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#41 eeyore333@gmail.com

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    Posted 24 May 2009 - 01:10 AM

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    I was looking yesterday to see how much the prices have gone down since I booked in January and everything that's been going on. I was looking at yyztravel.com and selloffvacations.com

    For the week of November 14th (toronto departure)... If you stay on the Grand Sunset Princess side and fly with Sunwing.. the price is around $1,000 taxes included. CHECK IT OUT!! :) When I went to the resort in February 2008, we paid almost $500 each more than that!!

    We are locked in with Transat at almost $1,600 a person (swim-up), around $2,000 for my parents Platinum. We are kind of kicking ourselves in the butt right now.
    Hi Ashley,
    Thanks for the tip. However, I was told by some travel agents that Sunwing is not doing so well. It wouldn't surprise them at all if they go bankrupct. So, after hearing that really scared me. I do not want to take that risk for my wedding so Sunwing is off my list. I like AirTransat, good choice. That's another reason why I wouldn't go for Sunwing because they offer the lowest perks. Did you know that there are different bracelets at the resort? AirTransat will ensure you get the best service, of which, includes the best bracelet (whatever colour it is!) and Sunwing will give you the cheapest bracelet that can be upgraded at extra cost. Anyhow, thanks for your help. :o)

    Ellen

    #42 AshleyBrendan

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      Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:57 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by eeyore333@gmail.com
      Hi Ashley,
      Thanks for the tip. However, I was told by some travel agents that Sunwing is not doing so well. It wouldn't surprise them at all if they go bankrupct. So, after hearing that really scared me. I do not want to take that risk for my wedding so Sunwing is off my list. I like AirTransat, good choice. That's another reason why I wouldn't go for Sunwing because they offer the lowest perks. Did you know that there are different bracelets at the resort? AirTransat will ensure you get the best service, of which, includes the best bracelet (whatever colour it is!) and Sunwing will give you the cheapest bracelet that can be upgraded at extra cost. Anyhow, thanks for your help. :o)

      Ellen
      Hey Ellen

      We are actually returning guests to the hotel. My fiance actually works for Air Transat, which we flew last time. I probably shouldn't be telling people to fly Sunwing lol :) The only thing about the perks is, they really aren't worth $500 a person more. I do have to say though, as Brendan works for AirTransat, we go on all inclusive vacations about 3 times a year and the Grand Princess was the best resort we have ever been to!

      We booked a swim-up room which we had last time. LOVED IT! We actually moved from our Platinum Suite to the swim-up and didn't regret our choice one bit!!

      #43 sunseeker

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        Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:22 PM

        On a unrelated topic: does anyone know how much the resort charges to bring in an outside photographer?

        #44 michelle2841

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          Posted 26 May 2009 - 03:52 PM

          Hello Everyone,

          I chose the Eternity package and was wondering if I need to bring the marriage license with me before we have the ceremony? I've never been married before and I am unsure how this works.

          #45 amandseth

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            Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:10 PM

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            On a unrelated topic: does anyone know how much the resort charges to bring in an outside photographer?
            I asked and was told there would be no charge to bring in an outside photog.
            When are you there? I'm getting married on November 11th, 2009. Anyone want to share a photographer??
            Annie and Wes, 11.11.09, GRP

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            http://bestdestinati....-review-52769/Planning Thread http://bestdestinati....nscious-52815/

            #46 Candice

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              Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:35 PM

              Hi Ladies,
              I have a question for you ladies. When we booked through our TA we requested a Swim Up room....well now the TA is telling us that thier supplier no long carries swim up rooms?!? That we are to ask upon arrival?? Has anyone ever heard of this before?
              50 Adults & 5 Kids Booked!

              #47 amandseth

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                Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:06 PM

                I had the same problem with the swim ups.. I haven't called the resort yet to ask about the rates, but if you do, could you post them?

                Also, has anyone received the flower/cake options yet??

                NOTE: I am looking to share an external photographer!! I am getting married on November 11th, 2009. Is anyone willing to share the cost of binging someone in? I am open to suggestions, and also have options for those who haven't chosen a photog yet! Just trying to be budget friendly!
                Annie and Wes, 11.11.09, GRP

                Grand Riviera Princess Review
                http://bestdestinati....-review-52769/Planning Thread http://bestdestinati....nscious-52815/

                #48 Candice

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                  Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:12 PM

                  I had the same problem with the swim ups.. I haven't called the resort yet to ask about the rates, but if you do, could you post them?

                  We have already booked and put our deposit down. I just talked with a TA and they said because, each tour group is alloted so many rooms (secific rooms) etc. Thats the reason we cannot get the swim up room....but we can request upon arrival. Not to happy about this....but nothing I can do.
                  50 Adults & 5 Kids Booked!

                  #49 steph13

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                    Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:19 PM

                    I'm having a lot of trouble choosing a resort! I think this is my new front runner. We were originally looking at February 2010, but now I think we're considering December. It is almost half the price to travel in December vs. February! How long did it take everyone to confirm their wedding date at this resort? I get so impatient waiting for all the information!

                    #50 AshleyBrendan

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                      Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:05 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Candice
                      I had the same problem with the swim ups.. I haven't called the resort yet to ask about the rates, but if you do, could you post them?

                      We have already booked and put our deposit down. I just talked with a TA and they said because, each tour group is alloted so many rooms (secific rooms) etc. Thats the reason we cannot get the swim up room....but we can request upon arrival. Not to happy about this....but nothing I can do.
                      Because of the price different with Sunwing, my travel agent is trying to get Transat to lower the price that we locked into earlier this year. If not, we are considering losing our deposit and switching to Sunwing because it will still be thousands cheaper (my parents are paying for 7 of us). I have a swim-up room booked (had one last time.. best thing ever) and this is what she told me about changing:

                      "Back in March I had contacted Sunwing regarding prices they had for this property. The group department doesn’t have any swim up rooms so we would have to just do individual bookings, but fly with Sunwing"

                      So she can book our flight with Sunwing and then the room through the resort. There is no requesting a room when we get there. She is looking into see how much of a price difference this is going to be, but she didn't think too much!




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