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Old November 23rd, 2011, 04:38 PM
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They now want two weeks instead of one. I send my forms in 12 days before the cruise and it was taken care of in 8 days. Perhaps they have reduced their office workforce. Just a warning not to cut things too close.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 04:54 PM
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I usually send the infor right after I make final payment.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 04:59 PM
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Thanks for the warning; everyone I know sends them in at final payment or before, i.e., long before the cruise.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 08:21 PM
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A couple of personal experiences...

First cruise after purchasing shares of CCL, no problems at all. I sent it in, and Liza responded and it was there when I boarded.

On a cruise last year, I sent in the paperwork for the shareholder OBC, and never heard back from them. I sent a couple of emails and asked my TA to contact as well. The TA heard back that it was applied, but they never responded to me. I get onboard, and the OBC is not there. It took 4 days of conversations and me getting a current copy of my statement showing the ownership, but I got it applied while on the cruise.

We have an upcoming cruise on the Grand, which I paid in full in April. I sent in my information for the shareholder OBC and got a confirmation email the next day that it had been applied to my account. Now, with the cruise upcoming in 3 weeks I sent another email asking for verification that the OBC was still there and have not heard back... I'm taking my documentation with me this time instead of having to use internet minutes and print charges to get it confirmed...

This would be so much easier if they would add it to your OBC that shows up in your personalizer. I don't know why they don't do that.

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Old November 23rd, 2011, 10:21 PM
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Sent my request in on 10/22, then resubmitted 11/10 per my TA's recommendation. Received confirmation yesterday 11/22.

This is the first time it has taken that long. Prior confirmations from Liza were within a week.
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How does this work? Maybe I want to buy some Princess stock?
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 11:45 PM
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Its Carnival Stock - CCL - you get a credit if you own 100 shares - benefit ranges from $50 to $250 depending on length of cruise. I have lost $1000 on stock so far but have had almost that much in credits so its almost a wash.
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How does this work? Maybe I want to buy some Princess stock?
You get the OBC on Princess and all the other cruise lines owned by Carnival Corp. These include Carnival, HAL, Cunard, Costa and others. Here is the link to the Carnival Corp web page that explains it.


http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External...xUeXBlPTM=&t=1
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Old November 24th, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Its Carnival Stock - CCL - you get a credit if you own 100 shares - benefit ranges from $50 to $250 depending on length of cruise. I have lost $1000 on stock so far but have had almost that much in credits so its almost a wash.
Don't forget it pays a dividend also which helps offset some of the losses.
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How does this work? Maybe I want to buy some Princess stock?
It's not Princess stock. Princess is owned by Carnival Corporation & Plc, a holding company (not Carnival Cruise Lines) that owns a number of cruise lines, including Princess, HAL, Seabourne, Cunard, Carnival, etc. Here's a link to the information about the OBC and how to get it: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External...F8VHlwZT0z&t=1
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Sorry for being dense but is that stock symbol cuk or ccl?
I'm a little confused.
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Old November 25th, 2011, 03:42 AM
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As with a lot of stocks, the price of Carnival Corp. shares are down again, flirting with $30 a share. I figure I'm in it for many more years, so the price doesn't really worry me--though it did feel good when it was trading higher than I paid for my shares.
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Sorry for being dense but is that stock symbol cuk or ccl?
I'm a little confused.
CCL is the ticket for Carnival Corp and the NYSE
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We managed to buy at a high but still feel it is a great deal. It is not like we will be selling soon and the dividends and OBCs are good.
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Send my information in as soon as we book a cruise. No need to wait until the last second. One less thing to worry about.
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A couple of personal experiences...

First cruise after purchasing shares of CCL, no problems at all. I sent it in, and Liza responded and it was there when I boarded.

On a cruise last year, I sent in the paperwork for the shareholder OBC, and never heard back from them. I sent a couple of emails and asked my TA to contact as well. The TA heard back that it was applied, but they never responded to me. I get onboard, and the OBC is not there. It took 4 days of conversations and me getting a current copy of my statement showing the ownership, but I got it applied while on the cruise.

We have an upcoming cruise on the Grand, which I paid in full in April. I sent in my information for the shareholder OBC and got a confirmation email the next day that it had been applied to my account. Now, with the cruise upcoming in 3 weeks I sent another email asking for verification that the OBC was still there and have not heard back... I'm taking my documentation with me this time instead of having to use internet minutes and print charges to get it confirmed...

This would be so much easier if they would add it to your OBC that shows up in your personalizer. I don't know why they don't do that.

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On my Personaliser, the OBC is shown on the Balance/Statement page.
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On my Personaliser, the OBC is shown on the Balance/Statement page.
Hansi, could you pinpoint where exactly did you find this OBC info? Is it in Princess Captian's Circle login, under the "Circle Savings"? I could see my account summary containing the future cruise deposit info and the OBC related to that here. Can't see shoreholder's benefit OBC yet.
Using the Cruise Persolizer, I could not see any OBC info at all. Just travel summary, booked shore excursions and luggage tags. Thanks.
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Hansi, could you pinpoint where exactly did you find this OBC info? Is it in Princess Captian's Circle login, under the "Circle Savings"? I could see my account summary containing the future cruise deposit info and the OBC related to that here. Can't see shoreholder's benefit OBC yet.
Using the Cruise Persolizer, I could not see any OBC info at all. Just travel summary, booked shore excursions and luggage tags. Thanks.
If you booked through a TA, you will not have a Balance/Statement section on your Personalizer. I don't beleive any OBC is documented in your Personalizer if you have booked through a TA.
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If you booked through a TA, you will not have a Balance/Statement section on your Personalizer. I don't beleive any OBC is documented in your Personalizer if you have booked through a TA.
It does not show up anywhere in my personalizer, and I did book through a TA and perhaps that is why, but why is that? It shows my FCC's and I booked through a TA to use those, why not display the shareholder credit, I didn't purchase that through the TA?
Anyway, I learned my lesson, as mentioned previously in this thread, I will take my confirmation email from Princess about the credit being added, as well as a current statement from my broker. No messing around this time.... They should display it in the personalizer though, no reason not to.

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