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We are a couple from Puerto Rico 63/58 y/o, 38 cruises and counting. After reading negative reviews we were worried, but the itinerary with two days in Cuba was perfect. It was one of the best cruise experiences we’ve ever had. If the ship and gourmet dining is your thing, find something else. If overall value and cruise experience is for you, MSC Armonia won’t disappoint you. The ship: clean and beautiful. The cabin: standard - the shower area is one of the smallest we’ve ever seen. Food is good to excellent. Dining service and ambience is good but noticeably second-rate. Entertainment and Activities: close to the best we’ve ever experienced. Excellent bands, musicians and shows. The entertainment team was full of life. Pool parties: the best and loudest, with a heavy Latin Caribbean touch. Beer $7, drink $9 Roatan: taxi 20 min to West Bay beach $4, ask for a hotel/bar with clean bathroom. Costa Maya: taxi 20 min to the beach $4, Tipsy Turtle Restaurant, clean bathroom, $10 includes chair, umbrella, snorkel/mask, beer $3, drink $5 Cozumel: shopping and Senior Frogs crazy party La Havana: a fascinating world in itself. Did not book any excursions on the ship (as warned), just walked out. Took new taxi for a long ride around the city $40 2hrs+, Old 1958 taxi to the Spanish fort areas $30 1/hr, Show El Guajirito with live 10-piece Latin band, $60 with food and 3 drinks, wonderful. Small bars with music at 2am, back to the ship on a taxi bike and it felt very safe. Embarkation/Debarkation: a breeze, got lucky because we left on Monday and returned on Tuesday, low cruise traffic days.

Pleasantly surprised - Exceeded our expectations

MSC Armonia Cruise Review by adejesus2000

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Cuba
  • Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom – Bella
We are a couple from Puerto Rico 63/58 y/o, 38 cruises and counting. After reading negative reviews we were worried, but the itinerary with two days in Cuba was perfect. It was one of the best cruise experiences we’ve ever had.

If the ship and gourmet dining is your thing, find something else. If overall value and cruise experience is for you, MSC Armonia won’t disappoint you.

The ship: clean and beautiful. The cabin: standard - the shower area is one of the smallest we’ve ever seen. Food is good to excellent. Dining service and ambience is good but noticeably second-rate. Entertainment and Activities: close to the best we’ve ever experienced. Excellent bands, musicians and shows. The entertainment team was full of life. Pool parties: the best and loudest, with a heavy Latin Caribbean touch. Beer $7, drink $9

Roatan: taxi 20 min to West Bay beach $4, ask for a hotel/bar with clean bathroom.

Costa Maya: taxi 20 min to the beach $4, Tipsy Turtle Restaurant, clean bathroom, $10 includes chair, umbrella, snorkel/mask, beer $3, drink $5

Cozumel: shopping and Senior Frogs crazy party

La Havana: a fascinating world in itself. Did not book any excursions on the ship (as warned), just walked out. Took new taxi for a long ride around the city $40 2hrs+, Old 1958 taxi to the Spanish fort areas $30 1/hr, Show El Guajirito with live 10-piece Latin band, $60 with food and 3 drinks, wonderful. Small bars with music at 2am, back to the ship on a taxi bike and it felt very safe.

Embarkation/Debarkation: a breeze, got lucky because we left on Monday and returned on Tuesday, low cruise traffic days.
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Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom – Bella
Cabin I1 115x
Cozy, average, smallest shower ever. Excellent service. But... we were just below the rear buffet dining room. Kitchen noises started at 6am :( --- Bring your bluetooth headset
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