Embarkation Lunch - Chops Grille in Royal Caribbean Dining Posted 3 hours ago · Report reply 3 hours ago, Chadster said: I'm wondering if Chops was closed for "The Key" luncheon, which has now moved to the MDR? Yes, that’s how it was explained to us. Our Genie told us that they did not have the staff to cover both the Key lunch in the MDR and full service in the restaurant so they decided to just close the restaurant on embarkation day. Maybe they have changed their minds or maybe they just never removed Chops day 1 from the options in the CP. it will be December before I will see for myself.