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Old 04-25-2013, 08:41 PM   #16
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The risk of doing that is that the case of water may get crushed and leak all over my luggage ruining all my expensive clothes inside. You may only be out $3.50 for the water, but you are also going to pay for all my ruined stuff. And as big as you think the cruise ship is, I will find out it was you that ruined my stuff and we'll run into each other constantly and I'll be sure to give you dirty looks every time for making my cruise miserable because I have to wear shorts on formal night and people will be giving me dirty looks.

So will the porters take your case of water with a luggage tag slapped on it, sure, they want their tip. But you better hope nothing happens between the time you turn it over to the porter and it is delivered to your stateroom. Disney isn't going to take any liability -- it's against their published rules and the porter doesn't work for them. So that case of water may cost you more than you think.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:41 PM   #17
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I know I have to carryon alcohol, do I have to carryon water bottles also?
Its a vaction, Disney has water for you to drink that is great on board. On shore days their was a person selling bottled water were we met our group. Very resonable price. You are on vacation enjoy.
I was suprised when i found out drink of the day was $4.75. Its not worth going back to room to get another drink. We went shopping in Cozemel and the convience store had everything you would want.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:57 PM   #18
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I have a couple mini alcohol mixers for adult fish extender gifts... Am I going to have to bring them in my carry on? Ahhh

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Old 04-25-2013, 10:58 PM   #19
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I have a couple mini alcohol mixers for adult fish extender gifts... Am I going to have to bring them in my carry on? Ahhh

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Old 04-25-2013, 11:03 PM   #20
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #21
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Our 'neighbors' on our cruise had their suitcases ruined with WATER checked by someone. Her formal dress and his leather dress shoes were soaked. They also had a bunch of packed diapers that were ruined, because they soaked up some of the water. It must have been several bottles that busted open.

I say, if they are delivering a case of water to your room that you checked...they should charge you a fine for checking it. Maybe people would learn to not try and get away with it. I know the people at the port don't work for Disney, but the people who deliver your luggage sure as heck work there and something should be figured out to stop this problem.

If you think that we choose not to check water "just because we are rule followers," then you are very misled. I (and most other people with RESPECT for everyone we are cruising with) choose not to chance ruining someone else's vacation just because it makes our lives a *LITTLE BIT* easier.

If it's liquid and able to bust open, bring it in your carry on. If someone's bottles of water or what ever opens in the process of storing and delivering luggage, it's not just a little inconvenience. It's a huge hassle.

I have seen pictures (including the one on this thread) of how luggage gets stored! We got to see inside of the luggage room on the Magic, it's THROWN in with no care in the world of what it lands on and it's PILED HIGH.
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I have seen pictures (including the one on this thread) of how luggage gets stored! We got to see inside of the luggage room on the Magic, it's THROWN in with no care in the world of what it lands on and it's PILED HIGH.
Which is why I only carry on my handmade real mermaid shells and jewelry. Spent 20 hrs hand making shells... Don't trust luggage people... So far so good! I've gotten 3 different cruises and a gulf beach trip out ta them and would like to continue. Nothing but clothes n shoes, n prob swim fins are ok, should ever ever ever get checked...

This goes for ALL kinds of beverages. If u can carry it, u can drink it...
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Thanks - we have actually done it this way the last two times we have sailed on DCL, and we did it this way on our recent sailing on Royal Caribbean.

The point of that rule is to not have water bottles in CHECKED BAGS. With this, the water bottles *are* the checked bags and they are not inside any other luggage/checked bags and will not explode inside. They are what they are.

We have seen tons of people do this - this is why we started doing it as well.

Of course, if you are an exact rule follower - then don't do it. What is the risk of us doing this? They take the flat of water and don't let us board? OK, then I'm out 3.50 or whatever the flat cost.

Why do we do this? The water onboard is salt water that is desalinated through reverse osmosis. For some reason, I have found that the reverse osmosis thing doesn't work that well for me because there is still a high level of salt in the water compared to bottled water. I end up retaining water like crazy, so much so that my shoes don't fit. Although I hate the taste of bottled water with the plastic, I have water retention issues while on a cruise so I have to do it like this so I will get enough water that is not previously salt water. Once I have started drinking more bottled water (and not relying on the desalinated water) I have done much better.

Anyway - YMMV, take on an empty bottle to drink the onboard ship water, or do the flat with a luggage tag taped on - just wanted to share our experience.
I have this issue too and I don't drink any tap water on the ship. I chalk it up to the food being so much saltier than what we make at home.

We used to carry on a case of water but found that to be a PITA. Dh likes cold water stored in the fridge, and we like to have water to take into ports with us. Now I just order a case in advance and it's delivered the 1st day.
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I say, if they are delivering a case of water to your room that you checked...they should charge you a fine for checking it. Maybe people would learn to not try and get away with it. I know the people at the port don't work for Disney, but the people who deliver your luggage sure as heck work there and something should be figured out to stop this problem.
I've always kind of wondered why Disney doesn't just toss the cases of water out of the luggage as they are loading onto the ship.

But personally, we always carry on a flat of water. I just have a rolling suitcase that I repack the water into (and pack the souvenirs on the way home ). I have pretty severe stomach issues, and adjusting to water when I travel isn't pleasant. I too find the water on the ship to be too salty.
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Count us in with the group that can notice a taste difference with the Disney tap water on the ship.

Admittedly, it's purely a taste issue and nothing else as we know it's Reverse Osmosis. Wel maybe after reading this thread, it could be due to the desalinatio process. Who knows.

Well anyway, each night, if we have a partially used bottle, we put it back in the fridge (cooler). On a long cruise in 2008, we brought a case of water on board. After several days, we started running low so I thought I would simply refill the partially used water bottles with tap and put them in the fridge without telling my DW. The next day, she commented that the water tasted funny.

Because she doesn't like spring water (Evian) either, I let her finish the ones we brought on-board until we ran out. At that time, she discovered lemons from Topsiders could be put into the bottle to mask the taste.

Just like some people bring on Dr. Pepper or Pepsi because they don't like Coke products, we bring on a case (or two) of water as my DW prefers the taste of a particular type of bottled water. We don't drink soft drinks anyway so it's our splurge. And yes, we carry it on even though it's a pain to do so. Thank goodness for rolling carry-ons!
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The risk of doing that is that the case of water may get crushed and leak all over my luggage ruining all my expensive clothes inside. You may only be out $3.50 for the water, but you are also going to pay for all my ruined stuff. And as big as you think the cruise ship is, I will find out it was you that ruined my stuff and we'll run into each other constantly and I'll be sure to give you dirty looks every time for making my cruise miserable because I have to wear shorts on formal night and people will be giving me dirty looks.

So will the porters take your case of water with a luggage tag slapped on it, sure, they want their tip. But you better hope nothing happens between the time you turn it over to the porter and it is delivered to your stateroom. Disney isn't going to take any liability -- it's against their published rules and the porter doesn't work for them. So that case of water may cost you more than you think.

You are absolutely correct....I saw in happen on the Wonder.


In the cabin next to us a hotel officer came and advised the couple that their luggage was found to have a broken wine bottle in it. Their clothes/items were wet and stained and a bag that was below, was also damaged. The Officer was talking quietly but the Guy started wining loudly that he wasn't paying anything, but his own cleaning bill.

Seems he had no choice, the cleaning and replacement costs were going to be billed to his account unless he wished to come with the Officer and settle the problem directly with the folks with the wet bag........the loud mouth didn't go, muttering something to the Officer and closing the door.

Seems the discussion got a lot of attention, not only in our passage way, but it was talked about on the ship.

Now I know water won't likely stain clothes etc...but their is still cleaning and dry cleaning costs. So why be rude and take the chance of destroying another person property, just carry it on!


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Bringing water on board is nonsense. The ship filters the water via reverse osmosis and its better than most bottled water. It's not public works. Seriously. And as I always say, have you ever spelled EVIAN backwards?
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Yup, you just have to take it through with your carry-on not in checked. We took a case of water in a rolling suitcase.
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The water onboard is salt water that is desalinated through reverse osmosis. For some reason, I have found that the reverse osmosis thing doesn't work that well for me because there is still a high level of salt in the water compared to bottled water.
Wow, this makes me really nervous. I'm allergic to shellfish and iodine and I get really sick if I swim in salt water. I wonder if the water will be a problem for me. Also my dad is on dialysis and has to be very careful about his salt intake. I'm guessing the same water is also fed through the fountain drink machines?
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