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Cruise on Princess and Support Veterans and our Troops

Princess Cruises has announced a special four night cruise in November, 2013 that will help raise money for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Inc. and Operation Homefront Inc.  The Veterans Memorial Fund Inc. preserves the legacy of fallen soldiers from the Vietnam War.  Operation Homefont Inc. provides emergency financial support to families of veterans and wounded soldiers.

The cruise will take place on the Caribbean Princess and will leave out of Galveston, TX on November 5, 2013 and will make one stop in Progreso, Mexico.  A portion of each cruise fare, ranging from $100-$300 per person based on stateroom category, will go to these two non-profit charities.

The portion of the cruise fare that will be donated to charity is tax deductible.  Princess will provide a written acknowledgement of the contribution for tax records.  The portion of each fare that will be donated is as follows: Suites $300, Mini-Suites $250, Balcony $200, Oceanview $150, and Interior staterooms $100 per passenger.

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The president and CEO of Princess Cruises, Alan Buckelew, is a Vietnam veteran.  His goal is to raise $1 million for these two organizations and has committed his support for the U.S. Armed Forces.

All active and retired military personnel will also receive $50 in onboard credit.  Princess offers veterans and members of our military up to $250 in onboard credit on all sailings through their Military Cruise Benefit Program.

Cruise Highlights

  • Guest lecturers
  • Cruise Deck walkabout for veterans
  • Stars and Stripes Sailaway
  • Service branch get-togethers to celebrate those who have, and are, serving our country.
  • Film festivals

Cabins for this special veterans cruise start at $604 per person for an inside stateroom.

This cruise not only gives you the opportunity for a great vacation, but also a way to give back to those who have given their lives for our freedom.

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