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Old 02-10-2008, 04:34 PM
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Just got off the NCL Pearl...NO LOBSTER NIGHT...

They did have what they called a Sea Food Extravaganza....1/4 of a small lobster tail, shrimp, claims and mussels....but it was VERY GOOD...but still no lobster tail...

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Old 02-10-2008, 10:15 PM
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I hope this is not a harbinger of things to come.
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Just got off the NCL Pearl...NO LOBSTER NIGHT...

They did have what they called a Sea Food Extravaganza....1/4 of a small lobster tail, shrimp, claims and mussels....but it was VERY GOOD...but still no lobster tail...

Happy sailing,

Bob E
I'm having a hard time imagining 1/4 of a small lobster tail.
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:36 AM
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I agree with RichC, hard to deal with a 1/4 lobster tail. The one I got looks good all of a sudden. LOL
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I hope this is not a harbinger of things to come.
I just read a review on the Emerald Princess & it was said that in the Crown Grill (Specialty restaurant) there was an additional charge of $9 each for the lobster. I'm not a fan of the extra charge restaurants so this charge might have been there all along but I thought that once you paid for the "Specialty" restaurant all but the drinks & tip were included. It might be a sign of some additional changes yet to come on Princess.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:47 AM
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We had dinner in Sabatini's and the Bayou Cafe (same as Crown Grill) on Island Princess; my wife had the lobster and there was no additional charge--so this is new; and most unwelcome.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:40 PM
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I'm not surprised there have been a few cuts with Princess. They're having some trouble filling a few ships and the rates have dropped dramatically. I just booked a client on Dawn for 7 day in Mar 30th. The total for the cabin for two with tax and fuel sur-chgs in was under $1000. for an inside cabin all the up at Cat J on Aloha Deck. That's not the kind of rates you usually see for this time of year on Princess.

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Old 02-17-2008, 05:39 PM
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I would hope their approach would be to ratchet up the service rather than make cuts and add charges.

Of course I still believe in the tooth fairy also.
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:17 PM
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Hi Everyone.
We went on Costa Concordia--Mediterranean Cruise last month.
One night my other half was speaking to the Maitre D and asked when is the lobster night. He explained that there will be no lobster night they will have very large prawns instead, well the Very Large Shrimp was very small once you took the head off, so my other half called the Maitre D over and told him, they're soft and horrible. After showing him the little mushy shrimp, the Maitre D said the Chef must have been looking through magnifying glasses when he purchased them, we were also told there would be no escargot because of board of health reasons.
The ship is beautiful, the food a majority of the time was good, but the service WAS TERRIBLE.
Most of the people in our group (40 of us) didn't even get coffee after dinner. We spoke to half of the people in our tour group and they said they wouldn't ever go on that ship again.
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That's interesting to know about Costa. It was the same thing on the Costa Riviera some years back although they did have lobster tails. It was our one & only Costa cruise.
btw- how was the smoke situation on the Concordia? I can guess it was pretty smoky seeing that you were in the Mediterranean & most Europeans do smoke quite a bit.
 
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