We have just returned from 7 nights on the Armonia and the only saving grace was the places visited. Embarkation was smooth and quick and we were on board in less than half an hour, The ship itself is beautiful and very clean everywhere. The cabins are ample as cabins go with a good sized window. Nicely decorated and very comfy. Shower a bit on the small size but again adequate.
We arrived in Venice and immediately went sightseeing. The ship did not leave until 7 pm. On our return to the ship we looked for the buffet. Here the negative comments begin! Food was 98% Italian. Pasta was everywhere and melon. LOTS of melon! It seems we British eat a staple diet of beefburgers, hot dogs and chips as that was the choice day in and day out. Salads consisted of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, if you were lucky and Brussels sprouts and broccoli!!! 1 serving dish each of cold Italian meats and processed cheese. Portions were absolutely tiny to say the least. As each slice of cake/quiche/dessert was placed on a plate for you, we were inclined to just take 3 or 4 at a time.
Any meat dish was served by a server behind the food counter (strange buffet; always thought the point was you served yourself) who gave you 1 of whatever it was. 1 slice of meat, 1 hot dog, 1 beefburger. If you asked for more you did get it but you shouldn't have to ask. The portions really were so tiny a small child would have eaten at least 3.