Hi Jan. You will find washing your clothes easier very early in the morning or late in the evening. I use one of our duffels to carry the laundry. Bring a few dryer sheets from home with you in a ziploc bag. Everything on the ship is more expensive. I bring along a travel size bottle of laundry detergent, as well. You can get change for the machines in the casino(remember casino is closed while docked in port). A wash runs around $2.00. Same for dryer.
Welcome and have a fun cruise. A'ndrea