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#31 Mufin1785

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    Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

     La Barcaza new policies Document Below:

     

    Weather Policies:

    1)     If it rains, we have protection at the first floor.

    2)     The group and the crew should have to wait approximately 1 hour until the rain is over.

    3)     If after around 1 hour the rain does not clear up, we will re-schedule the tour later or the next day.

    4)     If a tropical storm is forecasted we will cancel the tour for the next day or depending on the next available date of La Barcaza.

    P.D:  At this island the typical rain last a short period of time unless as aforesaid there is a prognostic of tropical storm

    Policies on board:

    1.) We can provide every kind of service and work with professional workers and companies.  We are a restaurant, if our clients prefer other companies services we charge the following rates.

    2.) For own decoration we charge $100.00

    3.) For own photographer we charge $200.00

    4.) For own cake we charge  $100.00

    5.) For own bottles of alcohol we charge 100% /bottle (prices are calculated from our wholesaler price)

    6.) For own DJ we charge  $300.00

    7.) For own dancer $100.00/person

    8.) For own band we charge $100.00/hour

    7.)  We do not take responsibility for things that our clients left on board.

    8.) The forgotten objects on board in the scene prior arrangement we can give back on the spot and we do not responsible for transportation back to the hotel.

    9.) Minimum 20 people means 20 adults price. (There can be less person, but we charge 20 selected adult service price.)

    10.) Marks of damage created by the clients to the deck should be recovered at the scene reported.

    11.) For infants and baby we don’t charge anything (0-2) years old.

    12.) Children discount valid more than 20 people!

    13.) Premium open bar option “champagne” means sparkling wine.

    Policies of Payment:

    1.) We have quality services and fix prices.

    2.) If our clients pay by Traveller’s cheque we charge (1%  total price) more , this is the exchange rate of our bank.

    3.) The price including the tax but not including the service charge that we add in confirmation letter.

    4.) Service charge is 10% of the total amount.

    Reservation Policy:

     

    1. Deposit is 30% of the total amount.

     

    1. The deposit transfer and foreign currency have a rate which is not includes the 30%. Please ask your bank for transportation and foreign currency cost.

     

    1. Our company can’t return the deposit after we did the final reservation and sent the confirmation letter.

     

     

    1. Deposit is not refundable 

     

    5.)         With 30% reservation deposit our clients accept contract policies.

     

     

     

    Originally Posted by Mufin1785 

    So wow!  I asked Flori about bringing my cake aboard from the resort and she said that would not be a problem and Sparkling wine for a toast from the resort she said that would not be a problem..... I have been in contact with Caribbean Celebration to get chairs and centerpieces since no one on the La Barcaza Email will respond to me.... my wedding is in 24 Days!!!! I am calling Daniel tonight!! I don't even know what my package includes now..... and What I will be getting charged this is not the type of service I signed up for!!!



    #32 AR-DreamWedding

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      Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

      Originally Posted by Mufin1785 

      So wow!  I asked Flori about bringing my cake aboard from the resort and she said that would not be a problem and Sparkling wine for a toast from the resort she said that would not be a problem..... I have been in contact with Caribbean Celebration to get chairs and centerpieces since no one on the La Barcaza Email will respond to me.... my wedding is in 24 Days!!!! I am calling Daniel tonight!! I don't even know what my package includes now..... and What I will be getting charged this is not the type of service I signed up for!!!

      Mufin1785, did you manage to speak with Daniel? How are you feeling today? I hope that he managed to provide you with everything you had previously agreed on. Although, we have already given them over $1100USD as a deposit in November 2012, we are considering counting it as a loss and moving on.... as you can imagine, I have spent my entire evening crying over this :(

       

      Curious to know what Daniel said. Feel free to share as I have not cancelled officially yet with them.

       

      Warmest Regards, 

      AR



      #33 luckyxx3

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        Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

        I've been emailing Daniel back and forth- sometimes it takes a few days for him to respond, but so far he's been pretty helpful.  He assured me that the photographers included in the photography package I booked with Flori were the same, and he added a DJ for our reception.  I am bummed about being charged to bring our own alcohol, but I'm also kind of looking forward to not having to stress about where we're going to get wine and liquor from and/or how we're getting it to Punta Cana.  I think we're just going to end up going with the upgraded open bar.

         

        I guess my situation is a bit different though because we're staying at the Majestic Elegance, but we're not getting married there.  Flori is still coordinating our ceremony- it will be on a private beach just at 4:30pm, so we were already planning to pay for a cake, a champagne toast, etc.  The resort wanted to give me a 1:00 time slot and I wasn't interested, so I booked the entire wedding (ceremony and reception) through Flori.  Although she's not handling La Barcaza anymore, she did send me an email to let me know that she would still be handling the arrangements for the ceremony.

         

        Daniel has definitely eased my mind a bit, which is great because I was SO nervous about the change in ownership.  I don't care much about chairs or glasses.  I expected going into having a wedding in a different country that it would not be the big production it would have been at home, which is great because a big production is exactly what I didn't want.  The way I look at..I'll be on a sunset cruise with my new husband, family, and best friends with plenty of alcohol and good music.. how bad can it be, right? :)



        #34 sdj327

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          Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

          when is your wedding? please let us know how it goes! good luck!

          Originally Posted by luckyxx3 

          I've been emailing Daniel back and forth- sometimes it takes a few days for him to respond, but so far he's been pretty helpful.  He assured me that the photographers included in the photography package I booked with Flori were the same, and he added a DJ for our reception.  I am bummed about being charged to bring our own alcohol, but I'm also kind of looking forward to not having to stress about where we're going to get wine and liquor from and/or how we're getting it to Punta Cana.  I think we're just going to end up going with the upgraded open bar.

           

          I guess my situation is a bit different though because we're staying at the Majestic Elegance, but we're not getting married there.  Flori is still coordinating our ceremony- it will be on a private beach just at 4:30pm, so we were already planning to pay for a cake, a champagne toast, etc.  The resort wanted to give me a 1:00 time slot and I wasn't interested, so I booked the entire wedding (ceremony and reception) through Flori.  Although she's not handling La Barcaza anymore, she did send me an email to let me know that she would still be handling the arrangements for the ceremony.

           

          Daniel has definitely eased my mind a bit, which is great because I was SO nervous about the change in ownership.  I don't care much about chairs or glasses.  I expected going into having a wedding in a different country that it would not be the big production it would have been at home, which is great because a big production is exactly what I didn't want.  The way I look at..I'll be on a sunset cruise with my new husband, family, and best friends with plenty of alcohol and good music.. how bad can it be, right? :)



          #35 Junelove

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            Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

            i heard the exact same thing!....did you hear anything else?



            #36 AndyB

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              Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

              Wow! I was thinking about having a welcome cocktail on the boat but by reading everyone's comments and concerns, I have decided not to have it.. I hope that all works out for everyone.

              I love him dearly


              #37 Mufin1785

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                Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

                Okay Just got back from my wedding and La Barcaza was amazing!

                 

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                #38 luckyxx3

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                  Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

                  Oh my gosh it looks wonderful!!   I'm so glad to hear you had a great time- helps to ease some nerves!  Did you have to pay extra for the wooden chairs? Did you guys have a DJ.. details!! :)  We're having our reception on board in July- would love to hear all about your experience!
                   



                  #39 Mufin1785

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                    Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

                    The wooden chairs were not extra the La Barcaza provided them.  We had prepared our IPod with a wedding play list but to our surprise they had a DJ on-board.  Our centerpieces came from Caribbean Celebrations they were $50 each and we only needed 4 each table sits 8 guests.  We opted to have our dinner, first dance cake cutting, then the swimming.  The normal flow of things is the take you to the swimming hole first then dinner.   Our cake was from the resort.  I would put someone in charge of making sure the flow goes as you want. 



                    #40 Mufin1785

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                      Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

                      Here is a picture of our wedding cake from the Melia Caribe Tropical






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