PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO APPLY.
YOU MUST AGREE TO ALL THE PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS OTHERWISE DO NOT APPLY:
The Applicant must:
*Be a US citizen and have a current, unexpired passport
*Have proof of Purple Heart status
*Sign a waiver and a 'participation' and 'hold harmless' agreement
*Submit to a medical screening and release medical records if necessary
*Not have a serious PTSD/TBI condition or any addictive behavior including alcohol, drugs, gambling, etc. - a medical interview will be conducted
*Be ambulatory, able to travel, wheelchairs are OK
*Provide a list of current medications
*Agree to name and photos being used by Purple Heart Cruise, Inc.
*Provide at least 2 service photos and 2 recent photos upon selection
*Provide own transportation to/from Port of departure
*Have a credit card for on board purchases (Carnival requirement)
*You MUST attend and participate in all 'official' or mandatory events on board
*You MUST follow the guidance and direction of your Team Leaders
*You MUST attend all Seminar Classes, Group Dinners, Photo Sessions, PHC and Carnival hosted social events on board.
*Your spouses are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend the Spouses Seminar.
*You WILL reimburse PHC $1000 if you are a NO-SHOW
IF YOU CANNOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS - PLEASE DO NOT APPLY
SELECTION CRITERIA: (process starts after February 1st 2019)
Selection of applicants will be made by a committee of Board Members.
PHC desires applicants from the:
different services - different parts of the country - different categories.
(look on the right side of this page for categories)
So, being the first to apply doesn't guarantee selection - but the first to apply will be the first considered. The application period will CLOSE once PHC receives the maximum number of requests.
These are the categories for applicants:
PHR = Purple Heart Recipient
Category 1. CLOSED PHR who requires an ADA cabin, depends on a caregiver or spouse, and cannot adequately function or travel without one. 2 travelers will be funded.
Category 2. CLOSED PHR who requires necessary and occasional assistance from a caregiver or spouse. 2 travelers will be funded.
Category 3. CLOSED PHR who is Priority 1 or 2 traveling with spouse and 1 or 2 children (under 10 years) who cannot be left ashore, sharing 1 cabin. We will fund the family.
Category 4. CLOSED PHR who is physically self-sufficient and able to travel solo and willing to bunk with another PHR. We will fund both PHRs.
Category 5. CLOSED Non-PHR who suffered injuries due to non-hostile event such as a training accident or an aircraft mishap. Applicants are evaluated on a case by case basis.
Category 6. CLOSED TEAM LEADERS: PHR who has sailed on a previous Purple Heart Cruise. PHR will have specific duties and responsibilities. We will fund the PHR only.
*Duties include serving as a team leader for up to 10 wounded warriors and assisting as necessary on board. Must attend all official, mandatory and optional events.
Please understand, the awarding of cruises is limited to the funding available.
We feel that all Purple Heart Warriors deserve to be acknowledged for their sacrifice no matter the degree of their injury and we regret we cannot fund each request. We applaud those who were fortunate enough to move beyond their pain and suffering to become success stories in their own right.
Extended family members, friends and supporters are welcomed to sail with us at special group rates.
'Contact Us' if you have any questions.
APPLICATION PAGE IS CLOSED!
We have received the maximum number of requests.
For our Combat-wounded
Purple Heart Cruise