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3 La Spezia (Cinque Terre) MSC Cruises MSC Armonia Cruise Reviews

Embarkation was very good, our luggage was in our room quickly.this being a nice ocean view cabin. We went straight to dinner in the Marco Polo restaurant on early sitting, the service was excellent from our waiters, but we found the ... Read More
Embarkation was very good, our luggage was in our room quickly.this being a nice ocean view cabin. We went straight to dinner in the Marco Polo restaurant on early sitting, the service was excellent from our waiters, but we found the food to be bland, fish undercooked and in general of poor quality, but there was always something you could eat. We had chosen the all inclusive drinks package which was excellent the wines at dinner were good, cocktails and every drink available were first class in all bars. The theatre was not to our taste and we only visited once, we chose to use the piano bar and outside bars which had great ambience,and 2 good party nights. Breakfast and lunch were busy but the choice was very good, burger pasta and pizza stations which were all cooked fresh and also on late at night. The outside area was clean with 2 swimming pools and fabulous children's area,plenty of sunbeds even on the day at sea. The staff could have been friendlier, what happened to service with a smile? Our cabin was lovely kept very clean plenty of space 8032. Overall i would recommend this cruise great value for money visiting many good ports. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
The newly rennovated ship was done very well - superb. We did find however that the staff weren't quite so accommodating and helpful / friendly as on previous ship (MSC Lirica 7 days prior to this one). Food was great. ... Read More
The newly rennovated ship was done very well - superb. We did find however that the staff weren't quite so accommodating and helpful / friendly as on previous ship (MSC Lirica 7 days prior to this one). Food was great. Entertainment - we didn't experience a lot of it due to the huge time gap between finishing dinner (early sitting) and the shows which didn't start until 10pm. We feel that is way too late as we were out from dinner by 8.30pm, hence booking on the early dinner so we could go to shows!! We have been on 7 other cruises and have to say our biggest complaint was the fact that there was no 'adult only' pool for swimming or even a time scheduled for adults only. All other cruise lines we've been on have had specific areas for adults only for swimming. Due to the fact it was high season (only time we could go) there were a huge number of families on board. Due to the heat we were swimming daily but it certainly wasn't a pleasurable experience. All we encountered were children jumping into the pool all over the top of you grrrrrrr!!!!!! There should definitely be designated areas / times for adults only. All in all we enjoyed the cruise, however we did anticipate there being more English speaking guests on board but in saying that it may have been due to the area we were cruising in and not the cruise line for the reason that there were such a small percent of English speaking people on board. Cruises are a great way of meeting people when travelling just as a couple but not in this case due to language barriers. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
My wife and I are back from a wonderful cruise on MSC Armonia. What a pleasant surprise, given some of the reviews. We wanted to try a European cruise line with more Europeans than Americans on board, for a change of pace. (My 13th ... Read More
My wife and I are back from a wonderful cruise on MSC Armonia. What a pleasant surprise, given some of the reviews. We wanted to try a European cruise line with more Europeans than Americans on board, for a change of pace. (My 13th cruise.) Itinerary was excellent. Marseille, Mallorca, Malta, Sicily, Southern Italy, then back to La Spezia. (We flew into Milano, and took train down.) Embark/Disembark was very easy and well done by MSC. Price was remarkably reasonable. Ship, first to undergo MSC's make-over a few months ago was attractive in a classic way, slightly under 70,000 tons. Cabin with balcony was fine, typical cruise cabin. Staff was friendly and helpful for everything we needed. Music on board was very good in all lounges. The shows perhaps sometimes catered more to European tastes, but we enjoyed a couple very much. Excursions were well done and smoothly run. One guide was a little boring, but others excellent. Given most days in port, limited activities on board compared with larger ships we've been on, but that was fine. The food was really outstanding. Given that we were "Fantastica" class, we apparently had a bit more choice on the menu, and we had a "dine when you like" policy. Excellent pasta and fish, actually just about everything was quite good. I'm not sure that I can pick out a ship with notably better cuisine in my experience. Waiters were efficient and friendly. The buffet had a bit fewer choices than on a big boat, but all was good. Pizza was excellent, and they even had hamburgers and hot dogs. Wine list was good and inexpensive. We focused on the Italian white wines we hadn't tried before. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
MSC Armonia Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 3.7
Dining 2.0 3.2
Entertainment 3.0 3.2
Public Rooms 4.0 3.8
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.3
Family 5.0 3.3
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.2
Enrichment 3.0 3.0
Service 4.0 3.6
Value For Money 4.0 3.6

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