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MSC Armonia Review

4.0 / 5.0
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388 reviews
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Excellent ship and phenomenal entertainment staff

Review for MSC Armonia to the Western Caribbean
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rnweide
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

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Sail Date: Mar 2020
Cabin: Inside Stateroom

Definitely a more European feel, so maybe not suitable for American families with young kids. The food was wonderful with a buffet running most of the day and several dining rooms. We were in the Marco Polo dining room which had amazing and tasty food each night. The waitstaff doesn't bend over backwards for their guests, which I assure all you boomers is not actually rude, and a lot of them speak limited English, so just be smart about how you order things, and don't expect them to run around the ship getting you fancy drinks that aren't available in the dining room, get them yourself.

The pool felt a bit crowded on the days at sea but get yourself a spot on the upper side decks with a view of the ocean and it's absolutely amazing.

The bars are quite nice and well placed outside of the dining areas and theater. I think the entertainment and nightly shows were my favorite part. The shows usually featured signing and dancing and the acrobatics were very good. If you get a chance to see the Addams' Family show definitely go for it as it absolutely blew me away. The entertainment staff is a lot of fun and definitely works super hard to make your time not in port a memorable one.

Cabin Review

Inside Stateroom

The cabin actually felt much more spacious than the 4 person bunk bed rooms I've been in on Carnival. They were exceptionally clean. The bathroom shower was super small but that's as expected when you combine European sized bathrooms with cruise ship sized bathrooms.

Port Reviews

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Ship stopped for a super short amount of time, and given that you have to take tenders to the island from the boat, we only really had time to walk around the shopping area.

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

I'll give this stop 4 stars with the understanding that this island is not yet finished. Hopefully with the break from COVID-19 they'll get some good work done. The beach was quite pebbly and you have to pay for umbrellas which are absolutely necessary cuz the sand as super white. They have a nice golf cart shuttle that will take you to different parts of the island and run pretty frequently. The dining areas weren't done when we were there so they had food trucks which were trash and only had hot dogs and hamburgers that were cold. They are working towards reintroducing coral reefs so the water is pretty barren of life right now but over time I'm sure it will get a lot better. They didn't have a bonfire like promised, and we werent told why, but we also left early for some reason. it is an excellent chill-at-the-beach stop though, and a nice place to kinda walk around in the sun and enjoy the breeze. Your cruise cards work at all the bars too which is nice. The lighthouse show is absolutely phenomenal tho, and can create super clear images on it which is cool. Hopefully with time it will reach it's full potential, but I honestly think we should have just gone to Nassau for the day instead of this island in the Bahamas.

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