Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates July 11 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 July 11th 2013 through July 17th 2013 - 1 USD = 99.65 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, July 9, 2013

2013-2014 Exotic Mekong River Cruises

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SAVE UP TO $3,900 PER STATEROOM
ON THE FABLED MEKONG RIVER CRUISE

From tranquil fishing villages to bustling modern-day cities, AmaWaterways’ Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong river cruise is a tantalizing opportunity to explore one of the most exotic regions of the world. There are wondrous sights to behold along this fabled river - ancient temples, robed monks, floating markets, lush landscapes and much more.

40% SAVINGS PER STATEROOM*
SAVINGS UP TO $3,900 PER STATEROOM

VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & THE RICHES OF THE MEKONG
7-night Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City cruise aboard the AmaLotus
Embarkation Dates: Dec. 16, 2013
Starting from $1,619 per person
Optional 8-night land program for $1,999 per person

BOOK NOW TO SAVE $1,000 OFF PER STATEROOM
PLUS RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY BALCONY UPGRADE**
SAVINGS UP TO $1,899 PER STATEROOM

VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & THE RICHES OF THE MEKONG
7-night Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City cruise aboard the AmaLotus or La Marguerite
2013 Embarkation Dates: Jul. 29, Aug. 19 & 26, Oct. 7 & 28, 2013
2014 Embarkation Dates: Mar. 17, 24 & 31, Apr. 7 & 21,
Jun. 30, Jul. 14 & 28, Aug. 11 & 25, Sep. 8 & 22, 2014
Starting from $1,199 per person
Optional 8-night land program for $1,999 per person (2013)
& $2,099 per person (2014)

AmaWaterways is proud to offer the best ships on the Mekong, the AmaLotus and La Marguerite, both recipients of Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Awards in 2011 and 2012.

  • Our ships feature private balconies in most staterooms
  • Our “deluxe floating hotels” offer extra spacious staterooms & suites (226-624 sq. ft)
  • Complimentary, imported, free-flowing wines with every lunch & dinner
  • Complimentary house spirits, local beer, soft drinks & bottled water available throughout the day
  • Superb western-style cuisine as well as regionally-inspired dishes
  • Swimming pools, perfect for a refreshing dip
  • Convenient interior access to all facilities and decks
  • Friendly and professionally trained staff with personalized service
  • Professionally English-speaking guides & state-of-the-art personal audio system


Offer ends soon! Must book by July 31, 2013!

Additional 5% Early Booking Discount on 2014 sailings

Ask about our Solo Traveler’s Special
(Single supplement waived)

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 prices listed are in U.S. dollars and are based on double-occupancy in a Category C stateroom. Offers are valid for new FIT bookings only made by July 31, 2013. *40% discount is based on the cruise only price as listed in the brochure and applies to the specific dates listed above; $3,900 savings based on Luxury Suite pricing.**$1000 discount is per stateroom; complimentary upgrade is for one category upgrade only, excluding Suites (Suites to Luxury Suite) and is based on availability. From $1,199 rate is based on July 29 embarkation date based on double occupancy in a Cat. C stateroom Land program, airfares, port charges, visas, gratuities and incidental expenses are not included in the passenger offer price listed. 2014 departures receive an additional 5% Early Booking Discount. Promotions are limited to availability, not combinable with any other offers and are subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Princess Balcony Bonanza starts July 10th

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Imagine this — the world’s most exotic destinations, and all from your balcony stateroom.

For a limited time only, get FREE balcony upgrades* to stunning destinations such as Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Tahiti & South Pacific and South America! Plus, you will also get up to $100 FREE onboard spending money per stateroom!^

Balcony staterooms and above: $100 per stateroom
Interior/oceanview staterooms: $50 per stateroom

This sale won’t last long so give me a call today to get the best selection of staterooms available!

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

*This promotion is not combinable with select offers. Free Balcony Upgrade refers to reserving a balcony stateroom for the price of an oceanview stateroom and may not be applicable on all cruises. 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. Fares based select departure dates only. Fares for other dates and categories may vary. Oceanview stateroom may have an obstructed view. Fares are per person, non-air, cruise- or cruisetour-only, based on double occupancy and apply to the first two passengers in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth berth passengers. This offer applies to new bookings only, is capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger discount, including shipboard credits. 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 and receive this offer. Fares quoted in U.S. dollars. Please refer to the applicable Princess Cruises brochure or princess.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Reference promotion code: RY7. Offer expires: July 24, 2013. Note: For assistance reserving a wheelchair-accessible stateroom, please contact customer service at 1-800-774-6237.

^Free onboard spending money is in the form of an onboard credit. Up to $100 USD onboard credit per stateroom applies to select sailings and varies according to category booked and sailing duration. Offer is applicable to first/second-berth passengers only. Third/fourth-berth passengers are not eligible. Passengers with single occupancy will receive the per stateroom credit amount. Onboard credit may be used on a single voyage only and expires at the end of that voyage. Offer is not transferable, is not combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits and applies to legal residents of the United States or Canada who are 21 years or older. Onboard credit is quoted in U.S. dollars. Void where prohibited by law. Reservations must be made and deposited between 12:01am on July 10, 2013 and 11:59pm PT on July 24, 2013. Deposits made under this promotion are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates July 4 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 July 4th 2013 through July 10th 2013 - 1 USD = 99.65 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, June 26, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates June 27 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 June 27th 2013 through July 3rd 2013 - 1 USD = 97.92 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.

jrrail.jpg

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).