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Old July 22nd, 2008, 03:45 AM
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Default ON BOARD DISCOUNTS FOR BUYING CARNIVAL STOCK!!!

Buy 100 shares of Carnival stock, and get $100 on board credit with a 7-day cruise. Credits are less for shorter cruises, more for longer cruises, just wanted to put it out there, for those trying to save $$. Carnival stock is cheap right now, and you could also make a little profit as it goes back up, the symbol is CCL.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 12:44 PM
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My wife found out about this just before our cruise on the Liberty in June from a co-worker in the UK. You will receive anywhere from a $50 to a $250 OBC (depending on the length of your cruise) if you own a minimum of 100 shares and is good not only on Carnival but any Princess, Holland America, Seabourn, Cunard, ect as well. See the Carnival website for detail, just go to investor relations --> sharehold benefits. Just last week they declared a dividend of $.40/share for stock holders as of 8/22 and is payalbe on 9/12.
You do have to contact them prior to your departure and it will be posted as an OBC within a day or two. It will actually show up on your e-documents that you print.

Royal Caribbean has a similar program.

On our cruise they also had where if you gave a deposit of $100 for a future cruise you would receive a $100 OBC for that future cruise as well. When I asked if it could be combined with the shareholder benefits the people on board did not know. But when I returned, I contacted my cruise consultant and he indicated I could use both since they are not related.

So on your next cruise when you hear that person going around yelling "driinks, driinks". Drink up, I would appreciate it.
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http://moneycentral.msn.com/detail/s...on&OCID=iSEMPI

Previous Close 35.42 Bid NA
Open 35.16...... Bid Size NA
Day's High 39.79 .......Ask NA
Day's Low 34.97 .....Ask Size NA
Volume 13.48 Mil .....52 Week High 52.10
Avg. Daily Vol. (13 wk.) 5.60 Mil .....52 Week Low 29.22


as of 1pm pst 4pm est
100 shares will be alot 3500 right now for 50-100 obc


Carnival Corporation & plc is pleased to extend the following benefit to our shareholders:
North United Continental
American Kingdom European Australian
Brands Brands Brands Brand
Onboard credit per stateroom on sailings of 14 days or longer US $250 £ 125 ¤ 250 AUD 250
Onboard credit per stateroom on sailings of 7 to 13 days+ US $100 £ 50 ¤ 100 AUD 100
Onboard credit per stateroom on sailings of 6 days or less US $ 50 £ 25 ¤ 50 AUD 50
This benefit is applicable on sailings through July 31, 2009 aboard the brands listed below. Certain restrictions apply. Applications to receive these
benefits must be made prior to cruise departure date.
This benefit is available to shareholders holding a minimum of 100 shares of Carnival Corporation or Carnival plc. Employees, travel agents
cruising
at travel agent rates, tour conductors or anyone cruising on a reduced-rate or complimentary basis are excluded from this offer. This
benefit is not transferable and cannot be used for casino credits/charges and gratuities charged to your onboard account. Only one onboard credit
per shareholder-
occupied stateroom. Reservations must be made by February 28, 2009.
Please provide your name, reservation number, ship and sailing date, along with proof of ownership of Carnival Corporation or Carnival plc
shares (i.e., photocopy of shareholder proxy card, shares certificate or a current brokerage or
nominee statement) and the initial deposit to your
travel agent or to the cruise line you have selected.
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Sounds like a wise investment for cruisers. So 100 shares at the current rate would be 3500 dollars. It would pay for itself in 35 cruises. The economy being what it is right now you can by at a reasonably low rate. When the economy rebounds you could stand to make a lot more.
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it seems to be going up

37.91 +0.28 +0.74%
After Hours: 37.91 unch / unch Vol. 6,724
Previous Close 37.63 Bid NA
Open 37.99 Bid Size NA
Day's High 38.93 Ask NA
Day's Low 37.58 Ask Size NA
fyi Volume 4.89 Mil 52 Week High 52.10
fyi Avg. Daily Vol. (13 wk.) 5.88 Mil 52 Week Low 29.22



so that 3500 investment is now 3700 investment would made 200 bucks allready not counting the obc
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