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bobandsherry

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    Carnival

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  1. Typical, things get worse whenever government steps in vs letting business make policies. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  2. I have a few foreign stocks as well. No pita for me, I just enter the details into my tax program and it handles everything. If paying someone then it's their pita. But if you do your own paper return well this is the least of the pita. As for the dividend, Carnival has announced they have put payout on hold, so CUK too as they get the same dividend payout. And this is why CUK is better value as it trades lower which makes the dividend yield even sweeter. Those who do covered calls also find an advantage. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  3. Exactly the same. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  4. You purposefully didn't put the year? Lol. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  5. This provides an explanation. If/when Carnival pays a dividend again, CUK will give a better % yield since it trades lower but has same dividend payout. And for Shareholders OBC, it also works out better as it gives same OBC. https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/04/15/why-does-carnival-have-2-stocks-and-which-is-the-b.aspx
  6. Either is fine. Right now CUK is trading at lower price that CCL, but same benefits. https://www.carnivalcorp.com/investor-relations Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  7. I believe these are all planned sales. The Fantasy class ship appears to be Ecstasy and that has well been known to be leaving Carnival's fleet as last sailing was already announced. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  8. Depending on your payment, you may be able to file a dispute if you paid with credit card for a chargeback. https://travel-dealz.eu/blog/chargeback-insolvency/ Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  9. People talk about cruise lines going bankrupt. Bankruptcy is a US court supervised event, only for US companies. Cruise lines are not US, so they can't just go bankrupt. They just file insolvency and cease operations. So that's even worse for those waiting for refund or holding gift card. Non-us companies have to petition the US Courts to hear their case and then for them to supervise. I'd guess that the cruise lines would take that step but who's to say what may or may not happen in current environment. https://www.hoganlovells.com/en/publications/foreign-based-companies-considering-a-us-chapter-11 Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  10. For Carnival you only get OBC offer if you apply your booking as FCC, so goes hand in hand. And then restrictions on use, only apply to a single booking, only $500 of that towards additional OBC. I had nearly $9k wrapped up in cruise, no way I was going to take the $600 OBC offered so they could hold that for who knows how long before I'd be booking a cruise of that expense. The answer is Feb 2022, but that's too long to let Carnival hold that much cash. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  11. Carnival does offer FCC, but there's still group of people who won't rebook and take refund. I'm booked for December and will tell you, based on the amount of the cruise I paid, the FCC not worth it to me and would take the 100% refund. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  12. How are you sure? So let me say no money is being withheld (honestly I have no idea but neither do you so I might as well say something that I don't know to be true either). Performance bond usually held to ensure ship built and delivered to specs. Obviously neither of us know anything so you are just as right or wrong as me. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  13. That's what I heard too. Being built by Meyer Turku in Finland. The company did layoff about 25% of employees. They also said they would scale back future builds to one every year vs two as originally planned. But nothing specific I've seen on Mardi Gras. However with all sailings being removed until March, one could draw a conclusion. Carnival rep told me it was due to being sold out with all the other rebookings, however I find it hard to believe that every room was sold out for 3 months. Radiance is being refurbished in Spain. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  14. The irony of that is they would have to refund $$$ to those who already booked, so not sure how that helps with cash flow. I've got to think they must have already paid for most of the cost already, can't think of a ship builder going to fund the construction on their own dime. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  15. Actually, as a % of total tests it's down and trending downward. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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