This was a slow way to return to S. America and the ports made this a good choice. The ship was fairly full with guests from Spain, Italy, Finland, Russia, Switzerland, Holland, France, Argentina, Germany, Brazil, UK, USA and others. Embarkation was slow in Savona, took us two and a half hours to get onboard.
The food was Italian as expected with some unusual options such as pasta with squid, grilled salt cod and an odd dinner selection of sausages with endive with a pita bread on the side.
Service was leisurely at meals but the waiters tried hard to please everyone. One table companion had registered as gluten free and at times seemed to get better options. When several others asked for the same choice, the head waiter was summoned and said only pre registered guests with a doctor's letter could pick from the gluten free menu.