New cruise ships for 2016

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Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of

Sailing aboard a new ship and taking advantage of the latest features – along with our art auctions at sea in new galleries – is a great experience, and four new ships are making waves in 2016.

We are always excited when our cruise line partners unveil new ships. Take a look at the ships coming out in 2016, many of which are slated to be among the biggest ships in their respective lines.


Holland America Line

Koningsdam (April 2016)

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Holland America’s Koningsdam (Photo courtesy of

Holland America Line is set to launch the 2,650-passenger Koningsdam, set for delivery in the spring. This is the first Pinnacle-class vessel for the cruise line, offering optimal travel accommodations for both solo travelers and families.

The ship’s interior design is based on the lines and shapes of musical instruments. An atrium three stories tall, for instance, represents a string quartet. Among the features is Blend, a purpose-built wine-blending venue at sea, and a space dedicated to digital workshops.

Cruise itineraries: Baltic Sea, the Caribbean, Western Mediterranean, transatlantic


Royal Caribbean International

Ovation of the Seas (April 2016)

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Royal Caribbean International’s Ovation of the Seas (Photo courtesy of

This new ship from Royal Caribbean International is the third and final of the line’s Quantum-class ships. The 167,000-ton, 4,180-passenger Ovation of the Seas features a number of innovations that appear on its sister vessels, Quantum and Anthem of the Seas. These include a skydiving simulator, the North Star ride that rises 300 feet above sea level, and the Two70 lounge that provides 270-degree ocean views.

The vessel is specifically built for the Chinese cruise market, which is becoming one of the biggest cruise markets in the world.

Cruise itineraries: Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Baltic Sea, Europe and the British Isles.


Harmony of the Seas (June 2016)

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Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy of

Debuting in June 2016 is Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas, which is being touted as the world’s largest cruise ship at 227,000 gross tons and 5,400 passengers. Harmony of the Seas will have features found on both the Quantum-class and Oasis-class vessels, including three multi-level water slides, a first for the cruise line.

The ship offers exclusive spaces for both teens and adults, and includes many of the high-tech features seen on the Quantum-class ships like RFID WOWBands that allow passengers to access their rooms, make reservations and even pay for purchases.

Cruise itineraries: Bahamas, the Caribbean, Europe, British Isles, Western Mediterranean, transatlantic.


Carnival Cruise Lines

Vista (May 2016)

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The entrance to the Havana Bar aboard Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of

Carnival Cruise Line is setting sail with the 3,936-passenger Carnival Vista in May 2016, the line’s first new ship since 2012. This is Carnival’s largest ship within its fleet and is the first of its Vista-class ships. The ship has many Cuban-themed features, such as the Habana Cavanas on deck 5 with outdoor patios, or hammocks in the Havana suites.

The ship will boast the first IMAX Theatre at sea along with SkyRide, a suspended open-air cycling ride, and more outdoors hangouts than any other Carnival ship, such as the Havana Bar and Pool. An at-sea brewery in its RedFrog pub will brew beer in large copper-topped glass kettles.

Cruise itineraries: Caribbean, Europe, transatlantic.

Be sure to visit us at our onboard art auctions when sailing these new ships!

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  • Kathy Hand

    Will Park West ever come back to Regent Cruises? We have missed you!

  • Heleen Loew

    my next cruise is on Celebrity Constellation
    Do you have auctions on celebrity?

  • Alan Arons

    We are sailing on the Celebrity Silhouette next month. Do you have any art auctions on this ship?

  • Wayne Oakes

    Looking forward to my next Cruise. Will see if I can get on one of them. Thank you for information!

  • Susan Mische

    I recently bought works by Alexander Chen on a Carnival cruise. I read the bio but it doesn’t say what technique he uses for his works. Is there a name for his technique? One of the works is called Park Avenue Winter, if that helps. Thank you!

  • Peter

    Great to hear. We will definitely be going again this year can’t wait

  • Peter &-Sonya Bannister

    Looks fabulous on these new ships. Definately will go again this year but undecided just where hmmnn

  • Frank Landry

    Will Park West be doing another VIP event in Boston? Thank you.

  • Connie

    Loved it when we were invited on a cruise with Park West . Were told at the time we would be invited again and that never happened. Any chance it may?

  • Laraine Fisher

    We purchased a limited edition print (Ballarat in the Gold Rush) in November 2015 on Voyager of the Seas and wonder when we can expect it to arrive?

  • Barbara Kelly

    On the RC Serenade I guessed the right amount for Peter Max and was very disappointed to find out that I was expected to pay to have my ” prize ” shipped to me! What kind of a prize costs money?

  • Fran & Gary Wade

    We have attended several of your VIP events in the ATL area, but just moved in June to Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (JAX area). Do you host any events in this area? We have a new home with lots of walls and need some art. Thank you.

  • William

    Ready to buy this new 2016,during my next cruise

  • tishelly

    Am interested in work for park west gallery obroad a cruise ship.

    But I don’t have a email from a recruiter. I really looking forward to have a job opportunity.

  • Ben Cheseldine

    I cannot tell everyone the extent that I enjoyed the auction and seminars on my cruise. Words don’t exist that can tell everyone how much fun and beauty was involved. Thank you can only touch the surface and you staff’s professional and fresh approach was flawless.

  • Linda

    I attended one of your auctions in 2014 out of Florida, on the Oasis of the sea and purchase a beautiful painting. I would love to attend another one of your cruises. Could you please keep me informed on any future cruises from Florida.

  • Daniel Kass

    Was recently on the Royal Carribean ship Marina (27 Dec.- 3 Jan.2016)and won a lottery during the auction held by you on board. The picture I selected (Jamestown Cottage by Tarkay, serial number 295567, Item No. PRMo83)was promised within two weeks after paying for overseas shipment. As of writing, more than 3 weeks later, it has yet to be received ? Appreciate an update.

  • ken robb

    hi , we just received our artwork yesterday and to our surprise the courier was to collect the duty . it was our understanding that there would be no duty since we were at sea and i even declared the amount at customs . do you know how we can be reimbursed for this fee

  • Marshall Johnson

    We have always enjoyed the displays and auctions presented by Park West…Our cruises have always been on Holland America. I have four works of art purchased on various cruises. Love them, and as always, I think a fair price. Keep Sailing!

  • Evan

    Everything is very open with a very clear description of the issues.
    It was definitely informative. Your site is extremely helpful.

    Thank you for sharing!

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