Originally posted by pepperrn
Or quite the opposite.

On the huge QM2, having the launderettes either aft or forward (they almost alternate as you rise up the decks) means that, instead of walking the entire length of the ship to find a laundry, there may well be one above or below you, and therefore closer (by lift/elevator). Passengers in the middle of the ship only have to walk half the length of the vessel.

So, not awckward (sic) at all. An entirely user-friendly layout.
Surprisingly, or possibly not, they don't alternate deck to deck. There is just one forward on deck 4, the other three on 5, 6 and eight are well aft.