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Old 10-02-2006, 07:46 PM
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is the free water on cruise ship tap water or bottled? also is the tea unsweetened only? I'm from kentucky and if tea ain't sweet i don't drink it!!
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:54 PM
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I asked the same question Here in North Carolina we are the same way. I was told that the tea is always unsweetened. No southern sweet tea , so we are going to buy the soda cards!

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Old 10-02-2006, 08:26 PM
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Bottled water carries a fee. The no-charge water comes from the ship's potable water tanks, and is perfectly safe to drink. It is what we always drink when cruising.

And as for iced tea - remember that most cruise ship dining rooms are staffed by people from just about everywhere but the U.S.A. Iced tea is quite "foreign" to these folks. Iced tea on a ship has never impressed us - it is either too weak or too strong, and it is never pre-sweetened. But then I prefer it without any sweetener - just a little lemon.
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:44 AM
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yeah i figured... what about prices of indivudual sodas? i don't drink much...maybe one a day. would it still be wise to buy the card or just pruchase drinks as needed?
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:16 AM
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I prefer it without any sweetener - just a little lemon.
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That's the way I drink my tea also but when I was living in Charlotte, the locals called it "YANKEE TEA"!
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yes the water is tap water and the tea is unsweetened....A soda card costs I believe $32...
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:16 PM
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sether,

I generally do not recommend that adults buy a soda card. It isn't that good of a deal for them. It is a different story for kids, where the cards are cheaper. A can of soda is typically $1.50 plus 15% for the gratuity.
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I prefer it without any sweetener - just a little lemon.
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That's the way I drink my tea also but when I was living in Charlotte, the locals called it "YANKEE TEA"!


Well, I am known among my southern friends as a damned yankee, so it seems fitting that they named a tea after us!
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Old 10-03-2006, 05:02 PM
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Hey

I have found that if you go to the specialty coffee shops when they are not crowded and ask nicely with a nice tip they will brew you some sweet tea and serve it on ice for you. I am a native north carolinian and I love my sweet tea when its hot. The people on the soverign are always happy to make the guests happy. I tip them 5 dollars cash plus the cost of their specialty tea and I get sweet tea for a couple of days. If you haven't tried the Soverign I do strongly recommend you do.
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Yes, the bottled water has a charge.

For evening I had "hot" tea. I ask for "diffrent" kinds of teas, and they would bring them to me.
 
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