By Published On: 12 Sep 2019

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Not all Holland America Line ships have self-service laundries, which means you may need to purchase one of the HAL laundry packages.

Indeed, only two ships in the fleet have a self-service laundry – Amsterdam and Maasdam. These have coin operated washers and dryers, but the irons and ironing boards are free to use.

However, there are no self-service laundry facilities on the other cruise ships in the fleet (that includes Nieuw Statendam). So it’s worth knowing about the various HAL laundry prices.

The HAL laundry packages

That said, there are a range of HAL laundry packages available, some of which represent especially good value for money.

Laundry By The Bag

US$35 per bag.

All the laundry you can fit into one of the standard laundry bags. (Dry cleaning not included).

Unlimited Laundry

US$63 for a 7-day cruise.

US$126 for a 14-day cruise.

Have your clothes washed and ironed every day and enjoy a hassle free, wrinkle free cruise vacation. This is a great value HAL laundry package. It works out at just US$9 per day.

Unlimited Pressing

US$35 for a 7-day cruise.

US$70 for a 14-day cruise.

Have your clothes neatly pressed, anytime.

Things worth knowing

It’s worth noting that it takes up to 48 hours for laundry and pressing to be returned. So, Holland America Line ask that your final laundry/pressing be received no later than 48-hours before disembarkation. Also, there can be variations on these standard laundry prices.

For more information about the HAL laundry prices please visit their website.

About the Author: Jason Kerr

Jason is the founder and Managing Editor of The Luxury Cruise Review. He has a passion for travel, a weakness for espresso coffee and a love of Greek cuisine.


  1. Beth 6 Jun 2022 at 09:42 - Reply

    Laundry service. Is it per person or per stateroom ?

    • Jason Kerr 7 Jun 2022 at 01:13 - Reply

      Dear Beth,

      Thank you for your question. The price is per stateroom, regardless of the number of people per room. It’s worth noting that the laundry turnaround time is 48 hours.

      I hope this helps.

      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  2. Kim Statham 5 Jul 2022 at 11:44 - Reply

    Can we get laundry done and hung to dry. I don’t put anything in the dryer because of shrinkage.

    • Jason Kerr 7 Jul 2022 at 15:03 - Reply

      Hi Kim,

      Thank you for your question. Generally the laundry is washed, dried and ironed before being returned to your stateroom.

      You would need to talk with your stateroom attendant about any specific laundry handling requests.

      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  3. Paul 28 Jul 2022 at 08:08 - Reply

    Going on the 23 day cruise
    on the nieuw Amsterdam
    How much is it for the 23 day

    • Jason Kerr 28 Jul 2022 at 11:39 - Reply

      Dear Helen

      Thank you for your question. The standard Holland America Line Unlimited Laundry packages include 7, 10, 12 and 14 day options. However, they all cost USD 9 per day. So expect to pay USD 207 for a 23 day voyage.

      I hope this information helps.

      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  4. Lori 8 Aug 2022 at 12:14 - Reply

    I have a travel steamer, am I allowed to bring it or do you have irons in the staterooms?

    • Jason Kerr 8 Aug 2022 at 18:04 - Reply

      Dear Lori

      Thank you for your question. Some Holland America Line ships do have laundry rooms, however others do not. Laundry rooms will be noted on deck plans. HAL do offer laundry packages (as detailed on this page).

      The cruise line do not allow irons to be used in their staterooms or suites as they are a fire hazard.

      I hope this helps.

      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  5. Wendy Ann Filler 15 Sep 2022 at 09:21 - Reply

    Hi Jason,
    We are about to embark on and Around the World cruise and would like to know about how much a Laundry Package and Beverage Package for 128 day cruise…Thank you for your help

  6. Mary Nicholson 26 Sep 2022 at 07:34 - Reply

    I have clients who will be on Westerdam 12/20/2022 for cruise. What is cost of
    laundry service for the 30 days of their cruise?

    • Jason Kerr 26 Sep 2022 at 13:08 - Reply

      Dear Mary

      Thank you for visiting The Luxury Cruise Review, and also for your question. We have a similar question here which we are awaiting clarification on from HAL. That said, the 7 and 14-day laundry packages are both priced at USD 9 per day. So based on that a 30-day launrdy package would cost USD 270.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards
      Jason Kerr

  7. Munira Lim 6 Jan 2023 at 08:01 - Reply

    We will be on the Nieuw Statendam for 15 days in spring. We plan to travel around Greece for 10 days before joining this ship in Rome. We will need to do a load possibly two by the time we get on the ship. How much does it cost ? Do you do per bag or per item ?

  8. Jourdan 23 Mar 2023 at 16:15 - Reply

    Will HAL iron my suit if I purchase the unlimited laundry package or do I need to purchase the pressing package in addition?

    *I see that they press the laundry before returning but, I wouldn’t need my suit washed. Just pressed.

    • Jason Kerr 23 Mar 2023 at 16:26 - Reply

      Dear Jourdan

      Thank you for your question. I’d advise checking with your stateroom steward once on baord. If pressing is not included they will charge a nominal fee. When I sailed with HAL last year the fee for pressing a 2-piece suit was USD 5.50

      I hope this information helps.

      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  9. Vicki Wilkinson 7 Apr 2023 at 08:59 - Reply

    Hi, can I get laundry done on a casual price per item basis like I did with APT River Cruise

  10. Joel Sechler 24 Apr 2023 at 04:12 - Reply

    I thought there was a seniors discount for the laundry service? Is there?

    • Jason Kerr 24 Apr 2023 at 10:32 - Reply

      Dear Joel

      Thanks for your question. Insofar as I am aware there is no seniors discount for the Holland America Line laundry packages.

      Kind regards
      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  11. Vicki Pitzer 26 May 2023 at 00:45 - Reply

    I did see a comment that all items are washed with hot water and dried on high heat on Holland America Cruises. Is that correct?

    • Jason Kerr 26 May 2023 at 08:45 - Reply

      Dear Vicki

      Thank you for your question. That is something you would need to check with the laundry master once on board your vessel.

      Kind regards
      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  12. Coral 14 Jul 2023 at 00:01 - Reply

    We are going on Nordamm on a 35 day cruise in October. I have been told there is a special offer of $58 for laundry for the cruise as a whole? Correct or not?

    • Jason Kerr 16 Jul 2023 at 16:59 - Reply

      Dear Coral

      I would recommend checking with the cruise line directly.

      Kind regards
      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  13. Maria Marques 25 Jul 2023 at 08:50 - Reply

    Dear Janson,
    I would like to know if the laundry packages work as sequencial days or we can use these days spread during our trip.
    Thank you for your attention
    Best regards

    • Jason Kerr 29 Jul 2023 at 05:22 - Reply

      Dear Maria

      Thank you for your question. In my experience on HAL the Launrdy Package is based on the duration of your cruise. In other words, you can not use a 7 day package across 7 different dates on a 30 day cruise.

      Kind regards
      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  14. Maribeth 26 Apr 2024 at 09:57 - Reply

    How large is the laundry bag? Approximately how many items would you think would fit in it, such as 5-6 pr of underwear, 3-5 shirts and 2 pair of wash N wear slacks?

  15. Jane 16 May 2024 at 22:30 - Reply

    Do you know if HAL used gluten free laundry detergent

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