MSC Armonia

MSC Armonia

For Summer 2022 (April 22 -to-November 22) MSC Armonia will depart from Venice every Sunday and visit Bari (Italy), Santorini (Greece), Chania (Greece), Corfu (Greece) and Dubrovnik (Croatia).

Armonia means harmony in English and the MSC Armonia (Lirica-Class cruise ship) indeed has this in buckets. Minimalist fittings and beautiful clean lines, as well as colours that are soothing and tranquil, will leave you feeling that you have escaped to your happy place.

Refurbished

2014

Space Ratio*

33.5

Occupancy (LB)

1,952

Passenger / Crew Ratio*

2.7

Crew

721

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MSC Armonia Cabins

There are numerous categories, with the price depending on the grade, size and location you choose. MSC Armonia features 132 Suites, each with a private balcony and a couch which can be converted into a bed; 94 Balcony cabins; 2 Family cabins; 401 Ocean view cabins; 350 Interior cabins and 4 Wheelchair-Accessible cabins. 

All cabins come with two single beds that are converted to a queen-size (two singles on request), bedside tables, a flat-screen TV, safe, hairdryer, a private bathroom with shower & toilet, a spacious size closet. The mini-bar is stocked with various items (at a charge). The air-conditioning is individually thermostat controlled and the air is 100% fresh and not recycled. 

All the power outlets (220v/110v) and USB ports are located on top of the desk. Make sure you take a multi-plug if you have a lot of items to charge. The mattress is very firm - if you like a softer mattress, it might be too firm for you. Some cabins come with bunk beds or sofa beds for a 3rd/4th person

The bathroom is functional but fairly small in all non-suite cabins. All showers and basins have shampoo/conditioner and body wash mounted to the wall as well as a wire rack to hold toiletries

The cabin size ranges from 13m2 to 24m2, which is enough considering that the itineraries are designed around ports and passengers spend so little time in their cabins. 

For groups or families, the ship has 18 interleading suites, 10 interleading balcony cabins and 2 designated family cabins that offer a separate sitting area with a pull-down bunk bed. The family cabins each sleep a family of 5.

The 4 accessible cabins (21m2 / 230ft2) are conveniently located next to the elevator (except for 9149 which is mid-ship).  

Inside Cabin

Cabin size: 13m2 / 140ft2

Occupancy: 1 - 4 guests

350 inside cabins come with the standard amenities listed above.

Location: on deck 7 (Topazio), 8 (Smeraldo), 9 (Ametista) and 10 (Tormalina).

Ocean View Cabin

Cabin size: 16m2 - 18m2

Occupancy: 1 - 4 guests

The 401 ocean view cabins are the same size as the inside cabins and offer the same amenities. You can enjoy views of the sea through the window in these cabins. Be aware that 65 of these cabins have partially obstructed windows.

Location: on deck 7 (Topazio), 8 (Smeraldo), 9 (Ametista) and 10 (Tormalina). 

Balcony Cabin

Cabin size: 13 m2 /140 ft2

Occupancy: 1 - 3 guests

94 balcony cabins with a balcony of +- 4 m2, furnished with two chairs. There are sometimes two deck chairs instead of the standard upright chairs. The balcony is accessible through a floor-to-ceiling- glass door.

Location: midship on deck 9 (Ametista) and 10 (Tormalina).

Suite

Cabin size: 24 m2 - 250 ft2

Occupancy: 1 - 3

The 130 suites offer a lounge within the cabin (not separate). The sofa can be transformed into a bed to accommodate 1 extra guest or two kids under 12. The balcony is slightly larger by 1m2 than the one of balcony cabins. But offer the same furniture. On top of the lounge, the suite offers a bathtub in addition to the shower. Location: on deck 10 (Tormalina) and 12 (Zaffiro). 

MSC Armonia Dining

MSC Armonia's main complimentary dining rooms are the Marco Polo Restaurant (deck 5) with a seating capacity of 610 (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and the Pergola (deck 6) with a seating capacity of 340 guests (only dinner). La Brasserie (buffet) and Il Girasole (burger & pizza) are both on deck 11 these are also free of charge. Surf & Turf (deck 6) will serve steaks, fish and lobsters for a fee. 

Most dietary requirements can be catered for onboard, (vegan choices are offered), but we advise that you let your travel agent or MSC Cruises know before your cruise to add those to your booking. (Kosher meals are available at a fee.)

Marco Polo (Main Dining Room)

Cuisine: Continental (B, L, D)

Marco Polo, deck 5, seating 1,058 guests, is one of the two main restaurants onboard MSC Armonia. Tables seat from two to six guests. Breakfast (7 to 10 am) and lunch (noon to 13h30) are both waiter-served and open seating. Guests dining at the Marco Polo are allocated a fixed dining time and a specified table. The two seatings are 18:15 & 20:30.

Price per person: Included

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La Pergola (Main Dining Room)

Cuisine: Continental (Dinner)

Seating 340 guests, located on deck 6, La Pergola is the second of the two main dining rooms onboard MSC Armonia. Open for dinner only, as with the Marco Polo restaurant, the menu features Mediterranean specialities, a wide variety of vegetarian dishes and a range of dishes to accommodate the tastes of local guests.

Price per person: Included

Surf & Turf

Cuisine: Seafood & Steak (Dinner)

For those who have room for more food, Surf & Turf is a great alternative. The restaurant serves a variety of steaks and lobster with some classic sides that pair with them. The cover charge will include a choice of amuse-bouche, such as pork belly and crab cakes, entree (lobster tails, rib eye, lobster thermidor) with two side dishes. Reservations are highly recommended.

Price per person: EUR 30 p.p.

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La Brasserie (Self Service)

Cuisine: Continental (B, L, D)

La Brasserie is MSC Armonia's buffet, seating 290 guests and located at the aft of deck 11. La Brasserie is open from 06:00 to 00:30, with a 24 hour tea, coffee and water station. For breakfast, the buffet offers both cooked and continental food, with standard options such as crepes and pancakes. Lunch and dinner feature cold cuts, salad, carvery, pasta and other hot dishes. Fresh fruits and cakes are also on the menu.

Price per person: Included

MSC Armonia Activities & Entertainment

MSC Armonia offers a rich entertainment program, from live music in the various bars and lounges to activities and top-notch theatre productions. You can choose to be entertained from early one morning to very late the next morning! 

With so many different nationalities onboard any of the MSC cruises fleet, shows are designed to focus on the visual with dancing and acrobatics. Shows range from "Dirty Dancing" to concerts and cabarets. 

During the day, the activities are vastly varied throughout the ship. Morning aerobic and stretching classes to salsa & bachata dance classes (the dance classes are hilarious and a lot of fun). For those who prefer calmer activities, you may prefer the art and crafts pastime or a trivia quizz might resonate with you. 

MSC Armonia is not equipped with the latest features and gizmos like the newer MSC Cruises Ships. The ship offers the standard Doremi Spray Park and a pool deck. You can play shuffleboard and ping-pong, or enjoy a round of mini golf. For those basketball lovers, a hoop is available on the multipurpose court on deck 13. 

Teatro La Fenice (Deck 5 & 6)

Two shows are performed every night, the first one usually to cater for the second dinner seating and the second show for the first seating. The majority of evening shows last 30 to 45 minutes and are mostly visual. The theatre also hosts a lot of day activities. 

Armonia Lounge (Deck 7)

The Armonia Lounge is the ship's show lounge and is home to all the secondary acts that are not shown in the main theatre. This is where you will find dance classes during the day, whilst in the evening, there are live musicians and bands, European pop and dance music and even late-night cabaret. 

Bar del Duomo (Deck 5)

This Lounge is an ideal location for pre-dinner or pre-show drinks along with dancing later in the evening. The lounge features dance competitions, live music and activities such as Bingo nights. The Bar del Duomo will be used as a replacement for outdoor daytime activities when the weather is bad.

Starlight Disco (Deck 12)

MSC Armonia's night club is located aft on deck 12. The disco starts getting busy around 23:30 and offers music and dancing late into the night. During the day, even if the disco is "closed", it is a great place to relax and enjoy the views from such a high vantage point in the ship.

Palm Beach Casino (Deck 6)

The casino offers poker, slot machines, roulette and blackjack. Tournaments are regularly held onboard and for those playing the slot machines, you will often get some surprise promotions. 

Card Room & Library (Deck 7)

The ship's library and card room seats 41 guests and is located on deck 7. This venue is often used on longer cruises to host bridge games and talks.  

MSC Armonia Bars & Lounges

The White Lion Pub (Deck5)

The White Lion Pub is MSC Armonia's English-style pub. Located between the Teatro La Fenice and the front desk, it is one of most heavily used before and after any of the theatre performances. More than 20 varieties of bottled beers and a couple of draughts are offered, on top of the standard drinks that you can find throughout the ship. You will also find live music and complimentary snacks in the evening. 

Cigar Room (Deck 5)

The ship's smoking lounge is adjacent to the White Lion Pub. For those of you smoking, it is a great experience sitting in the leather armchairs smoking a Cuban while tasting a whisky. With only 10 seats, it feels like being part of a gentleman's club. 

Red Piano Bar (Deck 6)

Seating 97 guests, the Red Bar is MSC Armonia's traditional piano bar. A great place to chill out, try its speciality Mojitos. The chairs are arranged around small cocktail tables and the bar is open on each side to the corridors. You feel like you are in a lobby! Great for pre-dinner drinks or a night cap. 

Caffè San Marco (Deck 6)

Caffè San Marco is situated outside the theatre on deck 6 and provides the "true" Italian Caffè experience. All drinks come with complimentary pastries. Try the cappuccino or espresso as MSC Cruises has the best coffee at sea. 

Il Lido Bar (Deck 11)

The ship's pool bar is open from 08:00 to late into the night and offers a range of cocktails, beers and soft drinks. This is where most passengers spend their time during sea days. The Lido Bar is nestled between the Vitamine Bar on starboard and the Venchi Ice Cream Bar on port side.

Venchi Ice Cream Bar (Deck 11)

Hupla's favourite spot on a sunny afternoon. The gelato (ice cream) are made fresh daily onboard. MSC Cruises has had much recognition of having the best artisanal gelato at sea with the use of 100% natural ingredients. They are worth it!

MSC Armonia FAQ

These are the top questions about MSC Armonia. If you don't find the answer to your question here, chat to us, we are happy to help.

  • All drinks beyond water, tea, coffee (non-speciality) and selected juices in the buffet
  • Shore excursions
  • Wifi (unless specified otherwise)
  • Spa treatments
  • Casino, photos by the onboard professional photographers, shops
  • Service fees, (if you purchase your cruise through Hupla, we include the compulsory service fees)
  • All meals in the two main dining rooms, the buffet and selected other eateries
  • All shows in the theatre and other venues
  • Most daily activities, unless noted otherwise
  • Water, coffee, tea and selected juices during mealtime
  • Use of the gym, excluding the classes and extra gym amenities such as sauna, gym whirlpool etc

Ship Detail

  • Entered in Service Jul-06

  • Flag Panama

  • Class MUSICA

  • Former Name European Vision

  • Builder Chantier de l'Atlantique (France)

  • Tonnage 135,000

  • Last Refurbishment June 2010

  • Plug Type EURO | USA

  • Original Cost EUR 360 Million

  • Owner MSC CRUISES

  • Passenger (LB)* 2,550

  • Cabin (Total) 2,550

  • Cabin Range 13 to 28 sqm

  • Max Cabin Capacity 4

  • Cabins (for one Person) 3

  • Interior Cabin 275

  • Outside Cabin

  • Balcony Cabin 827

  • Wheelchair Cabin 17

  • Wheelchair Accessibility Good

  • Length 293.8 m

  • Beam 32.2 m

  • Propulsion diesel

  • Propellers 2

  • Max Speed 13.9 knots

  • Passenger Decks 13

  • Total Crew 1,054

  • Maximum Occupancy 2,600

  • Space on Board LB* 36.2

  • Level of Service LB* 2.4

  • Bar and Lounges 16

  • Cinema NO

  • Restaurants 5

  • Library YES

  • SPA YES

  • Internet Access YES

  • Casino YES

  • Water Sports YES

  • Shops YES

  • Theatre YES

  • Games Room YES

  • Laundry YES

  • Hair Dressing YES

  • Chapel NO

  • Lift 13

  • Disco YES

  • Self Service Laundry NO

  • Cabin Amenities

  • Room Service 24h YES

  • Inter-Leading Cabins YES

  • Safe YES

  • Phone YES

  • Hairdryer YES

  • Internet in Cabin YES

  • Individual Cabin YES

  • Children Facilities

  • Nursery YES

  • Youth Area YES

  • Kids Area YES

  • Youth Program YES

  • Children Pool YES

  • Sports Facilities

  • Swimming Pools 2

  • Indoor Pool NO

  • Outdoor Pool 2

  • Basketball Court YES

  • Mini-Golf YES

  • Ice-Skating Rank NO

  • Tennis Court YES

  • Running YES

  • Gym YES

  • Golf Simulator YES

  • Rock Climbing NO

  • Water Sports YES

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