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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:16 AM
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Default Water Bottles and cost of beverages?

It has been about 4 years since we last cruised and I have forgotten how the beverage thing works. My kids are now young adults and no longer drink a lot of sodas - one just drinks about a gallon of water a day. So my question is what is the going rate for purchased water bottles? Can I take on a case or is there some rule I am not seeing about that? Thank you!
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I too am interested in the cost & availability of bottled water & sodas. Any shared information would be greatly appreciated.
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The ships water is pretty good and it's all over the ship. Just ask at the bar for a water! Their is water in the state rooms but you have to pay for it. Or take one water with you and refill it on the ship when needed.
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Samtu - I understand the concept but what about preparing for ports / hikes- etc. Just want some concept of what a bottle of water will cost - $1, $3, $5??
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Samtu - I understand the concept but what about preparing for ports / hikes- etc. Just want some concept of what a bottle of water will cost - $1, $3, $5??
$3.50 for a 1.5 liter bottle. + 15% tip = $4.00
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The best water on the ship is the water that comes out of the tap - it's all distilled and purer than a lot of bottle water. If you want to take a bottle of water off the ship for hiking, etc., suggest you bring an empty bottle from home and fill it at the tap.
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NCL allows one six pack of water for each passenger (brought aboard).
The iced tea and water on the Pearl were GREAT!!!!

I can promise you that the water supplied through the ship's system is as clean or cleaner than any you can buy.
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Absolutely right. Bringing water aboard ship is like bringing coals to Newcastle. In 20+ cruises the water has been universally outstanding (because it's purified right on board!).

If you're good at trivia you stand a chance of winning a Princess sports water bottle in the first day or two. It's one of their standard prizes. Otherwise bring one of your own or buy one at the shop.
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Also, when we went ashore, they had water for sale as you got off the ship, but bringing the water holder on board, would be alot simpler then trying to bring on a case.
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I am really sorry I asked the question as there are those who can drink out of the same bottle for months and those who must have fresh one every time. Well, my son is the latter. Kind of funny - I was listening to a radio station driving the other day and people called in to tell their "special" needs. One guy said he can not use the same towel twice. Must have a new one every shower! Wow....
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One guy said he can not use the same towel twice. Must have a new one every shower! Wow....
When on vacation, I do the same.
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I will not drink "the stuff" they present as recycled water. I buy mine on shore and bottled.

You can take gallons of it back on ship if you want, as the only thing the ship "policemen" are interested in is alcohol coming on board, as that is seen as "robbing the ship" .

Ship "recycled" water is one thing, its free. But buy a bottle of pre packed water and depending on the ship, you can be talking $6 for less than a litre....

Buy it ashore and stick it in the cabin fridge.

ps I also do the same for canned Cokes, Sprites, etc. Not being cheap or mean, just not prepared to be a "patsy" to ridicules ship pricing for some products.
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