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  • On Jan 14, 2024
    Vicki from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is a widow of retired military personnel eligible to receive the military rate for a disney cruise? I currently have a military ID that shows retired-DEC

    Welcome to planDisney, Vicki. First, I'd like to thank your family for your service to our country. I appreciate my freedom, like being able to set sail with Disney Cruise Line, thanks to families like yours. 

    There is information on special fares for members of the military, which is important to note as you book a cruise and wish to take advantage of these offers. With all of the detailed information, I did not see anything specific to your question regarding qualification as a widow. According to Crew Members, if your spouse was part of the U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Space Force, Public Health Service, National Guard or Military Reserves and classified as "active deceased" or "retired deceased," you should qualify for these offers as a widow with your military identification. Widows of personnel from the Department of Defense do not qualify for these fares. So the answer to your question is: it depends.

    The Crew Member I spoke with said the best advice is to call Disney Cruise Line and speak with an agent who can advise you about which itineraries have a military discount and what is needed to qualify for these offers. The specialists in the Contact Center can ask all the questions to get you the information you need.

    I have a friend in the military whom I met on a Disney Cruise. I am thankful for these special offers as they led to one of my most treasured friendships.

    Happy Cruising!
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