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Pre April 1 Benefits & Coverage

For travelers who purchased Travel Protection before April 1, 2014, these benefits apply to you:

Travel Protection Plan Benefits

If your trip is canceled or interrupted, your travel investment is protected
If you have to cancel your trip, even up to the day of departure, you’ll retain the full value of your trip, including your deposit. And if you must interrupt your trip or return home early for a covered reason, the plan will pay (up to the original cost of your trip) for your unused land or water travel arrangements, less any refund paid or payable, plus the additional transportation cost to return home or rejoin your trip. You even have protection if you have to cancel for a reason that isn’t covered by our plan—you’ll receive a travel voucher from Grand Circle for the penalty amount with the balance of the removal, if due, made either by check or credit card credit.

Medical expense and emergency assistance benefits could be a real lifesaver
If you have a serious illness or injury, the last thing you want to worry about is getting the care you need. Our benefits cover, up to the plan’s limits, everything from medical expenses to special transportation (for example, an air ambulance) required for medical reasons.

Pre-existing condition? You can be covered
You can enjoy Travel Protection Plan coverage, even if you have a pre-existing medical condition. If we receive payment for your Travel Protection Plan within 14 days of your initial deposit/payment, we’ll wave the pre-existing condition exclusion—which means you’ll be covered before and during your trip.

Travel delayed? You’re OK
You’ll be reimbursed up to $150 a day (to a maximum of $750 total) for meals and accommodations if your trip is delayed more than 12 hours for a covered reason.

NEW! Extend your coverage to cover third party air arrangements
If you purchase Travel Protection for our Land Tour-only option—choosing to make your own air arrangements and perhaps use frequent flyer miles—you can now extend your Travel protection to those flights. Your Travel Protection benefits begin when you leave your house, including trip cancellation or interruption, and baggage protection—and your frequent flyer miles are safe in case a situation arises along the way.

Please note: If you purchase Grand Circle’s international airfare and arrange third party domestic airfare to your gateway city, you cannot extend your Travel Protection Plan coverage to that domestic flight.

Baggage lost or damaged? You’re protected
It is a traveler’s nightmare: You arrive at your destination … but your baggage hasn’t. It’s vanished. It’s been stolen. It’s damaged. What do you do? If you’re covered, you’ll be reimbursed up to $1,500 to replace or repair your lost/damaged baggage and personal articles.

Baggage delayed? You’ve got a backup plan
Our plan will reimburse you up to $250 to help cover the cost of clothing, toiletries, or personal items if your baggage is delayed for more than 24 hours while you are on your trip.

Accidental death benefit
Your beneficiaries will receive payment according to the plan’s Schedule of Benefits for Accidental Death, which occurs within 180 days of an injury sustained while you are on your trip.

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Travel Protection Plan Coverage

Grand Circle Land Programs

No. of Days You Cancel Prior to Departure Without Travel Protection Your Refund Amount Would Be Covered Penalty Amount = Total Protection
Up to 90 days Total tour price less $300 $300 100%
89-60 days Total tour price less 10%* 10%* 100%
59-30 days Total tour price less 65% 65% 100%
29 days-day of departure Total tour price less 100% 100% 100%

Grand Circle Cruise Line Small Ship Cruise Tours and River Cruises

No. of Days You Cancel Prior to Departure Without Travel Protection Your Refund Amount Would Be Covered Penalty Amount = Total Protection
Up to 121 days Total tour price less $300 $300 100%
120-90 days Total tour price less 10%* 10%* 100%
89-60 days Total tour price less 40% 40% 100%
59-30 days Total tour price less 65% 65% 100%
29 days-day of departure Total tour price less 100% 100% 100%

Including Norwegian Fjords & Lapland Cruise Tour
* Or $300—whichever is greater

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Part A: Travel Arrangement Protection Benefits

Benefits—Part A

Benefit Maximum Benefit Amount
Trip Cancellation Trip Cost
Trip Interruption Trip Cost
Missed Connection $750
Travel Delay (Up to $150 Per Day)
Maximum Benefit $750

Optional Benefit (If Purchased)

Benefit Maximum Benefit Amount
Air Booked by Others Up to Amount Purchased

The benefits listed above are provided by Grand Circle. New York Residents Only: 1) Part A Benefits are insurance benefits underwritten by Arch Insurance Company; and 2) The Cancel For Any Reason Waiver Benefit may be purchased separately without purchase of the Travel Protection Plan.

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Part B: Travel Insurance Benefits

Benefit Maximum Benefit Amount
Accidental Death and Dismemberment $25,000
Medical Expense/Emergency Assistance
Accident and Sickness Medical Expense
Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation
One Call 24-Hour Assistance Services

$50,000
$500,000
Included
Baggage and Personal Effects $1,500
Baggage Delay $250

The benefits listed above are provided by Arch Insurance Company.

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