P&O and Cunard have both announced an increase in fuel surcharges on all cruises booked after the 30th December 2011. It will apply to all persons sailing with the exception of those who have obtained ‘Free Child’ places. The surcharge which stands at £4 per day at present is being increased by £2 per day to £6. There is however a maximum of £200 per person for those who do cruises in excess of 34 days!!!
Some may find this strange bearing in mind that Brent Crude had fallen back from a high in excess of $120 a barrel in April to just over $100 at present with a downward trend!!!