1. Where is the Company incorporated?
The Company is incorporated in the Republic of Liberia.
2. In what year was the company founded?
The Company was founded in 1968.
3. When and where is the annual shareholders' meeting?
Please check our “Upcoming Events” for current General Annual Meeting details. Historically, the meeting is held on or around 3rd or 4th week of May generally in Miami.
4. How large is the Company's current fleet; what are planned additions?
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that owns and operates three global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. We are a 50% joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises, and have a 49% interest in the Spanish brand Pullmantur and a minority interest in SkySea cruises. Together, these brands operate a combined total of 49 ships with an additional thirteen on order. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 535 destinations on all seven continents. Additional information can be found on www.royalcaribbean.com, www.celebritycruises.com, www.azamaraclubcruises.com, www.tuicruises.com, www.pullmantur.es, or www.rclinvestor.com.
5. When was Celebrity Cruises acquired, and at what cost?
In July 1997, the Company acquired the outstanding stock of Celebrity Cruise Lines Inc. for a purchase price of $515 million comprised of $245 million in cash and 7,448,276 shares of RCL common stock.
6. When did your stock split and what was the split?
At the May 21, 1998 shareholder meeting, an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation was approved which increased the number of authorized common shares from 100 to 500 million. The board approved a 2-for-1 stock split on June 23, 1998. The record date was July 10th and the payable date was July 31st. .
7. How can a ship's occupancy exceed 100%?
Occupancy can exceed 100% because cruise industry practice measures capacity based on double occupancy per cabin, even though some cabins can accommodate 3 or 4 passengers. A percentage in excess of 100% reflects the effect of cabins occupied by more than 2 passengers. Occupancy during the last five years has averaged 104.2%.
8. When are dividends declared and record date and payment date determined?
The Company has no predetermined schedule for declaring dividends, or the date upon which a shareholder must have been the owner of the shares (record date) or the date when the dividend will actually be paid. (see dividend history on the web site).
9. Who is the Company's stock transfer agent & Registrar? Who can I contact about replacement stock certificate? To whom do I direct address changes or any inquiries about my account that contains my Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. shares?
Communications regarding changes in registration or address, lost certificates, current holdings, and any other shareholder registration matters to our transfer agent: American Stock Transfer & Trust Company 6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11219. Tel: 1-800-937-5449 or www.amstock.com If you are a beneficial shareholder (shares are held in a brokerage account), you should direct all account inquiries to your stockbroker. The address information for the account statements, quarterly and annual reports, and proxies you receive are maintained by your broker.
10. Does the Company have a dividend reinvestment plan for shareholders?
The Company does not have a dividend reinvestment plan.
11. What is the Company's common stock CUSIP Number?
The Company’s common stock CUSIP number is V77 80T 103.
12. What is the Standard Industry Classification (SIC) code designation?
The SIC classification number is 4481.
13. On what exchanges are shares of common stock listed?
The Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “RCL”.
14. Is there option trading on the Company's common shares?
There is option trading in the Company’s common shares. Options are traded on the CBOE, AMEX and Pacific Coast exchanges.
15. What is the contact information for the Transfer Agent?
American Stock Transfer and Trust Company
6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11219
16. What is the contact info for the Corporate Counsel?
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
1050 Caribbean Way
Miami, FL 33132
17. What is the contact info for the Independent Accountants?
333 SE Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33131
United States of America
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