Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates September 19 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 September 19th 2013 through September 25th 2013 - 1 USD = 100.35 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).

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates September 12 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 September 12th 2013 through September 18th 2013 - 1 USD = 100.35 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).

2014 Early Booking Discount: 2-FOR-1 cruise plus up to 2-FOR-1 air!

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Book your Viking River Cruise before September 30, 2013.

2014 Early Booking Discount:
2-FOR-1 cruise plus up to 2-FOR-1 air.


THE VIKING ADVANTAGE

Viking River Cruises offers the best itineraries on the rivers of Europe, Russia and China. Enjoy exciting cities, rich cultural experiences, fine dining and deluxe accommodations onboard the most modern ships—with everything from meals to shore excursions included in your fare. And our award-winning Viking Longships® have raised the bar yet again with full-size veranda staterooms, the largest suites in Europe, al fresco dining and more. Come discover for yourself why Viking truly is the world’s leading river cruise line.

EUROPE
Europe is a perfect blend of the ancient and the modern. Enjoy the timeless beauty and grace of the Old World with European river cruises along the Rhine, the Main, the Danube and the Seine. Our Europe cruises will provide you with an unforgettable vacation experience along these great waterways. River cruises from $1,356 per person.

RUSSIA & UKRAINE

Viking began offering Russian river cruises nearly 15 years ago. No longer shrouded in mystery, Russia now welcomes travelers with open arms. Russia cruises give you the chance to take in the colorful sights of Red Square, the royal retreats of St. Petersburg and the beauty of Ukraine. River cruises from $4,638 per person.

CHINA & SOUTHEAST ASIA
Our China river cruises showcase the imperial and cultural highlights of Beijing, Shanghai and Xian. Asia cruises highlight the spectacular backdrop of this vast and varied continent. Experience mountains and deserts, floating villages and urban jungles, ancient temples and futuristic metropolises. River cruises from $2,992 per person.

CRUISE CRITIC’S EDITORS PICK
Recently named Best New River Ships of 2012 in Cruise Critic’s® Editors’ Picks Awards, Viking Longships integrate patented design and cutting-edge technology with comfortable amenities that reflect guest preferences and current travel trends. Viking River Cruises has christened an unprecedented 16 of these vessels in ceremonies across Europe.

Now is the perfect time to book with our 2014 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT of 2-for-1 cruise plus up to 2-for-1 air.*

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


*Note: $1,356 per person price is based on CAT E double occupancy Paris & the Heart of Normandy, Nov-Dec sailings aboard Viking Spirit, Viking Pride or Viking Neptune. Cruise fares listed are for cruise and cruisetour only in U.S. dollars, per person and fares/discount offers are based on double occupancy. 2-FOR-1 cruise and up to 2-FOR-1 air (on Waterways of the Czars, Footsteps of the Cossacks; Portugal’s River of Gold; and March & April departures of Europe itineraries from BOS, EWR, NYC, PHL or PIT; on China & Mekong itineraries from LAX, SFO, PDX or SEA; other gateways available; see website for pricing) are considered a single offer. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. Valid on new bookings only as of September 1, 2013, subject to availability and may not be combinable with any other offers except Past Guest Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit. Viking reserves the right to correct errors and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Must request offer code EBD at time of booking. Must book and pay in full September 30, 2013. Offer expires September 30, 2013. Additional terms and conditions apply; see Passenger Ticket Contract at vikingcruises.com. CST#2052644-40.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Norwegians Name Their Ships - and Win Free Cruises!

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Norwegian Cruise Line is asking fans in five countries to help select the names for the line’s two new Breakaway Plus class ships. From now through September 24, 2013, Norwegian’s Facebook fans in the United States, Canada*, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom have the opportunity to vote for their two favorite potential ship names from a list of the line’s top 10 name prospects.

Those who vote will be entered to win a trip to the first ship’s inaugural festivities.

To enter, fans should go to Norwegian’s Facebook page in their appropriate region. In the US and Canada, fans should visit the Norwegians Name Their Ships tab. Once there, they will see a list of 10 possible names. They can vote once per day for the two names that they like best. Norwegian will pick one name for each ship based on the names that receive the top number of votes from the community.

Don’t delay. Vote for your favorite name 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.

*The contest is only open to residents of the United States, Canada (excluding Quebec), Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom, 18 years of age and older. For more information on how to enter and for the official rules, details on the prizes, and to share this contest with your friends, visit the Norwegians Name Their Ships tab located on Norwegian’s Facebook Page.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Discover the Beauty of Springtime in Europe and Save up to $1250

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Discover the Beauty of Spring in Europe and Save up to $1,250 per Stateroom

Book by September 30th to receive $500 savings and a complimentary
upgrade per stateroom, plus an additional 5% Early Booking Discount!

Mar 24, 2014 Amsterdam - Luxembourg
Vineyards Of The Rhine & Mosel
$2,399 $2,149

Mar 27, 2014 Amsterdam - Basel
The Enchanting Rhine
$2,499 $2,249

Mar 31, 2014 Luxembourg - Amsterdam
Vineyards Of The Rhine & Mosel
$2,499 $2,249

Apr 03, 2014 Paris - Paris
Paris & Normandy
$2,899 $2,649

Apr 04, 2014 Vilshofen - Budapest
The Romantic Danube
$2,599 $2,349

Apr 07, 2014 Budapest - Vilshofen
Melodies of the Danube
$2,699 $2,449

Apr 15, 2014 Vega Terron - Porto
Port Wine & Flamenco
$2,999 $2,749

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: $500 Savings is per stateroom; Solo travelers receive $250 off per stateroom and one category upgrade. Complimentary stateroom upgrade applies to one category upgrade only (i.e. Cat. E to Cat. D) 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. $1,250 savings is per stateroom, based on double occupancy, and includes $500 savings per stateroom, 5% Early Booking Discount, and complimentary upgrade from Cat. E to D. Total savings vary per departure. Offer is applicable to Groups but not combinable with Group Discount. Valid on new bookings only made by September 30, 2013. 5% Early Booking Discount is combinable with the above offer, applicable to cruise only and is valid on all other 2014 departures booked by September 30, 2013. Other restrictions apply. Port charges of $161 per person, land programs, and roundtrip airfare are additional. AmaWaterways is a registered seller of travel in the State of California. CST#2065452-40