MCR reserves the right to cancel the Tour prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including insufficient signup or logistical problems that may impede Touroperationsor due to force majeure (acts of God, war, labor strikes,pandemicearthquake, flooding, etc.).Participant understands that MCR must normally make substantial payments to its suppliers (hotels, transportation companies, etc.) far in advance of the scheduled embarkation date.If a Touris cancelled, MCRwillpromptly refund the portion of the Tourcost that has not already been advanced to suppliers.While there is no guarantee that any such payments will be possible, MCRalso agrees that it will refund any advanced payments that MCR receives back from suppliers in connection with a cancelled Tour. Participant agrees that the refundoutlined in this section shall fully release MCR from any responsibility and liability for the Tour.MCR is not responsible for expenses incurred by Participantin preparing for a cancelled Tour(e.g., nonrefundable advance purchase air tickets, visa fees, inoculations, equipment, etc.) or for any additional arrangements should the Participanthave embarked prior to the scheduled group departure date. For this reason, and as outlined in Section V, MCR strongly recommends that Participant secure travel insurance.