Free Cruise Tickets Available for Veterans and Active-Duty Military on This Upgraded Ship

A cruise ship is docked in Freeport, Bahamas
A cruise ship is moored in the Port of Freeport City in the Bahamas.

Veterans and active-duty troops can sail on a free three-day, two-night cruise aboard Margaritaville at Sea is a 1,680-passenger cruise ship that first started sailing in 2022.

The cruise line -- which sails from the Port of Palm Beach, Florida, to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -- features country music star Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville-themed shows and amenities, and the "iconic Margaritaville lifestyle," according to the ship's website.

In its "Heroes Sail Free" program, veterans, active-duty troops, first responders and educators who are verified through the GovX ID system can get free passage on two-night sailings through April 29, 2024.

The ship is owned by the former Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and Margaritaville Enterprises. It previously sailed as the Grand Classica through Bahama Paradise.

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Only those verified through the platform get free tickets. This offer is available for inside or ocean view staterooms, is not valid for single travelers, and applies to one qualifying member per stateroom.

Interested users can book on the ship's website.

The freebie may carry blackout dates, and the website states that additional dates can be added at any time. Passengers on free tickets will need to pay fees and taxes, and the tickets are non-transferable. Qualified passengers can take one free cruise a year, the website says.

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