Originally Posted by maxima
Can someone please explain to me why these "auctions" are still allowed on cruises?
Because they are a major revenue generator.
Also, the cruise lines have contracts and they don't want to break them before the end date. That would be costly since Park West and whatever other auction companies there are would have grounds to sue.
Royal Caribbean is not going to renew their Park West contracts and will let them expire. The end dates are "by ship" and so it will take several months to cascade across the fleet.