Our art teams must strive for excellence and work hard, but in return, they are encouraged to enjoy the unique amenities working aboard a cruise ship has to offer. Our teams are welcome to attend the top-notch Broadway-style shows, live music or performances from stand-up comedians; to enjoy the ship’s bars and nightclubs, including “staff only” lounges; and dine in the multitude of passenger and staff restaurants.
All meals and accommodations on board are provided. Our Associates and Gallery Directors share a cabin with one other person, typically another Park West team member of the same gender, while Auctioneers have their own cabin. Depending on the assigned ship, Associate Auctioneers, Gallery Directors and Principal Auctioneers may have a guest, staff or crew cabin.
Principal Auctioneers are placed in a single cabin, which may be shared by a couple if the Principal Auctioneer wishes to travel with a spouse or partner. Associate Auctioneers and Gallery Directors share a cabin with one other person, typically someone of the same gender from the onboard art team. Cabin space is available for Principal or Associate Auctioneer couples if necessary.
For further information about opportunities and cruise ship life, read our FAQ.
Wayne W.""The pride of a man is that he delights in the works of his hands." This could not ring more true with me. Park West Gallery has given me purpose, drive and a passion for art. These ideals are extremely well presented and encouraged at the trainings we attend. I always leave feeling enriched, empowered and enthralled."
Yvonne H."I challenged myself in ways that helped me grow as a person. Park West prepared me to thrive as a team member, an entrepreneur & a public speaker."
Chris V."The Park West training experience is exceptional, with up to date sales and art education of the highest standard and industry leading professionals. The friendships that ware made last a lifetime. I would highly recommend this to any person looking to take it to a new level."
Martin & Roxana B."In all the years we have been involved with Park West, we have come to one very important conclusion: people are never really bothered about the cost of art, they are more inclined to say no because they feel intimidated by the whole experience and their lack of knowledge. A truly amazing experience, besides seeing the world for free, is meeting world-class artists that we would never have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. There is just something to be said for presenting a stunning painting by Anatole Krasnyansky and then suddenly he walks into the room to say hello! Or, presenting Csaba Markus as he walks in out of the blue to sit next to an unsuspecting collector and says, “Hi!” These are experiences that collectors will always remember when enjoying their acquisitions in the comfort of their own home. Imagine the stories that will be passed on to future generations!"
Dimitri D."This was by far the most educational training that I have ever done and I cannot wait to start putting it into practice. It was a fantastic experience and I cannot wait to come back to advanced training to acquire a wealth of knowledge that is truly priceless! All the trainers were professional and extremely well-equipped to help deliver their knowledge that can only put us in good stead. I would sincerely like to say thank you!"
Scott F."Even after 4 years of college and intense studies, I have never learned more than I did at Park West's 10 day training program. They truly put you to the test and give you all of the tools you need to succeed in this line of work."