Tuesday, June 17, 2014

2015 Tulip Time River Cruises Early Booking Discount

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No European vacation is complete without a trip to the land of tulips, windmills, cheese, Delftware, and of course, the Dutch Masters. On our Tulip Time Cruise, you’ll journey through the Netherlands and discover its rich history and culture, pastoral scenery and charming Dutch towns. You’ll also have the opportunity to tour some of Belgium’s most exciting cities like Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Bruges.

Book soon to take advantage of our 5% Early Booking Discount on all 2015 departures!

Tulip Time Cruise (Dutch & Belgian Waterways)

7-night cruise roundtrip from Amsterdam

2015 Embarkation Dates: March 24, 25, 31;
April 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 May 4, 6
Aboard the AmaLyra, AmaSonata or the AmaCerto
5% Early Booking Discount if booked by July 31, 2014

NEW in 2015! Tulips & Beer Cruise
Our itineraries are designed to show you the best parts of a destination, but when we combine that with a thematic focus at no additional cost, it makes for a truly unique and in-depth cultural experience. Our newest theme cruise, Tulips & Beer has everything we love about our
Tulip Time Cruise itinerary, plus these special highlights:

  • A variety of Dutch and Belgian beers | Regional cuisine and delicacies
  • Special beer-themed excursions | A decadent beer pairing dinner
  • Brewery tours (including a Dutch windmill brewery)
  • Onboard discussions & tastings hosted by beer connoisseur and author, Don Russell.

Tulips & Beer Cruise (Dutch & Belgian Waterways)
7-night cruise roundtrip from Amsterdam
2015 Embarkation Date: March 31
Aboard the AmaLyra
5% Early Booking Discount if booked by July 31, 2014

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 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. If applicable, single supplement waived offer does not apply to A+, AA+, or Suites. Promotional rates are valid on select sailings only. 5% Early Booking Discount is valid until July 31, 2014 on cruises in 2015, is discounted off the cruise only fare and is not applicable towards Group bookings. Other restrictions may apply. 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.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Dance with the Stars on Holland America Line!

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Dancing with the Stars: At Sea classes and
competition on every Holland America Line cruise*

Glamour. Enchantment. Thrilling dancing. It’s all part of the incredible entertainment on board.

On every cruise* guests will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in complimentary dance classes based on dance routines from the ABC smash hit show “Dancing with the Stars.” This is a chance to learn the basics or new steps.
  • Compete in the Dancing with the Stars: At Sea competition. Following an early elimination process, finalists will have the opportunity to take to the main stage with the ship’s dance professionals. One Cruise Champion will emerge, based on the highest combined point total from our panel of three judges, as well as audience participation.
  • At the end of October 2014, the Cruise Champion with the highest score from each ship will have an opportunity to perform as a finalist on the Champions Cruise in December 2014. Finalists, plus a guest, will be invited on a complimentary 7-day Champions Cruise to the Caribbean, where the 15 finalists will dance for the coveted mirror ball trophy and the title Holland America Line Dancing with the Stars: At Sea Grand Champion.

2014 theme cruises just announced!

In addition to classes and competition, select cruises will also feature “Dancing with the Stars” celebrities and famed dance professionals.

Guests will enjoy a chance to meet the dancers, ask questions and take photos; and see a dazzling production starring the celebrities and dance professionals, including Kym Johnson, Tristan MacManus, Sabrina Bryan and Carson Kressley.

June 14 & 21, 2014
ms Zuiderdam,
7-Day Alaska

July 26; August 2, 2014
ms Westerdam, 7-Day Alaska

November 29, 2014
ms Westerdam, 7-Day Eastern Caribbean

Champions Cruise — December 6, 2014
ms Westerdam, 7-Day Eastern Caribbean

* Please see eligible cruise dates and complete terms and conditions.
** Professionals and celebrities are subject to change.

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

For more than 139 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you’ve come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Travel with the Royal Horticultural Society

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Embrace a World of Color

Enjoy privileged access to some of the world’s finest gardens when you set off on a garden holiday with the Royal Horticultural Society. From Japan and Italy to New Zealand and London, these tours offer up the world’s greatest gardens combined with the thrill of international guided travel.

The RHS Garden Holidays Brochure Is Now Available!

With private entry into public gardens and privileged visits to private gardens, a world of floral wonders awaits your discovery. These popular garden holidays are rich in cultural interest so you truly get the best of the destination.Take a look at the 2014-15 lineup now and then call us to book your vacation!

Contact Naka’s Travel to book now, or see the Tour With Naka’s page for more escorted vacations around the world!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Save up to $3700* per Stateroom on Holiday River Cruises

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UP TO 40% OFF HOLIDAY CRUISE FARES!

SAVINGS UP TO $3,700* PER STATEROOM
7-NIGHT CRUISES FROM $1,379* PER PERSON

TREASURES OF THE MAIN & RHINE
7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam
U.S. Departure Dates: Dec. 22, 2013
Starting from $1,379 per person
Optional 2-night land program in Prague for $460 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,069 for one stateroom

CHRISTMAS ON THE DANUBE
7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen
U.S. Departure Date: Dec. 22, 2013
Starting from $1,499 per person
Optional 3-night land program in Prague for $690 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,249 for one stateroom

CHRISTMAS ON THE RHINE

7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
With visits to festive Christmas Markets in Cologne, Heidelberg,
Speyer, Strasbourg and Basel
U.S. Departure Dates: Dec. 19, 2013 - 30% Off
Starting from $1,749 per person
Optional 4-night land program in Zurich & Lucerne for $1,040 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,623 for one stateroom

CHRISTMAS TIME CRUISE

7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest or reverse
With visits to festive Christmas Markets in Vienna, Budapest,
Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau and Linz
U.S. Departure Dates: Nov. 24 & 27, 2013 - 30% Off
Dec. 11, 13, 17, 20 & 25, 2013
Starting from $1,499 per person
Optional 2-night land program in Prague for $460 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,249 for one stateroom

BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY
7-night cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg
U.S. Departure Dates: Nov. 17 & 20, 2013
Starting from $1,439 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,159 for one stateroom Optional 2-night land program in Budapest & 3-night land program
in Prague for $1,150 per person

MAGNIFICENT EUROPE (CHRISTMAS CRUISE)
14-night cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam
U.S. Departure Date: Dec. 17, 2013
Starting from $2,879 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $4,319 for one stateroom

VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & THE RICHES OF THE MEKONG
7-night cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Land Start Dates: Dec. 10 & 24, 2013
Starting from $1,619 per person cruise only
Optional land program in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap & Ho Chi Minh
City for $1,999 per person plus Intra-Asia airfare of $300 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,429 for one stateroom

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: Rates listed are in U.S. dollars; reflects applicable savings; based on double occupancy in Cat. E (Mekong - Cat. C) and vary per departure. Total savings listed is based on double occupancy. $3,700 savings per stateroom is based on Christmas Time Cruise embarking 12/28 in a Suite. Cruise $1,379 is based on Christmas Time Cruise embarking 12/25 in a Category E stateroom. Offers are valid on new FIT reservations booked from May 1to May 31, 2013. Up to 40% discount is based on the cruise only price as listed in the brochure and excludes Cat. L Suites on the Mekong. 30% discount applies to Christmas Time Cruise, embarking 11/27 and 11/30 and Christmas on the Rhine embarking 12/20. Land program, airfare, port charges and gratuities are not included in the price listed. Solo traveler offer includes discount on the cruise fare and single supplement. Promotions are limited to availability and are not combinable with any other offers. Availability is limited on each cruise and the offer is subject to change or discontinuation without notice, offer is capacity controlled. Specific terms and conditions apply to each offer; please ask for details. Other restrictions may apply. CST#2065452-40.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Six River Cruises Wine Lovers Shouldn’t Miss

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Autumn Splendor on the Danube & Rhine

6 River Cruises Wine Lovers Shouldn’t Miss!
$500 Savings & $300 Onboard Credit per Stateroom
Plus a Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade! Up to $1,200 Savings!

7-Night Cruise starting from $2,149 per person

AmaWaterways’ In Celebration of Wine cruises are for enthusiastic aficionados seeking to immerse themselves in the wine culture and traditions of Europe’s top wine-producing regions. Join us this November for one of six cruises on the Danube or the Rhine featuring wine tastings, wine and food pairings, tours of vineyards and wineries, and onboard lectures from renowned wine experts. Savor wonderful wines as you gaze upon incredible and ever-changing scenery. Love wine? These are the perfect cruises for you!

GREAT CAPITALS & VINTAGES OF THE DANUBE
7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen aboard the AmaBella
U.S. Departure Date: November 8, 2013
Starting from $2,149 per person
Optional 3 nights in Prague for $690 per person
Wine Hosts: Bob & Jodi Dickinson of Camillus House, Miami, FL

Bob and Jodi Dickinson are passionate fundraisers for Camillus House, a Florida nonprofit. A former cruise industry executive, Bob is a wine enthusiast and collector and a member of many prestigious food and wine societies.

GREAT CAPITALS & VINTAGES OF THE DANUBE
“PRESIDENT’S CRUISE” HOSTED BY RUDI SCHREINER
7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen aboard the AmaCerto
U.S. Departure Date: November 10, 2013
Starting from $2,149 per person
Optional 3 nights in Prague for $690 per person
Wine Hosts: Michael & Stephanie Honig Owners of Honig Vineyard
& Winery, Napa, CA

Winery President and Owner Michael Honig is often referred to as “the James Brown of the wine industry” and is a respected leader in the sustainable farming movement. His wife Stephanie Honig is also a wine expert with many years of experience in the industry.

GREAT CAPITALS & VINTAGES OF THE DANUBE
7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the AmaBella
U.S. Departure Date: November 12, 2013
Starting from $2,149 per person
Optional 3 nights in Prague for $690 per person
Wine Host: Barry Wiss of Trinchero Family Estates, Napa, CA

Barry Wiss is VP of Communications for Trinchero Family Estates, which represents more than 28 brands in the US and Australia. Barry is also the creator of the game the World Wine Challenge® and is one of only 120 Certified Wine Educators in the world.

GREAT CAPITALS & VINTAGES OF THE DANUBE
7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the AmaCerto
U.S. Departure Date: November 14, 2013
Starting from $2,149 per person
Optional 3 nights in Prague for $690 per person
Wine Host: Vic Poulos of Zin Valle Vineyards, Canutillo, TX

Attorney and El Paso businessman Vic Poulos owns and operates the very successful Zin Valle Vineyards winery. The owner of an extensive personal wine collection, Vic is also a prolific wine blogger and writes about wine for local and national publications.

CULTURE & WINE LEGACY OF THE RHINE
7-night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam aboard the AmaCello
U.S. Departure Date: November 10, 2013
Starting from $2,149 per person
Optional 2 nights in Lucerne & 2 nights in Zurich for $1,040 per person
Wine Host: Holly Howell, Wine Journalist & Sommelier, Rochester, NY

Holly Howell is a Certified Sommelier, winemaker, columnist for the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, and a well-respected New York-based authority on the wines of the Finger Lakes region, particularly Rieslings. A passionate lover of wine with a very popular wine blog, Holly is currently pursuing her WSET diploma.

CULTURE & WINE LEGACY OF THE RHINE
7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel aboard the AmaCello
U.S. Departure Date: November 21, 2013
Starting from $2,149 per person
Optional 2 nights in Lucerne & 2 nights in Zurich for $1,040 per person
Wine Host: Mark Johnson, Winemaker, Chateau Chantal Winery, Traverse City, MI

Mark Johnson trained at the Geisenheim Research Institute in Germany and has been the winemaker at Chateau Chantal since it opened in 1986. He is especially renowned for his natural ice wines, which are consistent winners at top wine competitions.

Premium River Cruise Experience*
Wine lectures by renowned experts
Fine dining with paired wines
Excursions to historic vineyards & cellars
Wine tastings & evening wine events
Staterooms with French balconies and/or step-out balconies
Free in-room Internet & Wi-Fi onboard
Free-flowing wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch & dinner
Complimentary shore excursions & 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 and Conditions: Rates are based on double occupancy in Cat. E, for cruise only, and reflects $250 per person ($500 per stateroom) savings. Single occupancy staterooms receive $250 savings. $300 Onboard Credit is per stateroom (single occupancy is $250). Complimentary stateroom upgrade applies to one category upgrade only (i.e. booked in Cat. E can only upgrade to Cat. D), based on availability, for like-to-like categories, and exclude suites. Offer is valid on new bookings only made by May 31, 2013; not combinable with other promotions/discounts; limited to availability; capacity controlled and subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Other restrictions apply. Port charges of $147 per person, land programs and roundtrip airfare are additional. *Premium River Cruise Experience applies to most ships; please ask for details. AmaWaterways is registered as a seller of travel in the State of California. CST#2065452-40

About Naka’s Travel

Friendly Japanese and English speaking travel assistance specializing in Okinawa and Japan. We also do Las Vegas packages, escorted tours all over the world, rail passes, discounted airfares and more!

1647 Liliha Street
Honolulu HI 96817
Phone (808) 522-0810
Fax (808) 533-3289

Office Hours:
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8:00AM - 4:30PM HST

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