As many of you would already know, if you look at any of the big discounted cruise websites based in the USA and compare the prices they are charging for exactly the same cruises out of Australia, in particular, you will quickly see that unless you are from the USA you being ripped off, in many cases by several thousands of dollars per person, per cruise.
If you approach these overseas websites they claim they can no longer sell these heavily discounted cruises to anyone who doesn't live in North America.
I have spoken to ACC and they have said there is nothing legally they can do to stop this practice of pricing based on where you live.
Regardless I think it is unethical and smacks of discrimination.
The only way to change it is for us to collectivily lobby the cruise companies directly and tell them how pissed off we are. We are mad as hell and we are not going to take it any more.
But I need your help, to track down and document cases where cruise companies like Princess are ripping people off who don't live in the USA.
For example two night sample cruises offered in Australia start at $900 yet overseas these can be obtained at the same time, on the same cruise for $199.00.
How can they justify such discrepancies especially when the Australian Dollar is so much higher than the USD. If anything cruises paid for in Australia in AUD should be cheaper NOT more expensive.
Additionally the cost per night of cruising in Australia is again routinely $150+ per night per person. Yet if you look at cruising markets all over the world $50 per night is more the norm.
Sunlight is often the best medicine and that's what I intend to do, shine light on how us Aussies are being royally ripped off.
But I need your help to document it. Once we have a large body of evidence we might even approach the tabloid TV shows that would love to run with a headline "Aussies being RIPPED OFF".
The more we talk about it, the more pressure that will be applied to the cruise companies to change their discriminatory policies.