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Cruise line fuel surcharges coming back?

Scowling manLast summer cruise lines, like airlines, were struggling with the rising cost of fuel. To combat the expense, the industry instituted hefty fuel surcharges upon passengers. As fuel prices subsided cruise lines revoked the fuel surcharge. But now oil prices are again rising – so will the cruise industry reinstate the fuel surcharge? It’s possible.
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MSC elminates fuel surcharge for 2009 sailings and beyond

MSC Cruises has eliminated the fuel surcharge for all new bookings for 2009 voyages beginning today.MSC Cruises has eliminated the fuel surcharge for all new bookings for 2009 voyages and beyond beginning today. The company cites the current downward trend in oil prices for it’s decision. Read for more details…

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Oceania and Regent to end fuel supplements

Regent Seven Seas Navigator (Photo courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises) Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced that they will eliminate the fuel supplement for all 2009 sailings. “As long as oil prices remain below $65 per barrel, we are confident that we will not require a surcharge in the future,” said Frank Del Rio chairman of Prestige Cruise Holdings. Read for more details…

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Royal Caribbean gives fuel supplement the heave-ho

Royal Caribbean\'s Independence of the Seas (photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)What a busy few days! First Disney Cruise Line announced they were suspending their fuel supplement, then Carnival Corporation and its six brands (Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Costa Cruises, and Seabourn) announced they were getting rid of their fuel surcharge and late Thursday night Norwegian Cruise Line followed suit. Well Friday afternoon, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced they are suspending their fuel supplement. Read for more details…

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More good news! NCL ends fuel supplement

Norwegian Pearl It’s been a busy day (and night) for cruise lines getting rid of fuel surcharges. First, Carnival Corp. and its six cruise lines and now Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) just announced they’re giving the supplment the heave-ho. NCL says in response to the current continued decline of fuel prices they will be suspending the company’s fuel supplement effective immediately for all voyages departing in 2009. Read for more details…

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Disney Cruise Line eliminates fuel surcharge

Disney Cruise Line announced that it is eliminating fuel surcharges for all new bookings, effective immediately. The new policy applies to sail dates through the end of 2010. The company also set guidelines for the refund of fuel supplements already paid. Read for more details…

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