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Old 01-31-2013, 07:38 AM   #1
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14 day transatlantic, Laundry?

Does the Magic have a guest self service laundry?

For 14 nights, 3 Pre/post cruise nights, I am wondering just how much to bring. Suggestions?

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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There are lots of laundry rooms on the Magic .... you swipe your KTTW card to pay.

Whatever you do, don't leave your washing or drying in the machines after it's finished .. you may find your clothing taken out and left on the table!

Is that what you mean by self service?
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:03 AM   #3
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There are 3 laundry rooms on the Magic--decks 2,6, and 7. DCL calls them midship, but I call them aft (just toward mid of the aft elevators).

$2 to wash, $2 to dry, $1 to purchase products, all on KTTW card swipe. Bring your own products in individual load amounts to save money.

There is a timer on each washer and dryer. It is polite and appropriate to remember your time and show up a minute or two before your machine is due to stop--that way you can empty your machine and/or restart your dryer, allowing other guests to have their turn at the facility.

Yes, if you leave your stuff in a stopped machine, you may find it stacked on the table--the use of the machine is clearly noted as 27 minutes (or whatever), then it is the next person's turn. Leaving stuff in machines is just rude. It places the next guest in an awkward position--do they move the first guest's stuff so that they can have their turn...or do they leave the stuff there and continue to wait for what has been known to be DAYS?

On a 14 night cruise, we are ALL doing laundry! Hee hee......

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:10 AM   #4
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We sailed a Transatlantic cruise in Sept 2010 on the Magic (amazing trip), and did laundry a couple of times. I prefer to bring my own powdered detergent and dryer sheets. Also, a laundry bag is a great thing to bring, as it packs easily and will be a huge help in toting the laundry to and from the room (resulting in less lost socks, etc.).

Enjoy your trip! I know it will be amazing.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:24 AM   #5
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We pack extremely light, so we are always doing laundry on the ship. It also makes less to unpack when you get home.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:47 AM   #6
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By self service, I meant "not given to Disney to wash."

OK...thanks for the information.

We will be booking excursions soon!
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:22 AM   #7
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We did a 15 day Panama Canal with a couple days at Disneyland before. I think I did laundry twice that trip. We are early risers (like awake around 5 AM) so I would just do my laundry then. Machines were always available.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:24 AM   #8
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When I was on the EBTA in 2011, I remember DCL running a laundry special. $30 a bag.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:37 AM   #9
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We're in a different camp....every minute of cruising is valuable to us, and an hour or two doing laundry is an hour or two we're not on deck, in the coffee shop, ashore, etc. We paid dearly for the cruise, and an extra $10 or $20 or $30 spend on the ship's laundry service is worth every single penny. Our room steward takes the laundry/dry cleaning and brings it back the next day. And rates are (surprisingly) very reasonable, no more than at home.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:33 AM   #10
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We're in a different camp....every minute of cruising is valuable to us, and an hour or two doing laundry is an hour or two we're not on deck, in the coffee shop, ashore, etc. We paid dearly for the cruise, and an extra $10 or $20 or $30 spend on the ship's laundry service is worth every single penny. Our room steward takes the laundry/dry cleaning and brings it back the next day. And rates are (surprisingly) very reasonable, no more than at home.
These things are good to know, too! Thank you.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:59 AM   #11
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The ships will also press your clothes for a reasonable fee. On our last cruise DH's sport coat was quite wrinkled in our luggage, so he sent it out to be pressed before going to Remy.
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The ships will also press your clothes for a reasonable fee. On our last cruise DH's sport coat was quite wrinkled in our luggage, so he sent it out to be pressed before going to Remy.
Hmmm then it isn't needed because there is no Remy on the Trans Atlantic cruise since it's on the magic..... ;-))

I think we are doong 2 loads this cruise...
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Hmmm then it isn't needed because there is no Remy on the Trans Atlantic cruise since it's on the magic..... ;-))

I think we are doong 2 loads this cruise...
Lots of guys wear sport coats on formal night on the Magic, and the Wonder as well.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:24 PM   #14
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I can't handle the idea of someone else poking thru my undies...sorry. Also, I don't put some certain items in the dryer--again, needs my personal attention. But it is not a big deal to toss in a load, take my book up on deck, and return 25 minutes later to transfer items to dryer.

To each his own on that.

I do have family trained (FINALLY) to separate items when they take them off--dirty = needs to be washed, place in laundry bag. OK to wear again = put them somewhere else until you have worn again.
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Purex sheets--best tip I've ever gotten on the DIS.

Now we bring these everywhere (even just DVC trips).
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