Cooke - Answered a Question by gopichandran (25 Nov 08 11:03)

It depends on the ship. Most cabins have hairdryers, but on some smaller ships you have to ask at reception. Tea making facilities are available on larger ships with more room in the cabins, but on any ship you should be able to ask your steward or the night steward for beverages at any time. Most ships have 'free' tea and coffee available in the buffets fopr most of the day. Larger ships have DIY laundries with ironing boards but on smaller ships you get someone to do it for you at a very reasonable rate. People are employed to look after you on your cruise so sit back and relax and enjoy being waited on.

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aldrich - Answered a Question by gopichandran (25 Nov 08 15:03)

Yes, No, No - but then again it could be Yes, Yes, No or sometimes Yes, Yes, Yes - it really does depend on what ship you are refering to but we do not have that piece of information..

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Roberts - Answered a Question by gopichandran (25 Nov 08 20:03)

Can you give more info about what ship? Some ships allow you to borrow hair dryers and ironing boards on a deposit type basis but it is based on 1st come first served. Most ships have US power sockets so you may not be able to take your own due to the difference in power 110v instead of UK 240v. Most have a laundry service. Team making facilities and fridges etc depends on the cruise lines. the smaller ships dont typically have them but most have a 24 hour buffet where tea is available to take away back to the cabin.

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Turnbull - Answered a Question by gopichandran (25 Nov 08 22:29)

P&O ships certainly have hair dryers but they are not very powerful, I usually take my own, they also have tea and coffee making facilities. Irons and ironing boards are not provided unless you are in a suite but P&O ships do have self service launderettes which are free to use, you only have to provide your own soap powder and softener (or take softener and soap capsules in one as I do)There are also ironing facilities in the launderette, they can be a bit of a scrum at times and I have seen several heated exchanges in the past and tend to avoid them if I can, it can almost be irons at dawn at times!

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