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Old September 25th, 2007, 06:08 PM
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My father-in-law will be traveling with us on the Grand and he uses a CPAP (for sleep apnea) at night with some distilled water in the base. Would he be able to get distilled water on the ship, or should he plan on bringing his own.

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Old September 25th, 2007, 06:23 PM
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Distilled water is not available on the ship, you will need to bring your own.

A samll amount can be taken on board an aircraft and will be allowed past security if it is part of the CPAP but it will be scrutinized and must be declared prior to scanning.

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We're not flying (live in FL), so that won't be a problem. Guess we'll have to lug some with us.

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Nana: Have your travel agent contact Princess to let them know in advance that your father-in-law uses a C-PAP and will need distilled water for his machine. They should be able to provide it for you. We cruise with friends who use a C-PAP. They just remind the cabin steward of this request and it's brought to their cabin.
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Nana:

The best thing that I used were the Rubbermade 1 liter bottles that you can purchase in Wal-mart, K-mart or Target. They(2) fit in my CPAP carrying case and one lasts for a two week cruise.

With new flight restrictions I have only been allowed one liter on board the aircraft. It seems silly, since one was OK but the other had to be dumped.

The biggest problem was finding white vinegar to clean the thing after seven days of a fourteen day cruise. I was able to obtain some from the galley.

In regard to having distilled water delivered to the stateroom: It's a nice thing to request but I wouldn't "gamble" on having it there. I would make sure you have a backup. Distilled water is available if needed but it isn't standard issue.

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I think to be on the safe side, I'll just bring some.

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++Thats a new one for me. I have been using a CPAP for many years and always used tap water without problems. Im pretty certain aouple of weeks' tap water would be ok.
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If you call ahead to customer servive at Princess, they will have destilled water in his cabin. My mom using a CPAK and we always request it and it has always been there.
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If you call ahead to customer servive at Princess, they will have destilled water in his cabin. My mom using a CPAK and we always request it and it has always been there.
Is there an extra charge for it?
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We have never been charged extra for the distilled water.
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good to know!
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