Disney Cruise Line is eliminating fuel surcharges for all new bookings, effective Dec. 1, 2008. The decision comes as a result of decreasing fuel price trends within the marketplace.
If you have already booked a cruise, the following guidelines have been established for the refund of fuel supplements paid:
Fuel Price Determination Date / Quarter of Possible Fuel Surcharge Refund
- If the closing price on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) of West Texas Intermediate fuel is below $70 a barrel two weeks prior to the beginning of the calendar quarter (dates specified below), the company will refund fuel surcharges paid in the form of an onboard credit.
- The quarter that the cruise falls in will be based solely on the sailing date. The entire cruise will be considered to be part of the quarter that the sailing date originates in.
December 18, 2008 / First Quarter 2009
March 18, 2009 / Second Quarter 2009
June 17, 2009 / Third Quarter 2009
September 17, 2009 / Fourth Quarter 2009
December 18, 2009 / First Quarter 2010
March 18, 2010 / Second Quarter 2010
June 17, 2010 / Third Quarter 2010
September 17, 2010 / Fourth Quarter 2010
The elimination of the fuel surcharge for new bookings applies to sail dates through the end of 2010.
The company will continue to closely monitor fuel prices. Reinstatement of a fuel surcharge may be necessary in the future.