Some of the shrimp that is available to us comes from 3rd. world countries where it is farm raised in not so sanitary conditions.
If I don't know where the shrimp comes from, I don't want it.
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The absence of shrimp cocktail at dinner is not a big deal to me. There are still plenty of choices available. As to the type of shrimp, this may sound a bit naiive, but I should think that the person or persons in charge of ordering food supplies (including seafood) would make every effort not to order things that could be considered unsafe for consumption. I would bet that Carnival has a list of reputable suppliers that they deal with on a regular basis. I would also bet that most people could go on a cruise, not eat ANY shrimp, and still have a great time!
I'm guessing it is because of health concerns and not because it is endangered?
Dig a little deeper in the referenced site and you find this (part of the complete text) related to black tiger shrimp: Shrimp, Imported Farmed
Most imported farmed shrimp should be avoided due to habitat damage, the risk of pollution and the introduction of non-native species to the surrounding environment. An exception is shrimp from farms using fully recirculating ponds in Thailand, which reduce the risk of escapes and disease and is a “Good Alternative.” U.S. farmed shrimp is another “Good Alternative,” due to tougher regulations.
Seems to be more an environmental concern than species endangerment - at least black tiger shrimp species endangerment.
I've never understood the hoopla on cruise message boards about having shrimp cocktail every night for dinner. I can go to Publix any day of the week and buy a few shrimp, bring them home, and whip up some cocktail sauce using ketchup, horseradish, and lemon juice. Voila...shrimp cocktail.
There was plenty of shrimp on the Fantasy last week.
Much like the film Forrest Gump...shrimp cocktail, fried shrimp, shrimp marinara, shrimp with lobster sauce.
The best shrimp I had on that vacation was at a Charleston restaurant.
fried shrimp sandwich.
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Wouldn't miss the Shrimp Cocktail. It never had the proper texture and flavor for a real shrimp lover anyway in my humble opinion. The best shrimp for me come fresh out of the ocean here in South Carolina. They are properly cooked and seasoned to my tastes.