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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)

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    Curzon
    Dang we got a battle going on between a big buyer and a big seller 2.5 million shares traded in 30 mins.Crypto will be known as the greatest profitable venture of the American young and African of all time. Setting realistic goals is an essential part of trading.MASSIVE order are coming in at the close, huge volume. Large institutions on the move again🚀Deposit this sell of today, we had a very good week in this volatile market good volume at the close and A /Hs💯
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    Animum Rege
    $NCLH conversation
    Regardless of what the market is doing. A travel boom is coming. The CEO of Target announced that consumers are switching their habits from buying TVs to purchasing luggage. All you need to know about $NCLH $CCL $RCL and $LUV $AAL $UAL
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    Jim
    I am currently on a Celebrity cruise. I have been on over 25 cruises in my life. My current take on the state of the cruise industry? Iffy. Here’s why:

    * Over half of the people are on this cruise because they’re trying to use up cruise credits accumulated during the pandemic and expire in the coming months. I am one of them. The general consensus…need to stop cruising for a while because there is way too much uncertainty.

    * It is obvious the cruise industry is feeling it’s way right now. They have cut back everywhere possible. We see it on this cruise. Limited entertainment, limited food choices (still a great selection but less), limited hours at various venues. Which leads to my next topic…

    * Labor shortages. It’s all over the ship. Our room attendant has 18 rooms but normally has 14. Wait staff have 25-30% more tables. Some bars are closed. You get the idea. Part of this is personnel don’t want to come back and be “part of the Petri dish” (their words, not mine), and part is restrictions by countries and travel. This isn’t going away any time soon.

    * Covid outbreaks. We currently have one on our ship. Turns out this is the case on most ships. CDC currently shows something like 79 out of 92 ships reporting to CDC condition “orange”, which is an elevated level of outbreaks. This isn’t going away any time soon, either.

    * Pricing. Cruises are expensive right now, and represent a poorer value to the consumer. As a frequent cruiser for the past 20 years, this is the worst value proposition I have ever seen.

    * Future? I can tell you this. I saw less people booking future cruises onboard, where they give you a good “spiff” in the form of a liberal room credit, to book right now. Talking with people, the general attitude is “we had to cruise right now, but we’re taking a break after this and waiting for Covid to settle”. But Covid will never settle.

    I can’t recommend any cruise stocks for the next couple years. Covid has kicked the snot out of this industry, and it’s going to remain like this for a while. And we haven’t even discussed the possibility of a recession yet…
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    Kevin
    $30s soon. Just can't stop inflation and raising interest rates. Not too many people can afford that extra $$$ to go for a trip. LOL
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    michael
    Those retail sales reports are sure looking ugly. Discretionary spending is dropping fast. CCL had to offer 10.5% on its latest $1Billion bond offer. RCL is hugely in debt. Worse than CCL. I don't see any way that RCL avoids filing for bankruptcy protection. Fuel, food, labor, and high debt costs have finished them off. Remember, always pay your bills. Carry as little debt as possible. And have an emergency fund. Companies don't do this, because they know they can just file for bankruptcy and the top brass walks away with most of their money. Sure they lose a few shares, but it pales in comparison to the pillaging they do when taking on so much debt.
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    Jim
    I would like to see some Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs analysts book cruises on RCL, get sick, then tell us how they feel about the stock. As I write this we got off the Equinox yesterday and are sick today. Sorry, cruise ships are germ exchanges that are currently a challenge for the cruise industry to handle. Someday I’m sure they will, but now is not that time.
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    Jim
    Another follow up for you RCL stockholders. There is a private board on Facebook lit up on my cruise. Looks like over half the ship had covid, and a number of passengers who disembarked the ship were quarantined in the Fort Lauderdale area. Yet the CDC has the Equinox at "orange", which is under 1% of the ship. It would not surprise me one bit if 50-75% of our sailing had covid, so how is this reporting even remotely accurate? The cruise industry is not being up front about this. Lest you forget, the majority of these ships do NOT fly an American flag.
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    EddieRabbitlives
    5400 passengers on ALLURE OF THE SEAS LAST WEEK! big money
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    Animum Rege
    $NCLH conversation
    More cruise news . $NCLH $RCL $CCL . The wave of summer travel has begun

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIdWJD7q5X4
    Cruise News Today — May 19, 2022
    www.youtube.com
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    CLEAR BLUE SKY
    Cruising has been around for along time. Many large ships have sunk to ocean bottoms.....but people have not stopped traveling via boats likewise when the Bear market reverses and inflation drops and cost of living returns to normal cruising will boom more than ever before. Basically when the Democrats lose power.
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    Jim
    If the Facebook roll call board for my recent cruise is indicative of other recent cruises, the entire industry is in trouble. A lot of angry people, and the key word here is “trust”. Nobody believes Celebrity for our cruise, and I can’t blame them. CLIA better come clean in this, or the industry faces years of nightmares. Cruise critic is lighting up on this as well.
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    Argent
    Desperately trying to hold above $60. Can we get a $50 handle?
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    Jim
    Also forgot to say our cruise is roughly 75% full. They’re gunning for 100%. Guaranteed Covid on every ship if the industry does that. No way they can avoid it unless 100% of the people are put into quarantine several days before the cruise then 100% tested before boarding, and never stop at a port of call.
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    michael
    Wow. $4.79/gallon gas now. Way above the record set in 2008 of $4.10/gallon. It was only $2.75 just 3 short months ago. Diesel is $5.69/gallon! RCL is going to have to make the passengers manually row the boat just to break even!
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    JT_kirk20
    LOL

    Wells Fargo Starts Royal Caribbean Cruises at Overweight With $93 Price Target
    BY MT Newswires
    — 5:13 AM ET 03/30/2022

    05:13 AM EDT, 03/30/2022 (MT Newswires) -- Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) has an average rating of outperform and price targets ranging from $61 to $136, according to analysts polled by Capital IQ.
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    michael
    Did you read the "How Crowded Will My Cruise Be? Royal Caribbean Answers" story Yahoo put up? "In the first quarter 2022, [Carnival] said its occupancy was 54%," Cruzely reported. Ouch. I know RCL isn't CCL, but this bodes really bad for continuing losses for both companies.
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    T.
    $NCLH conversation
    Almost all pandemic restrictions lifted, Covid mortality like the flu and they are still loss making. Now, energy costs, wages and interest rates are rising. Not a buy imo. $RCL $CCL
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    michael
    RCL has a massive amount of debt that costs a whole lot of money to pay the interest. Those "packed" ships, that really aren't packed, (go try booking a cruise and see how empty they are when you pick your room, and then cancel it), have a ton of people cruising for free, and with big free cash upgrades from the covid cancellations. People forget that there is a full year of free cruises being used from Covid shutdowns. You can be sure RCL will be dumping a whole lot of new shares, or file for bankruptcy protection this fall. Because with food, fuel, and labor costs skyrocketing, RCL won't be able to survive.
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    Robert
    Shorts have been putting out a lot of questionable remarks and stories
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    JT_kirk20
    LOL

    Stifel Adjusts Price Target on Royal Caribbean Cruises to $118 From $125, Maintains Buy Rating
    BY MT Newswires
    — 8:31 AM ET 03/14/2022