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Old May 25th, 2009, 02:33 PM
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I know that Carnival's fine print in it's contract says that it will only refund $20 for a missed port and there is not much anyone can do about that. However, it is still puzzling and very aggrevating to know that we paid $238 (for 2 of us) for 2 ports. We were only able to dock at one of them (Key West) and received a $20 shipboard chedit (which of course is used on the ship - back into Carnival's pocket).

If you take into account that each of paid $119 for two port charges and used one port that would be approximately $60 per port. If the ship is unable to dock at a port do they still pay the port fee? If not, I guess Carnival just pockets the other $40 per person. I would be very interested to know just how much, per passenger, Carnival has to pay to Freeport when they could not dock there. I have to keep in mind that the harbor pilot did board the ship and make several attempts to get into the slip there, so possibly at least of portion of the port fees had to be paid to cover his services.
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The cruise lines no longer refer to this charge as port fees, but as non-commissionable fees.

Partly because people do get confused, thinking that charge is exclusively for docking fees at ports of call... which is what you're assuming. Those fees actually include fees for using the embarkation and disembarkation port (or ports) as well other charges associated with their operations while in port.

Over the years they've added more to those non-commissionable fees... and it does short shift the travel agents out of commissions.
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The cruise lines no longer refer to this charge as port fees, but as non-commissionable fees.
Kuki I understand what you are saying and that does actually answer my question as to what is actually included in the port charge fees, however, I pulled my cruise docs and it plainly states the cost of the cruise and on a separate line it says "port fees - $238" with the taxes listed on another line.
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From what I understand the actual port charges can be very low in some locales and very high in others. Cruises Inc. (CNBC) said the charges in Roataan where 3.50/pax.
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I guess it is a moot point - you can't fight city hall and all that - but you still feel like you get the shaft with this $20 rule
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