Will U.S. Cruise Lines Reinstate Fuel Surcharges?

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Boston
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Originally posted by LauraS
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Will U.S. Cruise Lines Reinstate Fuel Surcharges?

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If the cruise lines aren't happy with their profit margins, they can raise prices. The oil surcharge is a bit disengenuous because they will never rebate passengers when the price of oil goes down.
#3
Australian
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Joined Jan 2010
I would rather pay a surcharge than let them put thier prices up because as we know when prices go up due to higher costs, shortages etc. when the fuel price goes back down I'll bet you anything you like they won,t lower the price. With a surcharge public pressure can be brought to bear to ensur the surcharge is cancelled.

The only thing I don't like about the surcharge is they can add it at any time. Most major lines hedge fuel for months in advance so they should be able to notify passengers 6 mths in advance saying that their hedge price has increase so the surchage is on for cruises after this date.
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