Just wondering.....does anyone know or care to guess, where the cruiselines plan on cutting corners to make up for the ever increasing fuel costs? I figure that they can raise their rates ( or may have already) but Im sure that it would only be part of the equation.
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I don't know if they will cut corners but a couple of lines such as Regent Seven Seas and I believe Crystal have added fuel surcharges to their fares. Others may have already done so or will soon follow or increase fares by $5 or $10 to cover the additional fuel expense.
Raising fares by a few dollars is a far better alternative than cutting corners. Right now passenger bookings are down and both Royal Caribbean and Carnival stock are down and passengers are needed. If corners are cut then its for other reasons. IMO
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Yea, as Mike said, a fuel surcharge. The airlines do it and my limo company does it also.
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