Friday, January 4, 2013

The World’s Best Train has a very special offer

rocky-mountaineer-logo.jpg “Six-time winner of World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train.” (- World Travel Awards)

“The Best Train Experience in the World” (- Society of American Travel Writers)

“One of the world’s greatest trips” (- National Geographic)

Discover the beauty of the majestic Canadian Rockies on the award–winning Rocky Mountaineer rail journey.

When you book a qualifying holiday by March 28, 2013, you can take advantage of up to $800 per couple in added value!

Stay & Play FREE* - This offer won’t last long. Book Now!

Journey into the heart of the Canadian Rockies on the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train. All-daylight travel allows guests to enjoy breathtaking scenery while experiencing impeccable service, dining on delicious cuisine and making new friends from around the world.

When you book a qualifying Rocky Mountaineer holiday package† before March 28, 2013, use your Stay & Play added value credit towards customizing your holiday with your choice of these exciting options:

  • Extra hotel nights in any Rocky Mountaineer destination (including Vancouver, Seattle, Whistler, Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise and more)
  • Additional Tours in the Canadian Rockies (including Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour; Mountain, Lakes & Waterfalls Tour and more)
  • Whistler Sea to Sky Climb rail journey
  • Additional meals and meal plans
  • Transfers
  • Activities (including Jasper Tramway, Whistler Peak 2 Peak Gondola and more)
  • Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Cruise packages (the rail portion is the qualifier for the offer)

See more on the Naka’s Travel Rocky Mountaineer page, or contact Naka’s Travel to book your trip today!

*Terms & Conditions: Offer valid on new 2013 bookings made in USA and Canada between December 31, 2012 and March 28, 2013. This offer is applicable to any Rocky Mountaineer holiday of four or more nights from the 2013 Rocky Mountaineer brochure. Deposits are required at the time of booking. Maximum offer value of $400 per adult bonus credit ($800 bonus per couple) is with qualifying holidays of seven nights or more in GoldLeaf Service. Bonus credit amount varies by package class of service and duration of holiday. Travel during the 2013 Rocky Mountaineer summer season between April and October. Applicable to single or double package tour prices; triple room bookings receive a lower per person credit. Qualifying packages can be purchased in any class of train travel or grade of accommodation. Credit must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retrospectively added. Credited option must be selected at the time of booking and can only be added to a Rocky Mountaineer package. An amendment fee of $50 CAD per booking will be charged for changes to the use of the credit after the booking has been confirmed. US guests will be charged the equivalent amount in USD at the time of amendment. Credits can only be used towards the purchase of additional services offered by Rocky Mountaineer-the credit cannot be used to upgrade rail service or accommodation and cannot be used against the price of the core package. Add-on credit values are expressed in CAD and will be converted to USD at time of booking at the exchange rate used for the package booking. US guests must pay in USD. Credit cannot be deferred to a later trip. Offer is not applicable to child prices, 2-day rail only bookings or Group Tour bookings. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply. SNP13-NA-CUST

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Save up to $600 on the Queen Mary 2

cunard-logo.jpg Transatlantic Crossing - New York to Europe

on the Queen Mary 2

Save up to $600 per stateroom†

Fares from $999* for 7 days. Departures April 2013 - May 2014.

We can promise you an experience you’ll never forget! The QUEEN MARY 2 opens up a world of opportunities. Each evening presents ‘a night on the town’: Aperitifs in the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar; innovative cuisine in Todd English; exclusive performances in the Royal Court Theatre; star gazing in the planetarium, or on a stroll out on deck - and that’s just the evenings! Daytimes are packed with exhilarating options as well: 3-D movies, Canyon Ranch SpaClub treatments, tennis or an invigorating swim.

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 $600 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 BD - sheltered) on the 25 May 2013 QUEEN MARY 2 Southampton to New York Crossing (M307C). 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.

* Government fees & taxes ranging from $40 - $80 are additional and subject to change. 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. 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. Please refer to the applicable Cunard brochure or for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all reservations. Ask about our applicable air add-on programme. Please reference promotion code: RDA/RDB. Offer expires 31 March 2013. Ships’ Registry: Bermuda. ©CUNARD 2013. The CUNARD logo and logotype are registered trademarks of Carnival plc, an English company trading as Cunard Line. QUEEN MARY 2 and The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World are trademarks owned by CUNARD. All rights reserved in the United States and other countries.

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 3 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 3rd 2013 through January 9th 2013 - 1 USD = 87.08 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).

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Insight Vacations - Savings for the New Year!

insight.jpg Save up to $1600 on

the finest escorted tours in Europe!

When you book and pay in full by Feb 28, 2013
for a 2013 Insight Vacations Europe tour you can
save up to $1600* per couple!

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 $650 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 $640 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 February 28th, 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’ 7.5% Early Payment Discount combined with the 5% Frequent Traveler Discount for past Insight guests. First-time guests with Insight can save up to 7.5% or $960 per couple. *$1,600 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. CST No. 20687545-20

$400 Onboard Gift Certificate for Royal Caribbean



Book select 2013 itineraries between January 1 and February 15, 2013 and receive an onboard gift certificate worth up to $400*!

That’s just enough for more adventure or relaxation on your next Royal Caribbean International® cruise vacation. Spend an evening indulging in gourmet fare. Plan a Shore Excursion. Or retreat into the comforts of a Vitality SM Spa. The choice is yours.

2013 Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean & Transatlantic Sailings - 6-Nights or Longer

  • OCEANVIEW - Option Code: SKY1: $50
  • BALCONY - Option Code: SKY2: $100
  • SUITES - Option Code: SKY3: $200

2013 Europe Sailings - 6-Nights or Longer

  • OCEANVIEW - Option Code: SKY4: $100
  • BALCONY - Option Code: SKY5: $200
  • SUITES - Option Code: SKY6: $400

Book online now, contact us for for more information, or see the “Cruise with Naka’s” page to book Royal Caribbean and other cruises around the world.

Welcome to Royal Caribbean International and the Nation of Why Not
- a place where innovation and imagination reign supreme. From its very beginning, this company has always been guided by the principles of “Why Not?” Why not design a ship specifically to cruise the Caribbean? Why not split it into two to add more features? Why not add rock walls and ice skating rinks and surf simulators?

All of those features allow our guests, or should I call them citizens, to ask “Why Not?” in turn - to go out and see, do and be more than they had ever thought possible. To feel that on a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation, they can rediscover who they really are. With more than 280 destinations worldwide and an amazing array of exciting shore excursions and cruisetour options, we’re giving our citizens the chance to try something new - why not go glacier-trekking in Alaska, cave-tubing in Belize, biking through the vineyards of Dubrovnik, Croatia; experience the wonders of China or why not do nothing at all? The choice is yours.

*Onboard gift certificate offer is applicable to new individual bookings only; not applicable to groups. Bookings must be made between January 1, 2013 and February 15, 2013. Offer is valid on 6-night or longer Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe, and Transatlantic sailings between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Offer is applicable on outside or above staterooms and vary by category; One offer per stateroom. When booking Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean, and Transatlantic sailings, must request option code SKY1 for outside staterooms, SKY2 for balcony staterooms, SKY3 for suites. When booking European sailings, must request option code SKY4 for outside staterooms, SKY5 for balcony staterooms, SKY6 for suites. Onboard gift certificate has no cash value, is non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, and will expire if not used by 10:00 PM on the last evening of the cruise and is in US dollars. Offer is available to residents of United States and Canada. Single occupancy guests paying 200% cruise fare qualify for offer. Offer is subject to availability, capacity controlled, subject to change without notice, and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other offer or promotion. Refer to Cruise Ticket Contract for additional terms and conditions. ©2013 Royal Caribbean International. Ships’ registry: Bahamas. Brilliance of the Seas is operated by RCL (UK) Ltd. Subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 12031947 • 11/30/2012