Posted September 8th, 2017, 12:55 AM
What a load of tosh. British military personnel (whether serving or not and even time spent in Home Guard) qualify for on-board credit on Carnival lines.
I don't believe that is true any more. I researched this for a number of different cruise lines late last year or early this year and thi is what I found. Note that while Carnival does offer discounts on some cruises for military vets, it did not, at least at the time I checked, say anything about on-board credits. This was a direct copy of what I found on the Carnival website.
Carnival offers military discounts on select sailings to active personnel currently serving in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Department of Health and Human Services, National Guard, Navy, Marines, or Reserves, as well as Cadets who are currently enrolled in a military academy with a scheduled entry date into one of these divisions. Retired personnel from any of these divisions are also eligible. "Retired" is defined as A) enlisted personnel or officers with a minimum of 20 years of service, B) medically retired, or C) 100% disabled. Veterans with an honorable discharge serving a minimum of 2 years, or who served in an active war zone, in any of the United States service divisions listed above are also eligible. In addition, active, reserve and retired Canadian National Defense personnel are eligible for Carnival's military discounts. Finally, spouses of actively deployed or deceased military personnel are eligible to book one stateroom at the military rate. The spouse of the military member must be booked in the stateroom and others in the same stateroom will also be allowed to cruise at the military rate. Qualifying guests must submit a photocopy of enlistment papers, LES (leave and earning statement) with the social security numbers blacked out, or discharge papers (Form DD214 or DD256) and a passport or driver's license via fax to Carnival and Vacations To Go at the time of booking. The spouse of a deceased veteran must also provide a copy of the death certificate at the time of booking. Carnival will charge guests the standard market rate if they do not receive proper documentation within 48 hours of booking. Click here for Carnival military discounts.