This sur-charge is not a fun thing for cruisers and cretainly not for agents either. I opened my email this morning and have well over 200 clients to cantact and advise of this new charge. These will be really fun conversations! Especially for those who've paid in full and were thinking their cruise budget was set, done and paid for. Glad it's not all the cruiselines. I'd never get done with calls and emails. Reminds me a little of the Alaska Legislature tax at the beginning of 07. That one became retroactive as well. Had to call everyone who booked early and pass on an extra $50. per person tax charge.