MSC Cruises increased the existing fuel surcharge on cruise fares to $8 a guest, $16 per stateroom.
"We all know that international oil prices have risen rapidly over the past several months, bringing the cost of fuel, whether for the family car or a cruise ship, to record highs," MSC Cruises USA President and Chief Executive Officer Richard E. Sasso said. "To offset these unprecedented costs, we must make an adjustment to the fuel surcharge implemented late last year."
The new surcharge will apply to new bookings made July 1 for departures after Dec. 1.
Please Note: MSC Cruises is based in Italy. Its U.S. headquarters is in Fort Lauderdale.
South Florida Business Journal; May 9, 2008