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madaboutMickey 07-31-2013 03:28 PM

water at soda machines?
 
I know that we can purchase bottled water through DCL but $39 for a 24 pack is rather pricey. Besides, I'm not a fan of evian.
We will be flying into MCO the day before and staying at POR. Since we won't have a car this trip to pick up any, I'm hoping to find another solution. I've looked at a couple of crocery delivery services but their minimum delivery charege would be more than the DCL price. So I was hoping that the soda machines dispence water?

PrincessShmoo 07-31-2013 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by madaboutMickey (Post 49137828)
I know that we can purchase bottled water through DCL but $39 for a 24 pack is rather pricey. Besides, I'm not a fan of evian.
We will be flying into MCO the day before and staying at POR. Since we won't have a car this trip to pick up any, I'm hoping to find another solution. I've looked at a couple of crocery delivery services but their minimum delivery charege would be more than the DCL price. So I was hoping that the soda machines dispence water?

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woody73 07-31-2013 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by madaboutMickey (Post 49137828)

. . . So I was hoping that the soda machines dispence water?

Yes, just be sure to use a fresh paper cup each time.

Woody

jjje 07-31-2013 03:40 PM

And it tastes good too!

Melissa S 07-31-2013 04:13 PM

Seltzer is also available at some of the machines and is free in the MDRs.

jrabbit 07-31-2013 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by madaboutMickey (Post 49137828)
I know that we can purchase bottled water through DCL but $39 for a 24 pack is rather pricey. Besides, I'm not a fan of evian.
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naivE is Evian backwards. Bottled water is just tap water from somewhere else!!

kiford 07-31-2013 08:19 PM

After getting back from a long hot day on our Med cruise, I'd take a refillable water bottle with a wide opening up onto the deck, fill it to the top with ice and then fill with water. Take back down to the stateroom and toss it back. Once you've got that, you can continue to refill from the bathroom tap as it's the same water source but never cold enough. Sometimes, I'd just put the incredibly cold water bottle on my neck for a few minutes. Heaven!

woody73 07-31-2013 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by jrabbit (Post 49139975)

. . . Bottled water is just tap water from somewhere else!!

When we were in Switzerland last year, we took a ferry to Evian, France, where Evian water flows freely from the public fountains.

Woody

kiford 07-31-2013 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by jrabbit (Post 49139975)
naivE is Evian backwards. Bottled water is just tap water from somewhere else!!

I don't know about the US, but in Canada, bottled water is not subject to the same drinking water regulations as tap water is with respect to contamination, sodium and other constituents, and filtering unless it has recently changed. In many places, tap water is of significantly higher quality than bottled water because of municipal, provincial and federal regulations for water quality. Bottled water is more convenient but don't assume that it is necessarily better for you - depends on the bottler. Taste is also a particularly individual metric; what tastes good for someone may taste awful to another depending on what they are used to.

Where I live we are used to a fairly high mineral content so there is actually some "flavour" to it. Where my parents used to live, I found their water tasted like it was filtered through algae (and that some made it into the water). Totally gross to me but they couldn't understand my problem because they were so used to it that they couldn't taste it.

I find most bottled water that is filtered to taste bland and dusty (can't really describe it any better). All depends on what you expect. The water on board is at least as clean and healthy as regular standard bottled water produced by large commercial water bottlers.

MillauFr 07-31-2013 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by kiford (Post 49141076)
I don't know about the US, but in Canada, bottled water is not subject to the same drinking water regulations as tap water is with respect to contamination, sodium and other constituents, and filtering unless it has recently changed. In many places, tap water is of significantly higher quality than bottled water because of municipal, provincial and federal regulations for water quality.

That is true in the US as well. Tap water is subject to strict regulations. Now some of the tap water in the US doesn't taste very good. I was in Las Vegas recently and it was lousy. I am lucky to live in Seattle where the water all comes from mountain streams and tastes great.

OMD13 08-01-2013 07:39 AM

We drank the water on the ship and it tasted fine. It is much easier than carrying water bottles.

the_bUg 08-01-2013 07:56 AM

The water on the ships is just as pure as bottled drinking water is.

ahain 08-01-2013 12:04 PM

I think the water available on-board tastes great!

This cruise, DH, DD and I will each be bringing our own insulated cups onboard. Per the suggestions on another thread, we'll also be bringing along a cup holder from BK or McD. We'll send DD with our cups up to the refill station, fill the cups with ice, use the DCL disposable cup to fill our cups with water or pop, then use our handy-dandy drink carrier to carry them back down to our room. :cool1:

wombat10 08-01-2013 01:30 PM

We think the water on board is great to drink! We always bring our own tumblers from home to take to the shows.

ocspartan 08-01-2013 03:16 PM

Not to mention that it's the same water on board that is mixed into the soda that you're drinking too


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