People who visit our site often ask:
If you book directly with a cruise line, you will pay more than you need to. GUARANTEED.
a veteran and military discount on your cruise?
Then you’ve come to the right place! Here’s why you should book with us:
We’ve been in business since 2001! Thousands of military families trust us and you can too.
Our Veteran and Military Discounts are guaranteed to be below the cruise lines’ lowest rate – always.
OUR SERVICE IS FREE
We have no fees: no booking fee, no change fee, no cancellation fee – nothing. Our service is free to you.
WE MONITOR RATES
We monitor the rates after you book, and if the rates come down before your final payment, we’ll re-fare you to that new lower rate! No one else does that.
50% off TRAVEL INSURANCE
We offer a military discount on travel insurance, with free insurance for kids.
All U.S., Canadian active and retired military, veterans and their families all qualify for our discounts.
When you book with us, you are not helping a CEO buy a 3rd vacation home. You are helping real families put food on the table, send their kids to school and care for aging parents.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
Your veteran and military status entitles you to discounts on cruise vacations!
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We’ve used these people for the last 4 cruises we’ve booked, don’t waste your time looking at other sites this team always found the best prices for us. 🙂 – Carly Shumate, military spouse
This is our 10th year booking cruises with Military Cruise Deals: perfect every time! – Joel Wheatley
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How to Book a Cruise with our Veteran and Military Discounts
You may book directly here on our website. Our cruise search engine is configured to reveal the cruises with the lowest military discounted rate plus our extra discount is built right in. Need to book more than one cabin? Just book the first one and then start again to book the next one.
If you want to confirm that the rate shown online was the lowest rate available to you and to get our additional discount applied, you can call us at 1-866-9-MILITARY (866-964-5482) to book the cruise with you over the phone.
Be sure to tell the agent that you or a family member is part of the Armed Forces. We will then help you find the right cruise for you at the very best price.
If the cruise line is offering their own military rate, you will get that rate for as many cabins as they allow. Even if no veteran and military discounts are offered by the cruise line, we will apply our discount to the other cabins. If you already booked with the cruise line directly before you found us and have not yet paid in full, call us anyway. We might be able to get a discount applied for you.
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Is there such a thing as 80% discounts on cruises, as advertised by some other websites?Oh gosh no. We can hardly believe they have the unmitigated gall to make such an outlandish claim!
The reality is, their rates are always the exact same as the cruise line’s. So their prices are not discounted at all!!
What kind of military cruise deals and discounts do we offer?
- We simply offer a discount off the cruise lines’s lowest rate, usually about 5%.
So for a $4000
cruise fare, our discount would be $200.
It comes out of our commission, so there’s not much more to give. (That’s why the claim of 80%
off is soooo ridiculous.)
- And we offer free travel insurance for kids, about discounted at around 50% off for adults.
- And we offer free bar credits on Carnival, free onboard credit on Norwegian – perks like that.
Do the cruise lines offer any military cruise discounts and benefits?
They all do something different.
- Carnival consistently has a special low rate just for military on most of their cruises.
- Royal Caribbean and Norwegian used to have lower military rates, but no longer.
- Celebrity often has a military rate that’s about $100 less than civilian rates.
- Disney occasionally announces a huge military discount on specific cruises. Usually not holiday or summer-time cruises. Mostly cruises during the off season like in October, November, February and March. We check for those daily and post all details on our Disney page.
- Princess and Cunard offer a onboard credit to every military member. The amount is $50 to $250, based on the length of the cruise.
- The luxury and river cruise lines rarely have a discount specifically for military and veterans, but we book all luxury and river cruise lines and our discount on those is quite substantial
How are our military discounts on cruises calculated?
Thee cruise lines often have anywhere from 3 to 20 different farecodes we could use to price out a cruise. Some are higher, but come with a beverage package, or some amenity like that.When you book on our site, our site automatically uses the lowest available farecode offered by the cruise line for that cruise.Then, our site automatically subtracts a discount from that fare – and reveals this new discounted price to you.If you want to get the perks that are offered with higher-priced farecodes, you’ll need to call us to book. And we’ll help you use that farecode, and then still get our discount applied.
How to find all possible military discounts?All rates you see on our site already have a military discount added (which means, actually, subtracted from the cruise lines’ lowest rates). So, if you were to compare our rates with the cruise lines’, you’d see that ours are lower.
Also, if any other benefits, amenities or perks come with that cruise, we’ll have them listed under that cruise in the ‘BONUS OFFERS’ section.
But honestly, the way you should go about this is looking for a cruise you’d like based on where you want to go, and when you can go. And then see what the best deals are that fit your needs.
How can you get any military deals or discounts applied to your cruise booking?
You don’t have to even try. We do that for you in three ways.
- First, our online booking engine is configured to check for all military discounts from the cruise line.
- Then our system automatically adds an additional discount from us.
- Finally, one of our expert agents personally looks at every booking to make sure its been done correctly, and all perks and discounts that couple apply, have been applied.
You know what – we do even more than that.
- Once we get a confirmation from the cruise line with your booking, we check that carefully to make SURE they’ve got all our discounts and benefits applied.
So, you are in good, capable hands with us. You don’t need to worry about a thing. We got this.
Why You Should Book With Military Cruise Deals
Here are even MORE reasons why veterans and military folks like you should book your cruise with Military Cruise Deals.
We apply our military discount to all cabins that contain any friends and family of military personnel – so your whole group gets our discount! If the price of your cruise comes down, we’ll get you the lower rate or the difference in the form of onboard credits or upgrades. This applies only until the final payment date. After final payment date, most cruise lines will not adjust the rates or provide onboard credit but may offer an upgrade at their discretion.
You’ll pay the lowest possible rate – lower than if you’d booked with the cruise line directly, on-base agencies, or other online cruise websites. We help you save even more money on travel insurance and shore excursions. We never charge booking or cancellation fees of any kind! The cruise line penalties apply as usual though!
We’re always available by phone – so you can get excellent customer service from a cruise expert every day of the week! We aren’t just order-takers. We are experienced cruise travel agents!
This is how we save you money even after your cruise is booked and paid for:
Imagine if your travel agent called you and said, “I’ve been keeping an eye on the price of the cruise we booked you on. This morning the cruise line lowered the price of your cabin category by $200 per person, and I was able to re-fare it to that new lower rate. So, I just wanted to let you know that your balance due is now $400 less. Which means, you’ll be charged $400 less at the time of final payment. That’s all. Have a nice day.”
Or, “I checked on your cruise status today and there was a free-upgrade offer available, so I can get you moved up from deck 6 to deck 10 if you’d like? Or an ocean view cabin up to a balcony for free.”
We make phone calls like that on a regular basis, because – even after our clients book with us – we’re always on the lookout for ways they can get more and pay less.
Between the time you book your cruise and on your final payment date, if we notice that it becomes less than what you paid, we contact the cruise line and request that they re-fare your cruise to the new lower rate, upgrade you to a higher category, or provide an on-board credit for the difference.
If you notice before we do, call us! Cruise lines do NOT always honor the request but we always try! Please note, Disney will NOT refare or upgrade after final payment date.
Who qualifies for our military discount?
Our cruise discounts apply to all U.S and Canadian active retired and honorably discharged military personnel (veterans) – and their friends and family.
Seniors who are veterans may qualify for all senior and military discounts available.
Click here to see how to indicate senior and veteran status on our site.
While all spouses, dependents, family, and friends DO QUALIFY for the military discount from Military Cruise Deals, most cruise lines will often only allow the veteran and military discounts to be applied to the cabin which contains the member of the military.
Thus, getting the maximum military discounts and benefits applied correctly is sometimes not an easy and obvious endeavor.
We are experts on all the cruise line’s military and veteran discount policies: we know exactly when special rates and benefits pop up, who qualifies for them and how to get them applied.
Our agents are experts in military discount policies and procedures and will know exactly how to help you book a cruise and get the best deals for all military and veteran groups and families.