You want to sleep well wherever you lay your head so it’s good to know that cruise lines consider that when selecting bedding for their ships. No one want to sleep on a lumpy mattress outfitted with pancake-thin pillows and scratchy sheets. Although hotels have been in the process of offering upgraded beds and bedding for years, cruise lines have now joined the wave.
In addition to the gentle rocking motion of almost any ship, these are our favorite places to insure restful sleep at sea.
Silversea Cruises. Topped with a memory foam cover, mattresses feature a spring system with a soft and firm side that can be reversed to suit your preference. Down duvets, a choice of nine pillow types, and 300 thread count Egyptian cotton linens insure sweet dreams. (That's the bedroom in a Royal Suite aboard Silver Spirit pictured here.)
Carnival Cruise Lines. The Carnival Comfort Bed features a thick spring mattress, a downlike nonallergenic pillow, high-quality sheets and pillowcases, and a 100% hypoallergenic down duvet covered by a satiny cotton-blend duvet cover.
Holland America Line. The Mariner’s Dream bed is an extra-thick Sealy innerspring pillow-top mattress. Hypoallergenic poly or goose-down pillows and cuddly down blankets are covered in 300-thread-count sheets with a soft, sateen finish.
Oceania Cruises. Last, but not least, the line that inaugurated the bed wars at sea with its “Tranquility Bed” and upped the comfort with the “Prestige Tranquility Bed,” Oceania has outfitted all accommodations with high-quality mattresses, 350-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens, silk-cut duvets, and goose-down pillows.