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any self-serve laundry on Nieuw Statendam?

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can anyone tell me if there is any self-serve laundry facilities (washers, dryers) on the Statendam? also, are irons readily available? thanks.

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Laundromats are a thing of the past - it's been years/decades since HAL put out a ship with one of those onboard.  Thankfully, I reached 4-star status so it doesn't matter to me any more, but when I was only 3 star I honestly didn't miss it.  Life is too short to spend any part of it in a laundry room while on a cruise!

 

Sue/WDW1972

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An alternative would be bring a can of wrinkle-releasing spray.  Or, pack stuff that doesn't wrinkle.  If you do send it out to HAL for ironing, they do a great job, and turn it around very quickly.  I generally will take it from my suitcase, put it in the laundry bag & send it out - often it's back before dinner, but to be safe don't send out what you're wearing that night!

 

Sue/WDW1972

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Depending on the length of the cruise I just fill a bag (stuff) it about 6 days in.  It comes back nice and neat.  People in the past scared me that they use hot water and everything shrinks.  I have never experienced that.  

 

I also don't worry about ironing everything - we are all on vacation and clothes get wrinkled. . . I figure everyone else has the same problem.  

 

 

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My friend and I used the laundry service on our trip on NS last week and all of the clothes came back the same day without being express service and they were done beautifully - and the opposite of shrinking, the pants came back slightly bigger! win/win 😉

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no irons!?  sheesh!

(we've had them on every other line....)

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there is 1 bucket with an extra long rope on it at the very back of the ship. best I can do.

 

 

only kidding. there are laundry specials available on most cruises. I have found them to be a pretty good deal.

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that was my next question....do they charge for the ironing service? yes, i guess?

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Yes, unless you're sailing in a Neptune Suite, Pinnacle Suite, or are a 4-star or 5-star Mariner.  Those people all get it for free.  Everyone else pays.

 

Sue/WDW1972

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1 hour ago, jargey3000 said:

no irons!?  sheesh!

(we've had them on every other line....)

 No irons on Royal Caribbean or Celebrity. Not sure about “every other line”.

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Not necessarily in room,  but I'm pretty sure we've gotten them on request  , or in laundry room ...on these & also Carnival & Princess...dont ever remember having to pay...or go without...

Could be wrong :)

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1 minute ago, smallishwanderer said:

How much does the laundry cost? Is it flat fee for a bag? or per item?

You can purchase a length of cruise package (cost varies by length of cruise), or a by-the-bag cost (don't recall right offhand what that costs).

 

 

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