Di - Answered a Question by atkinson (17 Dec 08 18:56)

The fuel supplement charge is geared to the purchase of fuel for delivery months ahead in order to guarantee supplies. Unfortunately you booked, as did I, when fuel was expensive. You win some, you lose some.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Phillip Atkinson - replied to Di (18 Dec 08 09:36)

They are stopping charging fuel suppliment today 18 12 2008 but if you booked yesterday you would still have to pay it, so in effect 2 indentical people on the same cruise in the same class cabins one would pay £80 suppliment who paid months ago, so thompson have had is cash and earned interest on it ,then someone comes along today and doesnt have to pay it.why are the other opperators giving refunds either directly or in the shape of on board credit thompson seem to have the attitude, ive got your money live with it .

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Reportaxuxcwxfsf
Richard Okill - replied to Phillip Atkinson (18 Dec 08 10:56)

I'm no lover of Thomson however, as Di says, they needed to secure that fuel in advance, exactly the same as airlines do. On the plus side the early booker got first pick of the cabins at their agreed price. Had fuel prices increased today and a larger supplement was being charged, would you accept that? Swings and roundabouts. Happy cruising.Richard.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • Shanghai, Hong Kong & Ho Chi Minh City

    Royal Caribbean - Mariner of the Seas - P13225 - 29 Aug 17 - 18nts

    Fly Shanghai : Xiamen : Hong Kong (Overnight) : Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) : Singapore : Kuala Lumpur : Penang : Phuket : Singapore : Fly UK

    Now from £1699pp Was £1999pp

    • 2 Night Hotel Stay in Central Shanghai
    • FREE Shanghai City Tour Included!
    • All Flights & Overseas Transfers

    View More Tailor Made Cruises >>


  • Beaches of Bali with the Best of Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong

    Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Millennium - T15902 - 14 Jan 18 - 22nts

    Fly UK to Bali (Overnight – 5nt Hotel Stay) : Fly Singapore (1nt Hotel Stay) : Singapore (Overnight) : Bangkok (Overnight) : Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) : Hue/Danang : Hanoi (Overnight) : Hong Kong (Overnight) : Fly UK

    Now from £1899pp Was £2399pp

    • 5 Night Hotel Stay in Bali with B&B 
    • 1 Night 5* Hotel Stay in Singapore with B&B
    • Overnight Stays in Bangkok, Hanoi & Hong Kong

    View More Celebrity Tailor Made Holidays >


  • Hamburg, Copenhagen & Amsterdam

    Cruise & Maritime - Magellan - 1 Oct 2017 - 9nts

    London Tilbury : Amsterdam : Hamburg (overnight) at sea Copenhagen (overnight) Aalborg (Denmark) : London Tilbury

    Now from £499pp Was 1239

    • The Cheapest Cruise From Southampton you will see 
    • Limited Cabins Available

    Click to view all Cruise & Maritime 2017 >

Show More Deals