Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Practical Advice > Cruise Cuisine

Cruise Cuisine Recipes or cruise food and drinks

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old January 27th, 2008, 12:47 PM
Jim1970 Jim1970 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Default Safety of water?


We are going on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise in December. We are doing our research now and we are learning a lot. We have a question.

We do not want to become ill during our trip. We want to know about drinking water during our trip. Is it safe on the ship? Bottled water only while on excursions? What about ice in drinks -- on the ship okay but not on land?

Any advice about consuming water is appreciated!

Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2008, 05:24 PM
Phil&Liz's Avatar
Phil&Liz Phil&Liz is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,979
Send a message via Yahoo to Phil&Liz

You should be just fine on the ship. Ashore you should try to stick with bottled. Try to locate a shop or store that sells water and pick up a few while you are out. Drinks ahore should be ok in most larger establishments. A small hole in the wall mom and pop kind of place in town may not be safe.

Maybe pack some stomach meds from home just in case so you don't have to be charged by the ship doctor for them, just like the sea sickness pills etc.

Phil & Liz
The Original Phil & Liz

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher

Never take an idiot travelling, you can always pick one up when you get there. Billy Connolly

I Didn't Come here and I ain't Leaving.
Willie Nelson

9/01/2013 Carnival Legend
2/16/2014 BC 7

Bill Murray
20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please don't let Kevin Bacon die.
Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2008, 11:24 AM
wraithe wraithe is offline
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Munhall, PA (just outside Pittsburgh)
Posts: 64
Send a message via MSN to wraithe Send a message via Yahoo to wraithe

Ship's water is steam distilled from sea water, at a temp of about 150 degrees, so it kills all the beasties in the water that could be there. They also chlorinate it before it goes in the tanks, to prevent growth of any organisms. So no worries on the ship, but I would stick to beer, wine, or soda while on shore, bottled water half the time comes from a local tap, so it isn't going to protect you to buy bottled.

Past Cruises:
USS Henry L. Stimson-SSBN 655 Gold (4 Patrols 1988-1991)
USS Daniel Webster-SSBN 626 Blue (Conversion Crew)
USS Nebraska-SSBN-739 Blue (5 Patrols 1995-1998)
USS Wyoming-SSBN 742 Blue (3 Patrols 2002-2004)

Grandeur of the Seas-10/28/2005 - 10/13/2006 - 10/05/2007
Mariner of the Seas-4/2/2006
Radiance of the Seas-3/17/2007

Upcoming Cruises
Grandeur of the Seas-4/12/2008 - 4/19/2008- 10/30/2008
Celebrity Century-2/9/2009
Reply With Quote
Old March 14th, 2008, 11:29 PM
My2cents My2cents is offline
Senior Member
First Mate
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: OK
Posts: 326
Default Don't Worry

I've cruised to the eastern carribean a few times and always drink water/tea w/ice in a glass at onshore restaurants, but I do go to decent looking places. If I'm going to a beach, I take bottled water from the ship.

I always drink water right out of the tap in the cruise cabin and I've done so on the past 10 cruises (many different lines).

The only place I've made sure to drink bottled water if not in a nice restaurant...is in Mexico. Been there many times (cruises and direct vacations) and never a problem for me or my children.
Reply With Quote


bottled, japan, ship, water

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fresh water or Sea water in Carnival Dream pools? dptt Carnival Cruise Lines 1 May 15th, 2009 09:59 PM
Pool Water- Salt Water or Fresh Water? Monte333 Royal Caribbean International 10 July 10th, 2007 03:55 PM
Fresh Water vs Salt Water Pools tdcatch Princess Cruise Lines 4 July 12th, 2006 03:01 PM
pool water fresh or salt water on Disney ships? bluefish Disney 1 May 11th, 2003 10:20 PM
fresh water vs. salt water pools dawne Ask CruiseMates Staff 8 August 29th, 2002 08:20 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:14 AM.
design by: Themes by Design