We were on the Mariner 4 weeks ago and on the second formal night, the main course was BBQ chicken. They still had lobster and we both had it. Though it was small, it was pretty good. To answer your question, several Diamond (& Diamond+ members) were told they were doing away with lobster before the end of the year.
We are cruising on the Mariner again in 13 days and should know more then.
I was also on the 6 day jewel........we had a seafood plate the 2nd formal night..had shrimp and what the waiter called Bay Lobster on it........it looked more like a crawfish complete with the head and eyes still on it..........
I was on the Brilliance for a 12 night Mediterranean cruise and no lobster was served. You'd think that on a cruise this long and expensive, lobster would be on the menu at least one of the nights. Very disappointing.
Just got off the Jewel and I dont remember seeing any lobster. We ate in the dining room both formal nts, and every day we checked the menu and I dont recall seeing lobster, because if I had, I would have ordered two....ate at chops one nt, and the buffet the other, and there was no lobster...(but the filet at chops was to die for!!)
We were on Adventure of the Seas in December for our honeymoon.
Yes, they did server lobster, after finishing the first, our waiter asked if we wanted another, a couple of us indulged, after that she asked if we wanted another, but I was full since the wife and I also shared a prime rib.
Since my original post on this subject Nov. 18th, we have just returned from our sailing on Voyager of the Seas out of Galveston, TX. I will report on the lobster situation. On the evening before the 2nd formal night I asked our waiter if we were going to have lobster. He did not want to give me a straight answer - just hemmed and hawed a little and said something about possible last minute menu changes and he wasn't sure. On the 2nd formal night we did NOT have lobster; HOWEVER, the NEXT NIGHT they offered a "Seafood Plate" that had one lobster and a few "garlic shrimp". The lobster was good and our waiter offered us a 2nd. He actually brought another plate without us asking.
Having said that, though, I would like to comment that in general my husband and I notice a decline in the quality of the food being served in the dining room. We loved the food in the Windjammer, but not as much in the dining room. The portions are shrinking as well. We don't believe the quality of their beef is up to standard. What they call a "filet" is not really anything I would serve at home. It's more like a mediocre sirloin at best.
One of our table mates had a steak and it was a pretty tough sawing operation for him!
On the last evening one of the dishes offered was "Steak Oscar". The description was "filet of beef with crabmeat and bernaise sauce on top". Sounded good but our waiter told us it was NOT crabmeat, but IMITATION crabmeat (a cod of some kind). I thought that very deceptive. We did not order that. Our whole table ended up ordering the "buttermilk battered fried chicken" (there wasn't a whole lot to choose from!). We all received two tiny pieces - not enough for even a few forkfulls. Our friend was served two "backs". I had a small drumstick and 'something else' which I'm still not sure what it was. It was served with a dollop of potatoes.
We have been disappointed in the direction the food is going on RCCL. We also notice other changes/cut backs -- no carved ham any longer at breakfast - no grill by the pool or the solarium -- just more and more things you have to pay extra for (Johnny Rockets - cover charge, etc.).
Again, I'd like to say we enjoyed the food in the Windjammer. We found that to be excellent - just disappointing in the dining room.
I would just like to add that there was no lobster served onboard the Navigator of the Seas last week. I asked my waiter every night and he would make some joke about going fishing off the back of the ship. In the end I guess it just depends on what ship you sail on.
Just came back from RCCL Freedom of the seas and we got lobster and shrimp and we thought it was excellent....! I can't comment on the rest of the food or menu because this was our first cruise and we still can't get over how good the food is everywhere and the variety of it. Sometimes the portions were small, but we always ordered two appy's and dessert so then by the end of it we were stuffed!