Here our members will discuss the many dining options onboard.
As usual we selected the 2nd seating as we find it more relaxing not to be rushed out and there are fewer kids at the later seating. We have had great luck with dining mates so far. On this cruise we were at a table for 6. One couple was younger (than us) couple from Chicago, and the other was newlyweds from Ireland.
We choose to have first seating at dinner which was at 6:00pm. We had a table for four next to the window. We never had any tablemates, I wish we would have I think it would have made dinner more exciting. There was a nice British couple that had the table next to us that we made friends with.
Mondy was our 18th Anniversary and we had booked a table at the Chops restaurant. I highly recommend this for anyone wanting something a little more special. Wonderful service and food. They even sang happy Anniversary to us. Finally made it to dinner seating Wednesday night. We had a table for 8, but they were couple all in their 60's and we didn't have a lot to say sometimes. The dining room was good. We only ate at the Windjammer once. I don't like crowds and would rather eat somewhere else. Johnny Rockets was wonderful as usual. We ate there 4 times. We also ended up at Sorrento's several times during the cruise. And of course Chops is outstanding in service and taste. We never ate breakfast anywhere. We got room service every morning and gave the person $5 every time.
Dinner was casual and enjoyable. We were at a table for four, on Deck four, overlooking the lower level of the dining room. Great view of upper and lower levels as well as all the activities. We enjoyed our meals immensely, had great wait staff (Peidro from the Philippines, and Tshai (pronounced Say-hi) from Jamaica. We enjoyed the food very much.
Our dinning experience was wonderful and was ladies week. We were seated with a ladies table as everyone seated were traveling with someone from their family. There were two mother & daughters, one pair of sisters, and then there was my aunt and me, her niece. Our waitress & assistance waitress were exceptional! Our experience in the specialty restaurants was fantastic. I highly recommend dining at Portofino.