The majority of these outside cabins are 'L' shape configured. I upgraded earlier this year and got just that. Most disappointing. Why don't you now try reserving a particular cabin and stating what configuration you want.
My wife and I are booked on the Destiny transatlantic cruise on 7 Dec and have an outside cabin on deck 3, with the L shape configiration. We cruised earlier this year on Spirit with the same set up and it was OK! Single beds are never very wide on a ship!
We have had an L shaped cabin before and i could not get on with it we are on the destiny in jan on deck 4/5 and have had these decks before but always an inside cabin which we find great as you dont spend long in them.
We were in outside cabin 5062 on the Destiny October last year.
The cabin configuration was OK with the bed set up as singles - apparantly they could not be put together to form a double in that particular cabin. That was OK but the real problem for us was that the beds were so, so very hard! The stewardess was lovely and tried to assist by bringing in extra blankets to put over the mattress but to little avail - didn't have a decent night all cruise. We had been on the Destiny before when she was the Sunbird (Airtours) and did not have that problem - that time we were on the inside and did have a double configuration and no problem of hard beds. Other cruisers on the Destiny agreed that those with a single bed only configuration were the ones that had a problem. All that said you will find the staff the best at sea (we have been on Cunard and P&O as well as Thomson); many, if not most, of the crew were on the Sunbird and had tayed with her as Destiny and they are great - particularly the restaurant waiting staff (magnificent fun - I wont spoil your enjoyment by saying precisely what and how. You will have a great time. Enjoy.
Mervyn & Pauline.
Thanks Mervyn & Pauline for taking the trouble to respond. I know that they are singles, but are they parallel beds or L shape configuration. The L shape, I understand, has one bed that goes back on to the wall. Oh dear! Not good news about the hardness though as my sister has a lot of trouble with her back and has had back surgery. Gail.
Gail. Our cabin 5062 was L shaped, sorry! When I said hard, I really do mean HARD; absolutely unforgiving. My wife also has a back problem and had little sleep, despite the stewardess doing all she could with extra blankets. Because of the narow bed dimensions it was not possible to use another type of mattress (apparently too large to fit in/on what is best described as a bunk). Suggestion: If you have an air bed, take it with you, inflate it and put it under the mattress - it might help (that's what we would do if we had another trip on the Destiny). Hope this helps. Do let us know how you get on.
Best wishes for an otherwise great cruise.
Mervyn & Pauline.
Hi Mervyn & Pauline. Got back Monday morning. Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. Took a lilo, but didn't need it as complained about the hard beds (more like planks) and they brought us mattresses to go on top of the existing ones. They were fantastic, so all was well. I asked the front desk manager (Sheila Riley) that if I booked another cruise could she guarantee the mattresses, but she couldn't due to limited space, so I don't know if I'll book Destiny again as my sister would not be able to sleep on the beds, such a shame. Sheila said there's on going maitenance, but how would I know if they changed the beds. Gail.
Although I stayed in an inside deck 5 I had a look in one of the outside ones they are a bit more spacious with a fridge that you don't get on the inside, but apart from that the same ,Beds are what you would expect on a caravan but we slept well in them.