Thanks for the good advice. I'm sure the water on board is fine to drink, but so is water out of my tap at home. I know that the water is filtered on board, but they do bring water on board from the ports. Someone mentioned filling up water bottles from the hot tea water dispenser at the buffet. That is beginning to sound like a good idea, too. Yes, I know I can buy water packages on board. $$$. Bottled water is always a gamble anyway. Who knows what it is those bottles? Thanks again for helping me out with this dilemma.
Hi Clas - Just to clarify... a majority, if not all, of the of the RCCL ships desalinize their own water from the ocean. None of their newer ships use water from ports for drinking or cooking.
2002 Adventure, Explorer
2003 Navigator, Serenade
2004 Voyager, Adventure
2009 Liberty, Enchantment
2010 Independence, Liberty
2011 Liberty, Freedom
2012 Freedom, Freedom, Independence
Feb 2013 Liberty
Mar 2013 Liberty
Nov 2013 Independence
I do drink a lot of water. I ended up getting the water package, along with soda package and juice package. My memory must be shot because I can not remember if RC..specifically Freedom had water in fountain drinks (some places do). I think I only got 6 bottles of water. I did drink water at dinner and did not get sick. I don't think you will have any issues. Enjoy your cruise
The water on board is filtered better than any bottled water you can purchase. If you want, bring a couple of bottle type thermoses and fill them for when you go on shore. They do have bottled water for sale on the ship, but truthfully, it's a waste of money unless you just want the empty bottles to refill.