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Old February 6th, 2006, 11:33 PM
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My husband is 6'8" and I do not know which cruise line would accomodate him the best with regards to sleeping. Do you know what line would accomodate 2 people preferably in a queen bed or king (if that is not unheard of on a cruise ship)? Or what other accomodations would work for him??
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Old February 7th, 2006, 12:03 AM
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My friend's DH is 6'9" and has been on many cruises, I only remember them going on NCL ships. I've never heard him having problems, just adjustment on his part, llike the shower and bed especially. Of course he had to duck to enter his cabin. He's just one to grab a lounger by the pool all day with a couple of books then dinner and show.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 12:14 AM
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on Holland America they push 2 beds together which makes a queen sized bed in width but not sure of the length.
My SIL went with Crystal and they had a king sized bed. Celebrity was the same as HAL if I remember correctly. don't know about the other cruise lines. My hubby is 6' 2" and didn't have any trouble with his feet hanging over the end but a 6' 8" might.
Perhaps the suites have larger beds?
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Old February 7th, 2006, 07:51 AM
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I have to say honestly, I've never noticed any difference in the length of any beds on all the ships I've been on, so it shouldn't make any difference.

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Old February 7th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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My DH is 6'4" and we've cruised both Carnival and RCL without any trouble.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 10:53 AM
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honestly - you won't find longer beds. The majority of the cruise lines have twin beds that are pushed together to make an oversized queen- widthwise, not lengthwise. He will have to duck to enter the cabin, duck to enter the bathroom, and he will he higher than the shower head.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 12:09 PM
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I'm 6'3" and on some of the older ships even I've had problems with length of the bed.

The largest beds I've encountered so far were on the Holland America, on ships that have been switched to their "Signatures of Excellence".

We sailed the Westerdam and they had GREAT beds, with Eurotop mattresses and true Queen Size, in the Category SS cabin we had.

One that I would avoid if I was his height is the mini suites on Princess ships. The bathtub/shower set it up has such a low ceiling, he wouldn't even be able to stand straight up in them.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 03:39 PM
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Interesting point - when we cruised HAL last time I was curious about the size of the new mattresses as they looked narrower than our twin beds at home - they measured 30 inches for the twin, not the usual 39 in. Pushed together they make a regular sized queen bed in width. Unfortunately I didn't measure the length but asked DH and he said it was fine for his 6' 2".
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Old February 9th, 2006, 09:17 PM
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I am 6'2" and my feet would hang off the end of a cruise bed. But I sleep on my side and in a fetal position, (knees bent) and it is just fine for me. I have been on HAL, Princess, Carnival, RCCL, NCL and several other now bankrupt cruiselines and I have never seen any difference in bed sizes. All I have noticed is some are softer and some are harder.

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Old February 10th, 2006, 11:12 AM
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Sorry - mistake in my last response. The beds on HAL measured 36 inches, not 30. Sorry for the typo. My husband also sleeps with knees drawn up so I guess that's why he didn't feel the beds were too short.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 08:31 PM
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Hi janeleola,

I don't know about other lines, but Princess offers "bed extenders" on their ships. I'm not at all sure what they are as DH and I are relatively short, but it might be worth a look!
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Old February 11th, 2006, 10:32 AM
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The beds don't have foot boards, so you don't have to worry about him not being able to hang his darling toes over the end.

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