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Old August 29th, 2001, 07:47 PM
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Is it necessary to bring an iron or are they available on the ship as well as an ironing board?
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Old August 29th, 2001, 08:05 PM
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Hi Bj,
Most ships do not have irons or ironing boards, they are a fire hazard. Some ships do have self serve laundry, Princess and CArnival do and there may be irons and boards in those laundry rooms. Best bet is to pack all your dresses, suits, etc. in the plastic cleaner bags. I've yet to have to iron any of that, it really works. Just about all the ship today have a laundry service, they will pick up and deliver it back to you, just ask your cabin stewart and he'll take care of it.

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Old August 30th, 2001, 05:29 PM
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bj, you will find that most of the ships have irons in their self-serve laundry. They are permanantly attached to the wall to make sure you don't take them to your cabin. They are a fire hazard and crew members really don't like them for this reason. We take a steamer with us that works on almost everything. If it is something that we just have to have pressed then we would just use the ships laundry service as they are very reasonable.
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Old August 30th, 2001, 10:22 PM
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Not all cruise lines have self service laundries though. For example, Celebrity doesn't/ So if you don't know and have no access to a deck plan, just ask here and someone will be happy to tell you if you need to bring a steamer.

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Old August 31st, 2001, 11:26 AM
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What everyone else said.

Irons ARE a fire hazard. Your "ironing board" would likely be your bed and in the excitement of getting dressed, etc. you might forget to turn it off. Disaster.

I use the "pack everything on its own hanger in a dry cleaner's bag" method and have never had to press anything, even linen.

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