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kj_connections 11-07-2007 01:59 PM

I just saw this on Carnival's website: "Fuel supplement of $5 per guest, per day based on double occupancy applies to all cruises departing on or after February 1, 2008. The maximum fuel supplement is $70 per guest."

Is this new? Or has this been in place already?

LHP 11-07-2007 02:01 PM

This is indeed new. It is for all cruises on or after February 1, 2008.

Jim C. 11-07-2007 02:14 PM

That's interesting. Is that towards new cruises only or are they going to come after the already booked cruises for extra money too? (Note my cruise below)

I'm not sure how that will fly to come back and bump my price up. And is this going to be listed as a seperate charge item or are they just going to increase the cruise price (which is what they should do).

gdjoslin 11-07-2007 02:34 PM

I was talking to Carnival earlier about a separate matter. The gentleman informed me that it was going to apply to all cruise, even those already booked.
I am sure the airlines will follow suit.
I am a business man and I know it hit the bottom line, but when you start raising prices people stop seeking your service.

Berick1234 11-07-2007 02:46 PM

Guess we will have to pay for the Gas and drink less of the Booze.....I think Addons are just the start of things to come.....guess I will have to just open my wallet WIDER....

Happy Cruising at any price...

Bob E

Cruise Fanatic 11-07-2007 03:49 PM

I had a meeting today with both a Carnival and Holland America rep. This will be on all Carnival Corporation brands. Yes, it will apply even if the cruise is already paid in full.
I remember they did this back in 2001 when fuel went up so much. Gas in my area (Nashville) has gone up at least 30 cents just in the last two weeks.

Dave 11-07-2007 04:02 PM

It is important to note the price cap. I am not going to blame the cruise lines, airlines, etc., for this surcharge. We all are entering unknown territory with oil prices at the $100 per barrel range, and likely to blow past that price. I would not be surprised to see the surcharge increase between now and February. Everyone pray for a warm winter!

TrvlPro 11-08-2007 11:13 AM

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.

Cheers, Neil

PC GUY 11-08-2007 04:28 PM

I was reading the ticket contract before my last cruise and it clearly stated that the cruise line reserves the right to add a fuel surcharge.

Airlines following suit - the Canadian airlines have been doing this already for a few years!

gdjoslin 11-08-2007 06:56 PM


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 contact and advise of this new charge.
Neil I thought you guys just sat back and raked in the money
All joking aside I bet this is going to be a nightmare for all concerned.
Hope all goes well for all parties.

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