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What do I need to know when booking 3 or 4 berth cabin?

This is an upper berth taken from Azura and is typical of upper berths throughout the fleet.


Arcadia and Aurora: The upper berths fold up in to a recess in the ceiling.

Azura, Ventura and Britannia: There are both types of upper berths - some will fold up against the wall and some rise into a ceiling recess. 

Britannia: All the balcony cabins have upper pullmans which pull down from the ceiling. All inside cabins have hinged pullmans which fold up against the wall.   ^^Britannia example one  ^^Britannia example two

Iona and Arvia: The pullmans come down from the ceiling in the Sea View cabins, and from the wall in the Inside cabins. All 4 berth cabins on Iona can be made up as either a twin bed or a double bed.

Please note that where berths rise into a recess, they still extend approximately 9cms from the deck head (ceiling) when not in use.

Cabin shown above is an inside cabin, size approximately between 137-181 square feet.

Family Suites

These images are taken from Ventura's BE grade family suite and are similar to the family suites on Azura.

The first four people occupying this type of cabin will pay adult fares unless promotional fares are in place which would be discussed with you at time of booking.

View from Master bedroom

Family suite lounge


There are no weight restrictions on the upper pullmans, however there is a weight restriction on the bunk ladder of 130 kg which is approximately 20 Stone.

The upper pullmans are "shock tested" to approximately 300 kg.

Any guests can sleep in a upper pullman, please bear in mind the bed is elevated therefore a lower berth/cot may be suitable for children/babies.

You will be unable to have a queen bed configuration in the cabin if any of the upper pullmans are in use.*

*The exception to this will be Iona inside cabins where there are no safety issues when pullmans are in use. 

Additional Information

P&O Cruises

H grade 3 berth cabins the upper pullman comes down in front of the balcony door allowing lower berths to have a twin or queen configuration. 

The below photo is an example of the G grade 4 berth balconies on Britannia when both the Upper, and the Sofabed are in use.

Cabin G622

Please see the attached document for pictures and notes about the third and fourth berth cabin set up - please do not share with the customer but use these facts as a way to help them decide which cabin is best for them. 


We have created a toolkit to help talk about Upper Berths. The toolkit includes suggested copy, and visual guides that highlight answers to some of the most often asked questions.

All assets can be found here: Z:\P&O Cruises Content\Upper Berths Toolkit.

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