Planning on taking a cruise in 2021? These cruise lines offer military discounts for active duty service members and veterans, so you can save some money on your next voyage out to sea! Pay close attention to the process for claiming your military discount, most of the time the discount is not automatically applied!
CruiseRadio.net ~ ” Carnival Military Rates
Once a military rate is booked, cruisers must submit their eligibility documents to Carnival’s Interline Desk via email, the postal service, or fax within 72 hours of booking (or 24 hours if booking takes place one week or less prior to departure). Documents needed to satisfy Carnival’s military rate requirements depend on your status.
U.S. military should provide a copy of one of the following: A copy of a Leave and Earning statement with social security number blackened out, military retirement papers, proof of honorable discharge, or — for cadets only — a military pay stub and a letter from your commander. Carnival will not accept a Veteran’s Administration card as proof of service. Each eligible military member can book one cabin at Carnival’s discounted military rate (typically an Early Saver fare) and must sail in that room.
Princess Military Cruise Benefit Program
Princess does not offer cruise fare discounts to military members, but instead offers free onboard credit. The benefit is $50 for cruises of 6 days or less, $100 for 7 to 13-day cruises, and $250 for cruises that are 14+ days. The onboard credit can be used for a variety of onboard purchases (minus casino charges), and is available on any cruise. A maximum of two credits is allowed per cabin.
To be eligible, active U.S. military members must present a military verification certificate that can be obtained online. Canadians must present a CF1FC Silver card. Retirees must show one of the following forms: DD214, WD AGO, NAVPERS, NDI 75, CF 75, or certificate of discharge.
Veterans should provide a DD214 plus photo or a Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC) Health I.D. card. Military members must provide a Princess Captain’s Circle number, and all documentation must be submitted to the cruise line 14 days prior to sailing.
Disney Cruise Military Rates
Disney Cruise Line offers cruise discounts on select sailings for active and retired U.S. military personnel or their spouse. Eligible military branches include the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Army Reserves. Department of Defense personnel are also included in this offer.
Each military member, or their spouse, can access one cabin per cruise at the discounted rate, and that person must sail in that room. There’s a limit of 50 cabins per category, per sailing, that can be priced at military rates. To be eligible, you must provide a military I.D. and proof of active-duty orders if applicable at check-in.” ~ CruiseRadio.net
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**Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.