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Old March 13th, 2008, 10:23 PM
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Does anyone know if there is lobster on board sovereign of the seas?[4-25-08]?
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Yes - This ship should have the caribbean lobster tails; however, in speaking with the head waiter onboard Liberty of the Seas last week, he informed us that Royal Caribbean will be eliminating lobster tails from their menus fleet wide within 6 months as the cost associated with the food item has become too expensive.

Soon we'll be eating peanut butter and jelly onboard or something; they really need to consider their cost saving measures and determine when it becomes excessive.
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thanks Diamond,cruise lines buy in bulk so the lobster can't cost them to much.I feel they make enough on drinks and casinos.
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thanks Diamond,cruise lines buy in bulk so the lobster can't cost them to much.I feel they make enough on drinks and casinos.
I so agree with you on that!
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Let's see... The Midnight Buffet is going, now lobster tails (which were only served once on a formal night), so what is next; the prime rib? It’s expensive too.

Not that food is the highlight of the cruise but these "special treats" are definitely part of the cruise experience. Royal Caribbean already has the reputation for lower quality in the dining room and this can only help cement that reputation in place. I wonder if the next cost cutting step is to subcontract out to Golden Corral. (and I like Golden Corral, it's just not what I would expect on a cruise).

We don’t cruise that often even though we’d love to do more. Frankly I’d rather pay an additional $10.00 for the cruise fare and keep the lobster on the menu. I’d actually pay a little more for a whole Maine lobster, but you have to keep those little suckers alive until cooked and I know food storage is limited.
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I DID'NT WANT TO SOUND AS IF FOOD WAS THE ONLY REASON I CRUISED,I'VE ONLY BEEN ON TWO CRUISES[DISNEY WONDER].GOING ON RCI SOVEREIGN 4/25,BUT I WOULD LIKE THE FINER THINGS THAT I NORMALY DONT GET AT HOME.NEVER HAD LOBSTER ON DISNEY EITHER.FIRST TIME ON RCI SOVEREIGN,ANY FUN SUGGESTIONS??
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Does anyone know if there is lobster on board sovereign of the seas?[4-25-08]?
Was on the 4 day Sov' cruise last Aug. No lobster was served not even on formal night. No biggie to me as I can kind of take it or leave it but I know it's a favorite of many.

That said, the food was fantastic as far as I was concerned. I'm not sure where this not up to par food reputation is coming from for RCCI. Of course, I'm only speaking from my own experience and from one RCCI crusie. Folks post pics of food from various cruise lines all the time on here and if looks are any indication, it appears almost exactly the same as we had on the Sov'.

It's a great ship and a perfect size. I'm not sure if Casey the cruise director is still there but he was GREAT. Entertainment wise, don't miss the marriage/newlywed game or the scavenger hunt game called Quest. The shows were all good and about what you would expect with the singing, dancing, comedy etc. In Nassau, I'd either do the Atlantis thing, some other excursion or probably just stay on the ship next time. Nassau itself was very hot, not real clean but at least safe just to browse but no thanks to that again. Cococay is pretty good. I'm not a huge flat, broiling hot beach person ( I like the more rugged coast line like in New England states or Northern CA etc) but to each their own. There is some stuff to do there though and it's worth seeing.
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No lobster on Voyager in the Med last year. Again, waiters said that lobster was being taken off the menu fleet wide.

However, they did serve it in Portifino's and very nice it was too!

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No lobster on Voyager in the Med last year. Again, waiters said that lobster was being taken off the menu fleet wide.

However, they did serve it in Portifino's and very nice it was too!

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I had it on the Voyager last month. It was served on the second formal night.
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As someone who lives in Maine, and knows what REAL lobster tastes like, I will not miss it on RCI at all. I think people think it is good just because it is called lobster. In reality,it is tough and tastless.
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I was on the Majesty of the Seas and the Navigator last month (b2b). Both of these cruises were 4 nighters. When I inquired about lobster, I was told that RCCL did not serve lobster on any of their cruises of less than 7 nights.

I agree with the person from Maine. Most times, the lobster on these cruise ships (except specially restaurants) are not very good.

However, I think lobster night is a tradition that RCCL has to think long and hard about. The cost for food is one of the smaller expenses these cruiselines experience. I really doubt that they will save enough by eliminating lobster to justify the loss good will among their passengers.

And, if their main competitors, NCL and Carnival DO NOT eliminate lobster night, RCCL will be giving both cruiselines ample ammo to advertising that they "don't penny pinch" and "feed their passengers the best."

On my two cruises, I got the feeling that RCCL was pinching pennies just a bit. It is the little things.
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I was on Rhapsody in Feb 08..
It was a cruise out of Hong Kong.

And I had my loster tail at the main dinning room. IT WAS REALLY GREAT!!!

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We just did Splendour of the Seas (South American) 2/25-3/9 and the was no lobster. Our waiter said that there will NOT be lobster on any RCI ship. And as a side thought the food was "just ok'
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Unless it's Maine or New Hampshire lobster it really isn't a big loss.
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