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Say cheese! Whether you’re taking your own photos or letting a ship’s photographer snap the shot, a Disney cruise is the perfect photo op!
Bring your own camera and batteries. Should you forget this essential bit of cruising equipment, you can buy Pentax and Olympus cameras ($200+), Kodak single-use cameras, film, memory cards, and batteries onboard. We use a digital camera, which allows us to take as many photos as we like and not bother with film. Camcorders are also very popular—if you bring yours, be aware that the high humidity can be a problem. To keep moisture out of your camcorder, keep it in the shade whenever possible and allow at least 30 minutes to adjust to different environments (such as from your air-conditioned room to outside).
Shutters Photo Studio (deck 4 aft/mid) is where you’ll find photography services. In addition to being able to purchase cameras and memory cards, this is also where you can view and purchase all the photographs taken by the ship’s photographers during your cruise (more on that later). Do note, however, that Shutters no longer processes your rolls of film as it did before the popularity of digital photography. In the past, you were able to have your digital photos downloaded to a CD for $14.95, but may be phasing out, too.
Shutters Portrait Studio was introduced on the Disney Wonder in fall 2016 and arrived on the Disney Fantasy in May 2017. This dedicated space for private portrait sittings is adjacent to Shutters Photo Studio on deck 4.
Dave poses for a portrait in the atrium
Ship’s photographers are everywhere. The moment you board the ship, you’ll be asked to pose for a portrait. Candid and posed photos are snapped throughout the cruise—just swing by Shutters or the electronic kiosks found in public spaces around the ship to see the photos (they can also be viewed on your stateroom TV). The days of flipping through stacks of pre-printed photos are gone; viewing and ordering is now an all-electronic process. Photos taken during the day are typically viewable in the evening, while photos taken after 5:00 pm or so are displayed the next day. Save your receipts to use for quantity discounts, and wait until the end of the cruise to decide on photo packages. If you need photo reprints after your cruise, images may be archived for up to ten weeks—call 800-772-3470 ext. 11.
The professional photos at Shutters come in two sizes: 6 x 8 prints are $10 each (10 for $89, 20 for $149, or 30 for $199); 8 x 10 prints are $20 each (5 for $89, 10 for $149, or 15 for $199). A photo CD with all shots is $299 for 2 to 5-night cruises, and $399 for longer cruises. Formal portraits and some other shots only come in 8 x 10. You can pre-order photo packages at a discount at http://www.mycruisephotos.com. Photos are copyrighted—visit http://image.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/193656-copyright-release to download a copyright release waiver. Tip: Shutters can turn your family portrait into greeting cards with lots of “character!”
Shutters is open all day on at-sea days, and from about 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm on port days. Note that Shutters is also open debarkation morning from 6:45 am to 8:30 am. We recommend you avoid the last night and morning, as they are incredibly busy.
Top Photo Slice: Photographers take guest photos in the Lobby Atrium (℗ 49688) Photo contributed by © goofyboysmama
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