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when you book a cruise in advance, the cruise lines ESTIMATE or guess how much the govt port taxes and fees will cost. as the cruise gets closer and closer, the actual cost of these fees will be correctly calculated. they can go up or down depending on many factors

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IMHO, probably can count on an extra & hefty Covid-19 health inspection & cleaning/disinfection surcharge, similar to post 9/11 security & screening fees.  Those Covid-19 rapid testing kits aren't free and someone is going to pay for them, and, as usual, for your convenience - a mandatory 20% processing fee.  


If cruiselines are going to make efforts to maintain social distancing onboard, they will have to execute capacity control and cut the maximum headcounts by as much as half ... consequently, with fewer souls to pay for & cover the charges, it's not rocket science but simple math that everyone sailing will be paying more with less passengers to allocate the cost. 

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45 minutes ago, Newleno said:

In addition seems to me that MSC and Costa have lower fees/taxes (example 10 day  msc oct 12 nyc rt, including 4 stops in canada, taxes $138)

Total cost is what's the bottom line.     How does that compare?   For exact same?  

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42 minutes ago, Budget Queen said:

Total cost is what's the bottom line.     How does that compare?   For exact same?  

the msc  cruise i was talking about total cost is about double on ncl  for a comparable  cruise,  exact same -  guess you would have to look that stuff up if you like, rarity and not necessary for my example.   

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