First ever B2B.

I'm thinking about doing a B2B out of Rome. We already have a 7 day Greek Isles cruise (Sept 1st through the 8th on Jewel of the Seas) and I'm looking at a NCL7 day Western Mediterranean cruise on the Epic that will leave on the 11th through the 18th. My question is: How do I deal with the dirty clothes? I can't pack like 18 days worth of clothes in a suitcase. My father would be leaving like either the 9th or 10th.  

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Unfortunately, there are no self-service laundry rooms on Royal Caribbean or Norwegian. So my suggestion would be to wear things 2-3 times if they don't get too dirty, and then send away the essentials that can't be worn more than once to the laundry service onboard. It will not be cheap but if you're very choosy about what to send it's the best option. Another possibility is washing some things in your cabin sink but that is not always ideal. Also, since you have a couple days between your cruises you could book a hotel that has self-service laundry rooms and do it all then. 

Until we got it, free laundry seemed unnecessary...I guess we got used to having to overpack, and a garbage bag full of used clothes to haul around...now, we smile and pack even less.  I suspect 1/2 of any given ship is wearing clothes 2-3 times or more...Even if they had a "laundromat", with 2-3-4k peeps on board, I don't know how you would ever get at it.   SARAH's idea works, if you want to spend a few hours doing your laundry in ROME....not me...i'd sightsee dirty...the only person that would care would be you...you're in Europe y'know...

True. I can always send my father home with some dirty clothes. I guess I can always find a hotel with a laundromat and do my clothes at night. Just a thought :)

Wash your smaller items like socks  & underwear in the sink and send out to the laundry dirty pants, shorts, sweaters, etc..  Just add it into the cost of the trip.  

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Wash your smaller items like socks  & underwear in the sink and send out to the laundry dirty pants, shorts, sweaters, etc..  Just add it into the cost of the trip.  

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I assume you KNOW what those items cost on NCL, or probably other lines too??...that's some "add"..not everybody is willing or able to pay those outrageous prices...On the other hand, to some, it just doesn't matter..I think Im going to bring back one of those laundry tickets, and post the prices...just for fun...

Be sure and check pricing prior to sending clothes to laundry/

Laundry sent to the ship's laundry can be pricey!!!

You can get more wear out of your clothes by just turning them inside out. Happy

Once you have cruised enough times on Norwegian to become Platinum, you get free one time per cruise laundry service. Just fill the bag they give you. In 2 days or less, it’s clean & on hangers.   On a back-to-back cruise, I do it a couple of days before the end of the first cruise. 

 

Well, that's all well and good if you get to Platinum (80-174 points)...for Gold (56-79 points) you get 1/2 off....and if she's neither, none of that helps does it?  Just on the off chance she's willing to pay their ridiculous laundry prices and "just add it into the cost of the cruise"..the trick is to bring a plastic garbage bag with you..the kind you put in a kitchen trash bin...and line the chintzy paper bag  (its hanging in your closet) with it.  the thing tears if you breathe too hard on it.  and you're guaranteed to shred it if you try to stuff it.You can fill out the form name cabin etc, and itemize if you like, in case they lose something...but frankly, we don't give them anything we would care to lose.  So we quit itemizing it a few cruises back...made no difference. I'll tell you one thing, don't put anything in there that's really delicate...but the stuff sure comes back clean from the million degree water they use heheheh...and if you don't use their service, the plastic bag is for all your dirty stuff anyway...

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