glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Laundry on Cruise Ships

what do you think of the prices that cruise lines charge for laundry?  On my two riverboat cruises that I am currently taking presently, I received $20 credit pp for laundry since I am in the President's Club.  We used up all the credit.  Shirts pants and blouses were returned on hangers.  Socks and tees etc were neatly folded.  I thought that the prices were fair.  On some of the larger ships, I thought prices were a bit high.

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noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

It is a bit high but we don't mind paying for laundry service. I am the one who has to deal with the luggage so the less we pack, the more manageable it is for me.. and the less pain I have to deal with on the day following boarding and debarking. 

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I only use the laundry on a ship for a long cruise.  Some ships have self serve laundry rooms,  unfortunately Celebrity did not so after my free bag I sent the next bag when they has a special of $ 20.00 for everything you could fir into a bag.  

I look at the cost of laundry as part of taking a month long or longer trip.  I did joke that it would be cheaper to buy cheap underwear at Walmart and through then out after wearing them then to have them washed on the ship.

The price is high,  but you dont have much of a choice unless you want to spend your port day in a laundromat ?

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

There are some things I have hand washed, mostly undergarments. That helps keep the laundry bill down.  Our philosophy is that although the ships nickel and dime us with stuff, we aren't going to draw the line with laundry.  I have a feeling that if we stick with Princess and Celebrity, the laundry bill will become a non-issue.  Last Celebrity series we took, we received 2 free passes for each leg of the trip.

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

On our longer cruises we do laundry on board.

It saves on packing room. For the cost, it is worth the few hours set aside for the task.

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

We're doing a 15 day Hawaii cruise on Carnival, and we plan on using the self-service laundries.

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

Laundry? What is laundry. My loving wife uses this word but it escapes me. I wear something then it is clean I think this is magic! Wink

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Yes,in addition to carrying the heavy luggage, you also have to pack and unpack.  It pays to cut down where you can.

 

 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I've only been on 7 or 8 night trips out of a nearby port, so laundry isn't an issue.

Sailing from a remote (to me) port next time, so will probably do laundry the night before boarding.

If I ever get to going on a longer cruise, I would probably pack more. My wife will not give me permission to use Bubba's magic, I don't want to do it myself on board, and the ship's laundry is more expensive than buying new.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Anything over 7 days I plan on a laundry bill

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

We took back to back cruises for 92 days on a HAL ship.  The self serve laundry costed us 8 quarters for the wash of each load.  That did include the soap.  Drying was free.  We would put in our load on our way to breakfast, put the load in the dryer on our way back to our cabin after breakfast, change into our swimwear, find a place in the shade near the pool and then one of us would remove the dried clothes, fold them and put them away. Luckily, on our next long voyage, we will get free laundry.  It wasn't a big hassle, though.  We never had to wait for a machine.  We met some other nice passengers to chat with including the priest.  So funny to see him doing laundry.  

 

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