As Americans prepare to mark Memorial Day, Carnival Cruise Line is showing gratitude to current and retired military service members with a special offer running now through the end of May.

Beginning today, in addition to up to 40 percent off cruise rates, active military service personnel and veterans can book a future cruise vacation with a reduced deposit and receive a special military bonus of up to $100 onboard credit per stateroom.

Carnival, already the cruise line carrying the most active and retired service members, is proud to recognize military service throughout the year with a Military Appreciation Gathering on every cruise. In addition, Carnival honors veterans with special military tribute lounges on Carnival Panorama, Carnival Radiance and Mardi Gras.

Carnival is also a proud partner of Operation Homefront, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families so that they can thrive in the communities they have worked hard to protect.

To receive the offer, active and retired military members should select “Military Rate” while booking and then follow the provided instructions for submitting eligibility documentation to qualify. Military guests may also book up to two additional cabins on the same cruise under the special offer, which runs through May 31.

For more details on the offer, click here.

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