One of my kids' favorite parts of the day was tracking down the characters for photos. With each day came a new costume for Mickey and the gang (Disney created six new costumes just for the new NYC-Canada journey, including Fisherman Mickey and Statue of Liberty Minnie) and my kids wanted pictures with them all. As expected, photographers are present to capture each moment, and the photos are for sale onboard the ships. But that doesn't mean Mom can't join her kids in the photos if she wants to snap one on her own camera; the cast members are ready and willing to use your camera, too!
Our best tip: The biggest gathering of characters occurs just before dinnertime each night. They also appear right before the second dinner seating, so if you miss them the first go round, then you have a second shot each evening.