Let’s talk Military Benefits When Cruising. Since it is the week of July 4th, and that means celebrating our country’s freedoms, independence and appreciation to those that have sacrificed to uphold those glorious privileges. First, to those of you whom have served… Thank You For Your Service!
Did you know that many cruise lines will often give added benefits to active duty military personnel, and even to veterans and retirees of prior military service? Indeed, just by presenting your DD-214 Form, you could generate $100 in on-board credits for spending on any Princess Cruise, find reduced travel rates with Norwegian Cruise lines, get a 10% discount with MSC sailings or receive an appreciation gift from CruiseOne. These may be non-published or exclusive to your chosen agency, therefore it is important to state your military affiliation to your travel agent at the time of booking to get access to these added perks.
Another benefit to our revered military veterans is an opportunity to meet and mingle onboard the ship. Reading the daily news for onboard activities, look for posted time and location for Military Mixers, then join in and share a few stories with the others that “have been there, done that too!” On cruises, many of the crew and officers are prior military as well and may have a public moment of recognition for military patriots. These events are always a favorite for my husband and son, both Marines, plus a great way to meet fellow cruisers.
A few reminders for active duty military wishing to cruise: be sure every port of call is approved for visitation by your commanding officer, understand that under no circumstance is service weapon allowed on-board, and when selecting a cruise with subsequent travel protection, be sure to look for a policy that covers deployment or recall of leave, to protect your vacation investment.
We at Cruisy Susie – CruiseOne are a proud military and law enforcement family, and offer exclusive appreciation benefits to Military Service Members and other First Responder’s, past and present, to share our gratitude for your commitment and sacrifice to protecting our freedoms!