MSC Armonia joined the MSC fleet in May 2004. This Lirica-class ship underwent a facelift in August 2014 and now benefits from a host of unique and innovative features. Welcome additions include the Doremi Spray Park and a new play area with Chicco, Lego and Namco equipment; the enhanced MSC Aurea Spa and dining areas; new balcony cabins and the ultra-modern La Fenice Theatre. Savour a world of flavours at the four dining venues and be entertained in the twelve designer-themed bars, cafes and lounges. The modern and well-equipped cabins and suites are the perfect place to escape to both day and night.
Marco Polo main restaurant offers open-seating dining at breakfast and lunch and a classic two-sitting dinner with a daily-changing, multi-course menu of round-the-world favourites. Make your way to La Brasserie for casual, serve-yourself dining 20 hours per day or pay a visit to Il Girasole for grilled fast food fare, pizza and pasta, and open-air dining. Alternatively, reserve a table at La Pergola Restaurant for Italian gourmet specialities.
People-watch with your morning espresso at Caffe San Marco or chill out over a gin and tonic in Bar del Duomo. Cool off with an exotic cocktail at the poolside Il Lido Bar or watch the colourful sunsets at Top 13 Bar. Chat with new-found friends over a glass of ice-cold beer in the lively British-style White Lion Pub. Sip pre-dinner cocktails in the stylish surroundings of The Red Bar Piano Bar or unwind with vintage brandy and Cuban cigars in the Cigar Room.
During the day, you can sunbathe and swim at La Piscine pool area; while the children have fun at the Doremi Spray Park and kids' clubs. Enjoy an invigorating massage in MSC Aurea Spa or relax in the Thermal Suite. Up the tempo with a workout at the panoramic gym or a friendly game of mini golf. In the evening, pre-book your seat at La Fenice Theatre to watch the vibrant mix of entertainment on stage. Dance to the live band in the Armonia Lounge or dice with Lady Luck at the slot machines and gaming tables of Palm Beach Casino. End your day in style with late-night dancing and partying at Starlight Disco.
Day 1: Fly UK to Miami
Fly from your selected UK airports to Miami and make your way to the 4* Marriott Biscayne Bay for your 3 night pre stay in Miami.
Day 2 - 3: Miami, Florida
Be spoilt for choice on how to spend your time here. This vibrant city stretches from the serene Everglades to the stylish haunts of the rich and famous on Miami Beach. Indulge in retail therapy at Lincoln Road Mall or enjoy a touch of culture at Wolfsonian-FIU museum. Escape to the idyllic Miami Beach Botanical Garden or chill out on the white sand of South Beach. Explore the art galleries and elegant eateries at Miami's Design District or visit the historic and bohemian Espanola Way. If you're travelling with children, spend time at Jungle Island zoo and Miami Children's Museum.
Day 4: Miami, Florida (Embarkation Day)
After checkout make your way to the port to embark on board MSC Armonia.
Day 6: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Nestled in a verdant Jamaican backdrop; Ocho Rios is home to one of Jamaica’s best known attractions, Dunns River Falls. Climb the 180 meters of limestone tiers to the top of this spectacular waterfall or swim in the cool lagoons at the base. Over the road from the waterfall, you can stop by Dolphin Cove and encounter sharks and stingrays alongside the friendly dolphins. Relax on the white sands of Turtle Beach, snorkel in the shallow blue waters of Mahogany Bay, or escape to secluded Reggae Beach. Spend the afternoon exploring the restaurants, shopping centres, and craft markets on the busy Main Street. Travel to the village of Nine Mile, the birthplace and final resting place of Bob Marley, and tour the reggae legend's museum and mausoleum. Firefly and Blue Harbour, playwright Noel Coward's former island homes, are well worth a visit too.
Day 7: Georgetown, Grand Cayman
Spend today exploring the Cayman Islands' capital city, George Town. Once a pirate stronghold, this cosmopolitan destination now features a traditional Caribbean style and a high-rise financial centre. Learn about the region's rich heritage at Cayman Islands National Museum or see the colonial ruins at Fort George. You can also find the famous Seven Mile Beach on the western coast of the island — often labelled the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean — where you can have a go at snorkelling and diving. Enjoy duty-free shopping, stop for a cocktail on the coast, and sample the diverse food scene — which has been greatly influenced by European and Caribbean flavours.
Day 8: Cozumel, Mexico
Arrive on the Mexican island of Cozumel. One of Mexico's most popular ports of call, it's home to several natural parks and a rich coral reef surrounded by tropical fish. San Miguel, Cozumel's only town, offers a great selection of bars, cafes and restaurants alongside seafront shops and boutiques selling handmade Mayan souvenirs. Follow sightseeing jungle trails, wander botanical gardens with natural lagoons, or view dolphins and sea turtles in their natural habitat.
Day 9: Costa Maya, Mexico
The Mexican port of Costa Maya is your next stop. Take a short stroll to the portside shopping areas to purchase handmade souvenirs and gifts. Hop in a taxi to the resort of Mahahual and spend a few hours on the beach or swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery. Tuna, wahoo, marlin, and snapper are just some of the local fish you can catch on a fishing trip. Enjoy a snorkelling adventure among tropical fish, turtles and stingrays at the nearby Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, or why not book an excursion to the Chacchoben Mayan ruins with their original red painted stucco walls and mural?
Day 11: Fly Miami to UK
Disembark in Miami and make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.