Talking about cruise lines, the way they do business and the advantages their mobile assets have over other industries earlier today opened up a lot of doors to other related topics. One of which, evidenced by a barrage of email here, is the on-board credit afforded some shareholders when they cruise on a line that falls under the umbrella of Carnival Corporation or Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. Cashing in on the offer is a little tricky but well worth the time when on-board credit afforded shareholders can be up to $250 per voyage.
Onboard credit is available to shareholders holding a minimum of 100 shares of Carnival Corporation who might sail on any of the World’s Leading Cruise Lines member lines. Those include Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard Line, and Seabourn.
There are a few rules. Employees, travel agents cruising at travel agent rates, tour conductors or anyone cruising on a reduced-rate or complimentary pass are not eligible. The benefit is not transferable nor combinable with any other shipboard offer and cannot be used for casino credits/charges and gratuities charged to your on-board account. Only one on-board credit per shareholder-occupied stateroom.
Shareholders must provide their Name, Proof of stock ownership, Reservation number, Ship and sailing date and send it to a specific address for each line or have their travel agent handle it for them.
On a Royal Caribbean member-line, on-board credit is offered to shareholders that own a minimum of 100 shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. at time of booking. To take advantage of this offer they too need documentation showing proof of ownership of at least 100 shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd is required along with the guest’s name, home address, telephone number and e-mail address, ship and sailing date, confirmation number and their Captain’s Club or Crown & Anchor Society number if they have one.
That can be mailed to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Investor Benefit P.O. Box 02511 Miami, FL 33102-5511 or faxed to 305-539-4645. As a travel agent I did many of these for clients and suggest emailing the required information to firstname.lastname@example.org. If they’re missing something or require further documentation, they will email you.
Royal Caribbean does not allow this on-board credit to be combined with any other offers guests may have on their booking due to some sale, past-guest status or any other offer either. Still, it’s worth a look for those who have a cruise booked or are even thinking about one.
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