Does NCL offer "happy hour" or 2 for 1's

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I read somewhere that NCL offers 2 for 1 on cocktails a certain time, does anybody know what time this is offered? Is it daily...and what drinks are listed for 2 for 1's?
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It is usually listed in the Daily. BUT sometimes its just written on a chalk board at one of the bars. But who knows what will be happening on the Breakaway, its a whole new fish.

Get to know your bars and bartenders well!
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I recently looked at our Dailies for the Dawn last summer to Bermuda. Then it was only 2-1 martinis. Others have reported on some ships 2-1 just about anything. Suspect it changes frequently enough.
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Originally posted by lyndamr
I read somewhere that NCL offers 2 for 1 on cocktails a certain time, does anybody know what time this is offered? Is it daily...and what drinks are listed for 2 for 1's?
The Star Bar always had 2 for 1 martini's during the evening when the entertainment was playing on recent cruises I have been on.
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On the Epic two weeks ago, they had 2-1 any type drinks from 4-6 almost every day in Maltings. Plus entertainment.
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Curious martini's for instance 2 for 1 what would the cost be? Also would it be two seperate glasses or one larger glass?
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Originally posted by lyndamr
Curious martini's for instance 2 for 1 what would the cost be? Also would it be two seperate glasses or one larger glass?
A few weeks ago on the Jewel, they had 2 for 1 drinks at one of the bars in bar city from 4-6 everyday. It was certain beer and only house brand liquors with one mixer, no multi liquor drinks. I'm not sure if martinis were included. My sister and I shared the 2 for 1's.
I had a pear martini (not happy hour) and it was $10 ish.
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Originally posted by lyndamr
Curious martini's for instance 2 for 1 what would the cost be? Also would it be two seperate glasses or one larger glass?
In the Star Bar, it was two separate glasses served at the same time.
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Originally posted by lyndamr
Curious martini's for instance 2 for 1 what would the cost be? Also would it be two seperate glasses or one larger glass?
It's 2 separate martinis for the price of 1. On the Sky, they required that both martinis be the same flavour. Not sure if that's true fleetwide or even if it's still true on the Sky. We were onboard in 2011.
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Originally posted by Cruzface
On the Epic two weeks ago, they had 2-1 any type drinks from 4-6 almost every day in Maltings. Plus entertainment.
I have wondered about Maltings, as we didn't go there on our last cruise aboard the Epic. Does it only serve whiskey or does is also serve cocktails made with whiskey (like a Manhattan) or does it serve all types of drinks? When they have the 2 for 1 happy hour there, can I get a cocktail or martini? I ask because I am not a straight up scotch kinda gal.

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Originally posted by dexddd
I recently looked at our Dailies for the Dawn last summer to Bermuda. Then it was only 2-1 martinis. Others have reported on some ships 2-1 just about anything. Suspect it changes frequently enough.
We were on the Dawn, Feb/3/13, they had 2 for 1 in The Pearly King's Pub,i think it was daily. Beer, highball's, not sure about wine, don't drink it , got real sick on it as a kid . LOL
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On my 2/23 Epic sailing you could get any type of drink at the two for one. At least I saw many mixed drinks, wine and beer.
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Took cruises on the Gem and Jewel and never heard or saw a happy hour. The daily would feature a $3.95 Bloody Mary during breakfast and a $4.95 margarita at one bar from 4 to 6 pm. I assume you have to ask each bar tender at each bar from 4 to 6 pm if they have a happy hour special. No harm in asking and the reward is cheap drinks. FYI, NCL breaks even on the cruise fare and makes their profit on alcohol sales, ship store shops and on shore excursions.
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Originally posted by crackycruiser
On my 2/23 Epic sailing you could get any type of drink at the two for one. At least I saw many mixed drinks, wine and beer.
Awesome, thanks! I know where I will be from 4-6 every day!

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We were on the Pearl the week of 2/17 and they had 2 for 1 everyday in the Star Bar from 4-6 PM. House brands of liquor, beer, pina coladas, daquiris, rum punch, etc. were included.
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#17
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Thank you all...so it appears that 2 for 1 are generally between 4-6? Are there any other specials any other time?
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Originally posted by newcruiser48
A few weeks ago on the Jewel, they had 2 for 1 drinks at one of the bars in bar city from 4-6 everyday. It was certain beer and only house brand liquors with one mixer, no multi liquor drinks. I'm not sure if martinis were included. My sister and I shared the 2 for 1's.
I had a pear martini (not happy hour) and it was $10 ish.
We were on the Jewel 2 weeks ago also. My husband got 2 for one beers each night. I asked for a mixed drink and bartender said the same as you were told. He did tell me to watch for the Margarita Madness specials each night at the Moderno Bar. I got one each night for 5.00. There were about 6 different flavors. I liked the melon ones the best.
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Oh wow great six flavors I wonder if I can get them at other bars for the same price. Sounds yummy

Still like to know how much the 2 for 1 martini's cost lol
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I was on the Gem in Dec as well as having just returned again this Monday so the 2-for-1 specials have been on for months (except they'll be suspended for spring break).

Margarita madness $4.95 from 3-5 pm
2-for-1 Happy Hour was 4-6 pm
2-for-1 Designer Martini's from 8-10 pm
$3 tequilashot with purchase of a beer
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