Imagine this. Never having to make your bed all contract long! Yes – your cabin may come with a cabin steward who makes your bed and takes your laundry every day. Each staff member is required to tip the cabin steward which works out to be roughly $10 per cruise, although standards differ. Your uniforms are normally laundered free of charge and personal clothes can be washed by the ship’s laundry for a small fee. Your cabin steward will take these for you and normally return them the next day. There is normally a nominal fee for this service, but on some ships it is complimentary. If you prefer to do your own washing and ironing, there is a crew self-service laundry area.