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Old September 13th, 2011, 11:49 PM
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Default Didja ever whine about lack of Shrimp Cocktail on Carnival?

Not sure who, what, why, whatever..

but this place seems to indicate to AVOID black tiger shrimp?

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I'm guessing it is because of health concerns and not because it is endangered?
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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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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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So, how do you find this out? Is a server informed of this so he/she can answer the question? Does a restaurant actually know? (they buy from a supplier)
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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!
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I had the shrimp cocktail on my last cruise on the first evening and would never order it again. Not a good quality shrimp at all.
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I could either take it or leave it, now with this, I think I will leave it. Just not worth it, I am not a huge fan of shrimp anyway.
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Not sure who, what, why, whatever..

but this place seems to indicate to AVOID black tiger shrimp?

Seafood Search | Seafood Watch | Monterey Bay Aquarium

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.
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I had the shrimp cocktail on my last cruise on the first evening and would never order it again. Not a good quality shrimp at all.
I thought the same thing on my last Carnival cruise. The shrimp not only is smaller now .. but it was too soft, probably overcooked. You need shrimp to be firm imo.
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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.

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Don't really care. Don't care for shrimp.
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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.
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. The best shrimp for me come fresh out of the ocean here in South Carolina. They are properly cooked and seasoned to my tastes.
Just like what I ate on Meeting Street Charleston. Much better than the factory shrimp.
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