Service Dog Earns Top Status On Carnival

Carnival Cruise Line has a unique new member joining the top ranks of its loyalty club – a retired U.S. Army service dog named Sarge.

While sailing on Carnival Celebration last week, Sarge reached Diamond status of the Very Important Fun Person (VIFP) Club – though in this case, the “P” could also stand for “pooch.”

Service Dog Earns Top Status

The 14-year-old Belgian Malinois just completed his 55th cruise and was honored during Carnival Celebration’s Platinum and Diamond loyalty event, for spending more than 200 nights at sea.

“What could be more fun than celebrating a beloved four-legged friend as a Diamond cruiser?” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We’re proud to celebrate and support veterans at Carnival, as the cruise line that carries the most service members, and I’m delighted to count Sarge among them.”

Sarge spent most of his life serving in the military, and now lives and travels with his owner, Justin Marcum, Sr., who is also a Diamond member of Carnival’s VIFP Club.

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Carnival’s VIFP Club offers a variety of exciting benefits and perks to the line’s most loyal guests. Members have access to a special web portal, where enjoy members-only specials, promotions and other offers.

For additional information on Carnival Cruise Line and to book a cruise vacation, call 1-800-CARNIVAL, visit, or contact your favorite travel advisor or online travel site.

John Shallo
John Shallo
John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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