Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates November 21 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 21st 2013 through November 27th 2013 - 1 USD = 100.00 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 14, 2013

River Cruises through Myanmar in 2014

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Beginning in November of 2014, travelers can cruise the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar (Burma) aboard the brand new AmaPura. Guests will sail between Mandalay and Pyay on a 10-night voyage or Mandalay and Yangon on a 14-night voyage, with land extensions available in Yangon and Inle Lake. Our itineraries and shore excursions are designed to immerse you in the sights and culture of this previously isolated land, where you will see monks of all ages in burgundy robes, demonstrations of the making of terracotta wares, temples bathed in gold, and much more.


Don’t miss this great opportunity to discover:

AmaPura Ancient royal cities such as Inwa & Amarapura
An expanse of more than 2,200 temples, pagodas & stupas on the plain of Bagan
Sacred structures covered in gold leaf
Yangon, the “Garden City of the East”

The AmaPura:

  • All-suite ship
  • 28 suites ranging from
  • 285 to 420 square feet
  • French Balcony, Full Balcony, or both
  • Locally inspired cuisine along with Western favorites

Golden Treasures of Myanmar (2014)

Spend two nights in Yangon, transfer to Pyay and embark upon your 10-night cruise to Mandalay. Conclude your journey with a short flight back to Yangon for another overnight stay.
14 days – Travel to Yangon and return from Yangon (cruise Pyay – Mandalay)

Golden Treasures of Myanmar (Reverse) (2014)

Spend two nights in Yangon, fly to Mandalay and embark upon a 10-night cruise. Transfer from Pyay to Yangon, where your journey concludes with another overnight stay.
14 days – Travel to Yangon and return from Yangon (cruise from Mandalay – Pyay)

Hidden Wonders of Myanmar (2014)

Embark upon your 14-night journey in Yangon, cruise to Mandalay, and fly back to Yangon for an overnight stay.
16 days – Travel to Yangon and return from Yangon (cruise Yangon – Mandalay)

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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Uniworld’s Cruise and Air Savings for 2014

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Take Advantage of Uniworld’s Cruise & Air Savings on select 2014 All-Inclusive Boutique River Cruises

SAVE $1,500 per couple when you book Economy Class Air or SAVE $2,500 per couple when you book Business Class Air on select 2014 itineraries and departure dates listed below. Cruise and Air Savings requires full payment of cruise or cruise/tour and air with Uniworld at the time of booking.* This offer expires on December 6, 2013.

  • Springtime Tulips & the Rhine (2014): Apr 16
  • Castles along the Rhine (2014): Apr 6, Jul 18
  • Enchanting Danube (2014): Apr 13, Aug 3, 10, 17
  • Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux (2014): Apr 13, 20, 27, May 11, 25, Jun 22, Jul 6, 20, Aug 10, 17
  • Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy (2014): Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Paris & Normandy (2014): Mar 23
  • Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley (2014): Mar 27, Jun 26, Jul 3, 17, 24, 31

SAVE $3,000 per couple when you book Economy Class Air or SAVE $4,000 per couple when you book Business Class Air on select 2014 Europe Boutique River Cruise itineraries and departure dates listed below. Cruise and Air Savings requires full payment of cruise or cruise/tour and air with Uniworld at the time of booking.* This offer expires on December 6, 2013.

  • Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome (2014): Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Legendary Rhine & Moselle (2014): Jul 6, 25, Aug 6, 18
  • European Serenade (2014): Jul 5, 18, 31
  • Imperial Capitals of Europe (2014): Apr 16, May 1, Jun 30, Aug 13, 22, 28
  • Grand European River Voyage (2014): Jul 31
  • European Jewels (2014): Jun 7, 21, Jul 2, 30

Book your Uniworld river cruise online today, contact us to book Uniworld river cruises or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for more cruises and cruising information.

About Uniworld

For nearly four decades, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has taken guests to the most spectacular destinations in Europe, Russia, Egypt, Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. In 2006, Uniworld was acquired by The Travel Corporation, a highly successful international travel group with over 25 award-winning brands such as Trafalgar, Insight, Brendan, and Contiki, as well as Red Carnation Hotels—the award-winning five-star luxury hotel collection. The Travel Corporation has made major investments in Uniworld’s river cruise ships and its people. The ultimate goal of these investments is to provide guests with the very finest boutique river cruise experience. Combining our sister companies’ expertise in tour planning and in luxury boutique hotel management with our own decades of superior nautical experience has enabled Uniworld to create a higher standard in luxury river cruising.

*Savings listed in US dollars and are for new bookings only. Actual savings may vary depending on the program and whether booking economy or business class air. Savings applicable to select departure dates as listed and require full payment at time of booking. Combinable with past guest savings. Cruise and Air Savings is not combinable with Pay-In-Full Savings, Early Booking Savings, 50% child savings on family-friendly dates, and Single Supplement Savings. Subject to availability. Capacity controlled. Other restrictions may apply. Uniworld reserves the right to withdraw or change offers at any time. For complete details on all promotions, general information, and terms and conditions applicable to all Uniworld trips, please visit uniworld.com.

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates November 14 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 14th 2013 through November 20th 2013 - 1 USD = 100.00 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, November 12, 2013

The Wonders of Southeast Asia | Save up to $1500

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Cross this must-see destination off your travel wish list
with a river cruise along the fabled Mekong River

Book Now to Save up to $1,500 per Stateroom

2015 sailings now available! Ask for details!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit:

Hanoi | Ha Long Bay (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Angkor Wat (UNESCO World Heritage Site) | Tonle Sap Lake | Phnom Penh
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | And other exotic places!

While at port, included tours immerse you in rich, centuries-old culture. Ride trishaws and ox-carts, visit floating markets and historic pagodas and explore the legendary temples of Angkor Wat.

While aboard, enjoy western-style cuisine as well as locally-inspired dishes, air conditioning, interior corridors, a panoramic lounge, and amenities such as a swimming pool, spa, salon, and fitness room.

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 only, based on double occupancy in a Category C 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 November 30, 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. Port charges, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.