Go back to the enewsletter Princess Cruises has u

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterPrincess Cruises has unveiled the design and key features of Majestic Princess, the newest and most luxurious ship in its global fleet.Majestic Princess will offer its guests a variety of enticing features and experiences, including two new specialty restaurants:Harmony, created in partnership with Chef Richard Chen formerly of Wynn Las Vegas “Wing Lei” (the first Chinese restaurant in North America awarded a Michelin star) this restaurant will feature haute Chinese cuisine, serving Chef Chen’s interpretation of classic Cantonese dishes.Le Bistrot, located in the lively atrium, will offer casual French home-style dining with a modern twist. Reminiscent of a Parisian bistro, guests will enjoy traditional escargot casseroles, braised ox tongue and mushroom ragout, along with baguettes, tarts and pastries.Popular culinary offerings from sister ships Royal Princess and Regal Princess will also be aboard Majestic Princess including:The exclusive Chef’s Table Lumiere, a unique and engaging dining experience personally hosted by Princess’ Executive Chef which includes a private galley tour and a multi-course dinner served at a grand custom-designed table where guests are surrounded by a glimmering curtain of light.The award-winning Crown Grill & Bar, an American steakhouse preparing top quality cuts of beef, chops and seafood in an open kitchen served in a classically elegant restaurant setting.Alfredo’s, named after Princess Cruises’ award-winning Master Chef Alfredo Marzi, offering a selection of classic Italian and signature Neapolitan-style pizzas (voted “Best Pizza at Sea”), along with baked pasta dishes and specialty appetisers and desserts.To top it off, there will also be a wide selection of all-day gastronomy in the World Fresh Marketplace, where guests can taste flavours from diverse food stations around the world ranging from Mediterranean dishes to colourful farmer’s market salads and a new “East Meets West” street food specialty counter.Modern and stylish cruise ship designInfluenced by fashion, art and history, the interior designs of Majestic Princess present a sophisticated and stylish visual experience, representative of travelling the world. Exquisite designs use metal, glass and inlaid wood throughout to welcome guests. European marble, mosaic tile floors, polished woods and sumptuous fabrics are featured onboard the ship alongside plush custom-designed carpets and hand tufted rugs Modern and Stylish Stateroom DesignMore than 80 per cent of Majestic Princess staterooms include a private balcony. All staterooms feature the new Princess Luxury bed, featuring a custom-made mattress developed by Dr Michael Breus, the US sleep expert known as “The Sleep Doctor” and luxury linens designed by Canadian design star Candice Olson. The superb bedding system is exclusively designed for the Princess SLEEP programme.World class entertainmentThe first two shows to be seen on Majestic Princess will be “Fiera” and “Fantastic Journey” which have both been met with enthusiastic acclaim by international audiences across the Princess fleet. These musical shows feature a world class cast of singers and dancers along with some of the most elaborate production numbers, costumes and advanced multimedia stage technology ever produced at sea. The ship also features Movies Under the Stars on the largest outdoor screen at sea, as well as Water Colour Fantasy, a cruise industry first presenting a dazzling water and light show at sea.Onboard experienceMajestic Princess’ guests will also experience the signature SeaWalk, the industry’s first glass floor walkway at sea, and SeaView Bar featuring “flair” bartending with spectacular ocean views. The Piazza Atrium, the central focal point of the ship features live entertainment throughout the day and evening. The atrium is surrounded by The Shops of Princess, nearly 1100 square metres of luxury boutiques which include designer shops from Cartier, Bulgari and Chopard, leather goods from Burberry and Gucci, along with watches by these luxury brands as well as Montblanc, Longines, Rado and Tissot.Majestic Princess will sail on her inaugural voyage on 4 April next year, a five-day Adriatic Sea cruise roundtrip from Rome with stops in Kotor and Corfu. Following her maiden cruise, Majestic Princess will tour Europe on 7-, 14-, 21- and 28-day cruises departing from Rome, Barcelona or Athens.A repositioning voyage will depart Barcelona on 14 May 2017, visiting Dubai and Singapore before arriving in Shanghai, the ship’s new home. Majestic Princess will begin its first cruise from its homeport in Shanghai on 11 July 2017 carrying 3560 guests to a variety of destinations in Japan and Korea.“With the debut of Majestic Princess, first in Europe and then in China, we invite guests to indulge in a world class experience that allows them to completely relax, unwind and ultimately ‘come back new’,” Princess Cruises Vice President Australia & New Zealand Stuart Allison said.Fares for a Majestic Princess 14-night European cruise start from $3459 per person twin share for a voyage from Barcelona to Athens, departing 16 April 2017 and visiting 13 ports including a host of destinations in Spain, France, Greece and Malta. Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Growth Capital 2 Things to Learn from the Carrier IQ Legal Mess

first_imgOK, this Carrier IQ situation is really crazy, but there are some things for every company seeking growth capital should think about.1) Who is really at fault here: Carrier IQ or the carriers?While this is a complex question (and as of today all of the facts are not known) what we do know is Carrier IQ is the software provider and the carriers have licensed their software for use on mobile devices for sale to consumers.Two key issues are what type of monitoring the carriers were performing on the phones, and was it disclosed.Seems to me that what was being monitored and whether there is an issue of ‘not disclosing’ something, really falls on the carrier’s shoulders. The carriers are the ones that determine what information to collect, transmit, etc., and also are the ones with the obligation to disclose these type of activities to their customers.Oh, I am not simply making this up, as Tech Crunch (“Don’t Blame the Carrier IQ”) and CBS News (“Carrier IQ wrongly accused of keylogging”) seem to be taking this view too.2) What does the indemnity say between Carrier IQ and the carriers?OK, I know indemnities are something that makes most people’s eyes glaze over, but this is important, so stay with me. Just as background, most software or SaaS providers should only be providing infringement indemnities, and not a typical general indemnity (here is some background on this issue from my blog).Why, you say?  Well, this CarrierIQ situation should make you think about indemnities, as if Carrier IQ signed an indemnity (which is in essence an insurance policy) in which they indemnified the carrier regarding “their use of the software,” “arising from Carrier IQ’s performance,” or something like that, then Carrier IQ has a huge problem. Carrier IQ could be on the hook for millions of dollars in legal fees and fines/judgments/settlement amounts, when (based on what we know now) they may not be the ones that really caused this messy situation.What I am trying to say here, is if you are a tech company think really hard about indemnities, as in situations like this they can really become a big/huge/ bet the company legal issue for you.If you think this is not serious business, read the top of a complaint filed in court on Dec 2nd, 2011:ciqcomplaint2 2 Takeways From the CarrierIQ Situation, from a SaaS AttorneyWe’ll see how this plays out, but at the very least, every company seeking growth capital ought to be able to learn a thing or two from this mess.Resources: Carrier IQ Press Release December 1, 2011Disclaimer: This post is for informational and educational purposes only, and is not legal advice. You should hire an attorney if you need legal advice, which should be provided only after review of all relevant facts and applicable law.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more