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MSC Armonia Review

4.0 / 5.0
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378 reviews
7 Awards

Few frills, few faults

Review for MSC Armonia to Canary Islands
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2014

After reading some of the reviews, our expectations were not that high but thought that, for what we were paying, it would be a cheap break. As we were already in Tenerife, we were not part of a large group so Check In was extremely efficient and quick, but unfortunately, no one told us that there was a shuttle to get to the ship, so we had quite a walk along the dockside. We were on board at about 12.30 and were pleasantly surprised that our cabin was ready for us. It had been made up with a double bed, not with 2 singles as asked for, but this was quickly rectified and made the cabin much more spacious. There was so much storage space and although the shower was quite small, the water was always very hot. It was all extremely clean, so no complaints there. The staff didn't seem quite so well trained as with other cruise companies, stood around talking to each other quite a lot, but plates were always cleared quickly in the buffet.

The ship was very attractive in an art deco sort of way, I never saw a finger mark on a mirror or a dirty mark on a floor, there were always cleaners and painters around.

I have never seen so many sun beds, even on the day at sea, there was no shortage. There were quite a few small sunbathing areas where it was nice and quiet.There always seemed to be crew around to move beds for you if necessary. It was a bit of a nuisance having to get a ticket for the towels and then to return them to have it cancelled but you got used to it.

Cabin Review

Excellent cabin and position. Make sure you don't get a cabin with a lifeboat in front of it. They were really dark with no view.

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