In case you missed this press release from Carnival I thought I would post it here on the message boards as I thought it very important and very nice for Carnival to do for our military.
CARNIVAL LAUNCHES NEW DISCOUNT PROGRAM
FOR U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL
For A Limited Time Only, Up To Four 'Fun Ship' Staterooms May Be Booked At
Special Discounted Rates
MIAMI (05/22/03) - Through a new program from Carnival Cruise Lines,
active U.S. military personnel can book up to four "Fun Ship" staterooms at
savings of up to 50 percent off published fares. The special rates are
available for a limited time only on a wide variety of "Fun Ship" departures
through the end of 2003.
The discounted rates start at $169 per person for three-day cruises;
$199 per person for four-day cruises; $219 per person for five-day cruises;
and $299 per person for seven-day, on sailings to the Bahamas, Caribbean,
Mexico, Alaska, and Canada/New England.
"Carnival has historically offered discounts for military personnel.
However, this new program not only allows men and women currently serving in
the U.S. armed forces to enjoy special savings on 'Fun Ship' vacations but
also to bring along their friends and family members at the same discounted
rates," said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.
Reservations can be made through any travel agent or by contacting Carnival
Cruise Lines' Special Promotions Desk at 1-800-794-6225 and requesting fare
Valid military identification is required at the time of booking. Military
personnel must sail to be eligible for discounts on additional staterooms
purchased. Rates reflect category 1A (interior) accommodations and are
capacity controlled. Certain other restrictions apply.
Carnival Cruise Lines is a proud member of the exclusive World's Leading
Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Holland America Line,
Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, Windstar Cruises and The
Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guests, and a
commitment to quality and value, our member lines appeal to a wide range of
lifestyles and budgets. Together, we offer an exciting and enriching cruise
vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.