In 2005 Carnival Cruise Lines introduced a new stateroom sleep system called the Carnival Comfort Collection. Manufactured exclusively for Carnival by Harbor Linen, the system features custom pillows, duvet and cover, pillowcases and a mattress set. Carnival began to offer customers the opportunity to purchase their bedding for home because it was popular among guests. In 2006 it was the most sought-after cruise-oriented holiday gift, according to CruiseCritic.com.
Carnival offers five basic staterooms: Interior, Ocean View, Balcony, Suite and Penthouse Suite. In the Interior and Ocean View suites, there are two twin beds, some of which (Interior only) come as bunk beds. Larger suites feature either the two twin beds that convert into king or queen beds, all with the Carnival Comfort bed system.
The Carnival Comfort Bed, created in Europe, has an 8-inch spring mattress with high density CMHR (flame retardant) safety foam, "extremely durable" Bonell-spring inner core, quilted stitching and filling, flame retardant Trevira CS cover and extra-firm edges. Standard on all Carnival Fun Ships, it is available for purchase at http://carnivalcomfortcollection.com in full (55 inches by 75 inches by 10 inches), king (76 inches by 80 inches by 10 inches) and queen (60 inches by 80 inches by 10 inches) sizes.
Carnival offers the choice of two pillows: the New Generation Stateroom Pillow and the Soft and Downy Suite Pillow. The New Generation is a non-allergenic, down-like pillow with microfiber fill and a high thread count ticking, which is stain resistant. The Soft and Downy Suite Pillow features 4 ounces of white goose down and 22 ounces of white goose feathers. It is hypo-allergenic and has a 100% cotton high thread count ticking. Both are available in standard (20 inches by 27 inches; 32 ounces of fill) and king (21 inches by 37 inches; 45 ounces of fill) sizes and can be purchased with pillow shams and pillow cases.
The Carnival Comfort Bed features duvet inserts and satin stripe duvet covers. The inserts are hypo-allergenic down and "provides for a maximum warmth with minimum weight." Created with a 100 percent "down proof" cambric cotton cover, the duvets are made with end to end stitching for strength, comfort and durability. The inserts are available in full/queen (86 inches by 86 inches; 33 ounces of fill) and king (102 inches by 86 inches; 39 ounces of fill). The satin stripe duvet cover has a high a high thread count. Duvet covers are available in full/queen (88 inches by 88 inches) and king (104 inches by 86 inches).
Carnival comfort sheets are designed with a 3-inch hem on one side and a 2-inch hem on the other. They feature a high thread count cotton, are ring spun for durability and strength and have long deep pockets. They are available at http://carnivalcomfortcollection.com in king, queen and full sizes.