Thursday, August 4, 2011

Win an Oahu vacation to attend the 2011 Aloha Festivals

Hawaii Destination Specialist Logo.  4 color jpg file. Win an Oahu vacation to attend the 2011
Aloha Festivals from HAWAII Magazine!

HAWAII Magazine is giving away a free Hawaiian Airlines round-trip for two to Oahu and a five-day, four-night stay at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa to attend the 2011 Aloha Festivals in September!

The Aloha Festivals, now in its 65th year, is one of Hawaii’s longest-running cultural celebrations. Among the highlights: the 59th annual Waikiki Hoolaulea street party, spanning more than 12 blocks of Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki’s main drag; and the Downtown Honolulu Aloha Street Festival. And you could be on Oahu to attend both, and much more, from Sept. 15-19!

Click here for all the details on entering, but make sure you enter soon! The 2011 Aloha Fest Oahu flyaway contest ends Aug. 19, 2011.

For more information about the 2011 Aloha Festivals, click here.

Official Rules

1. All contest entries must be received by midnight (Hawaii time), Fri., Aug. 19, 2011.

2. Winner and guest from the U.S. Mainland must be able to depart for Honolulu, Oahu, from one of the 10 U.S. Mainland gateway cities served by Hawaiian Airlines on Thurs., Sept. 15, 2011, with the return flight departing Honolulu, Oahu, on Mon., Sept. 19, 2011. Winning tickets are non-transferable. If the winner of the contest is a Hawaii resident not residing on the island of Oahu, he or she and guest will depart for Honolulu, Oahu, on the dates above from the nearest Hawaii airport served by Hawaiian Airlines. Winning airline tickets, hotel accommodations and other prizes are non-transferable. If the winner of the contest is a resident of Oahu, Hawaiian Airlines airfare will not be awarded as part of the prize.

3. Winner and guest must travel on the same Hawaiian Airlines departure and return flights and will be responsible for their own ground transportation.

4. Winner and guest will be responsible for any Hawaiian Airlines baggage fees or onboard fees incurred.

5. Winner and guest will be responsible for all incidental charges (parking, Internet, food, beverages, etc.) incurred while staying at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

6. Employees of aio and its companies, Aloha Festivals, Hawaiian Airlines and Marriott Resorts Hawaii, and their immediate families, are prohibited from entering the contest.

7. We’ll select one winner, at random, from all entries received by midnight (Hawaii time), Fri., Aug. 19, 2011, and notify the winner via e-mail on Mon., Aug. 22, 2011. The winner will be given 24 hours from the time prize winning notification is sent to reply via email before the prize is awarded to another winner.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Essential Experience Number 41 - In Step with the Dutch Life

princess-curise-logo.gif “In Step with the Dutch Life”

SANTA CLARITA, (August 2, 2011) – Princess Cruises today revealed Amsterdam, Netherlands as “Essential Experience #41” on its blog, “50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List,” leaving only nine more experiences yet to be revealed. This week District Sales Manager Megan O’Toole explores her family heritage while visiting Dutch relatives.

She writes: “I realized a lot of people in the Netherlands looked like me, which had never happened on my travels before. … I discovered a commonality, a deep-rooted sense of familiarity and sameness with the Dutch. It took me a long time to discover my heritage, but I found it in the Netherlands.” read more

These and other stories can be found online at, 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.