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Originally posted by Lyndihop
Yes we could. However that's quite aways to tote to Rome.
Well, it depends on how desperate you are for the topper ;-)

I have carried my backpacker mattress with me TATL, to use as a seat cushion when I'm forced to fly coach. I could always put it under the bottom sheet if the bed was in bad shape. It's a Thermarest Womens Pro lite. Weighs 1.5 lbs, 20x66 in. Self-inflating. Rolls up to a nice 2x5 bundle. It's good in a pinch!!
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I'm a Princess and the Pea sleeper. I check out the bed reviews literally everywhere I go. If the situation sounds iffy, I vacuum bag a twin size eggcrate to take with me. My husband uses a Mattress Genie for travel, so I just put my eggcrate baggie in with that. I pack all the miscellaneous sleep stuff in one suitcase, anyway, so making room isn't that much trouble. We always take a battery-or-electric fan with us, too, since hubby likes a cool room to sleep in. All of it fits in a 21" suitcase.

I will also double over the duvet and put it under my sheet for some extra cush. It's like creating my own pillow-top mattress with the egg crate and the folded duvet.
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Originally posted by Lyndihop
So, it seems they do have toppers on the Koningsdam. However our TA conveyed that HAL said same as other posters mentioned "mattress are comfortable - no need for for toppers".
I didn't take apart the bed and inspect it but it felt more like an extra duvet underneath; not egg crate foam.
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Originally posted by ArtsyCraftsy
On the Amsterdam last month, they had what felt like a pillow-top mattress on my Neptune Suite bed and it was VERY comfortable. I'm another one who is sensitive to hard mattresses -- bad back, bad knee, and *really* bad shoulder -- so I have a pillow-top mattress at home and before that, I used egg-crate toppers. The Neptune suite bed was as comfortable as my home mattress. I suspect they use different furnishings depending on when they refurbish?
When we were on the Amsterdam in August we saw new mattresses coming aboard. We were in a NS and the ones we saw were on this floor.

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Originally posted by Skipper's Mom
Is anyone else creeped out by the cleanliness of these egg crates being used by multiple people? How can they sanitize them?

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How are the Nieuw Amsterdam beds?????? I have always asked for a topper because the beds were rock hard.
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Originally posted by retdon
How are the Nieuw Amsterdam beds?????? I have always asked for a topper because the beds were rock hard.
I found them quite comfortable in December.
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Asking someone about the comfort of a mattress is a waste of time. The last time I purchased a mattress for my home I read the reviews and the same mattress was reviewed as rock hard and way too soft. Also too high or too low. A person's age and physical problems can also affect one's opinion of a mattress. So if you are very concerned about the comfort of a cruise ship mattress you may want to listen to the suggestions made on this thread about how to soften or harden an existing mattress. For the great majority of cruisers HAL mattresses are better than average but that may not be true for you.
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