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Old March 30th, 2008, 09:48 AM
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I was told that if you purchase min. 100 shares of RCI stock there are advantages. Anyone know what they are?
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You can get some on board credit for doing it ....
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If you cruise on Celebrity or RCCL enough........the OBC's are like wonderful dividends. Our stock has just about paid for itself. We will keep it till we quit cruising RCCL.

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I wish I had done it years ago. For cruises of 7 nights or more you get 100 obc and for shorter it is 50$. It does add up. But how has the stock been? I would not want to be getting the obc but losing my money invested in the stock? I am sure it has seen its ups and downs, but seems to be doing well these days.
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I was told that if you purchase min. 100 shares of RCI stock there are advantages. Anyone know what they are?
1. OBC
2. Quarterly dividend
3. Possible stock appreciation (or loss)
As an investment, people should do their research before investing to make sure it meets investment objectives.
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If you want to invest in Royal Caribbean, then buy stock! If you just want an OBC, then you're investing for the wrong reason!
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Probably depends on how much you cruise RCCL or Celebrity. Our 100 shares have more than paid for themselves in the last 4 years, but we've taken 4-5 cruises per year. Most of them were 14 days ($250 OBC per cruise) or 12 days ($200 per cruise). Also paid $60 per year dividend in addition to OBC. Really wouldn't look at it as an investment in anything other than OBC.
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Is there a minimum amt of share you have to buy?
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To get OBC, 100 shs

To just buy, probably not, depends on the broker. you could buy a little at a time if you wanted and were far enuf from your cruise for that to make sense. Many brokers offer automatic investing, put a little in each month. Be sure you know what all the fees are in making multiple buys.
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You have to buy 100 shares of the stock. You must submit proof of ownership for each cruise that you take. The credit will not apprear on your sea pass until about the 2nd or 3rd day of the cruise.

Their stock is down right now, lower than what I purchased mine for I bought the stock for the OBC and will sell it at some point when I am no longer cruising. As posted earlier they pay a quarterly dividend of $15 per 100 shares.

Also bear in mind that they could cancel the OBC thing in the future, so it isn't a guarantee that you will always receive it.
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I am not endorsing them here but I use www.sharebuilder.com and have been happy with the way they handle my account. You can buy a few shares of RCL at different times if buying a one-time purchae of one hundred shares will set up back and put you in debt. I started buying shares in RCL last year and am now up to 74 shares. By the time I get a minimum of 100 shares I will be ready to ask for my $100 OBC for my next cruise (January 2009) on the Voyager of the Seas. .

I understand that Carnival also has a similar deal of getting an OBC when you own a minimum of 100 shares of their stock.

There are several on-line brokerage houses out there to use. It is just a matter of doing your research and finding one you can trust.




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currently how much is it per share? I have never done this so I don't know much about it but am interested
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Here's a thought to ponder. I spoke with my financial adviser a couple of weeks ago, and he said that I could purchase RCI stock through my IRA portfolio. This way, I can still reap the benefits by readjusting my investments or rolling over my 401K. This makes 100 shares of stock much easier for us to purchase.
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Thanks...something to really think about!! Never bought any stock...should buy this since I cruise so much
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We have owned the stock for a number of years now and the on board credit has really been great. We did not buy it for that reason....I'm not sure if the credit was even offered when we bought it--if it was, we didn't know anything about it at the time. However, it has paid a dividend every quarter that we have owned it.
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Probably depends on how much you cruise RCCL or Celebrity. Our 100 shares have more than paid for themselves in the last 4 years, but we've taken 4-5 cruises per year. Most of them were 14 days ($250 OBC per cruise) or 12 days ($200 per cruise). Also paid $60 per year dividend in addition to OBC. Really wouldn't look at it as an investment in anything other than OBC.
Our 100 shares have also paid for themselves thru OBC. We cruise often and always book on board so that pretty much doubles the OBC for each cruise. It's such a nice "dividend".
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