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Is there a cost for bottled water?

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I am going to be going on my first cruise this November 28th on RCCL Visions of the Seas.

 

I was wondering if anyone knew if there is a charge for bottled water on board and how much the cost is for what size? I am a water log and don't want to have to pay exuberant amounts for bottled water. Is there any in the cabin for brushing your teeth etc?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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there is a charge for the water ; it depends on the size of the bottles

 

can run from $1.75 to $3 plus per bottle

 

There is a sink in your bathroom in your cabin with running water.

 

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Yes there is a charge and it's not cheap. The water in the faucets is very safe for drinking. Just bring a few water bottles and keep them filled up. You can usually get chilled water in the Windjammer Cafe to fill up your bottles.

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We drink a lot of water on our cruises. We have a thermal jug with a shoulder strap that we fill with ice and water every morning. It is great for shore excursions or when relaxing by the pool. The water stays ice cold all day long - much better then bottled water that is warm 10 minutes after you open the bottle. I hope this helps!

 

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If I remember right, they sold them by the Winjammer every morning after breakfast for you to take ashore...something like $3.95/bottle. I'm a water hog too. I simply brought a 12pack of water aboard with me, kept it in my refrigerator, and refilled the bottles from my bathroom sink. I think I did buy water once, while on Labadee, as I didn't bring anything ashore there.

 

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Tip # 57...bring your own water.

 

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You can pack a 6 or 12 pack of bottled water in a small suitcase and check it with the rest of your luggage. It will then easily just be delivered to your room.

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so kruz.... what are tips #1-56?

 

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We, too, are heavy water drinkers. So we pack one piece of luggage w/ bottled water then when we come home its filled w/ stuff we bought w/ the money saved by not buying water on the ship.

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Thanks Everyone!!

 

I am a travel agent and book cruises all the time. But I have never had anyone ask me about bottled water.

 

My mom and I are heading out on the cruise and we both drink mostly water and were curious of the cost.

 

We are having a "Ladies" vacation and are celebrating our 35th and 55th Birthdays this year. We are looking forward to cruising for the first time.

 

Thanks again to everyone and if you have any further suggestions I would be happy to receive them. (Maybe Kruz can let me in on Tips #1 - #56) icon_wink.gif

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You can also bring or buy on the ship a big sports bottle to fill up with lemonade or iced tea or ice for water. Another suggestion is to bring a small soft collapsible cooler to fill with snacks/drinks to take with you to the beach. Also bring a few large ziploc bags. These are great to hold a wet bathing suit, trinkets you buy or in case something might leak.

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We too are heavy water drinkers and my husband does not like the taste of most ship water so we usually buy bottled water before going to the ship. I buy one or two six packs plus several larger bottles, pack it all in a cardboard box and tape one of our labes on it. In addition, we bring a Nalgene canteen for port days. Its flexible except for the lid so it doesn't take any space and when filled with ice it stays cold for hours.

 

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Another suggestion - Brita makes a water bottle that has a built-in (but removable) water filter. We use it every cruise - just fill it with tap water or waterfountain water, and voila!

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Michuck

 

Thanks for the tip about the Brita water bottle! I'll have to go and get one. I drink about a gallon of water a day and my last bar tab was pretty steep and all I drank was water!

 

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If I remember it right, there is a one liter of bottled water in the cabin, if you open it, you are charged about $4 and the bottle will be there until you finish it. Once open, a good room steward will place a new bottle in the room. We drink this water and pay for it as we could not be bothered to lug water around. The tap water is good but usually it is warm which is the nature of the beast we have been told.

 

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