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Old March 22nd, 2007, 04:55 PM
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Sorry, I know this has probably been asked about eight hundred times, but how much for a bottle of water on the ship? I had thought the water they leave in the room is free, and the same about the minibar, good thing I found out they aren't. I drink about half a gallon to a gallon of water a day, so it is a real concern to me. Is there any after taste to the ships water, I read a post that said that there was. I am going to be on the Legend. Thanks for any help.
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Studies have shown that the water on a cruise ship is better then bottled water. Never tasted any after taste. What I do is bring enough bottled water for us each to have one. Just before bed time, I fill them back up with ships water and either put them in the frig, or the ice bucket. By morning they are ready to go.

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$4 price is for the large bottle of water. The smaller ones run around $2 including gratuity.
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Thank you for your reply, and thank goodness you guys don't mind all the questions, I have posted quite a few on here. It has really helped me out, this being my first cruise and all.
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I will definitly be drinking the ships water then.
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In the past we have always just carried on a bottle each - usually something we got in the airport. Then in the morning I fill them with ice - the ice is in tiny little chunks - and then cold water. I carry those off the ship with us. For the next one, I plan on taking an insulated cup (learned that here!) for carrying on deck!

I don't drink anything with caffeine, so that leaves me with water. I drink the ship water all week long and love it!
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You can also buy a Carnival thermal cup on board. I am drinking from mine right now.

Can I mention something else, which is a little off subject, but still pertains to drinking on board?

I drink tea. I know it's that southern in me. The Tea on Carnival is instant. I don't like that after taste of instant, so I take a pitcher and tea bags. I make sun tea, or use the very hot water in the bathroom, and make sweet tea. With my thermal mug, I am able to carry my homemade tea anywhere on the ship. Also in your cabin will be several wine glasses. I use that for my tea, for a special, look at me I feel rich feeling.

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They also have those little individual packets of tea or crystal light you can bring with you. We usally bring 6-8 bottles of water with us. we take them into ports. I have only had the ships water taste bad once. And it wasn't because it was the ship because I had just been on the same ship the year before and it was great. Maybe the filters needed changing.
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So when you board the ship for first time, you can bring your own bottled water and they won't tell you that you cannot. I know at the airport you cannot, thought it was the same here.
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mY LAST CRUISE WAS IN nOVEMBER AND WE TOOK ON A 12 PACK AND 3 BOTTLES OF WINE
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They will not say anything to you for taking bottled water, or a couple of bottles of wine.

Our first cruise we took a case of water, and it weighted a ton. Filled an empty bottle up on the ship, made the mistake of putting it with the container of the left over bottled water, and could not tell which was which. They both taste the same.
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The bottled water is expensive.
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Dear PoohBear03031,

This has really nothing to do with your post, I was just curious what is that a picture of under your name? I have been trying to figure it out for quite sometime, but I give up.

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That ia a pic of my Bearded Dragon, Tequila when she was a baby, she is hugging what we called her "teddy rock" It isn't that great of a picture shrunk that small, but it was the only one I had that fit.

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I think the ship's water tastes great. If you don't want to take bottled water, you can take a Nalgene bottle and fill it with water or tea/punch from the Lido deck.
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Does anyone know if they have flavored teas like Lemon zinger or Green Tea, or is it just like Lipton Tea?

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It is Lipton like instant tea. Very strong after taste.
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Thank you for the tea information (girl from Alabama here). I was wondering if their tea would measure up.
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You and I live about 30 miles from each other. We are at Fort Hood. I am from Georgia. Where in Alabama?
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