Carnival Settles Cruise Line Surcharge Probe For $40M

Law360, New York (April 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Carnival Corporation and its five subsidiary cruise lines will refund approximately $40 million to passengers who paid an unfair fuel surcharge, according to a settlement reached Monday with the Office of the Attorney General of Florida. A separate state antitrust investigation into fuel pricing by the cruise industry is still ongoing.

On Feb. 1, 2008, Carnival imposed a $5 per-passenger daily fuel charge, retroactively charging consumers regardless of when the U.S. bookings were made. The surcharge applied to passengers on Carnival Cruise Lines and five of...
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