We went around and had pictures taken on the promenade area. There were at least 6 or 7 different backgrounds every night. They would change them each evening. That is one thing I like, both on this cruise and last time, there were always a lot of places to take pictures! The one thing I hated is that they set it up right in front of the casino where all the smokers go to puff away. Specifically, the very family friendly xmas tree backdrop with a bench and wrapped gifts was smack in the middle of the promenade right next to the very loud band and smokers. I think a little bit a pre-planning and it could have been in a different location!
We had an issue this night. After taking pictures my husband and I somehow got split up near the elevators while trying to go down to the lobby (deck 3) for a picture down there. I was carrying my son and my husband had the stroller, diaper bag, room cards, etc. I was looking around for an hour, as was my husband. I went to the room, not there. I went back to the elevators on deck 5 and 3, not there. I panicked. I had no ID to even show Guest Services that I was me in order to get a new room key! Thankfully my room steward let me in.
My husband showed up soon after and we were both upset about the whole thing. So let that be a lesson. Always keep your room card ON YOU!!