2023 Carnival Shareholder Benefit (valid through July 2024)

In 2022, I talked about the benefits of being a shareholder in your favorite cruise line’s stock. At the time of that writing, Carnival Corporation provided up to $250 onboard credit depending on the length of sailing. That is, as long as the reservation was made by February 28, 2023 for sailings through July 31, 2023. Several of our readers have asked: What about sailings after July 31st?

Carnival Corporation Shareholder Benefit Update

Good news: Earlier this year, Carnival Corporation updated the Shareholder Benefit. With that said, they have yet to update their official Shareholder Benefits website (as of May 5, 2023). Not to fear, we’ve got you covered!

According to the updated document, included at the end of this article, all benefits remain the same from last year:

Length of SailingOnboard Credit (OBC)
14 days or longer$250
Sailings 7-13 days$100
Sailings 6 days or less$50
Carnival Shareholder Benefit (applicable through July 31, 2024)

Shareholder Benefits Extended

Included inside Carnival Corporation’s 2022 Annual Report is an updated version of the Shareholder Benefit PDF. While nothing materially has changed with how to receive the benefit, the timeframe has been extended for when you can receive the benefit:

  • Reservations must be made by February 28, 2024
  • Shareholder Benefit applicable on sailings through July 31, 2024

For specific step-by-step instructions on how to request the benefit, be sure to check out our original post.

Not Just Carnival Cruise Lines

Several of our readers were surprised to learn that the Carnival Shareholder Benefit extended beyond Carnival Cruise Line. It’s valuable to remember that this is a Carnival Corporation Shareholder Benefit – which is inclusive of namesake Carnival Cruise Lines, but the benefit extends to all of Carnival’s brands, including:

  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Seabourn
  • Cunard
  • Costa Cruises
  • AIDA Cruises
  • P&O Cruises

2023-2024 Carnival Corporation Shareholder Benefit

The most current Shareholder Benefit can be downloaded here:

Fine Print and Disclaimers

As always, when talking about Shareholder Benefits and the stock market, there are always some key disclaimers:

  • Only one onboard credit per stateroom, even if multiple sailors own the required minimum stock amounts.
  • Employees, travel agents cruising at travel agent rates, interline rates, tour conductors or anyone cruising on a reduced-rate or complimentary basis are excluded from this offer.
  • This benefit is not transferable, cannot be exchanged for cash and, cannot be used for casino credits/charges and gratuities charged to your onboard account.
  • Reservations must be made by February 28, 2024.
  • As with any stock purchase or investment, there is market risk. You could lose money with the investment. Additionally, as you buy/sell stock, there could be tax implications. Nothing on this page should be used to make an investment or tax decision and I retain zero liability for any decisions you may make

Video Recap

Soon after publishing this article, we recorded a video to recap all of the benefits of participating in the cruise line shareholder program. Give it a watch below!

22 thoughts on “2023 Carnival Shareholder Benefit (valid through July 2024)”

  1. Carnival wants to force us to install a third party app “stockperks” so we can submit information on stock ownership.
    Read the Stockperks privacy policy: https://www.stockperks.com/privacy
    Stockperks requires access to you personal financial information.
    The app also needs a lot of permissions to to look at all your stuff.
    A: Carnival wants to offload processing to another data miner to save money regardless of the risks to its passengers
    B: Carnival doesn’t want to be responsible for ending the credit, they are just hoping their cruisers will just stop applying for the stock ownership OBC because they do not want to give up privacy and security.
    What is your opinion?

      1. They now require the use of Stockperks. I tried to submit the old way but got an email back saying it was now the only way to apply for stock OBC. I too hate the third party permissions.

        1. We will do some digging into this as that method is not listed on the Carnival Corporation Shareholder Benefit qualifier sheet. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

          1. Hello, question regarding carnival stock. Do we get on board credit if we are able to use interline price? Thank you

          2. You can try to request your shareholder credit, but according to the benefit guide, the credit is only offered to full-price fares. We’ve been able to get the credit applied to bookings that were made during special promotions, so we’re not sure how consistent they are in following this rule.

  2. My wife and I our booked a princess cruise,Booking #6W2K8L Caribbean princess Feb 11 2024.We have CHANIVAL STOCK 100 Shares.I have FAX:661.753.0180. We sent 8 times the Shareholders Request form,Front page and back page Brokerage Information, Also Mailed the same Information to CA 91355. Carol and I have 144 cruises with princess cruises and never had a problem getting our Shareholders Benefits.

    1. If you are in the US, have you also tried emailing your information to their Shareholder team? The email address is sbpcl@princesscruises.com. Not sure why there would be delays, but perhaps that will help to expedite things. The good news is you’re still more than a month out from sailing.

  3. Hey Rocky,
    We are cruising September 2024. What are our options. Do we need to wait until the new policy comes out to apply?

    1. Hi Danne! You’ll have to wait to submit until closer to your sailing. We typically submit between 45 to 60 days out. We’ve tried to submit prior to that and we’ve received it kicked back asking to submit closer to time of sailing. So that means we’ll have the 2024-2025 terms and conditions out by then!

  4. A good friend and I have traveled Carnival Lines(Princess Cruises) numerous times and share a cabin. He holds the minimum amount of shares, whereas I hold much more….even though he has traveled 4 times as much as me.
    I think it absolutely SUCKS that we have to SHARE the “minimal” amount of credits that Carnival offers…..especially since we EACH buy the drink package as well. And now after reading this about having to use an app to get the credits???? It has made me start to re evaluate whether I want to continue with this cruise line much longer.

    1. We completely understand your frustration. The limiter on how many shareholder accounts can be used on each sailing is consistent with Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines. All of the brands limit the redemption to one Shareholder credit per stateroom. We are still doing our research on the app side of things to better understand why that change is being reported.

  5. We were told today by the people at carnival that the stockperks app is the only way to request our onboard credit. We downloaded the app and then it wants my username and password to my Edward Jones account!!! Seriously, they want me to give a random third party my username and password to my financial accounts?!?!? I am beyond frustrated.

    1. Hey there! I just finished the 2024 Carnival Shareholder Article where I talk about StockPerks App. We experienced the same pushback from Carnival Shareholder Services and were required to use the new process. I also created a post on the StockPerks App – here, I share some tips to reduce your exposure. You do also have an option for manual upload of your statement (just like today), however, the StockPerks App says it’ll take longer and it isn’t the recommended way to go. Talking to some of our readers, they share it worked without any issue!! 🙂 Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts! -Mark

  6. Any idea what will happen to this benefit after July 2024? We have a HOLLAND AMERICA cruise scheduled in October so not sure if this benefit will be available by then.

    1. In our experience, Carnival Corporations usually releases the new Shareholder Benefit program for the new year after their annual meeting (late February/early March). In previous years, the program was the exact same year after year. Once the new details get released, we will post a new article with the updated details (if anything changed).

  7. I’ve been receiving the stock credit for MANY years and the past few years it hasn’t showed up when I board the ship. Thanks to your video I now know why. Even though I’ve gotten free cabins from the casino before apparently now they won’t give the credit to those bookings. At least now I won’t be applying for them. Thanks!

    1. We’re glad to hear that our videos helped you out! And congratulations on your casino offers, sometimes the savings seen in those offers far offsets the benefits you receive as a shareholder.

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