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Old 04-23-2007, 08:09 AM
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Funny..I just received an email from Carnival about special military rates on select sailings. Some unbelieveable deals. If you have a DD214 and want to take a cruise, you need to book something now!
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:48 AM
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We have a local TA we use. Yes you need a DD214. We gave a copy to our TA and she faxed it to Carnival.
BTW they said you need to have your DD214 to Carnival within 72 hours of booking. So it gives you a little time to find it if you don't know where it is.
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I booked thru my Carnival Cruise COnsultant...she said we had until our cruise balance is due on July 8th to get the copy of the dd214 to her. We had to order a copy. You can go to vetrecs.archives.gov if you need to order a copy. It takes about 21 days to get the copy.
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:59 AM
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I was in the office when our TA talked to Carnival. They told her the DD214 had to be into Carnival within 72 hours. It probably depends on who you talk to at Carnival.
Do anyone know if Carnival keep the DD214 on file for future sailing?
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:05 AM
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I don't know if 21 days is a hard and fast time for the DD214 turnaround. I ordered one of my DD214s last year and it took almost 8 weeks to get it.

I've heard Carnival keeps a copy. I'm not sure if I like that. It is a personal record and could be abused if it was stolen or otherwise compromised. Of course, they have our credit card numbers and other stuff too.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:17 AM
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Carnival does keep the DD214 on file for future bookings, or at least they note your account as "verified" because we've only sent it once and used it multiple times. Thankfully, they do not keep the credit card info. We have to give it again for each booking, even when adding someone. I'm sure there is a record on a recipt somewhere but it isn;t tied to your past guest number.
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Most of the cruise lines offer Military rates but some line advertise them and make the rates more available. Many of the lines don't even put these rates on the booking engines T/A's use to book your cruise in most cases. The agent has to call to get the rate and they then require some form of verification, usually in writing within a time frame.

Carnival promotes the rate most heavily and usually has the deepest discount for Vets. Some lines, like Holland allow their rates only for Active Duty Military. Not every cruise with any line has mil rates. When you see them book them. They only offer a limited # that can be booked at promotional rate. So sometimes you'll see the rate and then the next day its gone. They didn't pull the rate, they sold all they were offering at the promotional pricing.

Carnival, Celebrity, Holland, MSC, Norwegian, Orient, Princess and Royal Caribbean all have some version of military programs. Requirements are different. Also anyone who works for the airlines or some airline related companies (DHL, FedEX, UPS and others) also qualify with some of the above companies for similar saving under what are called Interline rates. With Carnival it's under the same promotion and the rates are the same. Carnival puts that 72 hour window in for the fax but as Dave said you can delay the sending if there are circumstances that prevent it from being sent immediately (like you're in Iraq right now). You need a note in the file about when it will be sent and there will be a deadline still, usually minimun 30 days prior to your sailing date.

As SanDee said Carnival's military rates direct are not always the lowest. They offer military rates that they book direct and offer to travel agencies. There is another form of military rates know as "On Base Rates". If booking from a military base you get even deeper rate cuts. The two companies she mentioned and a couple of others do massive volume, more bookings than Carnival direct. These agencies are allowed to offer the On Base rates even though they are not actually located on a military base.

there are more nuances but I didn't mean for this to be such a long post. Sorry for the book. Hope this help those of you who have served and thanks for your servivce!

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I know that Carnival keeps your DD-214 if you book through thier cruise specialist. I do not know if they keep it otherwise.Most of the other lines that offer vet discounts stipulate that it be retired, or active duty vets.Carnival is the only one that I know of that gives the discount to all vets.
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My father is retired and my husband is active duty. We have found that it never hurts to ask for a military discount at hotels, museums, even local fairs and things like that. Sometimes, even if the place does not have a standard military discount, they will give us the "over 55" discount.
When we booked our cruise through Carnival, they told us that their military discount does not apply to suites. Anyone else encounter this? The price for the suite was not much more than the oceanview with the military discount (they must have been running a special or something) so in that instance we felt it was worth it to get the suite and not worry about the military discount.
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I've heard Carnival keeps a copy. I'm not sure if I like that. It is a personal record and could be abused if it was stolen or otherwise compromised. Of course, they have our credit card numbers and other stuff too.

Dave

One piece of advice on sending Form DD-214 or your Military I.D... Both have your mil I.D.# which is your SSN. Before faxing, black out that personal info. Daves right, if anyone unsavory gets that you've just become a vistim of identity theft. If they have your I.D. on file have them destroy the copy they have. Simply provide a new copy without your private info next time you book. They cannot require your SSN, only verification of service.

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Old 04-23-2007, 03:45 PM
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Both have your mil I.D.# which is your SSN.
My DD214 does not have my SSN on it. My ID number was back in the days when the SSN was not used as one.

As far as not using it on a suite I do not know, but they let us use it on a Balcony. That is good enough for me.
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