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Old June 30th, 2011, 09:45 PM
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I'm leaving on my first Alaska cruise in Aug and I just want to be sure I am well prepared. I've been talking to a few friends who have been on cruises and they have been advising me to take lot's of bottled water on board (in fact, cases) as Princess Cruises charges for water bottles. This sounded a bit too much to me so I thought I'd run it past you experts. Is this a common practice and does the cruise-line allow it?

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Old June 30th, 2011, 09:50 PM
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The water on board great for drinking. I would travel with a couple of bottles and re fill them every day before going ashore.
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Totally agree, you don't have to shlep cases of water. The water onboard is very good. Remember the fees for overweight or extra baggage.
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If you must take water and if you must fly then you must pack it in your checked baggage.

Rather than that I would:

1. Just bring a couple of refillable bottles and use the ship's water. The "cruise legend" that ship's water is high in sodium is just that. A cruise legend. Softened water has much higher amounts of sodium in it.

2. If you still need to bring water I would take a taxi from the airport and then have the taxi stop at a grocery store and grab some water there. You will be allowed to bring 12 bottles per person on board.

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Princess does change for bottled water, but as everyone else said the water on board is fine.
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Okay, thanks! I'll probably take a couple of bottles. Btw, is the water potable in the cabin or do I have to go to a water fountain, find a glass, fill it up and then pour it into my bottle?
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From your cabin will be just fine. Have a great cruise.
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The water on the lido deck is colder. If you fill from there you can add some ice. Please use a cup to fill your bottle though.
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The water on the lido deck is colder. If you fill from there you can add some ice. Please use a cup to fill your bottle though.
Will do! I'll probably just fill my bottles in my cabin and then put them in the fridge at night

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Okay, thanks! I'll probably take a couple of bottles. Btw, is the water potable in the cabin or do I have to go to a water fountain, find a glass, fill it up and then pour it into my bottle?
You can fill it in your room. If go to the Horizon Court you can fill it with water or ice tea.
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You can fill it in your room. If go to the Horizon Court you can fill it with water or ice tea.
Especially in this day of norovirus, please do NOT fill water bottles in the buffet. Most lines have a sign posted reminding people of this. This is because the small neck of the bottle encourages you to put it close to the spout and careless people can let the lip of the used bottle touch the spout.

Now of course, none of us are careless and as posted above we might think to use a glass to collect the water and ice and then put it in our bottle, but what about the guy standing behind us? HE is likely to be careless, and seeing us do it will encourage him to shove his bottle up there and leave the virus on the spout.

So PLEASE do not fill your bottle in the buffet. Set a good example.
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Especially in this day of norovirus, please do NOT fill water bottles in the buffet. Most lines have a sign posted reminding people of this. This is because the small neck of the bottle encourages you to put it close to the spout and careless people can let the lip of the used bottle touch the spout.

Now of course, none of us are careless and as posted above we might think to use a glass to collect the water and ice and then put it in our bottle, but what about the guy standing behind us? HE is likely to be careless, and seeing us do it will encourage him to shove his bottle up there and leave the virus on the spout.

So PLEASE do not fill your bottle in the buffet. Set a good example.
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We go to a store close to port. And get a case of water per person. I print extra luggage tags. And bring a roll of clear packing tape. I tape on the tags then go around the case of water and check it through with the luggage.
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We go to a store close to port. And get a case of water per person. I print extra luggage tags. And bring a roll of clear packing tape. I tape on the tags then go around the case of water and check it through with the luggage.
The town we live in has a plant that produces those bottles of water.

Each month their water bill for the chlorinated flouridated city water from the tap is $15,000.

They take that water, run it through a few filters, and produce a million bottles of water that sell for up to a dollar each.

Pretty good business!!

But why would you want to buy my local city water and carry it on the ship when the ship itself has such good tested drinkable water?

Tiz a puzzlement.
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I usually one bottle on board . Used up during embarkation , then fill it up as required when we go ashore. All bars and restaurants service free water.

Why bring cases of water on board , when you don't know the source of the water ?
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Good question. I usually by the Crystal Geyser. It is supposed to be spring water.
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The water on the lido deck is colder. If you fill from there you can add some ice. Please use a cup to fill your bottle though.
But don't fill from the pool which is on the lido deck.

We always ask our room steward to keep ice water in the cabin at all times and I bring 2 empty water bottles with us. Also have water bottle holders with a strap I carry around my neck (to keep hands free) for when we leave the ship.

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We always bring a few empty bottles and fill them in the cabin and that works just fine, or just buy a large bottle on the ship and refill it your self.
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