Fuel Surcharges

Azamara Cruises

Azamara Cruises has suspended their fuel supplement for all sailings. Guests already booked on sailings that depart on or after January 1, 2009, will receive a refund of any fuel supplement paid, as follows: Guests with existing bookings for sailings that depart on or after January 1, 2009, and who are now paid in full, will have the supplement automatically refunded to them in the form of an onboard credit during their sailing. Guests with existing bookings for sailings that depart on or after January 1, 2009, and who are not yet paid in full, will have the supplement automatically removed from their outstanding balance.

Updated Information: June 11, 2009 Azamara Cruises reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement on all guests if the price of West Texas Intermediate fuel exceeds $65.00 per barrel. The fuel supplement for 1st and 2nd guests would be no more than $15 per guest per day, to a maximum of $200 per cruise.

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Carnival Cruises

Carnival Cruise Line has eliminated its fuel surcharge effective for all voyages. For all bookings within the final payment period, the fuel supplement will be refunded in the form of a shipboard credit. For all bookings outside of the final payment period, the fuel supplement will be removed and guests will be provided with a revised final payment amount.

Carnival reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement of up to $9.00 per person per day, without prior notice, in the event that the price of light sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index) is greater than $70.00 per barrel of oil. Carnival may collect any fuel supplement in effect at the time of sailing, even if the cruise fare has been paid in full.

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Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises has suspended their fuel supplement for all sailings. Guests already booked on sailings that depart on or after January 1, 2009, will receive a refund of any fuel supplement paid, as follows: Guests with existing bookings for sailings that depart on or after January 1, 2009, and who are now paid in full, will have the supplement automatically refunded to them in the form of an onboard credit during their sailing. Guests with existing bookings for sailings that depart on or after January 1, 2009, and who are not yet paid in full, will have the supplement automatically removed from their outstanding balance.

For US reservations, Celebrity Cruises reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement on all guests if the price of West Texas Intermediate fuel exceeds $65.00 per barrel. The fuel supplement for 1st and 2nd guests would be no more than $10 per guest per day, to a maximum of $140 per cruise; and for additional guests would be no more than $5 per person per day, to a maximum of $70 per cruise.

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Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises has eliminated its fuel surcharge effective for all voyages. For all bookings within the final payment period, the fuel supplement will be refunded in the form of a shipboard credit. For all bookings outside of the final payment period, the fuel supplement will be removed and guests will be provided with a revised final payment amount. Cruise fuel supplements of up to $9 per person per day may be charged if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel.

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Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises has eliminated its fuel surcharge as of 2009 cruises. Fuel surcharges may be added at any time to defray fuel cost increases, even if the Fare has been paid in full.

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Cunard Cruises

Cunard reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of up to $9 per person per day on all passengers if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel, even if fares have been paid in full.

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Disney Cruises

Disney Cruise Line has eliminated its fuel surcharge. Clients who have already booked a cruise will be refunded their supplement based on the following guidelines: If the closing price on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) of West Texas Intermediate fuel is below $70 a barrel two weeks prior to the beginning of the calendar quarter, the company will refund fuel surcharges paid in the form of an onboard credit. The quarter that the cruise falls in will be based solely on the sailing date. The entire cruise will be considered to be part of the quarter that the sailing date originates in. For the calendar of dates on which the price of West Texas Intermediate fuel will be measured and the quarters during which refunds could apply.

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Holland America Cruises

Holland America has eliminated its fuel surcharge for all voyages. For all bookings within the final payment period, the fuel supplement will be refunded in the form of a shipboard credit. For all bookings outside of the final payment period for departures, the fuel supplement will be removed and guests will be provided with a revised final payment amount.

Holland America reserves the right to reinstate fuel supplements if the price of light sweet crude oil, according to the NYMEX, should increase above $70 per barrel.

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MSC Cruises

The fare that you paid was determined far in advance of Initial Departure on the basis of then-existing projections of costs, including but not limited to fuel costs. The Company reserves the right to impose or pass through fuel surcharges, security surcharges or similar incidental surcharges at any time prior to departure. In the event of an increase in costs above amounts projected, the Company further reserves the right to increase the fare or impose surcharges at any time up to Initial Departure and to require payment of the additional fare or surcharges prior to Initial Departure.

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Norwegian Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line has eliminated its fuel surcharge effective for all voyages departing in 2009. NCL will refund the fuel supplement in the form of an on-board credit for all 2009 bookings within the final payment period. All existing 2009 bookings outside of the final payment period will be adjusted to remove the fuel supplement and NCL will revise the final payment amount. NCL is suspending the company's fuel supplement for all voyages departing in 2009 at this time. The Company reserves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests should the price of light sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index) increase above $65 per barrel. NCL may collect any fuel supplement charge in effect at the time of sailing, even if the cruise fare has been paid in full.

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Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises has eliminated its fuel surcharge for all new bookings. Oceania will refund the fuel supplement in the form of an on-board credit for all 2009 bookings within the final payment period. All existing 2009 bookings outside of the final payment period will be adjusted to remove the fuel supplement and Oceania will revise the final payment amount. Oceania has reserved the right to reinstate the fuel surcharge, based on the price of light sweet crude with different parameters.

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Paul Gauguin Cruises

Ship fuel surcharges are estimated by PGC at the time of sale based on taxes and fuel surcharges levied by fuel/oil prices in the world at that time. The amount herein may vary.

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Princess Cruises

At the time Princess Cruises suspended fuel supplements and reserves the right to reinstate them if the price of light sweet crude oil, according to the NYMEX, should increase above $70 per barrel.

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Regent Cruises

Effective November 10, 2008, fuel supplement charges will be eliminated from all Regent Seven Seas Cruises voyages departing in 2010. For voyages departing in 2009, the company will continue to apply a $15 per guest per day fuel supplement. However, the company has established specific guidelines under which the fuel supplement may be reimbursed to guests sailing on voyages departing in 2009. Fuel supplement charge adjustments, if any, will be determined on a quarterly basis. Refunds, in the form of Shipboard Credits, will automatically be applied to all reservations to which a fuel supplement had previously been charged if the quarterly closing price on the New York Mercantile Exchange of West Texas Intermediate fuel is below $65 per barrel two weeks prior to the beginning of the upcoming calendar quarter.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean has suspended their fuel supplement for all sailings. Guests already booked on sailings that depart on or after January 1, 2009, will receive a refund of any fuel supplement paid, as follows: Guests with existing bookings for sailings that depart on or after January 1, 2009, and who are now paid in full, will have the supplement automatically refunded to them in the form of an onboard credit during their sailing. Guests with existing bookings for sailings that depart on or after January 1, 2009, and who are not yet paid in full, will have the supplement automatically removed from their outstanding balance. Royal Caribbean has reserved the right to reinstate fuel supplement charges if the price of West Texas Intermediate fuel exceeds $65 per barrel, on the quarterly milestone dates mentioned in the company's October 24, 2008, press release.

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Seabourn Cruises

The Cruise Fare shall be deemed to be earned when paid and not refundable except as set forth below. Seabourn reserves the right to increase the Cruise Fare and any air fare supplements without prior notice. However, fully paid or deposited guests will be protected from such increases, except for fuel supplements, government taxes, other surcharges and changes to deposit and payment and cancellation terms/conditions, which are all subject to change without notice. Seabourn reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement of up to $15.00 per person per day, without prior notice, in the event that the price of light sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index) is greater than $70.00 per barrel of oil. Seabourn may collect any fuel supplement in effect at the time of sailing, even if the cruise fare has been paid in full.

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Silversea Cruises

In the event of any significant change in such costs beyond Silversea's control, including but not limited to increases in the price of fuel, currency fluctuations affecting Silversea's costs, increases in government taxes or levies, or increased security costs, Silversea reserves the right to surcharge passengers to cover such unexpected costs. Silversea has the right to refuse to transport passengers unless the additional surcharge is paid in advance of initial departure.

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Star Clippers Cruises

No fuel surcharge is in effect at the time of printing this brochure. Star Clippers reserves the right to impose a fuel surcharge, without prior notice, on all guests if the price of Light Sweet Crude Oil according to the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index) exceeds USD $65 per barrel of oil. The fuel surcharge for guests should not be more than $10 per guest per day. Star Clippers may collect any fuel surcharge in effect at the time of sailing, even if the cruise fare has been paid in full. No right of cancellation exists under any circumstance due to the charging of fuel surcharges.  

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Swan Hellenic Cruises

Carrier may impose charges in addition to the fare quoted at any time prior to the date of sailing. These charges may be due to, but are not limited to, currency fluctuations, increases in government taxes or levies, or increased security costs and the increased of fuel. A “fuel supplement” is an additional charge to defray a portion of Carrier’s costs. Carrier reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement of $10 dollars per passenger per day without prior notice in the event that the price of sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX (in the price of fuel in the price of fuel New York Mercantile Exchange Index) is greater than USD $90 per barrel of oil. Such charges will be added to the Passenger’s on-board account. Additionally, expenses not covered by the cruise fare, which are reasonably incurred by the Carrier on board the Vessel or in any port for or on behalf of Passenger shall be payable by Passenger and may, at Carrier’s option, be presented and paid before Passenger disembarks.

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Windstar Cruises

Windstar has eliminated its fuel surcharge on all sailings departing after January 1, 2009. The fuel surcharge originally applied only to sailings through March 31, 2009. Windstar will automatically refund the fuel surcharge to guests in the form of a shipboard credit for those sailings departing between January 1 and March 31, 2009. Winstar has reserved the right to reinstate the fuel surcharge, based on the price of light sweet crude with different parameters.

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