I'm surprised the cruise lines aren't pushing their stocks. Heck, they push everything else.
We have posted the shareholder deals on these boards from time to time. I'm not sure what Carnival Corporation does for shareholders, but ownership of one hundred shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) qualifies for a shipboard credit that ranges from $50 to $250
, depending upon the length of the cruise, on every cruise on either Celebrity Cruises or Royal Caribbean International that's fully combinable with ALL other deals and promotional offers. I think that the company originally intended the offer to turn shareholders into passengers, but it clearly has done the reverse. I know several frequent cruisers who have bought the minimum one hundred shares to get the shipboard credit, which is a nice return on top of one's dividends.