What is Princess' policy on bring water onboard?

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#1
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We'll be taking our 1st Princess cruise in April. I've read through our cruise docs but see no mention of their policy for bringing bottled water onboard. Can someone help me out here? Thanks!
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Thanks for the quick reply Mike! Good to know. will find a store before we board.
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We always bring one case of water with us onboard. We use some strong packing type tape to reinforce the sides of the case, then slap a luggage tag on the top and it has always made it to our cabin. There are 5 in our family and we use the water for excursions.
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I slapped a luggage tag on a case of water and was told by the porters even after tipping them that I need to put it in my luggage. What a pain in the ass that was. Saw numerous people carrying multiple cases on board.
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#7
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We've never brought any wine or water onboard until last March. We put luggage tags on our flat of water, as did our friends, handed it over to the stevedores with a tip and it was delivered to our cabins. We only had 1/2 of 1 bottle that seemed to be opened or that had leaked. Definitely worth the hassle if we're cruising from a home port.
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We've been very sucessful packing a PUR water filter (pitcher)...they are light-weight and will purify an enormous amount of water....While packing for your trip, you can fill the pitcher with clothing, so it won't take up any room at all in your suitcase. It takes only a few seconds to filter the water from the tap. We use exercise bottles with a cap and refill before we leave for shore excursions.
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IMHO It's not worth the effort - buy a 6 pack and refill from the ship's tapwater - it is probably more pure than any bottled water you can buy, unless you drink Perrier.

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Does Princess provide water and ice in the cabin, thanks
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Originally posted by chivas1
Does Princess provide water and ice in the cabin, thanks
Ice is free, water is free from the tap - bottled water is not free.

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Most cruise lines have no policies about bringing water onto their ships.

But privately they may have some doubts about the sanity of someone paying good money and going to quite some effort to lug water onto a ship, when the ship's water is far better quality - and free for the taking.

If you are only looking for a container to take water ashore, why not just purchase one bottle of water and re-fill the bottle from the tap in your cabin?

Since ship's ice is made from the incredibly pure water produced onboard (and then filtered one more time before it goes through the ice machine), you can do even better by getting extra ice from your cabin steward, letting it melt, and then using it for drinking water.
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Originally posted by BruceMuzz
Most cruise lines have no policies about bringing water onto their ships.

But privately they may have some doubts about the sanity of someone paying good money and going to quite some effort to lug water onto a ship, when the ship's water is far better quality - and free for the taking.

If you are only looking for a container to take water ashore, why not just purchase one bottle of water and re-fill the bottle from the tap in your cabin?

Since ship's ice is made from the incredibly pure water produced onboard (and then filtered one more time before it goes through the ice machine), you can do even better by getting extra ice from your cabin steward, letting it melt, and then using it for drinking water.
Exactly what we do - I get a standing order for ice every afternoon ( they bring a very big container full) for our in cabin cocktails - what's left goes in our water bottles.

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So, It would be alright to bring on a CASE of Propel???

She asks Hopefully
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Originally posted by Nymue
So, It would be alright to bring on a CASE of Propel???

She asks Hopefully
Sure, it will be fine.

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We have never had a problem putting a luggage tag on our water and giving it to the porters. You can also bring soda on board with you. We just carry a 12 pack on with us and then put it in our cabin fridge.
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Ship water is quite high in sodium, even though it is desalinated, so it might be better to bring/buy bottled water if on a low sodium diet.
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