Fitness / Recreation
Maintain your regular fitness program or try a new one—our fitness coordinators will gladly show you around the jogging track, the swimming pools and guide you through the workout room’s free weights, treadmills, stationary bikes and other strength and endurance equipment. Our fitness programs, led by certified instructors, have a daily schedule of classes such as aerobics, stretch and yoga as well as toning classes that zone in on specific spots—including the mind.
What to do, what to do? Each day brings different activities. Sleep in or wake up early. Stroll around the deck or run on the jogging track. Get refreshed with a swim or relaxed in the whirlpool. Work out at the gym or try out one of the aerobic and step classes offered on board. Join in a game of cards, table tennis or shuffleboard or play a game of tennis or volleyball. The library is stocked with books for your perusal. Our cinema features recently released and classic movies. There’s the Internet Café to email friends and family with updates throughout your journey, duty-free shopping boutiques, a video arcade and a card room—or you can enjoy the simple pleasure of lounging on a deck chair under the warmth of the sun sipping tropical drinks.
Stimulate your intellect with our enrichment-at-sea programs. You don’t need to be on land to make discoveries and learn something new on a cruise. From Italian language lessons to guest lectures on a variety of topics, computer program or Internet lessons to cooking classes, we offer a host of educational and informational seminars and classes. We have guest lecturers on board every cruise, experts in various industries, respected historians, academics, artists, writers and musicians. The discussion might be on foreign films, art history, architecture, design, theater, literature, health, current events or food and wine. Our educational programs are challenging, instructive and take place in any student's dream classroom setting.
After dinner, let MSC Cruises entertain you. The lounges have bands playing music for all tastes from pianists and string quartets to pop, rock and oldies. Many of our nightly shows have an accent of the Mediterranean—vivid Flamenco dancers from Spain or historical glances back to Old Europe.
Next, it's time for Vegas. We'll keep your glass filled as you test your luck with poker, roulette or blackjack in the casino. After a visit to the midnight buffet for a late-night snack, have one more dance or slip away to the privacy of your cabin with the promise of another perfect day ahead.
Get the full beauty treatment with a haircut or manicure & pedicure from our salon. Dig a little deeper with muscle and mind-melting massages to relax from top to bottom. Purify and balance your skin with intensive complexion-cleansing facials that exfoliate, extract and hydrate. Sink into the jacuzzi, slip into the sauna or step into the steam room for a few minutes to help dissolve any tension that remains.
From breakfast in the morning to the midnight buffet, there are several dining options available on board. Have brunch delivered to the privacy of your cabin, enjoy a casual outdoor lunch by the pool from the grill or pizzeria and sample a variety of snacks during the afternoon and evening.
Dinner is always a special occasion—the Italian meal itself is an art form! Traditional Italian cuisine is home cooking, la cucina casalinga, amateur cooking—from amare, cooking with love. Like our warm service, the spirit of our cuisine is always hospitable.
During our renowned seven-course dinner menu, experience the zest of flavors and gaiety of colors from an authentic Mediterranean cucina—garlic, olives, basil, red pepper and tomatoes—in our traditional family recipes. Our well-trained dining staff serves regional specialties creatively prepared from scratch by our chefs as well as classic favorites.
Wine connoisseurs will savor the selections or cap dinner off with a cappuccino or espresso. Afterwards, dessert! From Italian treats of tiramisu and cannolis to your favorite cakes, pastries and tarts! If you’re celebrating a special occasion—a birthday, retirement, honeymoon or anniversary—do it with classic operatic drama: a cake, some bubbly and an Italian serenade.
As on all MSC ships, kids under 11 will sail for free on every MSC Armonia sailing and will have countless options for enjoyment and entertainment onboard.