Feedback Friday: Cruisers’ Dirty Laundry

January 3, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Every other Friday we will bring you a piece of reader feedback and our response. Have a question about cruising? Notice an error on our site? Want to just drop a comment for our consideration? Submit your own feedback by e-mailing, and maybe we’ll select your submission for our next Feedback Blog.
This Week’s Feedback:
“We are sailing on the Nieuw Amsterdam in April next year on a 24-day cruise in the Mediterranean. Is there any charge for doing our laundry?

Our Response:
We’re working on compiling a list of laundry services and charges across all major cruise lines — but for now, we can direct these readers to the boards, where avid cruisers seem to have an answer for every question. The threads we found indicate that members sailing in 2010 found no self-serve laundry services onboard Nieuw Amsterdam. Therefore, there would be a  fee for laundry, pressing and dry-cleaning packages. To cross-reference this, we checked out Holland America’s website and found the definitive answer in their Planning & Advice section: Yes, there is a fee. Self-service launderettes are available, for a nominal charge on select ships, but not Nieuw Amsterdam.
Typically, all major cruise ships offer laundry and pressing by ship staff for a fee (via those laundry bags you’ll find in your cabin closets). Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises are two lines that don’t offer self-serve laundry. A lot of the luxury lines provide washers and dryers for self-use, especially those with longer itineraries.
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    2 Responses to “Feedback Friday: Cruisers’ Dirty Laundry”

    1. Paul Hinds
      January 8th, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

      Shipboard laundry prices can be pretty high so be prepared for that. Some of the lines, like HAL, do offer free laundry in their top tier suites but otherwise you will pay.

      The lux lines also tend to have free self-serve washers and dryers with soap dispensers built in. You do need to time it right however as the demand gets large close to landing time.

    2. charles comella
      September 8th, 2014 @ 10:56 am

      Is there a self service laundry on the eurodam?

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