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  1. BrianI

    Shareholder benefits for UK

    I don't see how the American shares can be much cheaper as normally the difference is minimal. The current prices are London £43.32, New York $57.23, which gives an exchange rate of $1.32, which is about what it is. You will probably have currency exchange costs and the dividend on American shares will be in dollars. The dividend on UK shares is declared in dollars but Carnival do a bulk exchange to pay UK holders in sterling, far cheaper than an individual investor can do. See news release for the last dividend. http://www.carnivalcorp.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=200767&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2366050 I would recommend any UK investor to purchase the UK shares (Carnival PLC) as it is less hassle. Brian
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    Shareholder benefits for UK

    I hold my shares in a nominee account with Hargeaves Lansdown. I find the simplest way is to go to my HL account and download my statement as PDF file. I then go to a PDF editor (Google PDF editor - there are lots of free ones) and blank out any personal items. I then attach the file to an email to the P&O shareholder team. Usually get a response within a day or two. The credit does not appear on your cruise personaliser but P&O send out a revised invoice which will show the credit. If you booked with a travel agent this will come via your agent. Brian
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    Shareholder benefits for UK

    If you do one 2 week cruise a year then the return is £150 plus about £150-£160 in dividends so that’s around 6-7% on a £4500 investment. Where do you get that on a savings account? Of course you have the risk that the share price might fall or it may increase. My shares have more than doubled in value over the last 10 years. Brian
  4. BrianI

    Shareholder benefits for UK

    Yes you can. However you can only claim once you have fully paid for your cruise and no later than two weeks before departure. You have to show evidence of your holding at the time of your application. Brian
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    Carnival Stock Down

    I bought my shares in 2008 for £21. The following year they dropped to £10.75. They then had a steady rise to the low £20's in 2015 and then started a rapid rise to the current price. See chart below for the last 15 years. https://www.share.com/investments/shares/3054/carnival-plc-uk-share-price#charts Brian
  6. BrianI

    Coffee lounges

    It is a bit stingy. The equivalent on Princess, the International Cafe, has a much wider choice, all at no cost, just help yourself. You don't even have to buy a coffee. Brian
  7. BrianI

    Shareholder benefits for UK

    This only applies if you hold the shares in certificate form. If you use an on line broker and the shares are held in a nominee account, then you have to submit proof of your holding each time. Not a problem for me as I just download a current statement and attach it to my application email. Just done mine for my next cruise and received confirmation back the following day. Full details on how to apply on the P&O website https://ask.pocruises.com/help/PO/before-you-sail/more-info-share-holder Brian
  8. BrianI

    Shareholder benefits for UK

    You need Carnival PLC which is the UK one on the London stock exchange and quoted in pounds. Carnival Corp is the American arm quoted on the New York stock exchange in dollars. Brian
  9. BrianI

    Carnival Stock Down

    The share price does change quite a bit. The year high is £51.15 and the year low is £42.10. £45.30 right now Brian
  10. BrianI

    Ship Visits

    All info on website https://www.pocruises.com/guided-tours/ Brian
  11. BrianI

    Carnival Stock Down

    The annual dividend has increased to $2 per share over the last year.Brian
  12. BrianI

    Carnival Stock Down

    The current dividend is $0.50 per share so $50 for 100. It is paid quarterly so $200 per year. For UK shareholders, it is converted to sterling at the exchange rate at the time. The last dividend in Sept of $50 was paid as £38.99 So if you assume annual dividends of £150 and a purchase price of £4800, this works out at a return of 3.1%. Add on the OBC for one two week cruise and the return doubles. Brian
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    Carnival Stock Down

    Current price is £47.15 per share so £4715 for 100. Plus stamp duty (0.5%) £23.57 plus dealing costs (around £12 for on line dealing) Brian
  14. BrianI

    Carnival Stock Down

    Yes it applies to all fares Brian
  15. BrianI

    Carnival Stock Down

    The criteria is that you have to own the shares at the time of your application. Once you have received the benefit you can do what you want with the shares. You should receive a revised invoice showing the additional benefit. Brian
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