Jeana, the food was nothing special in the dining room. It was certainly better than anything I could cook but there was nothing spectacular. Usually there is always at least one dish I fall in love with but nothing to write home about on this cruise.
I just completed a 5 night cruise on the Navigator of the Seas (Jan 14 - Jan 19, 2008) and there was no lobster served in the main dining room. I asked our waiter and he said that RCCL was no longer serving lobster.
We had Lobster on our 7 night Navigator of the Seas in December, but No Lobster on our 14 night Northern Europe cruise on Jewel of the Seas in September. On the Jewel it was only available in the specialty restaurants we were told, which we thought was rubbish. So I think it depends on the ship.
Yes reggae, whenever you watch a long video advertisement or read through their brochures Carnival always states that Lobster is always served on one night. I got so used to it I almost expected it on RCI and I kind of was disappointed that it was never served in the main dining room onboard the Navigator.
Definitely must be hit or miss....just returned from a 6 night Jewel of the Seas 1/20-1/26 and we had lobster on the second formal night under the heading "Fisherman's Plate".....food was as good as I remembered it. Carved ham was also served during breakfast. Felt a little pressured to buy drinks, though.
The last several RCCL cruises we were on (Enchantment, 5 nights, Labor day ......BR, 12 nights, Europe, MJ 4 nights, Nov
AD 7 nights in Dec) all had lobster. They were the smaller ones (on the Fisherman's platter), but I agree with one of the previous
posters ...... I eat way to much anyway, so I'm happier with the smaller lobster and can always have a second one if I like.
We had shrimp and lobster on the Enchantment of the Seas in Oct. I really enjoyed it! They offered to get us seconds but that would have been way too much food. I thought the food was great, and a great value. Also, they have the midnight buffets (chocolate, Caribbean night). Where can you go and get so much food, and choices, and your hotel room (even though very small) is all included for the prices they charge??? To expect even more for those prices is unrealistic. The people are fantastic! If they would cut out the lobster from the menu I don't think I could possibly miss it with so many other choices.
We had lobster on the Enchantment of the Seas in October. It was very good. We were offered seconds but couldn't even think about eating more! If they don't serve lobster I would never miss it! The food was great and I enjoyed everything we had. All that food that is included in the price is unbelievable!! Besides the the breakfasts and lunch the midnight buffets as well as an option. Wow, that chocolate buffet is amazing!!!
If the have lobster- that's just icing on the cake. On these cruises you can have your cake and eat it too!
Lobster is still being served on RCI cruises. Most everyone at our table got extras last week on Legend of the Seas. It seems that every time something is missing from a particular cruise, someone decides that it has been eliminated throughout the fleet. More times than not, that generalization proves to be false. The "No more Lobster on RCCL" is one such recurring theme.