MIAMI (April 28, 2008) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ In honor of Memorial Day, Carnival Cruise Lines is offering active and retired military personnel an opportunity to book up to three Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fun ShipÃ¢â‚¬Â staterooms for themselves and their friends and family members at special discounted rates.
The new Ã¢â‚¬Å“Carnival Salutes Our TroopsÃ¢â‚¬Â promotion is available in conjunction with a wide variety of three- to 12-day Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fun ShipÃ¢â‚¬Â voyages to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii and Europe, departing between now and Dec. 31, 2009, from 20 different departure points. Reservations must be made between May 1-31, 2008, to qualify.
Military personnel and their friends and families can take advantage of the following special rates: $219 per person for three-day cruises to the Bahamas and Baja Mexico; $229 per person for four-day cruises to the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico; $279 per person for five-day cruises to the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Mexico; $479 per person for seven-day cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska; and $829 per person for 12-day cruises to Hawaii and Europe.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The new Ã¢â‚¬ËœCarnival Salutes Our TroopsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ promotion is our way of recognizing the tremendous efforts of the brave men and women who serve in our armed forces,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO.
The promotion is valid for individual bookings only, capacity controlled and not applicable with any other discount offer. Military personnel must provide proof of service during the reservations process to be eligible for the special rates. Certain other restrictions apply.
Carnival is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 22 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fun ShipsÃ¢â‚¬Â operating three- to 18-day voyages to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe, and South America.
The line currently has three new ships scheduled for delivery between now and 2011. The first of those, the 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor, is scheduled to enter service in Europe July 2, 2008.
For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.