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It has been several years since we sailed Holland America. In the past we would bring a case of bottled water to the pier where it would be tagged and brought to our cabin. Is this still possible?

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Yes...discussed here frequently. But more than one or two refillable bottles per person is really not needed. The water on board is just fine, tastes great, is FREE, and doesn't come with a plastic waste issue.

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14 minutes ago, smj said:

It has been several years since we sailed Holland America. In the past we would bring a case of bottled water to the pier where it would be tagged and brought to our cabin. Is this still possible?

I believe the policy is now that any beverages brought onboard must be carried on, not in checked bags.

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Carnival changed their policy and water and soda brought on board must be in cans, not bottles anymore. I didn't see that change for HAL on the HAL website, but just checking.  We like to bring soda with us as mixers for the bottle of liquor we order for our cabin.

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13 minutes ago, Djptcp said:

Carnival changed their policy and water and soda brought on board must be in cans, not bottles anymore. I didn't see that change for HAL on the HAL website, but just checking.  We like to bring soda with us as mixers for the bottle of liquor we order for our cabin.

Cans or bottles, it does not matter, as long as it is part of your your carry-on luggage.

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The HAL mineral water packages that you can either pre-order or order on board are fairly reasonable - Evian on the last cruise. 

Mineral water helps add back in what the ship's water purification system takes out.

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We brought 2 small luggage bags, one for bottled water and one for soda.  We parked in the garage at Ft Lauderdale across from the Zuiderdam and gave the 2 small bags and 2 suitcases to the porters and they were all delivered to our room.  The 2 small bags showed up with an "ALCOHOL" sticker on them and appeared to have been inspected.

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