This cruise was booked because of the price and the itinerary. We knew beforehand that we would probably be paying for everything except at foodtime. The Spendida was a lovely ship, and the number of ports visited were excellent. 9 ports in 11 days. We were only onboard ship for 2 sailing days and after visits to the different ports.
There were some strange events happening aboard this ship. The clientel were truly multi national. 60% German, and the rest a mixture of Italian, French, Japanese, American, Australian, British and other Europeans. It was amazing that our table of 8 British had a waiter who could not stand a word of English. We were often being served our food at different times. Whilst we were wating for all the table to get their servings, our food was always getting cold, Some of us were served our main course with others who were having starters. When tea was bought for over 2 euro's a cup, you were only allowed 1 teabag, even though there was enough water in your pot for 3 cups. If I wanted another teabag, it was another 2 euros Lager was over 5 euros a glass (not even a pint). The entertainment was diabolical. Variety shows every night for half an hour and piano music in the bars. One of the main shows was duplicated one night to one we had seen only 8 days earlier.
There was little day time entertainment in the day except for bingo and aerobics.