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Old February 11th, 2010, 04:03 PM
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we are going on the valor in 2 weeks i like an ideal what prices for pictures i can be looking at and what sizes are they like the photo they take of you when you borded the ship and when i was on princess they sold a dvd of the cruise
i think it was 29.95
i like to know if carnival also sells dvd of the cruise
if anybody knows what the prices are for the picture i like to know
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Old February 11th, 2010, 06:57 PM
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Carnival does sell DVD. I believe it is about the same price. Photos varied by size. They are definitely overpriced, but not drop dead from the shock expensive I'm sorry, I cannot remember any prices off the top of my head right now.
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the 8 x 10 are 21.50. The embarkation pics on last 2 Carnival cruises we were on are the 8x10 sizes. What we do is take pics as often as we like then on the last night of the cruise go gather all them and pick a couple of the best ones out and discard the rest. There is also some 5x7 and 6x9 ones they take...like when you get off the ship at different ports for like 8-10.99.
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The 8x10 formal night pics are $21.99
The dining room photo that fits into a 8x10 frame we got was $19.99.
A 6x8 photo was $7.00/

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As a photographer I find the photos to be way overpriced for the quality and quantity. You can easily spend $200 on photos that should cost about $30.

I can only assume that the prices are so high because they print everything. If Carnival would go to a digital selection system they could lower the prices and probably sell more images.

Going digital with the selection process would also allow you to see your entire photo library from your stateroom, the same way you can book excursions and view your bill from your stateroom.

I know they make a ton of money from the photos but if they lowered the prices they'd make 2 tons of money. I think a fair price is about $5 for 4x6 and $10 for an 8x10. They could provide finishing selection like matte instead of glossy and prints of whatever photos you select in whatever size you select.

Sometimes it only makes sense to those who don't make rules. People will say that's too difficult but let me say this; when I was on RCCL they put my pictures in a slot with my cabin number on it without me ever giving them any info when they took the picture so I knew exactly where to look for my photos; it can't be that hard. Sometimes I think people like organized chaos?
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As a photographer I find the photos to be way overpriced for the quality and quantity. You can easily spend $200 on photos that should cost about $30.

I can only assume that the prices are so high because they print everything. If Carnival would go to a digital selection system they could lower the prices and probably sell more images.
Absolutely right on both counts!

The digital option would free up the space they are using now to display all those pics!

This has been brought up on Johns blog before. They need to get moving on the idea.


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The same logic can be applied to the $ of adult beverages. Lower the price to four or five dollars a drink with a nightly 2 for 1 happy hour. This would lessen the issue of smuggling and the bars would sell twice as many drinks. No one will ever know the results of lowering the prices unless it is given a trial. I can afford to pay eight dollars a drink but refuse to do so on principle. It doesn't take a mathematical genius to figure the high profits made from a liter of alcohol.
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I would be vacation drunk 24/7 on Carnival's booze if they lowered the prices. I know we would drink a lot more than we do. For instance, I would have 2 or 3 cocktails with dinner every night (hey, it's vacation and we aren't driving ) rather than 1 every other night because they are cost prohibitive. Same with photos. I would pay a pretty penny for a disc of all our pics, or for them to send me a link on my email for one pic. It would be quite more cost effective.
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I like being able to book a 7 night cruise for $400 because they charge $12 including tip for a top shelf Martini.... .

I pay $16 for a top shelf Martini in NYC. So I am ok with paying $12 when it includes the tip.
If they lowered the price of the drinks, I would still buy top shelf and probably still pay $12.

I agree with the the photos issue, these are not professional photographers in my opinion. The pictures turn out "ok" but nothing to get excited about, typical "prom" type poses and photos. And once it's printed as 8x10 you have to buy the 8x10 before they will print other sizes for you.
But problem solved, I usually just avoid that area of the ship, and skip buying them. When we exit the gangway at a port we tell them we are in the witness protection program and can't be photographed.
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Booking 7 days for $400 is a deal but you would still be able to book at that price with lower pic and alcohol prices because they would move more of the lower priced items which means they would buy more from suppliers which would mean they could get the suppliers to sell to them for lower prices. It's a model that Wal-Mart has mastered, not to side with Wal-Mart but.... It's amazing how you can find a $2 product in Wal-Mart at other stores for $3 or more.

Not to toot my own horn but you can view some of my photography work at www.getemg.com
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Does anyone remember the cost of the DVD at the end of the trip?
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I plan to get tons of digital photos and movie clips on my cruise mext month. I will take photos of my table mates and ask them to take photos of my mom and I, even the table next to us, and exchange email addresses and email the photos to each other. These are going to be better quality than the Professional ship photos anyway!

We will likely take formal night photos and buy one unless it's a crappy shot.

What would be really great is if they could put them all on a server, set up 4-5 computers like the type they have at Walgreens, let you login to your own account, select your photos, and order them. You could choose to either pay a lower fee and have them emailed to you or pay the higher fees to have them printed and delivered to your room the next day. Or even an option to have them printed and mailed to you at the end of your trip.
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Photo prices are one of my pet peeves about cruising.
They are WAY overpriced, and I can't believe how much paper they waste and printing time and cost is wasted with all those photos they throw in the garbage. The digital system sounds like a much better idea, and I've always said, if they priced them more reasonably, we would buy more!

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The only picture we buy is the one when you first get on. We do this for each cruise that we take. From then on we just take our own or have our table mates take pictures with our camera. We do the same for them. Then of course we always have our server take a picture of the entire table with everybody's camera. Just seems like a lot more fun that way.
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Also if you do wnt to buy the ship's photos, and you are travelling with a group, just buy one of each of the best photos, (i.e. boarding photo, formal night) then one of you can either scan and email them to the others. A scanner is pretty cheap these days (I also use mine to scan and digitally save important insurance and other documents!)

Then, for those you email photos to, if they want a print out, can either upload it to Walgreens or another site where they can pick up or receive printws cheaply via mail, or buy glossy photo sheets and Walmart and print their own. Color inkjets are also pretty cheap! Or you just upload them to facebook and let your friends download them.
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