Pearl Harbor – 80th Anniversary

Travel to Pearl Harbor December 4-8, 2021

with HMC and Music Celebrations International

PEARL HARBOR TRIP UPDATE

 

Dear HMC,

Please find the official statement from MCI President, John Wiscombe, regarding the current covid situation in Hawaii. Due to the new information, we will be pushing back the next cancellation penalty deadline until October 1st. We will have a much better idea of how things will look in December before then and we will keep you updated as we continue to get the most up to date information.

Our partners on the ground in Hawaii feel very confident that these measures are being enacted now to ensure a successful winter season (including our festival). By or before the October dates they are hoping to be at 70% fully vaccinated or higher and be able to lift any and all restrictions.  They are requiring government employees to be vaccinated in an attempt to get the state to the desired vaccination percentage as well. We will continue to keep you updated as we can.

Thanks,

Riley

 

 

Questions? Contact Dani Charvoz at office@houstonmasterworks.org

713 828 9079

Carol Mallett at carollandesmallett@gmail.com

979 299 8330

 

 

Payment Schedule

Cancellation Information

Flight Arrival/Departure Information

 

 

Individual Registration Flyer (3/10/21)

Standard Travel Protection Plan Summary(3/10/21)

Premium Travel Protection Plan Summary (3/10/21)

Premier Insurance Form –  (Traveling with MCI) $212 with Cancel for Any Reason/$134, without Cancel for Any Reason, Due By September 15 (3/10/21)

Full Brochure

2/18 Brochure Updates

Trip FAQ’s


1. Accounts can be set up by clicking on the link in the INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION PDF. Be sure to bookmark this link so you may return to make future payments and upload documents.
2. You do not need to create a new account for those traveling with you that are paying with the same credit card. If paying with the same credit card, you will select Add a Participant in the same account.
3. There is no late fee for anyone joining after March 10th.
4. MCI will send out payment reminders two weeks prior, following their payment schedule.
5. If anyone plans to extend their stay at the Marriott on either side of the 4th-8th, please let Dani Charvoz know. MCI will provide a quote for your review.
6. Please direct travel insurance questions to Laura-Hill Taylor.
7. Please ignore sections in the portal regarding checks as checks are not accepted.
8. Questions about your invoice? Please email accounting@musiccelebrations.com
9. If you are arranging your own travel, download the Landing Only form from the MCI portal, complete and upload the form back into the MCI portal. Ignore the Group Leader information. MCI will gather this information, not HMC.

*From MCI – Hello Houston Masterworks Chorus Tour Participants,If you are wanting to arrange your own flights and change to the land-only tour cost, then we must receive your signed land-only form before we can make these changes to your account.

You can access the land-only form by logging into the tour portal. https://portal.musiccelebrations.com/

Once you have uploaded your signed form, please allow us a few days to update your account.

These forms are not due until the end of July, so you do have time to make your decision. However, we do recommend to purchase your flights sooner than later to receive the best fares (if you are wanting to arrange your own flights).

Insurance FAQ’s

MCI provides “standard” level of coverage at no cost to the traveler.  The coverage amount is only $600.

Traveler has the option of purchasing “premium” coverage and there are 2 option for this coverage.

A         Traveler chooses the amount of coverage he/she wants.  This coverage covers trip cancellation for the specific reasons listed in the policy.  They are the usual reasons, illness, death (both apply to the traveler and family members of traveler), work related, natural disasters, etc.  Standard reasons for all travel insurance policies.

B         This policy covers what is call “Cancel For Any Reason” (CFAR) and is exactly what is says.  If you decide you simply don’t want to go it pays the coverage amount you’ve purchased.  It is more expensive than Premium A coverage.

 

Both A & B premiums are determined on the dollar amount the traveler wishes to cover.

Also, according to the documents from MCI, pre-existing medical conditions have been waived.  This is a big plus.  This can be important since if the traveler has had any change in an existing medical condition, including a change in the dosage of medications being taken, within 60 days prior to the purchase of the policy, then the cancellation for illness clause is not applicable and there is no coverage.  MCI has waived this.

*MCI Insurance covers ONLY the MCI portion of the trip. If you are extending your trip on either side, you will need separate coverage.

Contact Carol Mallett  with Amazing Outlooks for a quote if you’d like to extend your trip on either side. This is not related to the MCI portion of the trip.