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 hosted events and Carnival hosted veteran 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 7th 2020)
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.
PHC will fund 2 travelers.
Category 2. CLOSED PHR who will be traveling with a caregiver or spouse.
PHC will fund 2 travelers. MAX number of applications have been received.
Category 3. CLOSED PHR traveling with a spouse and 1 or 2 children (under 10 years) who cannot be left ashore, sharing 1 cabin.
PHC will fund the family. MAX number of applications have been received.
Category 4. CLOSED Single PHR able to travel solo and will bunk with another PHR.
PHC 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, etc. Will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Category 6. CLOSED TEAM LEADERS: PHR who has sailed on a previous Purple Heart Cruise. ONLY 2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE!
PHR CAN expect to work with specific duties and responsibilities.
PHC will fund the PHR and spouse.
*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, alumni, friends and supporters are welcomed to sail with us at special group rates.
'Contact Us' if you have any questions.
For our Combat-wounded
Purple Heart Cruise
APPLICATION PAGE IS CLOSED!
Only applicants from 2020 being considered for our 2021 Cruise!