New Charge for Lobster on Formal Nights

Too me, cruise lines are turning into airlines as they continue to add additional fees at an alarming rate. When I first starting cruising in the 90’s it was a one price pays for everything but over time more things that cost additional money continue to be added. Some of those add in’s are nominal and seem to be worth it. However, ONE of the most popular things, at least from my perspective, is the lobster that is offered on formal night. Nice touch for an enjoyable evening where one can dress up and enjoy a more formal dinner. Now, from my understanding, Carnival will charge a fee of $20 to enjoy one of those things we have enjoyed for so long. Come on Carnival, really.

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Fortunately, neither of us are fans of lobster.Happy

I myself looked forward to that night when Lobster was served. In some ways it has become a nickel and dime show , but I overlooked it. But when you start messing with my Lobster dinner you make what little hair I have stand on end . Charge for Mac and cheese instead.

As has been explained the lobster on short cruises is not free. The lobster you get from the steakhouse is better than the main dining room and worth the extra cost. Go on 7 day or longer and order all the lobster and prime rib you want. I have personally had to tell my waiter to please stop bringing me lobster because I am full.

Are you sure that's not, if you order Lobster from upstairs in the steakhouse because when you order steak or Lobster from up there it's $20

I did some research after the comment I made.

I found the article that Carnival was going to do that in 2015 been cruising on Carnival since then they have lobster at least one formal night if you're on a 7-night cruise. but you can get it any night from The Steakhouse for 20$

Ah well, Lobster at $20 bucks...? That's not really so bad. I love lobster After moving from the southern California coast to Wyoming where lobster just isn't the same, I look forward to having lobster on my cruises. Even if I do have to pay. They have had " steak House Selections" at $20 for some time so I really don't mind.


Instead of "nickel and diming" everyone - would prefer they just jack up the rate to keep it more inclusive. That's why we started to cruise to begin with. Meals, room, and entertainment all included. Then you can decide whether you want to sail or not based upon cost of the overall experience.


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