If the new mattresses are the kind that Holland America got, they will be fine. the problem with cruise ship mattresses is that there are no 'box springs' below the mattress, because of the luggage stow area below the bed. the new HAL mattresses are designed to be soft yet firm if that makes any sense and they are really nice. since Holland and Princess are both owned by Carnival, I'm sure they are going to a similar Sealy product, designed specifically for cruise ship beds. this is great news for those of us with touchy old backs. Will let you know if the Crown Princess has been changed over when we sail on her in March.
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.
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