Yes, I think NCL must include more items in that bucket then other cruise lines. They always seemed a little high to me, and I just checked 2 December cruises. They both leave out of Manhattan. THe NCL one charges $283.10 for taxes and fees, and it goes to Port Canaveral, Nassau, and their Private Island. Carnival charges 270, and it goes to Port Canaveral, Nassau, and Freeport. I can't imagine there being any Port Fees or Taxes for the NCL Private Island, but NCL is still charging $13.10 more, even without going to Freeport.