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Old March 20th, 2009, 03:04 AM
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I read somewhere that you can receive a discounted rate on your cruise if you served in the military. Any validity to this?

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There is an ongoing discussion about this topic under Royal Caribbean in the Cruise Lines section. They offer such a discount apparently. The qualification seems to be a DD214 indicating at least 2 years Active Duty or at least 6 months service in a war zone. Im a retiree so I have a different program. Don't know about other lines
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DH was in the Army and we have 3 sons in the USMC and we book thru Interliner.com. It is for military and airline people and families. Always happy with their rates.
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Most lines offer some degree of military discount. Carnival is the most consistent.
NCL offers it but you may or may not be able to use it in conjunction with other d/c such as latituted club, etc.
Again, you will need to send them a copy of your dd214

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Old March 22nd, 2009, 06:05 AM
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Thank you for all of the responses, I believed I'm well armed, pardon the pun, with the all the information needed to look into to it! I served in the US Army, 25th Infantry Division, stationed at Scholfield Barracks, Hawaii.

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Welcome to the MB Jeff, and Thank You for your service. I had the honor and privilege of knowing a few of the Tropic Lightning - years ago across the pond!
Check each cruise web site for their rules on what qualifies for military/veteran discount. Be aware - some lines offer it only on certain sailings... Always have your travel agent inquire about the specific cruise you are planning to go on to see if it is available. Enjoy your cruising!
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