Carnival Australia has introduced a new program onboard its fleet to pay tribute to serving and former members of the Australian (ADF) and New Zealand Defence Forces (NZDF).
Under the program, all Defence Force personnel including discharged and retired servicemen will receive an onboard credit of up to $250 when booking a cruise with P&O Cruises Australia, Princess Cruises or Cunard.
The program is eligible to all three branches of the Defence Force, including the Royal Australian Navy, Air Force and Army.
Carnival Australia Senior Vice President Jenny Lourey said the company was extremely proud to introduce the program.
“We think it’s a great way of acknowledging the men and women who give so much for their countries,” Ms Lourey said.
To receive the benefit, servicemen* simply need to provide documentation at the time of booking, demonstrating their service in the Australian or New Zealand Defence Force.
*Available to active AND ex-serving personnel in the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Navy, the New Zealand Army and the Royal New Zealand Air Force who are:
a. Active personnel currently serving by providing their PM KeyS number, Regiment number or Service Number, and
b. Ex-serving personnel, including discharged and retired personnel, by providing relevant documentation which shows evidence of having served in the ADF or NZDF, such as military superannuation/pension statement from the MilitarySuper scheme, the DFRDB scheme, the DFRB scheme, or the DFSS scheme (New Zealand) and/or Certificate of Service.
Once booking has been made through a travel agent, on our website or via our contact centre, the name, booking number, ship and sailing date, with proof of eligibility as outlined above, should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than two weeks prior to sailing.