I have checked out skyauction and I have yet to find a true bargain yet. They make it look like a good deal until you add in all the taxes and fees included in the small print.
I have also read several complaints about unresolved customer service issues. If you have an issue or run into trouble with a cruise you really need someone to be your advocate and someone who specializes in cruises.
I found a cruise we had booked through our agent, and compared it to the listing on skyauction and it was actually less expensive to purchase it through my agent.
I "won" a auction for New Orleans 4 day, for about $600 for a 1A says request quote for a OV. So, I emailed them requesting a quote for 2 days, they answered I must use the form (that asks for payment). Cant seem to ask for more than 1 date with the form. I also wanted to know if I could request a 1A guarantee instead of a specific cabin, still havent been able to obtain an answer. People dont have to give a credit card to bid and the price is good it says for 2 years. I may still go, but Id like to know a bit more before I pay them.
Price is nothing to write home about I decided either. I could buy thru a TA I know for that price or within $20 for a 1A. If you dont care, it may be just fine. You also have to pay in full at the time of booking your date, so I dont know if you can cancel. More questions than answers here. I would guess its best to not book until last minute since you have to pay in full. At least I know the price can't go up either.