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#1
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Is there an art gallery on Crystal? The industry has turned against Park West and other auctioneers...is anyone selling art onboard?

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#2
New York City
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Joined Feb 2005
I haven't seen any art auctions on board either ship in over a year. On the Symphony, corridors that lead to Prego used to display them and have been replaced by large posters (you can see one if you look at the computer center) and the dedicated art gallery on the Serenity is now a shop...so I would say that the auction was left on land.
#3
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Originally posted by Out2See
I haven't seen any art auctions on board either ship in over a year. On the Symphony, corridors that lead to Prego used to display them and have been replaced by large posters (you can see one if you look at the computer center) and the dedicated art gallery on the Serenity is now a shop...so I would say that the auction was left on land.
Absolutely correct!

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#4
Columbus, Ohio
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Joined Mar 2006
Originally posted by Out2See
I haven't seen any art auctions on board either ship in over a year. On the Symphony, corridors that lead to Prego used to display them and have been replaced by large posters (you can see one if you look at the computer center) and the dedicated art gallery on the Serenity is now a shop...so I would say that the auction was left on land.
Cheers for Crystal in making their ships a "free-zone" from such hype and flim flam. That type of salesmanship and questionable "values" does not really fit for the environment of a class operation.

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio


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#5
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I agree - art auctions have no place on a luxury line. We took a quick, 5-day trip on QM2 on in 2010 and were appalled to see masses of tacky "art" displayed throughout most of the Winter Garden, pretty much making that room unavailable for passenger relaxation for the duration of the voyage. It was a disappointment on both counts. A company striving to honor Cunard's long tradition should have known better.
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Originally posted by Seafairer
I agree - art auctions have no place on a luxury line. We took a quick, 5-day trip on QM2 on in 2010 and were appalled to see masses of tacky "art" displayed throughout most of the Winter Garden, pretty much making that room unavailable for passenger relaxation for the duration of the voyage. It was a disappointment on both counts. A company striving to honor Cunard's long tradition should have known better.
but someone must be purchasing!

Cunard is heavily into the art auctions and 'deals' with outside vendors doing the work. If you say that you can't fly home with your painting, they will offer to have it shipped. Curiously the shipments are done elsewhere and you aren't buying the same item you saw on the ship.

A sucker is born, etc.