Travel Freebies and Discounts for Healthcare Workers

These hotels and cruise companies are offering discounted travel to healthcare workers.
Beach couple holding hands at sunset (Photo: @TatianaMara via Twenty20
(Photo: @TatianaMara via Twenty20

The influx of travel discounts for health care workers that we saw in late 2020 and into 2021 has passed, but if you know where to look, you can still occasionally find discounts for nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers. Here are a few that were still current at press time.

AmaWaterways Cruise Certificate 

River cruise line AmaWaterways is offering frontline medical workers Future Cruise Certificates that can be used for a buy-one-get-one-free deal when booked with a full-fare paying guest in the same stateroom. There’s also a single-supplement-waived-fee offer. Though the program was originally for 2021 sailings, the cruise line has extended the offer for select sailings into 2024.

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MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises’ Thank You to Our Healthcare Heroes offer gets healthcare workers and their families 10% off any MSC cruise (excluding MSC World Cruises).


Through Caesars Rewards, nurses, medical workers, and hospital employees can get up to 30% off room rates at Caesars’ more than two dozen hotels around the country.

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To qualify for the discount, you’ll need to verify your identity through The discount is good at a number of Las Vegas hotels as well as Caesars properties in New Orleans, Atlantic City, Reno, and elsewhere.

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A traveling parent and longtime travel writer and editor, Christine Sarkis is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of FamilyVacationist. She is the former Executive Editor for TripAdvisor travel magazine, she has spent nearly two decades finding and sharing the best places to go with an audience of enthusiastic travelers. Her stories have appeared on USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Her expert advice has been quoted in dozens of print and online publications including The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and People magazine. She has also shared travel tips on television and radio shows including Good Morning America, Marketplace, Here & Now, Life Kit, and California Now. Her stories have been published in the anthologies Spain from a Backpack and The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008, and she is working on a travel memoir. Christine and her husband first met in Paris, and travel remains a big part of their shared experience. With their two kids in tow, they have piloted a barge down canals in France, befriended llamas in Peru, tended olive trees in Italy, and gone snorkeling with sea turtles in Hawaii. The family lives in California and loves traveling around the state. Their California favorites include Yosemite National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, and the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.