PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO APPLY.

YOU MUST AGREE TO ALL THE PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS OTHERWISE DO NOT APPLY:


CDC AND CARNIVAL COVID REQUIREMENTS: 

Currently, ONLY vaccinated passengers are allowed to cruise. 

PLEASE UNDERSTAND - THIS IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL! 


The Applicant must:

 

*Be vaccinated as per CDC guidance and abide by Carnival requirements.

*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 provide 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)


PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS: 


*You MUST attend and participate in all 'official' or mandatory events on board

*You MUST follow the guidance and direction of PHC Staff and 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 $1500 if you are a NO-SHOW

IF YOU CANNOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS - PLEASE DO NOT APPLY


SELECTION CRITERIA:(review of applications starts March 1st, 2022)


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 different 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.  


Category 3CLOSED PHR traveling with a spouse & 1 or 2 children (under 10 years) who cannot be left ashore, sharing 1 cabin. 

(Children must be vaccinated otherwise they are unable to cruise.)

PHC will fund the family.  


Category 4. OPEN Single PHR traveling solo who will bunk with another solo PHR.

PHC will fund both PHRs.


Category 5CLOSED 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 and participate in most group events. 


'Contact Us' if you have any questions.  











For our Combat-wounded


Are you vaccinated?  If NOT, your application CANNOT be processed. ONLY applications for solo travelers being accepted - contact us!

All other categories are CLOSED!

Purple Heart Cruise 

Call for information

(470) 265-2383


Complete the template, press 'SUBMIT' and within the next 7 days you will receive an email confirmation that your application was received and additional information will be provided at that time.

APPLICATION PAGE IS CLOSED!

 ​All available cabins have been filled.   CLOSED until further notice.