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1. In order to receive OBC for Military Service is it necessary to submit proof of Service prior to each sailing, or can you submit at any time for future sailings.

2. How to find my World Club credits and level on the Cunard Web site. Do I just tell my T/A each time I book that I am a member?

 

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I can't help you with your first question although I''m sure there will be some ex military who can. with regard to your second question when you make a booking with your TA when they enter your details the Cunard site will automatically show your world club membership status.

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31 minutes ago, Cruzinram said:

1. In order to receive OBC for Military Service is it necessary to submit proof of Service prior to each sailing, or can you submit at any time for future sailings.

2. How to find my World Club credits and level on the Cunard Web site. Do I just tell my T/A each time I book that I am a member?

 

 

My dad has only had to supply it first time he used it I think. Likewise I get some partner company discount and that gets applied automatically each time I book.

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Can someone tell me if there is a specific form that needs to be used or should we just submit a copy of a DD-214?  Thanks so much in advance.

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Just now, esrs said:

Can someone tell me if there is a specific form that needs to be used or should we just submit a copy of a DD-214?  Thanks so much in advance.

Yes you need the military service credit form. I always receive it after call the Cunard 800 number in the USA to request that the form is sent via email.

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2 minutes ago, Chart Room Princess said:

Yes you need the military service credit form. I always receive it after call the Cunard 800 number in the USA to request that the form is sent via email.

 

Thank you!

 

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Posted (edited)

Since 2012 or so my veteran status has been retained and the onboard credit automatically appears in any pending reservation where my CWC number is given.

 

Link to the military benefit page, including a link to the request form and instructions:

https://www.cunard.com/en-us/military

 

Note that while the web page suggests that the benefit is available to active and retired members, the form includes a checkbox for veterans with an honorable discharge, with minimum service length of 2 years, or six months in a combat zone.

Edited by Underwatr

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Posted (edited)

Once submitted and approved , the Military OBC remains for every cruise after that.

CCL Shareholder OBC must be resubmitted for every cruise.

My CWC info is attached to my Cruise Personalizer I believe by my email address.

Edited by MCC retired

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5 hours ago, MCC retired said:

Once submitted and approved , the Military OBC remains for every cruise after that.

CCL Shareholder OBC must be resubmitted for every cruise.

My CWC info is attached to my Cruise Personalizer I believe by my email address.

Absolutely Correct MCC. 

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On 7/6/2019 at 5:38 PM, Cruzinram said:

1. In order to receive OBC for Military Service is it necessary to submit proof of Service prior to each sailing, or can you submit at any time for future sailings.

2. How to find my World Club credits and level on the Cunard Web site. Do I just tell my T/A each time I book that I am a member?

 

 

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 Hi there, Cruzinram are in the USA or Gt. Britain?

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13 hours ago, luckymal said:

 Hi there, Cruzinram are in the USA or Gt. Britain?

 

I was about to ask the same question.

 

As UK citizens both my wife and I qualify for the 'Military' rates which are well worth having and on our last Cunard 'cruise' these totalled in excess of $1K.

 

And that was before the the $260.00 Carnival Shareholder OBC was applied.

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1 minute ago, Solent Richard said:

And that was before the the $260.00 Carnival Shareholder OBC was applied.

 

I thought the Shareholder OBC was capped at $250?

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3 hours ago, Solent Richard said:

 

I was about to ask the same question.

 

As UK citizens both my wife and I qualify for the 'Military' rates which are well worth having and on our last Cunard 'cruise' these totalled in excess of $1K.

 

And that was before the the $260.00 Carnival Shareholder OBC was applied.

 

Do you actually get a Military Rate in the UK or just OBC like the US ?

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5 hours ago, Solent Richard said:

 

I was about to ask the same question.

 

As UK citizens both my wife and I qualify for the 'Military' rates which are well worth having and on our last Cunard 'cruise' these totalled in excess of $1K.

 

And that was before the the $260.00 Carnival Shareholder OBC was applied.

You are correct North West Newbie. An  early morning typo error.

 

How careless of me. 😀

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1 hour ago, MCC retired said:

 

Do you actually get a Military Rate in the UK or just OBC like the US ?

 

With Cunard and P&O bookings in the UK we get the enhanced OBC.

 

I seem to recall however that when I booked our Carnival Dream cruise back in 2017 I was given an online 'Military' rate.

 

 

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53 minutes ago, Solent Richard said:

 

With Cunard and P&O bookings in the UK we get the enhanced OBC.

 

I seem to recall however that when I booked our Carnival Dream cruise back in 2017 I was given an online 'Military' rate.

 

 

Yes , Carnival occasionaly has a Military Rate on select sailings but it is rarely the best rate currently available to you.

However they do not offer a Military OBC at all.

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Yes, Carnival has an actual military rate rather than military OBC. On my one Carnival booking it was slightly more expensive than another promotional fare.

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7 hours ago, Solent Richard said:

 

As UK citizens both my wife and I qualify for the 'Military' rates which are well worth having and on our last Cunard 'cruise' these totalled in excess of $1K.

 

 

The military OBC rates I've seen are $25pp (2-6 nights),  $50pp (7-13), $125 (14-21) and $200pp (22+ nights) - through the Defence Discount Service.  If you've been able to get in excess of $1K then I think I'm missing out somewhere.  Would you mind letting me know where to access the higher rates.

 

 

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This is the US benefit. Is there different info at the UK version of this page?

 

https://www.cunard.com/en-us/military

 

Cunard is pleased to offer a special military personnel onboard credit program. This program is available to active military, retired military and disabled military veterans with proper identification in the following service divisions: United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard or Reserves, Canadian National Defence, United Kingdom Military Personnel, Royal Australian Navy, Army, Air Force, and Royal New Zealand Navy, Army or Air Force.

Onboard Credit Amount.

Cruise length OBC amount per qualified passenger
6 days or less $50 USD
7 - 13 days $100 USD
14 days or longer $250 USD


Restrictions.

  • This offer is good for the qualified military person only, and does not apply to third/fourth berth passengers
  • This offer is combinable with other Onboard Credit offers
  • This offer is non-transferable
  • This offer cannot be used for casino credits/charges and gratuities
  • This offer is combinable with most cruise fares. Some restrictions apply
  • Applications to receive this benefit must be made no later than 14 days prior to the cruise departure date
  • For any questions regarding this offer, contact (800) 728-6273.


Request form.

To request this benefit, please download and complete the application and submit together with a copy of the required proof of eligibility indicated below. Please ensure that documentation provided has the Social Security Number blacked out and it is not visible.

Submit via e-mail, fax or mail.

Email: militarybenefit@cunard.com
Fax: (661) 753-1394
Mail: 24303 Town Center Drive, Santa Clarita,
CA 91355 U.S.A.

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As with much on the Cunard UK website, any search for military OBC leads to an error page.  

 

However, on Complete Cruise Solutions it comes up with this, which clearly states that the military OBC can only be accessed through the Defence Discount Service, which is how I've done it.   But the maximum shown is $200pp (even for a world cruise) so I'm still puzzled about the earlier reference to "in excess of $1K".

 

Do you offer military benefits?

Yes, military benefits are applicable to UK citizens and those who have served in the US military. 

We are pleased to offer on board spending money to:

  • retired and disabled veterans
  • serving military 

 

for the following service divisions:

  • British Army
  • Royal Navy
  • Royal Air Force
  • Reserves
  • Royal Marines
  • Merchant Navy
  • Home Guard
  • US military

 

Is combinable with Saver Fares, Friends & Family and NET rates. 

As of the 1st March 2018 Military Benefits can only be applied to a booking if you are registered with Defence Discount Service and have a Defence Privilege Card or if the guest has served in the US military.
 

This offer is available to Military guests who are members of the Defence Discount Service (the official MOD discount scheme) and have a Defence Privilege Card. This is a paid for membership, the cost for which is £4.99 for 5 years membership. The offer is available to those that are currently serving in the HM Armed Forces and those that have previously served within the HM Armed Forces. Guests will need to quote their Defence Privilege Card membership number for the Military Onboard Credit to be added to their booking.

In order to apply the Military Benefits you would need to supply your Defence Privilege Card Number to our Customer Contact Centre either directly or via your travel agent, either at the time of booking, or no later than 7 days before departure, along with the promotion code MLT. This will then be noted on your booking. You may also be asked to present your card at the check-in desk on the day of embarkation, so please make sure you have this with you when travelling.

Guests can register through www.defencediscountservice.co.uk . You will be asked for service details and then to get the Defence Privilege Card will need to upload a copy of documentation such as a certificate of discharge or Armed Forces Pension document. Alternatively you can call Defence Discount Services directly on 01509 233446 ( Open Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00) where you can arrange for an application form to be sent out in the post (Option 1) or speak to a member of the DDS Team to arrange (Option 3). 

The amount of on board spending money per person, is applicable for the 1st and 2nd passengers only and depends on the duration of the cruise:

Nights On board spending money
2-6 nights US$25 per person 
7-13 nights US$50 per person
14-21 nights US$125 per person
22 nights+(including world cruise)  US$200 per person

 

 

Please note the latest this benefit can be applied is 7 days before departure and it is not possible to apply the Military benefit once you are on board.

 

Additional Information

 

As of the 1st March 2018 Military Benefits can only be applied to a booking if the passenger/guest is registered with Defence Discount Service and have a Defence Privilege Card.

 

 

 

 

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On 7/8/2019 at 6:07 PM, Tigrou said:

 

The military OBC rates I've seen are $25pp (2-6 nights),  $50pp (7-13), $125 (14-21) and $200pp (22+ nights) - through the Defence Discount Service.  If you've been able to get in excess of $1K then I think I'm missing out somewhere.  Would you mind letting me know where to access the higher rates.

 

 

Good morning Tigrou.

 

Both my wife and I have been registered for the 'Carnival' Military Discount scheme since it's inception which was well before the introduction of 'The Defence Privilege Card', issued by the Defence Discount Service, that I note you allude to in the comment above.

 

Checking my records the  cruise that I referred to was actually booked through one of my travel agents on 21 November 2017 after I had obtained a number of quotes from other agents.

 

Of course the benefits do not always apply as when in December 2016 we sailed to New York in Queens Grill on Queen Mary 2 we received nothing due to the very heavily discounted rate.

 

We do now of course each have the 'Defence Privilege Card' and very happy we are with it. More so my wife who received a mouth watering £3K plus discount on her new SUV last year.

 

By the way, what survive were you in: we were both Royal Navy.

 

 

 

 

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On 7/8/2019 at 4:59 PM, MCC retired said:

Yes , Carnival occasionaly has a Military Rate on select sailings but it is rarely the best rate currently available to you.

However they do not offer a Military OBC at all.

 

Good morning MCC.

 

On that particular booking I was more than happy as it also included their 'Price' guarantee...

 

https://solentrichardscruiseblog.com/2018/02/09/carnival-dream-a-very-pleasant-surprise/

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12 hours ago, Solent Richard said:

We do now of course each have the 'Defence Privilege Card' and very happy we are with it. More so my wife who received a mouth watering £3K plus discount on her new SUV last year.

 

By the way, what survive were you in: we were both Royal Navy.

 

 

Hello Richard

 

The Defence Card is a very handy piece of kit.  After so many years of travelling in the States and being offered regular military discounts, it's good to finally receive a little acknowledgment at home.

 

We were both Royal Air Force.  DH did 23 years, I only did '5 minutes' (his terminology) as I left when we married so I could become a camp follower - he could be posted anywhere, my trade had very limited locations.  Later we both ended up back in the fold as 'civvies', him RAF and me tri-Service, and then both (very briefly) with the Army.

 

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On 7/7/2019 at 3:43 PM, luckymal said:

 Hi there, Cruzinram are in the USA or Gt. Britain?

USA

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