I hold the required 100 shares for the shipboard credit so it's already saved me some money on past cruises. When the unfortunate incident happened with the Costa Concordia I doubled it down. Sold the 100 shares a week later for a small profit and a new lower average cost.
The "Special Dividend" is definately a good thing. I hope it's an indicator that they raise the regular dividend next year.
Exotic Western Caribbean - Dream (B2B) - November, 2013 (Our Honeymoon)
Eastern Caribbean - Dream (B2B) - November, 2013 (Our Wedding)
Mexician Riviera - Spirit - November, 2011
Western Caribbean - Freedom - January, 2011
Southern Caribbean - Miracle - November, 2010
Western Caribbean - Liberty - November, 2008
Eastern Caribbean - Valor - October, 2006