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Monday, December 4, 2017

Cruise Discounts for Military Members and Veterans

If you’re a current, retired or veteran member of the U.S. military, you may be eligible for significant discounts on some cruises. Many cruise lines offer discounts to military personnel, although the rules, qualifications, and the form the discounts take will vary. Your Cruise Holidays personal cruise expert can help guide you to some attractive deals, but here’s basic information from some popular cruise lines to get you thinking.

Celebrity Cruises offers special rates on some sailings to active or retired members of the military, including the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard or National Reserves; and the Canadian National Defense. You’ll need to bring proof of active or retired military status to the port to show during check-in.

Royal Caribbean occasionally offers special rates to active, retired or veteran military personnel on selected sailings. The rate usually applies to specific types of staterooms. In addition, the cruise line sometimes offers onboard credits to military personnel. To qualify, you’ll be asked to provide proof of eligibility when you check in to board the ship.

Princess Cruises offers up to $250 in onboard spending money to veteran, retired or active members of the U.S. and Canadian militaries. The credit can be used on any Princess cruise, at any time of year. You’ll need to complete an application form and provide proof of eligibility at least two weeks before departure.

MSC Cruises offers active and retired personnel from the U.S. and Canadian militaries up to 10% off almost all of its sailings (police officers and firefighters also qualify under MSC's Civil Service discount program). The exact discount percentage depends on the category of stateroom you book; and, you may book multiple staterooms using your discount. You just need to present your military ID badge at the time of booking. Here’s a bonus: If you are on active duty and must cancel your MSC cruise within 15 days of the departure date because you are redeployed or your leave is revoked, MSC will provide a 100% future cruise credit, good for two years. To take advantage of this, your cancellation must be accompanied by a letter from your commanding officer.

Holland America Line and Norwegian Cruise Line also offer occasional deals for members of the military. Before you book a cruise with one of these lines, ask Anita, your Cruise Holidays personal cruise expert, to check on the available military discounts.

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