This week, Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy will have the privilege of enjoying a unique experience only a small number of business executives and community leaders get each year.  She has been invited to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC), the oldest and most prestigious public liaison program in the U.S. Department of Defense. Its mission is to increase public understanding of national defense by enabling American business and community leaders to directly observe and engage with the U.S. military. Participants will be visiting military installations, getting behind the scenes tours and briefings, and developing a greater understanding of the needs of the military and service men and women, and how to support these dedicated public servants.

Carnival Cruise Line has an important connection to the military. The line employs a number of men and women who have served in the U.S. military. On a daily basis, Carnival cooperates closely with the Navy and Coast Guard on marine safety and protection of our oceans.

Carnival also carries more members of the military as guests than any other cruise line and homeports ships in regions that have major military installations and large military and veterans populations such as Charleston, Mobile, Jacksonville, Tampa and Galveston. Each cruise also features a very popular military appreciation ceremony that pays tribute to military guests. And the company has long supported Operation Homefront in numerous ways as the organization works with members of the military and their families to manage the many challenges of a military career.

Carnival Cruise Line is proud to continue this ongoing commitment to our military and the dedicated men and women who work to protect freedom.

Impressions from Duffy’s JCOC experience will be chronicled on Carnival’s social media channels: FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.