Drinking water on cruise ship

Jun 28th, 2006, 02:02 PM
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Drinking water on cruise ship

Is the drinking water on the cruise ship filtered, so the ice and other foods made with water OK to drink? Also does anyone know price of bottle water on ship, and also, the price of soda cards, Carnival ImaginationTHANKS
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Jun 28th, 2006, 02:34 PM
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The H2O is filtered, no problem. Its safe. Call or email CCL for the soda card price. Cheers. Larry
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Jun 28th, 2006, 04:00 PM
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I've been on many cruises and never had a problem with water. An ill-informed travel agent told my mom to bring water on her cruise. It seemed so weird I posted a thread here to ask why. Here it is:

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Jun 28th, 2006, 05:50 PM
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Most cruise ships pull into port (U.S. ports) and take on fresh water. At sea, they have evaporators that turn salt water into fresh water.

Not sure what they do in foreign ports, but you can tell the difference. Ship made water is very soft -- you feel it is very difficult to get/wash the soap off your body. Most shore water that is taken on tends to be "hard" -- makes it difficult to soap up.
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Jun 29th, 2006, 08:30 AM
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All ships made in the past 10-15 years have systems that produce pure water from sea water. Seldom is there any need for them to take on water, especially in a foreign port.
These systems are so high tech that they produce water that is at or above the purity of bottled water.
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I'm an engineer Merchant Marine Cadet (training to become the people who crew the cruise ships). Potable (drinking) water onboard ships is usually made by boiling seawater at very high temperatures and capturing the salt-free condensate that the process produces. Believe it or not, that water is actually purer than any bottled water you'll ever find. If I remember correctly, it's usually around 7 parts per million salt. Bottled water is usually around 60 ppm.
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