Would be a heck of a promotion for the first one that does.
Remember that the cruise lines sign contracts for their fuel -- so if the price goes down -- that contract won't change.RCL lines hedge, but Carnival doesnt. So all those 7? Carnival lines are not hedged and fuel is not bought much ahead of time.
The cruise lines didn't start fuel surcharges until more than a year after the fuel prices had doubled from $300 a ton to over $600 a ton.It was just a question, not a demand.
Now fuel prices have dropped just a few dollars and you want them to lower the fuel surcharges?
That doesn't make any sense.
Nearly every mass market cruise ship is currently sailing fully booked, and advance bookings for the remainder of 2008 and 2009 are the highest in the history of cruising.Philip, when are you going to post the "Complaints of the week"? We miss them.
With ships already booked to capacity, what would a cruise line have to gain by lowering prices for cabins that are already sold?
It's a Sellers Market. When the public is begging you to sell them something, you really needn't lower your price.