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Old February 2nd, 2007, 11:28 AM
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Nope. No self service laundry or irons on NCL ships.

Use a steamer, wrinkle release, or the ship's laundry.
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This "steamer"...is that a device we bring with us?
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Yea, it is a hand-held device. The travel version is smaller. I used to bring the regular one. It is not all that big. You put water in it and it acts like a "steam iron". There are various techniques to use. Steam the garment on the hanger or you can even "press" it like using an iron.

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Are there 110v electric sockets for plugging in any electronics(iron) for example?
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 02:37 PM
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Our brochure states that there is 110v availalable in our cabin.
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Irons in the cabin are a severe fire hazarrd. Please do not bring them onboard with you.

As Irish mentioned... easier to purchase a small travel steamer, and they are just as effective.
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Rinker,
We sailed on the Pride of Hawaii in Nov. and there were 3 self service laundry rooms - with 3 washers, 3 dryers, and an iron and ironing board.
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I wish that was the case on the Pearl.
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We sailed on the Pride of Hawaii in Nov. and there were 3 self service laundry rooms - with 3 washers, 3 dryers, and an iron and ironing board.
That is just for evaluation. They are gutting those areas and adding 3 cabins as the revenue is more that 3 washers and 3 dryers!
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How about hair curling irons?

They'd have to peel my wife's cold, dead fingers from her curling iron!
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Curling Irons are OK.
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I'm still looking for a little steamer that will fit in a suitcase.

Does anyone have any experience with NCL's dry cleaning service?
Can we give them some clothes on the day we board?
If so, what is a reasonable amount of time to expect them back?
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I have not used NCL's in years, but on other lines the first day is really busy. The cabin stewart will pick the stuff up the next morning.

They have express (same day) or next day.

http://www.jiffysteamer.com/ Something like this. Try Target, Wallmart, etc ... or order it online.
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Thanks.

Looks like we can plan on having neat, pressed clothes to wear the second evening.
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Looks like we can plan on having neat, pressed clothes to wear the second evening.
The last time I used it on Princess, the shirts came back WORSE than before I had put them out.

Got that taken off my bill and a free repress.
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Found a CONAIR fabric steamer at Target for 20 bucks.
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One piece of advise for anyone planning to use electrical items or rechargable items like cellphones or camera batteries...
Take a small multiple outlet power bar. Outlets in ship cabins can be limited to one! We just returned from cruising NCL Majesty. We were unable to use the outlet in the bathroom and there was only one inside the main cabin. We had read about limited outlets before cruiseing so our power bar came in handy for recharging camera batteries, cellphones and plugging in a small nightlight. Hope this helps someone!
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We have returned from our Carribean cruise on the NCL Pearl and will provide our experiences by topic before we give an overall review.

The Pearl has 3 self service laundry's (sp) each has two irons and ironing boards plus 3 washers/dryers.
TIDE is a buck a box (quarters). No BOUNCE available.

Our cabin had 3 110v outlets. One in the head for razors, one for the (provided) hair dryer and one for the coffee pot.
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The Dawn, Pride of Hawaii, Jewel, Pearl, and hopefully the Gem have self serve laundrys. The machines are free, but there is a charge for laundry soap. The soap machine takes quarters only. Yes you can use them, and there is a small ironing board and irons too.

The other older NCL ships have a laundry service with reasonable prices.
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I always bring a travel iron with me. TV, Iron and Hair Dryer they all can catch on FIRE. They want you to use their dry cleaning service. Hotels and motels all have IRONS in their ROOMS plus dry cleaning. I had a air dryer in Las Vegas start to smoke and saw a tiny flame put it in the tub and put the fire out. It was their AIR DRYER. The fires they had in Las Vegas Hotels were not started by IRONS.
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I always bring a travel iron with me. TV, Iron and Hair Dryer they all can catch on FIRE. They want you to use their dry cleaning service. Hotels and motels all have IRONS in their ROOMS plus dry cleaning. I had a air dryer in Las Vegas start to smoke and saw a tiny flame put it in the tub and put the fire out. It was their AIR DRYER. The fires they had in Las Vegas Hotels were not started by IRONS.
And I still would not bring one: a hotel room is very different from a ship cabin. As for wanting you to use the services, of course, but the newer ships, as mentioned, have free washers, dryers and ironing facilities. The ships that don't offer great laundry packages. Last year the Star offered the $1 pressing the first day. Boy did that beat worrying about those wrinkles in my blouses and I never had to be concerned about how to get my clothes pressed. On other ships they have offered the $20 a bag special about 1/2 way through the cruise.

These are just my thoughts, I am not telling anyone not to bring an iron, I am simply saying I would not. If for no other reason it is too hard to find a place to actually do ironing, not to mention the danger.

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Sorry, I agree with Willy. Why is this always such a hot topic? Where are the ee's? I am more mechanical but have done some work in the electrical field. It would be very rare for an iron to start a fire unless it was plugged in, on to a high temp and face down on material. There hasn''t been one instance of a fire from an iron onboard a cruise ship and last but not least, NCL ALLOWS TRAVEL IRONS. Now, I don't know how the fire rumor got started, but all those other implements can start fires also if they have frayed cords, etc.....
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Do you have an official NCL link that states that travel irons are allowed?

Ships move; hotels don't (Unless there is an earthquake). Leave the iron on and it has a good chance of tipping over in seas.
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Do you have an official NCL link that states that travel irons are allowed?

Ships move; hotels don't (Unless there is an earthquake). Leave the iron on and it has a good chance of tipping over in seas.
thanks I agree with you. I do not think there is anyplace that states NCL allows travel irons. At least I have never seen it. If you bring one, will your cabin steward report you? Probably not. I guess I look at it this way: would I do it ? no, as I said, if for no other reason I think it would be a real pain. but like the booze thing, everyone has his own opinion.

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I seem to remember seeing something in our docs specifically addressing irons and that they were not allowed.
That prompted me to ask about alternatives on this board back in Feb of '07.
Ended up getting a travel steamer which we never used.
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