Royal Caribbean Cruises is almost doubling fuel supplements charged to passengers from May 1.

The cruiseline has charged passengers a fuel supplement since December last year.

For first and second passengers in a stateroom the fuel supplement is going up from £2.50 per person per day to £4 per person per day. This means passengers will be charged up to £56 per person per cruise compared to £35 previously.

Additional passengers in staterooms will now be charged £1.50 per person per day, and up to £21 per person per cruise.

The revised fuel supplements will apply to bookings on all ships under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises.