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#21
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Originally posted by Underwatr
My thought is, why would they bother removing them? Their objective is accomplished by only booking a maximum of two passengers in the room, and a passenger would be hard pressed to claim that the rectangular hatch in the ceiling detracted from their experience.
Ok, I'll take the bait.

Anyone who could open those ceiling beds would be able to store any number of substances there, undetected. But I'm sure Cunard security has already thought of that and those drop down ceiling beds are checked prior to embarkation, and prior to disembarkation. Perhaps even at port stops? I don't know - Maybe they are dead weight and a security concern. Or maybe just something not to be bothered about, as Underwatr suggested.
#22
20 Posts
Joined Jun 2017
Originally posted by Salacia
Ok, I'll take the bait.

Anyone who could open those ceiling beds would be able to store any number of substances there, undetected. But I'm sure Cunard security has already thought of that and those drop down ceiling beds are checked prior to embarkation, and prior to disembarkation. Perhaps even at port stops? I don't know - Maybe they are dead weight and a security concern. Or maybe just something not to be bothered about, as Underwatr suggested.
I would guess that they're locked shut with a lock and key.
#23
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Joined Apr 2010
Originally posted by abefroman329
I would guess that they're locked shut with a lock and key.
I think that's most likely - doesn't mean the locks can't be picked (like when my car was stolen several years ago - it too was locked.)
#24
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Joined Jul 2010
I don't get the security concern with unused bunks being potentially accessible to a determined passenger. How do you propose whatever it is that's being hidden up in the bunks gets onboard in the first place, and how is that situation different now than when the cabin was available for bookings of 1, 2, 3, or 4 passengers?
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#25
USA
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Joined Apr 2010
Originally posted by Underwatr
I don't get the security concern with unused bunks being potentially accessible to a determined passenger. How do you propose whatever it is that's being hidden up in the bunks gets onboard in the first place, and how is that situation different now than when the cabin was available for bookings of 1, 2, 3, or 4 passengers?
This is starting to sound like Monty Python's "Argument Clinic" rather than a discussion. (For those who haven't see the skit, here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFKtI6gn9Y )

There are sites on the web that will give instructions on how to smuggle things onboard cruise ships if you're interested. Since Cruise Crititc isn't one of those sites, I can't answer your first question. As regards to your second question: when the overhead births were used (presumably with some regularity), the steward would open and close the bed on a daily basis. How often they are opened and checked now, I have no idea.

Lastly, I refer you to my post #21.

Salacia