Military Appreciation & Cruise Deals


Everybody has the best vacation on a Carnival cruise… and that’s extra-true for service members. We think it’s so important to recognize the dedication of U.S. and Canadian military members and veterans, so we do it all cruise long! That’s probably why Carnival sails more active and retired armed forces members than any other cruise line!


a group of military guests pose for a photo on stage with the american flag in the background

Military Appreciation Day

We’re scheduling this day-long celebration on every Carnival cruise because it’s just that important to us! For one thing, there’s a special gathering where we honor the courage and commitment made by soldiers. (And their families!) Then comes the traditional Veterans Meet and Greet, pus there’s also the Veterans’ Table during tea time. On longer sailings, everyone will know when it’s Military Appreciation Day because of the large stars-and-stripes displayed all day in the atrium.
a man and a woman enjoy drinks at a bar with military-themed décor

Heroes Tribute Bar & Lounge

On our newest ships, there’s a spot where anyone can gather in recognition of military heroes. This lounge is a welcoming place to enjoy a drink and raise your glass high! Plus, buy a souvenir pint glass to take home and we’ll donate $1 to Operation Homefront.
beer glass filed with beer sitting on wooden counter with american flag in the background

Heroes American Pale Ale

Born and brewed on board, this exclusive beer starts with Veterans Blend Hops and finishes with tropical flavors like refreshing citrus. We’re all for quenching veteran thirst, but everyone’s welcome to raise a glass in support of heroes, with a dollar going to Operation Homefront per pint.

Free Cruise Sweepstakes

Every month, one military member wins a free cruise! Entering is easy too — just swipe your Sail & Sign card at the Military Appreciation Gathering and you and a guest could be back at sea before you know it.


Yerandys Martell-Carrasco

"In my position, I invariably strive to create a positive work environment to maximize results and outcomes between my peers and business partners.
Sergeant, US Marine Corp – 4 years of service
Carnival’s Manager, Port Security

Vera Lannek

"My time in the Navy certainly prepared me well for Carnival's enterprising, energetic and international environment."
Lieutenant, US Navy – 6 years of service
Carnival’s Sr Director, Strategic Sourcing


"I am proud to have served my country and now I’m proud to be having FUN as part of the Carnival Team!"
Captain, US Army Reserves – 11 years of service
Carnival’s Senior Manager, Security Policy
Does all this sound like your kind of R&R?