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Once I have said that the crew were excellent and the food really good I have said all the positive things I could say about this cruise. The ship was just not up to standard. I do not know how some of the passengers were able to shower as the shower cubical was so tiny. There was no where to sit in the cabin other than on the bed, thankfully the balcony had two chairs we could sit on when it wasn't raining. We were on the 10th deck just below the pool deck and so at 5am crew were cleaning the pool deck and dragging beds and chairs around thus waking us up at that time of day. Unfortunately we had booked this cruise when the ship was meant to have spent two nights in Havana, Cuba but due to Donald Trumps edict this was not possible. We had half a day in Montego Bay and the same in Grand Cayman. In Costa Mayan we had a little more time but no full day and then a whole day on Ocean Cay in the Bahamas (a MSC owned island) where they charged extortionate prices for everything. I do admit that the champagne sunset sail was really good. We had to wait more than 30 minutes on a tender boat in order to get back onto the ship in Grand Cayman all because there was only one person at the security check who had to watch the tv monitor as well as watching the passengers through one by one. This was all because they were afraid that people might bring on board alcohol and thereby they might loose some income from the bars. The same happened at Ocean Cay where there was no possibility of purchasing any alcohol on the island, however they said that it was to ensure no passenger brought any shells back on board, but we didn't see any shells for passengers to collect whilst we walked around. We like to find somewhere quiet =to read on board particularly on sea days, however ther was no where on this ship that was quiet, even the library was open to a lounge playing loud music. When asked at the reception if there was somewhere quiet they did at least find an area in the pub after turning the sound off the tv monitor, but music was still heard coming from the loud speakers in other parts of the ship.

Not a good cruise

MSC Armonia Cruise Review by Stephen Penrose

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2020
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom – Aurea
Once I have said that the crew were excellent and the food really good I have said all the positive things I could say about this cruise. The ship was just not up to standard. I do not know how some of the passengers were able to shower as the shower cubical was so tiny. There was no where to sit in the cabin other than on the bed, thankfully the balcony had two chairs we could sit on when it wasn't raining. We were on the 10th deck just below the pool deck and so at 5am crew were cleaning the pool deck and dragging beds and chairs around thus waking us up at that time of day.

Unfortunately we had booked this cruise when the ship was meant to have spent two nights in Havana, Cuba but due to Donald Trumps edict this was not possible. We had half a day in Montego Bay and the same in Grand Cayman. In Costa Mayan we had a little more time but no full day and then a whole day on Ocean Cay in the Bahamas (a MSC owned island) where they charged extortionate prices for everything. I do admit that the champagne sunset sail was really good.

We had to wait more than 30 minutes on a tender boat in order to get back onto the ship in Grand Cayman all because there was only one person at the security check who had to watch the tv monitor as well as watching the passengers through one by one. This was all because they were afraid that people might bring on board alcohol and thereby they might loose some income from the bars. The same happened at Ocean Cay where there was no possibility of purchasing any alcohol on the island, however they said that it was to ensure no passenger brought any shells back on board, but we didn't see any shells for passengers to collect whilst we walked around.

We like to find somewhere quiet =to read on board particularly on sea days, however ther was no where on this ship that was quiet, even the library was open to a lounge playing loud music. When asked at the reception if there was somewhere quiet they did at least find an area in the pub after turning the sound off the tv monitor, but music was still heard coming from the loud speakers in other parts of the ship.
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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom – Aurea
Cabin B3
Very poor and not fit for purpose
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