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Ahoy! Celebrity Cruise Lines welcomes an Apple Store on board

Mel Martin

Having withdrawal from all things Mac while on a sea voyage? Here's some future therapy. The Celebrity Cruise ship company has announced a new Internet Cafe on the new 2,850 passenger Celebrity Eclipse which sets sail in April. The iLounge, as Celebrity has named it, will include a mini Apple Store where passengers can buy MacBooks, iPods and other accessories.

Passengers will also be able to sign up for courses in iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and iWeb. Two other new ships are coming on line in 2011 and 2012, and both will have the iLounge aboard.

Celebrity operates ships that cruise to Alaska, The Caribbean, Europe, South America, Canada and New England.

This isn't the first time Macs have gone to sea. Back in 2008 we reported on Macs being installed on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for passenger use. Macs are also showing up in hotels and other places where tourists gather.

It sounds like a cool idea. Note to potential passengers: check out those internet costs when aboard. They are just a bit high.

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