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MSC Armonia Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
MSC Armonia

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 30, 2019

Ship: MSC Armonia

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9106

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I was concerned over MSC as some ratings were low; however, other than the misunderstanding on the drink package covering all drinks as in my other cruises, it was an amazing cruise with exceptional staff. If I were to offer any advice to MSC, I would say have (1) one level of drink package: it's either all inclusive or not. Why have an "easy" package (which wasn't cheap) that won't even include the drink special of the day? That really felt like a rip-off personally and financially.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
smoothest embarkation I've ever experienced.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was great in buffet and La Pergula. Drink set-up not so much-- MSC has a tiered drink package and the lowest package didn't even include the daily drink special. Seriously?? That level is worthless. MSC needs ONE LEVEL-- EITHER YOU HAVE ALL INCLUSIVE OR YOU DON'T. PERIOD.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
If someone is bored on the ship, that person would be bored anywhere. There were plenty of activities for everyone and the pool, which was a salt-water pool (floating!), was never crowded.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Entertainment was geared toward all nationalities on board so there was something for everyone.

Children's Programs

no kids! I will say that it was wonderful to see the parents on this cruise actually PARENT their children. I've been on vacations where parents just let their kids run around without supervision, so hats off to all the great parents on that cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Jinyess, the bartender, was amazing and funny. Marce in La Pergula was excellent. Eddie and "Michael Jackson" always had a great smile and service for us. Our cabin steward (9106) kept our room in perfect condition.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship may not be the newest ship, but she was always clean and well maintained. I would recommend Armonia to anyone; the smaller size made the trip more intimate.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The room was spacious enough and the room was kept in great condition by our steward.

Ship tip

Learn which elevators go to the 11th floor on your first day. Some only go to the 10th floor.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Great experience. Didn't do any excursions.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5
I've been to jamaica before . If you've never been to jamaica, you may be shocked at how pushy Jamaicans can be at the port and shopping.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Beautiful water and great island. Wish i could have snorkeled as the water was crystal clear, but that wasn't an option this trip.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
What's not to love about Mexico? Great port and great people.

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
Great city. Very busy even in the "off" season.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Seriously the easiest disembarkation I've ever experienced
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