Win a Free Cruise or a Deck Upgrade with Grand Circle Cruise Lines March Madness Offer!*

Mar 05, 2012, 11:14 ET from Grand Circle Cruise Line

BOSTON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of March Madness, Grand Circle Cruise Line is sponsoring a Free Trip or Deck Upgrade for travelers: purchase a 2012 Grand Circle Cruise Line vacation between March 5-31st and be automatically entered to win a Free Trip for Two or one of 100 Free Deck Upgrades (25 per week).  The earlier travelers book their trip, the more chances they have to win the weekly drawing.

Grand Circle Cruise Line will launch the promotion on Monday, March 5, and for the next four Mondays (March 12, 19, 26 and April 2) weekly winners of the Free Trip for Two, valued at up to $10,000 per couple, will be announced on Facebook.  Winners may apply their Free Trip toward their booked cruise or use it for a future Grand Circle Cruise Line vacation.  In addition, each week 25 people will win Free Deck Upgrades that will be applied toward their upcoming cruise vacation. 

For more information about Grand Circle Cruise Line's Free Trip offer, please visit our web site at

Established in 1998, Grand Circle Cruise Line is part of Grand Circle Corporation, whose brands Overseas Adventure Travel (est. 1978) and Grand Circle Travel (est. 1958) provide a range of river cruises, small ship cruises, escorted and extended stay vacations, and small group adventures by land and sea to more than 100,000 Americans over 50 each year.  Grand Circle Cruise Line has made Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List for the past six years and has been listed as one of the "World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Lines" by readers of Travel + Leisure for five years running.  The organization's charitable arm, Grand Circle Foundation, has donated or pledged more than $91 million USD to educational, humanitarian, and cultural organizations worldwide since 1992.

*No purchase or payment is necessary. No fee to enter. A purchase or payment will not improve your chances of winning. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited by law and in Colorado, Florida, New York and Rhode Island.  Open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding CO, FL, NY, and RI) who at the time of entry are 40 years of age or older. Sweepstakes begins as of 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time Zone on March 5, 2012 and ends as of 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time Zone on April 1, 2012 (the "Sweepstakes Period") and consists of four (4) "Entry Periods."  The Entry Periods begin at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time Zone on the first day of the Entry Period and end at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time Zone on the last day of the Entry Period.

One (1) winner will be selected for the Free Trip Prize and twenty-five (25) winners will be selected for the Deck Upgrade Prize in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received for the specified Entry Period. The Free Trip prize is one (1) trip for the winner and a guest (minimum age of 18) of your choice of any Grand Circle Cruise Line trip offered by Grand Circle, up to a maximum aggregate trip price value for both passengers of $10,000 (certain exclusions apply). Each Deck Upgrade prize is a deck upgrade to the reservation for which the winner qualified for the Random Drawing.  Approximate retail value is $450.  For full official rules, please write to Sweepstakes Manager, Grand Circle LLC, 347 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210 or go to

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