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Can I do laundry on cruise ships?

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You can do laundry on many ships, and most have dry cleaning services for items that require it, like these dresses. - Photo by ShutterStock

You don’t have to pack enough clothes for your entire sailing, especially if it’s a long one. Instead, pack half as much as you need — and do laundry on your cruise ship halfway through. You can do it yourself on many ships in their laundromats or, if your precious vacation time is more important to you than money, you can send your laundry out and have the staff do it for you. Here is our line-by-line breakdown of the services available:

Azamara Club Cruises

Self-Service: Complimentary laundromats with provided detergent and ironing facilities are available on all ships.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Full laundry and dry cleaning services are available for a fee.

Carnival Cruise Line

Self-Service: Pay laundromats with ironing boards are available on all ships.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Valet laundry service is available on all ships for a fee. Dry cleaning is available on the Victory, Conquest, Glory, Valor, Freedom, Liberty, Splendor, Dream, Magic, Vista, and Breeze.

Celebrity Cruises

Self-Service: Not provided.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Full laundry and dry-cleaning service is available for a fee. Same-day service is available for an extra charge.

Costa Cruises

Self-Service: Not provided.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Fast laundry, dry cleaning, and ironing services are available for a fee.

Crystal Cruises

Self-Service: Complimentary laundry rooms and provided detergent with ironing facilities are available on all ships.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Complete laundry and dry cleaning services are available for a fee.

Cunard Line

Self-Service: Complimentary laundry rooms with provided washing powder and ironing facilities are available.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Full laundry and the more eco-friendly “wet cleaning” services are available for an additional fee.

Disney Cruise Line

Self-Service: Pay laundromats are available on all ships.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Laundry and dry cleaning services are available for a fee.

Holland America Line

Self-Service: Pay Launderettes with irons and ironing boards are available on the Amsterdam, Maasdam, Prinsendam, Rotterdam, Veendam, Volendam and Zaandam.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Full laundry and dry cleaning services are available on all ships for a fee.

MSC Cruises

Self-Service: Not provided.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Valet laundry, dry cleaning, and ironing are available for a fee. Rush service is available for an extra charge.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Self-Service: Not provided.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Laundry, dry cleaning, and ironing services are offered aboard all ships.

Oceania Cruises

Self-Service: Pay laundry rooms with ironing facilities are available on all ships.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Dry cleaning and laundry services are offered on all ships. Express services are available for an additional fee.

Princess Cruises

Self-Service: Pay laundromats with irons and ironing boards are available on all ships.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Laundry and dry cleaning are offered for an additional fee. Express services are available for an additional fee.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Self-Service: Complimentary laundromats with provided detergent and ironing facilities are located on Navigator, Mariner, and Voyager. 

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Laundry and valet services, including pressing and dry cleaning, are available for a fee.

Royal Caribbean International

Self-Service: Not provided.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Full laundry, dry cleaning, and pressing services are available for a fee. Express service is available for an extra charge.

Seabourn

Self-Service: Complimentary laundromats with provided detergent and ironing facilities are available on Odyssey, Sojourn, and Quest.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Full laundry, dry cleaning, and ironing services are available. Same-day service is available for an extra charge if requested by 9 am.

Silversea Cruises

Self-Service: Pay laundromats with ironing facilities are available on all ships.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Valet laundry, pressing, and dry cleaning are available for a fee. Laundry service is complimentary for certain suite categories and rewards members.

Windstar Cruises

Self-Service: Not provided.

Valet & Dry Cleaning: Laundry service is provided for a fee, although dry cleaning is not available. Laundry service packages must be added by the first day of the cruise and are priced according to the total number of cruise days.

 

Updated on April 4, 2017.


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Is doing your own laundry while on vacation something you avoid at all costs?

Posted by scarletsmummy

states complimentary laundry on NCL , this is not true they charge for laundry services unless you are a platinum cruiser and then you get one free laundry bag

Posted by LifeInCamelot

If you thought the behaviour at the buffet was bad, wait until you read about the Law of the Laundry:

https://lifeincamelot.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/law-of-the-laundry/


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