Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates March 26 2015

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 26th 2015 through April 1st 2015 - 1 USD = 119.79 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 20, 2015

Princess Suite and Balcony Bonus Sale Now Extended Thru March 31st!

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Great news! The Suite & Balcony Bonus Sale has been extended. Now’s the time to take advantage of this amazing deal.

With the Suite & Balcony Bonus Sale you can get FREE balcony upgrades* on over 100 cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada & New England, Hawaiian Islands and Panama Canal. That means you can get a balcony stateroom for the price of an oceanview!

And it gets even better - book a suite or mini-suite and enjoy special amenities like a separate living area, two flat screen TVs and a full bathroom with tub. We’ll give you up to $300 to spend onboard^ to use toward an unforgettable shore excursion like horseback riding on the shores of St. Maarten in the Caribbean or treating yourself to a Platinum Studio package to celebrate a special occasion.

Book now for the best stateroom selection!

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

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^Free onboard spending money is in the form of an onboard credit. Up to $300 USD onboard credit per stateroom applies to select sailings and varies according to category booked and sailing duration. Any unused onboard credit is non-refundable. Offer is applicable to first/second-berth guests only. Third/fourth-berth guests are not eligible. Guests with single occupancy will receive the per stateroom credit amount. Onboard spending money may be used on a single voyage only, is not redeemable for cash and expires at the end of that voyage. Offer is not transferable and may not be combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits. Onboard spending money is quoted in U.S. dollars. Past guests may qualify for lower fares than those advertised that do not combine with the Onboard Credit offer.

*Free balcony upgrade refers to booking a balcony stateroom for the price of an oceanview stateroom or booking a deluxe balcony for the price of a standard balcony. Fares apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares for other categories, sailings and cruisetours may vary. Fares are per person, non-air, cruise- or cruisetour-only, based on double occupancy and apply to the first two guests in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth-berth guests. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of up to $330 are additional and subject to change. This offer applies to new bookings only, is capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past guest discount. Offers available to residents of the 50 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bermuda and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older and receive this offer. Deposits made under this promotion are non-refundable and non-transferable. Fares quoted in U.S. dollars. Please refer to princess.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Offer expires: March 31, 2015. Reference promotion code: R-

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates March 19 2015

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 19th 2015 through March 25th 2015 - 1 USD = 121.29 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, March 11, 2015

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates March 12 2015

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 12th 2015 through March 18th 2015 - 1 USD = 120.28 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).

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Introducing AmaWaterways Newest 2016 Cruise Destination

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Hello, Bordeaux

Drumroll, please. We’re excited to announce that AmaWaterways’ newest cruise destination for 2016 is… BORDEAUX, FRANCE! Experience the ultimate epicurean adventure on the Taste of Bordeaux itinerary, a luxurious 7-night cruise that takes you through the wine capital of the world. Sip on legendary blends during wine tastings at stunning chateaus and vineyards in Bordeaux’s most renowned regions – like St. Émilion and Médoc – and enjoy savory regional cuisine prepared by AmaWaterways’ award-winning chefs aboard the AmaDolce. Food lovers, your dream vacation has finally come true.

St. Émilion
Dabble in exquisite wines during a tasting at a cave in St. Émilion, an old, historic village known for its picturesque architecture and historic vineyards.

Bordeaux
Discover this breathtaking port city which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 360 historic monuments within its borders.

Paris
Pair your cruise with a hard-to-resist land package, starting with 2 nights pre-cruise in the magical “City of Light.”

Loire Valley
Top off your trip with 2 nights in the art-inspiring Loire Valley, followed by 1 night in Paris.

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT

Book soon and save $500 per stateroom
OR save up to $1,500 per stateroom on select Wine Cruise departures

Taste of Bordeaux
7-night cruise roundtrip from Bordeaux
River(s): Garonne

Rates starting from: $3,099 $2,349 per person
Aboard the AmaDolce

Optional land extension in Paris & the Loire Valley available for an additional $1,500 per person

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. Promotional rates are valid on select sailings only. Early booking discount is per stateroom based on double occupancy. 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. Early booking discount is not combinable with group discounts. Early booking discount expires July 31, 2015 and is applicable to 2016 departures only. 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 per stateroom for cruise only and apply. 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.