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Like everyone else we booked this cruise to visit Cuba. Despite our disappointment, we decided to make the best of it and found we enjoyed the ports and the ship itself. Embarkation could not have been easier. And going through customs in Key West made disembarkation a breeze. The ship is in good condition for her age and the activities and food were on par with other cruise lines. Some food we liked, other things we didn’t. We particularly did not care for the desserts overall. We only saw two of the shows, but weren’t particularly impressed. It may just be there weren’t our thing because others seemed to enjoy them. The reviews about cabin bathrooms are spot on. The showers are tiny, but there is plenty of storage for your things. Overall I would sail MSC again, but would like to try one of their newer ships with more bells and whistles.

Good cruise for an older ship.

MSC Armonia Cruise Review by TexDis

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2019
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom – Fantastica
Like everyone else we booked this cruise to visit Cuba. Despite our disappointment, we decided to make the best of it and found we enjoyed the ports and the ship itself. Embarkation could not have been easier. And going through customs in Key West made disembarkation a breeze. The ship is in good condition for her age and the activities and food were on par with other cruise lines. Some food we liked, other things we didn’t. We particularly did not care for the desserts overall. We only saw two of the shows, but weren’t particularly impressed. It may just be there weren’t our thing because others seemed to enjoy them. The reviews about cabin bathrooms are spot on. The showers are tiny, but there is plenty of storage for your things. Overall I would sail MSC again, but would like to try one of their newer ships with more bells and whistles.
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Cabin Review

Oceanview Stateroom – Fantastica
Cabin O2 8031
The cabin size was adequate and there is plenty of storage. The bathroom shower was tiny and hot water was inconsistent. Showering was the worst part if the cruise.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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    We booked the cruise through Expedia and as a result got $50 off a shore excursion through them. We chose the ATV drive to jade cavern. It was a lot of fun and a nice change of pace from our beach days. Ive never driven one before but it was easy to drive and very enjoyable, despite the heat. We had the option to jump into the water at the cavern, and it was cool and refreshing. Theyd discouraged us from taking backpacks or bags ( you can rent a locker) so we did that, but I wished I had a towel after the swim. They have photographers along the way taking tons of pictures and will offer them to you for purchase at the end. All in all fun excursion.
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  • Key West
    We used the free Duval Loop bus to go to the Hemingway House. It was a great tour with interesting anecdotes about Hemingway, his wives, and the six toed cats (which are everywhere). Afterwards we ate lunch at Sloppy Joe’s which was fun. It was a hot day so we headed back to the ship afterwards as we were all pretty worn out by then.
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