Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Essential Experience Number 36 - Tokyo, Japan

princess-curise-logo.gif “Hospitality Needs No Translation”

Princess Cruises reveals Tokyo, Japan as “Essential Experience #36” on its blog, “50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List.” This week Passenger Programs Specialist Chris Nicholson relives a special visit to the Tokyo home of a Japanese family he’d met on a previous cruise.

He writes: “Before me stood a house that I can only describe as coming straight off of an antique porcelain plate. With peaked roofs and gabled eaves, the house was a charming relic of a bygone era.” 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.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Save up to $600 on Europe with Insight Vacations - Extended until July 29th!

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  • Smaller Groups
  • More Legroom
  • Selected Hotels
  • Desirable Locations
  • Leisurely Paced Itineraries
  • More Included Sightseeing
  • Delicious Dining
  • More Personalized Service

Visit Italy this Fall and Winter, when the crowds are long gone and up to a 20% savings over our summer departures.

You can also enjoy a savings of up to $600 per couple ($300 per person) when you book an air inclusive 2011/12 Winter Europe departure!

This fantastic offer ends July 29th 2011. Contact Naka’s Travel Service to book now, or see our Tour With Naka’s page for this and other great tour packages.


Book Now – Offer ends July 29th

Book a 2011/12 Winter Europe Insight tour and:

SAVE $ 600 per couple ( $ 300 per person) on air-inclusive packages

SAVE $ 400 per couple ($200 per person) on land-only packages

Terms and Conditions: Offers valid on new 2011/12 Insight Vacations Winter Europe bookings when full payment on the land package (and air if applicable) is made between April 20th, 2011 – July 29th, 2011. Save $600 per couple ($300 per person) offer is valid on air-inclusive packages only. Once payment is received, air tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable. Save $400 per couple ($200 per person) offer is valid on land-only packages. Travel must depart between November 1st, 2011– March 30th, 2012. Offers are applicable to groups – with availability and collection of travelers’ names at time of booking; full payment on entire group package is due by June 24th, 2011. Offers are combinable with brochure discounts (except Early Payment Discounts) and Show Discounts. Offers only valid on tours featured in 2011/12 Winter Europe & Eastern Mediterranean brochure. Offers are not valid on tours to Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Morocco, Select Choices or any tour with a cruise inclusion. Offers are not combinable with each other. Offers can be booked online. Offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply. CST No. 20687545-20

Thursday, June 23, 2011

50 Essential Experiences - the Travel Bucket List

princess-curise-logo.gif 50 essential travel experiences - a travel “bucket list” - from the Princess Cruises destination experts. In the 45 years that Princess ships have been sailing to all seven continents, the shipboard and shoreside employees of Princess Cruises have logged thousands of sea and air miles visiting hundreds of countries, cities and sites. Enjoy their list of 50 essential travel experiences - visit www.50EssentialExperiences.com and start working on your own “bucket list”!

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.

Continental Resumes Service to Sendai Japan

jts-logo.jpg Continental Airlines will resume service to Sendai Oct. 2, flying there twice a week from Guam. The new flights mark the first resumption of regular service by a foreign airline at Sendai Airport since the facility reopened on April 13. The airport was temporarily closed after the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11.

Since the earthquake and tsunami, United Continental Holdings has worked to support the victims of the disaster in partnership with the American Red Cross in an effort that includes both monetary contributions and donations of frequent flyer miles. As of today, cash donations from more than 23,000 customers and employees exceed $2.5 million, and loyalty program members have donated more than 63 million miles.

“I am very happy to announce that we will be resuming regular Guam-Sendai flights, which we first began offering 21 years ago,” said Jim Mueller, United’s vice president-Asia/Pacific. “I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to everyone who worked together with us under such trying circumstances to restore flight operations. We look forward to the long-term continuation of regular flight service between Guam and Sendai.”

United Airlines and Continental Airlines together operate 169 weekly flights to nine destinations in Japan.

Monday, June 20, 2011

JAL International Fare Fuel Surcharge from August to September 2011

jal-tsuru-logo.jpg Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to increase the current level of fuel surcharge on all international passenger tickets issued between August 1 and September 30, 2011.

In April this year, JAL began setting fuel surcharge levels bimonthly based on the 2-month average price, instead of quarterly based on 3-month average price, of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel.

The price of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel during the two month period of April and May 2011 averaged US$132.66 per barrel. With reference to the fuel surcharge benchmark list for the fiscal year of 2011 (see below), this corresponds to Zone H of fuel surcharges which range from 3,000 yen on a Japan - Korea ticket to 29,000 yen on a Japan - USA ticket per person per sector flown, on tickets purchased in Japan.

This level of surcharge will be applied to all international passenger tickets issued between August 1 and September 30, 2011.

Fuel Surcharge for the period: August 1 - September 31, 2011

Japan- Hawaii, India, Indonesia - Current Surcharge: US$185.00
Japan- Hawaii, India, Indonesia - New Surcharge: US$213.00

For full details about JAL’s fuel surcharge policy, please refer to http://www.jal.co.jp … ter/fuel/detail.html

- The surcharge applies to flights operated by Japan Airlines as well as code-share flights operated by other airlines.
- The planned level of fuel surcharge is subject to government approval