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The Armonia is really past its prime. The ships air conditioning was really only functional in midship public rooms on decks 5 and 6. Warm or even hot everywhere else. Our cabin was set to the coldest available setting and we still could cover with no more than a sheet and even kicked that off several times during the night. The single most disappointing thing was the incredibly poor buffet. Even though the food selection was awful, there was never enough seating. Simply horrible place to eat. The food in the dining room was adequate and our server made it better than it would have been. The selections were ok but on only one occasion really good. We both did like the prime rib. The high point of the cruise, (the single high point) was the children's program. Our 7 year old granddaughter really enjoyed going there and the activities provided. The service in the bars was ok but you sure didn't want to be in a hurry to get a drink. We had the basic drink package that came with the "suite" which proved adequate. My wife liked that she could get coffees and sodas. We are from the U.S. and you should be prepared if you go on this ship.....the VAST majority of other guests did not speak English. Just FYI. We would never cruise on this ship again.

This ship really needs to be retired

MSC Armonia Cruise Review by junkmgpf

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The Armonia is really past its prime. The ships air conditioning was really only functional in midship public rooms on decks 5 and 6. Warm or even hot everywhere else. Our cabin was set to the coldest available setting and we still could cover with no more than a sheet and even kicked that off several times during the night.

The single most disappointing thing was the incredibly poor buffet. Even though the food selection was awful, there was never enough seating. Simply horrible place to eat.

The food in the dining room was adequate and our server made it better than it would have been. The selections were ok but on only one occasion really good. We both did like the prime rib.

The high point of the cruise, (the single high point) was the children's program. Our 7 year old granddaughter really enjoyed going there and the activities provided.

The service in the bars was ok but you sure didn't want to be in a hurry to get a drink. We had the basic drink package that came with the "suite" which proved adequate. My wife liked that she could get coffees and sodas.

We are from the U.S. and you should be prepared if you go on this ship.....the VAST majority of other guests did not speak English. Just FYI.

We would never cruise on this ship again.
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Cabin Review

Suite – Aurea
Cabin S3 1011
The cabin is classified as a suite but is actually a decent balcony stateroom. Huge closet. OK bath. Room was spacious enough had we not had a third person with us which meant the couch was made up as a bed 24/7. Really made the cabin seem crowded.
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