Thursday, April 26, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates April 26 2012

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 April 26th 2012 through May 2nd 2012 - 1 USD =81.09 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).

Rocky Mountaineer - now from Seattle!

rocky-mountaineer-logo.jpg Experience the majestic Canadian Rockies with these new departures from the United States!

New for 2013, the “Coastal Passage” rail route will connect Seattle and Vancouver, BC to the Canadian Rockies for the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train vacation packages.

Coastal Passage marks the company’s fifth rail route across the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies and will include Rocky Mountaineer’s GoldLeaf Service. Coastal Passage will be available Aug. 24 and 25, 2013, both northbound and southbound, with packages allowing for stays in Seattle, Vancouver, and the resort towns of Banff or Jasper, AB.

National Geographic - “One of the world’s greatest trips”

See more on the Naka’s Travel Rocky Mountaineer page, or contact Naka’s Travel to book your trip today!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cruise Japan in 2013 on the Sun Princess

princess-curise-logo.gif Princess Cruises in Japan is now booking reservations for seven different itineraries on the Sun Princess, operating April through July of 2013 from both Yokohama and Kobe. The cruises will be from nine to 12 days in length.

Highlights of other itineraries will include overnight stays at cities with popular annual festivals, destinations known for their natural hot springs, northern ports of Japan and foreign ports in Korea and Taiwan, among others. Pricing for cruises starts at $1,550.00 per person, double occupancy for a nine-day sailing.

Book your 2013 cruise now - availability is already disappearing quickly for these popular new cruises!

Contact us to book your cruise on the Princess Sun today, or see more cruises around the world on the Cruise with Naka’s page at:

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

April 27th 2013: 9 Days - Golden Week
Roundtrip from Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Ports: Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan | Busan, South Korea | Hakata, Japan | Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

May 6 2013: 12 Days - Round Japan with Festivals
Roundtrip from Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Ports: Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan | Aomori, Japan | Busan, South Korea | Kanazawa, Japan | Sakaiminato, Japan | Maizuru, Japan | Nagoya, Japan | Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

May 18 2013: 9 Days - Korea & Taiwan
Roundtrip from Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Ports: Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan | Busan, South Korea | Cheju, South Korea | Kaohsiung, Taiwan | Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan | Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

May 27 2013: 9 Days - Round Japan with Onsens
Roundtrip from Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Ports: Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan | Nagoya, Japan | Kobe, Japan | Japan Inland Sea (Scenic Cruising), Japan | Matsuyama, Japan | Busan, South Korea | Kagoshima, Japan | Beppu, Japan | Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

June 5 2013: 9 Days - Kyushu & Korea
Roundtrip from Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Ports: Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan | Kochi, Japan | Kagoshima, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan | Cheju, South Korea | Busan, South Korea | Hiroshima, Japan | Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

June 14 & Jul 14 2013: 9 Days - Hokkaido & Russia
Roundtrip from Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Ports: Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan | Kushiro, Japan | Shiretoko Peninsula (Scenic Cruising), Japan | Korsakov, Russia | Otaru, Japan | Hakodate, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

July 2 2013: 12 Days - Round Japan from Kobe
From Kobe, Japan to Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Ports: Kobe, Japan | Japan Inland Sea (Scenic Cruising), Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Busan, South Korea | Sakaiminato, Japan | Maizuru, Japan | Kanazawa, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Sapporo (Muroran/Hokkaido), Japan | Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates April 19 2012

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 April 19th 2012 through April 25th 2012 - 1 USD =81.09 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).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Great American Steamboat Company 3 Day Flash Sale

great-american-steamboat.jpg Experience the heartland of America from the decks of the grand, elegant Steamer American Queen.

Experience the history, heritage and culture of America’s heartland on a voyage aboard a genuine steamboat and learn about the great events and people that have contributed to America’s history and culture.

Wednesday, April 18 - Friday, April 20, 2012 only

Receive up to $150 onboard credit per stateroom on select Themeboating® adventures.

All 3 of These Fabulous Voyages Feature:

  • Free Shore Excursions in every port
  • Classic music of the 60s performed by B. J. Thomas and The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • One-night pre-voyage luxury hotel stay with Full American Breakfast and Transfers
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Complimentary espresso, cappuccino, specialty coffees, bottled water, and soft drinks throughout the voyage
  • An array of sumptuous dining options including regional cuisine by famed American Chef Regina Charboneau
  • Captain’s Champagne Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner
  • Hot and cold canapés at cocktail hour every evening

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

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

Music of the 1960s

9-Day Holiday includes a 7-Night Voyage and 1 Hotel Night
Louisville, KY to Pittsburgh, PA
Embarks July 11, 2012
Fares from $1,995 per guest

USE YOUR ONBOARD CREDIT TO:

  • Enjoy a Premium Choice Tour like “Cincy – Past Present and Future” in Cincinnati, Ohio. Complete your stop in The Queen City with this captivating exploration of the regions German heritage, the Underground Railroad and majestic photo ops from Eden Park Overlook.
  • Sip a refreshing Orange Mint Julep while you unwind on the Front Porch of America.
  • Be treated like a queen or a king with unique American Queen Spa treatments
  • Or any other onboard purchase

Music of the 1960s

6-Day Holiday includes a 4-Night Voyage and 1 Hotel Night
Pittsburgh, PA to Cincinnati, OH
Embarks July 18, 2012
Fares from $1,145 per guest

USE YOUR ONBOARD CREDIT TO:

  • Commemorate your American Queen experience with a logoed polo shirt, jacket, umbrella, t-shirt, tote bag, plush throw or robe.
  • Indulge your senses with the River Stone Fusion massage which utilizes heat to relax the muscles.
  • Or any other onboard purchase


This voyage features additional musical performances by the Rat Pack Show.

Music of the 1960s

7-Day Holiday includes a 5-Night Voyage and 1 Hotel Night
Cincinnati, OH to Pittsburgh, PA
Embarks July 22, 2012
Fares from $1,395 per guest

USE YOUR ONBOARD CREDIT TO:

  • Experience Fort Randolph – In a Rumble seat, the Premium Choice Tour in Point Pleasant, West Virginia that allows you to see a replica of an eighteenth-century military installation before cruising to Krodel Park in an authentic antique automobile.
  • Treat your new American Queen friends to a round of pre-dinner cocktails.
  • Or any other onboard purchase

Onboard credit per stateroom of $75 for Inside Staterooms, $100 for Deluxe Outside Staterooms, and $150 for Superior Outside Staterooms is only applicable to new bookings made and deposited on the same day, between April 18, 2012 and April 21, 2012, and is not combinable with any other individual or group offer. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include air or land transportation. Port Taxes of $49 to $119 per person are additional and not included in the fare. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and category of accommodations and may be withdrawn without notice. The American Queen is owned and operated by the Great American Steamboat Company LLC, Inc.; is regularly inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard; is of American registry; and employs American officers, crew and staff.