SAN JUAN -- As promised in April, the Ports Authority in Puerto
Rico increased cruise fees from $10.30 to $13.25 per passenger
earlier this month.
Fearing a fallout in cruise activity as a result of the fee
hike, the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. is working with various cruise
lines and the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association to develop
incentive plans to keep Puerto Rico competitive as a home port and
as a port of call.
Puerto Rico welcomed more than 1.2 million cruise passengers
last year, up 2.6% over 2002.
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