Carnival Stockholder Discounts

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#1
Sunnyvale, CA
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Yo-

How many shares of CCL - Carnival stock - do you have to have to receive discounts or perks on Carnival cruises?

What are the perks and/or discounts?

Does it apply only to Carnival ships - or also to the other companies that they own?

TIA-

Mike
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#2
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You have to own at least 100 shares of stock. You get $100 shipboard credit on every Carnival cruise you take. We've sent them e-mails asking about getting it on Princess cruises and they never answered. You might want to call Carnival direct and ask what to do and where to sent your information...Dennis
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#3
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Originally posted by bigmike7
How many shares of CCL - Carnival stock - do you have to have to receive discounts or perks on Carnival cruises?

What are the perks and/or discounts?

Does it apply only to Carnival ships - or also to the other companies that they own?
Well Mike, when you buy stock in Carnival (NYSE - CCL), you are buying stock in Carnival Corporation, not Carnival Cruise Lines. In order to get anything from the company, you must own a minimum of 100 shares ($5,239.00 based on the 11/7 closing price). After you purchase those 100 shares, the corporation offers an on board credit. The amount is based on the length of your cruise ranging from $50.00 to $250.00. The on board credit is available on every cruise line that Carnival corporation owns which includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, Windstar Cruises, AIDA Costa Cruises, Cunard Line, P&O Cruises, Ocean Village, Swan Hellenic, and P&O Cruises Australia.

Don't buy stock for the little incentive it will give you but rather for the long term investment.
#4
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The latest info:

Carnival Corporation & plc is please to extend the following benefit for stockholders:

Onboard credit per stateroom on sailings of 14 days or longer - $250
Onboard credit per stateroom on sailings of 7 to 13 days - $100
Onboard credit per stateroom on sailings of 6 days or less - $50

This benefit is applicable on sailings through July 31, 2006 aboard the brands listed below. Certain restrictions apply.
This benefit is available to shareholders holding a minimum of 100 shares of Carnival Corporation or Carnival plc. Employees, travel agents cruising at travel agent rates, tour conductors, or anyone cruising on a reduced-rate or complimentary basis are excluded from this offer. This benefit is not transferable, not combinable with any other shipboard offer anc cannot be used for casino credits/charges and gratuties charged to your onbard account. Only one onbard credit per shareholder occupied stateroom. Reservations must be made by February 28, 2006.
Please provide your name, reservation number, ship and sailing date, along with proof of ownership of Carnival Corporation or Carnival plc shares (i.e., photcopy of shareholder proxy card, shares certificate or a current brokerage or nominee statement) and the inital deposit to your travel agent or to the cruise line you have selected.

North American Brands:
Carnival
Princess
Holland America / Windstar
Cunard* / Seabourn

UK Brands:
P & O
Ocean Village
Swan Hellenic
Cunard*

Continential European Brands
Costa Cruises*
Aida Das Clubschiff

Australian Brand
P & O cruises Australia

*The onboard credit for Cunard and Costa Cruises is determined based on the operational currency onboard the vessel.
#5
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I just mail my info last Friday. Just waiting to hear back from them. I imagine they are quite busy from the clean-up from the last hurricane, so it may take awhile!!
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#7
Sunnyvale, CA
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Yo-

Thanks for the information-

We own 120 shares of CCL - so it looks as if we qualify-

btw - bought the shares 'cause it looks like a good investment in a good company - and the credits are just a bonus to us-

Happy Cruisin'

Mike
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#8
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I looked at the Carnival site and Invester's relations dept. I couldn't find anything? Has anyone actually rec'v this?
#9
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Originally posted by djsmeenge
I looked at the Carnival site and Invester's relations dept. I couldn't find anything? Has anyone actually rec'v this?
Go to the Carnival Corporate site follow the link a couple of posts up, then click on the annual reports link (right side middle menu bar).
#12
South Carolina
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Originally posted by jcanino
Don't buy stock for the little incentive it will give you but rather for the long term investment.
It has been a great long term investment - I purchased the stock for about $17.25 per share (right after 9/11/01). It has paid dividends, onboard credits, and climbed to over $52 per share (Nice 200% growth).

Ironically, the cruise industry has weathered the travel slump after 9/11, SARS, Hurricanes, mergers, etc. Seems to only be getting more popular... IMHO - However, popularity and profitablitity are not the same thing.
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#13
Houston, TX
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Just be forewarned: Sometimes the benefit is not consistently honored if you have another credit to your shipboard account.

For example, Princess does not apparently allow you to use both a onboard booking future cruise credit in combination with the shareholder credit.
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Mich
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Joined Aug 2003
Once you submit your info for the credit, how long does it take and how do they notify you!!
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#17
Mich
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Joined Aug 2003
Thanks Terry
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  • Paradise--- W. Caribbean 1/28/01
  • Paradise--- W. Caribbean 2/10/02
  • Spirit ------ Hawaii 9/24/03
  • Legend-----S. Caribbean 1/24/04
  • Valor------- W. Caribbean 1/9/05
  • Liberty----- E. Caribbean 1/7/06
  • Legend ---- S. Caribbean 1/27/07
  • Miracle ---- S. Caribbean 2/27/08
  • Century---- Cozumel 3/11/10
  • Miracle ---- S. Caribbean 2/23/11
  • Freedom--- E. Caribbean 2/23/13
  • Freedom--- E. Caribbean 2/22/14
  • Conquest-- S. Caribbean 2/21/15
  • Conquest-- S. Caribbean 2/20/16 --- B2B
  • Conquest-- W. Caribbean 2/28/16

My Cruise Countdown | I'm sailing to the Caribbean on 02/20/2016 aboard the Carnival Conquest with my Honey!



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#20
Near Big Red Lighthouse
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Joined Jul 2004
Thank you; I faxed them today. I called the CCL Shareholder info line, and she said to fax would be fine. I'll let you know if it works. Thanks