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In all honesty, I did not find the mattress on any of my Carnival cruises that great. They were ok, for a week ( and not worthy of complaining about) , but I would not want one to sleep on at home indefinitely. However, I did love the crisp linens and the duvet/comforter. JMHO.
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Last edited by SMSACE6; January 21st, 2010 at 06:01 PM.
I bought the pillows for myself!!! Love 'em..!! DW likes them a little firmer...
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Not Carnival but HAL,,,so here is a warning,,don't do it!
HAL sells thier matresses to but they are not the same as the ship. Yes they come direct form the factory, the covering looks just like a HAL mattress (they did thier coversions over the last few years too) but they don't quite feel the same or last very long,,the second part I am basing on a thread about this same subject on the HAL forum.
I got rid of my Simmons Beautyrest for the HAL bed which is a Sealy Posturpedic, european top (whatever that means). I think the mattress is probably fine but the box springs are junk,,and you know there are no box springs on a ship, and somehow the way they support you on the ships are not the same at home. I would like to have tried the HAL mattress with the Simmons box springs.
But someone on the HAL forum started a thread about their HAL mattress which wore out in 3 years (10 year warranty I think) and always made a crunchy sound. The Sealy rep came to their house, had the bed replaced and the new one made a crunchy sound right off the bat. Sealy wanted to give them a 3rd one and they didn't want that. They are in the process of figuring out how to sue (I think) to get their money back or use thier money on a better mattress.
The major point on the thread was buy a mattress from someone that has a store, so you have someone to go to and complain if you didn't get what you wanted,,rather then dealing with a factory as the cruise lines are just the middle men and once they made the sale you're on your own. I am going for a memory foam bed when this HAL one wears out. And yes,,HAL beds on the ships are to die for too.
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We just got our order of pillows last night and I slept so well!! Those pillows really are amazing!
Past Cruises: 8/14/94 - Carnival Fascination - Canada to St. John's & Halifax 4/16/95 - Carnival Sensation - Eastern Caribbean to St. Thomas, San Juan, & St. Croix 6/19/05 - Carnival Miracle - Exotic Caribbean to Belize, Costa Maya, Cozumel, & Grand Cayman 9/7/07 - Carnival Sensation (again!) - Bahamas to Freeport & Nassau 12/3/09 - Carnival Dream - 9 Day Inaugural - Eastern Caribbean to Antigua, Tortola, St. Thomas, San Juan (never made it!), & Grand Turk 9/4/10 -Carnival Miracle - Eastern Caribbean to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, & Nassau
Without exception, all the CCL onboard mattresses have been extremely comfortable, and have provided top-quality vacation sleep.
I've never really considered buying a set for my own home bed (as I prefer what I'm currently using better), but . . .
I did purchase the Carnival Comfort Bedding for my dog, and he loved it. Two thumbs up -- well, paws up.
I got my pillows two years ago for Christmas. I absolutely love them!
Haven't been on a HAL cruise yet, but will one day soon I hope. Glad to hear their beds are comfy. The Princess beds are BRUTAL. I'd like to cruise Princess again, but don't think I can tolerate the beds again.
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