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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.
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 .
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.