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Hummm. Now am not sure that I will even try JR when we go on the Explorer.... That only leaves the Italian restaurant to try out.

I think We will stick with MDR as the Explorer doesn't have ALL those other restaurants that the web keep showing!!...

 

Johnny Rockets isn't necessarily an "experience" that cruisers must try unlike Portofino or other specialty restaurants on some ships. JR offers burgers, fries, milk shakes etc. in a classic diner atmosphere. If you've been to a JR on land in the US then the experience will be similar. If that type of food isn't your cup of tea, avoid going there.

 

The MDR offers a great mix of options and Portofino has the most excellent Italian cuisine. Don't miss the tiramisu dessert at Portofino served with a Bailey's Irish Cream & Kahlua shot in an edible chocolate cup. It's amazing!

 

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That will perk up the taste buds! On our voyage next month we were going to do Chops as 1st Speciality -- you just moved Portofino to top of list. Since our next voyage is within 30 days, I won't call you on our pact to not mention Portofino & Timamusa in same sentence! Great post.

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That will perk up the taste buds! On our voyage next month we were going to do Chops as 1st Speciality -- you just moved Portofino to top of list. Since our next voyage is within 30 days, I won't call you on our pact to not mention Portofino & Timamusa in same sentence! Great post.

 

Don, I hope you still dine at Chops too. It is great food, and the side dishes and desserts are amazing as well. Here are desserts form the last time I ate at Chops. First, the passion fruit mousse. It is light, flavorful and complements a meal of red meat with hearty sides perfectly! 

 

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Below is my wife Robin. She didn't order two desserts, they just brought her the wrong one and then insisted she take them both. One is New York Cheesecake and the other is Chocolate Mud Pie. We had a good laugh over this! 

 

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On Oasis, you can get JR to go. We used that option one day. Btw sad to say the desserts in Chops on Allure were not ornate like the pictures any more. Almost just a slice of cake on a plate. The one cool dessert a lot of people got was the flaming creme brûlée.

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You guys are are really doing me in! Good thing we sail in 21 days! Planning speciality venues probably 4 or 6 nights? We are early diners so not sure what we will do on late 12 hour tour returns from Florence, Rome, & Naples - although we have MDR resevations, maybe quick bite in Windjammer. Yes, those ports are correct! It's not so much about what dessert you will choose, but where you will have it! TAKE THAT-- NOW WE'RE EVEN!

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You guys are are really doing me in! Good thing we sail in 21 days! Planning speciality venues probably 4 or 6 nights? We are early diners so not sure what we will do on late 12 hour tour returns from Florence, Rome, & Naples - although we have MDR resevations, maybe quick bite in Windjammer. Yes, those ports are correct! It's not so much about what dessert you will choose, but where you will have it! TAKE THAT-- NOW WE'RE EVEN!

Hey Don only one problem with that idea will you have any room left for even a quick bite after you have had all the real deal Italian Tiramisu , Canolis , Gelato , Pizza etc in the fabulous destinations in Italy you are going to visit. :) :) :)

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Hey Don only one problem with that idea will you have any room left for even a quick bite after you have had all the real deal Italian Tiramisu , Canolis , Gelato , Pizza etc in the fabulous destinations in Italy you are going to visit. :) :) :)

 

You're back! So on the whole tiramisu thing, I'm a little obsessed with the Italian dessert tiramisu. So the best onboard is in either Portofino or Giovanni's Table, both are good. However, there is a tiramisu dessert cup available in Sorrento's that is quite good as well. Now if I could only get Royal Caribbean to partner with The Cheesecake Factory and have available all of their desserts, life would be made!  ;)

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On 9/5/2019 at 11:25 AM, WAAAYTOOO said:

It varies by ship but most ships that I have been on include JR in the UDP.

Does UDP work for lunch everyday in Johnny Rockets and Sabor, or only sea days?  I know lunch at specialty restaurants are only good on sea days, but they are only open on sea days, where Johnny Rockets and Sabor are open almost everyday for lunch.

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1 hour ago, DES said:

Does UDP work for lunch everyday in Johnny Rockets and Sabor, or only sea days?  I know lunch at specialty restaurants are only good on sea days, but they are only open on sea days, where Johnny Rockets and Sabor are open almost everyday for lunch.

For JR unfortunately this is decided by the ship.  That means it could one week but not another.  

At the moment many people are reporting success but that could change.

For Sabor it should, if Sabor is open on a sea day.  

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Basically, the rule is, if the restaurant is open and you have the UDP,  you can dine there at no charge.  As Twangster said, the problem is, you never know when the restaurant is going to be open.

A few weeks ago, on Liberty, we were told that they alternate port days when either Giovanni's or Chops will be open for lunch.  You just never know which one is going to be open.  On NAV back in July, we found out that many port days Izumi was open but it was never advertised anywhere !  We just lucked up on finding it open one day and ended up going back for lunch a couple more days.

Since each ship operates independently it is entirely up to the Food and Beverage manager as to which/when restaurant will be open.  This is also true of the Key complimentary embarkation lunch.  Some ships have decided that they will sell more Key packages but in order to do that they must have their embarkation lunch in the MDR rather than in the restaurant.  That is an individual ship's decision to make.  That is where the UDP can prove more valuable than the Key as we were able to dine at Chops on embarkation day while the Key folks were fed in the MDR.  Conversely, when we were on NAV in July, we were denied entry into Chops on embarkation day due to them only admitting The Key people but we were allowed to eat at Giovanni's.  

Bottom line, you just never know what you're going to get until you get there !

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