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|Well the share price is continuing it's substantial general rise. The buybacks help of course. If the price of my next cruise is anything to go by then prices are hardening too. From my early booking offer, the price on a late booking is up 30% from the same source, plus I got free parking which isn't now being offered. If that is general, then we can expect bumper profit increases next results time. I'm not sure what net effect the weak pound has.|
|Considering the share has gone xd this morning, the rise ,so far, is remarkable.|
|Well Carnival holds some pretty upmarket brands don't they? Isn't Seabourn in that exact same sector? Surely they, and other brands, must pick up some of those who've lost a cruise i should imagine. Fred Olson seem to think they can tempt some with a 25% discount (maybe Carnival should match that).|
|Out too early ; ah well , sell and no regrets....|
|Egypt, Middle East and Turkey etc have become less popular - or even off the schedules. Their prime market was people wishing to delve into "antiquities".
Doubt if Carnival brands will benefit much from their demise (or its sister brand, Voyages of Discovery) as the client profile is quite different - upmarket, sophisticated travellers looking for all-inclusive professionally-led tours etc.|
|With Swan Hellenic (?) going belly up there'll be a few more people looking for someone else to give them a cruise. Maybe not so good for those after a last minute cruise though with less unbooked cabins I would expect.What went wrong with the very well established swan Hellenic?|
|After holding for a few yrs , time to leave here for me ; 4230 will see me out. Looks a bit toppy though admit a long term hold is also a good option.|
It probably costs you as much as a cruise as well ;)|
|I have platinum status on Southern Rail ; sometimes the train even turns up....|
|I have Elite status on Princess which I don't think expires - free laundry! Interestingly P&O nights count towards Princess status but not vice versa.|
P & O points never expire either. However, the top two tiers (designed mainly for regular passengers) work on a rolling three year basis for the number of nights on board (Baltic 80 nights, Ligurian 200 night once you have more than 2,500 points - ie 500 above the standard top tier Caribbean level). Inevitably, therefore, unless one takes a long cruise within a three period or have, say, 3 x 14 nighters a year, then one will often revert to the standard top tier level or go in and out of it on a regular basis.
As I said before the additional "benefits" are really quite marginal so really not too bothered one way or the other.|
|Hi Graham, yes rules are rules, but often it's worth a try. I don't mind really, having looked at the benefits on the bottom tier there aren't really any which i'd benefit from. I think the next tiers benefit we get a glass of champagne, so nothing really to write home about! I suppose i could have fitted in a 2 or 3 nighter to Amsterdam or somewhere if there really were some decent benefits. Oh well, looks like a while until i reach a tier with anything worthwhile, like priority boarding, early arrival, special meal and drinks first thing (so I've been told).
I forgot to mention i do have some lowly club status with msc, and i thought p&o might match that (i think they used to but not any more). I must say, they do like you to have spent an awful lot before they give you a bowl of fruit and a pair of 50p slippers! As a shareholder, that's good business i suppose.|
Sail with Cunard, their points never expire.|
|Rules are rules, Pierre. (Reckon your broker wouldn't "waive a few pence off the share price you wanted" just because you asked - slightly different, I know, but you get the drift!)
Come January, we lose our second to top tier status (Baltic) as a long cruise commenced in January 2014 comes off our tally so we drop below those critical 80 nights on board in the past 3 years. (I could argue that as we didn't come back until the end of April, the cut off point should be then, but rules are rules! Later next year when we've cruised again, we'll pop back into that tier.
Fortunately, we never lose the Caribbean status which, in reality is worth fair more the two higher tiers, as it's worth that crucial 10% off everything spent on board or on excursions. Baltic tier benefits are cosmetic as are the Ligurian top tier benefits (extra lunches with officers, more free laundry etc)
PS Tempus in the Times today has Carnival as an avoid as the price is fully up with results in light of the less positive prospects in 2017.|
|Excellent results. Bought before just to get the perks, but bough a lot more today based on those really great results and the forecasts for the future.
I'm one day off the p&o basic pacific membership level and wrote to ask them if they'd kindly waive the extra day, but they didn't want to shift an inch. Quite hard i thought since the next cruise is for 24 days. Oh well.|
|Strong results and forward statement.|
|£40 breached today ; I think that is an ATH . Thanks Donald. Possibly.|
|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 :-)|