January 2016 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Western
Now comes the time to look at all these photos. He sits us in front of a video he made, and bound wedding album for the, as Carnival stated, "reasonably priced photo package" of $3,000. That was not reasonable. Not even close. We paid for 19 people to attend our wedding cruise. This was our second marriage, I am in my late 50's. A few nice pictures was all we wanted. We had no opportunity to really explain this to him. The 8X10' were $30. Having the wedding on the ship, I would have thought the pictures would be at least the price offered for the normal pictures taken on the ship.
My suggestions to Carnival and others thinking of getting married on a ship- Have a correspondence opportunity with your photographer and the couple getting married so expectations are understood. Understand the brief reception and have someone keep the time so that you are not cheated of time. Bring a back up CD to the reception. Tell the photographer "No" when he becomes intrusive on your special day.
On this cruise our ship had someone airlifted due to illness, we were rerouted, did our excursions in reverse. Then hit a hurricane and had rain daily. Everyone on the ship, including the crew were throwing up everywhere. The final at sea day the ship lost electricity and our toilets overflowed and did not work for hours. But, we had great excursions, including an amazing 2 tank dive and a swim through a cave. The food aboard the Glory was exceptional! We ate at the Steakhouse the last night and it was far beyond our expectations. Arriving in Miami after a trying but interesting trip, we headed to the northeast to all airports closed due to a historic snowstorm! Yes, we are still together, and laughing about it. It may be awhile though until I cruise again!