We are flying into Santiago, Chile from Miami and will spend 2 nights in the city before our cruise. This afternoon we heard from Celebrity Cruise Line (thru RCCI) and were told there is a fee of $65 or higher for those with an American passport. They said this is a special fee and not included in the port charges or taxes. Each person must pay the fee in cash only. I just called our travel agent and she said a client who will be sailing with Princess was told the fee is now $100. It certainly seems strange.
I wonder if any one who took this cruise before had to pay this fee. to the Chilian government.