leery of the stock. UBS upgraded it today and targeted in the high 30s. I don't see it. Compared to CCL and RCL they are in weak 3rd place. In fact MSC cruises now has more ships on the seas than NCL. Their numbers are only so-so and they are spending lots of money for new and big ships. We will just have to wait and see.
It would be nice it yahoo had a NCLH message board!
How much higher will fuel need to go to get fuel surcharges back in?
The NCL dream carries 500,000 gallons of fuel at$3/gal that is $1.5 million.
do 20% hike in fuel will add $300,000 to the cost of a load of fuel.
So for 3000 passenger, that is an additional cost of $100/passenger.
I don't think the margins will support this increase, so it seems obvious that they will be adding a fuel surcharge, or raise prices.
I've been on NCL and have enjoyed the cruise. I was on a Carnival cruise and observed an NCL ship docked nearby. The thing that caught my attention was the NCL crew handing out cold drinks and cold face towels to passengers returning to the ship after a day of touring. Nice touch, good food and service.