Thursday, December 5, 2013

Save on Cosmos Vacations through January 7th

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Book your Cosmos Vacation now and Save!

Receive a $100 per person air credit on 2014 air-inclusive Cosmos Europe vacations*

For 50 years Cosmos has offered savvy, value-minded travelers the most affordable travel packages to the world’s most fascinating places—places like the snowcapped peaks of Switzerland, sunny Spain, the ancient splendor of Greece and Egypt, festive France, the snowcapped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, North America’s breathtaking national parks, the volcanic wonders of Hawaii, and America’s historical East Coast. Because Cosmos specializes in packaged travel arrangements, you can visit exciting cities at a remarkable price. Our clout with suppliers is concentrated and we pass the savings on to you. It’s the very best way to travel more…for less!

Contact us or book Cosmos vacation packages online. See the Tour with Naka’s page to book other package tours around the world.

About Cosmos

From the East Coast to Eastern Europe and Little Italy to the Italian countryside, Cosmos helps travelers travel more often.

Cosmos designs tours for Travelers with a capital T: Those people who love to get out and get away … People who want to see and experience the world. Our goal – a pledge – to them is to make their favorite pastime an affordable reality.

We invite dreamers to become doers. Cosmos helps people travel internationally at domestic prices and domestically with international flare. We turn travel dreams into reality.

We understand that many travelers would prefer another day in Paris to a chocolate on their pillow. That’s why Cosmos creates vacation packages with hotels, transportation and sightseeing for about $100 day – less than a night out at home might cost – and much less than travelers could book on their own.

We offer our travelers more time to explore the world by ensuring they won’t have to spend valuable time figuring things out. We get them there (From Britain to Turkey; Atlantic Canada to Hawaii) and make it easy to become acclimated and immersed in foreign cities and local cultures for as low as $74 a day.

Not only do we give travelers the chance to vacation anywhere in the world more often, thanks to the value we offer, expert Tour Directors give our travelers interesting insight and stories that bring meaning to the locations they visit.

Cosmos empowers travelers to save money while building a bank of unforgettable memories.

*Book a select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 18, 2013 and January 7, 2014 for travel in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit, Cosmos Single Supplement, Cosmos $50 coupon, Cosmos $100 Religious, Cosmos Leisurely Tuscany and Rome and Monograms 20% promos. Applies to new 2014 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit; any subsequent changes and/or revisions to airline reservations at your request after receipt of full land deposit are subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $300 and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. In addition, promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings. However, promotions in effect at the time of the change will apply. Total air price includes all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking. Air price, air tax and security fees are non-commissionable. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cruise with Airfare Included on AMA Waterways

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Special Cruise + Airfare Prices

Cruise with Airfare Included*

Starting at $2,999 per person
(includes airport transfers, taxes and fuel surcharges)

Choose from a variety of European itineraries and pay one low price that includes airfare. Enjoy the famed Tulips of the Netherlands, explore the Rhine and Mosel, or experience the charming Danube with this special offer.

VINEYARDS OF THE RHINE & MOSEL
7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Luxembourg
& 3 nights in Paris or reverse
Embarkation Dates: Mar 24 & 31, 2014
Starting from $2,999 per person, cruise & air only

TULIP TIME CRUISE
7-night cruise through The Netherlands
& Belgium in the Spring
Embarkation Dates: Apr 5, 8 &14, 2014
Starting from $3,299 per person, cruise & air only

MELODIES OF THE DANUBE
7-night Budapest to Vilshofen cruise
& 3 nights in Munich
Embarkation Date: Apr 7, 2014
Starting from $3,299 per person, cruise & air only

THE ENCHANTING RHINE
7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel,
2 nights in Lucerne & 2 nights in Zurich
Embarkation Date: Mar 27, 2014
Starting from $3,099 per person, cruise & air only

AmaWaterways cruise fare includes:

Shore excursions in every port of call

Fine dining while on board

Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

In-room Internet and Infotainment

Why AmaWaterways?

A diverse collection of included shore excursions

Spacious staterooms, many of which feature private balconies that let you savor
the vibrant scenery as you cruise from one port to the next

Unparalleled service, dedicated Cruise Managers and knowledgeable tour guides

Fewer guests on board, which means more space and greater access to staff

More amenities - spa & hair services, fitness room, complimentary use of bicycles

Contact us to book an AMA Waterways river cruise or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for more cruises and cruising information.

About AmaWaterways

Founded in 2002 by river cruise pioneer Rudi Schreiner, river cruise executive Kristin Karst and founder of Brendan Vacations, Jimmy Murphy, AmaWaterways is the premier river cruise line on Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel and Rhône rivers. Known for its custom-designed ships, extensive complimentary amenities and personalized service levels, AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising. Whether you join us on the great waterways of Europe, Russia, Africa or the storied Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia, you are sure to capture an experience of a lifetime with an AmaWaterways river cruise vacation.

Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD for cruise and airfare only, based on double occupancy in a Category E stateroom unless stated otherwise. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Promotional rates are valid on select sailings only. Promotions are valid only for new bookings made by December 31, 2013 and may not be applicable toward Group bookings. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, are limited to availability, are capacity controlled and are subject to change or termination without notice. Total savings shown may include value of multiple discounts and upgrades and is an example of a savings amount only. If applicable, any onboard credit amount mentioned is per stateroom (single occupancy receives half the amount). If applicable, any complimentary stateroom upgrade mentioned applies to one category upgrade only based on availability, for like-to-like categories (i.e. window to window, French balcony to French balcony, twin balcony to twin balcony), and excludes suites. If applicable, Single Supplement offer does not apply to Suites, AA+ or A+ categories. Promotional air and cruise pricing based on $599 airfare promotion, all terms and conditions related to airfare listed herein apply.$599 AIRFARE offer is valid for new FIT reservations made from November 1, 2013 and booked and deposited by December 31, 2013. $599 AIRFARE promotion is based on round-trip, trans-Atlantic economy airfare departing from all U.S. cities and from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal in Canada. $599 AIRFARE promotion applies only to the travel dates, arrival city and departure city specified in each published itinerary. Custom itineraries, itinerary requests and schedule deviations are not accepted on this promotion; carrier will be confirmed by AmaWaterways and cannot be substituted. $599 AIRFARE promotion is only available with the purchase of applicable sailings and includes the roundtrip trans‐Atlantic base ticket price, fuel surcharges and taxes. $599 AIRFARE promotion requires purchase of airfare solely from AmaWaterways. Standard air cancellation penalties apply. Additional luggage fees and other ancillary charges imposed by the carrier may apply and can be found on the carrier’s website. $300 air deposit is required at the time of booking. $599 AIRFARE offer is not combinable with any other offers/discounts including group offers. Port charges, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. In-room Internet and Infotainment may not be available on board the AmaLotus and AmaVida. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates November 28 2013

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 28th 2013 through December 4th 2013 - 1 USD = 101.43 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, November 21, 2013

AmaWaterways 2015 Itineraries Now Available

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AmaWaterways is pleased to announce
2015 itineraries, dates and rates.


5% Early Booking Discount (Expires July 31, 2014)

Your AmaWaterways cruise fare includes:

Shore excursions in every port of call

Fine dining while on board

Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

In-room Internet and Infotainment

Why AmaWaterways?

  • A diverse collection of included shore excursions
  • Spacious staterooms, many of which feature private balconies that let you savor the vibrant scenery as
  • you cruise from one port to the next
  • Unparalleled service, dedicated Cruise Managers and knowledgeable tour guides
  • Fewer guests on board, which means more space and greater access to staff
  • More amenities - spa & hair services, fitness room, complimentary use of bicycles

Contact us to book an AMA Waterways river cruise or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for more cruises and cruising information.

About AmaWaterways

Founded in 2002 by river cruise pioneer Rudi Schreiner, river cruise executive Kristin Karst and founder of Brendan Vacations, Jimmy Murphy, AmaWaterways is the premier river cruise line on Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel and Rhône rivers. Known for its custom-designed ships, extensive complimentary amenities and personalized service levels, AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising. Whether you join us on the great waterways of Europe, Russia, Africa or the storied Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia, you are sure to capture an experience of a lifetime with an AmaWaterways river cruise vacation.

Terms & Conditions: 5% Early Booking Discount is only applicable to new bookings made by July 31, 2014; applicable towards cruise portion and valid on all 2015 departures. In-room Internet and Infotainment may not be available on board the AmaVida, AmaLotus, AmaKatarina and Zambezi Queen. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

Starting Black Friday, Norwegian Holiday Deals Are On!

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THE HOLIDAY DEALS ARE ON.

Get your holiday shopping on – and over – with a gift that’s out of the box. Book an incredible Norwegian cruise for yourself or your loved ones to any of our destinations and get up to $250 to spend on board, plus up to $1,000 in air credits. Plunge like a porpoise in the Caribbean. Idle like an islander in Hawai’i. Explore like a historian in Europe.

Book your Norwegian cruise vacation during this promotion and receive:

  • Up to $250 to spend onboard
  • Up to $1,000 in air credits
  • Up to $250 off base fare for AARP members
  • Discounts for Latitudes Rewards members
  • Military discounts, if applicable

CALL TO BOOK YOUR CRUISE!
NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 3 ONLY.

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.

Applicable destinations*: 3 Day or longer open for sale sailings. All Destinations
Booking Window: 11.27.13 - 12.3.13 11.59 PM EST
Program code: DASHSALE

Terms and Conditions *1 & 2 Day sailings are excluded from the offer. Offer is for New individual FIT and FS Reservation. RQs are not applicable unless they convert to OF or BK within the booking window. 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. Reduced Deposit is 50% off the standard deposit. Reduced Deposit does not apply to The Haven and Suite categories. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable. It may not be used toward onboard service charges or prepurchased activities. 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. 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 discretionary onboard service charges are additional. Not applicable to Chartered Dates and Group Types: INCREG & INCLARGE 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. Applicable to NCLMIAMI and NCLINTL, AUSTRALIA. Not applicable to CE and UK offices. Norwegian Cruise Line is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2013 NCL Corporation Ltd