For many of us, one of the best parts of a cruise holiday is that we have every excuse to eat what we like, whenever we like. It’s our time to indulge in lots of tasty treats. But could it be that cruise lines are cutting back on our favorite food offerings?
Many passengers view the lobster dinner as something of a cruise ship institution — right up there with the Baked Alaska parade, perpetual chocolate fountain and (albeit, of course, passengers are not encouraged to eat them) amazing ice carvings.
Perhaps indicative of a trend, it seems the traditional mainstay of captain’s party nights is not quite as prevalent as it used to be. There have been mutterings that these coveted crustaceans have left certain cruise ships altogether — or, even worse, in some cases if you want them you have to pay for them. What’s more, some canny cruisers have begun asking if the lobster you get for free in the main dining room is the same as the one you pay a supplement for in a fine dining restaurant.
Though it might come as a shock to those of us partial to claw and tail meat from the undersea arthropod, there are other members who say that lobster is overrated. Although it didn’t appear on their menus, they said there were unlimited Alaskan crab legs — which in their view taste better.
So is a lack of lobster down to cruise lines cutting costs or the fact it’s not such a hot culinary catch anymore? And what have you noticed missing from your cruise menu? Let us know in the comments.