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Old 10-10-2008, 07:40 AM
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We will be cruising on the Princess Grand November 10th. The cruise line is (or has) added a fuel surcharge. Since the price of oil has dropped so much, any chance they will drop the fuel surcharge?
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It's doubtful. Once it's in place & people get accustomed to paying it there's no turning back.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:03 PM
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Once it's in place & people get accustomed to paying it there's no turning back.
That is all too true for this kind of thing. The surcharge amount might vary, but it won't go away entirely.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:06 AM
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I just read that Carnival Corp. plc is suspending fuel surcharges on all its North American brands effective on all sailings on and after December 17, 2008. Passengers past the final payment period will receive rebates in the form of onboard credit. Those who have not made final payment will receive an adjustment in their invoice.

Good news!

They reserve the right to reinstate the surcharge if the price of light sweet crude goes above $70.00 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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Good news!

They reserve the right to reinstate the surcharge if the price of light sweet crude goes above $70.00 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
and you can bet it won't take 30 days to get them instated again.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:39 AM
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Thank you so much for the information! I did call Princess and they said that a shipboard credit would be issued for the fuel charge amount.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:40 PM
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That would be great. Our July Holland America Cruise is paid for, but SBC is fine with me.
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:15 AM
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hello folks...I just received notification that I have received a $63.00 shipboard account credit because Princess has reduced the fuel surcharge. Not sure what that is in US dollars!
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:55 AM
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Congratulations travel bugs, just keep praying oil will stay below $70/bbl. If the OPEC twits get their way, it won't, but I hope they don't get their way!
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:09 AM
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I am cruising Jan 30/09 Grand, and have recieved back the fuel surcharge to my shipboard credit.
 
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