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jacqui heslop

Age: 50

Occupation:Civil Servant

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises

Ship: MSC Armonia

Sailing Date: 2013-04-22

Itinerary: Red Sea Cruise

This was our first cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it on MSC Armonia. A little doubtful at first because we appeared to be outnumbered by other foreign guests (mainly German) who could not speak English and are rather rude, but we soon met with some wonderful couples to enjoy meeting up with. The staff could not do enough for you. When we dined staff were on hand without any delay and the same when we went in the bars. We had an indoor cabin which was smallish but very clean and had everything in we needed with cabin staff attending to the cabin at least twice a day. The ship itself was very clean with lovely decor throughout, plenty of amenities with a gym, sauna, steam rooms and therapy rooms. The only downside was the evening entertainment was mostly performed for the German guests who only know how to line dance to everything. But once we found the piano bar to relax in which we really enjoyed they performed plenty of entertainment for ourselves.

Food was fine with plenty to eat throughout the day. Some of the evening meals were a bit bland but 98% were fine. If you did not like something you could opt for another choice.

Excursions seemed a little pricey so we opted to do our own.

Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to others. At one port there was a Thompsons cruise ship docked which I commented looked a bit drap compared to the MSC Armonia. Were told later by guests on the Thompsons ship that the ship itself was a bit basic but they were having a good time. We had the luxury of both on the Armonia.

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