Cruise West Drops Fuel Surcharge, Extends Alaska Early Booking Promotion


Small-ship exploration supplier Cruise West is following the precedent set by the big three cruise lines, and others such as MSC Cruises, by waiving its fuel surcharge on all 2009 cruise itineraries for guests who pay in full by January 30.

The cruise line is also extending its Alaska early booking discount, where guests can save up to $1,210 per cabin, double occupancy, on a 2009 eight-night/nine-day Alaska’s Inside Passage cruise, including one-night hotel accommodations in Juneau. The savings reflects both the early booking discount and waived fuel surcharge promotion. The Alaska Inside Passage itinerary starts at $3,999 per person, based on double occupancy.  Alaska cruises range from three-night/four-day to 24-night/25-day and start at $1,149 per person before savings are applied. Guests can save up to $690 for a 24-night cruise, based on double occupancy, with the fuel surcharge promotion. Cruise West guests can combine this value with early booking incentives to save additional dollars.


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