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On my Roll Call for upcoming 34 day Med/TA cruise, laundry was discussed. Someone mentioned they were given paper bags to put dirty clothes when they sent it out to be laundered. Is this the newest thing for HAL to try? Seems like they won't hold up well & they will be going thru tons of paper bags. Anyone seen this on a recent cruise?

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My two cruises in May, I had the usual cotton, drawstring blue laundry bags. Paper bags is a terrible  idea, IMO.   A  cloth bag is really needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maybe they didn't have enough of the blue bags & substituted the paper bags. I hope blue bags are here to stay.

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Just off Amsterdam yesterday.  Had the regular bags.  Must have been a local condition that OP was informed about.  On which ship was that supposed to have occurred?

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Princess has paper laundry bags. They are awful.

 

Cheers, Denise 

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3 hours ago, WFBgal said:

On my Roll Call for upcoming 34 day Med/TA cruise, laundry was discussed. Someone mentioned they were given paper bags to put dirty clothes when they sent it out to be laundered. Is this the newest thing for HAL to try? Seems like they won't hold up well & they will be going thru tons of paper bags. Anyone seen this on a recent cruise?

Were they the WHITE bags?

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Oh Lordy

 

I sure hope that HAL doesn't go the Princess way and have Paper Laundry Bags!!

 

I have seen some other things recently (need to do some research) that HAL is now doing like Princess.

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10 hours ago, WFBgal said:

On my Roll Call for upcoming 34 day Med/TA cruise, laundry was discussed. Someone mentioned they were given paper bags to put dirty clothes when they sent it out to be laundered. Is this the newest thing for HAL to try? Seems like they won't hold up well & they will be going thru tons of paper bags. Anyone seen this on a recent cruise?

 

No, haven’t seen it. We always had the cloth bags.  We did have laundry returned to us once in a paper bag (the stuff that usually goes in the wicker basket).  The baskets were being cleaned that day, I was told.

 

It could be that they didn’t have enough of the cloth bags (too many in use) would be my guess.  

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I'm trying to imagine people who buy the "fill a bag" laundry option trying to stuff lots of clothes into a paper bag. You can get a lot into that blue cloth bag, but paper??? 

 

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13 hours ago, dchip said:

Princess has paper laundry bags. They are awful.

 

Cheers, Denise 

 

So does Celebrity and I agree - worthless.

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8 hours ago, westcoastcruiser said:

We were on Nieuw Statendam in July and had the cloth bags.  Celebrity has the paper bags and they tear so easily.  

 

Hence, the suggestion to take along a roll of "duct tape" 🙂

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55 minutes ago, 3rdGenCunarder said:

I'm trying to imagine people who buy the "fill a bag" laundry option trying to stuff lots of clothes into a paper bag. You can get a lot into that blue cloth bag, but paper??? 

 

?  Maybe that is the point .. ?

 

The less  people can send the less laundry they must do.

 

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1 hour ago, 3rdGenCunarder said:

I'm trying to imagine people who buy the "fill a bag" laundry option trying to stuff lots of clothes into a paper bag. You can get a lot into that blue cloth bag, but paper??? 

 

I have found if you fold and stack you get more in paper bags

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That's it ... Now they have pushed us over the edge ... Can anyone recommend a good quality cruise line for our next cruise ?  :classic_rolleyes:

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26 minutes ago, taxmantoo said:

That's it ... Now they have pushed us over the edge ... Can anyone recommend a good quality cruise line for our next cruise ?  :classic_rolleyes:

Staten Island Ferry?  :classic_rolleyes:

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13 hours ago, taxmantoo said:

That's it ... Now they have pushed us over the edge ... Can anyone recommend a good quality cruise line for our next cruise ?  :classic_rolleyes:

 

White Star Line. They use ships that are unsinkable.

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Since no one else has observed paper laundry bags on a regular basis, are you sure the person on the roll call has the correct information? Perhaps they are remembering a different cruise line?

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On 9/10/2019 at 9:28 PM, Alberta Quilter said:

Currently on the Zuiderdam and have the regular cloth bags.

We will be on the Zuiderdam in October.  What is the current cost for a bag of laundry?

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10 minutes ago, OBX-Cruisers said:

What is the current cost for a bag of laundry?

$20 in most of the world. $30 in Europe. 

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I am planning on having my clothes laundered during my upcoming cruise. If I do the fill a bag method, do I have to sign up for that at the front desk or just fill out the form and attach it to my bag?

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1 minute ago, kimberlyFDR said:

If I do the fill a bag method, do I have to sign up for that at the front desk or just fill out the form and attach it to my bag?

Just complete the invoice, keep the pink copy, put the rest in the bag, close the bag, and leave it on the bed. That's all there is to it. 

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