Thursday, April 12, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates April 12 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 12th 2012 through April 18th 2012 - 1 USD =82.03 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).

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Princess Cruises - 5 Day World of Savings

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April 19th - 23rd 2012 Only!

Are you looking for the perfect deal to book your much needed vacation? Look no further than Princess Cruises’ World of Savings event. Save up to $2,000 per stateroom* and receive up to $100 onboard credit^ on a worldwide selection of September–December sailings, including:

  • Alaska — 7 days from $549*
  • Europe — 12 days from $999*
  • Australia & New Zealand — 14 days from $1,299*
  • Asia — 16 days from $1,499*


Plus great deals to the Caribbean, South America, Hawaii and the Panama Canal!

No matter where in the world you want to go, choose to cruise with the line named “Best cruise itineraries” for 8 consecutive years by Recommend Magazine, Princess Cruises.

Contact us to book a Princess Cruise or see the Cruise with Naka’s page to book cruises around the world.

*Save up to $2,000 per stateroom ($1,000 per person) is based on a per person discount off applicable Launch Fares on a space available basis at time of booking on select sailings. Launch Fares are offering fares and may not have been in effect for the past 90 days or resulted in actual sales in all categories. Intermediate discounts may have been taken and fares may remain at discounted levels after this promotion. Fares based on Diamond Princess 9/1/12, Caribbean Princess 11/24/12, Crown Princess 10/27/12, Star Princess 1/4/13, Diamond Princess 12/14/12, Golden Princess 11/21/12, Coral Princess 11/10/12 and Diamond Princess 11/10/12 sailings only. Fares for other dates and categories may vary. Oceanview stateroom may have an obstructed view. Fares are per person, non-air, cruise- or cruisetour-only, based on double occupancy and apply to the first two passengers in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth-berth passengers. Government fees and taxes of up to $60-315 are additional and subject to change. Princess reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of up to $9 per person per day on all passengers if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel, even if fares have been paid in full. This offer applies to new bookings only, is capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger discount, including shipboard credits. Offer is available to residents of the 50 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older and receive this offer. Fares quoted in U.S. dollars. Please refer to the applicable Princess Cruises brochure or princess.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Reference promotion code: R54. Offer expires: April 23, 2012.

^Up to $100 USD Onboard Credit per stateroom applies to select sailings and varies according to category booked and sailing duration. Passengers booked in an Interior or Oceanview stateroom on a 6- to 9-day voyage will receive an onboard credit of $25 per stateroom; Passengers booked in a Balcony stateroom or above on a 6- to 9- day voyage will receive an onboard credit of $50 per stateroom; Passengers booked in an Interior or Oceanview stateroom on a 10+ day voyage will receive an onboard credit of $50 per stateroom; and passengers booked in a Balcony stateroom or above on a 10+ day voyage will receive an onboard credit of $100 per stateroom. Reservations must be made and deposited between 12:01am on April 19, 2012 and 11:59pm PDT on April 23, 2012. Deposits made under this promotion are non-refundable and non-transferable. Offer is applicable to first/second-berth passengers only. Third/fourth-berth passengers are not eligible. Passengers with single occupancy will receive the per stateroom credit amount. Onboard credit may be used on a single voyage only and expires at the end of that voyage. Offer is not transferable, is not combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits and applies to legal residents of the United States or Canada who are 21 years or older. Onboard credit is quoted in U.S. dollars. Void where prohibited by law. This promotional piece was created and distributed by an independent travel agency, not by Princess.

© 2012 Princess Cruises. Ships of Bermudan registry.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Roll with the Rhythm of America’s Great Rivers

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Special offer through April 20th 2012

  • Featured Performers: Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Receive up to $150 Onboard Credit
  • Sale ends April 20th - book now!

Roll with the Rhythm of America’s Great Rivers

Cincinnati, OH to Memphis, TN – departs May 8

10-day holiday includes 7-night voyage and 1 hotel night in Cincinnati
and Bonus hotel night in Memphis

As the only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat on our nation’s rivers, the American Queen offers uniquely exquisite adventures to fascinating destinations throughout America’s Heartland.

On our May 8th departure, you are entitled to up to a $150 per stateroom onboard credit. Book now, offer ends April 20th.

ADDITIONAL Single Savings Offer!
Single Supplement has been reduced to only 20%. Fares for singles start at just $2,394 for this departure.

GREAT AMERICAN STEAMBOAT DISTINCTIONS

  • Immersive shore excursions included in every port
  • Elegant-casual attire with no formal wear required
  • Enthralling showboat-style entertainment & calliope concerts
  • Cuisine by famed American Chef Regina Charboneau
  • Complimentary wine & beer at dinner
  • Specialty dining options at no additional charge

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

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

* 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 by April 20, 2012, and is not combinable with any other individual or group offer. 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.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Inspired to Cruise

princess-curise-logo.gif Everybody has their own reasons to cruise, whether they’re celebrating a special time in their life, reconnecting with friends and family, or just taking a break from the everyday grind!

Check out these stories from Princess Cruise passengers who were inspired to cruise and maybe get a little inspiration of your own!

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

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

Be sure to ask about upcoming 2013 Japan cruises on the Sun Princess, coming out for sale later this month!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates April 5 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 5th 2012 through April 11th 2012 - 1 USD =82.75 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).