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|Impressed with p&o's booking systems. I booked a P&O Carribean cruise today through the cheapest agency i could find, and in no time the agent had our details and confirmation of our £200 obc from p&o for the future cruise down payment we made on our last cruise. That on an early saver fare too. There's also £150 obc to go on for the shareholder perk once i apply for it. It's a sort of diy extra divi payment, making the total returns (price appreciation, divis and obc) from the minimum share purchase pretty impressive.|
|Berenberg today reaffirms its buy investment rating on Carnival PLC (LON:CCL) and raised its price target to 4200p (from 4100p).|
|Happy days :-)|
|Storming day yesterday - now off to the races again.|
|Shares followed similar course as in UK yesterday after results were announced. Hit a high just after results, then fell back before starting the rise. Had results been poor or the outlook not so rosey then the shares would have fallen. I bought just after the shares hit the low yesterday (support area on the chart).|
|After it dipped last night in the US I thought we were in for a rough ride this morning :-)|
|LOL, after drifting lower this morning ........... the results appear to be pretty good :-)
"We delivered the strongest quarterly earnings in our company's history
affirming our ongoing efforts to expand consumer demand in excess of measured
capacity increases and leverage our industry leading scale. Revenues during the
peak summer season were bolstered by strong performances from both our North
American and European brands and across all major deployments including the
Caribbean, Alaska and Europe."
"We are well on track to deliver nearly 25 percent earnings growth in 2016.
With cash from operations expected to reach a record $5 billion this year, we
continue to fund our growth and return cash to shareholders. During the third
quarter we repurchased $700 million of Carnival Corporation shares bringing the
cumulative total to $2.5 billion in share repurchases over the past year."
"Looking forward, we are well positioned for continued earnings growth given
the current strength of our booking and pricing trends in 2017."|
|Excellent , good to read that all you elderly holders are trying the product!|
|I'll take 2% as a daily rise wad collector. I'm not a greedy man :-)
I have a couple of cruises booked and will be looking to reinvest some of my dividend payments back into the organisation ;-)|
|Not sure 2% is a meaningful share price rise when the current price is near enough bang in the middle of the last 12 months months trading range , which has swung 30% in that time. But Q3 should be interesting with sustained low oil prices and favourable forex.
Last year EPS was $1.56 for Q3 cf $1.60 for the previous year . I would have thought anything below $1.80 will disappoint the market. And a corresponding dividend rise of 5 Cents?|
|Carnival appear to have had a very good day over the water yesterday up over 2% !
Bodes well for a strong rise here today before the results on Monday :-)
|Given the carnage that is sadly going on at holiday destinations around the world then there is probably no safer place to be than on a cruise ship!
As a result I decided to buy into Carnival recently.
Are there any shareholder perks - like the 25% discount I get with my NEXT shares?|
|Shame the qualifying number of shares was only 100!|
|If I add in 150 quid shareholder perk for just one cruise, then on 100 shares, that equates to an extra £1.50 per share, making the return £2.55 or about 7 or 8%.
Of course it's not as simple as that, but if you would be going on a cruise or two or 3 anyhow with a carnival boat, then it's a genuine return (assuming you'd spend more than that anyway).
Going back to the future cruise deposit - the free extra spend associated with that doesn't applies for 'saver' fares (the cheapest i expect) (the shareholder perk does though). Looks like a 'select' price with a few extras like parking thrown in, for us next time, although they do seem to cost quite a bit more for limited benefits - one of which is free port transfers into the town centres, but we got those anyhow with a saver fare last time (didn't realise we apparently weren't entitled to them).|
|Quarterly div 35C equates to 26.6p on today's weak sterling. I f all 4 Qs match then the 105p total gives us a 3.2% yield. looks like covered about 2.5X by earnings estimates.
Provided no sinkings....|
|>grahamburn - I am not sure about the 'use it or lose it' on the future cruise deposit with P&O as we have only been with them once and were not impressed. However, on Princess, another Carnival line where we are Elite members of their Captains Circle, the small print states 'the FCD will be automatically refunded if not applied to a new booking created within two years of the date of purchase'. I believe it is the same on Holland America, another very good Carnival line. Hence certainly on those lines it is a Win/No Lose situation.|
|I didn't see any sign of carafes either on the drinks menu or on people's tables, so don't know if they still sell them or not. Maybe if you ask for a carafe they may bring one, or maybe they've discontinued selling wine like that.
Good point about booking tours before the cruise to get the discount you otherwise may not if booked on board. Another reason for pre-booking is that almost all tours were sold out by the time they were described in the port 'lectures' (i.e. tour sales opportunity). That was surprising at the time due to their high cost.|
|No idea if P & O have discontinued their carafes since we last cruised, but for everyday drinking and good value these were usually better than their house wine as such. From a (failing) memory back in July last year, these were around £7.50 for a half litre and £13 for a litre.
Re: the issue with loyalty discounts not applying until passengers have used up all their onboard credit, that's another reason for booking (and paying for) excursions online before going on the cruise IF you plan to go on any. That way you benefit from your loyalty discount. (Obviously, there isn't any point in doing that if you aren't going to use up all your onboard credit on other items such as drinks, a la carte dining, spa treatments, shopping etc etc.)|
|The future cruise deposit is, I believe, repaid if you don't use it in a couple of years so it's a win/no lose situation. I reckon the cruise companies make a large part of their profit from overpriced tours so we always make a great effort to do our own thing. The best example we had was when Princess wanted $170 to go to the Giants Causeway from Belfast but we did it through a private company for £20!|
|Another good marketing point was that leaving a £100 deposit for a future cruise to be booked during the next 12 months, you get £50 of on board credit. Lovely pre-sellling which even i fell for! While £50 isn't a deal breaker, neither is the £100 deposit, and i think many will feel like me during a great experience. It's very likely we'll book another during the next 12 months, so might as well have the extra fifty quid credit.|
|Not sure if anyone is interested, but my view of the cruise was excellent. Reassuring that the product being sold is really good. The £150 credit worked out very well and covered most of our spending ... we didn't do any of the very expensive tours.
The marketing for p&o is really good. Charging high prices to start with - as most paid ime - and giving lots of on-board credit to offset the high price. £600 on board credit for two weeks seemed typical for those paying top whack. Really, they are pre-selling £600 of expensive tours and expensive wine, which of course probably cost p&o less than £50 for the £600 charged.
House wine, pays d'oc, £17 to you, probably £2.50 to them. Tours £100 to you, £15 to them. And most seemed to think everything was good value!|