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Old 10-10-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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Carnival Cruise Lines to scrap fuel charge
(but hike prices instead)
Now doesn't that make you feel better?

http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?guid={...D6630}&siteid=yhoof2
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:56 AM
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But you don't understand! We eliminated the surcharge everyone was complaining about...well, we will eliminate it for cruises that start a year and a half from now but it's the same thing!

Our new pricing scheme is different, except that in the end it is the same. See?
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:30 PM
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This is exactly what was predicted to happen. They have to get it one way or the other.
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:39 PM
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Well id I have this right...I feel better. I might be paying the same, but my TA is making a few cents more.

Now why would it take that long to put it into action? I know they do not want ot refund any money for those of us who have booked...
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Very good point Gary. Unless they add the fare hike to the non-commission fare portion. The agents only get a commission on a certain portion of the cruise fare before they add the Federal Taxes/Fees.

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Here is a link with some more details.

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Old 10-13-2008, 04:36 PM
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Gas prices are dropping like a brick. I think the surcharges should be eliminated now that gas is around $80 a barrel! Oh well...at least they will be eliminating it.


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Old 10-13-2008, 05:31 PM
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Well I would like to see prices drop. I do not think it will happen. I do trenching. The fuel has been high and that hurt. What hurt more was the cost of parts. A belt that cost $25.00+-, now cost over $40.00. The digging chain cost $380...now it is almost $600.00. The drop in fuel does not mean I can lower prices. I am sure other businesses are going thru the same, even cruise lines.
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The one thing I like about the new policy is it will get advertised prices a little closer to the bottom line. It is a more fluid way (no pun intended) to price cruises.

This is the right thing to do. I just hope it all get's stabilized and we can go back to less fine print.

Just my opinion, no flames please. We certainly don't want to set any oil wells on fire.

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Perhaps they can come up with a few new on board sales programs to part cruisers with their money & keep the base price low.
 
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