Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Free Cruise to Europe with Africa Safari Cruise Booking

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Africa Safari & Wildlife Cruise

Book an Africa Safari & Wildlife Cruise
& Receive a FREE 7-night European River Cruise
in a French Balcony stateroom!*

Book a 2013 Spring or Summer Africa Safari & Wildlife Cruise (select departures) and earn a FREE cruise for two in Europe! Choose either an “In Celebration of Wine” cruise or a Holiday cruise departing November or December in 2013 or 2014. Already have plans? Surprise a loved one with the ultimate gift - a luxurious European river cruise (as your free cruise is transferable)!

TULIP TIME CRUISE STARS OF AFRICA
Enjoy 3 nights in Cape Town, 3 nights in Kruger National Park Area and
1 night in Johannesburg before embarking on your 4-night safari cruise, ending with 2 nights in Victoria Falls
Hotel Check-in Dates: March 11, April 15, 29, May 27, June 3,
July 8 & 22, 2013
Starting from $8,995* per person

GOLDEN TRAILS OF AFRICA
1 night in Nairobi, 8 nights at game reserves in Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti, 1 night in Johannesburg, then a 4-night safari cruise & 2 nights in Victoria Falls
Hotel Check-in Dates: March 8, May 24, 31, July 5 & 19, 2013
Starting from $11,495* per person

NOW FEATURING SOME OF AFRICA’S MOST PREMIER LODGE
AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS


Africa Wildlife Cruises & Included Features

4 nights in a Balcony stateroom | Full day Chobe National Park game drive
Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park | Cultural interaction with Kasenu villagers
Excursions in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe | Traditional African Boma Dinner onshore
All meals included with complimentary wine and beer on board | Premier hotel accommodations
Exclusive luxury safari lodges | Daily morning/afternoon/evening game drives
All meals, drinks and laundry included at lodges

Unrushed, unspoiled, up-close…Africa as it was meant to be seen!

SPECIAL LIMITED-TIME OFFER!

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 prices are per person, based on double occupancy (stateroom SB aboard the Zambezi Queen) and vary per departure date. International airfare, intra-Africa air and upgrades are additional; ask for details. Featured hotels and lodges are based on availability and may be substituted for similar accommodations. Special limited time offer is applicable to new bookings only, not combinable with any other offers and is based on availability. Offer not applicable to Groups; FIT bookings only. Offer only applicable to departure dates listed above and must be paid in full to redeem free 7-night cruise. Free cruise offer only applicable towards one Cat. C stateroom for 7-nights (port charges additional) on any “In Celebration of Wine” cruise or Holiday cruise departing November-December in 2013 or 2014. Free cruise may be transferred if guest is not able to travel. Visas are required for travel to Africa; please consult with your Consulate for more information. Availability is limited on these cruises, capacity controlled and subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Other restrictions may apply. AmaWaterways is registered as a seller of travel in the State of California. CST#2065452-40

Monday, March 4, 2013

Save up to $1280 on Insight Vacations tours!

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Save up to $1280 Per Couple on 2013 Europe!

When you book and pay in full by April 30th on 2013 Insight Vacations Europe tours, you can save up to $1280* per couple!

But don’t delay - Space is limited!

Country Roads of Ireland
13 days from $2525
Come join in the ‘craic’ on this convivial jaunt around the Emerald Isle, furnished with ruined castles, towering cliffs, historic towns, quiet lakes and natural wonders.
Book Early and Save up to $520 per couple.

Italian Intermezzo
9 days from $2399
Italy’s most famous and best loved cities reveal a treasure-trove of riches on this concise yet surprisingly diverse and delightful itinerary.
Book Early and Save up to $512 per couple!

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

Insight Vacations provides premium escorted motorcoach vacations throughout Britain, Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia the Eastern Mediterranean and North America.

In 1978, its first year, the company had a handful of staff in London and carried just 5700 passengers. Today, Insight has a team of professionals throughout the world, plays host to over 100,000 guests per year and has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and the UK. The company has also appointed specialist agents in Argentina, Brazil, Mauritius, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan and China.

Insight has achieved many important Tour Operator ‘Firsts’ over the years including, in 1983, being the first scheduled tour operator to win ‘the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement’ from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

‘The Art of Touring in Style’ lies at the very heart of Insight philosophy. Our carefully chosen unique features and impeccable service standards enable us to deliver exceptional quality, unequalled value, unforgettable memories and personal freedom at levels currently unrivalled elsewhere in the industry.

You will travel with companions from all over the English speaking world - England, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Singapore and more. Relax and capture the spirit of Europe and North America while we take care of every detail. From Great Britain to the European continent, from Turkey to the wonders of Israel and Egypt and the breathtaking National Parks and exciting cities of America and Canada, we invite you to experience the Insight difference and travel in style and comfort.

Terms and Conditions: Booking and full payment for entire vacation package must be made by April 30th, 2013 and no less than 45 days before the set departure date to qualify for savings. Offer is valid for new bookings made on itineraries found in Insight Vacations 2013 Europe & Britain brochure. Available savings are based on Insight Vacations’ 5% Early Payment Discount combined with the 5% Frequent Traveler Discount for past Insight guests. First-time guests with Insight can save up to 5% or $640 per couple. *$1,280 savings based on both discounts applied to the 8/22/13 departure of Insight’s Romantic European. Offer is not valid on any tours where Early Payment Discounts is not available including Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Israel, and tours with cruise inclusions. Discounts may be withdrawn or reduced based on demand for the departure dates and are subject to availability. Valid for new Groups on scheduled departures only and subject to promo payment conditions being met. Please call 1-800-582-8380 for details. CST No. 20687545-20

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Save on Avalon Waterways in 2014

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Save $1,000 per couple on select 2014 Avalon Europe Book Now Sailings.*

Austrian Highlights & Bavaria From Vienna To Munich

Starting At: $ 2639.00
Ship: Avalon Artistry II

On this marvelous cruise vacation, visit Austria’s capital, Vienna, and be delighted by its charming small towns-like Melk, Dürnstein, and Grein-before heading into Germany’s Bavaria. First, enjoy Vienna, with its spectacular museums, awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and delightful music. In Dürnstein, explore the small town above which stand the ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Visit magnificent Melk Abbey, and Grein’s quaint historical theater. In Germany, visit the Bavarian capital of Munich, the charming town of Oberammergau, and the fairytale castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. All of this and much more await you on this wonderful cruise on the Danube River through Austria’s highlights and Bavaria-it’s a vacation of a lifetime!

Tulip Time Cruise

Starting At: $ 2329.00
Ship: Avalon Artistry II

Discover picturesque Holland and Belgium in the spring on this marvelous river cruise vacation! Drink in the colorful blooming beauty of famous Keukenhof Gardens, vibrant gardens with the world’s largest bulb flower park, visit one of the charming windmills at Kinderdijk, and learn about Holland’s complex flood controls at the fascinating Delta Works. Discover St. Baaf’s Cathedral in medieval Ghent, explore Antwerp, and visit Maastricht, the university town on the borders of Belgium and Germany. End your cruise with a canal cruise in Amsterdam. All of this is waiting for you on this vacation sure to delight all of your senses!

Capitals Of Central Europe From Prague To Budapest

Starting At: $ 2739.00
Ship: Avalon Panorama

On this magnificent cruise vacation, enjoy seeing some of Central Europe’s splendid capitals-Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest-as well as many small towns that dot the landscape along the way. Explore the grounds of majestic Hradcany Castle in Prague, savor a Sachertorte in Vienna, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava, and shop for paprika in Budapest. But in addition to these vibrant cities, there’s even more.explore Germany’s Passau, located at the confluence of three rivers, and Linz, Austria’s third-largest city. Visit the quaint historical theater in the resort town of Grein and one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular monasteries at Melk. Discover Krems in Austria’s Wachau Valley or choose to learn about wine, which is an important part of life in the Wachau region. Guided sightseeing with Certified Local Guides in each city is sure to heighten your experience.

Book an Avalon Waterways river cruise online, or contact us to book your Avalon Waterways river cruise today! See the Cruise with Naka’s page for more cruises and cruising information.

Avalon Waterways sets the standard in river cruising with the newest fleet and extraordinary itineraries. Avalon Waterways also offers small-ship cruises to the Galapagos Islands! Unpack only once, then relax, take in the sights, and let us do the rest.

*Book a select 2014 Europe Avalon Waterways vacation to receive $500 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. For A Taste of the Danube (WBV) the promotion applies only to the land inclusive price. Offer available on select dates of select cruises. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied between January 30 and April 9, 2013 for travel at select times in 2014. Avalon and Royal Suites excluded. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other offer, other than Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2014 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Discover Paris and Normandy: Save $1,000 per stateroom

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Discover the Rivers of Paris & Normanday


Save $1,000 Per Stateroom
7-night Seine River Cruises Starting From $2,699 Per Person

Begin your journey through bucolic northern France in Paris, the “City of Lights,” where your cruise embarks. Visit the village of Giverny and Claude Monet’s famous gardens, immortalized forever in his beloved series of Impressionist paintings. Explore Honfleur, a charming French harbor town that has inspired generations of artists, and Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. You will take an unforgettable excursion to the infamous Normandy D-Day beaches of WWII and also visit Les Andelys, home to the impressive Château Gaillard. Conclude your journey back in Paris, with a panoramic city tour and a visit to Musee d’Orsay.

PARIS & NORMANDY
7-night Seine cruise aboard the beautiful AmaLegro
US Departure Dates: July 25; August 22, 29 & October 10, 2013
Starting from $2,699* per person (savings of $1000 per stateroom)
Additional 2-nights in Paris: $520 per person
Paris | Vernon | Giverny | Rouen | Normandy Beaches | Honfleur
| Les Andelys | Conflans | Paris
Solo Travelers’ Special: Single Supplement waived on cruise portion

Limited-Time Savings - Book by March 31, 2013!

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: All prices listed are in U.S. dollars and reflect offers listed. Offers are valid on new FIT cruise bookings made by March 31, 2013. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions or discounts. Rates may vary per departure date. Savings is per stateroom, based on double occupancy in a Cat. E stateroom; single bookings receive waived single supplement on cruise portion. Port charges, airfare and gratuities are additional. Availability is limited on these cruises, capacity controlled and subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Other restrictions may apply. AmaWaterways is registered as a seller of travel in the State of California. CST#2065452-40

Friday, February 22, 2013

Manifest Destiny - Go West on This Uniquely Edifying Journey

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Explore the Intricacies of Manifest Destiny as
You Journey West on the Tennessee & Mississippi Rivers

“And that claim is by the right of our manifest destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us.”
- John L. O’Sullivan

In the mid-nineteenth century, it was clear to the world that the relatively new nation known as the United States of America would soon be, if it were not already, the most powerful nation in the world. O’Sullivan’s argument that Oregon belonged to the United States rather than Great Britain as a matter of Manifest Destiny gained quite a bit of popularity.

While the concept was certainly not new, the Louisiana Purchase having occurred decades prior, O’Sullivan’s writing justified the sense of entitlement many Americans were feeling. Even at its inception, Manifest Destiny was rife with controversy which only seemed to fan the flames as the idea spread throughout the United States. Manifest Destiny fueled decades of westward expansion for the young nation: the annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American war, and the acquisitions of Alaska, Oregon and Hawaii. The socio-political effects of Manifest Destiny have certainly left their mark in the history books, and you may be surprised how frequently the philosophy can still be seen in foreign policy today.

Let notable historians Robert W. Merry and Dr. Steven E. Woodworth be your guides to the Manifest Destiny philosophy on our September 20-28, 2013 journey from Chattanooga, Tennessee to St. Louis, Missouri. Merry is currently Editor of The National Interest, with an impressive resume in political journalism including the Denver Post, National Observer, The Wall Street Journal and Managing Editor for Congressional Quarterly Inc. Merry’s writing skills are not limited to reporting. He also authored many critically-acclaimed books including New York Times Best Seller A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent. Dr. Steven E. Woodworth has been author, co-author or editor of 31 books. An expert in Civil War history, Dr. Woodworth will explain the role Manifest Destiny played in the bloodiest war in U.S. History.

Our September 20-28, 2013 journey is the ONLY Chattanooga departure this season and is not to be missed. Fares start at just $2,495 and limited staterooms remain.

For information and booking cruises worldwide please contact us or see the Cruise with Naka’s page at:

http://www.nakastrav … eatured-cruises.html