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BDRebel - there is the benefit of dividends and growth in the investment value to take into consideration as well. I'm not the numbers person here at home but my husband is an accountant and he says that all the cruise line stocks have been good investments from the point we got on board. The investor OBC is just a nice add-on.
When I bought Carnival stock it was $28. We were just disembarking the Carnival Dream when we heard about the Costa Concordia disaster. As soon as we got home, we called our broker.
We take longer cruises now - many 2-week ones that get us $250 in shipboard credit on each cruise. And the stock has appreciated in value. Plus the dividend is nice, also. I think that we made a good investment. Especially since we can use the benefit on HAL and Princess, too.