Park West Gallery Joins Celebrity Apex for Its First-Ever Caribbean Cruise

 In Art & Gallery News, Cruise Art Auctions at Sea, Daniel Wall, Jon Rattenbury, Mark Kostabi

November has been an exciting month for Celebrity Cruises as the new Celebrity Apex set sail on its inaugural Caribbean cruise from Port Everglades, Florida.

Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Apex

The Park West Gallery Art Team, led by Principal Auctioneer Jordan Sitter, was on board to celebrate the ship’s first-ever Caribbean sailing from November 4-13. Along the way, the Park West crew got to introduce passengers to their awesome onboard collection of art as Apex made stops at San Juan, Puerto Rico, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, St. Johns, Antigua, Castries, St. Lucia and Basseterre, St. Kitts.

The Park West Art Team, led by Principal Auctioneer Jordan Sitter, made the ship's inaugural Caribbean sailing the experience of a lifetime for Park West collectors.

The Park West Art Team, led by Principal Auctioneer Jordan Sitter, made the ship’s inaugural Caribbean sailing the experience of a lifetime for Park West collectors.

In celebration of Apex’s maiden voyage in the Caribbean, Park West invited a select group of collectors for a week-long series of special events, ranging from private art auctions to exclusive shoreside excursions. The collectors even got the chance to meet some of Park West’s most popular artists, including New York art legend Mark Kostabi, famed Impressionist Daniel Wall, and English artist Jon Rattenbury.

live art auctions on Celebrity Apex Cruise Ship

The live art auctions on Apex are absolutely stunning.

Celebrity Apex was only christened a few days before its first voyage. The ship’s official naming ceremony was led by Reshma Saujani, the founder of the nonprofit Girls Who Code. In honor of Saujani’s work, Celebrity Cruises will offer fun, interactive beginning coding activities from the Girls Who Code curriculum as part of the cruise line’s onboard Camp at Sea program.

Principal Auctioneer Jordan Sitter was the master of ceremonies for Park West’s incredible arts programming on Apex’s first Caribbean voyage.

At the event, Richard Fain, chairman and CEO for Royal Caribbean Group, said “We are elated to welcome Celebrity Apex to our family of magnificent vessels that push the boundaries of what’s possible on a cruise ship. As we welcome guests back to the seas aboard the newest Edge class ship, we are excited to deliver the very best vacation experience that is the hallmark of every Celebrity cruise.”

Famed artist Mark Kostabi signs one of his creations live in front of Park West collectors.

Famed artist Mark Kostabi signs one of his creations live in front of Park West collectors.

Earlier this year, Celebrity Apex was notably the first passenger cruise ship by a major cruise line to set sail in Europe since March 2020. The stunning new ship waited over a year to set sail and has now set a new standard for luxury travel.

Park West collectors enjoy a meal with popular English artist Jon Rattenbury.

Park West collectors enjoy a meal with popular English artist Jon Rattenbury.

A Park West team was also on board for that European voyage earlier this year—you can read more about it here.

 

Interested in traveling on Celebrity Apex? You can already register for your upcoming Apex voyage—or any cruise ship that Park West Gallery serves—on our easy-to-use pre-registration page.

Just let us know what ship you’ll be on and when you’ll be traveling and we’ll make sure your trip is EXTRA special when you arrive.

In fact, everyone who pre-registers will get a complimentary $50 art credit and a free gift when they check in at the gallery during their voyage! Click HERE to register for your next cruise adventure!

 

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