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Old 06-19-2007, 07:59 AM
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Is the water good and drinkable onboard ship or is bottled water the only way to go? Is it expensive onboard? Can you ship your own water? Thx for input.
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Is the water good and drinkable onboard ship or is bottled water the only way to go? Is it expensive onboard? Can you ship your own water? Thx for input.
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Ummm.. What cruise line are we speaking of?? My experience in Europe is that the drinking water is fine on the ship as well as in many ports. You have your exceptions like Venice, but overall water on the ship is potable.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:55 PM
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This subject comes up frequently and most of us, but not all, feel that the water on the ship, since it is usually distilled right on the ship, is cleaner and better tasting than most bottled waters.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:48 AM
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Europe has the best water
Where in Europe are you going?
I always prefer bottled water..
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:06 AM
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If we get our passports we're headed to Europe - Hungary, Austria, Germany and Netherlands. Thanks.
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This is a helpful website that will help you find the information that you are looking for:
safe drinking water ratings

Click the tab on the left of the screen that says "Drinking Water Ratings". Then scroll down to the country you desire.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:03 PM
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Right Rick, don't the ships have desalination plants that take sea water and make it fit for consumption?
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Ken, I think that you are right... I am just waiting for an answer from a compadre of mine. If, in fact, they don't have desalinization, then I will recommend bottled water for the duration of the cruise.
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:37 PM
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Right Ken; I have been drinking tap water on ships since my first cruise in 1974; it is distilled sea water, sometimes augmented with purified water.

My wife has always been squeamish about drinking tap water, so a few cruises back I challenged her to a taste test; and you guessed it--she picked tap water over Evian for taste in a blind test; and so did I.
 
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