My wife and I sailed on the Ryndam last summer in Alaka and were able to purchases a package for unlimited laundry service. Does anyone know if this is available on all Holland America ships? We are sailing on the maiden voyage of Prisendam on June 3. Thank you.
On the Volendam, October 2001, such a service was offered, but I thought it expensive. The self-service laundries are perfectly adequate, although the machines are small and do not hold what I would consider to be a regular size load of laundry. Incidently, I found that a good time to use these laundries was immediately upon returning to the ship from a morning tour and before going to get a bite of lunch.
The newer HAL ships no longer have self service laundries. HAL says their passengers "prefer it this way"!!!! We will not be going on any of the longer trips on any of these ships. It is a ploy to get your money for the paid laundry services rather than for passenger preference!