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Old February 22nd, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Does anyone here own stock in Carnival and if so how stable has it been and
what types of discounts do you get for owning?
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Does anyone here own stock in Carnival and if so how stable has it been and
what types of discounts do you get for owning?
we do:
lately it has plunged, but what stock hasn't..........overall it's been a so, so performer

As stockholder you get the following OnBoard Credits, not just on Carnival but also on Carnival owned cruiselines like Princess and Costa, etc....:

$50 for sailings less than 7 nights
$100 for sailings from 7-13 nights
$250 for sailings longer than 14 nights

here's a link you can check out for the details:

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix....l-sharebenefit

Do not buy the stocl just for the OBC benefit, although we do milk Carnival for all they got on that one!


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Old February 22nd, 2008, 11:19 AM
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Does anyone here own stock in Carnival and if so how stable has it been and
what types of discounts do you get for owning?
What Capt John said...and...to get the perk, you have to own 100 shares minimum. It can be in a standard brokerage account or an IRA, but it CANNOT be in a mutual fund that you may have.

The dividends aren't bad, either...I cannot remember the current dividend...seems like it is either .25 or .35 / share (usd).
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thanks thinF fro the clarification,
I forgot about that 100 minimum shares............. lol another senile moment for the Captain


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Thank you for the fast response
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 03:16 PM
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We have owned it for YEARS. Thankfully, the OBC is a nice perk since we cruise so many times a year.

As the Captain said, I would not purchase it for the OBC alone unless you cruise A LOT. We will receive approximate $400.00 this year alone...but that will be cruising 6 times this year.

It is very simple to apply for the OBC. You simply mail in a letter with a copy of your financial statement (black out any parts that do not apply like other stocks) and magically appears!!!
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Im down a couple bucks from what I paid for Carnival, and have not yet used the benefit. I do have it applied to two more cruises, $50 for a 5 day and $100 for a 7 day and I just emailed them, I didnt snail mail anything, I attached a copy of my stocks showing I owned over the 100 shares of Carnival.

If you count the dividend and the OBC to me it was worth owning even if you dont expect a big performance.

RCL stock has the same benefit, and I also email them and they posted the OBC to my cruise. RCL is better about combining OBCs than Carnival imo.
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Im down a couple bucks from what I paid for Carnival, and have not yet used the benefit. I do have it applied to two more cruises, $50 for a 5 day and $100 for a 7 day and I just emailed them, I didnt snail mail anything, I attached a copy of my stocks showing I owned over the 100 shares of Carnival.

If you count the dividend and the OBC to me it was worth owning even if you dont expect a big performance.

RCL stock has the same benefit, and I also email them and they posted the OBC to my cruise. RCL is better about combining OBCs than Carnival imo.
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How are you dear? Wher ahev ya been, haven't seen you around here much lately! Don't be a stranger now.
I hear you about the issues about combining different OBCs although with Carnival we have always managed to combine with no problems, likewise with Royal Caribbean, the PITA are Princess, they are too strict about going by the book. Like you said, I usually email them asa jpeg attachment a copy of my latest ivestment account statement, I just black out our account # and they usually apply it within 24 hours. On our cruise next week, I emailed them on Wednesday, OBC was applied Thursday.


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Instead of spending the time to black out information they don't need to know, we use a copy of our Proxy vote. It's been accepted so far .
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Instead of spending the time to black out information they don't need to know, we use a copy of our Proxy vote. It's been accepted so far .
Thanks for the tip!!
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Im down a couple bucks from what I paid for Carnival, and have not yet used the benefit. I do have it applied to two more cruises, $50 for a 5 day and $100 for a 7 day and I just emailed them, I didnt snail mail anything, I attached a copy of my stocks showing I owned over the 100 shares of Carnival.

If you count the dividend and the OBC to me it was worth owning even if you dont expect a big performance.

RCL stock has the same benefit, and I also email them and they posted the OBC to my cruise. RCL is better about combining OBCs than Carnival imo.
Hey Flowers,
How are you dear? Wher ahev ya been, haven't seen you around here much lately! Don't be a stranger now.
I hear you about the issues about combining different OBCs although with Carnival we have always managed to combine with no problems, likewise with Royal Caribbean, the PITA are Princess, they are too strict about going by the book. Like you said, I usually email them asa jpeg attachment a copy of my latest ivestment account statement, I just black out our account # and they usually apply it within 24 hours. On our cruise next week, I emailed them on Wednesday, OBC was applied Thursday.


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Hi ya, glad to see a friendly face. You are the only one who posts back to me here, so I dont post as much as I would if people talked to you.

I dont block out my account number, I figured maybe Carnival needed it, maybe I should be. I have had a PVP tell me she never heard you could get OBC for stocks, I finally dumped my PVP, on the 3 strikes you are out basis, she made too many mistakes. She is the one who would not combine OBCs said she asked her supervisor. I do think from what I read some PVPs give better deals than others, dont know why there should be a difference, but there seems to be.
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Hi Flowers,
As for PVPs, like most things Carnival, it's pretty much the luck of the draw! lol Although lately I have used a Carnival sales girl (they call them Vacation Specialists ) and she seems to know her game, my last sailing I gave a ton of work for a sailing departing the same day, she asked me to bear with her as she had never done so much things on one sailing, let alone departing the same day and sure enough, she got everything done, I had no problems when we got onboard. That booking involved applying a percentage discount owed to us by Carnival, applying 2 OBC and booking the cruise departing the same evening. Plus then getting the shareholders benefit, which I must say they did take care of while we were on the cruise.
I am no big fan of travel agencies but the last few years I have been using one who seems to have her act togther in both servie and price.
I sometimes email her and that usually takes a while until I hear from her so what I do nowadays is just call. The only problem with her is that she is off on Wednesdays and that seems to be the day when Carnival release their promotional pricing, although they have lately been adjusting prices up or down quite a few times a day.
Listen, if you want theirt contact info, let me know and I will PM you that.
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So far I havent ever found any really good specials on Carnival, as you say it can be the luck of the draw. I find better last minute deals with RCL. I need some help finding better deals on Carnival lol

Ill take any TA advice, not looking to book right now, but cant hurt for the future (and ya never know when the mood will hit). I always have my suitcase half packed, just need to add clean clothes and Im ready. PM away.

I cant believe you booked the same day and managed to get stock credit applied. You did GOOD.
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Curiousity leads me to ask this question - how does one treat an OBC related to Carnival stock from a tax perspective.

Serious question - does this perk have any tax implications?
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Serious question - does this perk have any tax implications?
Why would it? All you have done is received a discount on your cruise price. It is not a dividend.

Carnival has several excuses to offer OBC's, being a stockholder is but one.
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