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Host CJSKIDS February 26th, 2018 05:00 PM

Happy Hour
 
Well it may look like Princess may have done away with Happy Hour.

It was on the Regal and the Crown last week. But as reported by A Pisces on my live from thread, it's not on the Crown this week. My girlfriend is on the Regal again this week on her 2nd leg of her b2b and she just Facebook messaged me that it's not on the Regal this week.

Does anyone on any other ship's see it listed in their patters.

I truly hope that this is not another cut back from Princess.

PHOENIXfire February 26th, 2018 06:00 PM

If those ships were in Australian waters I could understand. Based on the fiasco with the family fight incident recently, But the ships are in Atlantic areas. What's up ! Yikes. Please say it isn't so.

saintsfan777 February 26th, 2018 07:14 PM

That is really disappointing . We are sailing on Regal next week. My wife and I don’t drink nearly enough to buy the package but we’re really looking forward to the Happy Hour. First, no Ocean Medallion and now this. This is our first cruise with Princess and not starting off on a good foot.

Micah's Grandad February 26th, 2018 08:22 PM

That would be disappointing especially when they have it just before dinner.

With the strange drink of the day at the platinum/elite lounge we have been buying bogo and taking it to the elite lounge.

Host CJSKIDS February 26th, 2018 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Micah's Grandad (Post 55399512)
That would be disappointing especially when they have it just before dinner.

With the strange drink of the day at the platinum/elite lounge we have been buying bogo and taking it to the elite lounge.

It was from 3-4 on our Regal and Crown sailing. Then at night from 10-11 pm

Astro Flyer February 26th, 2018 09:30 PM

Happy Hour
 
If Princess elimates the Happy Hours fleetwide that would reduce purchases during those times.

Even at BOGO$1, they’re still profitable but I won’t pay full price so no income from me. Even with a smaller profit margin, the Happy Hours generate greater sales & thus more profit than when fewer passengers purchase drinks during those BOGO$1 times.

And the bar’s staff won’t be happy about losing more tips that are a result of increased drink sales.

My guess is that the more expensive premium drink package sales are lagging & by eliminating BOGO$1 Princess hopes that more passengers will purchase it...not me! :rolleyes:

satxdiver February 26th, 2018 09:44 PM

If the demise of the BOGO$1 is true, I will be very sad indeed. I did enjoy them. Please Princess say it is not true.

Host CJSKIDS February 26th, 2018 09:54 PM

Wasn't it already gone on one of the other ships? I do remember reading a thread about that.

Kenosha Cruiser February 26th, 2018 09:55 PM

I would be very disappointed in Princess if they eliminated happy hour fleet wide. That's something my wife and I enjoyed in the afternoon from 3 to 4 PM. I know many of us from our roll call for the March 10th cruise on the Ruby Princess are hoping it's not true.

Cheers - Ken & Darlene

TSM AND JP February 26th, 2018 10:20 PM

Oh no. So sad to hear this. We are on the Crown next week and were looking forward to that. We don't drink enough to justify buying the drink package, so a drink in the afternoon at BOGO would have been nice. So disappointed.

Lucky TGO February 26th, 2018 10:20 PM

If this is true?? Thanks again Carnival-Princess. :(
Tony

StrikeEagle7 February 26th, 2018 10:26 PM

I also hope this BOGO$1 is not gone. We do not drink enough to buy the brink package but we do enjoy these offers. Will be really disappointed if they do do away with them.

Deesquared February 26th, 2018 10:43 PM

We were on the Ruby Mexican Riviera 7-day cruise over Valentine's Day, and there was Happy Hour everyday from 3-4 at the Wheelhouse Bar. :)

Host CJSKIDS February 26th, 2018 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A Pisces (Post 55384297)
Onboard the crown now, and in case anyone is interested BOGO is gone.

Sent from my GT-P5113 using Tapatalk

That is what was posted on my live from thread today. I know they had it last week because I was in the Wheelhouse during it. Maybe they will come back on and know more information.

Then when talking to my friend Kathy today on the Regal she said "no happy hour on the Regal this week".

It's just too coincidental that they both had it last week and now don't. In doing a search it looks like it hasn't been on the Caribbean Princess for a while.

Host CJSKIDS February 26th, 2018 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deesquared (Post 55400799)
We were on the Ruby Mexican Riviera 7-day cruise over Valentine's Day, and there was Happy Hour everyday from 3-4 at the Wheelhouse Bar. :)

It was on both the Crown and the Regal last week and is not on there this week according to people sailing this week.

Alimariecruisin February 26th, 2018 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kenosha Cruiser (Post 55400380)
I would be very disappointed in Princess if they eliminated happy hour fleet wide. That's something my wife and I enjoyed in the afternoon from 3 to 4 PM. I know many of us from our roll call for the March 10th cruise on the Ruby Princess are hoping it's not true.

Cheers - Ken & Darlene

Ditto from Steve and Alice

Cruisin Kay D February 27th, 2018 02:58 AM

This is a HUGE disappointment!!! Just booked Regal today for last Caribbean cruise in April! Happy Hour has been a SPECIAL time on all of our Princess cruises in past 10 years as well as on other lines! VERY VERY disappointed that it would be eliminated!! On the Dec 30 Royal Prin cruise, our "group" of 9 always came & each person usually ordered 1+1 at beginning & again a 1+1 at the end! And Crooners was packed every day!!
I think we ALL need to call & write Princess to register our unhappiness with this & beg them to continue to have HAPPY HOUR!!

hotdogworm February 27th, 2018 06:01 AM

Sorry to say, it's true. It's gone (or going) away fleet wide, at least for now. Supposed to be replaced with something else, but we'll see.

DJG1 February 27th, 2018 06:23 AM

We just got off the Coral on 2/19, and had it on that Cruise. One of the wait staff at Happy Hour said it was going away.
On that cruise the bar was packed everyday between 3-4. Standing room only Seems like a lot of revenue down the toilet for Princess

Micah's Grandad February 27th, 2018 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJG1 (Post 55402437)
We just got off the Coral on 2/19, and had it on that Cruise. One of the wait staff at Happy Hour said it was going away.
On that cruise the bar was packed everyday between 3-4. Standing room only Seems like a lot of revenue down the toilet for Princess

If they find they lose more than they gain it should come back. Hopefully this is just an experiment.


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