Friday, September 14, 2012

Big Savings on Big Band Steamboat River Cruises

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Book a Feb 2013 Voyage by Dec 31st, 2012, and Receive $350 Travel Credit per guest.

Someone once said that we enter this world as strangers but we leave it as friends. They might just have had a river voyage on the grand American Queen in mind as well. What is more important, more rewarding, more fulfilling or more comforting than a sense of community bound together by shared experiences? And few shared experiences are more delightful than a cruise with the American Queen Steamboat Company.

With her countless Victorian details and the history she represents, there is nothing like the American Queen afloat today. Built in 1995 with every modern convenience and thoroughly refreshed in 2012, the American Queen is modeled after the steamboats of yesteryear with an authentic steam-powered paddlewheel, broad shaded decks and enough filigree, fretwork, antique furniture, stained glass and mahogany paneling to make Mark Twain proud.

If you are a fan of the big bands, we have two sentimental Big Band journeys you won’t want to miss and they feature the most iconic destinations in the Old South. Steamboating the Lower Mississippi River, the American Queen will take you to Louisiana favorites like Houmas House, Oak Alley and Baton Rouge. In Mississippi, enjoy the historic towns of Vicksburg and Natchez. Or you may wish to celebrate Mardi Gras, American Queen style. With an old-fashioned Mardi Gras ball held in Natchez and acclaimed entertainment, you’ll swear that you’ve arrived in one of New Orleans’ most renowned clubs!

New Orleans to Memphis
February 7 - 15, 2013
Theme: Mardi Gras

Featuring:
The Harry James Orchestra
New Orleans All-Stars
Tout Les Soir
Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band

Memphis to New Orleans
February 15 - 23, 2013
Theme: Big Band

Featuring:
The Harry James Orchestra
Herb Reed’s Platters
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Dance Hosts for our single guests

Roundtrip New Orleans
February 23 - March 2, 2013
Theme: Big Band

Featuring:
Herb Reed’s Platters
Artie Shaw Orchestra
New Orleans All-Stars
Tout Les Soir
Three Redneck Tenors

fares start at just $1,995 per guest

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

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

Travel Credit is per guest, for new, individual bookings only, and does not apply to special group or negotiated rates. Port Charges of $69 to $159 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 American Queen Steamboat Operating Company LLC, Inc.; is regularly inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard; is of American registry; and employs American officers, crew and staff.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates September 13 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 September 13th 2012 through September 19th 2012 - 1 USD =79.49 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, September 6, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates September 6 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 September 6th 2012 through September 12th 2012 - 1 USD =79.49 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).

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Norwegians Deserve Perks - Cruise Event Week

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Up to $270 in perks like: specialty dinner, $50 spa credit, bottle of wine, and more…

From Studios to Oceanviews and Balconies to The Haven, every room comes with great perks for you to enjoy. Just book your next vacation with Norwegian September 4 - 10, 2012 and you could enjoy free perks like dinner at Cagney’s Steakhouse, a bottle of wine and a spa credit. Plus, you’ll also receive a 50% reduced deposit.

Cruise the Mediterranean, the islands of the Caribbean, the spectacular coastline of Hawai’i, Alaska’s glaciers and beyond. It’s all yours to experience your way with Freestyle Cruising®.

HURRY. BOOK YOUR CRUISE BY SEPTEMBER 10, 2012.

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.

*Promo Code: EVENTS Booking Window: 9/4/12-9/10/12. Applicable Destination: Fleet-Wide All open for Sale 5 + Day Sailings. Offer is for New Individual FIT Reservations and New Group Delegates. Qualifying New Individual FIT reservations can be moved into existing Group and count towards Tour Conductor Credits. Offer is combinable with existing group block rates. Amenities per stateroom, based on the category booked, and will be applied to 1st guest on the reservation. Amenities have no monetary value and are nontransferrable. Wine and Chocolate Covered Strawberries delivered in the stateroom for the qualifying category upon embarkation. Applicable restaurants: Cagney’s, La Cucina, Papa’s Italian Restaurant, Mama’s Italian Kitchen, Il Dagio, La Trattoria, East meets West, Le Bistro, Lazy J’s, Little Italy and Jefferson’s Bistro. Singles paying 200% are entitled to dinner for two, full $50 spa credit, full $75 Onboard credit per cabin if booked in qualifying category. Onboard credit offer is per stateroom, based on category, in U.S. Dollars and will be applied to 1st and 2nd guest on the reservation. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable. It may not be used toward Service Charges or prepurchased activities. Reduced Deposit is 50% off the standard deposit. Reduced Deposit does not apply to the Haven or Suite categories. 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. Not applicable to Chartered Sailings or Group Types: INCREG and INCLARGE. Applicable to NCLMIAMI and NCLINTL. 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. 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