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MSC Armonia Review

4.0 / 5.0
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388 reviews
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Worst cruise of my life

Review for MSC Armonia to Cuba
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Lilfizzsnp
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Oceanview Stateroom

Let me just say that I have been on more than 30 cruises and 10 cruise lines and this was by far the worst boat and cruise company I’ve ever gone with. Firstly, I walk into the room and I immediately got sick. I will preface this by saying that the boat is older (found out after booking) and I have mold allergies. I walked right to the bathroom and noticed that the shower floor was covered in mold. Our AC in the room also did not work properly and they were not able to fix it throughout the entire trip. Without the fan in the shower and without a working AC, the mold made me sick during the cruise and after. They would not move my friend and I and every time I asked if they could help, the only thing they did was have somebody throw bleach on top of the mold and attempt to fix the AC THREE times with no results. Firstly, that’s not how you fix mold especially more that’s over six months old.Secondly, going on a cruise to a hot destination and having some floors on the boat with no ac, I would not like to SWEAT in my room and be able to sleep well. Besides that, the set up of the room was what you would expect.

Secondly, if you’re looking for a dining room that is flexible with what you’d like, good luck unless you get a suite and eat in the suite’s dining room. We felt like second-class citizens in the dining room compared to our friends who had stayed in a suite and were in the other dining room. We couldn’t get little side items and we couldn’t get a dinner as a smaller meal like you would be able to on Royal Caribbean and Carnival and other things of that nature. You could also tell the line was SUPER STINGY. A ravioli dinner had TWO ravioli. That’s an appetizer and when you asked for me, you had to pull teeth. My friend and I actually went to the buffet after the dining room most nights (we thought it may get better).

Thirdly, no one knew the wine policy. Long story short, don’t carry it on unless you only want it the last night. You have to put it in your checked bag onto the ship.

Cabin Review

Oceanview Stateroom

Cabin O2

Like any regular room but no proper working AC and mold in the bathroom.

Port Reviews

Ocho Rios

Such a fun experience, but you only get one bobsled go.

Ocho Rios

Beautiful falls, knowledgeable guide that the park provides. Also, WIFI for those who need before returning to the ship.

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Easy to navigate and explore in your own. Should take your for outside immediate city. Lots of good shopping.

Cozumel

Great tequila and shops on the water.

Costa Maya

You don’t need to pay for an expensive tour to go to a beach or resort. If you take the four dollar tram into the city, most people have places you can go for not too much money.

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