What's the highest fuel charge you'll pay to cruise?
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Stopped counting a few years ago -- have done over 140 cruises.
I kinda agree with Krazy Kruisers, would probably pay if its $100 a day, and cut back on extras.
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its not the fuel surcharge per se. Its the overall price including surcharges. By themselves the per day surcharge is pretty meaningless.Exactly. I do not single out the fuel charge. I look at Total Cost per person when making a book/don't book decision.
I don't care HOW they break out the cost...I am only concerned with the bottom line TOTAL cost...and...whatever it is, it is...
I have to cruise...
So, I pick a cruise and call my travel agent and ask what it will cost--with ALL costs included...Then either I pay it or I don't go...
Personally, I wish the cruise lines, the airlines and everyone else wouldn't pharase these as "surcharges"--just raise the danged price--that's what they're doing anyway. We're all accustomed to prices going up...so, call it what it is--it just costs more...Does it really matter if the cruise costs you $3000 ...or... $2850 plus a $150 fuel surcharge???
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£5 = $9.91
£10 = $19.81
I voted for £5 since I believe it is just about the maximum I will pay per day. If it reaches £10 then I just may quit cruising or reduce the number that I take. I may limit how much I spend on board as well.
I like my short 3/4 day cruises and when you pay $300/pp for a cabin it makes a difference when you add on another $80 in fuel surcharges. It adds another 1/3 of the cost to the cruise.
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The discovery that your cruise is costing so much more when you have booked early (as we always do) makes us feel no more early bookings for us. That is sad for us as we will not get the cabin or dinner choice but sad also for the cruiselines who depend on early bookings. However, we need to know exactly what we are paying before you pay the deposist or indeed full fare as it will be in future. Most people can accept say £5 pppd but nearly £20 on a two three week cruise would seriously compromise the finances.
Inside cabin = £81.12 pppd. Tax at £5.13 pppd = 6.3%
Deluxe Verandah Suite = £332.17 pppd. Tax at £5.13 pppd = 1.5%
If we can assume that, in general, anyone with a holiday budget plans fairly carefully how much to allocate to that budget, then it's fairly obvious that for someone to have to find and extra 6% (however large or small the actual amount) its going to be a lot more difficult to find than 1.5%.
My view would be that the only people who are likely to be affected (ie won't cruise because of fuel surcharges) are those who either A) only ever book the very cheapest cabins at the very best rates, or B) simply won't, for whatever reason, lower their acceptable cabin category by a single level.
For example, on our next cruise we've moved from an SA suite to SB, which has saved us £15 pppd - which more than makes up for fuel surcharges whilst maintaining the benefits and luxury that we want to achieve from our main holiday. Ok, so I have to walk a few yards further to get to the Neptune Lounge, but hey, I could do with the exercise!
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