You don't have to be camera shy to feel hounded by cruise ship photographers. They're everywhere, especially on mainstream cruise ships. Stroll across the lobby in the evening to get a drink, and you run the gauntlet of shutterbugs begging you to pose in front of fake sunsets and imaginary beaches. Walk down the gangway and a pirate or lifesize dolphin is waiting to pose with you. Stick a forkful of steak in your mouth, and someone pops up, asking you to say "cheese."
We agree that professional photos taken on cruise ships can make fabulous mementos of your trip for years to come -- not to mention great holiday cards and gifts for the grandparents. But if you just don't feel like wasting another 15 minutes of your vacation flashing your pearly whites, here are seven ways to get those cruise photographers to leave you alone.