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Have they started charging for the washing powder? Just been onto our VP to see if we have a cabin yet (we haven't) and noticed a comment saying that the powder can be [I]purchased[/I] from guest services.

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[quote name='babs135']Have they started charging for the washing powder? Just been onto our VP to see if we have a cabin yet (we haven't) and noticed a comment saying that the powder can be [I]purchased[/I] from guest services.[/quote]

Wow That is reading all the t&c lol on VP

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[*][COLOR=#575757]Each ship has a number of complimentary washing machines, dryers and irons at your disposal. [/COLOR][COLOR=#ff0000]Washing tablets can be purchased on board.[/COLOR]
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[*]A full washing, dry cleaning and ironing service is also available for a nominal charge.
[/LIST][B]Laundry and Specialist Cleaning[/B]

[COLOR=#575757][FONT=Verdana]Make the most of your voyage and let our team take care of all your laundry needs while on board. Cunard offer a complete laundry service including washing, ironing and specialist cleaning for a nominal fee. An express ‘same day’ and standard 48 hour service are available. Self-service washing machines, dryers and ironing boards are available in the ship’s launderette.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#575757][FONT=Verdana]and on Cunard FAQ[/FONT][/COLOR]
[B]Self Service[/B]

[FONT=Arial]There are self service launderettes on board which are [COLOR=#ff0000]complimentary with washing machines, washing powder [/COLOR](you may bring your own personal washing powder if you wish), tumble dryers and ironing facilities which are available from around 7.30am until 9pm (subject to change).[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Launderettes can be found in the following locations:[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][URL="http://www.cunard.co.uk/cruise-ships/queen-elizabeth/"]Queen Elizabeth[/URL] & [URL="http://www.cunard.co.uk/cruise-ships/queen-victoria/"]Queen Victoria[/URL] - Decks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
[URL="http://www.cunard.co.uk/cruise-ships/queen-mary-2/"]Queen Mary 2[/URL] - Decks 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11[/FONT] Edited by Pennbank

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As of June, 2017 laundry washing powder was still free. Save room in your suitcase for samples!

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Free washing powder capsules on Queen Victoria earlier this month. I found if you get the timing right you can get washing done quickly, if you get it badly timed there can be a queue.
Still, always meet interesting people in the launderette who have stories to tell.

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[quote name='tv24']As of June, 2017 laundry washing powder was still free. Save room in your suitcase for samples![/quote]
What a sad comment.:mad:

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[quote name='buchhalm']At least on the QV, they really should have a small window in the doors to the laundry rooms. It's very tight inside and it's easy to bump people with the doors. Personally I open the doors slowly, but z lot of people just barge in....[/quote]
That would be a good idea:p

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[quote name='tv24']Doesn't matter which launderette you use, but please don't throw the iron at anyone![/quote]
This reminds me of our world cruise on the QM2 maiden world voyage, a message came over the ships tanoy, blood needed of a certain type please contact the medical centre urgent. It turned out the blood was needed due to a German lady attacking another German lady in the laundry over some dispute, needless to say both party's where removed from the ship at the next port of call, which was some place in South America.:rolleyes:

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1) Washing powder is still free
2) I overhead a woman in the pub complaining about arriving in the laundrette just in time to see another woman remove the complainant's still-damp laundry from the dryer. Fortunately we did not encounter anything like that!

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[quote name='amias']"Can't afford to send washing out' is (or in our case WAS understood). However, while the items lost were not expensive at all (four to a pack socks and underwear as opposed to designer labels) it still probably cost more in items appropriated by another passenger than it did do have the laundry sent to the ship's facility! I get it - we can either sail Cunard or buy designer undies (budget does not stretch to both...) but the $15-20 worth of clothing lost could have paid the laundry fees for the items lost.

I know this is probably a one off scenario, but my advice is to just bite the bullet and eschew the laundromat unless you have a good book and a lot of patience. As already reported, the husband is now a covert to the ships laundry with very little encouragement from me, apart from a wry expression and much eye rolling (both mine) when he realized he had only two pairs of underwear and five days left without sight of land....[/quote]
Unfortunately people think things like this do not happen on Cunard, but they do, and on most ships, you should never underestimate your fellow passengers. Once on the Queen Victoria, my wife and I having coffee in the Corinthia when a elderly couple came in ordered coffee, drank it then picked up the silver tray on which the biscuits had been on placed it in their bag and off they went, I told a waitress what had happened, shocked at the answer, "I cannot do anything about it, I did not see it happen". Going back to the laundry, the only safe way is take book, read and wait till your wash and dry are complete.:rolleyes:

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On some cruises they have a laundry promotion a bag of 20 items for $40, well worth it and it is amazing how much you can get in one of the laundry bags.

We are Elite on Princess and that is a very worthwhile perk especially when we travelled with the children. As Diamond on Cunard I get 20% discount on laundry but not until all my OBC has been used up.

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[B]A new use for pillow chocolates[/B]

This thread reminded me of a launderette story I heard on board QM2 in January 2016: a lady discovered that someone had removed her things from the dryer, thrown them on the floor and put in their own laundry instead.

She retaliated by putting pillow chocolates in the dryer, which not only ruined their clothes but also ruined the dryer. She was apparently let off at the next port.

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[quote name='Aquaphobic'][B]A new use for pillow chocolates[/B]

This thread reminded me of a launderette story I heard on board QM2 in January 2016: a lady discovered that someone had removed her things from the dryer, thrown them on the floor and put in their own laundry instead.

She retaliated by putting pillow chocolates in the dryer, which not only ruined their clothes but also ruined the dryer. She was apparently let off at the next port.[/quote]

I've heard that story, too. Didn't know she was put off the ship.

Last summer, someone hijacked the dryer I was using. I got back to the launderette, opened the dryer door, and was surprised to find unfamiliar clothing there. I turned, and found my wet stuff in a laundry basket--very wet, they must have made the swap about 5 minutes after I started the dryer. That's so rude! Although I'd heard the chocolate story, I did not retaliate. Tempted, though...

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[quote name='3rdGenCunarder']I've heard that story, too. Didn't know she was put off the ship.

Last summer, someone hijacked the dryer I was using. I got back to the launderette, opened the dryer door, and was surprised to find unfamiliar clothing there. I turned, and found my wet stuff in a laundry basket--very wet, they must have made the swap about 5 minutes after I started the dryer. That's so rude! Although I'd heard the chocolate story, I did not retaliate. Tempted, though...[/quote]

I'm glad to know you resisted temptation:halo:.

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Here is my question: you finished washing your laundry and the dryer you need has clothes in it and are finished drying.

What do you do?

Being a reasonable person I always take it out and fold the clothes(not perfectly mind you).

I have seen people in the same situation simply throw the clothes on the floor.

While I find it very annoying that people forget to go back for their clothes and thus causing an inconvenience for people waiting, why would someone just throw clean clothes into the floor?



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[quote name='tag1000']Here is my question: you finished washing your laundry and the dryer you need has clothes in it and are finished drying.

What do you do?

Being a reasonable person I always take it out and fold the clothes(not perfectly mind you).

I have seen people in the same situation simply throw the clothes on the floor.

While I find it very annoying that people forget to go back for their clothes and thus causing an inconvenience for people waiting, why would someone just throw clean clothes into the floor?

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I too have removed and folded someones clothes that have been left in a dryer and find it inexcusable that others are prepared to throw someones washing on the floor. When I use the launderette I usually stay until it is completed listening to music on my headphones. In the past I have entered the launderette and noticed a dryer full of dry clothes which have not been collected and are still uncollected when I have completed washing and drying mine.

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[quote name='Aquaphobic']I'm glad to know you resisted temptation:halo:.[/quote]

It wasn't easy!



[quote name='tag1000']Here is my question: you finished washing your laundry and the dryer you need has clothes in it and are finished drying.

What do you do?

Being a reasonable person I always take it out and fold the clothes(not perfectly mind you).

I have seen people in the same situation simply throw the clothes on the floor.

While I find it very annoying that people forget to go back for their clothes and thus causing an inconvenience for people waiting, why would someone just throw clean clothes into the floor?



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Because, sadly, some people are inconsiderate pigs. :mad:

Most people do fold dry clothes they remove from a dryer. On one of our recent crossings, one of the small laundry basket was full of folded clothing. It was there for several days. How can people forget about their laundry for that long???

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[quote name='tag1000']Here is my question: you finished washing your laundry and the dryer you need has clothes in it and are finished drying.

What do you do?

Being a reasonable person I always take it out and fold the clothes(not perfectly mind you).

I have seen people in the same situation simply throw the clothes on the floor.

While I find it very annoying that people forget to go back for their clothes and thus causing an inconvenience for people waiting, why would someone just throw clean clothes into the floor?



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I am sure it would be wrong to put the dry washing on the floor, if you did it, may make the owner of the washing think twice about the next time they use of a dryer.:evilsmile:

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[quote name='3rdGenCunarder']It wasn't easy!






Most people do fold dry clothes they remove from a dryer. On one of our recent crossings, one of the small laundry basket was full of folded clothing. It was there for several days. How can people forget about their laundry for that long???[/QUOTE]


I’ve seen that too. Maybe the person passed away so the clothes were no longer required.


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