Thursday, November 17, 2011

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates November 17 2011

The Japan Rail Pass, which is issued by the JR (Japan Railway) Group, offers travelers excellent value for money and convenience. The Rail Pass enables the almost unlimited use of JR trains and its affiliated bus and ferry services within various areas of Japan. The Japan Rail Pass can also be used for the Tokyo monorail to Haneda Airport and the Narita Express to Narita Airport.

The Japan Rail Pass is available only to people from abroad who wish to travel to Japan as “temporary visitors” for sightseeing. The pass must be purchased before entering Japan.

Japan Rail Pass exchange rate for November 17th 2011 through November 23rd 2011 - 1 USD =77.11 JPY

JR Pass prices are updated for the current exchange rate every Thursday.

See http://www.nakastrav … l.com/rail-pass.html for details and current pricing.

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Japan’s four major islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are covered by an extensive and reliable network of railways. About 70 percent of Japan’s railway network is owned and operated by the Japan Railways (JR), while the remaining 30 percent belongs to dozens of other private railway companies, especially in and around metropolitan areas.

The Japan Railways Group, more commonly known as JR Group (JRグループ), is made up of six regional passenger railway companies, which are JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu, and one nationwide freight railway company, JR Freight. Together they operate a nationwide network of urban, regional and inter-regional train lines, night trains and shinkansen (bullet trains).

Norwegians Rule Black Friday

ncl_logo.jpg YOUR BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING STARTS HERE.

You can be first in line for amazing deals with Norwegian Cruise Line. Go Freestyle and celebrate the holidays with a big onboard credit on almost any 2011-2012 Norwegian cruise. No need to wait in line when you can give the gift of cruising to the family, friends, or that special someone.

BOOK NOVEMBER 23-29

Get up to $250 on-board credit + 50% Reduced Deposit

For information and booking cruises worldwide please contact us or see the Cruise with Naka’s page at:

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

About Norwegian Cruise Line

Since 1966, when we pioneered the very first Caribbean cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line has been the industry leader for innovation. From the first cruise line private island to Blue Man Group to our award-winning Freestyle Cruising, we do things differently. You’ll feel it with the passion and dedication of every team member you meet, you’ll see it in our commitment to the environment and you’ll know it when you experience the best cruise vacation you’ve ever had. Come aboard our fleet of 11 ships and let us show you what Freestyle Cruising is all about.

*Program Code: DASHSALE 1 & 2 Day sailings and Norwegian Breakaway sailings are excluded from the offer. Offer is for New FIT Reservations. Qualifying New FIT reservations can be moved into existing Group. Offer is NOT combinable with existing group block rates. Reduced Deposit is 50% off the standard deposit. Reduced Deposit does not apply to The Haven and Suites categories S1,S4, S5, S2, S3, S9, S7 and S6. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable. It may not be used toward onboard service charges. Onboard credit is per stateroom, based on cruise length and category booked. Onboard Credit is applied to the 1st and 2nd guest on the reservation. Singles paying 200% are entitled to full onboard credit value. Guests who cancel and rebook must accept this promotion’s Terms and Conditions. For reduced deposit reservations cancelled during deposit fee period, fee amount will be assessed in line with terms of booked promotion. 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 Offer is capacity controlled, subject to availability, subject to change without notice, may be withdrawn at any time, and will be applied to select sailings/ select categories. Offer combinability with other promotional offers is subject to change at any time per Norwegian Cruise Line discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Promotion valid in United States, Canada, and international select markets Norwegian Cruise Line is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2011 NCL Corporation Ltd.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Viking River Cruises - Early Booking Discount before December 16

viking-logo.jpg 2012 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT:
2-FOR-1 Cruise plus up to 2-FOR-1 Air
Offer expires December 16, 2011

  • Viking has continuously set the standard within the river cruise industry—we have the newest ships and largest staterooms.
  • Viking is the most all-inclusive of any river cruise line—from port charges, bottled water and premium bath products in your stateroom to accommodations, wi-fi, meals, complimentary wine with lunch and dinner on board, tours and much more—you pay one low price.
  • 2-FOR-1 cruise fares start at only $1,156 per person.
  • Six revolutionary new vessels will join our award- winning fleet — the Viking Longships. State-of-the-art Viking Aegir, Viking Embla, Viking Freya, Viking Idun, Viking Njord and Viking Odin feature full-size staterooms with full-size verandas and more.
  • The best fleet in Russia just got even better — fully refurbished Viking Helgi, Viking Ingvar, Viking Rurik, and Viking Truvor will sail Russia’s waterways.
  • Save an additional 3% when you pay via e-check.

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: * $1,156 per person price is based on select double occupancy Rhine Getaway departures.

Cruise fares listed are for cruise and cruisetour only in U.S. dollars, per person and fares/discount offers are based on double occupancy. 2012 Early Booking Discount: 2-FOR-1 cruise and up to 2-FOR-1 international air (Waterways of the Czars, Footsteps of the Cossacks and Egypt itineraries from BOS, EWR, NYC, PHL or PIT and China itineraries from LAX, PDX, SFO or SEA; all other gateways slightly higher) are considered a single offer. Europe itineraries receive $250, $300, $400 or $500 off per person on international air. 2-FOR-1 land tour for Glories of the Hermitage itinerary and air at brochure price are considered a single offer. International air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. Must request offer EBD at time of booking and pay in full by December 16, 2011, or within 90 days of departure, if earlier. Offers valid on new bookings only as of 11/1/11, subject to availability and may not be combinable with any other offers except Past Guest Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Air promotion applies to economy, roundtrip flights only from select Viking River Cruises North American gateways and includes airport-to-ship or hotel transfers, air taxes and air fuel surcharges. Viking reserves the right to correct errors and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Additional terms and conditions apply. For Passenger Ticket Contract and offer restrictions, see your travel agent for complete details. Offer expires 12/16/11. CST#2052644-40 11/12C

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates November 10 2011

The Japan Rail Pass, which is issued by the JR (Japan Railway) Group, offers travelers excellent value for money and convenience. The Rail Pass enables the almost unlimited use of JR trains and its affiliated bus and ferry services within various areas of Japan. The Japan Rail Pass can also be used for the Tokyo monorail to Haneda Airport and the Narita Express to Narita Airport.

The Japan Rail Pass is available only to people from abroad who wish to travel to Japan as “temporary visitors” for sightseeing. The pass must be purchased before entering Japan.

Japan Rail Pass exchange rate for November 10th 2011 through November16th 2011 - 1 USD =77.53 JPY

JR Pass prices are updated for the current exchange rate every Thursday.

See http://www.nakastrav … l.com/rail-pass.html for details and current pricing.

jrrail.jpg

Japan’s four major islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are covered by an extensive and reliable network of railways. About 70 percent of Japan’s railway network is owned and operated by the Japan Railways (JR), while the remaining 30 percent belongs to dozens of other private railway companies, especially in and around metropolitan areas.

The Japan Railways Group, more commonly known as JR Group (JRグループ), is made up of six regional passenger railway companies, which are JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu, and one nationwide freight railway company, JR Freight. Together they operate a nationwide network of urban, regional and inter-regional train lines, night trains and shinkansen (bullet trains).

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Save $800 on Air Inclusive Globus Vacations to Europe

globus.jpg Save $800 per couple on all 2012 Europe air-inclusive vacations*

Take away Europe’s hassles. And there’s so much more to Enjoy!
You’ve been dreaming of seeing Europe forever. With Globus, you can make sure every moment is perfect. Our variety of tours take care of all the planning, navigating, and hassling for you. Your only responsibility is to take it all in. Enjoy!

*Book a 2012 Globus Europe air-inclusive vacation to receive $400 off the air price per person. Booking must be made and under deposit between September 14 and November 29, 2011 for travel between January 1 and October 31, 2012. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2012 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Certain government-imposed taxes and fees of up to $375, including a September 11th Security fee of up to $10, are additional and must be paid by each traveler. Additional restrictions may apply.

Contact us or book Globus vacation packages online. 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.