It's great to have self-service laundries on those long cruises. We usually take a roll of quarters with us because the change machines can be broken or out of change. And why wait in line at the pursers desk
I purchase small travel size laundry soap at WalMart - it's All detergent. Each little bottle does 2 loads. I usaully put some softner sheets in a zip-lock baggie. Yes Elite level gets free laundry, dry cleaning and shoe shinning. We need two more cruises and leave Sunday for number 14 - San Diego - Mexico.