See link from Cruisemates.com
Aside from the shops on board; casino, SPA, speciality restaurants, the list goes on.
Imagine viewing numerou Art Prints, copies of an original or an actual original Oil on Canvas. You sit back in a comfortable lounge chair, are given a free glass of bubbly called Champagne and relax while listening to a person wanting to ensure you will walk away with a special piece of Art.
Buyer beware is the first motto you should adhere to, if you do not want to part with your hard earned monies, more than you can ever imagine.
Here are some links,
This one is a balanced article
This article of 2007 shows what does buying Art on a Cruise Ship mean to the buyer and the seller.
An extract: —————————————
(Quote: Buyer beware
Each year, tens of thousands of tourists sail the seas. Many voyages feature auctions promoted with brochures, announcements and seminars. Cruise lines charge the art companies a fee but take no responsibility for their dealings.
Champagne flows freely. Auctioneers deliver spellbinding spiels.
The show, ….., is “informative and entertaining.”
It is also big business, and Park West is among the prominent oceanic entrepreneurs. /Quote End)
Here is a link to the (Wikipedia, the free ) History of Park West itself..
Here is the Park West Blog
Note: The above is given for the cruiser to make ones own decision on to buy or not buy Art on a cruise ship,
The Web contains numerous items of interest.