Cruiselines are reviewing fuel supplements

Cruiselines are reviewing fuel supplements for 2010 sailings as Royal Caribbean Cruises this week became the latest to ditch the charge.

The supplement on Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises’ bookings made from November 10 2008 have been scrapped.

For 2009 sailings booked before November 10, the company will review fuel refunds – in the form of onboard credit – on a quarterly basis. This depends on whether fuel drops to $65 a barrel or less two weeks before the start of each quarter.

Other cruiselines have similar plans due to the recent global fuel price reductions. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines and Hurtigruten are reviewing supplements.

Carnival UK has scrapped the charge on its cruiselines.

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