Washing clothes onboard Expedition

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Washing clothes onboard Expedition

Postby silverback » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:57 pm

I'm travelling light, & would like to know about washing & drying of clothes.
Nearly everything bought in Australia is "do not tumble dry".
What are the available facilities onboard the Expedition?
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Re: Washing clothes onboard Expedition

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:03 am

I don't recall any laundry facilities per se. I believe there's an option where you can pay the hotel services to do your laundry but I just washed my clothes in the shower and hung them to air dry. The cabin air is pretty dry so I didn't have any problems having supplex nylon shirts or t-shirts drying -- jeans might take a couple days to dry.
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Re: Washing clothes onboard Expedition

Postby PaulTeolis » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:08 am

there are laundry services on board ship, so no need to worry.
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Re: Washing clothes onboard Expedition

Postby silverback » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:39 pm

Thanks for the replies. :D Is there an area to line dry rather than tumble dry?
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Re: Washing clothes onboard Expedition

Postby aarondouglas9 » Tue May 07, 2013 11:54 pm

Thanks for the knowledge guys!
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Re: Washing clothes onboard Expedition

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Tue May 14, 2013 10:51 am

silverback wrote:Thanks for the replies. :D Is there an area to line dry rather than tumble dry?


Just inside your cabin. I don't think the crew wants laundry hanging outside the ship (and winds are unpredictable). You might ask about hanging a drying line in the mud room but I wouldn't count on it; the crew is happy to do things for you but I suspect they will hesitate to do anything that might be an inconvenience to other passengers, detract from the appearance of the ship or (of course) present a safety hazard (like random lines of rope in what is supposed to be an open space).
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Re: Washing clothes onboard Expedition

Postby anonymous928 » Wed May 15, 2013 10:36 am

You could hang stuff on your peg in the mud room, but I doubt you would want your laundry out there...

I used a Rick Steves Travel Gear Clothesline inside my cabin and it worked out well.
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Re: Washing clothes onboard Expedition

Postby silverback » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Well I've been on the ship , & have returned now, so I know how it works on board. :D
There isn't a guest laundry on board, but there is a laundry service on the ship.
The prices are pretty reasonable. $1.00-$1.50 for small items like socks & underwear, to $4.00 for things like jeans, trousers & sweaters. Some of my things came back slightly shrunk, so it must be tumble dried. But they were clean, dry, & it was quick.
As some have mentioned it is possible to hook-up a small line inside the cabin, & that's what we did. We washed things in the shower & the sink, & hung them in the room. There is very little humidity because of the A/C, so things dried really well.
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