Norwegian Cruise Lines
(NCL) has joined the trend for axing fuel surcharges for passengers.
According to website cruisecritic.co.uk, the supplement will now be dropped from all new bookings made on or after November 10th for sailings departing on January 1st 2009 or later.
For those already booked to depart in 2009, refunds will be decided on a quarterly basis.
The news comes less than a week after Royal Caribbean said it was ending fuel surcharges on new bookings.
If the closing price on a barrel of West Texas Intermediate Fuel is less than $65 on December 18th, NCL will give passengers leaving on cruises between January 1st and March 31st 2009 onboard credit to form a refund.
NCL destinations include the Bahamas and Florida, Alaska, Hawaii, the Mexican Riviera, South America and the Panama Canal.
It visits more than 140 ports of call spanning four continents, with departure cities including New York City and Seattle.
Written by Catherine Lewis