The Best Military Discounts On Cruise Lines

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Cruise Line Discounts for Military and Veterans

Taking a cruise anytime soon? Make sure to check out these military discounts on cruise lines before you book your next trip. You should be able to save a little bit of money that way.

Carnival Cruise

Carnival Cruises offers cruises to Alaska, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, the Panama Canal, Transatlantic, and Transpacific. They do offer military fares for any stateroom type, departure port, or destination. They offer deposits for $49 per person, and free room upgrades and up to $50 onboard credit. You can book a military rate on sailings through April 2021 and can buy up to two additional cabins under the same military deal. This discount is for active and retired US military as well as Canadian National Defense members.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean offers cruises to Alaska, the Arabian Gulf, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, the Panama Canal, the South Pacific, Transatlantic, and Transpacific. They offer a military rate, which is open to active duty military in the US and Canada, as well as retired military, veterans with an honorable discharge that have served a minimum of two years or 6-months in a war zone. Spouses can also book one stateroom as long as the eligible spouse is occupying the stateroom. Spouses of deceased military are also eligible.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises goes to the Caribbean and the Antilles, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and India, South America, South Africa, Canada and New England, Asia, and Worldwide. They offer up to 10% savings on their cruises. The discount is available to active and retired US and Candianan military personnel, plus family members to include spouses, parents, in-laws, and dependant children. The discount can be applied to multiple staterooms, and they offer zero penalties if you have to cancel because of a deployment. They offer 5% off of interior and ocean state rooms, 10% off of a balcony, suite, and MSC Yacht Club state rooms. Kids also sail free on certain sailings.

Disney Cruises

Disney offers a special military rate on certain cruises. They are 3-5 day Bahamian cruises, as well as select Alaskan, Norwegian Fjords, Northern Europe, and British Isle cruises.

They offer the discount on one stateroom per military member. The discount is for all retired, and active US military, their spouses, to include the national guard and reserves. You would need to show your ID at the time of check-in and the military member would have to be there. Availability to this offer is limited on each sailing.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises offers trips to Alaska, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, California and the Pacific Coast, Canada and New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Japan, Mexico, the Panama Canal, South America and Antarctica, Tahiti and the South Pacific, as well as world cruises.

Their military discount is offering up to $250 of free onboard spending money, which is a form of onboard credit. This offer is for veterans as well as those who are active, retired, or disabled military personnel. You can use this on any cruise, at any time of the year and it can be used to purchase a variety of amenities and experiences on the cruise. The credit can be used for dining in speciality restaurants, items in their onboard boutiques, shore excursions and more. If your cruise is 6 days or less, you will receive $50 in credit, between 7-13 days, you will receive $100, and over 14 days, is $250. You can not use the credit at the casino, and must apply for this benefit no later than 14 days before your cruise departure date. You would need to download the application and submit the form. The onboard spending money will then be applied to your account.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises offers all military members, active and retired, a certain amount off per person. You would receive $25 off an inside or ocean view, $50 off a veranda, and $100 off concierge class, aqua class, and suite class. This discount only applies to the first and second guest in the same stateroom. This discount applies to select 4-night and longer sailings that depart before April 20th, 2020, excluding Galapagos. At least one of the guests will need to be a member of the US or Canadian military and would need to show their military ID at the pier. The offer is also capacity controlled.

Celebrity Cruises sails to Alaska, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, Dubai India, Europe, Galapagos, Hawaii, Pacific Coastal, the Panama Canal, South America, Transatlantic, and Transpacific.

USAA Travel Deals

If you are a USAA member, you can search their travel deals for discounts on cruises and other methods of travel.

 

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Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.