Is it possible to make reservations at Portofino's before your cruise. This is our first cruise, and I've only heard rave reviews about Portofino's and would love to try it. I was just wondering if maybe it can be done on the Royal Caribbean website. Also, what about spa treatments? Do you have to wait to get on the ship to make them?
Cabins, in my limited experience, are usually not ready before 1 -1:30PM.
If you board around that time, you may be able to go right to your cabin.
If you board early, which is what Bob and I do, you will have to wait.
When we make reservations in the alternative restaurants, I go to the restaurant itself ( Mariner Deck 11) as soon as we board and make them there. Just my opinion!
(Do not want to take any chances)
Hope this helps.
33 days till we cruise - never be ready in time!
Mariner - 9/9/07 25th Anniversary
I agree with Dianeteach68...as soon as we board the ship, the first thing we do before getting to the cabin is hit Portofino's and Chops to make reservations. They do fill up pretty quick and this gives the luxury of not only choosing the date we want but also the time we want.
Same thing goes for the spa.
Better to plan ahead than be disappointed midweek when your times are no longer available.
There were plent of vacancies at Portofinos during our cruise. If anything it was under used! (August 2007). We booked after a couple of days onboard, as there was no real panic. The food is terrific though, the lobster skewer in particular. My abiding memory was sat at our table waiting for our first course, as the sun was setting over the Isle of Capri, as we sailed past. Awesome!