Posted October 16th, 2012, 07:07 PM
Could be. I was mainly curious why they are so much more than Cunard.
I've wondered the same thing. Thanks for asking this most excellent question!
I've sailed on Cunard & other lines & I haven't seen port charges above $50. The significantly higher port charges on SD are a mystery to me. If it's a guest to port ratio, I would have thought that Silversea would have higher than average port charges too, but I don't recall theirs being very high, and we sailed into many of the same ports as SD.
I do have a hard time explaining to wanna-be SD'ers that they just need to get over the high port charges & that SD is well worth it. It also drives my DH crazy seeing the port charges added on. He thinks "all inclusive" should include the port charges and I don't entirely disagree...