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Woodstock, Georgia, USA
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Does anyone know how I can find out which ships have freshwater pools VS sea water? Would I have to go to each specific line that I may be interestd in sailing on to find this information?
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I was under the impression the all of the Vista ships had fresh water in their pools...not too sure about the others though.
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Princess has fresh water pools 24/7.
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The Millie has salt water pools. Loved those pools.
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Things brings up a question about the Zuiderdam though. Are the pools heated? If not are they so warm from the weather than I shouldn't worry, or are they so cold, I'll never want to swim?
Kennesaw GA.
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Yes, the pools are heated. Sometimes they are too hot. On my last cruise, myself and a number of other pax asked to have the temperature turned down.
The following day it was much better.
Foley, Al
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Joined Feb 2002
We are planning our first HAL cruise, glad to hear the pools are fresh water. Are the pools open when we get on board? We like to carry on our suits and start the vacation with a drink and a swim!
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Vic and Sue
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Joined Jul 2004
S-Class ships generally have the outdoor AFT pool as a filtered salt water pool and the indoor midship pool on lido deck as a regular pool.

both are clorinated due to sanitary reasons, the aft one has a hint of salt water. keep in mind, it's dependant on location and time of year...
Merritt Island, FL
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Zuiderdam in July they are fresh water ,,,, however they were FILTHY! People had their babaies in them with diapers on, they never emptied the pool and by the second day looked like dirty bath water!
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