I booked with MSC because my main intention of travel was to visit Havana and the price that MSC offered for 7 nights is very good !!
I took the MSC Armonia from Cozumel to Cozumel, Mexico
The boarding process in Cozumel is horrible since the shipping company does not open the check-in until after 1:00 pm so there is huge line of people waiting under the sun and heat of the island. I was surprised that the "cruise card" is delivered to you inside the ship in the cabin, in other shipping companies it is the first thing you get.
The Armonia is an old ship that was "remodeled" recently but the years are very noticeable.
Because the itinerary was almost 90% full, I did not have the opportunity to book a Suite with a balcony so my only option was in the Oceanview "Fantástica" cabin. In short, we were 3 passengers in a cabin which is horribly small and uncomfortable, especially the bathroom.
The food is bad in general, there is nothing of variety in the Buffet and in the Marco Polo that is the dining room. The food is very "European" with small dishes and nothing like an American Buffet, if you are thinking taking a cruise and food is very important, definitively MSC is not the cruise for you.
The shows are "good" although not excellent, there is no variety and it is always the same.
The staff (Crew) is nice to dry ... especially the waiters they don't seen very enthusiastic about helping the guest because the answer is always..."It would be about 30 minutes for your Coffee because im very busy and the Specialty Coffee Section is at the other part of the ship"
The wifi works fine. There are no specialty restaurants.
As mentioned above, I chose this cruise only for the 3-day visit that I made in Havana.
On this cruise I was booked in a Fantastic Oceanview.
I recommend it when there are no more than 2 passengers in the cabin since in my cabin we were 3 and it is way too small.
The room has a comfortable King size bed and two folding beds that are on the wall. It must be taken into account that when the additional beds are "down" it is very uncomfortable for people who are in the King bed to get up or go to bed.
There are enough storage spaces just for 2 guests, more of these two is very uncomfortable.
The worst of all is the bathroom ... it is too small and it looks very old.
The shower is too uncomfortable because in addition to small water comes out on all sides because the curtain is not properly made to measure.
In general, the room is "good" for two passengers.
I would not stay in such a room again.
Cozumel es una isla muy bonita, recomiendo ampliamente tener con su agencia de viajes privada visitas a Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itzá o incluso Holbox.
Tomé mi crucero específicamente por visitar Cuba. Havana es una ciudad bonita aunque es triste ver tanta pobreza.
Creo que se puede conocer Havana por su cuenta sin necesidad de tomar una excursión
Este día no salí del barco...aunque no fue tan buena idea ya que en Montego Bay MSC hace simulacros de emergencia para el Staff así que es muy ruidoso quedarse en el barco.
Una excelente ciudad para hacer compras con Tax-free