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7 hours ago, moopetguy said:

 

I've bought the all-digital package for my last several cruises. In my experience, they only print 8x10s on board, which are too large for my liking. I print a few 4x6s when I get home to put up at work, and we make a photobook with our best pictures (between our own and the ship's photographers) as a keepsake.

Thanks!  I scrapbook all of my cruises, so all sizes are fine, but 8x10 is my favorite.  I love the photo Mickeygirl78 shared.  That's exactly the type of photo I would start with on a port day page in one of my albums.  Everyone looks happy and ready to set out on a great day.

 

As opposed to Balsam12, we like to look at our photos especially years later to see how much we've all changed.  I would rather spend my money on something that will last like our photos as opposed to spending hundreds of dollars on booze to drink onboard the ship or even some shore excursions.  Everyone is different which is why I like cruising so much.  There are a lot of things for a lot of different tastes and interests.

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2 hours ago, Teeara said:

As opposed to Balsam12, we like to look at our photos especially years later to see how much we've all changed.  I would rather spend my money on something that will last like our photos as opposed to spending hundreds of dollars on booze to drink onboard the ship or even some shore excursions.  Everyone is different which is why I like cruising so much.  There are a lot of things for a lot of different tastes and interests.


I feel much the same way. Especially with DD growing up so quickly, DW and I like having those memories captured with each family vacation. The photo books are also great for family and friends to flip through, that way we’re not subjecting them to a 200-photo slide presentation like some people might have done in the “old days” 🤣

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If we are ever blessed enough to have another family cruise, I am SO buying the package 🙂. I really regret not doing this when we went with my in-laws and BIL.  Who knew this would be the last cruise for FIL, before his Alzheimer’s was uncovered?  It would have been great to have tons of nice extra pics for an album.

 

Question- how long are the photos available via the link?

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8 minutes ago, vacationlover_mn said:

If we are ever blessed enough to have another family cruise, I am SO buying the package 🙂. I really regret not doing this when we went with my in-laws and BIL.  Who knew this would be the last cruise for FIL, before his Alzheimer’s was uncovered?  It would have been great to have tons of nice extra pics for an album.

 

Question- how long are the photos available via the link?

I believe a few weeks.  It will say when you receive them.  Just download asap and print or create albums when you likes 

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8 minutes ago, vacationlover_mn said:

Question- how long are the photos available via the link?


You get 30 days to download all the photos from the web site before they are removed, please see the FAQ:

 

https://support.ourcruisephotos.com/support/solutions/articles/238908-i-haven-t-received-my-digital-photos-via-post-cruise-online-delivery

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1 hour ago, Cruise a holic said:

I believe a few weeks.  It will say when you receive them.  Just download asap and print or create albums when you likes 

Thx!!

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1 hour ago, moopetguy said:


You get 30 days to download all the photos from the web site before they are removed, please see the FAQ:

 

https://support.ourcruisephotos.com/support/solutions/articles/238908-i-haven-t-received-my-digital-photos-via-post-cruise-online-delivery

Ouch!  That's not very long.  Glad I got the "hard copies" order ;o)

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Hi!  I'm looking online and for our cruise in March the price is showing $109.00/adult.  Does this mean I can just buy one attached to my name for the photos or do I need to purchase a package for each person in my room?

Thanks!

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3 minutes ago, juls_123456 said:

Hi!  I'm looking online and for our cruise in March the price is showing $109.00/adult.  Does this mean I can just buy one attached to my name for the photos or do I need to purchase a package for each person in my room?

Thanks!

 

Just purchase one package.  It will include any photo in which any person booked in your appears.

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On 12/26/2019 at 12:08 AM, Mr. Candyman said:

You can view them through kiosk they have setup.  But if you end up buying 10 photos onboard, you would be better off just buying the package pre-cruise for less. 

I agree but our children are in the adjoining room to ours and I believe we would be stuck buying two packages. 

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3 minutes ago, Anna0513 said:

I agree but our children are in the adjoining room to ours and I believe we would be stuck buying two packages. 

 

Are your kids aged 21 or under? You will still only need one package. Please refer to this support article:

https://support.ourcruisephotos.com/support/solutions/articles/238919-i-am-traveling-with-family-in-multiple-staterooms

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On 3/9/2017 at 9:57 AM, cruiselvr04 said:

We paid $375 last May on Liberty for all prints and thumb drive. We were in four cabins and from four states, all our children and grandchildren. To us it was worth it.

 

As we were boarding we took a picture with all of us using our cabin number. ( one of the things they do is used face recognition.) Every picture after that we used our cabin number and left with about 169 pictures.

 

Use every photo op available, in ports etc.

 

I had hired a photographer two years before that to come to the house and take pictures of all of us, it cost over that and the pictures on board were almost as good.

 

Was this price for each cabin??? I read in my cruise planner it is only for the people "in the cabin" so basically in our group of 9 cabins, unless I was in everyone's pictures they couldn't get the photos nor could I get any of theirs. When it says you get all photos, you get all the photos of your face and the faces of those in your cabin. Tell me how you did it ….please 🙂

 

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14 minutes ago, Anna0513 said:

They are both 21 

 

You probably have to buy a second package for the other stateroom, then. Their web site is unclear/inconsistent in the wording. You could try arguing the point even though they are 21 ("children aged 21 and under" vs. "kids under 21"), I don't know how successful that will be. I think the idea is that minor children are included, but age-of-majority aren't.

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Just now, moopetguy said:

 

You probably have to buy a second package for the other stateroom, then. Their web site is unclear/inconsistent in the wording. You could try arguing the point even though they are 21 ("children aged 21 and under" vs. "kids under 21"), I don't know how successful that will be. I think the idea is that minor children are included, but age-of-majority aren't.

It also says the 149.99 is per person.  That can’t be right can it?

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1 minute ago, Anna0513 said:

It also says the 149.99 is per person.  That can’t be right can it?


You only need to buy the package for one person in the stateroom. 

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Just now, moopetguy said:


You only need to buy the package for one person in the stateroom. 

Thank you for clarifying that! 

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4 hours ago, Anna0513 said:

They are both 21 

The only way to include them with your package is to either purchase a second photo package or just make sure one person from the purchasing cabin is always in a photo with them.  It has been reported by one passenger that simply giving the same cabin, when asked for stateroom, included passengers (other family members that weren't their children) not in the purchasing stateroom.  I can see how that may work but that is not the norm and not guaranteed to work based on the photo policy.  

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