Great Winter Getaway

MSC Armonia Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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MSC Armonia

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 20, 2020

Ship: MSC Armonia

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 9278

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

It was a very affordable winter getaway. Booked three weeks before cruising. Being a smaller ship without all the fancy stuff it wasn't overwhelming. Nice ports, good food. Just simply relaxing.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very Quick. Was on the ship in 20 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great Value. Good assortment of menu items. Gelato and Pizza bars were great.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Fitness center small. Only one elliptical.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Nothing really fancy but good variety of stage shows. Acrobats, Strength performance, singers good.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Housekeeping exceptional. Waiter at dinner ok. Cruise director great. Everyone friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
All rooms on floors 7-10 so quick to get to eating areas. Ship was spotless. Constantly cleaning, and touching up paint entire trip.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin size was fine. Laid out well. Nice big window over bed. Shower was really small. It was very clean. Nice to have cabin near rear of ship. Quick walk up to buffet area and was first to get cleaned. Room was very quiet. Couldn't hear any engine noise or vibration.

Ship tip

Probably 75% Europeans. Had some great conversations with them. If you don't need all the fancy stuff it is a nice peacefull getaway.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Always great to stay there the night before. Great food and beach.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

2 out of 5
Took MSC $20 bus ride that simply went to shopping center 20 minutes away. Just like other in-port shopping. Short stop at Hip Strip. Weather was a little rough that day so this had impact.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Always love Grand Cayman and 7 mile beach. Simply take the Public Transportation bus from Georgetown to beach for $2.50. Runs every five minutes both ways.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Loved Mahahual. Only couple miles from port. Very simple mile strip with beaches on one side and local shops and restaurants on other. Great deals. The Costa Maya port itself is a bigger version of other cruise ports. The MSC Catamaran and Snorkel was great. Snorkeling guide was fantastic.

OCEAN CAY MSC MARINE RESERVE, BAHAMAS

5 out of 5
Wow!! Awesome place. Many beaches. Plenty of places to lounge so don't feel crowded. Nice to be at place for 13 hours. Getting into water is a little rocky in spots. Band parade and light show at night is cool.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very organized and quick. Only 20 minutes to get through everything.

Traveler Photos

Beachside Strip Panoramic of Island
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