I remember a few years back when UPS imposed a fuel charge. I don't believe they have ever dropped it. I do not look for the Cruiselines to do it anytime soon if ever. I would just rather have seen them up the cruises by $50.00pp or so. Now we will be looking for them to drop the charge as fuel drops. If they do drop the charge what will happen to the people who have already paid? I doubt they are going to be giving refunds.
At $5.00 per day per person times 2000 people is $10,000. Does a ship use that much fuel a day? Are we helping to cover the costs or outright paying for the fuel. I thought that was what we are doing when we pay for a cruise. They sure are not paying it out of their pockets!