The cost of change

TO SUSTAIN current record cruise passenger numbers, it is important that cruise line operational costs remain steady to keep pricing attractive. One of the challenges has been the International Maritime Organisation’s additional legislation that now places a cap on sulphur in fuel of no greater than 1% in coastal waters, with the limit further reduced to 0.1% in 2015. This calibre of fuel is not easy to source, let alone cheap, and has the potential to shoot cruise ticketing prices upwards. The good news is that cruise lines have been looking at ...
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