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No more Lobster on RCCL?

Discussion in 'Royal Caribbean International' started by Jeana, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Jeana

    Jeana Guest

    Is it true that RCCL will no longer be serving lobster on formal night? We recently heard something to this affect and hope it isn't true!
  2. Gayle V

    Gayle V Guest

    We were on the Enchantment of the seas just over two weeks ago. They served the Lobster tail then, but not on the formal night. It was served on Friday, our last night on the ship.
  3. seagarsmoker

    seagarsmoker Guest

    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.
  4. jetblue

    jetblue Guest

    If this is true it doesn't make me happy, it's sometimes the little things that count more than the big things.
  5. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Someone wrote Crown & Anchor. The reply was: Sorry for the misinformation, Lobster will not be discontinued on RCI, etc,etc,etc.

    But they will be issuing official RCI magnafying glass with ever lobster so you can find it on the plate...They are getting smaller!!!
  6. jetblue

    jetblue Guest

    Well I hope this is true... not the magnifying glass part but you know what I mean!
  7. barbee524

    barbee524 Guest

    I was on the Jewel 6 day cruise last we and lobster was not served.
  8. PH8

    PH8 Guest

    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..........
  9. lil-shamrock

    lil-shamrock Guest

    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.
  10. lizzitish

    lizzitish Guest

    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!!)
  11. sirminnyme

    sirminnyme Guest

    Been floating around this board a little while decided to make my first post

    Went on Freedom of the Seas 12/2/07 They served lobster tail second formal night
  12. reggae

    reggae Guest

    We were just on the Navigator 5-day cruise.

    We had lobster on the 4th night. They were really great too, several at our table had seconds. No problem.

    This "no lobster" thing is probably just a bad rumor.
  13. jetblue

    jetblue Guest

    Hey reggae how was the Navigator? Everything ship-shape? :)D

    Can't wait to try her out next month!
  14. mailew

    mailew Guest

    Just returned fron 12 DAYS ON THE Explorer and lobster was served on the 3rd formal night. As fars as the size of the lobster tails, just order 2.
  15. lizzitish

    lizzitish Guest

    I double checked w/DH to make sure I didnt miss the lobster on the Jewel (1117-11/25) and no, lobster wasnt offered. But believe me, no one noticed with all the other great dishes offered.
  16. dulce_bonito

    dulce_bonito Guest

    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.
  17. Jeana

    Jeana Guest

    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.

    Does anyone else share these sentiments?
  18. jetblue

    jetblue Guest

    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.
  19. Jeana

    Jeana Guest


    Regarding lobster being served on RCCL - it seems it is hit or miss. It sure would be nice to know exactly what is going on with their menu changes.

    How was the food in the dining room otherwise? Did you experience some of the same things we did?
  20. 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!

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