Q. Do you offer military benefits?

Yes, military benefits are applicable to UK citizens only.

We are pleased to offer on board spending money to:

  • Current serving personnel
  • Veterans
  • Reservists
  • MOD Civil servants
  • NATO personnel in the UK


for the following service divisions:

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


Military Promotions are not combinable with certain promotional fares including, Early Savers, Savers, On board booking, Thank You For Cruising promotions, Ship Visit, Tesco voucher bookings and partnership benefits, if you have any queries on combinability, please call our Customer Contact Centre.

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.

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 On Board 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 is applicable for the 1st and 2nd passengers in a cabin only and depends on the grade of cabin booked and the duration of the cruise: 


Nights Sea View / Inside Balcony Suite


£10 £15 £20
7-13 £20 £30 £40
14-21 £50 £65 £75
22+ £75 £90 £100


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.


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