Q – Can we drink the tap water on a luxury cruise ship?
A – Never. A good rule to follow is to never drink anything from a sink tap when traveling – including drinks mixed with tap water. There are Red Star countries, such as Russia, where water quality is known to contain serious contaminants. Airline water comes from toxic water storage tanks. The quality of hotel tap water depends on its location. New York City tap water, mostly from upstate, tests higher in quality than the vast majority of bottled waters. So when it comes to ships and planes – never – but in the case of hotels, you have to factor in the location.