Originally posted by joeinSD:
But is the tap water safe? On a riverboat tour of China we were told to ONLY drink bottled water... which, fortunately, was provided. I don't like the idea of: Buy water or else get poisoned.
The more I hear about Oceania, the more inclined I am to to try Holland or Norwegian.
On riverboat they probably do not have the water making facilities they would on a larger cruise ship. They draw the water from the ocean and make desalinated water. Not sure if they could do that on the rivers in China.
Not sure what you have heard about Oceania that would cause you to choose HAL or NCL instead.
BTW HAL & NCL will charge for bottled water & cokes also
Alexandr Pushkin, Carnival-Holiday, HAL-(old)Westerdam, Orient lines-Marco Polo, Royal Olympic-Olympic, NCL-Dream, Dawn-Princess, ACCL-Grande Caribe, Oceania-Insignia (3), Regatta(4) Marina (1) St Lawrence Cruise Lines-Canadian Empress
Scenic River cruise June 11,2012