My husband has an honorable discharge from both the Marines and the Army and we used his DD-214 to save about $500 on our cruise we took in May to the bahammas and we are using it again for our cruise in Oct. and taking my parents along and they too get his discount. We also have a cruise on the Glory scheduled for june of next year and we are taking my parents again and 5 other children and we ALL get the discount you can get the discount on usually 3 rooms. So thats something else you can look forward to with Carnival and I am pretty sure the discount is on every cruise because we have nice cruises set up and were never told we couldnt use it on that cruise!
Hi. We are taking our first Carnival cruise over New Years this year. It is a short baja Mexico cruise. They asked me if I was a veteran, I am, USAF 6 years. Was I pleasantly surprised to get a discount. I just had to fax them my DD214. Wow, thats cool, you got the discount for everyone. Lil' Lori
Fivepoints,you should be able to call and they should make the adjusttments, i just faxed in a copy of my dd-214 and they made the ajustments right then. so give ur pvp or ta a call.Good luck and happy sailing!!!!
DH is retired after 22 yrs in Navy....we saved over $500 each on our balcony cabin a couple weeks ago. We booked the same ship again through our PVP at Carnival in Sept for $649 pp guarantee balcony. Then I saw a 1 day deal for transferring a booking to a travel agency online and received a discount of $98, making our balcony room for 8 nights only $599 pp........wahoo! Carnival does have some of the best military discounts around!
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Carnival is the only cruiseline that offers the military discount to those who have served 2 or more years honorably. You are only allowed to book one room with the discount and the military veteran must travel.
At certain times, Carnival will offer the "Friends and Family" program where you can book two additional cabins at a slightly higher rate than the military discount.
Not all sailings have the military discount and it is capacity controlled. Basically if all the allotment is gone, then no discount.
Dont forget to have your TA check the rate against the past passenger or residency rates as sometimes these are lower. The MIL and PastPAX rates can drop before the cruise so it pay$ to check.
Our 5-day cruise on the Holiday this Sept 11 is $600 for two people in an OV GTY. We got upgraded two categories so we are in a 6C cabin.
Not so sure the vet must travel. My mother and my daughter (staying in my mother's cabin) were able to get a military discount based on my father's service. My father is deceased, so therefore.. not able to do the traveling. Don't know for sure if they will still gives vet widows the discount, but all we needed was his discharge papers and a copy of the death certificate for her to get it. For some of you, that may be worth asking about if you are in that situation.
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