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Old December 24th, 2007, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by CaptainEdwardJohnSmith
Originally Posted by Manuel
Captain Smith with your experience in this field, wouldn't you agree that high fuel prices are here to stay?


Hiya Manuel,
I think the fuel surcharge going away is wishful thinking. I think the cruiselines should just have adjusted the prices accordingly because now we have port charges that are extra, govt fees that are extra, a fuel supplement, what next?
I think much like they have in the European Union, all prices advertised (no matter if they are flights only, air packages, hotel accomodations, cruises and so on) should include everything, your "out the door" price, so to speak. But hey, who am I to argue with the marketing gurus/advertising lobby or the bunch of incompetent and ball-less politicians whose only interests are protecting their own seats, literally.
Just my 2 cents!

I disagree. If additional charges are required due to an unexpected rise in fuel after brochures are printed, then there is no choice except for a surcharge. You can't raise "base" prices over the brochure without being guilty of false advertising.

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