We have cruised many times and have learned to skip the so called Auction listed in the newsletter. I almost bought into the art that will appreciate in value over time (yeah right). Thank God I did not get caught up in the bidding. First time cruisers are the marks. I tell my friends to just ignore it, the sales pitch and framing specials are not worth your time. Just find something that really is ship board entertainment. When the cruise ships stop making money on these auctions they will disappear.