Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Walk Through Japan

jts-logo.jpg Thomas Koehler, who used to work as a marketing manager for a tour operator and travel agency specialized in Japan, has left the company and made taken the decisive step to walk the length of Japan, starting from the northernmost tip of Hokkaido Island on August 1st, 2011 to the southernmost tip of Kyushu Island, a distance of more than 2500 km – all on foot.

Share his journey through Japan at his daily weblog - http://www.japanfenster.ch/japantrip/en/

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Essential Experience Number 44 - Vancouver

princess-curise-logo.gif “Unlocking a World of Wonder”

SANTA CLARITA, (August 23, 2011) – Princess Cruises today revealed Vancouver as “Essential Experience #44” on its blog, “50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List,” leaving only six more experiences yet to be revealed. This week Director of Hotel Operations David Price recounts the many ways that Vancouver has touched his life.

He writes: “Little did I realize then how much the city would capture such a special part of my life and eventually become part of me, particularly because it’s the hometown of my wife, Dawn.” read more

These and other stories can be found online at www.50EssentialExperiences.com, where a new experience is unveiled weekly. Each is authored by a Princess destination expert – a long-serving and well-traveled shipboard or shoreside employee.

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

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess offers approximately 1.3 million passengers each year the opportunity to escape to the top destinations around the globe, aboard a fleet of 17 modern vessels.

Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new television show called “The Love Boat.” The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its “seawitch” logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since. The show, which can still seen around the world, has been widely credited with fueling the dramatic expansion of the industry.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Essential Experience Number 43 - Panama Canal

princess-curise-logo.gif “Unlocking a World of Wonder”

SANTA CLARITA, (August 16, 2011) – Princess Cruises today revealed the Panama Canal as “Essential Experience #43” on its blog, “50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List,” leaving only seven more experiences yet to be revealed. This week Concession Agent Ophelia Drulis describes her journey through one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and her unexpected affinity with the children of Panama’s San Blas Islands.

She writes: “As we rose to reach the next level of the Canal, the gates opened and our ship eased into the next lock, where the process was repeated once again. It was like being in an elevator. I was amazed at the efficiency of the whole transaction and I could sense Steven was in complete awe of this mechanical masterpiece.” read more

These and other stories can be found online at www.50EssentialExperiences.com, where a new experience is unveiled weekly. Each is authored by a Princess destination expert – a long-serving and well-traveled shipboard or shoreside employee.

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

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess offers approximately 1.3 million passengers each year the opportunity to escape to the top destinations around the globe, aboard a fleet of 17 modern vessels.

Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new television show called “The Love Boat.” The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its “seawitch” logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since. The show, which can still seen around the world, has been widely credited with fueling the dramatic expansion of the industry.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

31st Hawaii International Film Festival

Hawaii Destination Specialist Logo.  4 color jpg file. The 31st Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) will be held from October 13-23, 2011 in Honolulu, Oahu with the majority of films being shown at the Regal Dole Cannery Theatre. Select screenings will also be held at the Hawaii Theatre Center and on Waikiki Beach. Featured movies will number over 200 from over 40 Asia-Pacific countries including Hawaii produced films that present Hawaii in a culturally accurate way. The 10-day festival will also offer discussions with the film-makers, award presentations, and other special events.

HIFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of cultural exchange and media awareness in the Pacific Rim. As a premier international film event, HIFF has won the praise of governments, filmmakers, scholars, educators, programmers and film industry leaders across the globe and is an official partner with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for Oscar Night America. HIFF is also the sister festival of Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF). The first HIFF screened seven films from six countries to an audience of 5,000 in 1981. Today, HIFF draws an audience of 80,000 or more from around the state, the nation and throughout the world.

Don’t miss this golden opportunity to be one of the first to view world premieres, North American premieres, U.S. premieres, experimental films, animation and digital works representing social and ethnic issues, and first features by new directors.

For more information, visit: www.hiff.org

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Essential Experience Number 42 - Egypt

princess-curise-logo.gif “The Power of the Pyramids”

SANTA CLARITA, (August 9, 2011) – Princess Cruises today revealed Egypt as “Essential Experience #42” on its blog, “50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List,” leaving only eight more experiences yet to be revealed. This week Strategic Pricing Analyst Norma Serrano relives her first visit to Egypt with her mother by her side as she explored the pyramids and treasures of King Tut.

She writes: “Standing near the Great Pyramid, I felt this energy in a tangible, tingling way. I had never connected with a place like that before.” read more

These and other stories can be found online at www.50EssentialExperiences.com, where a new experience is unveiled weekly. Each is authored by a Princess destination expert – a long-serving and well-traveled shipboard or shoreside employee.

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

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess offers approximately 1.3 million passengers each year the opportunity to escape to the top destinations around the globe, aboard a fleet of 17 modern vessels.

Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess, was cast in a starring role on a new television show called “The Love Boat.” The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its “seawitch” logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since. The show, which can still seen around the world, has been widely credited with fueling the dramatic expansion of the industry.