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What are and where are the available free beverages?

Can we order ice tea or lemonade or ???? at dinner/buffet at no cost?

And is there anywhere to refill water bottles?

Is water safe to drink out of bathroom spigot?

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Fleetwide, the drink situation is the same. Tap water is fine. You can fill water bottles in the Lido.

 

You can get ice tea, coffee, tea at meals for free. I don't know about lemonade.

 

Breakfast gets you all sorts of fruit beverages, OJ, tomato, pineapple, apple. Milk and chocolate milk.

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Actually, you can't fill water bottles in the Lido. It's against health regulations. You can, however, get a glass of water from the station and fill your bottle that way. There is also lemonade available.

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There are usually pitchers of ice water, ice tea, and lemonade at the taco bar next to the Dive-In.

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You can get ice tea, coffee, tea at meals for free. I don't know about lemonade.

 

Breakfast gets you all sorts of fruit beverages, OJ, tomato, pineapple, apple. Milk and chocolate milk.

 

Lido also has hot chocolate packets by the tea.

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Lemonade was readily available on our recent Norway cruise on the K'dam.

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Since not having sailed HAL I wasn’t sure of the choices. The past Celebrity we sailed did have lemonade. Ice tea is fine. Thanks everyone. Oh, are there water fountains?

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2018 KBYG

In the latest Know Before You Go, dated 7/18, Page 15 still mentions the “evening espresso or cappuccino” in the list of Shipboard Meals complimentary items. For years these were free in the dining room during the evening meal. But for a few years now, there has been a charge for them listed on the dinner menu. Just wanted to pass that along for those reading the KBYG, that recent menus still show a charge despite what the KBYG implies.

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Oh, are there water fountains?

I don’t know about water fountains on the Koningsdam specifically, but can tell you there are water dispensers with chilled water + paper cups in the fitness center.

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Water from the room faucets is good for drinking. Cabin Stewards will fill up your ice bucket upon request. Always free lemonade in the buffet restaurant.

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In the Lido, if you don't like the prepared ice tea, you can always make your own.

Just get a cup of hot water, select the type of tea you want, brew your tea and let it cool. Then get a glass of ice and pour your tea over it. It takes a few minutes but well worth the trouble.

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2018 KBYG

In the latest Know Before You Go, dated 7/18, Page 15 still mentions the “evening espresso or cappuccino” in the list of Shipboard Meals complimentary items. For years these were free in the dining room during the evening meal. But for a few years now, there has been a charge for them listed on the dinner menu. Just wanted to pass that along for those reading the KBYG, that recent menus still show a charge despite what the KBYG implies.

Yes you are charged for them, my DW has a cappuccino after dinner almost everytime and we have paid for it. However I think you are suppose to get the mariner discount. We have not been successful on that, but I am sure I have read since our last cruise you are suppose to get the discount. I will check that out this Oct. on the Koningsdam.

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Yes you are charged for them, my DW has a cappuccino after dinner almost everytime and we have paid for it. However I think you are suppose to get the mariner discount. We have not been successful on that, but I am sure I have read since our last cruise you are suppose to get the discount. I will check that out this Oct. on the Koningsdam.

 

 

You should be getting the discount. I haven’t ordered specialty coffees in the dining room but I do get the discount in the Explorations Cafe. Here is a blurb from the Mariner Society page:

 

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Since not having sailed HAL I wasn’t sure of the choices. The past Celebrity we sailed did have lemonade. Ice tea is fine. Thanks everyone. Oh, are there water fountains?

No water fountains but there are water dispensers on Lido available 24/7. Have a great time!

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You should be getting the discount. I haven’t ordered specialty coffees in the dining room but I do get the discount in the Explorations Cafe. Here is a blurb from the Mariner Society page:

 

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The perks above are for 4 star mariners. 3 star mariners get a 25% discount on the specialty coffees in dining venues while 1 and 2 star get no discount.

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You should be getting the discount. I haven’t ordered specialty coffees in the dining room but I do get the discount in the Explorations Cafe. Here is a blurb from the Mariner Society page:

 

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We thought so too, but last Oct, 2017 on a Maasdam cruise to Australia the front desk said no.

So we stopped ordering it in the dining room and went to the Exploration café for our after dinner coffee. It was better there anyway and in a larger cup. Thank you. Will let you know in Nov. 2018 if we get it.

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... So we stopped ordering it in the dining room and went to the Exploration café for our after dinner coffee. It was better there anyway and in a larger cup ...

 

Appears as though you found the perfect win-win solution - Congrats!(y)(y)(y)

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I cannot remember ever seeing a water fountain on a HAL ship.

 

I have never seen a water fountain either.........ever on any cruise ship I have been on. Water dispensers for sure. :)

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There has been a water fill station on last three HAL ships we've been on. It's a fountain with a bottle fill spout. There was one on each side of the Lido on the Noordam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Eurodam. I have pictures, but not handy.

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Lyndihop - you can save money on soda if you bring it onboard yourself. Same for bottled water if you prefer that over the ship's water.

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I cannot remember ever seeing a water fountain on a HAL ship.

I vaguely recall seeing one outside, on one of the highest decks, but can’t remember which ship(s). It’s probably an irrelevant point though, as it looked unused.

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Now that you mention it, I think there was a water fountain up by the basketball area on the Westie.

 

There's always drinks available at the Lido. Water, ice tea, lemonade, hot tea, hot chocolate are almost always available there. Lots more choices at breakfast, either in the Lido or MDR.

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