Wednesday, January 9, 2013

River Cruise with AmaWaterways and Stay for free in Amsterdam or Prague!

amawaterways.jpg Stay for free in Amsterdam or Prague!

Up to $1,380 value*

Cruises starting from $2,099 per person

There is no better time of year to visit Europe than in the spring, when the flowers are in spectacular
full bloom. Extend your vacation with 2 free nights in Amsterdam or 3 free nights in Prague. This offer
includes centrally-located accommodations, free hotel-to-ship transfers, free breakfast daily, and
a complimentary excursion. Limited space available - book today!


7-night cruise through Holland & Belgium
aboard the AmaLyra or AmaCerto
Starting from $2,099 per person
Embarkation Dates: March 25, April 1 & 2, 2013
Complimentary Land Program: 2 nights pre- or post- cruise
(depending on departure date) at the Moevenpick in Amsterdam

7-night Vilshofen-Budapest cruise aboard the AmaDolce
Starting from $2,499 per person
Embarkation Date: April 11, 2013
Complimentary Land Program: 3 nights pre-cruise
at the Old Town Hilton in Prague


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. With destinations traveling through Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and new voyages to Africa and Portugal the line’s award-winning fleets compliment a variety of travel plans.

The Europe fleet includes the AmaPrima (2013); AmaCerto (2012); AmaVerde (2011); AmaBella (2010); AmaLyra (2009); AmaDolce (2009); AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and the AmaDagio (2006). In the spring of 2012, AmaWaterways introduced the new 164-passenger AmaCerto in Europe, joining the AmaVerde and AmaBella in offering an exclusive Twin Balcony design in the majority of staterooms; multiple dining venues; complimentary Internet and Infotainment system, a heated swimming pool or whirlpool on the Sun Deck plus many more unique design elements.

In addition to the European destinations, AmaWaterways offers the separate and distinct AmaVoyages to Vietnam and Cambodia via the AmaLotus (2011) and the La Marguerite (2009); Russia via the AmaKatarina (2011); Portugal via the AmaVida (2013); and Africa via the Zambezi Queen (2009).

Terms and conditions: All prices listed are in U.S. dollars. Offers are valid on new Tulip Time or Romantic Danube cruise bookings made between January 2 and January 31, 2013. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions or discounts. Rates may vary per departure date. Guests must purchase one of the above mentioned 7-night cruise to receive complimentary land program. *Complimentary land program is based on double occupancy with a maximum of 2 persons per hotel room and applies to the hotels selected and contracted by AmaWaterways. **Valid for new FIT bookings made and deposited between January 1 and January 31, 2013. Agents can book a free cruise when all 3 bookings have traveled. The agent and traveling companion can travel on any AmaWaterways “In Celebration of Wine” sailings in November 2013. Complimentary stateroom is for a 7night cruise, based on double occupancy, in a Category E stateroom. Port charges of $147, pre and post packages and roundtrip airfare are additional. Upgrades to higher categories available for 50% of normal upgrade charge. Maximum of 1 cabin per agent. Applicable to FIT bookings only, not applicable to groups, does not apply to block programs. Incentive is combinable with offers on the market place at the time of booking. Cabin is not transferable and has no cash value. Availability is limited on these cruises, capacity controlled and subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Some restrictions may apply. AmaWaterways is registered as a seller of travel in the State of California. CST#2065452-40

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 10 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 January 10th 2013 through January 16th 2013 - 1 USD = 87.89 JPY

JR Pass prices are updated for the current exchange rate every Thursday.

See http://www.nakastrav … for details and current pricing.


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).

Viking River Cruises Early Booking Discount


2014 Cruises at 2013 Prices!

Get 2-for-1 cruise pricing plus up to 2-for-1 airfare!*

River cruising—a better way to explore

River cruising is no longer a “best-kept secret”. As its popularity grows, please consider choosing Viking — the best in the business, offering the most exciting destinations, finest ships and crew, plus Viking owns and operates many docking locations, a great benefit for guests.

Now is the perfect time to book your next river cruise with our 2013 Special Savings Discount of up to 2-for-1 cruise and up to 2-for-1 international air*—or book a 2014 river cruise at the 2014 Early Booking Discount, with many itineraries featuring 2014 cruises at 2013 prices.

The Viking Longships—taking a quantum leap

Elegant. Stylish. Exceptionally comfortable. From the moment you enter the glass-walled, sunlit lobby, you realize that these ships are unlike any others on Europe’s rivers. Viking’s fleet has always had a tradition of setting new standards. The Viking Longships celebrate our heritage while taking a quantum leap in engineering, design and quality.

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

Offer applies to new bookings only as of January 8, 2013. Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date, and include transfers plus all government taxes and fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Paid Business or Premium Economy Class may require travel in economy on flights within the United States and Europe. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change until full payment of air is received. If air is not purchased from Viking transfers may be purchased separately. Forced overnight/transit hotel may be included with purchase of roundtrip international air from Viking in which flights arrive/depart on ship/hotel check-in/check-out day (not combinable with custom air, stopovers or deviations). All transfers, included with airfare or purchased separately, must be with flights arrive/depart on ship or included hotel check-in/check-out day only. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply; click here to learn more about airline baggage allowances and fees.

*Offer 03Echo (2013): 2-for-1 cruise and up to 2-for-1 international air (aboard MS Vienna on Romantic Danube; October departures of Russia itinerary; on Nov & Dec departures of Europe itineraries from BOS, EWR, NYC, PHL or PIT; on Cats C & above on May-Nov on Imperial Jewels of China; all other gateways available; call for pricing) are considered a single offer.

*2014EBD: 2-for-1 cruise and up to 2-for-1 air (on Russia itineraries from BOS, EWR, NYC, PHL or PIT; on China itinerary from LAX, SFO, PDX or SEA; all other gateways available; call for pricing) are considered a single offer. 2014 cruises at 2013 prices: Some itineraries are new, were sailed under different timeframes or were featured aboard other ships in 2013; in this case pricing is new for 2014. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. Must request offer code 2014EBD at time of booking. Must book and pay deposit by February 28, 2013 and pay in full by May 31, 2013. Offer expires February 28, 2013.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Cunard Special Offer - Europe and Air

cunard-logo.jpg Limited Time European Promotion

Save up to $1,200 per stateroom*.

Plus, save up to $1,000 per couple off airfare*

*Restrictions apply

56 Voyages On Sale!


Voyages to:

  • Mediterranean – 9 Voyages
  • Iberia & Canary Islands – 10 Voyages
  • Adriatic & Black Sea – 3 Voyages
  • Greece & Turkey – 5 Voyages
  • Northern Europe – 6 Voyages
  • Norwegian Fjords – 12 Voyages
  • Baltic – 6 Voyages
  • Iceland – 3 Voyages
  • Grand Voyages – 2 Voyages

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


*Save up to $1,200 per stateroom offer is based on a per person discount off applicable Early Booking Fares on a space available basis at time of reservation in Balcony staterooms (category BC) on the 26 May 2013 QUEEN ELIZABETH Norwegian Fjords & North Cape Explorer (Q313). Savings in other categories and on other voyages may vary. Early Booking 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.

Save up to $1,000 off airfare offer is per couple based on double occupancy and applies to a discount off of roundtrip flights booked through the Cunard® CompleteAir programme between 15 December 2012 and 31 March 2013 on select European voyages. Voyages of 12 days or more will receive a savings of $1,000 per couple. Voyages of 11 days or less will receive a savings of $300 per couple. Roundtrip flights are flights which depart from and arrive back into the same airport. For one-way flights or flights which return to a different airport the discount will be halved. Additional airline baggage, change and cancellation fees may apply. Please call Cunard at (800) 728-6273 for more information and to book your flights. Air savings are not available on Transatlantic Crossings, Caribbean or Canada/New England Voyages.

Government fees & taxes are included in the advertised fares. Fares apply to minimum lead in categories on a space-available basis at time of reservation. Fares for other categories not shown may vary. Fares are per person, do not include air travel, are voyage 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. This offer is capacity controlled, is subject to change, and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past guest discount, including On Board Credit. Offer is available to residents of the 50 United States, Canada, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older. Fares quoted in U.S. dollars. Please refer to the applicable Cunard brochure or for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all reservations. Please reference promotion code: RDA/RDB. Offer expires 31 March 2013.

Southern Sojourns on the American Queen


SAVE up to $750 per stateroom

  • 2-Category Stateroom Upgrade
  • No Single Supplement on inside cabins
  • 20% Single Supplement on outside staterooms

Included on every voyage:

  • FREE shore excursions
  • FREE luxury hotel night
  • FREE wine and beer with dinner
  • FREE cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage.

Offer ends January 31, 2013

The Mississippi River is simply enchanting throughout the month of March. Ornate southern gardens are in bloom with tulips, irises, daffodils and an assortment of other perennials. The weather is warm, but not too hot. The attractions are lively, but not overcrowded. And genuine southern hospitality abounds in the generous tradition of Spring Pilgrimage, when owners of ancestral plantations open their doors for tours of their historic homes. Board the American Queen and be transported through history to the Antebellum South on your paddlewheel-powered time machine.

Dixie Fest
7-Night Voyage: March 2-9, 2013
New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN
Fares from $2,495 per guest

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage

7-Night Voyage: March 9-16, 2013
Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA
Fares from $2,495 per guest

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage
8-Night Voyage: March 16-24, 2013
New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN
Fares from $2,920 per guest

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage
7-Night Voyage: March 24-31, 2013
Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA
Fares from $2,495 per guest

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage
7-Night Voyage: March 31-April 7, 2013
New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN
Fares from $2,495 per guest

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

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

Offer expires January 31, 2013. Savings of up to $750 are valid on all February and March 2013 voyages, and savings vary by stateroom occupancy. Save $750 per stateroom based on double occupancy; save $375 per stateroom based on single occupancy. Two-category stateroom upgrade applies to stateroom categories A through I only. No single supplement on inside cabin categories F or G, and 20% single supplement on outside staterooms applies to category E only. Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include air or land transportation. Port Charges of $69 to $159 per person are additional and not included in the fare. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and category of accommodations and may be withdrawn without notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply. The American Queen is owned and operated by the American Queen Steamboat Operating Company LLC, Inc.; is regularly inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard; is of American registry; and employs American officers, crew and staff.