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Pay $4 to be allowed water with your meal? #878741
09/29/14 05:56 PM
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How would you feel if you were on a cruise and had to pay nearly $4 in order to have water with a meal? Not breakfast, but lunch and dinner - and that's $4 each meal! The cruise is 11 days, so that's about $85.

The water on the ship is perfectly good, but they've decided that in the dining room - there is only one - you can only drink what you buy there. That's reasonable with alcohol and soft drinks. But they won't bring you a glass of ordinary water, just sell you half a liter of bottled water.


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Re: Pay $4 to be allowed water with your meal? [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #884741
12/31/14 09:45 PM
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In July, my husband and I took a wonderful cruise from Dover, England, to the Shetland Islands, Faroe Island, four ports in Iceland, and two in Norway before returning to London. It was a small cruise ship and I am now spoiled.

Re: Pay $4 to be allowed water with your meal? [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #887503
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I'd bring my own water on board. $4 is excessive. Start researching other cruise lines and see what their policies are. There are so many hidden fees to cruises. The thing with cruises: they can have too many countries involved. They might fly the flag under one country, employ those of another country, charter under another -- there was an expose of a woman being raped on board and it was impossible to prosecute because of all the countries hoops to jump through.


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Re: Pay $4 to be allowed water with your meal? [Re: Sheryl T] #887512
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Wow! That's crazy!

In the USA at any restaurant for example, you can drink water by the bucketful with your meal - for free! $4.00 is insane! Hope it was top notch water. lol

Re: Pay $4 to be allowed water with your meal? [Re: Ally-Home/Hols/USA Cook] #887532
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She didn't say which cruise line she was on. There was no charge for water on our ship.

Re: Pay $4 to be allowed water with your meal? [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #887539
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They must have been filtering that bottled water through gold bullion. I can't imagine a cruise line being so cheapo when everything else has such a luxury appearance!


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