I'm trying to understand how Carnival figures the tax and port fees when one books a cruise? That is, I booked a cruise many months ago for an Oct 2013 cruise on the DREAM. My husband and I are each being charged $166.56/ total $333 in taxes and port fees. However, if I were to book that exact same cruise TODAY with a room in the same category with the cruise rate actually $20 per person higher then what it was months ago, we would each be charged only $88 / total $176 in taxes and port fees. That's almost HALF of the amount in taxes/port fees that we were charged when I booked months ago. Even with the cruise room rate being a total of $40 higher, it seems like it would be to my benefit to cancel and rebook so I get the lower tax/port rate that is being offered now as I would still come out around $115 ahead, but that also requires waiting for the credit to hit my carnival card for the monies I already paid.
Some taxes and the port fees are out of Carnivals hands. They are charged by the foreign stops on the itinerary which could change daily. They could go either way, up or down.
Did you book Early saver? If you did, check out your cruise on the fareviewer....
If your price is lower, same room type, same category, submit this form for the reduction ....
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