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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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:

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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. :)

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Onboard the crown now, and in case anyone is interested BOGO is gone.

 

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!!

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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.

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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

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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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I'll ask my friend to see if she can find out anymore information.

 

CRless, you are leaving for your cruise. Can you let us know what you find out?

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Watching this thread closely for more information. The afternoon Happy Hour is a favorite pastime of ours and we have made many new friends there. We were looking forward to socializing with new friends on our upcoming Emerald cruise. But if it is discontinued we will have to rethink Princesss. We choose Princess as we enjoy the perks, food, service and the ships. But if we sail RCCL or Celebrity, I give up free laundry but we get free drinks from 5-8 every evening. That goes along way in balancing the scales.

Chris

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

 

The ship you are referring to is the Caribbean Princess. We were on it for a back to back in Sept./ Oct. with a British Isles and Transatlantic. There was no BYOB for either and I was told it was the same for the previous cruise.

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Ok, talking with my girlfriend. She was told that it's being phased out.

 

Since it's 2 ships this week, guess that is happening. Hopefully Princess will replace it with something new once it's totally phased out.

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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.

 

They didn't have it on the Caribbean Princess the first week of February:eek:

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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

 

The Happy Hour was gone last week on Ruby on our 5-day cruise to Cabo...

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Eliminating happy hour is a bad financial move on their part.

1. Happy hour lubricates the wallet and promotes spending (this is why drinks are free in land based casinos.

2. Once they get you to the happy hour and drinking, more likely than not the drinking will continue through the night and maybe even more gambling when happy hour is over thus making them more money.

3. Elimination will increase liquor smuggling, so a total loss of drink revenue there.

 

Maybe their logic that if the get rid of happy hour, they will sell more beverage packages, but that won't happen; big drinkers already buy it or smuggle it on board. Light drinkers who only have one or two, may just not drink or bring a bunch of liquor minis back onboard at their first port and be set.

I think it's just bad business to end all these nice little things that makes a cruise a cruise that long time customers expect.

I would rather they increase the price of their cruise than eliminate niceties that their customers expect.

I don't like the downsizing of products in grocery store and I don't like it here!

 

I've been cruising on princess only a little over a year and I've seen....

1. Steak in MDR go to a hamburger.....nice option on formal night NOT.

1. Almost lost ability to pre order water.

2. Reduction of all inclusive beverage package by reducing 40% discount on wine to 25.

3. Stopped allowing coffee card for gelato and added expiration date.

4. Happy hour

And many more in just the past couple years.

Add to this list, I'm sure I forgotten some.

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We booked a b2b on the Regal from Apr 01-15 a few weeks from now. These bookings were a borderline decision for us. We have really enjoyed our time at Crooner's for the 3-4PM happy hour in the past having drinks with old and new friends.

 

I don't think we would have booked if we had known about the cancellation - we might have went for some all-inclusive instead or chosen some later cruise on another line in the fall with a stay in Italy before the cruise. No doubt this will influence our Princess cruise bookings in the Caribbean in the future.

 

I think that cancelling an obviously popular event like happy hour could easily backfire in numerous ways. Time to reduce the Princess pricing power, I think.

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Just got off the phone with their consumer relations department and they did confirm that it is being phased out. The rep did say that if enough people call in and complain that they may reconsider. I asked if many had called in about it already and she said no. Everyone needs to give them a call.

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Just got off the phone with their consumer relations department and they did confirm that it is being phased out. The rep did say that if enough people call in and complain that they may reconsider. I asked if many had called in about it already and she said no. Everyone needs to give them a call.

 

Rather than calling simply send an email to: customerrelations@princesscruises.com

 

They do read all the email that goes to that address.

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Rather than calling simply send an email to: customerrelations@princesscruises.com

 

They do read all the email that goes to that address.

 

 

Good idea! I am on it!

 

I hope they don't take away the wine allowance you can bring onboard at embarkation, too! I do have the beverage package in 2 out of the 3 Princess cruises I have booked. I was hoping to just bring my own wine on for that third one and pay the corkage.

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Rather than calling simply send an email to: customerrelations@princesscruises.com

 

They do read all the email that goes to that address.

 

Do they actually respond to questions sent to this email address?

I sent an email with questions more than 10 day ago. I got an auto response so I know it was received but no other response yet.

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When did Princess actually implement the BOGO Happy Hour? The first I remember seeing it was on a Pacific Coastal in 2015. Prior to that, I recall a few specific drinks being around $4.00 at Happy Hour. And 3:00-4:00 PM was always an odd time for us, unless it was a sea day, we were often still in port. On our ten day cruise on the Royal last year I hit the afternoon happy hour twice. So, although it was nice and I'm a little disappointed that it's being phased out, it wouldn't make or break my cruise or cause me to leave Princess. Do other lines have a similar Happy Hour?

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Just called Princess customer relations so I could politely register our displeasure with the cancellation of happiness in the afternoon at Crooners.

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I just did my part and sent an email to them. I'll call them as well.

We use to rush back to be onboard by 3:00-3:30 to take advantage of the happy hour. I guess now we can stay at the beach an hour longer and have our own happy hour before going back to the ship.

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I've been cruising on princess only a little over a year and I've seen....

1. Steak in MDR go to a hamburger.....nice option on formal night NOT.

1. Almost lost ability to pre order water.

2. Reduction of all inclusive beverage package by reducing 40% discount on wine to 25.

3. Stopped allowing coffee card for gelato and added expiration date.

4. Happy hour

And many more in just the past couple years.

Add to this list, I'm sure I forgotten some.

 

- There were a number of complaints about the new balcony furniture.

- They tried to charge for Alfredo's (on the ships that have it). That was quickly rolled back.

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- There were a number of complaints about the new balcony furniture.

- They tried to charge for Alfredo's (on the ships that have it). That was quickly rolled back.

Hi Jerry,

Tell me more, when did they try try turning Alfredo's into specialty dining?

How did the furniture change?

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Hi Jerry,

 

Tell me more, when did they try try turning Alfredo's into specialty dining?

 

How did the furniture change?

 

They implemented a $10 fee for Alfredo’s Pizzeria on the Regal’s inaugural cruise without any advance notice. That included a drink (soda, beer or wine) but the outcry was so great the change was quickly rescinded. They stated it was changed because there was no advance notice but since it hasn’t been reintroduced I think it was a result of upset passengers. That was done over Memorial Day weekend but so many passengers complained it was removed after 3 days.

 

The balcony furniture was changed but it’s still uncomfortable for me so I sit on folded towels.

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