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Subject:  Re: RCL and the future Date:  10/5/2006  12:44 AM
Author:  rev2217 Number:  471 of 490

T,

So, what's your take on RCL nowadays?

Strong buy. The company has a solid balance sheet, full ships wth significant pricing power over its competitors, and a lot of new capacity on order with no sign of difficulty filling it. It also just recently announced the acquisition of Pullmantur SA, a Spanish cruise and tour operator, which will close at the end of the year. Another rise in fuel prices may cause a dip in the near term, but i doubt that any long term investor will regret buying this stock.

By way of full disclosure, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is my largest single posiion.

In 2001, right after 9/11 this stock got down to around 7 or 8. I could only watch and wish, since DH had just lost his job and we were in survival mode.

I missed the "7 or 8" but I certainly don't regret buying sares for $14 now!

I love Royal Carribean cruises, and am way overdue for another one.


In that case you'll want to check out the company's shareholder discount: http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/irol/10/103045/ShareholderBenefitLetter.pdf -- the deal officially ends in May, but the company has renewed it annually for several years now.

And if you and your DH would like to get away, you're welcome to come along on this one: http://www.celebritycruises.com/search/vacationItinerary.do;jsessionid=0000cyzO6sHCYgUP8iQoVmS_hvO:1028etmk3?packageCode=IN14H005&backPageName=Itinerary+Search+Results

Fool on!

Norm.

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