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Supporting Military R&R: Carnival Cruise Lines

 

I have always been one to be extremely thankful to companies who offer military discounts. I never expect to receive one, but when I do, I am smiling – and shouting out to the military community about it. And if we find a new discount that helps military families save money, even better!

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How much is Carnival’s military discount?

Carnival’s military discount does vary, depending on the cruise. I did some research and while it is not available on every cruise, the rates available here can be between $25 to $250 per person less than the rate available to civilians. So military can really save a lot of money if they can book those cruises when the military discount is available.

How many cabins can be booked at Carnival’s military discounted rate?

Carnival only allows their discounted military rate to be applied to the single cruise cabin which contains the member of the military.

Who qualifies for Carnival’s military discount?

Eligible Personnel:

The Military promotion is available to the following members of the United States Military and Canadian National Defense. The Military Personnel is permitted to book one cabin as long as he/she is traveling in the cabin.

  • Active Personnel (U.S / Canadian)
    • Spouses of active Military personnel called to active duty or stationed overseas will be eligible to book one cabin as long as the eligible spouse is occupying this cabin. The spouse must provide proof of eligibility by submitting a copy of the official military orders and/or duties documentation and proof of marriage. Spouses include Same Gender Union Partner (in states/provinces where legal).
  • Reserve Personnel (U.S / Canadian)
  • Active Cadets (U.S / Canadian)
  • U.S Coast Guard Personnel (U.S)
  • National Guard (U.S): Active Member / Retired Member / Honorably Discharged Member
  • Uniformed members of the USPHS, United States Public Health Services (U.S)
  • Retired Personnel (U.S / Canadian)
  • Veterans (U.S), defined as: Individuals who have actively served in the Military for at least two years or during a wartime period and have been honorably discharged.
  • Veterans (Canadian), defined as: Individuals who have actively served in the Military for at least ten years or during a wartime period and have been honorably discharged.
  • Spouse of deceased personnel (active/retired) and veterans (U.S / Canadian)
    • The widow/widower of the deceased personnel, (whether the deceased personnel was active or retired), may book one cabin as long as the eligible spouse is occupying this cabin. The spouse must provide proof of eligibility by submitting a copy of the death certificate and the DD214/DD256 (NDI 75 for Canadians)
    • The widow/widower of the deceased veteran may book one cabin as long as the eligible spouse is occupying this cabin. The spouse must provide proof of eligibility by submitting a copy of proof of honorable discharge (DD256/DD214) (NDI 75 for Canadians) and a death certificate.
  • The following personnel are NOT entitled to the Military promotion:
    • Dishonorable Discharged personnel
    • Delayed Entry Program: Military personnel in a Delayed Entry Program are not eligible until period of active duty.
    • Employees of the Department of Defense (civilian personnel)
    • Dependant children of any age of the Military personnel
    • Auxiliary personnel
    • Non-United States Military / Non-Canadian National Defense
    • Merchant Marines

Proof of Eligibility:

Proof of Military ID is required to take advantage of Carnival’s Military Discounts. Your eligibility must be verified at the time of booking. Verification documents include one of the following:

  • Copy of Enlistment Papers and a Photo ID
  • Photocopy of Military ID or current LES with personal info blackened out
  • Copy of Military Retirement Papers (DD-214) or current LES
  • These verification documents must be presented within 72 hours of booking your cruise vacation. Dependent ID’s do not qualify.

If you have any questions or want to check out what current military discounts are available, check out the Carnival Cruise Deal Finder here.

Did you also know that Carnival Cruise Lines has partnered up with Operation Homefront and Carrie Underwood in support of our military? Read more about it here.

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P.S. My husband and I love to cruise, and in just a short 7 days, we will be sailing away with Carnival Cruise Lines for a much needed R&R. If you have never been on a cruise and are curious, I am inviting you to cruise with my family and I. Starting on July 12th, I will be giving you a behind-the-vacation look on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Why? As a military family we have gone through our shares of separations. Whether they be for 2 weeks at a time, or for a solid 8 months – we know what a transition it is to feel connected again. We want to take you on our cruise and show you how our family connects.

 

*This is a sponsored post by Carnival Cruise Lines. All opinions and reviews are my own.*

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