Royal Caribbean cuts fuel supplement

Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced the suspension of its fuel supplement for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises sailings that depart on or after 1st January 2009, anywhere in the world.

The decision reflects the recently sustained lower price of fuel.

Effective Monday 8th December, guests making new bookings for sailings that depart on or after 1st January 2009, will not be charged the fuel supplement.

 

Guests already booked on sailings that depart on or after 1st January 2009, will receive a refund of any fuel supplement paid, as follows:

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á      Guests with existing bookings for sailings that depart on or after 1st January 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.

á      Guests with existing bookings for sailings that depart on or after 1st January 2009, and who are not yet paid in full, will have the supplement automatically removed from their outstanding balance.

 

The company reserves the right to reinstate fuel supplement charges if the price of West Texas Intermediate fuel exceeded $65 per barrel, on the quarterly milestone dates mentioned in the company’s 24th October 2008, press release.

 

The company announced on 24th October 2008, that no fuel supplement would be charged for new bookings made on or after 10th November 2008, for sailings that depart on or after 1st January 2010, unless there is an upturn in fuel prices.  Today’s announcement does not affect those previous terms.
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