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Old December 5th, 2003, 09:00 PM
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Hi,

My husband and I are going on a belated honeymoon, our first cruise, and I am very concerned that we were only able to book a stateroom with two twin beds that are supposed to "convert" to one bed. How does this work? I hope this means more than just pushing them together! (with that crack in the middle!)

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Old December 5th, 2003, 11:28 PM
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Jennifer - that is exactly what the beds do. They push together to make a queen bed. There are some things you can do to keep the beds from slipping apart. On my last cruise, I put one of the life jackets between one of the nightstands and the bed and pushed the other side of the bed flush against the other nightstand and that was really effective in keeping the beds together.....also have heard that if you put towels between the mattress and the frame that helps prevent the mattresses from coming apart.

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Old December 6th, 2003, 06:57 AM
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Jennifer: That is exactly what they do. I'll tell you what I've found. Since I hate that crack in the middle of the bed, I end up snuggling so close to Gary that we are basically sleeping in a "twin" bed. That might not be so bad on your honeymoon!

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Old December 6th, 2003, 01:01 PM
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iN recent times there has been iittle chance that the two beds will slide apart, even in rough seas. Years ago this was a problem. What you have to watch out for is if one of tghe two beds is pushed up against a wall. This means one operson has to clib of the other sleeper.

The biggest problem we have had over the years has been the quality of the mattress.On our last cruise my mattress was tired and worn out. The room steward inform me the last occupant weighed over 300 pounds.

If you complain, they will provide a replacement mattress but it might be as bad as the one being replaced.

Our very first cruise ever in 1972 was aboard an NCL vessel, the "Starward" and when this small vessel, by today's standards ,started to rock and roll, I got an engineer to tie the two beds together with a piece of rope.
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Old December 6th, 2003, 01:16 PM
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I have never had a problem with the beds being put together. I guess I'm so worn out from having a great time, I'm out for the night.

There were some great ideas though, I will those in mind if I need them.
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Old December 6th, 2003, 05:20 PM
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Usually the beds work together quite well, especially if the box springs and bed itself is strong and sturdy. Some lines use cot-like beds that are rather light and flimsy. They don't work nearly as well as the sturier versions..

Some people have taken those foam egg-crate type mattress covers and put that over the bed, which can minimize the annoyance of the crack. But that's only if you're the princess and the pea.
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Old December 6th, 2003, 06:45 PM
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I had a handicapp cabin with a king size bed on my last trip..booked late and took what I could get..no tub just a shower. The cabin was larger then the others in the same class but I had a lifeboat outside the window. I had no idea what the cabin was like until I was on board.
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Old December 8th, 2003, 09:22 AM
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I hate that annoying crack in the middle too, so I solved the problem this way.

I bring along a portable welder and the first thing I do when I get into the room is remove the mattresses and weld the frames together. Don't forget the welder's shield and rods. And don't forget to bring a torch to cut the weld at the end of the cruise.

Then I slice open the edge of the mattress and take the outer material of both and sew them together. Then I put the stuffing back in from the bottom of the mattress and sew it up.

Nah...............not really.

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Old December 8th, 2003, 10:16 AM
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we really haven't had any major problems with the beds being pushed together, i wouldn't worry about it.
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Thomas, go to your room - but leave your torch in the workshop!

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Old December 22nd, 2003, 09:55 PM
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I have never had a problem with RCI or Celebrity.

Do what I do, have a martini or two before dinner and if there is a crack, you won't even notice it or even care.

PS: Just got home today from the Summit and I miss the great martinis they have.

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Old December 23rd, 2003, 10:09 AM
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I noticed on the Explorer that the frames had these connector things to keep the beds together. We didn't put ours together, but I looked at it to see what it took to keep them together.
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Old December 26th, 2003, 05:15 PM
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Yup, Carnival's big bed is two beds shoved together and I thought they were very uncomfortable!!! It was rough seas a few nights and that alone can cause them to slip apart.
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Old December 26th, 2003, 08:53 PM
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We had this problem on the Celebrity Infinity ---oh my gosh it was awful. I think the theory about being new may be valid. Infinity was only a few months old when we sailed it.
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