Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Practical Advice > Cruise Dress / Packing
Register Forgot Password?

Cruise Dress / Packing Recommendations for the best clothes for traveling on ships

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old June 24th, 2004, 08:12 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Irons...

I am going on my first cruise (royal caribbean grandeur of the seas) in January. I am the type of person who has to have ironed clothes at all times. Does the cruise ships supply irons at all?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old June 25th, 2004, 07:46 PM
Donna's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,602
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default Re: Irons...

Sorry, no there are no irons onboard, they are a fire hazard, but the do offer a laundry service. Also, when packing, put all your dresses in the plastic cleaner bags, help with the wrinkles. I do this all the time and I never have had to iron anything, but we also use a garment bag, so that helps a lot too.


Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 1st, 2004, 02:25 PM
Familiar Face
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 95
Default Re: Irons...

Also, bring some Downey Wrinkle Release spray-- it really does help! Between that and packing my outfits each on a hanger in a plastic dry cleaning bag, I've never had to use my travel steamer.

15 wonderful cruises under my belt!
Next up: Carnival Pride 09/11
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old July 3rd, 2004, 02:04 PM
FranD's Avatar
Familiar Face
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 46
Default Re: Irons...

If you have to have something pressed the valet service will do it for one half the cleaning price, i.e. suit $3.50, evening gown $4.00. Between dry cleaner bags and my steamer (swear by it), have never had to avail myself of the service. Cheers!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old July 7th, 2004, 03:09 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 107
Default Re: Irons...

I thought that I read that there is an iron/ironing board in the laundry room on each deck.
I'm bringing the Downy Wrinkle Releaser, but I was hoping to have access to an iron in case something needed a nice sharp crease.

Conquest 7/11/04
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old July 7th, 2004, 03:54 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Irons...

I believe HAL has a laundry room on every other deck with washer/dryers and irons available. I don't believe any cruise lines allow ironing in your cabin. There are a few things I don't pack for this reason.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old July 24th, 2004, 05:45 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 202
Default Re: Irons...

It depends on what ship you are going on. Some have laundry rooms with washer/dryer and irons available for your use. If you check your cruise brochure, you can probably find a section that explains what laundry facilities are available on your ship.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old July 25th, 2004, 07:45 PM
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 40
Default Re: Re: Irons...

FranD: What brand and model Steamer do you use? I am shopping around for one for my cruise. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old July 26th, 2004, 11:49 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 85
Default Re: Irons...

The Black & Decker travel iron/steamer works great. I also use the Downey Wrinkle Releaser when I don't feel like ironing.
Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Irons atti2dok Ask CruiseMates Staff 13 July 10th, 2004 10:35 PM
IRONS.... iron maiden Princess Cruise Lines 15 April 10th, 2004 01:35 AM
Irons Anj Royal Caribbean International 2 October 29th, 2003 07:24 PM
Irons LindaC Carnival Cruise Lines 2 July 21st, 2002 07:35 PM
Irons Ken Celebrity 8 December 8th, 2001 05:46 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:32 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1