Yep, those taxes on a PC cruise are ridiculous!! Higher than anywhere else, but that's due to the high cost of the tariff they pay to go through the locks.
It'll be interesting to see if this changes when the new locks are completed in 2015. It's suppose to end up costing them $5.2 billion, so I wonder if the tariff will go up because of the cost to build them or if it'll go down because of the massive increase in traffic the new locks will create.
46 Cruises & Counting! Favorites: Paul Gauguin to Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises in Europe; any of the Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America for 12-nights in the Baltics & Russia; RCCL for 14-night Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America for 14-day Alaska cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days in Hawaii including a 7-night NCL cruise; Oceania for 25 days in Asia; & 3 months touring Europe by train. And many days spent in all-inclusive resorts!