Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Celebrate the Holidays and Save up to $3,700 on River Cruising

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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
Starting from $1,618 per person
Optional 4-night land program in Zurich & Lucerne for $1,040 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,428 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,
Dec. 8, 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: Nov. 19; 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. Offers are valid on new FIT reservations booked from February 19 to April 30, 2013. 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; 12/9 and 12/8. 25% discount applies to Christmas Time Cruise, embarking 12/9. 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, March 21, 2013

Cunard 2014-2015 on sale from April 9th

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2014-2015 Cruises - On Sale 9 April 2013

Cunard’s 2014-2015 Cruise Programme features more Mediterranean cruises, new land tours, special Transatlantic Crossings, and celebratory events to mark the 10th Anniversary of flagship
Queen Mary 2.

Queen Elizabeth

New Mediterranean itineraries with more than 70 departure options from June to December 2014 with the choice of 7-, 14- or 21-night itineraries, as well as overnight stays in Istanbul and Venice.
Fares from $999*

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria will sail a range of voyages to the Norwegian Fjords, the Baltic and the Mediterranean. Later in the season she will sail Around the British Isles rountrip from Southampton to Kirkwall, Greenock, Dublin, St. Peter Port and more.
Fares from $1,599*

Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2 continues to offer a full Transatlantic Crossing season and will again venture to Northern Europe to Norway’s iconic towns including Bergen, Ålesund, Trondheim, Andalasnes, Tromsø, Stavanger and more.
Northern Europe fares from $1,499*

Queen Mary 2 10th anniversary

2014 is her 10th Anniversary Year — we are celebrating with two special Birthday Crossings on the 9th and 16th of May. Select crossings also feature a call into Halifax, Nova Scotia to celebrate.
Fares from $1,199*

New Land Tours

New exclusive land tours including:

- New York: Exclusive Macy’s Fashion Breakfast

  • London: England’s Christmas Capital
  • London: VIP Royal Tour of London
  • Hamburg: Berlin Highlights Tour

Cruised with Cunard Before?

World Club members enjoy a saving of 5% off launch fares^, available to past passengers who book by 31 August 2013 for all summer 2014 and winter 2015 voyages. Offer is not applicable to third-and fourth-berth passengers.

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

Cunard Line, operator of the most famous ocean liners in the world, sails legendary voyages including Transatlantic Crossings and World Voyages. Sailing the world’s oceans for over 170 years, Cunard was the first to operate a Transatlantic liner service between England and America and is the only company to provide regularly scheduled service today. Cunard was also the first to sail an around the world voyage in 1922. Cunard Line is the most iconic British liner company in the world sailing flagship Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria - Cunard honors its British heritage by maintaining traditions on board, including a traditional English pub, white-gloved afternoon tea service and Royal Nights themed formal balls

*Fares are per person, quoted in U.S. dollars, do not include air travel, are voyage only, based on double occupancy, apply to the first two guests in a stateroom and do not apply to singles or third/fourth-berth guests. $999 fare is based on a Inside stateroom (Category IC) for the 12 November 2014 QUEEN ELIZABETH 7-day Pearls of the Adriatic voyage; $1,199 fare is based on a Inside stateroom (Category ID) for the 15 December 2014 QUEEN MARY 2 7-day Transatlantic Crossing; $1,499 fare is based on a Inside stateroom (Category ID) for the 4 November 2014 QUEEN MARY 2 8-day Northern Discovery voyage and $1,599 fare is based on a Inside stateroom (Category IC) for the 20 July 2014 QUEEN VICTORIA 7-day Fjords and Waterfalls voyage. This offer is capacity-controlled, is subject to change and may not be combinable with any other public or past guest 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. Government fees and taxes are additional, are subject to change, range from $17-$335 per person and may be higher for Canadian residents. Cunard reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of up to $9 per person per day on all passengers if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel, even if fares have been paid in full. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please refer to the applicable Cunard brochure for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Certain restrictions apply. Ship’s Registry: Bermuda. ©CUNARD 2013.

^ World Club Discount expires 31 August 2013 for all summer 2014 and winter 2015 voyages. Launch Fares are offering fares and may not have been in effect for the past 90 days or resulted in actual sales in all categories. Intermediate discounts may have been taken and fares may remain at discounted levels after this promotion.

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates March 21 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 March 21ST 2013 through March 27th 2013 - 1 USD = 96.26 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).

Friday, March 15, 2013

Allow extra time for check-in due to sequestration cuts!

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Impact of Sequestration – Federal Government Spending Cuts

Effective March 17, 2013, due to Sequestration - Federal Government spending cuts, the Department of Transportation Airport Division Director recommends all departing passengers to arrive at Honolulu International Airport 30 minutes earlier than usual to ensure timely check in and TSA security check point processing.

As Customs and TSA manning will be affected, our customers may experience delays in processing upon arrival and departure at Honolulu International Airport and all interisland airports. Checked baggage screening will require additional time due to limited TSA manpower.

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When checking in for Japan Airlines, to ensure timely check in processing, the baggage and passenger flight check in will be closed at 45 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure time effective March 17, 2013.

Please ensure that all liquid articles (excluding dangerous goods) exceeding 100ml be packed in check in luggage as TSA will only be opening only two security checkpoints in the overseas terminal ; Checkpoint 3 (located next to the JAL check in lobby) and Checkpoint 5 (located next to the United Airlines lobby) due to manning limitations.

Any hand carry liquid articles (excluding dangerous goods) within 100 ml. must be enclosed in a quart size ziplock bag and removed from hand carry luggage during security checkpoint inspection

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates March 14 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 March 14th 2013 through March 20th 2013 - 1 USD = 96.26 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).