With the price of gas these days I am wondering if they are still charging a daily surcharge??
Carnival Splendor (3 days of towing back to port)
I don't think they ever did. It's an option in their contract to impose it, but haven't. It would impact their sales too much, so most lines cut back some things to save money and keep their prices stable.
Several cruise lines added them for a while, but then did away with them. Right now, there are only two that implemented them last year - Cunard was one - I can't remember the other one. But none of the mass-market cruise lines currently have a fuel supplement.
Of course, with oil prices the way they are, they all reserve the right to implement them at any time, so who knows what will happen next year.
__________________ Travel Agent/Cruise Specialist w/13 yrs exp and 48 Cruises on 11 cruise lines! Favorites: Paul Gauguin - Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises - Europe; Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America - 12-nights Baltics & Russia; RCCL - 14-nights Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America - 14-day Alaskan cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days Hawaii w/7-night NCL cruise; Oceania - 25 days in Asia; more than 3 months touring Europe by train. And many all-inclusive resorts!
In 1974 the Home lines Oceanic imposed a $40? per cabin fuel charge for a Bahamas cruise out of NY. The Attorney General of NY sued Homelines and everyone ended up with a future credit for a cruise to be used w/i the next 2? years. I never used my credit.
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Experiences over the years enabled me to have all the answers, but not necessarily corresponding with your questions.