I'm looking to book my first cruise, and I'd like to sail on Norwegian; however, I've noticed that the cruise line has considerably higher taxes and government fees. Does anyone know why? It almost looks like some sort of a scam to get you to pay more. I've looked at similar destinations, all going out of the same ports, and here's the thing: Norwegian's taxes and fees are always higher, sometimes two or three times as much. More expensive cruises on other lines often wind up being cheaper because their taxes and fess are so much less. Is there something else included in the taxes and fees that I'm not understanding?