Cruise lines are charting a course similar to airlines, which charge a low base fare and then add optional extras to the price of the ticket, routinely doubling the cost of transportation.
But it’s the wrong path, according to a new survey.
The poll of more than 800 travelers asked if cruise lines should adopt an airline-like fare structure in exchange for a lower ticket price. Only 11 percent of passengers said they welcomed new ancillary fees. A vast majority (89 percent) said they would prefer a more inclusive cruise fare.
“Passengers say they don’t want cruise lines to adopt “a la carte” fares”