laundry on Oasis of the Seas

#1
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Our family will most likely need to send some laundry to be washed during our 7 day cruise. Unfortunate that there are no self-serve laundry facilities...are there any laundry specials mid-way through the cruise?

Thank you!
#2
Central Illinois
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Joined Apr 2008
There is normally a wash fold bag available for $35. All you can stuff in the bag, limited to things like underwear, socks, shorts, t-shirts, pajamas, etc.
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#4
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Thanks for the advice. I didn't even think about laundry (and 5 small kids) when I booked and am disappointed that there aren't self-service machines like on Disney.
#5
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I carry a small squeeze bottle of Woolite, or just use the shampoo, and wash somethings in the sink.
#7
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Joined Mar 2007
Originally posted by noya213
Our family will most likely need to send some laundry to be washed during our 7 day cruise. Unfortunate that there are no self-serve laundry facilities...are there any laundry specials mid-way through the cruise?

Thank you!
We were on Oasis last week and never saw any laundry specials as we have seen in the past. I would ask your cabin steward about bag specials.
#8
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Joined Sep 2018
Thank you for the info. How was your cruise, btw? And I'm new here...where should I look for guidance on excursions? I'm clueless ;-)
#9
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Originally posted by noya213
Thank you for the info. How was your cruise, btw? And I'm new here...where should I look for guidance on excursions? I'm clueless ;-)
We had a great time, we really enjoy that class of ships and had sailed Oasis before. There is a port of calls area that has subforums for each port that might help you. I would start by looking at the excursions in your cruise planner and then looking for reviews and suggestions in the port of calls area.
#11
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Originally posted by 3hearts4me
Beware that they are industrial washers and dryers. Don’t send out anything delicate or pricey. I would not use again.
Agree. I have had many tank tops and t-shirts come back with tiny holes. Thankfully, they were inexpensive, replaceable items.
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#13
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Originally posted by noya213
Oh no! Will there be laundry service or facilities available at any of the 3 ports?
You don't have to use the wash & fold service. You can use the regular laundry service and specify cold water, etc.
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Originally posted by noya213
Oh no! Will there be laundry service or facilities available at any of the 3 ports?
What three ports are you going to? I have never actually looked for laundromats in port, but I would guess if you did some googling, you might find one.

I would really try to pack so you don't have to do laundry, wash a few things in the bathroom sink if needed and only do laundry on the ship if you absolutely need stuff.
#15
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Joined Sep 2018
Falmouth, Cozumel and Labadee.
The issue with bringing enough is that--we don't own that many pairs of underwear ;-) Also, we have to work around baggage restrictions. Thank you for your advice :-)
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Originally posted by noya213
Falmouth, Cozumel and Labadee.
The issue with bringing enough is that--we don't own that many pairs of underwear ;-) Also, we have to work around baggage restrictions. Thank you for your advice :-)
Some just wash small items in the stateroom sink and hang to dry.
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#17
Virginia
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Joined Sep 2006
I won't pay Royal's price for laundry service, so I pack a few plastic-coated wire hangers and some (deflated) balloons, along with a bit of Woolite and I wash out anything that needs laundered in the bathroom sink. After washing, I'll spread the item out on a beach towel that I roll up and stomp on to get excess water out, and then hang it on the plastic hanger and put a (now blown up and tied off) balloon in it so it will dry fast (the fabric gets more air circulation with the balloon inside). I pop the balloons and throw them away at the end of the cruise. Works like a charm, if you don't mind laundry hanging around your room for a few hours....
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#18
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Originally posted by noya213
Falmouth, Cozumel and Labadee.
The issue with bringing enough is that--we don't own that many pairs of underwear ;-) Also, we have to work around baggage restrictions. Thank you for your advice :-)

Sounds like it will be cheaper to buy more underwear, than to pay for laundry service. Have you considered using packing cubes? They are inexpensive and you really can get a lot in them, especially if you roll your clothes. I used them last month on our 1st cruise. I will be buying more for our next cruise.

I will be on the Oasis of the Seas this coming April. I am really looking forward to it.
#20
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Originally posted by coasterjan
I won't pay Royal's price for laundry service, so I pack a few plastic-coated wire hangers and some (deflated) balloons, along with a bit of Woolite and I wash out anything that needs laundered in the bathroom sink. After washing, I'll spread the item out on a beach towel that I roll up and stomp on to get excess water out, and then hang it on the plastic hanger and put a (now blown up and tied off) balloon in it so it will dry fast (the fabric gets more air circulation with the balloon inside). I pop the balloons and throw them away at the end of the cruise. Works like a charm, if you don't mind laundry hanging around your room for a few hours....
Janis
You are super creative!!