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Old 04-06-2005, 07:29 AM
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I have heard that cruise line stockholders sometimes get special bargains or amenities on cruises. I wondered if this is true for RCL. I think it might be fun to invest a little money in the company whose cruises I love to take. Might as well earn a return on my vacation expenditures, especially if it results in special treatment on board.
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I own some shares of RCI, but have never received any special treatment on board, but then I have never let anyone know that I am a smalltime investor in their company either. I think the best is to obtain your Diamond status, as the rewards are substantial.

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Old 04-06-2005, 09:59 AM
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Tom - I'm working on that Daimond status as fast as I can afford it!
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It is tough work, I am proud of you for sticking to it....VBG

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Old 05-18-2005, 12:36 PM
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Tom - It turns out that there are perks for RCCL shareholders - onboard credits. See the letter to shareholders:

http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_...nefit_2005.pdf

I guess the catch is that you have to own at least 100 shares.
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Hmmmm, that is about $4,500. I suspect that an investment at that level is well worth it? A 7-night cruise on-board credit of $100 is roughly a 2% return on your investment, while a $250 on-board credit for a longer cruise would signal a 5% ROI. Given RCI's productivity and stability, I think I will be buying some more stock.

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Old 05-18-2005, 08:15 PM
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The offer to stockholders is for those who own stock by May 15, 2005, three days ago.

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Old 05-19-2005, 11:04 AM
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Does anyone know whether this is an annual offer to shareholders or whether this is the first time they've done it? If a lot of shareholders take advantage of it I'll bet they repeat it.
 
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