The Military Cruise Benefit Program Can Send You on the Cruise of Your Dreams

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If you've always wanted to embark on an Asia cruise to get a dose of China's exotic culture or a European cruise to see the splendors of London, there's surely a Princess Cruise package that fits within your budget, especially if you're a service member.

Princess Cruises is dedicated to providing special discounts to those who have served our country, meaning you won't have to worry about breaking the bank if you qualify. The Military Cruise Benefit Program can give you the opportunity to book a Europe cruise or a vacation to a region you've always dreamt of visiting.


In order to qualify for the Military Personal Benefit Program, you must have served in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard or Reserves or the Canadian National Defense Forces. The program is also open to British Army, Royal Marines, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force or Reserves. Active and retired members of these services are also eligible to apply.

Those who want to apply for the Military Personal Benefit Program can do so by printing out the request form on the Princess Cruises website. Individuals must also be able to provide proof that they have served or are active members of one of these forces. Once your request is approved, you can embark on the world cruise you've been saving for.


Before you fill out your application for the Military Personal Benefit Program, you might want to consider the restrictions in place. The offer is non-transferable and your application must be received 14 days prior to the departure date of your chosen cruise. You cannot combine the program benefits with casino credits, but it's possible to combine them with on board credits. However, many of these restrictions are easy to abide by, and a Princess Cruise representative is always willing to speak to you if you have any questions.

Onboard credits

Onboard credits can help former and current military members sail on the ideal cruise without having to worry about their expenses. Those who receive approval will get a $50 credit for a cruise lasting six days or less. For a trip scheduled for 7-13 days, a credit of $100 will be applied. Service members traveling for more than two weeks get a $250 credit.

If you've always wanted to experience the luxury of traveling on a cruise, there's no better way to do so than on a Princess cruise.