Stockholders, Please Don't Complain About Poor Service

A thought occurred to me today.  The prevailing trend amongst the cruise lines, is, larger ships, minimal staffing.  Cut back on staffing on all ships.  Don't worry about service, for the right low price, people will pay to get on board.  Then I read a lot of complaints about the poor service.  Well, let me say this.  If you are a stockholder in any cruise line, and you receive poor service,   SHUT UP !!!!!!!!!!    You see, the way I see it, you are the root cause of poor service.   Let me explain..........you buy stock for an investment. You want it to go up.  Well, if a cruise line shows high profits, your stock goes up. But, in order to post profits, expenditures must be cut.  What gets cut first ? People/wages/salaries.....the people who clean your cabins,serve your food, etc.    All cuts made by the Board of Directors, is done in the share holders best interest ( and theirs ).  Again, tied to higher profits.  Bonuses for executives ( who don't cruise btw )......tied to profits.

Now, am I telling you to sell your stocks ?  No.  I'm just saying if you hold shares of CCL, and enjoy the discount you get, don't complain about poor service.  Just be happy knowing your stocks value is rising.   Oh, and kindly clean your own cabin.   Call it sweat equity.  You're an owner after all.

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I can just imagine the flack you'd get from the former forum we belonged too. There were some stock holders who would have raised an eyebrow over your thoughts. LOL

Ironic, but the people that make the decisions, don't cruise the lines they work for.  If they have ever cruised at all.

Shame as the past CEO for NCL Sheehan used to cruise the line all the time. That was one of the things that made him so good.

Not sure I fully agree with you. A stockholder has as much right to complain about the cutbacks as anyone else.

 

As long as they don't defend the company in the name of their profits when others complain.

Yes he did, and since he has left the line has suffered. This of course is only my opinion. But we did several NCL cruises this year then went back on a Princess ship. Night and day as far as we were concerned. Unless it is a fantastic itenerary and decent price we will stay with Princess, we are even going to try Carnival again.

LOL... Good post.

 

I totally agree.  NCL has suffered.  

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