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.
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.
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.