Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises have scrapped fuel supplement charges for all sailings departing in 2010.


For trips in 2009, the company will continue to charge a $15 per passenger,, per day supplement. Any changes to this will be assessed on a quarterly basis and any refunds will be given in the form of onboard credits.


For voyages departing in 2010, no fuel supplement will be charged on new bookings. For existing bookings for travel in 2010, the charge will automatically be removed from the customer’s final payment balance.


Chairman of parent company Prestige Cruise Holdings Frank Del Rio said: “If oil stabilises below $65 we are confident we are can eliminate the need to charge our guests a separate fuel supplement.  However, we must see stability in fuel pricing on a mid to long term basis as there could still be significant volatility in the marketplace.”


Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean have among those to have already ditched their fuel surcharges.