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Old 01-17-2009, 06:39 AM
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My guess is that the fares cover the basic expenses of getting the ship underway, but the big money is made through all on-board sales. They sell a can of coke for $2.25 and that soda probably cost them 25 cents, if that. Booze is the same way, as is the food in the specialty restaurants. They need to remain competitive in an econmy that's heading south, so they look for other avenues of revenue in order to maintain low fare structures. It may be awhile before any cruise line reaches the tipping point because let's face it- it's all about being at sea and feeling the salt air on our faces as we sail off into the sunset.
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