If you’re looking for luxury cruise discounts for military and Veterans, then you’ve come to the right place.
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What you see online here is not as good as it gets! There are additional discounts and perks available exclusively to our customers, but you must call us to get those applied.
Once you’ve selected a specific ship and sail date, Contact Us to get your fully discounted rate and the complete list of amenities.
Vaccine and Testing Updates for Luxury Lines
Viking Ocean – all updated info will be at MyVikingJourney.com after you book. Currently vaccine still required, testing only recommended. Some destinations still require vaccine and testing.
Silversea – vaccine required for ages 12 and up; pre-cruise testing still required.
Regent – Effective Sept 3, no testing for vaxxed; unvaxxed must test within 3 days of departure. Exceptions for some destinations!
Ritz-Carlton Yachts – Vax required for all guests age 12 and up; no pre-cruise testing.
Seabourn – vaccine / testing changes as of Sept 6.
Seabourn Europe departures, vaccinated no longer have to pre-cruise test; unvaxxed must provide test taken within 3 days for departure. Exceptions for certain destinations which still require vaccines, longer voyages, etc.
Seabourn US departures – vaxx and pre-cruise testing still required!
Windstar – vaccine still required; after Sept 6 pre-cruise testing no longer required
Sea Dream Yacht Club – vaccine required for guests 12 and older; they administer tests at the pier.
The NEWEST THING in LUXURY CRUISING are ‘purpose-built expedition vessels’ that are meant to provide an ocean-going safari experience in pure luxury.
They have amazing technology – like, they can track polar bears from afar so they know where to guide the ship so you will see them!
The new Seabourne Venture has SUBMARINES. https://militarycruise.deals/Seabourn
Sea Dream Yacht Club – their slogan is “It’s Yachting, Not Cruising. Enjoy the Difference.”
And indeed, a normal cruise ship doesn’t have water sports off the back of their ship, but Yachts do!
Then there are the “Expedition” Lines themselves that do nothing but this type of cruise experience.
A word about Regent … the best of the best cruise lines.
THIS cruise line is as uber-luxury as it gets.
Their specialty is long cruises with fabulously interesting itineraries, like, a 23-day cruise from Lisbon to Capetown.
Prices start at $3299 for a tiny 7-day Caribbean cruise and up to $100,000 for a World Cruise in the suite shown in the picture above. That’s per person.
But, 60 free shore excursions are included with this cruise. So is Free Business Class Air. As is everything else on this cruise line – they’re not charging you extra for drinks.
You’ll get a $3800 savings per person on this cruise if you want to arrange your own flights and transfers. Funny.
Laundry and shoe shine is included too.
How to find Luxury Cruise Discounts for Military and Veterans
Our site uses the world’s most advanced cruise search technology to display up-to-the-minute pricing and cabin availability of all cruises on all cruise lines – including all luxury lines.
For most cruise lines, our military discount is built right into our online pricing. But with some luxury cruise lines, that is not the case. You can use our site to get an idea of what cruises are available.
However, once you know what ship and sail date you prefer, Contact Us for assistance in making sure your maximum discounts and benefits are applied.
The way this works is simple: we get the lowest rate available from the cruise line for a cruise you choose, then add our additional discount, perks and benefits on top of that.
So you get everything the cruise line is offering, and everything we offer.
We charge no fees whatsoever. So booking with us is the same as booking with the cruise line – except better – since your rate is lower and you’ll get excellent customer service 15 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact us today for help finding the best luxury cruise discounts for military and Veterans.
Your luxury cruise fare may cover all the extras you’d normally pay for at the end of your cruise: gratuities, alcohol, spa treatments, airfare, internet usage, shore excursions, specialty dining options, or all of the above!
See the chart at the bottom of this page for a breakdown of what’s included by each cruise line.
Which cruise lines are considered “luxury?”
(Click on those links to see the best deals available today on each of those lines.)
Silversea recently upped its game in order to try and qualify as up there in the top 3 of luxury cruise brands.
Most of its ships have been recently refurbished to create super chic, large, lux suites that didn’t exist before.
They are now including airfare, free pre and post hotel, and private car service in the price of the cruise – calling it Door-to-Door Service.
And including some free shore excursions. As always, drinks, wifi and gratuities are included.
What makes a cruise line a luxury line?
A luxury cruise line has smaller more intimate ships, with larger staterooms, and a large number of staff members to attend to your needs.
These ships are able to travel to more exclusive places, and the decadent food and drink available onboard are of a more exclusive higher caliber as well. Alcohol and gratuities and many other extras are included in the price of many of these luxury lines.
Are drinks included or will I need a drink package?
Coffee, tea, milk, hot chocolate, and lemonade will be provided for free all day. Additional beverage packages are available for purchase from select lines.
To learn about drink packages click on a link below if available or contact us for more information.
Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Paul Gauguin, Silversea, and SeaDream provide a complimentary open bar.
Viking Ocean Cruises provides complimentary beer and wine.
Oceania, Hapag Lloyd, and Windstar provide a stocked mini-bar with water and soft drinks.
Are there different grades of luxury? Yes! Very much so.
There are luxury cruise lines such as Regent, Seabourn, Silversea, Sea Dream, Crystal, and Paul Gauguin and then there are the luxury “lite” cruise lines such as Oceania, Windstar, Hapag Lloyd, and Azamara.
Luxury cruise lines include more extras in the initial price for a complete all-inclusive experience.
Luxury “lite” lines also have gourmet dining and exquisite service, but they are less expensive since they are not quite as “all-inclusive” as the Luxury lines.
Does a luxury cruise include more things than a regular cruise?
Luxury cruise lines include FAR more extras than a regular cruise. There are lectures, onboard cooking classes, cultural events, caviar and champagne toasts, tea times, snorkel equipment and water toys for use, zodiac outings, and dances under the stars.
Are the cruise cabins on luxury cruise ships really much better?
Oh yes. It’s like the difference between a $120 a night hotel, and a $300 a night hotel – the luxury cruise being the $300 a night hotel. The furniture, fabrics, finishes, details artwork, bedding, pillows – everything is better quality on a luxury line. The vast majority of the cabins are balcony cabins, and they are usually at least twice the size of the cabins on non-luxury lines.
Are the food and service better on a luxury cruise ship?
While all cruises are known for excellent service and tons of food, luxury cruise lines definitely step it up a notch.
Champagne will be brought to you as you are ushered into your suite.
Turndown service will include the option to select your pillow and have fresh flowers.
24-hour room service is complimentary and your mini-bar will be restocked with your favorite beverages each evening.
Everyone on the ship knows your name and greets you with a smile, and with a high ratio of staff members to guests, your wishes will be attended to immediately.
You can expect gourmet, high-quality food in all locations without paying extra for “specialty dining”. On luxury cruises, all dining venues are included in your cruise fare and you can rotate through them dining when and where you wish.
Be ready to enjoy perfectly grilled steaks, small plate tasting menus, scrumptious lobster, Margherita pizza, or regionally inspired dishes. Oceania can even boast Jacques Pepin as their head chef!
On most luxury lines, most cabins have an assigned butler who’s available to the guests and can handle almost any request. A butler is different than just a room steward, who is basically just someone who cleans your room. A butler will make dinner reservations, run a bath for you, take out your luggage and shine it the night before your cruise ends, bring ice and your favorite drink at 5 p.m. without being asked, etc.
What are the people like on a luxury cruise? Are they all older couples, or are there any younger couples or families?
Generally, its couples over the age of 40. Just because that’s who’s got the desire and ability to take a luxury cruise, of course.
Kids are usually rare.
Is there anything for kids to do on a luxury cruise ship?
Most say flat out – no, don’t bring children.
Even those that don’t encourage kids will make accommodations for your little ones such as Star Clippers and Silver Sea. On my Silver Sea cruise, a couple of families were aboard, so there were a total of about 6 kids under the age of twelve. They actually assigned a couple of cruise members to these kids and created activities to do with them in various out of the way places around the ship. It was charming to watch.
Do luxury cruises go to more exotic or better destinations or ports?
Absolutely. Usually, luxury cruise ships are smaller than large ships, and go for longer itineraries, so they have the time and ability to get into smaller, far-away ports. There are Galapagos tours, Antarctica/South American Coastal tours, and extended world tours to take advantage of.
Since luxury ships are smaller they also are able to dock right at the port rather than far away with a tender. Many of the luxury cruise lines also provide you with a complimentary shuttle to the town center if it isn’t easily accessible from the port.
When can you get the best deal on a luxury cruise?
Like any other cruise line, the off-season is typically October, early November or early December (non-holiday weeks)
What’s the secret to getting an upgrade on a luxury cruise?
If you book a luxury cruise during these off-season times, often about a month before your cruise, you’ll start getting upgrade offers to higher categories. For example, they’ll offer to upgrade your regular suite to something like a penthouse suite for a few hundred more per person. It’s almost always worth it. We recommend you do it! Because you’re worth it!
Are there any luxury experiences on the mainstream cruise lines?
Yes! MSC has the Yacht club, Norwegian cruise lines have the Haven, Royal Caribbean has the Suite Class, and Cunard cruise lines have the Grills experience.
These cabins are all large spacious suites, with private pools, private concierges, and a private dining room. They are separated from the rest of the large ship for a more serene experience and are attended to by a butler just like the suites on the luxury lines.
Royal Caribbean even has “genies” that learn details about you before you board to personalize your experience and better attend to your needs.