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Old November 8th, 2007, 02:34 PM
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Has anyone heard about the Carnival fuel charge, which adds $5.00 per person, per day. If I have already booked and paid, will this be added to my bill. I booked thru Carnival and received a very good deal. I hope the deal I received will be honored.

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Old November 8th, 2007, 06:46 PM
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As I understand it, if your cruise sails after Feb. 1st, 2008, then $5 per person, per day, for the first two people in each cabin, will be added to your final payment. The maximum is $70 per cabin for this fuel surcharge. If your cruise sails before Feb 1st, 2008, then you won't be charged this extra charge.
Sad, but true,,,however,,,,look at what we're paying at the pump! How'd you like to get the bill to fill up the Freedom of the Seas? I think someone should design, and build a nuclear powered cruise ship!

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Just kinda sucks when you think you are all paid and ready to cruise and they add another charge. I can understand if it was upfront, but it is not. i was told this is the price and I payed it and have even received receipts saying I have a zero balance. Should be a law against it.

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Old November 9th, 2007, 12:15 PM
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I agree Emmutt. You might try to say that you have a contract and the balance was zero. State that they are violating the terms of the contract. You might win that one.
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Maybe we could get a "class action" suit going?
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Forget the lawsuit and read the Terms and conditions. It's probably in the fine print that they can add surcharges. I know I read one recently that did, but forget which cruiseline I was reading it on.

No one WANTS to pay it, but personally, I don't think it's that much of an increase considering how much fuel it takes to move a ship. I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner!
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Until final payment, they can do anything they want.

Regent has instituted a $7.50 per day per person surcharge. For 14 day cruise, this adds $210. If anyone pays in full, however, by 1 December, then they don't have to pay the surcharge. I am trying to decide if it is better to pay off early or just pay the surcharge.
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Truthfully, I think they should cut back 5 dollars a day on food per person.

That would save ton's of money. Think of all the food that just goes to waste and there is no good reason for people to pig out the way they do anyway.

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Truthfully, I think they should cut back 5 dollars a day on food per person.

That would save ton's of money. Think of all the food that just goes to waste and there is no good reason for people to pig out the way they do anyway.

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I think Carnival's total food budget is only a bit over $5 per day.
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We just made our final payment to Celebrity for our January 26th cruise on the Summit when I noticed the fuel surcharge. Yep, it goes into effect for ships sailing on or after February 1st.

Ha, missed us. For a few minutes I enjoyed that "we stuck it to the man" fealing, until I realized this will probably continue for the forseeable future and effect the price of our next cruise.

So let us think the unthinkable and pretend that gas goes back down in price. No I'm not sitting here with booze or a joint in hand. Lets just pretend that in this world with pink bunnies and Santa Claus it happens. Do you think that the cruise lines will do away with this surcharge, or just roll it into their current prices?
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Just kinda sucks when you think you are all paid and ready to cruise and they add another charge. I can understand if it was upfront, but it is not. i was told this is the price and I payed it and have even received receipts saying I have a zero balance. Should be a law against it.

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I agree. They should not be able to come back with additional charges after you have a contracted price with them. I have 5 cabins booked on the Fantasy for April, so I now have an addtional $250 charge to pay. :evil:
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Same here. Cruise booked and fully paid for. Then they decide they will charge us extra. :evil: :evil:
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I just looked at their website and it does say that they have the right to add a fuel surcharge, even on a fully paid or deposited ticket. I don't know how long that info has been on the site, but I have kept every one of my ticket books for all 10 cruises I've done with them. I will look in my books to see if this has always been in the contract or if it I can determine when it was added. It would seem that, if it was added, after the cruise was paid or deposited, it should not apply.
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