Carnival Australia has introduced a new program onboard its fleet to pay tribute to serving and former members of the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces.

Under the program, all Defence Force personnel including discharged and retired servicemen will receive an onboard credit of up to $250 when booking a cruise with P&O Cruises Australia, Princess Cruises or Cunard.

The program is eligible to all three branches of the Defence Force, including the Royal Australian Navy, Air Force and Army.

Carnival Australia Senior Vice President Jenny Lourey said the company was extremely proud to introduce the program.

“We think it’s a great way of acknowledging the men and women who give so much for their countries,” Ms Lourey said.

To receive the benefit, servicemen simply need to provide documentation at the time of booking, demonstrating their service in the Australian or New Zealand Defence Force.