Friday, November 8, 2013

Plan Ahead - Christmas Market Cruising in 2014


2014 Holiday River Cruising

Save Up to 40% on European
Christmas Markets Cruises in 2014

(Suites available at 20% off brochure rate)

Cruises from $2,699 $1,620 per person
Book now – offer expires January 31, 2014!

The heart of Europe is transformed into a magical winter wonderland during the holidays. The best way to see extravagantly decorated European cities, snow-capped villages glittering along historic riverbanks, and renowned Christmas Markets is on a luxurious AmaWaterways river cruise. Let us take care of all of your accommodations, dining, and other needs so that you are left free to experience the spirit of the holidays like never before. We even serve traditional holiday feasts on board!

Enjoy heart-warming holiday scenery, shop for loved ones back home at enchanting Christmas Markets, and even celebrate the season on board with…

Festively decorated ships | A tree trimming party
Local holiday traditions | Carolers and more! swirl

Hurry – there are a limited number of staterooms available
at these prices. This will be the best offer on these cruises!

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: Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD for cruise 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 January 31, 2014 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. 30-40% savings is only applicable to cruise fare and does not apply to Cat. A+, AA+, S and SS. Offer is capacity-controlled and subject to be withdrawn without notice. 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.

Alaska in 2014 - 3 for Free!


2014 welcomes the arrival of Crown Princess® — our largest and most innovative ship ever in the region. And now that we’ve extended our 3 for FREE sales event with fares from $548*, you have even more reasons to chill out in Alaska! Princess enriches your experience with authentic onboard activities such as meeting Libby Riddles — the first woman to win the 1,100-mile Iditarod, and a variety of activities and special programming designed to illuminate your time exploring the Great Land.

As if our 3 for FREE sales event isn’t enough to excite you, watch our Alaska video for a taste of the ice blue glaciers, abundant wildlife, soaring mountains, and frontier ports, and then contact me so we can start planning your vacation today!


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

*Fares apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares based on interior staterooms on Crown Princess 5/10/14 sailing. Fares for other categories and sailings may vary. Fares are per person, non-air, cruise-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 from $165 are additional and subject to change. This offer is capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger discount. 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 for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Reference promo code RB*/RG*.

†Free stateroom upgrade applies to booking the stateroom location you wish to sail in for the price of the lowest category within that stateroom type during this promotion only. Offer is based on availability in like to like stateroom types (Interior to Interior, Oceanview to Oceanview, Balcony to Balcony). Upgrade offer excludes select categories, including but not limited to premium categories and suites. Offer does not apply to land packages.

††Free shore excursion credit applies to $200 per stateroom ($100 per person) for Europe, and $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) for Alaska and Caribbean voyages and cruise fares advertised in this promotion only. A credit in the respective dollar amount will be posted to your stateroom account upon embarkation. This credit may be used for any excursion purchased during your cruise, including any that were pre-reserved online. Credit may be used on a single voyage only, is not redeemable for cash and expires at the end of that voyage. Any credit not used for shore excursions will be applied toward the stateroom account balance and any unused credit will be refunded at the end of the cruise. Offer is not transferable and may not be combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits. Shore Excursion credit is quoted in U.S. dollars.

oBookings on applicable sailings will receive a complimentary dinner for two in one of our onboard specialty restaurants, Sabatini’s, Crown Grill, Bayou Cafe, or Sterling Steakhouse. Restaurants vary by ship and reservations will be made on your behalf by Princess. Special dining events that take place in Specialty restaurants are excluded from the dining offer. Offer cannot be used toward the purchase of specialty dining packages. Alcoholic beverages and sodas are not included, and are available at an additional cost. Specialty dining gratuities are included. It will be at the guest’s discretion as to which guest in the booking redeems the offer. One offer per stateroom. Offer is non-transferable, Princess has the right to substitute for an onboard credit of equal value, and will expire if not used by 10:00 PM on the last evening of the cruise. Offer excludes Princess lodge restaurants. **Reduced deposit of $100 per person applies to all passengers in a stateroom.
©2013 Princess Cruises. Ships of Bermudan registry.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates November 7 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 7th 2013 through November 13th 2013 - 1 USD = 100.00 JPY

JR Pass prices are updated for the current exchange rate every Thursday.

See http://www.nakastrav … for details and current pricing.


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).

2015 Viking River Cruises at 2014 Prices!


2015 Europe river cruises now open for booking!

Viking has opened selected 2015 river cruise dates—and, for a limited time, your clients can get 2015 cruises at 2014 prices! Plus, you will be able to secure their first choice of sailing date and stateroom category. Anticipation is one of the best parts of travel, so lock in their savings today.

2-for-1 cruise pricing plus $500 off per person on roundtrip air!*

Rhine Getaway
8 days - Amsterdam to Basel

Romantic Danube
8 days - Budapest to Nuremberg

Danube Waltz
8 days - Passau to Budapest

Paris & the Heart of Normandy
8 days - Paris - Rouen - Paris

Portraits of Southern France
8 days - Avignon to Chalon-sur-Saône

Grand European Tour
15 days - Amsterdam to Budapest

Book a Viking River Cruise online now or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for online booking and information: http://www.nakastrav … eatured-cruises.html

Offer applies to new bookings only as of November 7, 2013. Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date, and include transfers plus all government taxes and fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change until full payment of air is received. If air is not purchased from Viking transfers may be purchased separately. Roundtrip airport transfers are included when air is purchased with a cruise or cruisetour package; if air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. All transfers must be in conjunction with a Viking-purchased cruise, cruisetour, land extension or extra hotel nights. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply; click here to learn more about airline baggage allowances and fees.

*2015EBD: 2-for-1 cruise plus $500 off air per person on 2015 departures of Rhine Getaway, Romantic Danube, Danube Waltz, Paris & the Heart of Normandy, Portraits of Southern France and Grand European Tour are considered a single offer. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. Must request offer 2015EBD and pay a $500-per-person deposit by December 18, 2013 with balance due in full by May 31, 2014. Offer expires December 18, 2013.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Norwegians Deserve Perks - Cruise Week November 10-16



Treat yourself to a little something extra when you book an unforgettable vacation with Norwegian Cruise Line® to The Caribbean, Hawai’i, Bahamas & Florida or any of our other amazing destinations. Pick your room. Get your perk. Enjoy a bottle of wine* and chocolate covered strawberries. Indulge in dinner at a specialty restaurant. Pamper yourself with spa credits. Book today and discover what it means to Cruise Like a Norwegian®.

* This promotion excludes bottle of wine in Hawai’i due to Hawai’i state laws.

Book during Cruise Event Week and you’ll receive:

  • Up to $270 in onboard perks
  • Up to $1,000 in air credits
  • AARP, Latitude Rewards & Military discounts apply
  • Reduced Deposit

Limited time only. November 10 – 16.
Call to book your cruise today!

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 & Conditions
Promo Code: EVENTS
Offer is for New individual FIT Reservations, New Group Delegates and New FS bookings. RQs are not applicable unless they convert to OF or BK within the booking window. Qualifying New Individual FIT reservations can be moved into an existing traditional or FS Group and count towards Tour Conductor Credits. Offer is combinable with existing group block rates ( this rule applies to traditional groups only). 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. Please contact applicable restaurant for dining reservations once onboard. This promotion excludes bottle of wine in Hawaii due to Hawaii state laws. 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. 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 Sailings or Group Types: INCREG and INCLARGE Applicable to NCLMIA, NCLINTL and Australia. Not applicable to CE and UK offices. 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. ©2013 NCL Corporation Ltd