Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox
Cruise News
Home > Cruise News Archive > Crystal Kicks Off Fuel Fees for U.K. Cruisers
Date Published: November 29, 2007
More current news for Crystal Cruises:
Crystal Reveals New Cruise Itineraries for 2017

Crystal Cruises Profile and Reviews
Latest Cruise News Headlines
Crystal Kicks Off Fuel Fees for U.K. Cruisers
New Surcharges: Voyages of Discovery, MSC Jump In
Royal Caribbean Pumps Up Costs With New Fuel Surcharge
Rising Fuel Costs Spark New Cruise Line Surcharges
Cruise Lines Add Fuel Surcharge

The scourge of cruise fuel surcharges is spilling into the United Kingdom.

Luxury line Crystal Cruises has become the first North American line to charge its U.K. passengers the added fees. The line will charge guests 4 GBP (approximately $8.25 U.S.) per person, per day, on all 2008 cruises booked after December 3, 2007. Crystal cites, what else, escalating fuel costs as the reason for the change.

Guests who have booked (or book) before the cut-off date will avoid that empty feeling associated with additional operating costs being passed onto the consumer.

While North American cruise passengers have been fuming over near industry-wide fuel surcharges, cruisers in the U.K. have been spared the added fees, despite the barrel's soaring prices. Last week David Dingle, head of Carnival Corporation's U.K.-based operations -- which include P&O, Ocean Village and the German Aida -- said that the line will not levy the charge for U.K. passengers. So far, Carnival's stood firm on its claim.

We'll keep you posted.

--by Dan Askin, Assistant Editor
Cruise News Headlines
More Crystal Cruises News
Crystal Cruises Reviews
Crystal Cruises Deals

About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.