To honor and give thanks to the courageous men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, Princess Cruises is launching its first fundraising sailing which is expected to generate $1 million to be shared with two charities committed to U.S. veterans — Operation Homefront Inc. and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Inc. President and CEO Alan Buckelew, a Vietnam veteran himself, will be on board to host the cruise.
This 4-day Western Caribbean cruise from Houston, Texas departing November 5, 2013 will offer passengers the opportunity to honor both those who have served in the military, as well as active duty military personnel. We all know someone – whether it's a friend, a family member or neighbor - who has served or who is currently serving in the military. This is our chance to support their efforts, and it's as easy as taking a cruise to the Caribbean. Princess Cruises is dedicated to matching every dollar donated, up to $500,000.
A portion of every cruise fare ranging from $100 to $300 per person, depending on stateroom category, will be evenly donated on your behalf to the two Section 501(c)(3) exempt public charities and is tax deductible. If you join us, Princess Cruises will provide you with a written acknowledgment of your charitable contribution for your tax records. Don't hesitate for your chance to join this very special opportunity - book now.
As part of our ongoing Military Cruise Benefit Program, active and retired military personnel choosing to book this cruise will receive a $50 onboard credit.
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President and CEO Alan Buckelew will be joined by special guests Admiral Mullen, former Army Chief of Staff General George Casey (Ret.), former Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz (Ret.), and former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead (Ret.), who will each host military branch gatherings throughout the voyage. General James and Mrs. Conway (ret. Commandant USMC) and Major General Suzanne "Zan" Vautrinot (ret Maj. General USAF) will also be joining us. The senior officers’ wives, Deborah Mullen, Sheila Casey, Suzie Schwartz and Ellen Roughead will take part in a panel discussion centered on the lives of military families and the changing roles and challenges of spouses before, during and after deployment.
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