just got a message already regarding laundry facilities and ironing boards. she said newer ships have this. what are we calling the newer ships. we have not booked yet for next summer and have to take what is sailing in july to western carribean. we definitely want bigger ship and newer. give me some ideas whichships. patticake
Each ship has at least 2 self-service launderettes located on the stateroom decks.
There are two or three washers and dryers, and one iron and ironing board in each launderette. The cost is $2.00 per washer load and $2.00 per dryer load. Vending machines dispense small boxes of detergent and water softener at $1.00 per box.
Note: Due to local environmental requirements, the washing machines in the guest' launderette will be closed in port, per each ports specific requirements; the dryers and irons will be available for guest use.
There was always a long wait to use the washer/dryers on the Elation (I just sailed 4/4/04) had to get up there and wait 1 1/2 hours to be one of the first to do wash after we left a port. Even got up in middle of the night to try to get a washer and they were all running (couldn't believe it). So moral of the story, try to not have to do laundry or use the ships laundry service - on the 2nd to last day of cruse they offered a full bag of laundry washed, dried and folded for $15.00 - try to wait for this and utilize before using self serve washer/dryers.