Holland America Line Renews Partnership With Microsoft, Offers More Onboard Digital Workshops


Holland America Line renewed its partnership with Microsoft to continue offering its on-board computer and digital camera enrichment classes. The Digital Workshop powered by Windows shares the latest technology and offers sessions. On-board workshop venues will be renovated and rebranded and new Windows 8 session material and hardware will be added. 

The complimentary workshops, led by Microsoft-trained “Techsperts” on all 15 ships in the Holland America Line fleet, introduce guests with varying levels of computer and camera experience to photo editing, movie and slideshow creation, PC organization, cloud storage with SkyDrive and more.

The new Windows 8 curriculum will offer more than 20 different 50-minute workshops in a variety of genres. Guests can choose to attend some or all of the workshops, which are offered at various times and days throughout every cruise. Multiple workshops are held every day.

Guests looking to learn more about computers can attend “Find the Right PC for You” to discover the right Windows PC for varying lifestyles and budgets, or “Brush Up on PC Basics” to learn ways to navigate a PC and how to keep their PC clean and organized.

“Learn to Use Your Digital Camera” is for guests looking to become familiar with ways to use their digital camera. “Edit Your Photos Like a Pro” illustrates how to improve the look and feel of photos with Photo Gallery and “Keep Your Photos Organized” demonstrates how to easily get pictures from a camera to a PC with Photo Gallery.

More advanced guests can learn how to apply artistic touches during “Get Creative with Photo Editing” or create slide shows and videos with Movie Maker during the “Create Movies and Slideshows” class.

In addition, one-on-one coaching called “Techspert Time” also is available 70 hours each week so guests can stop by with questions. Those in need of more in-depth assistance can attend these help sessions.

For more information, visit www.hollandamerica.com.