Holland America Line will install five Microsoft Surface units in Mix, its new lounge with three specialty bars -- Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales -- aboard four more ships. Already in operation on Veendam, Mix and Surface units will be completed on Rotterdam by mid-December, followed by three additional installations.
The Yachts of Seabourn has embarked on a multimillion-dollar renovation of its three original ships. Seabourn Spirit recently completed a makeover, and Pride and Legend are planned to undergo extensive refurbishments during the coming year.
Capping a year of taking viewers behind the scenes as ships go through drydock, Princess Cruises is again offering an opportunity to follow a vessel through the renovation process as Tahitian Princess transforms into Ocean Princess.
Louis Majesty, the former Norwegian Majesty, is on her way to Europe and will undergo routine maintenance and a makeover before sailing in Louis Cruises livery, starting on December 4, 2009. Louis acquired the ship from Star Cruises in July 2008 and the ship continued to sail with NCL until last month.