I had prime rib one night (or what they called prime rib), then a ribeye one night, and a NY strip another night. None of them were any good at all - they had no flavor whatsoever. Of the three, the NY was the only one that was thicker than 1/4" - it was actually not quite 1/2", and it was the only one that actually had just a touch of pink in the middle. But it tasted like it had been frozen for about 6 months and had absolutely no flavor at all.
I love a good steak and I prefer it medium. The NY strip I had in the Emerald Steakhouse was outstanding - done to perfection, was a good 1" thick, and 18 ounces. Nancy had the surf and turf, which consisted of a 6 ounce filet mignon and a 10 ounce lobster. Both were cooked perfectly and tasted wonderfully. If we could have afforded it, we would have eaten there every night! But at $35 per person, it was a bit more than most specialty restaurants.
We were called two days before our reservation in the steakhouse and reminded about reservation, they also reminded us about the dress, which was 'cruise elegant'. So Nancy wore an nice outfit and I wore a blue blazer, which we felt appropriate for a more upscale dinner in a nice restaurant. Imagine how funny it was when the guy at the table behind us was dressed in jeans, sneakers, a t-shirt, and wearing a baseball cap throughout the entire meal!
We showed up for formal night in the dining room and the guy arriving in front of us was wearing shorts, flip flops, and a t-shirt!! Seriously??
Haven't been on Carnival in two years, but we couldn't believe how they have diminished in quality - at least on this ship.