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Where do I start.....We have been on many cruises and different lines. We will NOT be coming back on this cruise line.The food was horrible. Most was not even edible and no selections. We were offered burgers and hot dogs 90% of the time. The restaurant took 2 hours to conclude our dinners. Staff was extremely rude and unfriendly with the exception of 2 people we encountered. We discovered the staffs rooms had water in them and were unkept, which explains why they were all so unhappy. Many areas of the boat were literally falling apart. Panels off he walls and ceilings, rusted garbage cans, disgusting bathrooms, food and garbage all over the floors, etc. The drink machines and ice were constantly down for “maintenance” and never fixed. We didn't get to go to one of our stops because the boat broke down for 2 days. There was absolutely nothing to do on the boat. The 2 hot tubs and pools closed at 7pm -9 pm every night. No adult areas. Many young children screaming the entire time. Many people got food poisoning from the food, including my husband. I spoke to many guests who were were just as disgusted as we were, if not more. Some reported not getting their luggage delivered and others said belongings were stolen from their luggage. We were expecting to have a lovely cruise to celebrate our anniversary and are utterly disappointed and ready to go home. Please save your time and money. Read reviews because most are horrible and reconsider before you go on this cruise line!
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Sail Date: December 2019
Cabin Type: Outside
Type of Trip: Family (multi-generational)
Destination: Caribbean
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MSC Armonia

66 reviews
Traveller (109)
Common Areas (39)
Dining and Bars (8)
Itineraries for this ship
7 Night Cruise to the Western Caribbean
Departure date
Monday, 10/02/20
Miami, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman (Georgetown), Costa Maya, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Miami
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Passengers: 2,579   |   Crew: 721
Passengers to crew: 3.58:1
Passengers to space: 37.4:1
Launched: 2001   


  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 10
Additional decks
Deck 5 layout
Shopping Area
The White Lion Pub
Reception /Guest Service
Internet Café
Shore Excursion Office
Bar del Duomo
Teatro La Fenice
Marco Polo Restaurant
Cigar Room
Cruise Consulant MSC Voyagers Club
Shopping Area
Shopping Area


    Cabin size: 161 - 172 sq. ft.
    Connected rooms: 24
    Accessible rooms: 0
    Maximum passengers: 4
    Number of cabins: 94

    Activities & Entertainment

    Activities (30)
    • Pool (2)
    • Arts Classes
    • Dance Classes
    • Deck Parties
    • Doremi Spray Park
    • Evening DJ
    • Game Shows
    • Gym
    • Internet Café*
    • Karaoke
    • Le Piscine
    • Massage Rooms*
    • Minigolf
    • Minigolf
    • MSC Aurea Spa*
    • Power Walking Track
    • Power Walking Track
    • Shuffleboard
    • Shuffleboard
    • Sport Center
    • Sports Tournaments
    • Thermal Suite*
    • Top 13 Exclusive Solarium
    • Trivia
    • Video Games Arcade*
    • Baby Club
    • Juniors Club
    • Mini Club
    • Teens Club
    • Young Club
    Entertainment (6)
    • Live Music
    • Armonia Lounge & Library
    • Comedy Performances
    • Palm Beach Casino*
    • Starlight Disco
    • Teatro La Fenice
    Dining (14)
    • Caffè San Marco - Cafe*
    • Il Girasole Outside Cafeteria - Casual
    • La Brasserie Buffet Restaurant - Casual
    • Cigar Room - Cigars*
    • Bar del Duomo - Clubby Bar*
    • Il Girasole Hamburger Paradise - Fast Food
    • Gelateria Italiana - Gelato & Smoothies*
    • Vitamin Bar - Healthy Fare*
    • La Pergola Restaurant - International
    • Marco Polo Restaurant - International
    • Il Girasole Pizza & Pasta - italian
    • The Red Bar Piano Bar - Piano Bar*
    • Il Lido Bar - Pool Bar*
    • The White Lion Pub - Pub*
    * May require additional fees
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    This might be my 15th cruise, though my first on MSC. I am sad to say that this was my least favorite cruise. My biggest issue is the ship itself. I don't know when it was built, but it is clearly an older ship. Outdated drapery and carpets, stained and faded mirrored walls and
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    First of all, this was my 4th cruise. This was my husbands 1st cruise and my 5 year old sons first cruise as well. We were celebrating my sister in laws 50th birthday, and it was a group of about 20 people altogether(Ages 5 to 87). As soon as we got in the room, I sat on the
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    We chose a cruise on the MSC Armonia because of the itinerary and price. When we booked in February, we were excited to see Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cuba and Ocean Cay. When we went in December, we ended up seeing Ocean Cay, Jamaica and Costa Maya Mexico. The itinerary changes
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    The MSC Armonia was likely once a beautiful ship, the infrastructure is all there for it to have been amazing, but its well past its prime and at this point anything they do to it, is lipstick on a pig. Begging for retirement the fountain is off, things are broken, stained from
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    This was our first cruise with MSC and might be the last. The staff on this ship was great however the ship itself and amenities were not good. The ship was nicely decorated for the holidays and multilingual which was good. What we did not like first was the unobstructed view
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    Upcoming Itineraries

    7 Night Cruise to the Western Caribbean
    Departure date
    Monday, 10/02/20
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