Cruise Lines Honor Our Heroes With Special Offers

Cruise Lines Honor Our Heroes With Special Offers
In recognition of the many sacrifices military members and frontline personnel have made, cruise lines are providing special deals and perks in appreciation for their service. Offers range from discounts and onboard credits to a complimentary cruise when booked with a paying guest in the same stateroom. Some cruise lines offer various incentives on a sporadic basis based on each sailings, while others provide these deals throughout the year.

Here are six great cruise line deals designed to honor our heroes this year:

Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line carries more active and retired military personnel than any other cruise operator. There are a number of ways that Carnival Cruise Line recognizes the service of U.S. and Canadian military members. The first is by offering cruise discounts for active and retired U.S. military and Canadian National Defense members and their families on a per sailing basis. Carnival Cruise Line also offers a moving Military Appreciation Gathering on every cruise where the honor the courage, commitment and sacrifices made by military members and their families. Carnival's newest ships including Carnival Mardi Gras also feature the Heroes Tribute Bar & Lounge in recognition of our military heroes. Guests can grab a drink here and when they purchase a souvenir glass, Carnival will donate $1 of the purchase to Operation Homefront. Carnival Cruise Line is an outstanding supporter of Operation Homefront, which provides military families with rent-free housing and helps wounded veterans and their families.

Holland America Line
Holland America Line is showing its appreciation for the years of service military personnel have provided. The cruise line’s special offer for U.S. military members adds $100 onboard spending money to any cruise bookings departing from San Diego, California through December 31, 2021. The U.S. military has a substantial presence in San Diego and the state of California is home to 32 military bases across all branches, making Holland America Line’s San Diego sailings particularly convenient for troops stationed in the area. Holland America’s Military Appreciation Offer is available to active and retired members of the U.S. military. The onboard credit can be used for shore excursions, specialty dining, drinks, spa treatments and more. This offer applies to standard cruise-only fares as well as Holland America Line’s Have It All premium fare that includes shore excursions, a beverage package, specialty dining and Wi-Fi.

MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises offers up to 10% off on cruises for active and retired U.S. and Canadian military personnel. The discount percentage depends on the type of accommodations booked. Military discounts of 5% are available for interior and ocean view staterooms and a 10% discount is offered for verandah, suite and MSC Yacht Club accommodations. The MSC Cruises military discount program includes family members such as spouses, parents, in-laws and dependent children. The discount is available for multiple staterooms and there are no penalties if cruises must be cancelled due to deployment. While the military discount cannot be combined with a number of offers, it can be used in conjunction with MSC Cruises’ kids sail free offer when available.

Princess Cruises
In appreciation for their service, Princess Cruises offers members of the American and Canadian military up to $250 free onboard spending money to use on any Princess cruise throughout the year. This benefit is available to military veterans as well as active, retired or disabled military members. The offer is valid for up to two military members per booking and the amount of the onboard credit varies by length of cruise. The onboard credit amount ranges from $50 per qualified passenger for a cruise of 6 days or less; $100 per qualified passenger for voyages of 7-13 days; and up to $250 per qualified passenger for sailings of 14 days or longer. Military personnel can use their onboard credit for a wide variety of amenities including shore excursions, spa treatments, specialty dining, gifts and purchases in boutiques onboard Princess Cruises’ ships. In addition, Princess Cruises has launched a special 50% off promotion for all active first responders and medical professional to thank them for being heroes caring for people in need. This promotion is valid on select cruises sailing from North America through February 2022, subject to terms and conditions. The discount booking deadline for this offer is December 31, 2021.

During these challenging times, frontline heroes including healthcare workers and others have made major sacrifices as well. In appreciation for their efforts, AmaWaterways is honoring doctors, nurses, paramedics, police officers, firefighters and teachers with a special offer. Active frontline heroes can reserve a complimentary river cruise with one paying guest in the same stateroom on a wide variety of European sailings embarking through December 31, 2021. This special river cruise credit can be redeemed within 90 days prior to the sailing date. Frontline heroes can contact AmaWaterways or their travel advisor to take advantage of this offer. AmaWaterways offers a special military discount on their river cruises for both active and retired military personnel as well.

Atlas Ocean Voyages
Atlas Ocean Voyages is offering a 20% discount on its best price offer to all members of the military including active duty members and veterans. This substantial discount is available on all Atlas Ocean Voyages sailings and levels of accommodations throughout 2022.

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