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Old March 19th, 2011, 03:54 AM
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One week until are very first cruise I was just wondering do they serve lobsters on only one specific night of the cruise and do they serve it in all the resturaunts ?
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Yes, "no extra charge" lobster is served only on one night. It will be on one of your formal nights and will be available in all the main dining rooms. Your waiter will be happy to bring you as many tails as you can hold . (Remember, these are the small lobster tails, not the big ones you get at Red Lobster!)

After lunch, that night's menu will be posted outside all the dining rooms. We always stroll by to see what we're going to want that night.

You can pay extra to eat at the Steakhouse if you want, and, for another extra charge, you can order lobster there.

Have some lobster for me!
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Are the menues the same for all the dining rooms or does each one have a diffrent menu?
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All main dining rooms have the same menu, but the specialty restaurants have their own. Since this is your first cruise, keep in mind that you can order more than one, or as I prefer, order the lobster and the steak entree and make it surf and turf.

Many times my wife and I each saw an entree we wanted, and asked for a third to share. Ask for both soup and salad if you want, or two desserts. Don't fall into the mindset that you have to order one item from each course. Every waiter I've ever had cruising was glad to cater to what we wanted, and I was never made to feel piggish. On our last cruise we were seated with a younger first timer couple and everything we asked for extra they brought to them as well and they got a big kick out of it. It was a fun table.
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All main dining rooms have the same menu, but the specialty restaurants have their own. Since this is your first cruise, keep in mind that you can order more than one, or as I prefer, order the lobster and the steak entree and make it surf and turf.

Many times my wife and I each saw an entree we wanted, and asked for a third to share. Ask for both soup and salad if you want, or two desserts. Don't fall into the mindset that you have to order one item from each course. Every waiter I've ever had cruising was glad to cater to what we wanted, and I was never made to feel piggish. On our last cruise we were seated with a younger first timer couple and everything we asked for extra they brought to them as well and they got a big kick out of it. It was a fun table.
So I guess it doesnt matter which one you eat at or do they have diffrent themes.Thanks for the tips they were helpful.Oh we wont be shy about ordering.You might as well get what you want you paid for it!
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Dhill if you have signed up for traditional dining you will be assigned a dining room and a specific table, if you opted for Anytime Dining, you can choose which dining room and when you want to dine
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Dhill if you have signed up for traditional dining you will be assigned a dining room and a specific table, if you opted for Anytime Dining, you can choose which dining room and when you want to dine
Yeah, what she said.... If you have assigned seating your dining room/table number will be indicated on your seapass card (room key).
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We are signed up for any time dinning.I seen where they have quit a few diffrent resturaunts on board. I figured they would all have diffrent menues!:o
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Dhill, the two main dining rooms will have the same menu. Its the alternative, specialty, pay restaurants that will each have their own menu
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I think you're sailing the Sapphire Princess? Here's a link to the dining options:

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I was never made to feel piggish.
Really ?
Is this for real ?

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Of course it's for real. I've never ordered two entrees, but I've been with others who have. I HAVE on occasion ordered two soups, or a salad as an entree, or two desserts. On a recent cruise a couple at my table asked for and received a simple lettuce-and-tomato salad every evening, rather than the more elaborate ones that were on the menu.

By the way, the lobster tails served on cruise ships are actually crayfish tails. The crayfish look just like lobsters but do not have large claws; and they taste like lobster. As it happens, I have an allergy to real lobster, but the "lobster" tails do not trigger it.
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In my nearly 70 years on earth I have yet to eat lobster .
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Wow Henry,
May-be make it a point to give lobster a try on your next cruise??
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Wow Henry,
May-be make it a point to give lobster a try on your next cruise??
My next cruise is in 5 weeks ,perhaps its time for lobster .
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Our lobster tail on my last cruise was so small that one man at my table in the MDR quipped "This looks like a single shrimp to me, I am going to need a few more or I'm going to starve..."
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Our lobster tail on my last cruise was so small
I would have to agree that it is menu items like Lobster that are disappointing to most Guests in the main Dining Rooms.

I think they should remove this item from the menu.

Guests get all excited about Lobster, for some reason, and then when it arrives its such a disappointment.


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In my nearly 70 years on earth I have yet to eat lobster .
Henry, I understand. Don't worry, since I don't keep kosher, I have eaten your share, too.
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Let's see do cruise ships have fresh lobster? I don't know the answer to that question, but my guess would be no. I doubt there is a tank with thousands of bugs laying around until lobster night.
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I don't care for the lobster you get on cruiseships, unless it is Maine or cold water lobter. Huge difference, just don't like the Caribbean ones, so it is no big deal to me.
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So do they serve the Maine lobsters in the speciality restuaruants
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Henry, I understand. Don't worry, since I don't keep kosher, I have eaten your share, too.

The ONLY seafood that I eat is shrimp .I never had a desire to eat lobster .
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Let's see do cruise ships have fresh lobster? I don't know the answer to that question, but my guess would be no. I doubt there is a tank with thousands of bugs laying around until lobster night.
The next big ship totally needs to do this!

Imagine a huge tank in the lobby, on lobster night everyone lines up and they use a sharpie to write your table # on the shell of the one you pick.
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I have never been a fan of MDR lobster and there have been many "lobster nights" that I have ordered something else.

I love lobster but the tiny, frozen, warm water lobster tails aren't that good. Having said that I did notice that on my last Carnival Liberty cruise, while the overall food quality had diminished, the size of the lobster tails had increased. I had a bite of my daughter's and it wasn't bad.

Choosing your own lobster from a tank might be a nice idea for one of the alternative restaurants but I don't think I would want to stand in line to "choose" my lobster.

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I don't care for the lobster you get on cruiseships, unless it is Maine or cold water lobter. Huge difference, just don't like the Caribbean ones, so it is no big deal to me.
I agree with you 100%.. After living in New England for 54 years and eating the the real McCoy, the Caribbean lobster does not cut it.

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I had a FANTASTIC lobster on Princess in the specialty restaurant on Princess. The surcharge was $30 but it was MORE than worth it.

It was a 1.5-lb Maine lobster done to perfection - the whole thing (as I recall).

Anyway - sorry about the details, but I do know it was good. This was 8 years ago so I cannot remember everything.
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I was just in Bar Harbor and had some fantastic lobster there. I was on seabourn but I did not get that much lobster. I missed the night they had served it in the main dining rom because it was not well publicized.

I was actually pretty mad about that, to tell you the truth.
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I was just in Bar Harbor and had some fantastic lobster there. I was on seabourn but I did not get that much lobster. I missed the night they had served it in the main dining rom because it was not well publicized.

I was actually pretty mad about that, to tell you the truth.

Paul, for future reference, you could have just special ordered it for the night(s) of your choosing. I sometimes will order lobster tails as an appetizer.
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I don't care for the lobster you get on cruiseships, unless it is Maine or cold water lobter. Huge difference, just don't like the Caribbean ones, so it is no big deal to me.
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Marc...

I did go to passenger services and explain to them what had happened, and nothing was ever done about it. They never offered to make me a lobster dinner.
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