Thankfully cruise ships offer laundry services! Most ships offer valet laundry services (wash and press, press only, dry cleaning). Some also offer self-service “laundromats.”
Pricing to have a piece done isn't bad. Here are some rates from the laundry service form I picked up when I sailed on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. “Pressing only” was half the cost of the “wash & press” or the “dry cleaning” costs. These prices are subject to change and our list isn’t as extensive as what was on RCCL’s form, but I thought it would give our blog followers an idea of costs.
|Clothing||Wash and Press||Dry Clean|
|Blouse or Skirt||$4||$4.50|
Now, I'm not suggesting we spend our vacations in a self-serve laundry or wracking up a bill using a valet laundry service, but isn't it nice knowing there are options when you need something pressed, are trying to limit your packing or have an "oops!" while cruising?
P.S. Here's a great packing tip. Be sure to bring plastic bags. Either reuse plastic shopping bags or bring gallon-sized Ziplock bags to bring home smelly socks, wet bathing suits, muddy shoes or anything else you'd rather not have touching the rest of the items in your suitcase.