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??
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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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?
My DH is 6'4" and we've cruised both Carnival and RCL without any trouble.
Celebrity Century 1/09
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Carnival Inspiration 8/05
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Carnival Inspiration 4/04
Sovereign of the Seas 4/03
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.
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".
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.
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.
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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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.
Hope this helps, too.
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