Photography

For those of you who have read the FAQs, there has been some question about the photography clause. For those of you who HAVEN’T read the FAQs – SHAME ON YOU!!!  Go read them!  Now!!!

Seriously, they do contain a lot of information you NEED to know – some of it’s just helpful and some of it is legal stuff that you will be held accountable to – whether you read them or not. So, it’s in your best interest to read them!!!!  

Anywho…. The question in question is:

Q: CAN I TAKE PICTURES AND VIDEO ON BOARD?

A: Sure! Snap away!  BUT only with small, non-professional digital cameras and cell phones. Professional quality cameras with detachable lenses and video specific cameras are not allowed by anyone! And PLEASE be respectful of the artists and your fellow passengers by NOT using a flash during shows.

Also, please be respectful of the artists when they are out and about on board the ship between performances. This is a working vacation for them and if they are constantly mobbed, they may run away and hide in their cabins … and nobody wants that!

This policy is actually no different than it has ever been, we have just restructured how we are communicating information because there have been some problems. This is a multi-tiered issue.

First of all, while there are several bands that don’t have any problem with fans using any camera of their choice, many of the larger, more well-known bands have strict policies regarding photography at their shows.

Second, Royal Caribbean has policies about photographing their logo, their staff, etc.

Therefore, only Royal Caribbean photographers will be allowed to use professional level photography equipment on board. RCI’s photographers will be working with NAHA to provide band and crowd shots as well as their standard cruise photography.

You are certainly welcome to bring a camera, you just cannot use a professional-style camera during the shows.  If you have a professional-style camera that you would like to bring on board for scenery shots (such as while in port), etc., please feel free to do so, but be VERY CAREFUL about where and how you take pictures on board the ship.  If you are found using a professional camera somewhere where you should not be, you will be asked to leave that area immediately – even if it is a show venue.

You’re not here to work – you’re here to ENJOY!  So your best bet is to bring a small non-professional digital to snap whatever memories you wish, but leave the professional cameras at home.



What Passengers Think

My husband and I took a chance and booked our first ever cruise in December 2011 after listening to a radio commercial about a cruise with ZZ Top, George Thorogood and John Kay playing and cruising with us (among many other great bands!). This was “Woodstock on Water”! We have been on every one since and have made many new friends who we correspond with throughout the year and look forward to seeing every year. There should be a different word than “Cruise” to describe this because it does not compare to a standard cruise by any means. Seeing- greeting-hugging-taking pictures with so many of our idols – PRICELESS!! Pam and the NAHA staff do an outstanding job and we always book as soon as each cruise booking opens – no need to wait to see who will be rockin’ us! If you like classic and southern rock and have not booked this cruise, do not wait or you’ll miss out. It sells out earlier every year. (Love to all the Dfers and FB Rock Legends Cruise Fans and FB Rock Legends Cruise Party’ers!)

Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT! Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT!

First time on RLC cruise and it was, by far, one of the best damn times I’ve ever had in my life! Loved every band we saw, especially Sammy, Bad Company and Artimus Pyle! Had already booked for VII before we even went on this one and won’t be giving up my reservation for anything! I do agree with another reviewer that the chair reserving/holding on the deck needs to be addressed and the smoking everywhere on deck 11 was a little much. Thank you NAHA for nailing it for us true rockers!!

Mary, Talk about a Rock-n-Roll fantasy! Mary, Talk about a Rock-n-Roll fantasy!