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Old September 3rd, 2011, 12:18 PM
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Are there laundry facilities on Princess Ships? Namely, The Coral?

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Yes they do. Both coin operated laundromats and they have dry cleaning and laundry service.
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Yes they do. As Doug said: Both coin, send out washing and dry cleaning. You can also use the cabin sink for small, handwash, things.

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This may be a silly question, but is laundry detergent supplied onboard or do you have to bring your own?
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 08:52 PM
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This may be a silly question, but is laundry detergent supplied onboard or do you have to bring your own?
There are detergent's available for a charge (IF the machine works). We bring the Purex Complete 3 in 1 Sheets. They have the detergent and softener built in.

BTW, there are NO silly questions!
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Also a good idea to bring some change/single dollars, etc...They have change machines, but those don't always work. The laundry detergent machines are in the laundry rooms.
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Also a good idea to bring some change/single dollars, etc...They have change machines, but those don't always work. The laundry detergent machines are in the laundry rooms.
If you really have stuff that needs to be laundered, especially on a longer cruise, it is sooooo easy to stuff it all in the bag hanging in the closet and put it on the bed for the steward to send to the ship's laundry. I disremember the charge for a bag full full but it really isn't very much compared to what you paid for the cruise. My DW is certainly not going to spend some hours of her cruise time sitting in a hot stuff laundry room to save a few bucks.

In fact, we have taken to sending a bag of laundry out the next to the last day of the cruise and taking clean clothes home instead of dirty ones!
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The Laundromat on the Coral is located on decks 8,9,10,11,12 & 14 AFT.
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How about laying the washing in the shower tray and stomping it

A bit like wine making
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Old October 1st, 2011, 08:22 PM
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If you really have stuff that needs to be laundered, especially on a longer cruise, it is sooooo easy to stuff it all in the bag hanging in the closet and put it on the bed for the steward to send to the ship's laundry. I disremember the charge for a bag full full but it really isn't very much compared to what you paid for the cruise. My DW is certainly not going to spend some hours of her cruise time sitting in a hot stuff laundry room to save a few bucks.

In fact, we have taken to sending a bag of laundry out the next to the last day of the cruise and taking clean clothes home instead of dirty ones!
We've tried the ship's laundry, but they're really not very careful with how they wash! Apparently, they just throw everything in a big washer, set it on hot, dry it (also on hot ), make an attempt to fold it, and return it 48 hours later. (Maybe you've had better luck .)

Personally, I'd rather take an hour and a half in the laundromat once a week, wash 3 loads on the temperature and cycle I want, dry them on "cool" and fold or hang them myself.

BTW, I go back to the cabin while the machine's are working. There are always signs that say how long they take to run and I go back about 5 minutes before they're done. I've never had any problem leaving my clothes unattended.
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Perhaps a silly question here... are the washing machines front-load or top-load? I'll be sailing on the Emerald.
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So far, I've only seen top loaders on cruiseships...
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I've seen both frontload and topload. I guess it just depends on the line and the ship.
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We've tried the ship's laundry, but they're really not very careful with how they wash! Apparently, they just throw everything in a big washer, set it on hot, dry it (also on hot ), make an attempt to fold it, and return it 48 hours later. (Maybe you've had better luck .)

Personally, I'd rather take an hour and a half in the laundromat once a week, wash 3 loads on the temperature and cycle I want, dry them on "cool" and fold or hang them myself.

BTW, I go back to the cabin while the machine's are working. There are always signs that say how long they take to run and I go back about 5 minutes before they're done. I've never had any problem leaving my clothes unattended.
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It is always interesting to see the different approaches to life and the different little things that people value. Clearly you and I see see things differently!! An hour and a half of my vacation time (actually longer with sorting, folding, etc.) is of much more value to me than whether my shorts were washed in warm water or hot!

The nice thing about cruising is all the choices we have and the opportunity to choose our own style aboard!
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If you really have stuff that needs to be laundered, especially on a longer cruise, it is sooooo easy to stuff it all in the bag hanging in the closet and put it on the bed for the steward to send to the ship's laundry. I disremember the charge for a bag full full but it really isn't very much compared to what you paid for the cruise. My DW is certainly not going to spend some hours of her cruise time sitting in a hot stuff laundry room to save a few bucks.

In fact, we have taken to sending a bag of laundry out the next to the last day of the cruise and taking clean clothes home instead of dirty ones!
Mike unless you have a large family and a lot of laundry and are on a tight budget, I have to agree. We did use the laundry facilities on a ship a few years ago. We were on a very long land/cruise trip and had several climate changes so the clothing was overwelming. I did a couple batches. Afterwards thought just what you are saying: how silly. I could have for $25 or whatever had everything done and folded.

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It is always interesting to see the different approaches to life and the different little things that people value. Clearly you and I see see things differently!! An hour and a half of my vacation time (actually longer with sorting, folding, etc.) is of much more value to me than whether my shorts were washed in warm water or hot!

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Yes on all Princess ships we have been on -- including the Island, which is sister to the Coral.
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Are there laundry facilities on Princess Ships? Namely, The Coral?

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I think that the only ships that don't have laudries (self serve) are the Pacific & Ocean Princess's
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I think that the only ships that don't have laudries (self serve) are the Pacific & Ocean Princess's
Oh, please don't say that. We will be on the Ocean next Feb. and the TA said yes, there was self serve laundy.
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Oh, please don't say that. We will be on the Ocean next Feb. and the TA said yes, there was self serve laundy.
Check the deck layout for laundry facilities.
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Are there laundry facilities on Princess Ships? Namely, The Coral?

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All current ships have self serve laundries.
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