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Are there laundry facilities on board?

Self Service

There are self service launderettes on board which are complimentary with washing machines, washing powder (offered complimentary) or you may bring your own personal washing powder if you wish, tumble dryers and ironing facilities which are available from around 7.30am until 9pm (subject to change).

Launderettes can be found in the following locations:

Queen Elizabeth & Queen Victoria - Decks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Queen Mary 2 - Decks 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11

 

Specialist cleaning services

Wet cleaning is a professional, aqueous cleaning process for sensitive and non-washable garments. The wet cleaning process was invented in 1991 by Kreussler & Co GmbH in cooperation with Miele. Wet cleaning avoids the use of chemical solvents. Environmental groups and the United States Environmental Protection Agency have indicated that such alternative "wet cleaning" methods are better for the environment than chemical solvents and proponents of wet cleaning state that these methods can be used without shrinking or otherwise damaging garments that typically require dry cleaning.
 
Typically, wet cleaning involves the use of a professional wet cleaning machine using water, biodegradable soaps and conditioners, and various types of pressing and re-shaping equipment that may be specialized for many different fabric and fibre types. The most important aspect of successful wet cleaning is experience and knowledge of different types of fabrics and proper ways to finish garments by operators
 
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), wet cleaning is the most environmentally sensitive professional method of garment cleaning. It does not use hazardous chemicals, it does not generate hazardous waste, nor does the process create air pollution and it reduces the potential for water and soil contamination. The specialized detergents and conditioner used in the wet clean process are milder than home laundry products.

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