by Janis on May 21, 2012
Do you like cruise vacations as much as we do?
Do you have a retirement account or a stock portfolio? Then you might want to consider buying 100 shares each of Carnival (CCL) and/or Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) stocks.
Qualifying Carnival Shareholders Receive a $50 -$250 US onboard credit, depending on the length of their cruise, with $50 for cruises of 6 days or less, $100 credit for cruises of 7-13 days and a $250 credit for sailings of 14 days or longer.
If you have a self-directed IRA somewhere like Charles Schwab you simply sell enough of your current shares of some lower-preforming stocks to allow you to buy 100 shares of Carnival Corporation and 100 shares of Royal Caribbean International.
A Shipboard Credit Every Time You Cruise
Both Carnival and Royal Caribbean International cruise companies give additional shipboard credits to stockholders every single time you take a cruise.
Carnival Stock Includes 10 Cruise Brands
For Carnival stock, the offer includes cruises on Seabourn, Holland America Line, Princess, Cunard, Costa, and Carnival North America brands, as well as a Euro equivalent on Costa, Aida and Ibero European brands, a pound sterling benefit
for UK brands P&O, Cunard and Princess, as well as an Australia dollar benefit for P& O cruises in Australia. Click here to for directions on how to get the Carnival shareholder on-board credit applied.
The Royal Caribbean International Shareholder Offer Includes Three Cruise Brands
The RCL Shareholder benefit applies to Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises or Azamara Club Cruises Sailings but excludes Celebrity Xpeditions. Shareholders who hold a minimum of 100 RCL Shares at the time of sailing receive the following benefit, based on their cruise length:
$250 Onboard Credit per Stateroom on Sailings of 14 or more nights.
$200 Onboard Credit per Stateroom on Sailings of 10 to 13 nights.
$100 Onboard Credit per Stateroom on Sailings of 6 to 9 nights.
$50 Onboard Credit per Stateroom on Sailings of 5 nights or less.
Neither cruise company allows the shareholder benefits to employees, travel agents or others traveling on a complimentary or reduced-rate cruise fare, or on a chartered sailing.
We tried it, and love the extra dollars on our on-board account.
Please note, we are simply sharing another travel discovery we’ve enjoyed. We are not qualified to give financial advice nor do we intend to do so.