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Old 05-31-2006, 12:31 PM
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Hi We are cruising on the Island Princess in feb. Is the water from the tap in your cabin safe to drink? Is it different from the water you can get at the buffet? Thanks
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Old 05-31-2006, 12:44 PM
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It is perfectly safe to drink. The ships being built today have their own purification system.
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:02 PM
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The ships all have water purification systems.
I would think the water is the same.

They do supply you with bottled water in your cabin (at a fee) if you chose to use it.
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Of course Princess would like to make you believe the bottled water is better so they can sell you some. We've been drinking their purified water for years & it's always tasted fine.
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Old 06-12-2006, 04:33 PM
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Marylu,

The water from the faucet in your cabin is the same water used by the various chefs and cooks aboard a ship to prepare your meals and wash your dishes. It is perfectly safe. I made drinking water for years in the U.S. Navy, distilling seawater and purifying it into potable water. People seem to think if water is put in a pretty bottle it "must" be better. This isn't really true.

I always ask for ship's water in the dining room, and use it to take my meds in the cabin.

Don't worry about it.
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Old 06-13-2006, 11:42 AM
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Thank You all for your responses. I used to carry some water on with me to drink in the cabin. Now I have more room for wine.
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I've always drunk ships water, save my money for something more exciting than water!!! To me it tastes just fine. I usually start the cruise with a bottle, then fill it up and chill it in the fridge for shore excursions. That's the only thing--tap water is never cold, at best lukewarm. They have ice for you, you can get it at bars, dining areas, buffet or room service.

Don't worry about it!!!
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:39 PM
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Tap water is OK, but I like to use the bucket of ice to drink or fill my bottle because it is refreshingly cold all the time as it melts. I ask for 2 buckets every evening in my room.
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I liked Dave56's response. I have cruised 20 some times on six different lines. They make the ice with the same water you drink and I have used a lot of ice. You can take bottled water on board for a lot less money that they charge. I am still trying to figure out the deal with bottled water. Most of it comes from wells and is no different that the water from the tap.
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