Florida: settlement on refund of fuel surcharges by cruise lines

The Florida attorney general’s office has reached an agreement with Oceana Cruises and Classic Cruise Holdings in which the cruise lines will refund a total of more than $3 million to cruisers who were charged fuel surcharges. The agreements were reached after the Attorney General’s Economic Crimes Division received several hundred complaints from around the country because cruise lines were retroactively charging a fuel supplement after cruises had been booked and deposited. The agreements were signed on Feb., 4. Similar settlements were reached last year with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Carnival Corp. and its subsidiary cruise lines.Source: Press release by Florida attorney General to be found here>>.

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