Originally posted by thomas stanton:
I posted on this when I found out about it 2-3 years ago.I have used several differant T/A'S over the years and none of them told me about it.I called Carnival to get a price and that is when I found out.I faxed my DD-214 to My personal cruise planner a couple years ago, she keeps it on file so that when I want to book a cruise she has it.Not all cruise lines give the Vet's discount. I know RCCL AND Celebrity does not.I also tried it on Holland America and they didnot offer any vets discount.Tom
Just to confirm what Thomas is saying, yes a few years ago, Carnival did offer these rates to military, but TA's had to jump through hoops to get them, it is now standard policy for Carnival bookings to always ask the potential client if they are Retired or active military, what state they live in (for state resident rates) and if they are over 55 (for senior rates). It has only been in the past year or so that Carnival has made it easier for all TA's to get the military rates. Most times the military rates are substantially lower then any other rates offered out there.