Just found out that Celebrity charges $2.25 and up for water. I drink more water than any one I know. At that rate water would cost me more than most excursions by the end of the week. At home I buy spring water for my water cooler and bottled water to go. QUESTION
Yes, we do drink the ships water and from other threads about this topic everyone else does also. It is good water, they don't want to do anything to make people not cruise with them. Have no fear, remember even the ice cubes are water.
I too drink the water, but I'm not a huge water drinker. Have never heard of any problems with ship's water. If its a problem, you could purchase it onshore and bring some bottled water back with you, thats allowed.
The ships water is just fine. I do bring a 6 pk of bottled water on board mainly cause I like to have the bottle out by the pool or where ever and don't want to pay ship prices. When the bottles are empty I fill them with the water from the ship. Works just fine, our family does the same.
Thank you for the info. I am such a fanatic about water. I bring bottles in my purse, no matter where I go, even to the super market. I noticed that Celebrity charges more for water than soda. Figure that one out.
Bottled water is a money maker on all ships today. As personal consumption of bottled water has increased and thus sales from stores increased, the cruise lines know they have a captive audience and the consumer will pay for it. I bring my own insulated wide mouth sports water bottle. I also often bring some small bottles of flavored sparkling water which I enjoy more than a soda. If it wont' fit in the luggage, no problem, I either buy some at a port stop or do without it. The ship's water is just fine.
>When the bottles are empty I fill them with the water from the ship.<
If we have a freezer section, we fill the bottles half with water that turns to ice. Then we fill them the rest of the way with water when we depart. That keeps the water cool longer, especially when on a shore excursion.
Yes. The ship's water is essentially distilled water -- the stuff that you might buy at the store to use in your iron. It's considered "Grade B" water -- which is much purer than the "Grade C" water that you get from a tap or a spring at home. ("Grade A" would be deminieralized water, normally used at sea only in the boilers of steam-driven ships where the residual minerals in "Grade B" water would plate out on the boiler tubes and degrade efficiency over time.)
And how do they purify that water anyway?
It's basically a distillation process that employs evaporation and condensation to produce pure water.
About a year ago I purchased a Brita water purifier that looks just like a blue and white sports bottle. I'm a big water drinker, and I don't like the taste of the tap water on the ship. We take a couple bottles of water and then refill them with the ship's tap water that we have purified with the Britas. If you are interested in buying one, they run about $7 at Walmart or a similar store.
I'm not sure whether they are a government standard or an accepted engineering convention. I first encountered the use of grades while learning about shipboard distilling and demineralizing equipment as a midshipman.