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Carnival Cruise.

Post by par4 » 31 Jul 2017 14:51

I am about to book a cruise on Princess lines and have discovered if I own Carnival Corp I will receive $150.00 Us Ship board credit. I am thinking of buying 100 shares of CCL because I like the stock anyway. How long do you have to have held the stock??? :)

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Post by BRIAN5000 » 31 Jul 2017 15:07

par4 wrote:
31 Jul 2017 14:51
I am about to book a cruise on Princess lines and have discovered if I own Carnival Corp I will receive $150.00 Us Ship board credit. I am thinking of buying 100 shares of CCL because I like the stock anyway. How long do you have to have held the stock??? :)
If I remember correctly and that's a stretch you have to have it registered in your own name?
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Post by SQRT » 31 Jul 2017 15:56

I like the stock way better than the cruise I took on Carnival. Was a while ago though. All I remember is poorly dressed obese people lineing up for hamburgers and ice cream every day at 4 PM.

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Post by AltaRed » 31 Jul 2017 16:56

I don't like any of the big cruise ships. Much rather be on the boutique cruises that are bit more adventursome and where you get to know people a bit.
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Post by Koogie » 01 Aug 2017 10:36

The working classes, eh.. tsk tsk
Buy very little, sell even less.

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Post by kcowan » 01 Aug 2017 11:01

We have taken Celebrity, Princess and Holland America but prefer the VBT and OAT cruises on the rivers. The 38 passenger Adriatic cruise was the most memorable.
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Post by AltaRed » 01 Aug 2017 12:24

We were with Windstar Cruises (Star Pride) for our Costa Rica/Panama eco-adventure trip this past February. Lovely with only 200 people. That is as big a ship as I care to be on. We continue to be open to a range of such vessels of that size, and smaller.
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Post by pmj » 01 Aug 2017 13:42

We took a Rhine-Danube cruise with CroisiEurope last year. The first cruise we've ever taken. Very enjoyable, not expensive / no conspicuous over-consumption! I think it was 180 berths.
We travelled as individuals, although I think that most passengers were in travel-agent parties. Probably 2/3rds were from France (maybe Belgium?).
It was difficult to book from Canada cos the website geo-locates you and redirects you to the US site. I have past experience of French agencies over-charging North Americans / hiding cheaper options, and I was determined to avoid that risk. I booked through another French travel agent and got a fair price.
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Post by 2 yen » 01 Aug 2017 15:44

Koogie wrote:
01 Aug 2017 10:36
The working classes, eh.. tsk tsk
Nothing like a cruise ship to bring out class warfare.

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Post by stocksup » 02 Aug 2017 09:05

We have taken several cruises with Princess and have no complaints about our experience. I always by 100 shares of Carnival and sell the shares within minutes or days. The confirmation of your purchase is then faxed along with their shareholders benefit form. Last time I did this I had to call Princess to have the form emailed to me. IIRC the shares need to be owned within 30 days of the cruise.

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Post by par4 » 02 Aug 2017 11:23

Thank you stocksup. Just wanted to know from someone who had the experience. My agent told me I could buy up to 3 days before sailing but I will not chance that and heed your advice.

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