Discover the PERKS of being a military family!


Military Wife, Mom & secretly obsessed with hotels. As you read, I hope that you are able to feel confident that you can live the lifestyle you want while in the military!

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Free Cruise for Military Members

Free cruise for military members sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Let me introduce you to Margaritaville at Sea’s “Hero’s Sail Free” program. You’ll be able to enjoy all the amenities of a traditional cruise like free food & live entertainment on your way to luxurious destinations in the U.S., Mexico & the Caribbean.

Couple enjoying Free Cruise for Military Members


Hero’s including Servicemembers past & present, Active Duty, Guard or Reserve qualify to sail on unlimited Margaritaville cruises in 2024. Your eligibility is verified thru GovX. GovX is a marketplace for servicemembers, first responders, medical professionals & teachers to shop name brand merchandise for far less. You can shop for anything from apparel to event tickets & travel. They also offer verification services so when you come a crossed a military discount at your favorite online store, you might sign in thru GovX to claim your discount. This is also how you are going to claim your cruise discount.

Steps to Book Free Cruise

Create a GovX account

Select “Travel” on the menu

Then “Cruises & Tours”

Shows the button highlighting cruises & tours

Click “Margaritaville at Sea”

Shows the available cruise and tour discounts with GovX including the Margaritaville at sea's free cruise for military members

Select “Hero’s Sail Free, First & Always”

Select Save up to 100% to get the free cruise for military members

Then choose your Cruise Dates, Locations & Room

Shows a calendar with the dates and associated cruise fares of free cruise for military members

Enter Cruise Passenger Info & Checkout

Shows the itemized expenses of the Free Cruise for military members costs including the Cruise fare, taxes, fees & port expenses.


The destinations available for the free cruises for military are Grand Bahamas, Cozumel & Progreso Mexico and Key West, Florida. The cruise itineraries range from two to five days. All of the cruises depart from the port of Tampa Bay or Palm Beach Florida. There’s also an option to stay in the Bahamas for several days and then cruise back to Florida.

Other Important things to know

The free cruise for military members covers the cruise fare, it doesn’t cover taxes, fees or port expenses. These fees range in price depending on the location you’re traveling to and the length of your cruise. The free cruise fare will save you between $99-$1,200. Margaritaville at Sea also has a frequent promotion for no cruise fare for the 3rd & 4th passengers. This deal would be great for a family or group of friends.

You will enjoy all of the typical cruise amenities onboard the Margaritaville at sea like live entertainment, select drinks, supervised kids programs & all the food (excludes specialty dining). As an additional benefit of the Hero’s Sail Free program, you’ll also receive priority boarding, debarkation and welcome drinks.

Margaritaville at Sea also offers the opportunity to book excursions directly with them during the check out process. If swimming with turtles, pigs or dolphins is on your bucket list, you aren’t going to want to miss these excursions. There are also upgrades available including drinks, specialty dining or the spa.

Don’t forget to use your points and military perks on your way to Florida.

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