MSC Armonia ship stats

  • Price:

    $$$$
  • Size:

    M
  • Total Passengers:

    1,544
  • Total Crew:

    700
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio:

    2.21
  • Built:

    Dec 2001
  • Refurbished:

    Jan 2004
  • Number of Decks:

    9
  • Total Cabins:

    783
  • Cabin Categories:

    11
  • Gross Tonnage:

    58,600
  • Length:

    824
  • Beam:

    94

MSC Armonia overview

 
MSC Armonia
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Partnering with premium brands such as LEGO, Chicco, and Namco to offer stimulating onboard children’s programs, MSC Armonia upholds MSC Cruises’ family-friendly reputation. Younger cruisers can enjoy supervised play in one of the ship's vibrant kids spaces. Adults are sure to enjoy a night of high-stakes fun at the Palm Beach Casino or a massage at the airy Aurea Spa. For further relaxation, the ship’s Solarium provides an adults-only retreat with plenty of poolside lounges.

MSC Armonia was built in 2001 and went through an extensive refurbishment in 2014. An 80-foot section was joined to the middle of the ship to increase its size. With this Lirica-class ship ship being bigger, Armonia added almost 200 more cabins, many with balconies. During the renovation, MSC also updated the ship's spa, enhanced its dining areas, and added colorful new children’s play zones, including Spray Park — a kids’ water play space.

There's no shortage of entertainment on MSC Armonia. It's art deco-style Teatro La Fenice delivers six unique shows every week, with acts ranging from acrobatics to musical revues. For passengers seeking a nightcap after a show, the ship offers a variety of bars and lounges. Options include the high-energy Starlight Disco and the White Lion English Pub. This is one of the few areas onboard where smoking is allowed.

Itineraries and Departure Ports

Hailing from Miami, MSC Armonia offers 7- and 14-night voyages to destinations in the Caribbean. Ports of call may include Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Honduras, and Costa Maya. Beginning in 2020, Armonia will also sail to Ocean Cay. This is MSC’s private Bahamian island. Here guests can enjoy seven beaches, a pristine lagoon, and a variety of aquatic sports activities.

Before You Book

This ship is best for: Armonia offers a cruising environment with multigenerational appeal. This vessel aims for family appeal. This is evident in the ship's comprehensive children and teen programs to security bracelets that are issued upon boarding and activities such as mini golf and shuffleboard.

You should know: Since therea are no specialty restaurants and the ship features primarily Italian food, it isn’t the ship for cruisers seeking a variety of international dining choices. Travelers looking to try a different mealtime venue each night may want to check out one of the MSC's other ships, such as MSC Seaside or MSC Bellissima.

Activities on MSC Armonia

MSC Armonia’s family-friendly approach to cruising means that many onboard activities have multigenerational appeal. Cruisers of all ages are sure to enjoy Armonia’s mini-golf course, shuffleboard court, and enclosed sports center. The ship also offers several dedicated children’s programs. For parents with young ones ages 1 to 3, the ship’s BabyTime program provides a safe space to play with their tots. LEGO-themed play is available to slightly older children with Armonia’s Mini and Junior clubs, which accommodate kids aged 3 to 6 and 7 to 11 respectively. For tweens and teens, the Young and Teens clubs provide games, entertainment, and dancing.

When it comes to entertainment, the ship’s elegant Teatro La Fenice offers six shows a week, each with two nightly performances. Since Armonia caters to an international crowd, shows focus more on music and artistry than dialogue, so language isn’t a barrier to enjoyment.

Ship Highlights
  • Aurea Spa
  • Palm Beach Casino
  • Adults-only Solarium lounge area
  • Spray Park kids play area
  • Two pools and two whirlpools
  • Teatro La Fenice with six distinct shows each week
  • Chicco-partnered BabyTime program for toddlers ages 1 to 3
  • LEGO-themed kids activities — Mini Club (ages 3 to 6) and Junior Club (ages 7 to 11)
  • Teen and Tween clubs featuring games, entertainment, and dancing
  • Cigar Room smoking lounge
  • Starlight Disco
  • White Lion English Pub

Cabins

MSC Armonia offers several cabin categories, including interior staterooms, oceanview and partial-oceanview cabins, rooms with balconies, and suites. Each stateroom includes a TV, telephone, wardrobe, and a double bed, which staff can convert to two singles upon request.

Passengers also have a choice of custom onboard experiences, with offerings varying by stateroom. The Bella Experience provides a budget-friendly option, allowing cruisers to add amenities a la carte. The Fantastica Experience includes perks such as 24-hour room service and staterooms in prime locations. For suite passengers, the premium Aurea Experience delivers free massages, unlimited drinks, priority boarding, and access to the ship’s private sundeck.

Dining

Staying true to its roots, MSC Armonia’s restaurants primarily feature Italian cuisine, and passengers will find no dining surcharges since the ship has no specialty food venues. MSC Armonia has two main dining rooms. The Marco Polo Restaurant serves three meals a day and offers a seven-course dinner menu. La Pergola Restaurant is open for dinner only. For cruisers who prefer alfresco dining, Il Girasole Restaurant includes both a pizzeria and an outdoor grill. La Brasserie Restaurant provides an alternative to the ship’s more traditional eateries, offering a self-service buffet and afternoon tea.

MSC Armonia ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 3.7
  • Children's Programs 3.7
  • Destinations and Excursions 3.5
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 3.7
  • Entertainment 3.4
  • Food and Dining 3.3
  • Onboard Activities 3.3
  • Service and Staff 4.0
  • Ship Quality 3.7

MSC Armonia cabins

783 cabins and 11 cabin categories.

Inside cabin

Inside

3.0
(20 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 140 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $57/night
Oceanview cabin

Oceanview

(47 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 140 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $72/night
Balcony

Balcony

(1 Review)
Avg. Cost: $114/night
Suite

Suite

(11 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 248 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $155/night

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MSC Armonia dining

Marco Polo Restaurant

Marco Polo Restaurant

4.8
(8 Reviews)
La Pergola Restaurant

La Pergola Restaurant

4.5
(4 Reviews)
Cafe

Cafe

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Ice Cream Bar

Ice Cream Bar

3.3
(4 Reviews)

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MSC Armonia onboard activities

Armonia Lounge

Armonia Lounge

5.0
(2 Reviews)
La Fenice Theatre

La Fenice Theatre

5.0
(2 Reviews)
Bar del Duomo

Bar del Duomo

5.0
(3 Reviews)
Shopping Area

Shopping Area

5.0
(3 Reviews)

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Pleasant, but not perfect by kdacres9996502

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)

All in all it was an OK cruise. I was on the Meraviglia two weeks before, so there is NO comparison. I doubt that we will use MSC again - it's geared towards the European guests.

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Really great trip. by stirnamanv

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple

We had a very nice time, very relaxing and enjoyable.

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Worst vacation experience ever by americlean01

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)

Worst experience ever! Don’t go! You’ll regret it!

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123 MSC Armonia tips

sharilinton
Jul 03, 2015

Buy the drinks package or sneak liquor on board. Buy water at every port. The free vending water taste horrible and water at dinner is 3 Euros

Tstaadt
Nov 01, 2016

Buy drink and water packages . Be aware of the Italian themed entertainment. The evening shows were 30-45 minutes long and you had to prebook everyday for your time slot.

Swissprice
Jan 11, 2016

The drinks packages weren't worth it for us so I recommend you to calculate (in average) how many drinks you will have and if it'll be alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.

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