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Old 04-26-2007, 11:13 AM
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OK obviously we have heard this since the time I knew where Mexico was...but where does this really apply on our cruise. I know the ship is safe...We will be in Cabo, PV and Mazatlan.

I had gone on a Missions trip to Juarez a few years back and a few of the guys with our group got sick from the ice in the fast food drinks.

I am more concerned in going to the restaurants and eateries, the shore excursions - drinks provided w/ice and such????, the small places to eat - like on Stone Island and water out of fountains at the water park and such. Just trying to cover the basis with having kids on the trip.
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:04 PM
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If you're going to a restaurant, order soda from a can. Bring your own bottled water - the ship will be selling some when you debark, or it should be fine to purchase from a farmacia or grocery store.... we always pack a water bottle that has a strapped cover - fill it with ice and water from the ship before we get off.
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"Tourist" areas usually have filtered water supplies. I've never gotten sick from frozen or iced down drinks on the east coast Mexican resort areas - Cancun, Cozumel, etc. I tend to stay on the beaten path though.
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Michele, it must be a concern because our excursion guides in Cabo told us that their ice is safe to drink since it's purchased directly from Coca-Cola. Now, if he was telling the truth is a whole other matter. I took him on his word, had ice in my drink and didn't get sick.
I like bottled water, just by preference. My husband and I have been violently ill in both Cancun and Cozumel in the past. I'm sure people react differently. All I know is, I never want to experience that feeling ever again.
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:37 PM
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I've never had a problem... but come to think of it I think I only drink beer at the ports there. You get off the ship and for a buck you get a Dos Equies (spelling?) or Sol or some other ice cold really good Mexican beer.

Probably not a good idea for the kiddos. Stick with bottled water and canned Coke or similar. Better safe that sorry!

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I would echo Neil, I never drink the water when I go to the caribbean side. I take my water or have a few Dos X's.
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My advice is to avoid mixed drinks or iced drinks at ANY Mexican port of call. My wife and I suffered "montezuma's revenge" from just a couple of frozen drinks purchased from Carlos and Charlies Cozumel. I have always done bottled beer but I let my guard down and ended up king of the porcelain throne. Be careful.
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Or, as I like to say, praying to the porcelain goddess.
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Old 05-03-2007, 04:35 PM
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Oh, I don't know TrvlPro....my kiddos absolutely love a good, cold Mexican beer.
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:37 PM
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OK now ya'll have me worried I am going to have to forego my Waborita at the Cabo Wabo Cantina!!!

We'll definitely bring along the bottled water...and DH just needs his bottle of beer.
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