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LoveMickey
04-11-2012, 12:55 PM
Hi,

Is there an advantage to purchasing the photo packages via the on-line reservation system than purchasing them when you go to Shutters on the Ship?

Do they off the same deals on the ship as they offer on-line?

thanks

PrincessShmoo
04-11-2012, 01:08 PM
Hi,

Is there an advantage to purchasing the photo packages via the on-line reservation system than purchasing them when you go to Shutters on the Ship?

Do they off the same deals on the ship as they offer on-line?

thanks

The 10 and 30 credit packages are only available online, precruise. The 20 credit package as well as a 40 (or sometimes 50) credit packages are available onboard. The price for the 20 credit package is the same online, or onboard.

:cutie:

ilovetexas
04-11-2012, 01:36 PM
The 10 and 30 credit packages are only available online, precruise. The 20 credit package as well as a 40 (or sometimes 50) credit packages are available onboard. The price for the 20 credit package is the same online, or onboard.

:cutie:

If I buy the 10 credit package prior to the cruise (it's just me and DH, we probably won't buy that many pics) and want to upgrade to 20 on the cruise, can I do that without incurring any type of upcharge for not doing it in advance?

PrincessShmoo
04-11-2012, 02:50 PM
If I buy the 10 credit package prior to the cruise (it's just me and DH, we probably won't buy that many pics) and want to upgrade to 20 on the cruise, can I do that without incurring any type of upcharge for not doing it in advance?

AFAIK, yes. You can upgrade/downgrade as you wish. We had purchased a 20 credit package on our last cruise. As it turned out, we only wanted 3 pictures. Shutters credited back the purchase price of the 20 credit package and charged us for just 3 pictures.

:cutie:

bpate
04-11-2012, 04:55 PM
I was wondering whether or not if I bought the $199 30 credit photo package in advance online if once I was on the boat I could upgrade to the cd so I called DCL and they said no you could not upgrade. Anyone have experience with this?

~Brandy

LoveMickey
04-12-2012, 12:47 PM
Thanks for the info.

So I do not see an advantage to ordering before you cruise, plus there's a $1.00 service fee you have to pay. Don't know what that is all about.

Partridge4ever
04-12-2012, 01:05 PM
Thanks for the info.

So I do not see an advantage to ordering before you cruise, plus there's a $1.00 service fee you have to pay. Don't know what that is all about.

If you thought you'd be in the 10 photo credit range, you would be better to preorder it, because if I'm understanding correctly, the smallest package on the cruise is 20 credits.

PrincessShmoo
04-12-2012, 01:14 PM
Thanks for the info.

So I do not see an advantage to ordering before you cruise, plus there's a $1.00 service fee you have to pay. Don't know what that is all about.

If you thought you'd be in the 10 photo credit range, you would be better to preorder it, because if I'm understanding correctly, the smallest package on the cruise is 20 credits.

That's it :thumbsup2

If you feel that you may not want enough pictures for a 20 credit package, but probably more 3 or 4 pictures, then you want the 10 credit package, and it's only available precruise, online.

:cutie:

E&EMom
04-12-2012, 03:20 PM
If you think you will be crusing DCL again, the unused pictures credits are good on another cruise. I purchased the 20 on our last cruise and had one left over and plan to use it on our next cruise in October. They don't expire.

That might be an option.

LoveMickey
04-12-2012, 03:38 PM
Oh that option of using them on future cruises is good.

Thanks for the tip.

PrincessShmoo
04-12-2012, 03:43 PM
If you think you will be crusing DCL again, the unused pictures credits are good on another cruise. I purchased the 20 on our last cruise and had one left over and plan to use it on our next cruise in October. They don't expire.

That might be an option.

Where did you see that the credits don't expire and you can use them on subsequent cruises?

:cutie:

Carlnne
04-12-2012, 03:46 PM
There have been some changes to packages reported by people on the Fantasy MV. (choice of digital vs print packages). Im thinking if it becomes a permanent change than the presail offers might change eventually. I might preorder now in case it changes before June.

Goofy559
04-12-2012, 04:12 PM
Just off the Fantasy MV. FYI, you can no longer carry your credits from one cruise to the next. They do not sell any packages of "credits" on board the Fantasy. They had a 10 photo or 20 photo package and you could get either prints or a CD. According to shutters staff, they will be rolling these changes out across the fleet. They also had the CD available. I believe the 10 was $149 and the 20 was $249.

If it were me, I would only buy a package I knew I could finish.

PrincessShmoo
04-12-2012, 04:15 PM
Just off the Fantasy MV. FYI, you can no longer carry your credits from one cruise to the next. They do not sell any packages of "credits" on board the Fantasy. They had a 10 photo or 20 photo package and you could get either prints or a CD. According to shutters staff, they will be rolling these changes out across the fleet. They also had the CD available. I believe the 10 was $149 and the 20 was $249.

If it were me, I would only buy a package I knew I could finish.

Ewwww! I don't like this change!

:cutie:

mesaboy2
04-12-2012, 04:19 PM
Just off the Fantasy MV. FYI, you can no longer carry your credits from one cruise to the next. They do not sell any packages of "credits" on board the Fantasy. They had a 10 photo or 20 photo package and you could get either prints or a CD. According to shutters staff, they will be rolling these changes out across the fleet. They also had the CD available. I believe the 10 was $149 and the 20 was $249.

If it were me, I would only buy a package I knew I could finish.

Questions that jump to mind:
- I wonder how the different size pictures would figure into this?
- What if I want both prints and a CD?
- Does that mean the CD photos would include a border, or that the prints wouldn't?
- Or am I being too literal with the "either/or"?

E&EMom
04-12-2012, 05:50 PM
I don't like the idea of not being able to use unused picture credits on future cruises. That really stinks! I had planned to buy a package again in October and if we didn't use them all to use them on our cruise next June. Guess I won't now!

Meghatron
04-12-2012, 06:05 PM
Wait, so they're going to start limiting the number on pictures you can get on a CD? And it will be twice the price for 20 on a CD vs. 20 physical prints?

PrincessShmoo
04-12-2012, 06:09 PM
Wait, so they're going to start limiting the number on pictures you can get on a CD? And it will be twice the price for 20 on a CD vs. 20 physical prints?

I read it as they are offering a 10 or 20 photo package. The package can either be printed or on a CD. AND they are still offering the CD containing all photos taken. (presumeably for a much higher price).

:cutie:

4HOLIDAYS
04-12-2012, 07:36 PM
I do not like these ideas at all!

chinarider
04-12-2012, 08:59 PM
sorry, dont know how to cut and paste here...

Shutters ad on Fantasy Navigator shows CD with unlimited pictures $349 and for $50 more , you can all the prints as well.

We're just a family of two and that's way too much for us but, I know I lot of people that are very interested in it

lbgraves
04-12-2012, 09:11 PM
The smaller CD options are simply for people who don't have a lot of pictures and don't want to pay the $349 for the regular CD.

The CD pictures will now have borders on them. There is not an option to have them not included on the CD but you can still request prints without the borders while on the cruise.

eeyoremommy
04-12-2012, 09:21 PM
lbgraves,
Were there any photos that were printed that did not appear on the CD? Just curious. When there are so many places that one can take the CD to print pics, it doesn't make sense to pay $50 more for all the printed pics as well unless there are some that are not on the CD. Just thinking out loud...Thanks for your help. Planning ahead for our June trip on the Fantasy:)

lbgraves
04-12-2012, 09:36 PM
On the MV there was a huge issue with wrong pictures being put in the folders. Our friends linked with us bought the CD. We kept getting their pictures, along with some we didn't know the people in them. I had to hand them to the CM at the desk and tell them the room number they needed to be added to. They were clear that if the picture wasn't in your folder, it wouldn't be on your CD. This happened with most of the pictures of the kids together. For some reason the picture was not put in each stateroom's folder, just one of them. You need to be vigilent about checking the kiosk for pictures and let them know if there are some missing. When we get the CD in the future, I will get our prints without the borders since the CD will have the borders on all of the pictures. I guess since I have paid $399 for just the CD before, the new offer sounds like a deal to me. :)

jlwhitney
04-12-2012, 10:12 PM
I don't like the idea of not being able to use unused picture credits on future cruises. That really stinks! I had planned to buy a package again in October and if we didn't use them all to use them on our cruise next June. Guess I won't now!

This does not bother me since I never knew you could do it in the first place....haha....but completley see your point!

owensamo
04-13-2012, 07:08 AM
When we get the CD in the future, I will get our prints without the borders since the CD will have the borders on all of the pictures. I guess since I have paid $399 for just the CD before, the new offer sounds like a deal to me. :)

I like this as well - I can see us purchasing the $399 package on our next 7 night cruise since we'll get all the prints as well! It's kind of a win for everyone - I get the photos on CD, and DCL gets to get rid of all the prints they're printing anyway without having to destroy them. I don't necessarily have to go reprint stuff unless I need more copies.

I do think if you can request the photos to be printed borderless and be included in this price, that's the way to go. I know I've used the digital copies in other media and needed them borderless. Having to scan them to copy them might be a little annoying, though - I'd rather have the prints with borders and the CD without. :confused3

Partridge4ever
04-13-2012, 11:29 AM
The CD pictures will now have borders on them. There is not an option to have them not included on the CD but you can still request prints without the borders while on the cruise.

So you can't get the CD without borders? I like the borders for character photos, but I don't want borders on formal night pictures, etc.