Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Essential Experience Number 37: Thailand

princess-curise-logo.gif “The Theory of Travel Relativity”

Princess Cruises reveals Thailand as “Essential Experience #38” on its blog, “50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List.” This week Hotel General Manager Richard Harry describes his first journey to Thailand, in the company of his aunt, who was distantly related to the royal Thai dynasties.

He writes: “From the moment we stepped off our flight, we entered a different world by distance, culture and class. … We felt like royalty ourselves.” read more

These and other stories can be found online at www.50EssentialExperiences.com, where a new experience is unveiled weekly. Each is authored by a Princess destination expert – a long-serving and well-traveled shipboard or shoreside employee.

Contact us to book a Princess Cruise or see the Cruise with Naka’s page to book cruises around the world.

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess offers approximately 1.3 million passengers each year the opportunity to escape to the top destinations around the globe, aboard a fleet of 17 modern vessels.

Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new television show called “The Love Boat.” The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its “seawitch” logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since. The show, which can still seen around the world, has been widely credited with fueling the dramatic expansion of the industry.

Waikiki Gateway Hotel Special Discount Package

Make your dreams come true with a fabulous value in Waikiki!
$449 + tax (original price $1023)

Experience a warm welcoming “Aloha” at the Waikiki Gateway Hotel all for just $449.

Included in this deal:

  • A Five-Night Stay for Two in a Partial Ocean-View Room
  • Daily American Breakfast for Two (value at $14 a day)
  • Free Parking and Internet Access (value at $19 a day)

The Waikiki Gateway’s prime location is at the entrance to the fashionable Kalakaua Avenue, where you will enjoy easy access to some of the best shops, restaurants and entertainment the island has to offer. Waikiki Beach is just a 5 minute walk. No matter where the surf takes you, you can bask in the islands sunshine. Test the waters at Lanikai Beach which Trip Advisor will tell you is “even more beautiful and breathtaking than any camera can capture.” Rejuvenate in Hawaii’s crystal clear waters, powder soft sand, along with the quintessential value of the Waikiki Gateway Hotel.

“Consistently a great value. Overall product is a perfect combo of location/price/accommodation.”

-Trip Advisor

Contact Naka’s Travel Service to book this special package now!

Reservations are required and subject to availability • Not valid on existing reservations • Blackout dates apply • Normal cancellation policies apply • Airfare is not included in this promotion; guests are required to obtain their own transportation • Other conditions apply • Promotional value expires on December 6, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Salad Recipe - 2012 Early Booking Discount

viking-logo.jpg Salade Niçoise (pronounced “sah LAHD nee SWAHZ”) hails from Nice in the south of France. Traditionally featuring tuna, olives, capers and tomatoes, the recipe can be adapted to suit your tastes—try it with seared tuna fillets or blanched green beans, and anchovies may also be included. This salad is best enjoyed with a glass of chilled white wine and your favorite dining companions.

Visit this link for this refreshing summer recipe.

Plan your exciting 2012 getaway now and get 2-for-1 cruise pricing plus special savings on roundtrip international air*. A journey with Viking River Cruises has always been a great vacation value. You can select exciting destinations in the heart of Europe, Russia, Ukraine, China, Southeast Asia or Egypt. Viking ships are comfortable and intimate; every stateroom has a river view. And with Viking, everything is included—deluxe accommodations, all onboard meals, daily shore excursions, cultural enrichment activities and free wireless access on all Viking ships in Europe, Russia and Ukraine.

  • Up to 2-for-1 pricing on river cruise itineraries
  • Special savings on roundtrip international air
  • Complimentary wine on board

Do not delay; all offers expire July 31.

Book online now or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for online booking and information.

Book Early - Cruise Happy

ncl_logo.jpg Norwegian Cruise Line Special
July 11th - August 14th 2011

Free Upgrades (up to 4 categories) plus $100 to spend on board!

Life is beautiful when you plan ahead for great sailings, great prices, free upgrades and up to $100 to spend on board*. Book select Norwegian cruises departing in 2012 or 2013 and you’ll sail away with the best deals available aboard some of the most innovative ships at sea. And that’s bound to put a smile on your face.

Offer ends August 14, 2011.


Contact us to book a NCL Cruise or see the Cruise with Naka’s page to book cruises around the world.

*Promo Code: HAPPY. Promo Code: HAPPY. 1-2 Day sailings are excluded. Sailings departing from Malaga on the Norwegian Jade and from Rome on the Norwegian Epic are excluded. Free upgrade refers to a better accommodation within a category (i.e. Interior for the price of a lower Interior category, Ocean view for the price of a lower Ocean view category, Balcony for the price of a lower Balcony category) Reduced Deposit is 50% off the standard deposit. Reduced Deposit does not apply to Garden Villa, Courtyard Villa and Specialty Suites: Categories S1,S4, S5, S2, S3, S9, and S6. For reduced deposit reservations cancelled during deposit fee period, fee amount will be assessed in line with terms of booked promotion. Offer based on a first come, first served basis. Rates are subject to category availability. Upgrade Offer excludes Studios, Mini Suites, Suites and Villas. Pride of America offers up to 3 category upgrade. Offer is for New Individual FIT Reservations. Qualifying New Individual FIT reservations can be moved into existing group. Offer is NOT combinable with existing group block rates. Fares are cruise only, per person, in US Dollars, and based on double occupancy. Onboard credit offer is per stateroom, based on cruise length and category booked, in U.S. Dollars and will be applied to 1st and 2nd guest on the reservation. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable. It may not be used toward onboard service charges. Singles paying 200% are entitled to full onboard credit value. Offer Combinable with LATITUDE, LATVIP, LATOBC1 and PGAARP program codes. Guests who cancel and rebook must accept this promotion’s Terms and Conditions. Government taxes & fees, and onboard service charges are additional. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $65 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, Norwegian Cruise Line will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 per passenger per day. Offers are based on availability, are capacity controlled, apply to selected sailings and combinability with other offers is subject to change or cancellation at any time per Norwegian discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Promotion valid in United States, Canada, and international select markets. Norwegian is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2011 Norwegian Cruise Line Corporation Ltd.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Collette Vacations Floriade 2012 - A Once in a Decade Opportunity

collette-vacations.gif Covering a 165 acre country setting in the Netherlands, this world-famous horticultural event presents visitors with a myriad of dazzling colors and technological wonders.

Featuring some of the world’s most exquisite flowers, Floriade is the perfect centerpiece to a grand European tour that includes Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Bruges – but it only happens once every ten years.

Ask about this amazing tour today!

Book Now & Save $200 per couple!*

See the Tour with Naka’s Page for information about Collette Vacations tour packages.

Netherlands, Belgium & Paris
featuring historic Bruges & Floriade 2012
11 Days ● 13 Meals - Starting at $2399**

Highlights: Amsterdam ● Candlelight Cruise ● Floriade ● Brussels ● Bruges ● Paris ● Giverny ● Eiffel Tower Dinner ● Seine River Cruise ● Keukenhof

A FREE RIDE! Travelers receive complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service on all air-inclusive tours.†

Floriade Won’t Be Back Until 2022!

*Save $200 per couple offer is valid on new air-inclusive bookings only made between 7/1/11 - 9/15/11 for travel on Netherlands, Belgium & Paris tour between 4/1/12 - 10/31/12. Offers can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offers are not valid on group or existing bookings or combinable with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply.

†Not valid on group travel. Included in many U.S. cities within a 50 mile radius of more than 90 airport gateways. One transfer per room booking. Additional stops are not permitted on route. Other restrictions may apply; call for details.

**Per person, land only, double occupancy.