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Old 06-09-2007, 10:31 PM
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Hi, When do you recommend I use the laundry room to touch up our clothes after boarding? Is there ever a wait? Are there enough hangers?
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:59 AM
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Try going right away after you get your luggage. Many people will still be boarding the ship, and others will be up eating their first lunch on the lido deck and exploring the ship. During the cruise, you might want to try times when everyone else is in port. Hours before the formal night dinners get busy.
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:19 AM
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Cruise Fanatic, I never ever thought I would disagree with you, but the thought of boarding a beautiful cruise ship for a fantasy vacation, and going straight to the-----LAUNDRY?

That just dosen't work for me. Sorry I missed the sailaway--I was ironing my shorts.

But of course you are right; that will be the least crowded time the whole cruise.

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Old 06-10-2007, 10:00 AM
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I bring my own hangers -- this way I don't have to worry if there are enough hangers. I bring a lot of clothes and there are never enough hangers.

The thought of spending your vacation ironing --bothers me. Please pack clothes that travel well so you can spend less time ironing.

My travel secrets: Hang up your clothes as soon as possible. Clothes with a wrinkle I put in the bathroom and turn the shower on really hot to get a steam -- usually by the next day the wrinkles are gone.

Did a 14 day European River Cruise. The day before I made my husband decide what he would wear the next day. Tomorrows clothes were getting steamed as we took our showers.

Enjoy your vacation.
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:56 PM
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Best time to go to the laundry room: NEVER!
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:10 PM
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Cruise Fanatic, I never ever thought I would disagree with you, but the thought of boarding a beautiful cruise ship for a fantasy vacation, and going straight to the-----LAUNDRY?

That just dosen't work for me. Sorry I missed the sailaway--I was ironing my shorts.



But of course you are right; that will be the least crowded time the whole cruise.

Rick

I know, sad isn't it? But she did ask for the best time it wouldn't be crowded. Me--I'm one of them up there having my first lunch on the lido and checking out the ship.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:28 PM
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As for me, I don't care about wrinkles in my clothes. In the larger scheme nobody is really looking at me anyway, so I truly don't worry about this kind of thing.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:37 PM
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Buy the right luggage and you shouldn't have a problem to begin with. I've got a great wardrobe for suits and wifey's dresses I got at ebags.com and have never had a problem since.

But if I did, I'm pretty much with Dave. I'm not ironing on vacation nor am I going to ask my wife, I don't have an ex-wife and don't plan on changing that!

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Old 06-10-2007, 02:30 PM
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I bring my own hangers -- this way I don't have to worry if there are enough hangers. I bring a lot of clothes and there are never enough hangers.
Hangers have never been a problem on any Princess ship. Just ask your cabin steward and he will bring some and more and more and more if you still need more.

To cut down on the need to iron use tissue or dry cleaning bags between hang up clothes and put the folded clothes in packing folders http://www.magellans.com/store/Packing_Aids___Packing_C...__FoldersLP620?Args=. They are "pricy" but the money is very well spent if you do much traveling or plan to contine to travel in the future. They also save TSA inspectors from turning everything upside down. If you have some wrinkles they usually hangout in a day.

Should you need to do any pressing go as others are boarding or any other time when you really want to do something else because others are probably doing it rather than going to the laundry.

Enjoy your cruise and don't worry about minor wrinkles. Put it on even if you wouldn't wear the item with the wrinkle in it when at home.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:39 AM
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They also have a anti-wrinkle spray in the stores. We usually hang badly wrinkled items in the bathroom, the steam will take them out. There is laundry service on board as well. Seriously though, don't worry about a few wrinkles, no one is going to notice as most everyone has a few themselves. Best wishes and have a wrinkle-free cruise
 
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