12 Aug

cruiseRegent Seven Seas CruisesSeven Seas Splendor

first_imgcruiseRegent Seven Seas CruisesSeven Seas Splendor In January 2019, Regent Seven Seas Cruises revealed details of the Regent Suite on Seven Seas Splendor, touted as ‘the largest and most elegant suite ever built on a luxury ship’.The lavish Regent Suite sets the tone for all 14 other suite categories on Seven Seas Splendor, and now Regent has revealed additional details of all guest suite categories, ahead of her debut in February 2020.“Perfecting luxury is about obsessing over large and small details,” explains Regent Seven Seas Cruises President and CEO Jason Montague. “From specially commissioned one-of-a-kind artwork to visually stimulating touches throughout the ship, each space on Seven Seas Splendor will display finely tailored designs that offer a comfortable and stylish experience for luxury travelers. With an expansive passenger-to-space ratio and an exceptionally low guest-to-crew ratio, Seven Seas Splendor will be one of the world’s most spacious, intimate and beautiful ships ever to sail the globe.”Distinctive SuitesThe Master, Grand, Splendor and Seven Seas suite categories represent the 32 Distinctive Suites on board Seven Seas Splendor. Guests in Distinctive Suites enjoy personalised butler service, guaranteed dining reservations and customised pillows and bath products, among other amenities. These suites are designed to blend comfort and luxury, focusing on impeccable details, exquisite high-contrast materials and lush jewel-toned accents. The suites are designed by Studio Dado, Tillberg Design, and Total Solution Interiors.Master SuiteThis two-bedroom oasis is styled like an elegant Park Avenue palace, replete with rich woods and highlighted by touches of aubergine. Located at the aft of the ship on decks eight and nine, allowing for unobstructed views of the horizon, the four Master Suites measure between 176 and 195 square-metres and boast an expansive living area, exquisite bar for entertaining, spacious balconies up to 92 square-metres, and two full ornate marble and stone bathrooms.Grand SuiteThe Grand Suite features striking emerald design accents perfected by rich grey, brown, and cream tones. Ranging from 118 to 170 square-metres, the Grand Suite features an expansive private balcony, two majestic baths, and living areas with rich stone mosaics, exotic woods and curated furniture based on haute couture fashion. Craftsmanship is foremost on display with bespoke detailing, and an upholstered leather wall in an intricate stitch pattern serves as the backdrop for the bedroom. With ample space, the suite features a living room with a wrapped-leather floor-to-ceiling bar — ideal for entertaining.Splendor SuiteRanging in size from 76 to 85 square-metres, the one bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom Splendor Suites are designed with calming hues of cream, grey and brown, and plush furniture. It features a dining table for in-room service, spacious closet, and an elegant marble and stone-detailed bath.Seven Seas SuiteSeven Seas Suite. This sanctuary offers more than 75 square-metres of exquisite space, and exudes a cosmopolitan apartment feel with a soothing colour palette complimented by plush furnishings. The suite flows effortlessly from living room to dining area to bedroom, with sliding glass doorways leading to a spacious private balcony. A magnificent marble bathroom sits adjacent to the oversized bedroom and large walk-in closet.Spacious SuitesThe Penthouse, Concierge, Superior, Deluxe Veranda and Veranda suite categories are purposefully designed to maximise ocean views that can be enjoyed from the solace of a large private balcony. Along with the heavenly comfort of Elite Slumber beds, guests enjoy spacious closets, plush bathrobes and slippers, an included mini-bar stocked daily, and many other prime amenities.Penthouse SuiteConjuring elegance from floor to ceiling and complete with personalised butler service, the 55 sapphire-inspired Penthouse Suites come in three categories that range up to 60 square-metres, with an entertainment centre that separates the living room and bedroom. Sleek sliding glass doorways in both the bedroom and living room lead to an oversized balcony with comfortable outdoor furnishings. Even the smallest of luxury details are included such as lined jewellery drawers to designated spaces for designer handbags. A perfected luxury from Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Splendor’s sister ship, can be found in the closets. Penthouse Suites on Seven Seas Splendor will include larger expansive walk-in closets designed with two entries from the bathroom and living room. In addition, bathrooms have been designed for additional storage and counter space.Concierge SuitesConcierge Suites are highlighted by a soothing colour palette of creams and blushes that inspire serenity and comfort. This 43 square-metre suite aboard Seven Seas Splendor comes in two categories and is purposefully designed to maximise ocean views, with the custom-crafted Elite SlumberTM Beds facing the private balcony, allowing guests front row access to stunning ocean scenery. Skilled master craftsmen adorn headboards with the finest shagreen leather, and furniture is upholstered with the most elegant Italian fabrics. Guests who stay in a Concierge Suite or a higher category suite enjoy a free one-night pre-cruise hotel package.Superior SuiteSpacious and chic, the 43 square-metre Superior Suite is filled with light and peaceful serenity that comes with expansive ocean views. Its two categories feature a grand balcony, spacious sitting area and residential-like walk-in closet.Deluxe Veranda and Veranda SuitesThe two-category Deluxe Veranda and Veranda suites on Seven Seas Splendor are up to 33 and 28 square-metres respectively, placing them among the most spacious entry-level suites at sea. They feature a warm, island-manor feel and boast curtains that separate the bedroom, with vanity and sitting area outfitted with a plush sofa, a coffee table large enough for in-suite dining, and a large desk space.IMAGE: Seven Seas Splendor Master Suitelast_img read more

30 Jul

Fake mobile phone handsets to be switched off next year

first_imgAdvertisement Anyone with a counterfeit phone has until July 1, 2013 to dispose of it, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has said.UCC was initially set to switch off fake phones tomorrow, but its decision to postpone for another seven months a policy directive which is bound to affect thousands of people is informed by the need to mitigate the expected impact.“We want to sensitize people about the features of fake phones so that the public and businessmen importing phones know exactly what they are buying or importing,” UCC’s Director, Technology and Licensing, Patrick Mwesigwa told MPs on the Information and Communications Technology committee yesterday. – Advertisement – According to the spokesperson of UCC Fred Otunnu, fake mobile handsets not only contravene UCC provisions, but they also pose “a security threat since they have no clear identification in terms of serial numbers.”“Equipment connected to the network is meant to be of the genuine type approved by UCC in order to achieve compatibility and avoid compromising the network,” Otunnu said.Otunnu noted that the ongoing registration of mobile phone sim cards is complimentary rather than connected with the need to stop the circulation of fake phones on the market.When implemented, the policy directive will see Uganda join Kenya which switched off more than 1 million fake mobile handsets early this month.In a related development, MPs heard that UCC is set to gazette new stringent quality of service benchmarks for telecommunication companies tomorrow, as it seeks to address complaints of plummeting quality of services.The parameters which will see licenses of repeat offenders revoked will provide for financial penalties for blocked calls, loss of network coverage and dropped calls.Other guidelines, according to State Minister for Information Technology, Nyombi Thembo, will oblige telecommunication companies to curb mobile span (like unsolicited messages), protection of children from inappropriate content, guarding consumer privacy and increasing transparency in pricing.The issuance of these benchmarks and related punitive actions follows repeated complaints by the public about getting a raw deal from telecom service providers.Earlier, MPs had rejected Thembo’s claims of vandalism of equipment, bureaucracy and unreliable power supply as some of the reasons behind poor mobile phone services.“There are issues that don’t hinge on vandalism of unreliable power supply. But these companies don’t seem to care even when their networks breakdown for more than a day because they are not effectively supervised,” committee vice chairman, Vicent Bagiire said.MPs Wafula Oguttu, Paula Turyahikayo and Allen Andrew urged UCC to crack the whip on any substandard mobile phone services.  UCC is mandated to regulate the communications sector in Uganda.Credit: NewVisionlast_img read more