Cruise Lines Reach $21M Deal Over Fuel Surcharges

Law360, New York (March 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two major cruise ship operators are set to pay $21 million to refund the cost of retroactive fuel supplement charges to passengers who were made to pay the fees after they had booked their cruises.

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum said Tuesday that his Economic Crimes Division had reached a resolution with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Celebrity Cruises over the imposition of the fuel surcharges.

The cruise lines will be allowed to impose the fuel surcharge going forward as long as the fee is clearly...
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