Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cruise The Mekong with AmaWaterways and Save $300

ama-waterways.jpg 2011 and 2012 Prime Dates Available
Cruise Only from $1449 Per Person
Past Passengers Receive an Additional $100 discount

This unforgettable 7-night cruise showcases the ancient cultures, temples, rural villages and thriving capitals of Vietnam and Cambodia. Cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City. Prime sailing dates are offered aboard the newly built 92-passenger MS La Marguerite, the ship that introduced premium cruising on the Mekong River or be one of the first to travel on the stunning newly built 124-passenger AmaLotus which debuts in September 2011.

This cruise will stand out forever as an extraordinary experience and with these special savings the time to book is now!

Sale Prices are Offered Through August 9th

Contact us to book an AMA Waterways river cruise or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for more cruises and cruising information.

The newly built MS AmaLotus will be christened in September 2011. The ship offers 62 elegantly decorated staterooms featuring:

French Colonial design with Khmer artifacts • All staterooms & suites are outside staterooms • 90 percent of staterooms feature balconies • Staterooms are a spacious 226 Sq Ft • Junior suites offer 290 Sq Ft with a king size bed • Suites up to 624 Sq Ft • The ship offers a pool, fitness center and full service spa • Panoramic Lounge • Library • Restaurant • Gift shop

The elegant 92-passenger MS La Marguerite boasts the amenities of a fine hotel, and features:

Stunning French Colonial design with regional Khmer accents • Spacious staterooms and suites up to 452 square feet • Exterior balconies in 82% of staterooms • Staterooms include individual climate control, mini-bar, sitting area, kimono and slippers • Elegant restaurant serving western cuisine plus Asian specialties • Two lounges and library • Fitness area and full-service spa • Expansive Sun Deck with bar • Outdoor swimming pool

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience the Mekong!

*Offer listed is in US Dollars, based upon double occupancy, available through August 9, 2011, applies to new bookings only and is not combinable with any other offers. $150 discount per person has already been applied to the prices listed. Visa, gratuities and incidental expenses are not included in the package pricing. Port charges of $98 per person are not included in the cruise only price. Availability is limited on each cruise and the offer is subject to change or discontinuation without notice. AmaWaterways’ registration as a seller of travel in California does not constitute approval by the State of California. This offer is applicable to the USA and Canada markets only.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Essential Experience Number 37: Brussels, Belgium

princess-curise-logo.gif “Discovering Delightful Diversions in Belgium”

Princess Cruises reveals Brussels, Belgium as “Essential Experience #37” on its blog, “50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List.” This week Regional Sales Director Anthony Viciana shares how he discovered the unexpected charms of Belgium while stranded there in the days after 9/11.

He writes: “I have to admit Brussels was never on my bucket list. … But during the three days I was stranded there, I grew to appreciate the quiet charm and beauty of this quintessential northern European city and the warmth of the Belgian people.” 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.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Three-Alarm Firecracker Chicken

Three-Alarm Firecracker Chicken

With fresh jalapeno chili, dried red chilies and chili garlic sauce ‘ this dish is hot and spicy! In China the dried chilies are typically eaten, but unless you like very hot food, you will probably want to remove them before serving.

Visit this link for the recipe by Martin Yan

viking-logo.jpg Explore China With Viking River Cruises

China is a collage of spectacular landscapes, timeless architecture and fascinating cultural attractions. Viking makes visiting China both easy and enjoyable with the best ship, staff and hotels delivering an amazing travel experience. And there has never been a better time to book.

An all-inclusive journey with Viking is the perfect combination of shore excursions, scenic cruising, demonstrations and performances and complete relaxation. Viking takes care of everything so all you need to do is relax and enjoy.

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

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Announcing the Christening of Viking Prestige

viking-logo.jpg Viking River Cruises, the world’s most award-winning river cruise line, would like to announce the newest member of their fleet: Viking Prestige. Christened in Amsterdam today, June 30, 2011, Viking Prestige is their flagship vessel. Cutting-edge design, unmatched comfort and environmental consciousness—Viking Prestige has it all.

Cruise aboard Viking Prestige and experience their most popular river cruise, Romantic Danube.

During this 8-day journey, encounter the grand cities and quaint villages along the celebrated Danube River. Explore both sides of Hungary’s capital—traditional “Buda” and more cosmopolitan “Pest”—and from Fishermen’s Bastion, see how the river divides this fascinating city. Experience Vienna’s imperial architecture and gracious culture, and tour riverside towns in Austria’s Wachau Valley. And in Germany, explore a baroque cathedral and stroll cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses. Savor the tastes of authentic dishes, learn about local legends, and understand why Strauss immortalized the “Blue Danube” in his famous melody.

Now, for a limited time, you get 2-for-1 cruise pricing plus $400 per person off international airfare*!

Act now—space is limited. Ask for 2012 Early Booking Discount. Offer expires July 31, 2011.

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

*2-for-1 cruise and $400 off per person on international air. 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; consult your airline. Must request offer EBD at time of booking and pay in full by July 31, 2011. Offer expires July 31, 2011.

Lock in 2012 Early Price and Save 10% on Globus Vacations

globus.jpg 10% Early Booking Deal on Europe & North America Travel

Lock in a 2012 early price and save 10% on the land price of Europe & North America vacations*

Get your vacation on the books and lock in an early guaranteed price plus save 10% on the land price when you place a deposit by September 13, 2011. And yes, if the price goes down, save 10% on the newly reduced price. You can’t lose! Please note that 2012 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification, but by booking and depositing today, you will lock in your price.

When booking online, the 10% offer will not be displayed on the price summary, but you will receive a modified invoice with the applied 10% discount off the land price per person. So hurry and lock in your price. Contact us book Globus vacation packages online or see the Tour with Naka’s page to book package tours around the world.

About Globus

It all began more than 80 years ago when a young man purchased a rowboat to transport visitors across Lake Lugano, Switzerland. Who would have thought that this single rowboat would launch one of the world’s leading travel companies?

Today, the Globus family of brands is a global company reaching every corner of the world, yet remains family-owned and steeped in the values Antonio had when he set out across Lake Lugano—to enlighten travelers by showing them the very best of the destinations we know so well.

Reasons to Travel with Globus

  • A variety of travel styles and specialty travel to meet the desires of today’s traveler.
  • VIP access means no waiting in lines to see major sites throughout your journey.
  • Inside visits to major and must-see sites are included in the vacation price.
  • Expert Tour Directors share their unique stories and knowledge to help you truly experience each destination like a local.
  • First-class and above pre-selected hotels are located right where you want to be.

*Book and deposit select 2012 Globus Europe or North America vacation to lock in early guaranteed price and save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Only Europe and North America 2012 vacations available as of June 29th apply. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 29, 2011 and September 13, 2011 for travel between April 1 and December 31, 2012. Offer is not combinable with other promotions EXCEPT the Journeys Club. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2012 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.