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You can get a double for $3 more. On our last cruise, at the Red Frog Pub there were half off certain drinks on port days. 

 

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We have purchased Cheers on 3 day cruises but never on 7 or 8 days, can't drink that much. We did take advantage of the pitchers of beer from the Red Frog Pub on our last cruise, you save a little over buying individual beers.

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7 hours ago, mpcaruth said:

I don't know if this is still available, but they offered a free $5 match and play token in the casino if you purchased a "classic cocktail". I would just turn in my receipt to the casino cashier and get my match token. I typically played them on roulette.

 

Can anyone confirm if this promo still exists? It's been almost two years since I have sailed Carnival.

Hi

 

They don't do this anymore.

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7 hours ago, crzndeb said:

I have also seen on other threads, that there are a few drinks at reduced prices in the casino on embarkation day.

Casinos are shut while in any port.  They can only open in international waters.  

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Hi Cherbear

 

A lot of people just take advantage of cheap drinks at the ports of call. Just remember to leave the bar before the ship leaves the dock. :classic_biggrin:

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1 hour ago, HillBilly Bob said:

Casinos are shut while in any port.  They can only open in international waters.  

This is at Casino Bar...Here’s the menu.1264A738-9196-4FDB-BA20-D08B4E949CA9.jpe

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Just now, crzndeb said:

This is at Casino Bar...Here’s the menu.1264A738-9196-4FDB-BA20-D08B4E949CA9.jpe

 

Yes I can also confirm they did this happy hour on the Sensation on embarkation day and every port day (HMC, GT, Nassau).  It was a great deal!  

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8 hours ago, crzndeb said:

This is at Casino Bar...Here’s the menu.1264A738-9196-4FDB-BA20-D08B4E949CA9.jpe

Hmmmm, a conundrum, “half price happy hour” “$1 off craft beer”. So craft beers are only $2? LOL. Wouldn’t that be nice.

If there are any craft fans on this thread, do they now have a bigger selection, It used to be Sam and Sierra. 

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On 1/26/2019 at 1:22 PM, ShakyBeef said:

Again, I don't know if this is still current, or the actual price, but at the RedFrog Rum Bar there used to be this special printed on their regular menu board:

 

"Souvenir Glass -

 

  purchase your own fun souvenir glass and get 16oz. frozen favorites all cruise

 

long at the regular 12oz. price"

 

 

This is what we did on the Breeze this month.  Bought one Red Frog and one Blue Iguana Tervis brand tumbler for $10 each and enjoyed $9 refills interchangeably.  One day also offered $3 second shot on top.

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In the comedy club you can get pitchers for about $35. We could get 5-6 drinks out of one pitcher. My hubby and I loved the pitchers since we could each get nearly 3 drinks each for the evening. Pitchers work best if you have someone to share with. They started making them stronger and stronger as the cruise went on because they knew us so well and we always tipped extra. We plan on doing this again and have heard that we can get fishbowls (same concept) in other bars around the ship. We pick a new drink each time and enjoy several glasses without the need for a refill. We honestly don’t drink much beyond the wine we bring aboard, a drink or two during the week with dinner, and the pitchers at night and those don’t happen every night either. We typically spend about $200-$250 total in drinks so cheers has never been worth it. Plus if I tried to drink enough to make cheers worth it I’d be sick. My stomach and head can only handle so much alcohol, especially vodka. 

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Have been looking for info as well. We are not hg drinkers but I like a nice drink sometimes. Hope hubby will let loose a little bit and have a couple also 

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On 1/26/2019 at 10:08 PM, crzndeb said:

This is at Casino Bar...Here’s the menu.1264A738-9196-4FDB-BA20-D08B4E949CA9.jpe

Is this every day or just one particular day ?

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On 1/28/2019 at 2:29 PM, PrincessMinion said:

In the comedy club you can get pitchers for about $35. We could get 5-6 drinks out of one pitcher. My hubby and I loved the pitchers since we could each get nearly 3 drinks each for the evening. Pitchers work best if you have someone to share with. They started making them stronger and stronger as the cruise went on because they knew us so well and we always tipped extra. We plan on doing this again and have heard that we can get fishbowls (same concept) in other bars around the ship. We pick a new drink each time and enjoy several glasses without the need for a refill. We honestly don’t drink much beyond the wine we bring aboard, a drink or two during the week with dinner, and the pitchers at night and those don’t happen every night either. We typically spend about $200-$250 total in drinks so cheers has never been worth it. Plus if I tried to drink enough to make cheers worth it I’d be sick. My stomach and head can only handle so much alcohol, especially vodka. 

How much are the fishbowls?

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14 minutes ago, Mommawo said:

How much are the fishbowls?

I honestly don’t know. I’m hoping someone else comes along who does. I just learned of their existence in another thread on here recently. 

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I think the fishbowls are $19.99 that i saw on a menu someplace.

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11 minutes ago, moondog73 said:

I think the fishbowls are $19.99 that i saw on a menu someplace.

Probably not a bad deal then

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1 hour ago, Mommawo said:

Is this every day or just one particular day ?

I think it is only embarkation day, but not sure since I don’t have personal experience.

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On 1/26/2019 at 9:46 PM, HillBilly Bob said:

Casinos are shut while in any port.  They can only open in international waters.  

 

Casinos may be shut, but I believe the bar is open.

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On 1/27/2019 at 7:59 AM, dsnutz said:

Hmmmm, a conundrum, “half price happy hour” “$1 off craft beer”. So craft beers are only $2? LOL. Wouldn’t that be nice.

If there are any craft fans on this thread, do they now have a bigger selection, It used to be Sam and Sierra. 

 

On the Pride they had a milk stout.

 

6 hours ago, Mommawo said:

How much are the fishbowls?

 

I thought they were around $22 on the Pride. 

 

In addition to the fishbowls, they also had a beer flight and rum sampler that I'm pretty sure worked out as a discount vs. full price for the same amount of alcohol.  Serenity had some various sangria pitchers, and I think some other bars might have too.  There were also long tubes of beer (I'd worry about it getting warm if I drank beer), and beer buckets save $2 for 4 beers (or ciders, which is what we had).  Alchemy has a tasting where you can get 4 mini martinis for a little less than the price of 2 regular - at least a way to try a few types.  I think they had the casino specials listed before too.

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On 1/26/2019 at 12:57 PM, cherbear4000 said:

I just don't think I would get my money's worth on the Cheers package 

 

people like random fad challenges, so call it "max out my cheers package challenge!!!"

 

bonus points if you go around dumping ice buckets on people and planking across the dining room tables at dinner.

 

If you're not shy start making friends and see if you can get people to buy you drinks...

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