Fuel Consumption: 85 gallons per mile
Total Distance: 3485 miles
Number of Guests: 1369
3485 X 85 = 296,225 gallons of fuel consumed
296,225/1369 = 216.38 gallons of fuel per passenger
I don't know what HAL is paying now for diesel fuel, but if it is $3.00 a gallon:
216.38 X $3 = $649.14 per passenger for fuel consumption. Our cost for the cruise (not counting taxes, port fees, insurance) was $599 per person, outside, obstructed view. Can this be correct? If so, the cruise lines rely heavily on the higher priced cabins for their profit, because they are losing money on the cheap seats.
I know there must be a flaw in my math here, what is it?