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What is a fuel surcharge?

Your Galapagos cruise may add a fuel surcharge. Find out how and why.

What is a fuel surcharge?

What is a fuel surcharge?

Global oil prices are extremely unpredictable. With that in mind, ship operators who operate in the Galápagos regions are at liberty to implement a fuel surcharge as they see fit. In addition to the fuel pricing changes, all vessels visiting Galápagos are required to use much higher-grade and expensive fuel under the terms of the Galápagos Treaty.

While the charge itself will depend on the ship and duration of the cruise, it is possible that a surchage will be added to your final invoice. If this is the case, you will receive a formal e-mail from your travel specialist with an explanation and your new cruise total added to your final invoice.

We appreciate your understanding and are grateful for your trust and business.


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