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We liked the idea that in 7 nights there was only one full sea day with a 30 hours as our last stop in Havana. Havana was the highlight of the itinerary and probably the best port to visit in the Caribbean. The ship docks in the harbor and it's steps away from the old town galleries, bars and restaurants. The people are very entertaining and welcoming without being overwhelming. Although there is poverty there is no begging and we never felt unsafe. Fellow pax, whose Cuban from Miami, went out with a bunch of gold necklaces and bracelets without fear. Some American pax on a photography adventure, having been there previously went with their expensive equipment without worry. We enjoyed great lunches at about US$60. 2 daiquiris and 2 national beers were $10. The National Hotel terrace should be on everyone's itinerary. There is a HOHO bus that you should use to get acquainted. Armonia is an older ship without grand interior spaces. It has a long pool deck and the loungers and pools did not seem crowded. The entertainment team was energetic and the productions were entertaining. Food was good but not impressive. We had open dining on the Fantastica package. Our servers, Francis and Pravesh were very professional friendly and attentive, excellent team. We Booked about 5 days prior and got an UG from Balcony to suite. We had the basic drink package of up to $6 included. It was good for my partner as he doesn't drink. I UG to premium package and probably broke even since we were in ports for so many days. Either package included water and gelato, I think only mine included espressos and Red Bull and top shelf liquor, some of which got scarce at certain bars.

Great 30 hours in Cuba

MSC Armonia Cruise Review by miaminautigal

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: Cuba
  • Cabin Type: Suite – Fantastica
We liked the idea that in 7 nights there was only one full sea day with a 30 hours as our last stop in Havana. Havana was the highlight of the itinerary and probably the best port to visit in the Caribbean. The ship docks in the harbor and it's steps away from the old town galleries, bars and restaurants. The people are very entertaining and welcoming without being overwhelming. Although there is poverty there is no begging and we never felt unsafe. Fellow pax, whose Cuban from Miami, went out with a bunch of gold necklaces and bracelets without fear. Some American pax on a photography adventure, having been there previously went with their expensive equipment without worry.

We enjoyed great lunches at about US$60. 2 daiquiris and 2 national beers were $10. The National Hotel terrace should be on everyone's itinerary. There is a HOHO bus that you should use to get acquainted.

Armonia is an older ship without grand interior spaces. It has a long pool deck and the loungers and pools did not seem crowded. The entertainment team was energetic and the productions were entertaining.

Food was good but not impressive. We had open dining on the Fantastica package. Our servers, Francis and Pravesh were very professional friendly and attentive, excellent team.

We Booked about 5 days prior and got an UG from Balcony to suite. We had the basic drink package of up to $6 included. It was good for my partner as he doesn't drink. I UG to premium package and probably broke even since we were in ports for so many days. Either package included water and gelato, I think only mine included espressos and Red Bull and top shelf liquor, some of which got scarce at certain bars.
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Cabin Review

Suite – Fantastica
Cabin S2 1210
The cabin is spacious, with a walk in closet plus plenty of additional closets, you could pack for a month and still have room left over. There is a decent size tub and wide single vanity. The soaps and shampoos are in dispensers. No lotions. The balcony is very deep by today's standards. The A/C was adequate but slightly challenged when we had full sun exposure. The bed and bedding were comfortable with a firm mattress. Being on a top floor with a very limited number of rooms, the hallways were quiet. Our attendant Ana was always helpful and pleasant. We got a lucky upgrade and would look to book this in the future.
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