Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Princess Cruises: Save up to 50% on Alaska vacations


See spectacular mountains, wildlife and glaciers
on an unforgettable Alaska cruisetour — Book today!

Experience all the best of Alaska — and SAVE up to 50% — on select 2011 land & sea vacations that include Denali and Glacier Bay National Parks on every departure. This great offer is only available for a limited time, so book today to take advantage of these special fares! Princess land & sea vacations range from 10- to 13-nights. You’ll spend four to seven days exploring the Alaskan wilderness, including at least two nights in the Denali National Park area, plus scenic rail travel, overnights at Princess wilderness lodges and seven days cruising along Alaska’s picturesque coast. Fares start as low as $886* for an 11-night cruisetour.

See the Cruise with Naka’s page for a selection of great cruises!

http://www.nakastrav … eatured-cruises.html

*Up to 50% savings is based on select Alaska cruisetour departures compared to Launch Fares. Savings amount varies by itinerary, departure date and stateroom category. $886 lead fare is based on cruisetour VB4, 9/06/11 departure only. Fares are in US dollars, cruisetour only, per person, based on double occupancy, subject to availability, capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger discount, including shipboard credits. Fares apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of booking. Government fees and taxes of up to $125 per person are additional and may be higher for Canadian Residents. Offer applies to lower berth passengers only. See the applicable Princess Cruises’ brochure or for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Please reference promotion code: RT1. This promotional piece was created and distributed by an independent travel agency, not by Princess.

Japan Airlines Out of Bankruptcy

logo_jal.gif Japan Airlines announced Monday, March 28th 2011 that it has pulled itself out of bankruptcy and has completed it’s restructuring process about 14 months after going into it. The airline also made a full repayment of rehabilitation debts totaling about $4.88 billion the same day with about $3.15 billion in new loans from 11 major creditor banks and cash in hand.

“From this new starting point, JAL will unite as one as we work towards rebuilding the business,” the Tokyo-based company said in a statement.

JAL entered bankruptcy in January 2010 with debts of about 2.32 trillion yen ($28 billion) - one of Japan’s biggest-ever corporate failures. But it continued flying during a rehabilitation process that included massive job and route cuts, under court protection.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Japan Airlines Reduces Honolulu Flights

logo_jal.gif JAL Flight Frequency Change

Due to the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake, Japan Airlines announced it is reducing flights to Hawaii from April 6th through the 24th due to fewer passengers flying here in the aftermath of the tsunami. JAL will have 14 weekly flights from Narita International Airport to Honolulu, instead of 21. Honolulu flights affected will be JL 75 from Honolulu to Narita and JL 76 from Narita to Honolulu.

Passengers holding reservation for the affected flights will be notified of the reservation and ticket handling procedure by Japan Airlines. If you have booked through a travel agent, please contact them directly.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Okinawa Reduces Travel Time to Naha International Aiport

A work in progress since 1992, a new three kilometer stretch of highway and tunnel connecting Naha International Airport and the Wakasa district of Naha City near Tomari Grand Bridge is now nearing completion.

The tunnel stretches some 800 meters under the ocean, and should reduce travel time on the crowded drive from downtown Naha City to the airport by an estimated 8-10 minutes.

Two tunnels on the sides of the harbor support the tunnel system. One tower used for ventilation is filled with air control systems to, the second is equipped with emergency pump systems to evacuate water in event of flooding or typhoons.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Viking River Cruises - Lock in your 2012 Cruise at 2011 Prices

viking-logo.jpg Experience river cruising with the world leader in river cruising and get a great vacation value at the same time!

Every stateroom has a river view when you travel through exciting destinations in the heart of Europe, Russia, Ukraine, China, Southeast Asia or Egypt. And with Viking, everything is included—deluxe accommodations, all onboard meals, daily shore excursions, cultural enrichment activities and free shipwide wireless access on all our ships in Europe, Russia and Ukraine.

An all-inclusive river cruise costs less per day than you might otherwise spend for hotels alone. With Viking, you pay in U.S. dollars—and once you have paid, you have no worries about currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes or anything else. Guaranteed.

Up to 2-for-1 cruise pricing
plus up to 2-for-1
roundtrip international air
plus complimentary wine

Book your 2012 Viking Cruise now and lock in 2011 prices for your 2012 cruise.
**Extended until August 3rd 2011 - Limited Availability!**

Book a Viking River Cruise online now or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for online booking and information: http://www.nakastrav … eatured-cruises.html

Note: New bookings only as of July 30, 2011. Offer expires Aug 3, 2011. International air does not have to be purchased to get cruise offer. Air prices are per person, based on the air departure date and include transfers plus all government taxes and fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until full payment of air is received. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply.

*2-for-1 cruise plus up to 2-for-1 international air for Waterways of the Czars and Footsteps of the Cossacks departures from BOS, EWR, NYC, PHL or PIT or China itinerary departures from LAX, PDX, SFO or SEA; all other gateways slightly higher.