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Old 04-22-2007, 07:02 PM
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Carnival just gave us a good Veteran's discount on an 8 day Cruise to Mexico on the Spirit. A little over $600pp plus tax and port for an 8 day cruise Cat 8h.
I think that's a pretty good deal. We have done the cruise before, (see my photo link below), but I can do that cruise a few more times.
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:17 PM
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gdjoslin-Did you use the Carnival website or your own TA? I know that the DD Form 214 is needed for the discount but with whom do you file it with?

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Old 04-22-2007, 07:41 PM
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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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BTW that price was about 90PP cheaper than a previous cruiser discount.
I wish more Cruise lines would give those who serviced a break.
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gdjoslin-Thank You for the response so quickly!
Does Carnival discount all of its cruises to Vets or is it limited to CCL selected cruises??

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Old 04-22-2007, 08:57 PM
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It is my understanding that not all cruises have discounts. Some have better than others. For example, we were given a price for the Pride, a 7 day trip to Mexico. The cost was almost the same as the 8 day. Our TA said more people take the 7 day trips, thus the price stays up.
We are retired, but still work for play money. We can take a vacation just about anytime of the year.
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:17 AM
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We always get a military discount. It is available to all active and retired military. Most of the Crusielines offer it and yes you need your DD214. At times you can get 2 rooms at the discounted price. You can view these rates at Vacationstogo.com and cruise.com We booked through Carnival for our last cruise but now booking for our next cruise I find I can get it cheaper on line through one of the above websites. Their military rate is cheaper than going directly through Carnival for a military rate. If you want to do a Hawaiian cruise watch these websites Sept-Dec. This past year during these months on Norwegian the military rates for the Pride of Aloha, America and Hawaii were....$199.00 inside, $299.00 oceanview and $399.00 balcony. We already had our cruise planned but are planning on snatching up one of those deals for Dec if they are available this year. I already have our hotel room booked in Oahu at the military hotel Hale Koa which is a beautiful hotel right on the beach.
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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
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We did our first cruise with Carnival. It was a New Years Eve 3 day baja cruise. I booked directly with them, and they asked me if I was in the military or a veteran. I said I am a veteran, and I was able to fax them my DD214. We got $120 off per person, even for a holiday cruise. Sweeeet I was very pleasantly surprised. Lil' Lori
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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.
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