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NCL continues to nickel & dime in really creative ways. We’ve purchased the bottled water package on several past NCL cruises, usually they carry Aquafina, which we prefer to shipboard water. Now for the bottled water package they bottle their own for the same price. It’s not a deal breaker but it’s a bit disappointing.

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I'm going to purchase a bottled water package. Are there any places to refill them on board? A water fountain or water faucet at the buffet?

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5 hours ago, Senoj84 said:

I'm going to purchase a bottled water package. Are there any places to refill them on board? A water fountain or water faucet at the buffet?

Bring refillable water bottles for your family. The gym is the easiest place to refill. At the buffet the sanitary  option is  fill a NCL glass and use it to refill your bottle. Perhaps save the purchased bottles for your shore excursions or buy water once you're ashore for those days.

 

Now I want to be transparent, I drink NCL bottled water because I'm able to get it complimentary in the casino. I also drink water served by the glass at the restaurants and bars. Most of the time I keep the bottled water for my bedside table or to take on my excursions, rarely would I drink those while just milling around on the ship.

 

 

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We bought the 6 pk before we boarded. I think it was 14.95. I didn’t mind the price and they were a good size. We kept them in our fridge in our room. The buffet area has a water area, though it does say do not fill water bottles. We did not fill the water bottles back up. We would take one into port or drink in the room at night. We brought a reusable cu to use to drink water on the ship in the pool areas. We would fill that up at the Buffett.

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Thank you both for the replies! I'll use both of your suggestions. Really wish I could bring bottled water on board, but it's not allowed.

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On 2/16/2019 at 2:28 PM, Two Wheels Only said:

The NCL water probably comes from the same source as Aquafina water... (P.W.S.)

Or NCL could bottle it on board from the same tap water supply, lol

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On 2/16/2019 at 9:06 PM, MrmrsSteelman said:

We bought the 6 pk before we boarded. I think it was 14.95. I didn’t mind the price and they were a good size. We kept them in our fridge in our room. The buffet area has a water area, though it does say do not fill water bottles. We did not fill the water bottles back up. We would take one into port or drink in the room at night. We brought a reusable cu to use to drink water on the ship in the pool areas. We would fill that up at the Buffett.

How do you get the package? I see nothing like that on the NCL site. I’d be interested in buying that. I drink water pretty much all the time and bottles are handy, especially on a cruise. 

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It's not a "package" you purchase 6, 12, or 24,1 liter bottles that are left in your cabin.

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We use the Brita Filtered Water Bottles and just fill them up in the room. They sell them at Walmart as well as the filters.

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28 minutes ago, RedRover96 said:

It's not a "package" you purchase 6, 12, or 24,1 liter bottles that are left in your cabin.

Semantics aside, how do I purchase it?

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3 minutes ago, Greenpea2 said:

Semantics aside, how do I purchase it?

Edited:   you got the link.

Edited by ColeThornton

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Just now, ColeThornton said:

 

Click on the link that ColinIllinois provided you!

Just saw that and did. Thanks.

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On 2/16/2019 at 2:21 PM, TrpngBilly said:

NCL continues to nickel & dime in really creative ways. We’ve purchased the bottled water package on several past NCL cruises, usually they carry Aquafina, which we prefer to shipboard water. Now for the bottled water package they bottle their own for the same price. It’s not a deal breaker but it’s a bit disappointing.

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You can't tell where that water was bottled by looking at the label that you have posted. Any company can buy bottled water from a distributor and  have their own labels put on the bottles. I would be very surprised if NCL has a water botteling facility. You are probably getting whatever bottled water pepsi produces.

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3 hours ago, zqvol said:

 

You can't tell where that water was bottled by looking at the label that you have posted. Any company can buy bottled water from a distributor and  have their own labels put on the bottles. I would be very surprised if NCL has a water botteling facility. You are probably getting whatever bottled water pepsi produces.

Lol.  I didn't mean to suggest that NCL has a water bottling division, I simply meant that they are no longer selling a brand name bottled water but still charging the same price.  Some people find the tap water onboard to have a funky taste, myself among them, so I prefer bottled water to tap water.  And, for the record, when I purchased the bottled water package for our last cruise, Aquafina was the brand featured in the picture...again, not a deal breaker.

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You can refill your water bottles at the buffet water station if you take the time to use a glass to pour the water into your bottle rather than directly into the bottle that you have been drinking out of. Try to go in between meals so not to hold up the line!

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Posted (edited)

There's probably an old man filling those bottles in an obscure location down by the engine room...

Edited by drcarp4

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On 3/18/2019 at 10:52 AM, Greenpea2 said:

How do you get the package? I see nothing like that on the NCL site. I’d be interested in buying that. I drink water pretty much all the time and bottles are handy, especially on a cruise. 

After you book your cruise, go to your cruise summary.  There you will find a tab that says 'Explore and Plan'.  Inside there there is a section called 'Beverage Packages and Venues'.  In there, you can find all the beverage options you can purchase.

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Hey, at least it's not just Ultra it's Ultra Premium!  How long did they take to come up with that name making you think you're getting something really special?  Coming soon for an upcharge plus 20% added for convenience will be the Top Shelf Max Ultra Deluxe Super Premium water.

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I got the bottle water package for my upcoming cruise.  I could easily drink 2-3 of these bottles a day.  Love water!

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