Military & ex Military Cruise on board spend carvinal cruise group up to $250 @ Princess Cruises
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Military & ex Military Cruise on board spend carvinal cruise group up to $250 @ Princess Cruises

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Found 31st Mar
Got $250 onboard spend for 14 day cruise on Crown Princes (Princes cruises)this year , Last year got $100 on Brittania (P&O) . Looks like all Carnival Group give this - check when booking.
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Nice to see a military offer. Normally all student discounts! I refuse to buy things in stores that only offer student discount and no military discount.
hannahj8123 m ago

Nice to see a military offer. Normally all student discounts! I refuse to …Nice to see a military offer. Normally all student discounts! I refuse to buy things in stores that only offer student discount and no military discount.


What if they offer only military discount and no student discount ? Are you the same then ?
Although OB Credit sounds good you are better off going for Royal Caribbean (RCI) who offer military etc 10% off the whole holiday price as well as other incentives like free parking at Southampton. This would be a much bigger saving depending on the overall cost of the cruise. On Board Credit is in Dollars (so not that much) and has to be spent 'on board' limiting what it can be used for.

These military deals have been around for a few years now and most military personnel would be aware of them. All you have to do is visit the DDS website or the Blue Light Card website and you will see all the offers.

I do agree though that there are still too many outlets out there offering student discounts and not military discounts. Far too many when you consider half of our university students are probably not even from the UK and the other half are not real students as we have seen with the many ways of creating false student status as clearly outlined on this website almost on a weekly basis.
Thanks for this warning post. Many people, myself included, will be benefit from this.
I had no idea that they were encouraging squaddies to join these cruises
I'll definitely avoid Carnival Group in the future.

Thanks, OP. This is, quite likely, the most useful post I've seen in a long while.
Edited by: "Adult" 31st Mar
ITMA20 m ago

Thanks for this warning post. Many people, myself included, will be …Thanks for this warning post. Many people, myself included, will be benefit from this.I had no idea that they were encouraging squaddies to join these cruisesI'll definitely avoid Carnival Group in the future.Thanks, OP. This is, quite likely, the most useful post I've seen in a long while.


Having done quite a few cruises I can say with a great deal of certainty that military personnel are not the problem on cruise ships. The main problem seems to be large family groups on all inclusive drinks that drink themselves silly from dawn till dusk. They normally come from 'up north' take your pick from Liverpool, Manchester or somewhere like Barnsley. However, on my last cruise it was a very fowl mouthed and uneducated young lady from Glasgow that upset the majority of people.
philhib19641 h, 53 m ago

Having done quite a few cruises I can say with a great deal of certainty …Having done quite a few cruises I can say with a great deal of certainty that military personnel are not the problem on cruise ships. The main problem seems to be large family groups on all inclusive drinks that drink themselves silly from dawn till dusk. They normally come from 'up north' take your pick from Liverpool, Manchester or somewhere like Barnsley. However, on my last cruise it was a very fowl mouthed and uneducated young lady from Glasgow that upset the majority of people.


For me the above attitudes are what truly ruins the cruise experience. Snobby individuals with an unjustified superiority complex, elderly "gentlemen" and "ladies" expecting to be treated with respect without reason (being old is not reason enough). There are cruise lines which do not offer inclusive drinks packages, perhaps you could try those next time round or perhaps you could stay closer to home, maybe a river trip up the Thames?

The comment about avoiding carnival cruises on the basis of a small sum of spending money being provided is ludicrous.. not sure what you expect to happen. Almost as mad as refusing to shop where no military discount is offered, so much jealousy and bitterness here!
philhib19642 h, 20 m ago

Having done quite a few cruises I can say with a great deal of certainty …Having done quite a few cruises I can say with a great deal of certainty that military personnel are not the problem on cruise ships. The main problem seems to be large family groups on all inclusive drinks that drink themselves silly from dawn till dusk. They normally come from 'up north' take your pick from Liverpool, Manchester or somewhere like Barnsley. However, on my last cruise it was a very fowl mouthed and uneducated young lady from Glasgow that upset the majority of people.


Such a bigoted statement, highlighting the ignorance of the writer.
NAZ17:

What if they offer only military discount and no student discount ? Are you the same then ?

I don't understand how places can justify giving Students a discount solely because they are students.

Why should they get a discount over others? (Excluding the Military and Emergency services, as its obvious why they should)
NAZ174 h, 53 m ago

What if they offer only military discount and no student discount ? Are …What if they offer only military discount and no student discount ? Are you the same then ?


Yup. Hippy students can bugger off and get a job
thrustmaster4 h, 15 m ago

For me the above attitudes are what truly ruins the cruise experience. …For me the above attitudes are what truly ruins the cruise experience. Snobby individuals with an unjustified superiority complex, elderly "gentlemen" and "ladies" expecting to be treated with respect without reason (being old is not reason enough). There are cruise lines which do not offer inclusive drinks packages, perhaps you could try those next time round or perhaps you could stay closer to home, maybe a river trip up the Thames? The comment about avoiding carnival cruises on the basis of a small sum of spending money being provided is ludicrous.. not sure what you expect to happen. Almost as mad as refusing to shop where no military discount is offered, so much jealousy and bitterness here!


Just to let you know 1. I am not old (54). 2. I've had the pleasure of being able to afford a number of cruises on various lines by saving hard. 3. The vast majority of cruise lines now offer all inclusive drinks packages. 4. I am definitely not a snob. 5. I think you misunderstood the comment by 'Adult' which wasn't really to do with the low amount of OB Credit being offered but a dig at servicemen, I presume because 'Adult' thinks that all servicemen are thugs hence my reply, which is based on fact. If 'Adult' would avoid a cruise just because it may have servicemen on it then shame on him/her.

You only have to read a number of cruise reviews to see how many families are kicked off ships for drunken and violent behaviour and I challenge you to find one review that says the same about any servicemen.

And finally, although I am not a snob I do sit open mouthed sometimes at the low standards of some cruisers who think it is OK to go into a restaurant with flip flops, shorts and a vest stinking of BO. So instead of you suggesting I change my holiday plans I would suggest the vest & BO brigade book a caravan holiday somewhere on the east coast and stay away from cruise ships.
Some of the comments in this thread just goes to show the sheer lack of respect nowadays for our servicemen and women. People that risk their lives every day to protect this small island from the likes of terrorist attacks, cyber crime, drug importation etc. etc. etc. All the nasty stuff that goes on in this world. With some people i just think its a lack of education - they havent got two braincells to rub together... with others they are just scum. Either way show some respect, somewhere down the line your family fought for this country... are they not worthy to go on a cruise??

Big up my end... id give them 25% discount just to show how much they are valued.
Cant agree more with philib1964. I have only just started to go on Cruises with my Wife. We have realized very quickly that you need to pick your cruise carefully. As prices have come down more more people like us are going on cruises. Sadly drunken and yobbish behavior have increased. Nothing worse than to have to tolerate this in such a confined environment as a ship.

I wont dwell on the subject of dress or personal hygiene but its clear to me that some people I have encountered have no concept of this whatsoever.A bar of soap or a bottle of shower gel have never been on their shopping list. This has got nothing to do with being snobbish just the basics of civilized behavior.

Good to see they are offering discounts to former military personnel. If you get any on board spend its a bonus particularly given the extortionate prices of just about everything on board. Having said that foods usually excellent, entertainment ok and probably the least stressful holiday you will ever have in your life. So whether your Military or not and you haven't tried cruising I would thoroughly recommend you give it a try. Pick your cruise and cruise line carefully and read lots of reviews.
Oh God..having served 10 years I couldn't think of anything worse than a cruise full of squaddie families. It would be a f'king nightmare.

Like Catterick or Aldershot but floating on the ocean.
bangytupper18 h, 0 m ago

Yup. Hippy students can bugger off and get a job


...how does that work then? Students can get a job...and stop being students?
mcormack19 h, 51 m ago

Such a bigoted statement, highlighting the ignorance of the writer.


Not really. Completely valid. All inclusive drinkers are a nightmare in most resorts.
mclovin909118 h, 58 m ago

NAZ17:What if they offer only military discount and no student discount ? …NAZ17:What if they offer only military discount and no student discount ? Are you the same then ?I don't understand how places can justify giving Students a discount solely because they are students.Why should they get a discount over others? (Excluding the Military and Emergency services, as its obvious why they should)


Why is it obvious?

I served 10 years in the Army and I got paid including subsidised meals and masively discounted housing. I also got tax free vehicles abroad, early finish on Weds and Fri's and went all over the world snowboarding and hiking on the taxpayer's money.

Why do I deserve a discount in a shop?

Students get discounts to attract them, not reward them for being students. They have limited income and brands are fighting over it.
Edited by: "stevenfeeney" 1st Apr
stevenfeeney1st Apr

Why is it obvious?I served 10 years in the Army and I got paid including …Why is it obvious?I served 10 years in the Army and I got paid including subsidised meals and masively discounted housing. I also got tax free vehicles abroad, early finish on Weds and Fri's and went all over the world snowboarding and hiking on the taxpayer's money. Why do I deserve a discount in a shop?Students get discounts to attract them, not reward them for being students. They have limited income and brands are fighting over it.


So you think students who haven't given anything for the good and benefit (not saying that none of them have but guarantee the vast majority haven't)of the country deserve discounts more than the military?

As for the subsidised food, well that all depends on when you served. Its shite now and has been since PAYD came in.

Accom may have been subsidised but again the standard (block or patch) is shite.

Not everyone serves in Germany so that's not a perk to every forces personnel (but it is a discount, or did you miss that?)

So part of your job was to maintain fitness and you chinned sports afternoons off? More fool you. Fridays, no argument.

Snowboarding (AT) and hiking develops qualities that the military (were) "are" looking for plus ties in with the above para.

If you don't think you deserve a discount over a student then fine.
mclovin909111th Apr

So you think students who haven't given anything for the good and benefit …So you think students who haven't given anything for the good and benefit (not saying that none of them have but guarantee the vast majority haven't)of the country deserve discounts more than the military?As for the subsidised food, well that all depends on when you served. Its shite now and has been since PAYD came in.Accom may have been subsidised but again the standard (block or patch) is shite.Not everyone serves in Germany so that's not a perk to every forces personnel (but it is a discount, or did you miss that?)So part of your job was to maintain fitness and you chinned sports afternoons off? More fool you. Fridays, no argument.Snowboarding (AT) and hiking develops qualities that the military (were) "are" looking for plus ties in with the above para.If you don't think you deserve a discount over a student then fine.


You are a credit to the forces, demanding free discounts for your hero status. Wear your uniform round Tesco's as well do you? (Given for the good and benefit...oh that old chestnut chortle chortle.)

Also, given a few of my friends are student nurses at University, literally providing life giving care in placements in the NHS your comments about students are not only misinformed, they are embarassing for you.

I also see you refuse to accept how incentives work so I think we are done here.
Edited by: "stevenfeeney" 13th Apr
stevenfeeney10 h, 23 m ago

You are a credit to the forces, demanding free discounts for your hero …You are a credit to the forces, demanding free discounts for your hero status. Wear your uniform round Tesco's as well do you? (Given for the good and benefit...oh that old chestnut chortle chortle.) Also, given a few of my friends are student nurses at University, literally providing life giving care in placements in the NHS your comments about students are not only misinformed, they are embarassing for you. I also see you refuse to accept how incentives work so I think we are done here.


Yes you're an arse.

Where did I say I demand anything? Where did I mention anything about hero or not?

Clearly you didn't read my whole post then regarding students.
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