Up to 200 passengers on a Titanic Memorial Cruise are threatening legal action to recover more than £246,000 they paid in fuel surcharges, which they claim is the largest demanded in the history of travel.
Passengers were charged up to £15.50 per person per night just four weeks before they departed on the 21-night cruise in April organised by Miles Morgan Travel of Bristol on a ship chartered from Fred Olsen Cruiselines.
It is understood that those who were first to book the cruise were not asked to pay the surcharge, but 950 of the 1,250 passengers did pay extra for fuel.
A protest group has since formed to recover all the surcharge, which they claim was excessive and illegal.
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