Butler Laundry Servie on Uniworld's S.S. Catherine

What to pack for a cruise often revolves around how much to bring. How many clothes you bring is usually dictated by how long you're away and how many times you want to re-wear that same pair of pants or that one sundress. Luckily, many ships offer laundry services onboard that range from express dry cleaning to self-service launderettes complete with token or change washers. What services your cruise ship offers can be an important part of cruise planning (especially on those longer voyages). At Cruise Critic, we take our packing seriously, too, so we looked into not only how to get your cruisewear clean but also about how much it will cost you. Here is our rundown of cruise line laundry services.

Prices vary by item and material; the sample prices listed below are for a basic men's dress shirt or women's blouse.

Laundry Services Onboard

Cruise Line

Laundry/Dry-Cleaning Services 

Self-Service? 

Sample Price 

AmaWaterways

Wash and press services are available on all ships. Dry cleaning is not available.

No. 

Pricing is in euros. For a shirt, wash/press service is 3 euros, wash only is 1.80 euros and press only is 1.20 euros. 

American Cruise Lines

Wash and press services are available on all ships. 

Complimentary self-service launderettes can be found on more than half the fleet. Detergent is included.

N/A 

Avalon Waterways

Wash and press services are available on all ships, with a choice of 10-hour or 24-hour turnaround. Dry cleaning is not available. 

No. 

Pricing is in euros. A shirt costs 2.50 euros to wash and press, and 2 euros for press only. 

Azamara Club Cruises

Wash and press services are available on all ships. 

Yes, on every ship. Self-service laundry rooms are free, and detergent is provided. 

A shirt costs $3 to $4 for wash and press.

Carnival Cruise Line

Wash and press services are available onboard all ships, and most offer dry-cleaning services. Regular service picks up before 9 a.m. for delivery by 5 p.m. the next day; express service will deliver by 5 p.m. the same day for 50 percent more than the listed price. 

Yes, each ship has self-service launderettes (with ironing boards) located on cabin decks. The cost is $3.25 per washer load and $3.25 per dryer load. Vending machines dispense small boxes of detergent and water softener at $1.50 per box. 

A shirt costs $6 to dry clean and $5 for wash/press; press-only charges are 80 percent of the wash/press price.

Celebrity Cruises

Wash and press services are available onboard all ships. Choose from next-day or same-day service (for a 50% surcharge). Passengers in the line's Penthouse, Royal, Reflection and Signature Suites receive complimentary laundry twice per cruise.

No. 

A shirt costs $5.95 to dry clean, $4.95 to wash and $3.95 for press only. 

Costa Cruises

Wash and press services are available on all ships. Choose from next-day or same-day service (for a 50% surcharge). 

No. 

A shirt costs $2.50 to dry clean, $3 to wash and $2 for press only. There is a 20-cent surcharge that applies to folded shirts. 

Crystal

Wash and press services are available on all ships. Choose from next-day or same-day service (for a 50% surcharge). All Penthouse category passengers receive complimentary pressing, dry-cleaning and laundry services.

Yes. Self-service laundry is complimentary to all passengers and includes detergent.

A shirt costs $5 to $6 to wash, and $5.50 to $6.50 to dry clean. Press costs $4.

Crystal River Cruises

Wash and press services are available on all ships. Choose from next-day or same-day service (for a 50% surcharge). Dry cleaning is arranged shoreside in cooperation with local shops. Crystal Suite passengers receive complimentary laundry, press and dry-cleaning services; pressing is complimentary in all suite categories.

Yes. Self-service laundry is complimentary to all passengers and includes detergent.  

A shirt costs $7 to $7.50 to wash.

Cunard Line

Wash and press services are available on all ships. 

Yes. Self-service washing machines, dryers, irons and laundry detergent are available complimentary to all passengers.

A shirt costs $5 to dry clean, $4.50 to wash and $3.75 for press only.

Disney Cruise Line

Wash and press services are available on all ships. 

Yes. There is a 24-hour, self-service laundry room with ironing equipment onboard all Disney ships. Washers cost $2 per load, dryers cost $2 per load and detergent and fabric softener are available from $1 per box. 

Shirts cost $6 to be dry cleaned. 

Holland America Line

Wash and press services are available on all ships. Choose from next-day or same-day service (for a 50% surcharge). Or fill a laundry bag for a flat $20 washing fee. Unlimited laundry packages also are available for purchase.

Yes, on Statendam, Veendam, Ryndam, Prisendam, Maasdam, Volendam, Zaandam, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. 

A shirt costs $5 for dry cleaning, $3.50 (or $4.50 for silk) to wash and $3.50 for press only.

Lindblad Expeditions

Laundry services are available onboard National Geographic ships Explorer, Orion, Endeavour and Islander. Dry cleaning services are not available. 

No. 

A shirt costs $4 to wash. Service prices include pressing. 

MSC Cruises

Wash and press services are available onboard all ships. Choose from next-day or same-day service (for a 50% surcharge). 

No. 

A shirt costs $5.70 to dry clean, $7.50 to wash and press, and $4.60 for press only. 

Norwegian Cruise Line

Wash and press services are available on all ships. Choose from next-day or same-day service (for an extra charge). 

No. 

A shirt costs $7.95 to dry clean, $5.95 to wash and $3.95 for press only. There is an additional $2 charge for silk garments. Prices are higher on Hawaii cruises.  

Oceania Cruises

Wash and press services are available on all ships. A 50 percent surcharge is applied to next-day, express service. 

Yes, launderettes are available fleetwide. Within each, there are three washing machines ($2 per wash) and three dryers ($3 per dry). The machines come preloaded with detergent and softeners. 

A shirt costs $3.50 to dry clean or for wash and press. 

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Wash and press services are available on all ships. Pre-reserved laundry packages are available but can't be booked onboard. 

No. 

The laundry package for a seven-night cruise will cost $129 per cabin. Solo travelers pay half. 

Princess Cruises

Wash and press services are available on all ships. Choose from next-day or same-day service (for a 50% surcharge). Princess' Captain's Circle Elite level members receive complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services (regular, not express service). 

Yes. Self-service laundry is available onboard all ships and costs $2 per wash and $2 per dry, in quarters or tokens. Individually packaged detergents/softeners are available for $1.25. Irons and ironing boards are available. 

N/A 

Regent Seven Seas

Wash and press services are available on all ships. Choose from next-day or same-day service (for double the price). 

Yes. Self-service laundry facilities are free of charge and available onboard all ships on passenger decks. Detergent is provided. 

A shirt costs $6.50 to $8 to dry clean, $4.50 to $5 to wash and press and $3.50 to $4 for press only.

Royal Caribbean International

Wash and press services are available on all ships. Choose from next-day or same-day service (for a 50% surcharge). 

No. 

A shirt costs $4 to $4.50 to dry clean, $3.50 to $4 for wash and press and $1.75 to $2 for press only.

Seabourn Cruise Line

Available on all ships Choose from next-day or same-day service (for a 50% surcharge). Or fill a bag of laundry for wash and press for $50.

Yes. Washers, dryers, detergent and irons are available at no cost to passengers. 

A shirt costs $5.75 to $6, for wash and press. Dry cleaning costs $5.75. Pressing only costs $4 to $4.50.

Seadream Yacht Club

Wash and press services are available onboard all ships, for an additional fee. Same-day service is standard when requested before 10 a.m.

No.

N/A

Uniworld Boutique 
River Cruise Collection

Wash and press services are available onboard all ships, for an additional fee. 

Yes. Self-service laundry is free and available to all passengers. Detergent is complimentary, but you have to go to the front desk to get it. 

N/A 

Viking River Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises

Wash and press services are available on all ships, for an additional fee. 

Yes, but only onboard the line's ocean ships. Use of the self-service launderette and detergent is complimentary to all passengers. 

N/A 

Windstar Cruises

Laundry services are available on all ships. Items received before 9 a.m. will be returned within 24 hours. Dry cleaning is not available. 

No. 

A women's blouse costs $3.75 to wash and $1.25 for press only. A men's dress shirt costs $4.75 to wash and $1.75 to press only.