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I bought my shares 8 years ago in June 2012 for US$35.47 with ANZ online. They are now down to what I paid then (although I am really ahead as our exchange rate was around parity with the US then). In that time I have done about 20 cruises with Princess/P&O UK and have always received OBC - often received US$250 per cruise. The total OBC is now much more than the cost of the shares plus I have received dividends as well.

 

I understand that the shares did drop to around US$18 straight after the Costa Concordia went down but that was prior to my share purchase.

 

By the way I also bought RCL shares back in 2012 for around the same price. As they pay higher dividends their share price is now US$90. Until recently I found it difficult to get the OBC; but they have now changed their rules; so I have always got it in the last year.

 

Both shares of course have reached levels higher than at present.

 

I trade the stock market regularly but only bought these cruise line shares to get the OBC which I can still take as cash (on Princess only). This has been one of the best financial decisions I have ever made.

 

Brian 

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52 minutes ago, phoenixx said:

I'm in NZ, can anyone help with how to buy the shares from here please?

If you are from New Zealand

 

You could look at either buying the Dual Listed Carnival Shares on either

 

the London Sock Exchange or

 

The New York Stock Exchange.

 

Each country USA and England have very different tax implications you need to look at.

 

It might turn out that to buy 100 shares as a New Zealan tax payer r is not worth the extra paperwork and accounting costs for a Share holder $250 On Board Credit.

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30 minutes ago, andlep said:

Hey how about making a separate thread on buying cruise line shares instead of clogging this thread with off topic conversation.

Agree as I'm getting fedup with thread update that really have no relevance to finding cheap cruises. A separate thread solves my inbox problem

 

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50 minutes ago, andlep said:

Hey how about making a separate thread on buying cruise line shares instead of clogging this thread with off topic conversation.

 

Here’s a couple...

 


https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2706172-carnival-shareholder-benefit/?tab=comments#comment-58662858


https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2375868-urgent-shareholder-advice-carnival/?tab=comments#comment-5110156/

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32 minutes ago, lyndarra said:

I received an email from my cruise TA with Sapphire Princess cruises at very much discounted prices. When I checked what was available everything was coming up as booked out. Gotta be quick.

You may find vacancies later, when people don't pay for their bookings. 

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I spoke to my TA yesterday.  She said she has been inundated with requests for bookings on the Sapphire Princess.  Hoping to get on the 17 day Perth to Sydney.  Great prices, but have a feeling they will rise dramatically due to volume of interest.  

Hoping to get a Premium Balcony at under $3000pp

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8 minutes ago, Rustyone2018 said:

I spoke to my TA yesterday.  She said she has been inundated with requests for bookings on the Sapphire Princess.  Hoping to get on the 17 day Perth to Sydney.  Great prices, but have a feeling they will rise dramatically due to volume of interest.  

Hoping to get a Premium Balcony at under $3000pp

 

In MHO that sounds expensive, for what is happening evewhere,  we are on Queen Elizabeth $2100 good grade unobstructed balcony 27 days

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2 minutes ago, ninjacat8 said:

 

In MHO that sounds expensive, for what is happening evewhere,  we are on Queen Elizabeth $2100 good grade unobstructed balcony 27 days

QE was dirt cheap hence why that 27 days sold out in one day.

 

Re Sapphire bookings. I'm going to book my own on the Princess website. I believe everyone gets same opportunity and who knows how many the travel consultants have to book . I might be 150 of a list of 200. So I take my chances doing it myself. If I miss out, I miss out. 

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2 minutes ago, ninjacat8 said:

 

In MHO that sounds expensive, for what is happening evewhere,  we are on Queen Elizabeth $2100 good grade unobstructed balcony 27 days

I agree. The prices sounded very high to me. $200 per night for a balcony cabin is not a bargain (that's approx what I was quoted) but at $100 per night I would grab it. I've decided to watch and wait. There might be a last minute deal for me in a few months, but if not I'll find something else. 

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1 minute ago, icat2000 said:

QE was dirt cheap hence why that 27 days sold out in one day.

 

Re Sapphire bookings. I'm going to book my own on the Princess website. I believe everyone gets same opportunity and who knows how many the travel consultants have to book . I might be 150 of a list of 200. So I take my chances doing it myself. If I miss out, I miss out. 

Yep, same here, wait & see in around half an hour! Not sounding very positive though. 🙄

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2 minutes ago, mum and son said:

I agree. The prices sounded very high to me. $200 per night for a balcony cabin is not a bargain (that's approx what I was quoted) but at $100 per night I would grab it. I've decided to watch and wait. There might be a last minute deal for me in a few months, but if not I'll find something else. 

Good luck finding that itinerary at 100 pp for balcony cabin. Never going to happen with Princess. Those itineraries always very popular with retirees.

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Have you seen the prices for the Sea Princess Round Australia.  I could only find an interior for around $3000 last time I looked.  The TA actually quoted around $2690  for the Premium Balcony or thereabouts, will have to wait and see what happens.

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6 minutes ago, icat2000 said:

Good luck finding that itinerary at 100 pp for balcony cabin. Never going to happen with Princess. Those itineraries always very popular with retirees.

Sorry, should clarify my statement. I wasn't looking at the full circumnavigation. I'm looking at shorter cruises.

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3 minutes ago, Rustyone2018 said:

Looks like the 17 day Northern Explorer on Sapphire Princess was sold out even before it went online.  I believe it was open to the US market before us.  

Wow that is really disgraceful of Princess if they did that.

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