Yes, it was closer to US$40. Oil prices are only quoted in US dollars. You should get your on board account creditied.
Hi Spencer @ Rishton.
I'm not sure what the price of oil is currently. However, I was on Fred Olsen Balmoral sailing 04 January and we got a letter in our cabin advising us that we had a credit refund of £156.00. You don't need to use this as onboard credit. So if you don't manage to spend the refund you will get it back in cash at the end of the cruise when you settle your account. Happy cruising.
The P & O view "Additionally, we will, subject to certain conditions, reimburse the current sea fuel supplements to customers for 2008 and 2009 cruises, but have established specific guidelines. These are "For 2008 and 2009 departures, if the price of light sweet crude oil, according to the New York Mercantile Exchange Index, is $70 per barrel or less at the 2.30 pm close of business, as reported by Reuters on each of the 25 consecutive trading days, ending 5 trading days prior to the guests' cruise departure date, the fuel supplement will be refunded in the form of an on board credit. Your TA should have been able to advise on this but you won't see the refund until you join the ship, this is assuming the price of oil has not gone above their threshold of $70, which I doubt - enjoy your cruise .... Bill.
I got a letter from Ocean Village on my New Year cruise with a refund of £126, i put it on cruise photos and please feel free to print it out.