No, the Sea Princess has not been refurbished. It is simply a "new" ship to Princess Cruises. You have no worries though, it's still in good nick. I walked into the internet room a few times but didn't use the computers. I would guess there were about 12 computers in the room and the most I ever saw being used was no more than 3.
We used the "Rigolleto" anytime dining-room for our evening meal and found it worked fine. You had a table of 8 with different people every night so easy to meet people and make new friends. I would certainly do the same again if I booked another cruise in the future. One complaint was the lack of vegetables with the meals but all-in-all very good food & service.
For breakfast & lunch we used the Horizon Buffet. Food was mediocre and selection was just about ok. It could get completely packed at times and difficult to get a table. The other restaurant was a pizza place - never tried that so cannot comment.
A note about the tipping: I reckon about 30% of people cancelled their tips within 2-days of being on-board. Most people preferred to give tips individually for good service. We cancelled 50% of ours and tipped our cabin boy seperately. They take 10-dollars a day automatically from each person but like I said, loads of people cancelled theirs and pretty much everyone you spoke to would moan about it. We British just don't operate like the Americans do.
Have just returned from a P&O cruise on Oriana to Venice. Now looking at next years brochures and Sea Princess looks a good option for family deals. Have noticed that many questions on the chat site relate to wine/alcohol, do I take it that alcohol is expensive on board? We like to order wine with dinner and wondered what the cost is on average?
Drinks were on average about 4-dollars plus 15% tip. Cost of a bottle of wine in the restaurant was 20-26 dollars for an average bottle and up to 60-70 dollars if you wanted the top-notch stuff. All plus 15% tip of course.