Over the course of my cruising I have seen the cost of pictiues go through the roof...the professional pictures, like an 8x10, can go for $30.00!!
Do you always buy pictures? The welcome aboard shot, when you look like you just got off a long flight? The pirate and the birdy on his shoulder? The long line while they take pictures in port..tell us how you really feel?
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Last edited by Trip; October 27th, 2010 at 10:25 AM.
The cruise lines make more money from the photography department than either the bar or the casino. I think it's a big rip off and they keep raising the prices. I make a point of avoiding the photographers wherever they may be.
I've been taking pics since I was a little girl and now with these digital cameras, it's so much easier in that you can delete the bad ones right away.
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Normally my DW and I get as many photo's taken as possible and then normally purchase 1 or 2 of the best to take home. At home we copy them and give to relatives so we at least get our yearly photo that way.
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For our annual family reunion cruise, we always pose, and buy one group foto. Other than that, I avoid the cameras most of the time, with the only exception being outside the dining room, when they have the lovely Carnival Dancer to pose with. (Yes,,,,I'm a dirty old man!)
We have many of the on board 'gift' photos still tucked away in drawers having never seen the light of day let alone a frame or display area.
A few years ago we were given an anniversary package which included a portrait photo, we tried several times to get a good one of ourselves, eventually giving up & negotiating having a nice one of the ship instead
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We hope for a good embarkation photo and may pose for a formal and have often been disappointed - it is hard to make me look good. I hate the gangway photos.
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Funny you should bring this up, Trip! I just returned home from my Dream cruise, and while I was waiting to disembark, I was watching a few people flipping through the photos they had purchased and I was flabber-gasted to say the least. One woman claimed to her husband that she had paid $180.00 for the pictures she purchased and another one must have had 50 8 x 10 photos on her lap! Crazy! One or two...I can understand, but 50?
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