Top Cruise Lines Accused Of Fixing Fuel Surcharges

Law360, New York (February 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Some of the leading cruise lines, including Carnival Corp. and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., have been slammed with a proposed class action claiming they plotted to fix fuel surcharges billed to passengers.

The complaint, lodged on behalf of passengers who bought tickets since Jan. 1, alleged that at least seven big-name cruise companies took part in the scheme to elevate and freeze fuel costs added to cruise ship tickets. Cruise ship tickets take in about $17 billion per year.

“It is highly unlikely that defendants have...
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