Thursday, May 31, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates May 31 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 May 31st 2012 through June 6th 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).

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates May 24 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 May 24th 2012 through May 30th 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, May 23, 2012

Kama’aina Discount on Norwegian Cruise Line

ncl_logo.jpg Save up to $100 on Hawaii Cruises from Honolulu

Hawai’i Resident Sale - Hawai’i Cruises

There is no place like home and no better way for you and your family to take a Hawai’i Cruise than with Norwegian Cruise Line. With 7 days in port and four different islands its no wonder why we were voted “Best Hawai’i Itinerary”, 7 years in a row by Porthole Magazine. For a limited time save $50 when booking a Inside stateroom or $100 when booking an Oceanview, Balcony, or Suite.

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.

Terms and Conditions: Offer available to California and Hawaii residents only. The Residency of the guest prompts the offer. Proof of residency required. Offer valid from April 2, 2012 - capacity controlled for select sailings. Fares are in U.S. Dollars, cruise only, based on double occupancy. Third through eight berthed guests pay prevailing cruise fare Offer is for New Individual FIT Reservations. Qualifying New Individual FIT reservations can be moved into existing group. Offer is NOT combinable with existing group block rates. Guests who cancel and rebook must accept this promotion’s Terms and Conditions 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.Norwegian Cruise Line is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2012 NCL Corporation Ltd

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Norwegian Cruise Line - Refer a Friend for $100 On Board Credit

ncl_logo.jpg 100 more reasons to refer a friend!

Take advantage of this special incentive from Norwegian Cruise Line between May 21st 2012 and June 18th 2012. Invite a friends to book the same Norwegian cruise that you have already booked and receive a $100 onboard credit*. This special offer won’t last long!.

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.

  • $100 On Board Credit for currently booked guests on select itineraries if they refer a friend to book on the same itinerary (must be a new guest stateroom reservation).
  • Offer is combinable with other offers. Other restrictions apply (see below).
  • Valid between May 21 and June 18, 2012.
  • Must be on select itineraries.
  • Referred friend cannot be previously booked on the itinerary.
  • Limit of 2 referrals per booked stateroom.
  • Both existing booked guests and referred bookings must sail for credit.

*Booking Window: 5/21/12-6/18/12 Applicable Destinations*: Select Sailings. Phone number to call: 1-800-327-7030. Terms and Conditions: To take advantage of this offer and ensure receipt of onboard credit, guest or Travel Professional must call specified phone number and request the offer. Friends must be booked on the same sailing as the existing booked guest and be cross referenced under the “Travel With” tab once the new reservation is deposited to receive the onboard credit. Limit two (2) Referrals per stateroom for onboard credit. Referred friend cannot be previously booked on the same itinerary. Offer is valid for new individual bookings. Qualifying new individual reservations can be moved into existing group. Onboard credit is per stateroom, in U.S. Dollars, based on category booked and will be applied to the 1st guest on the reservation. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable. Singles paying 200% are entitled to full onboard credit value. Standard air add-ons are available. Onboard service charges are additional and will be automatically added to your onboard account. Guests who cancel and rebook must accept this promotion’s Terms and Conditions. Offer excludes Norwegian Reduced Rate programs (e.g. employee rates, interline, friends /family rates, travel agent rates), and incentive/chartered cruises cancellation fees for cruise, air, land and other charges will follow NCL schedule listed in the brochure, website and it includes different schedules for Suites and Villas. Cancellation Fees also apply based on the Booking/Sailing date; therefore, Norwegian Cruise Line strongly recommends the purchase of Travel Protection on all bookings. Government taxes and fees 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. Offers are based on availability, are capacity controlled, apply to selected sailings and combinability with other offers is subject to change or cancellation at any time per Norwegian discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Promotion valid in U.S. and Canada, South America, Central America, Mexico, Caribbean Islands (including Puerto Rico), Bermuda, Asia/Pacific. Norwegian is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2012 NCL Corporation Ltd.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Memorial Day Sale: Six days of savings on Princess Cruises

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May 24th through May 29th 2012

Celebrate this Memorial Day with savings up to $1,000 per stateroom* on over 80 cruises departing our beloved U.S. shores! For six days only, take advantage of great savings plus up to $100 onboard credit per stateroom^ during the Princess Cruises Memorial Day Sale. A convenient cruise departure is closer than you think, to top cruise locations including:

  • Caribbean — 7 days roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale from $549*
  • Canada & New England — 7 days roundtrip New York from $599*
  • Hawaii — 14 days roundtrip Los Angeles from $1,545*

Plus great deals on California Coastal cruises, Holiday Caribbean sailings and cruises to Mexico and the Panama Canal!

These savings are even combinable with our Military Onboard Credit, which offers up to an additional $250 per person† for active and retired U.S. and Canadian military personnel!

New for 2013!
Princess also cruises to Japan starting in 2013, including the May 27th Round Japan with Onsens cruise escorted from Hawaii by Naka’s Travel.

Contact us to book your cruise, see more cruises around the world on the Cruise with Naka’s page or read more about the Princess Cruise itineraries in Japan

*Save up to $1,000 per stateroom ($500 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 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 $75-$300 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: R6E. Offer expires: May 29, 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 May 24, 2012 and 11:59pm PDT on May 29, 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.

†Offer is good for only the cabin occupied by the military person. Maximum of one offer per stateroom. Offer is valid for eligible military personnel in the U.S. and Canada only. This offer cannot be used for casino credits/charges and gratuities, discretionary hotel and dining charges. Offer excludes Travel Agent and Interline fares. Offer is combinable with other Onboard Credit offers. Other restrictions may apply. Eligibility includes active military, retired military and disabled military veterans with proper verification as outlined below.

Active personnel currently serving in the following service divisions:
i – United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard or Reserves with a copy of a military certificate confirming active-duty status.
ii – Canadian National Defense — WHITE N.D.21 Identification Card
Retired Personnel defined as A) enlisted personnel or officers with a minimum of 20 years of service, B) medically retired, or C) 100% disabled. Proper identification for United States is a DD 214. For Canadians, the WHITE N.D.21 Identification Card is used.
Veterans with an Honorable Discharge serving a minimum of 2 years or 6 months in an active war zone in any of the United States service divisions listed above or in the Canadian National Defense. Proper identification in the form of a DD 214. For Canadians, the WHITE N.D.21 Identification Card is used.

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