Carnival Cruise Line Hosts Special Tribute For Military Women

Carnival Cruise Line hosted a special tribute for women in the military aboard Carnival Conquest today in Miami.

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To celebrate Miami’s first-ever Fleet Week and kick off Mother’s Day weekend, Carnival Cruise Line saluted over 150 women in the military aboard Carnival Conquest today.

During the program, U.S. Naval Academy graduate Vera Lannek, VP of strategic sourcing for Carnival Corporation, shared gratitude for the impact of the women’s military service. Carnival Conquest Cruise Director Stjepan Neral led recognition of the military branches, where military personnel across each branch were individually gifted a commemorative challenge coin by Carnival. The program also included special recognition for military teams that assist in rescues at sea.

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(Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

“As America’s cruise line, we carry more active military members and veterans than any other cruise line, so it’s our honor to host this special salute to military women as part of Fleet Week in Miami, where we’re headquartered and sail five of our beautiful ships,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We want all members of the military to know that we greatly appreciate their service and their sacrifice.”

Fleet Week is an annual tradition that honors the many contributions made by the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Fleet Week Miami, which began May 5th and continues through May 12th, is providing a series of community outreach opportunities and events, including concerts by Navy and Marine Corps bands, guided ship tours, ceremonies, and tributes to service members.

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(Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

On each cruise, Carnival honors the military with a military appreciation gathering. In 2023, Carnival hosted over 1,500 military gatherings attended by tens of thousands of guests across the fleet.


Have you ever been a part of Fleet Week festivities? If you sail with Carnival, do you usually attend the military appreciation gathering? Drop us an anchor below and let us know!

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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