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MSC Armonia Cruise Review
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MSC Armonia Cruise Review by MSC 819

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2019
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

I don't understand all of the negative reviews. We are Americans who booked a cruise on an Italian cruise line, hence the name Medditeran Shipping Co aka MSC. There were hardly any Americans on board, we expected this and knew this. The food was excellent, pizza was amazing, the customer service was outstanding and the kids club was phenomenal. Our cabin was a little small but the ship was immaculate. We had turndown service 2x daily. Loved MSC so much, we booked another cruise on while on board. If you are American, do realize you will be one of few Americans on board hanging out with mostly European and South Americans. If you can open your eyes and mind to other cultures on board, you will have a great time. Our cruise was a great value for the money, it was everything we expected it to be and more. Love MSC!

Our daughter loved the do re mi splash club and the kids club. We brought her wonder woman cape as they do a superhero night. She was in the show the last night of the cruise.

The food was amazing, especially the pizza. They had pizza for breakfast lunch and dinner. We ate in the main dining room the first night and we had a great 3 course meal. Breakfast had a wide variety of food and the dinner buffet did not disappoint. The gelato was out of this world!

The service on the cruise was exceptional. The folks who worked there seemed happy unlike other cruise lines we have been on.

We loved our msc cruise experience so much we booked another cruise with them!

We decided not to do any excursions and explore on our own. I recommend Margaritaville in Ocho Rios. There is a private beach, pool, loungers, safe, restaurant and trampoline in the water. In Grand Cayman we hung out at Royal Palms Beach Clun. In cozumel we walked around the shopping district. In Costa Maya we ate in one of the restaurants that overlooked the giant free pool. There were plenty of things to do in the port.

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Cabin Review

Oceanview Stateroom
Cabin O2 7160

Room was a little small but clean. Shower was tiny. Overall we were pleased enough that we booked another cruise with msc but booked a suite for our next cruise. Turndown service is 2x daily. Safe is smartly placed behind mirror in room to conserve space.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Costa Maya

This place was lots of fun! They have a huge pool and lots of shops, restaurants and a dolphin excursion.


Nice shopping district. Bought silver here.

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Its overrated although I recommend Royal Palm Beach Club to hang out in for the day.

Ocho Rios

Loved Jamaica! Hung out at Margaritaville! They have a private beach, safe, pool, cabana restaurant and a trampoline in the water.


Miami is a fun city. I recommend south beach.

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