Cruise NewsCarnival Cruise Line Eliminates Most of Their Photo Packages

Carnival Cruise Line Eliminates Most of Their Photo Packages

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Carnival Cruise Line recently started offering pre-cruise photo packages.   Since then there have been a few changes in pricing, and now there has been a change made in what packages are offered.

The photo packages, introduced in March, included 3 different options which allowed cruise passengers to save anywhere from $50 to $450 on their photos.

The price was raised and then lowered again, and now a couple of the more popular photo packages are being eliminated.

Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald posted the recent change to the photo packages on his Facebook page:

Effective today, May 2, 2018, we are no longer offering the Pixels Plus or Pixels Max photo packages.

Despite our very good intentions, we simply did not anticipate the demand for these packages and our ability to deliver them to our guests onboard.

We will honor the packages for those guests who have purchased them prior to this announcement. We will continue to offer the Pixels package that includes five photos for professional printing on board and one photo as a 16″ x 20″ canvas portrait for $99.98 pre-cruise and $119.98 on embarkation day.

Going forward, we will be evaluating new packages that both meet the expectations and needs of our guests and our onboard photo team.

The two photo packages being removed are Pixels Plus and Pixels Max.  Pixels Plus was priced at $199.98 if purchased before the cruise and included all the photos in digital or print format.  Pixels Max was $249.98 if purchased pre-cruise and included all the passenger’s photos plus an additional 50 photos in print or digital format.

The popular photo packages proved to be a little too popular as Carnival’s photo department could not keep up with demand.   Any cruise passenger buying at least 5 photos will still benefit in buying the Pixels package, especially if purchased before embarkation.

Heald also posted a poll on his page, asking if Carnival cruisers would prefer just digital prints or still like to have a printed version of their photos to take home:

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J. Souza
J. Souza
Jon is the co-founder of Cruise Fever and has been on 50+ cruises since his first in 2009. As an editor, 15-year writer on the cruise industry, and avid cruise enthusiast he has sailed with at least 10 cruise lines and is always looking for a great cruise deal. Jon lives in North Carolina and can be reached at [email protected].
Cruise NewsCarnival Cruise Line Eliminates Most of Their Photo Packages


  1. I was so excited to purchase a photo package for our families first cruise in July and they were removed before I could. Very disappointed that carnival has removed these packages and every other cruise line has them. Seems to me more photos will be thrown away and wasted without the photo package and more money lost. But that’s just me. They are way to expensive to purchase individually. The one package that is left is not worth the price. Very disappointed with this decision to remove photo packages after less than 2 months. More planning should have went into this before posting, changing prices and removing.

  2. I purchased the Pixels plus package the first day they were on Carnivals website for our upcoming October cruise on the Freedom. I was sad to see it removed but I also understand. I called and was assured that I would still have my package honored much to my relief. I agree with the poll that people would buy a complete digital package if offered so I hope they come up with one for our next cruise that is booked out of Port Canaveral next year.

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