Radisson grand lucayan Freeport - tell me how much you pad for a day pass

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#1
Tennessee
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Joined Mar 2012
There seems to be much confusion on how much a day pass costs for the Radisson grand lucayan resort in Freeport. The resort is sending replies for a cost that ranges anywhere between $10 PP up to $20 PP. I have searched all over this board and everyone seems to be getting different emails from the resort and and I can't make heads or tails of it. Seems to change from day to day ( maybe depends on who answers the email) and the resort doesn't even know what time of year we will be there.
I don't want to get there expecting to pay $10 each for our family of 4 and end up paying $20 each.

So... How much did you pay for an adult pass? Childrens pass? And when were you there?
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#2
Fort Worth, Tx
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We are going in february but we also went there in 2010. We we're quoted $20, got to the towel shack guy on the beach and paid $10. I didn't ask questions, he gave us our stuff and off we went. If budget $$25 (don't forget taxi $5-10pp/each way, I don't remember maybe $8 rt) and you should be ok. And hopefully have extra left. I really think the cost depends on the time.of year, ships in port, etc., but that's only my guess, no factual basis behind it. Have fun tho!

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#3
New Orleans
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I won't be too much help because I haven't gone yet, but I emailed them mid-May in regards to our Sept cruise and this is what I was told from Martha Mosse:

"Thanks for your email. If you are travelling via a Carnival Cruise, passes for the resort are sold on board the ship. It is called “Radisson All Inclusive Beach Break”. If you are not visiting via a Carnival Cruise, passes are sold at the Cruise Harbour or from our booth on Retail Street at the resort.

The cost of the day passes are presently $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under."


I don't know if the Carnival excursion she is referring to is old or what because it is not listed on Carnival's website and when I googled it, nothing came up. It's annoying that everyone is getting mixed responses, especially because i'm such a planner and not knowing gives me such anxiety!
#4
Tennessee
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Originally posted by katti michele
I won't be too much help because I haven't gone yet, but I emailed them mid-May in regards to our Sept cruise and this is what I was told from Martha Mosse:

"Thanks for your email. If you are travelling via a Carnival Cruise, passes for the resort are sold on board the ship. It is called “Radisson All Inclusive Beach Break”. If you are not visiting via a Carnival Cruise, passes are sold at the Cruise Harbour or from our booth on Retail Street at the resort.

The cost of the day passes are presently $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under."


I don't know if the Carnival excursion she is referring to is old or what because it is not listed on Carnival's website and when I googled it, nothing came up. It's annoying that everyone is getting mixed responses, especially because i'm such a planner and not knowing gives me such anxiety!

It's annoying to me as well because I also am a planner. I am also trying to come up with an approximate budget to go by and don't want any surprises. You might want to try this... I did read in a couple of other threads where you can offer $10 PP if they tell you it is $20. Some people had success with this. Might be worth a try.
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#5
Tennessee
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I also don't see that excursion listed on carnival's website. I just looked through all of them and it's not there.
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#6
Tennessee
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Originally posted by jdyer09
We are going in february but we also went there in 2010. We we're quoted $20, got to the towel shack guy on the beach and paid $10. I didn't ask questions, he gave us our stuff and off we went. If budget $$25 (don't forget taxi $5-10pp/each way, I don't remember maybe $8 rt) and you should be ok. And hopefully have extra left. I really think the cost depends on the time.of year, ships in port, etc., but that's only my guess, no factual basis behind it. Have fun tho!

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That is awesome (about the $10)!! I read that in some other threads that some other people were having a little luck with that. Worth a try!
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#8
Tennessee
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Joined Mar 2012
Just received this e-mail from Sarah at the Grand Lucayan in Freeport.
I am definitely printing this out and taking it with me.

Hello,

The cost for day pass per person is $10, it give access to the pool and beach area. Towels are not included.
Regards,
Sarah McQueen
Reservation Department
Grand Lucayan Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42500
Direct Line (242) 350-5599
Fax (242) 373-8804
Email: [email protected]
http://www.grandlucayan.com
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#9
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[I don't want to get there expecting to pay $10 each for our family of 4 and end up paying $20 each.

So... How much did you pay for an adult pass? Childrens pass? And when were you there?[/quote]


3/2011 we paid nothing - walked right on with about 20,000 college students, barely a place to put a towel on the sand.
5/2011 walked up expecting to pay nothing and had to pay $30 - was wondering why so many people were walking AWAY from the beach. we pretty much had the place to ourselves, all the pools and beach, had a shaded cabana area near the pool and also loungers in the sun. we took a $5 taxi from the port.
#10
Wilmington, NC
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Originally posted by wellfocused
I also don't see that excursion listed on carnival's website. I just looked through all of them and it's not there.

This isn't a Carnival excursion but one you do on your own. Usually saves close to half price then ships options. Just make sure to watch your clock and be back on time.
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#11
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Originally posted by gracie65
This isn't a Carnival excursion but one you do on your own. Usually saves close to half price then ships options. Just make sure to watch your clock and be back on time.
Yes, this correct. What we are saying is that the hotel (Raddison) is telling everyone that it IS a carnival excursion.
from the Radisson...Thanks for your email. If you are travelling via a Carnival Cruise, passes for the resort are sold on board the ship. It is called “Radisson All Inclusive Beach Break”.
So I'm not sure why they are telling everyone that.
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#12
Wilmington, NC
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Originally posted by wellfocused
Yes, this correct. What we are saying is that the hotel (Raddison) is telling everyone that it IS a carnival excursion.
from the Radisson...Thanks for your email. If you are travelling via a Carnival Cruise, passes for the resort are sold on board the ship. It is called “Radisson All Inclusive Beach Break”.
So I'm not sure why they are telling everyone that.

It could be seasonal rates they are quoting. I have been and it is beautiful. We got our passes at the towel hut. $20.00pp. The good thing is $20.00 is the highest they are quoting so expect it to be that and have a nice surprise if you get there and it's less!!!LOL
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#13
Tennessee
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Originally posted by gracie65
It could be seasonal rates they are quoting. I have been and it is beautiful. We got our passes at the towel hut. $20.00pp. The good thing is $20.00 is the highest they are quoting so expect it to be that and have a nice surprise if you get there and it's less!!!LOL
That is great to hear that you loved it!! Okay I have another question for you...since you were at the towel hut. Did they give you towels for that $20 PP? or did you bring your own?
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#14
Wilmington, NC
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Originally posted by wellfocused
That is great to hear that you loved it!! Okay I have another question for you...since you were at the towel hut. Did they give you towels for that $20 PP? or did you bring your own?

the price included the towels. Very nice not to have to lug yours off the ship. When we were there it was in September and The Reef Village section was the only one opened. They were doing renovations on their second property. When they are both open the pass includes both properties when they are open. On our walk from the taxi we went down a walkway going behind the casino. Once we got to the beach we had people coming out of the woodwork trying to sell us stuff or rent us beach chairs. When you get almost to the end of the walk you will see a right turn going toward the Reef Village. Stay this direction and try to avoid actually walking on the beach. Once you get to the towel hut the pool will be there and also a set of steps going down to the beach if you want to check it out then. We had a wrist band after paying so we didn't get hounded afterwards.
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#15
Tennessee
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Originally posted by gracie65
the price included the towels. Very nice not to have to lug yours off the ship. When we were there it was in September and The Reef Village section was the only one opened. They were doing renovations on their second property. When they are both open the pass includes both properties when they are open. On our walk from the taxi we went down a walkway going behind the casino. Once we got to the beach we had people coming out of the woodwork trying to sell us stuff or rent us beach chairs. When you get almost to the end of the walk you will see a right turn going toward the Reef Village. Stay this direction and try to avoid actually walking on the beach. Once you get to the towel hut the pool will be there and also a set of steps going down to the beach if you want to check it out then. We had a wrist band after paying so we didn't get hounded afterwards.
Thank you so much for your help!
I think I am figuring this out. The e-mail she sent me says "towels not included" so maybe the $10 rate is without towels and the $20 is with towels and like you said maybe it give you access to more of the property for the higher rate.
Either way it's not a big deal on the price difference. We just want to have a great time.
Thanks again!
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#16
Wilmington, NC
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Originally posted by wellfocused
Thank you so much for your help!
I think I am figuring this out. The e-mail she sent me says "towels not included" so maybe the $10 rate is without towels and the $20 is with towels and like you said maybe it give you access to more of the property for the higher rate.
Either way it's not a big deal on the price difference. We just want to have a great time.
Thanks again!

That sounds about like when you contact any company with multiple employees you get multiple answers!!!LOL I never contacted the hotel before I went. I got my info. on this thread. Maybe someone will post that has been more recently. It was September 2010 when I was there last.
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#17
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We were there in early May, $10 per person. Towels not included but saw lots of Carnival towels around property. The amount charged depends on the number of guest booked. I would do it again.
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#19
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I went to this resort on my first cruise and booked the excursion through Carnival. Had no idea it was going to be at the Radisson becs it was only advertised as a shopping/beach break or some such. I paid $40 but that included the transportation also.