available on or through this website. We shall not be liable for or responsible in any manner for any of your dealings or interaction with third parties. Third parties are governed by their own policies. Links to sites do not constitute an endorsement by us of such sites or the content or services presented on such sites.


Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless IQCruising.com and Independent Quest LLC and our affiliates, related parties, officers, directors, employees, sponsors and partners from any claim or demand, including reasonable court costs and attorney fees, that may be made by any third party, that is due to or arising out of your conduct or connection with this web site or service, your provision of content, your violation of this Terms of Use or any other violation of the rights of another person or party.


Warranty Disclaimer

You understand and agree that this website and any services, features or content provided (referred to as 'service') is made available and provided to you at your own risk. It is provided to you "as is" and "as available" and we expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, implied or express, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OF ANY QUALITY, NOR THAT ANY CONTENT IS SAFE IN ANY MANNER FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER US NOR ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE SERVICE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND AND THAT USE OF SUCH ADVICE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WITHOUT OUR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND. IQCRUISING.COM AND INDEPENDENT QUEST LLC ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS RELATED TO TEXT OR PHOTOGRAPHY. IQCRUISING.COM AND INDEPENDENT QUEST LLC CANNOT AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE GUARANTEES, WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, IF ANY, OFFERED BY SPONSORS OR BUSINESSES ACCESSED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

Some jurisdictions may not allow disclaimers of implied warranties and the above disclaimer may not apply to you only as it relates to implied warranties.


Limitation of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF (I) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, (II) THE COST TO OBTAIN SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND/OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY TRANSACTION ENTERED INTO ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR DATA TRANSMISSIONS, (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE, OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

In some jurisdictions, it is not permitted to limit liability and therefore such limitations may not apply to you.


Applicable Law

You agree that these Terms and any dispute arising out of your use of this website or our products or services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with U.S. federal laws, as applicable, and by the laws where the headquarters of the owner of this website is located, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. By using this website and service you consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the city where the headquarters of the owner of this web site is located.

In the event that any portion of this Terms of Use is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason; such provision will be interpreted to reflect the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of this Terms of Use will remain valid and intact. The failure of either party to assert any right under this Terms of Use shall not be considered a waiver of that party's right and that right will remain in effect. We may assign our rights and obligations under this Terms of Use and we shall be relieved of any further obligation.

This document was last updated on May 5, 2015.

Legal & Privacy

Privacy Policy

The protection of our user's privacy is of the most paramount importance to IQCruising.com. This document outlines how the information we collect from our users is acquired, transmitted and stored. Under no circumstances will personally identifying information collected from our users be sold, leased, rented, loaned or given to external companies, organizations, individuals or clients without prior user notification and / or permission. However, IQCruising.com cannot be held liable in the event that private information is stolen, hacked or otherwise obtained due to circumstances beyond the control of IQCruising.com. Users wishing to obtain a listing of, or make changes to the private information stored by IQCruising.com, must make a formal written request to info@iqcruising.com and allow 20 to 30 business days for processing and responding to your request. In the event IQCruising.com or Independent Quest LLC is acquired by a third party, the private information of IQCruising.com users will be passed on, and continue to be bound to this privacy policy until such time that users are adequately notified of policy changes.

All information which IQCruising.com obtains from its users is kept secure and confidential to the best of our abilities at all times. This includes security protection of the physical devices storing the information and computer based protection in the form of passwords, encryption, signed certificates and other means. Access to the private information of our users is limited to the employees and authorized subcontractors of IQCruising.com and technicians of its hosting provider. Exceptions include:

1 - Third Party

Third party personnel requiring access to servers for the sole purpose of routine, scheduled or emergency maintenance; and or upgrading of hardware, software or configurations.

Companies specifically authorized to perform monitoring, technical, analytical or diagnostics services or tasks on servers and or other equipment.

2 - Law Agencies

Law enforcement or government agencies in order to comply with local laws and regulations.

Information Collected

IQCruising.com collects, stores and utilizes personal information in the following ways:

1 - Email Newsletter

Personal information collected includes email address, optional demographical information, IP address and date / time stamp. This information is retained indefinitely in a secured database environment as an account for the newsletter subscription. The personal information is used for distribution of the email newsletter, account administration and customer service purposes only. This information is collected directly from the subscriber. Private information such as telephone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses and postal addresses will not be used for the purpose of marketing third party products, services or organizations - and are strictly retained for purposes relating directly to IQCruising.com and/or Independent Quest LLC and its related services.

2 - Traffic Statistics

Individually identifying information collected includes the IP and host address information of our users. This information is collection without notification to the user. The information is used purely for general web traffic statistics and reports. The information is not used to monitor, track or report on the usage of individual users unless the user is suspected of illegal or unauthorized usage of any component the IQCruising.com infrastructure is comprised of. Additional information collected on users which is considered non-personal, and is collected without prior knowledge of the user includes: browser version, time and date stamp of all transactions against the IQCruising.com server, referral information, country of origin, city of origin, hosting provider.

3 - Cookies

During usage of particular functions within IQCruising.com, cookies may be saved to the client workstation that improve the efficiency and quality of service.

We use third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you and collect information from you when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on this website, other sites, and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Cookie advertising features include: 1 - Remarketing with Google Analytics; 2- Google Display Network Impression Reporting; 3 - DoubleClick Platform integrations; 4 - Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.

Google's use of cookies enables it to serve ads to our visitors on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of cookies by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/. For Google's terms and network privacy policy visit http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our legal or privacy policies, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@iqcruising.com.