Alternative Dining on Adventure of the Seas - Portofino Restaurant and Johnny Rockets
The Portofino Restaurant on Adventure of the Seas:
On Deck 11, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, the Portofino Italian Restaurant on Adventure of the Seas provides you a nice selection of Italian treats in the tradition of Italian trattorias, the classic family restaurant. Caprese, fried calamari, and carpaccio, are among your Il primo selections. Look forward to seafood and veal as well as pasta for main entree choices.
The Portofino is on of the most popular restaurants onboard Adventure of the Seas, and, reservations are required. It is advised that you book early as the Portofino will sell out. You can make reservationa as soon as you board the ship, however, the best way is to make them when you do online check-in well before you get on board the ship.
There is a charge per diner to dine at Portofino. The charge is $20-$25 per diner.
Johnny Rockets on Adventure of the Seas:
On Deck 12, in retro '50's atmosphere, enjoy burgers and fries among other diner treats for 4.95 USD. If you haven't heard of them, Johnny Rockets is the land-based hamburger chain that is a feature of many major tourist destinations. As far as hamburgers go, Johnny Rockets on Royal Caribbean are some of the best you will find at sea (the milk shakes and fries are rather good as well). The whole Johnny Rockets experience is fun -- from the individual jukeboxes and old-fashioned soda-fountain straw stands at each table to the waitstaff and cooks who regularly get up and dance to songs from the '50's and '60's, Johnny Rockets on Adventure of the Seas is definitely worth checking-out.
Tips for The Portofino Italian Restaurant on Adventure of the Seas:
The Portofino has limited seating and you should make your reservations ahead of time, preferably when booking online well before you board ship.
The Portofino tends to be booked up beginning from the second night of each cruise .
The 20 USD to 25 USD per diner does include gratuity, and smart casual clothing is suggested. Tank tops and bare feet are not permitted.
How much should I tip at The Portofino Restaurant on Adventure of the Seas? First, bear in mind that all alcoholic beverages that you pay for will have a gratuity added. The cover charge does include gratuity, however, you may wish to consider giving an extra gratuity to the waiter or waitress who has served you. An appropriate amount is to estimate the value of the meal you ordered if you ordered it on land and tip 15-20% based on that cost. If you feel that the value of the meal was $50 were you to order it in a land-based restaurant, you should tip $7.50-$10. It is certainly your discretion not to tip, but, the waiters serving you are some of the best on the ship and should be rewarded if they provided you with an exceptional dining experience.