8B Quad Balcony Room Layout

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#1
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What is the layout of these balcony rooms. Where are the other 2 beds located. Why can't the beds be used as a king with the other two beds in use?? THANKS!!!|
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#2
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I've been trying to find the website that has actual passenger-taken pictures of specific cabins. No luck so far. That way, maybe you could get a visual answer.

Maybe this thread will help - http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1112942
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Originally posted by weezyreid
What is the layout of these balcony rooms. Where are the other 2 beds located. Why can't the beds be used as a king with the other two beds in use?? THANKS!!!|
Which room in particular and on what ship are you looking at? It all depends on what type of room it is. We had a quad using 2 uppers for the 3rd & 4th once. One of the uppers was over the heads of the 2 regular beds pushed together. The other upper was against the other corner of the room from the 1st upper, diagonally across. It's possible that on different ships, the room's proportions are different than what we had, not giving enough space for that. Maybe, the uppers are right across from each other, and they may have to put the regular beds directly under each upper, to give space for the ladders to come down in the middle. I don't know why the ladders couldn't come down at the foot of the bed though.

If it's a quad with an upper and a sofa bed, the upper will be directly above the sofa bed, bunk bed style. The 2 regular beds can either be pushed together or kept separate, with nothing over them.

This isn't etched in stone though. There are always exceptions. Inside rooms with 2 uppers will be set up differently, and it's different on different classes of ships.

The quint rooms on the Dream class use 2 uppers plus a sofa bed, and the 2 regular beds cannot be pushed together. The reason is because there would be nowhere to put the ladder for the 2nd upper if the beds were together. The sofa bed and one upper are in the bunkbed style, and the 2nd upper is over one of the regular beds, with the foot of the bed right up against the other upper, and the ladder coming down between the 2 regular beds.
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room 219 on fascination. Says 2 uppers. thanks
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I believe it is pretty much the same layout as any other cabin in that category. The upper berths fold down from the wall. There is a detachable ladder that you can climb to access the bunk, and it is stored in the closet when not it use.

The berths are on the long walls on opposite sides. When folded up, they protrude about 10 inches or so into the cabin. When down there is a bit of room between them to access the bottom beds. You will probably want them up most of the time, except when sleeping.
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What deck is this cabin on?

The two beds on the floor as a king will take away all your floor space.

Keeping the beds apart with the upper beds above will give you the floor space in the middle of the cabin.

putting the beds together-- with the upper beds above will make you get outta bed all crouched over.

With 4 of you in the one cabin you will need all the space you can get.

Have you priced a cabin for kids across the hall

to give you a visual:

the beds apart- all that stuff to the right of the bed will be in the middle. pushing these two beds to the wall. THe upper beds will be above you.

The night tables should be in the middle.


Here is a photo with beds together- imagine the upper beds out.
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On the upper level. There is 2 adults and a 4 yr old in our cabin...we actually upgraded last minute to the balcony so we ended up in the quad room. So only one upper will be down. What if I pushed beds together and the one upper, that would be above the beds? That way if he rolled off bunk, he would only land on the bed ??
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Originally posted by weezyreid
On the upper level. There is 2 adults and a 4 yr old in our cabin...we actually upgraded last minute to the balcony so we ended up in the quad room. So only one upper will be down. What if I pushed beds together and the one upper, that would be above the beds? That way if he rolled off bunk, he would only land on the bed ??
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You would probably need to talk to your room steward about that after you get on board. They don't usually set it up that way, because the person sleeping directly under the bunk is trapped, with a ladder at the foot of the bed and the other person next to them and a bunk just above. However, because this is a balcony room and you're only using one upper, they might be able to turn the 2 twins (pushed together) in the opposite direction of the upper, so that the upper is above the heads of the twins pushed together. I've seen that setup quite often. That's how it was for us the 2 times we've had oceanview rooms with more than 2.
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