Originally Posted by Paul Motter
Well, I was thinking how much the fuel supplement changes must be affecting them financially. Think about going from collecting about $140 per cabin to having to give away $140/cabin in onboard credit.
I see cruise fares have already gone up for Carnival, the $329 cruises are long gone now.
Now, fuel IS much cheaper for them than it was before, so they make a lot of money back that way, but still, I'll feel they may be kicking themselves for saying in print they would rescind the surcharges at a certain point (under $70/barrel for 25 days in a row) because I think it came much faster than they ever expected.
You are right, I also don't think they expected it to drop so fast.
Carnival did it different becuase pretty much all other cruise lines said it had to stay under $65.