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Old 02-03-2007, 06:40 AM
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We just got off the Crown Princess (and hanging out at Starbucks for the next few hours)

We had no problems with the water at all. We brought 2 big water bottles with us and we refilled it from the buffet or from the tap. The water actually tasted pretty good. We took our water with us when we went on excursions- I just couldn't get myself to pay for the bottled water they sell right when you get off the ship.
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:42 AM
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No matter what the water situation is on board, I usually only drink it in iced tea. That's just my preference.

Water is a big item near most ports, so I wouldn't bother packing any unless you'll initially be at sea many days. If you're able, pick up some prior to embarking. It is still not cheap in port, but less costly than on board.

I figure, I'm on a cruise to have a good time. I drink a lot of water. I'm not going to whine about spending a few extra bucks on bottled drinking water to keep myself happy.
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Old 02-04-2007, 05:13 PM
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It's really not about the bucks; I would put the taste and purity of the ship's tap water up against any bottled water.
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:53 PM
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I dunno. It always tastes like bleach to me. Probably comes from what they wash the dishes in.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:34 AM
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Probably comes from what they wash the dishes in.


Of course there is no truth to that comment whatsoever.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:35 PM
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I'm with you Dave!
If it isn't gin and Martini&Rossi it dosen't deserve to be called a martini!


Ah yes, the coniferous aroma of juniper berries and dry Vermouth of course! Martinis that are too sweet makes me want to put an umbrella in it and maybe a little blue curazao.

Well if the water on board is good enough for you Mr. F. Mattox, who am I to disagree? I guess I have just got to take a Princess cruise!
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:03 AM
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Ok, I was waiting, but no one took the lead. They serve water in glasses. However, you need to try a dirty martini. It's a vodka martini with olive juice instead of vermouth. I know it sounds wierd, but it is a great sipping drink. I especially like it made with Grey Goose Vodka.
Chef Ken, you really do need to try a Princess cruise, you'll love it!
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:16 AM
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Ok, I was waiting, but no one took the lead. They serve water in glasses. However, you need to try a dirty martini. It's a vodka martini with olive juice instead of vermouth. I know it sounds wierd, but it is a great sipping drink. I especially like it made with Grey Goose Vodka.
Chef Ken, you really do need to try a Princess cruise, you'll love it!


Penny,

As someone who drinks "sauerkraut juice" I would try the dirty martini. You have no doubt heard of "dirty rice"? The "dirt" provided by the wonderful flavor of chicken livers.

I promise, I will, (my wife and I of course) take a Princess Cruise. Our daughter and her husband's first cruise was the Dawn Princess on the inside passage. It was their honeymoon and they loved it.

We later took a family cruise on Norwegian Sky, (now the Spirit of Aloha) and they felt it fell far below their Princess cruise.

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Old 02-06-2007, 08:07 AM
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How funny. I made Emerald's sauerkraut soup last night. I must email him, his recipe was a little bland. So to kick it up a notch I added caraway seed and a bit of brown sugar. It must have helped because my hubby went back for seconds.
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On occasion I'll have a dirty martini but I don't omit the vermouth. I just add a splash of olive juice to it.
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