The explorer has a Johnny Rockets that has a $3.95 cover charge. Portofino's is a must do dining experience. It's $25 per person and well worth it. I'll be on the Explorer for 20 nights in December and just was on her for 21 nights in September. I'm looking forward to boarding her again. Don't miss the ice show, it's free and it's the best show on the ship. By any chance are you booked in a suite?