We boarded the Grimaldi boat Florence in Barcelona. We were bound for Genoa, Italy but really we were bound and gagged to a thirty hour boat ride that gouges its passengers at every turn. The ticket and breakfast cost us 140 euros. Only one bathroom was open (permanently since the lock was broken), breakfast was not self-service as advertised, any meals or food was tripled or quadrupled in price, the lights never dimmed in the seating room, they charged for wifi, and simply had no clue how to treat guests. When we landed in Genoa 6 hours late, the crew had to improvise a way to get six walk-on passengers off the boat, past the security gate, and into the rain at 2 in the morning. For a stylized description of our experience, read Just Loathing on the Ghost Ship Grimaldi.
We eventually caught our train at 4 in the morning and bounced from city to city along the Italian coast, sleeping when we could until finally arriving in Livorno later on that afternoon.