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cruizin jj 06-25-2010 03:53 PM

Hi, I sleep with a Cpap machine and noted other threads that answered some questions, however, the machine needs distilled water. Does the ship provide it? Can I buy distilled water on board? Thanks

Sonny V 06-25-2010 07:37 PM

Yes, the ship will provide you with distilled water for your Cpap at no charge to you. Just let your cabin steward know and they will deliver it to your room.

Dwayne 06-25-2010 07:48 PM

Thanks Sonny, I was about to post they should contact the special needs dept. Odd thing about this is most always the ship water from the tap is distilled..I thought.

gdjoslin 06-25-2010 09:25 PM

I think as a whole ship's water is distilled. However they do "fill up" at ports as needed. That would not be distilled.
I am sure Dave knows the truth here.

Dwayne 06-25-2010 09:59 PM

Yes they do on occasion take on water at ports when needed.

Sonny V 06-26-2010 09:40 PM

I wouldn't want to take a chance putting anything but distilled or purified bottled water in a CPAP. I've seen rust colored water come out of ship tap water a few times. I don't think any ships plumbing system would be a good source to get distilled or filtered water from--think about it.


cruizin jj 06-27-2010 03:52 AM

Thanks everyone for your replies. I will write to RCL to receive clarification as well.

poormom 06-27-2010 05:15 AM

If the ship can't help you (I'm quite sure they can) I would bring along either Aquafina or Dasani bottled water. It's purified by reverse osmosis to remove impurities. The bottled water on the ship is Evian, which is mineral water which will damage your machine with Calcium and Magnesium residue.

Sonny V 06-27-2010 09:30 PM

Again, the ship will give you distilled water for your CPAP. I know because I use a CPAP on cruises.


Dave 06-28-2010 06:58 AM


How do they provide the water? A pitcher, bottle, etc.?

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