Thursday, October 18, 2012

October 22-29: Princess Cruises Escape Completely Sale

princess-curise-logo.gif If you’re tired of all the negative news in the media, you’ll be thrilled to find relief in Princess Cruises’ Escape Completely Sale!

From Monday, October 22 – Monday, October 29 2012, Princess Cruises is offering FREE balcony upgrades* and 50% off your deposit^ on January – July 2013 cruises to Europe, Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean.

Over 200 cruises are on sale (check out some of the sample itineraries below), but these savings last just one week only! So forget about all the negative news and instead, break the good news to your family that you’re all going on a cruise in 2013!

7-day Caribbean
Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale,
Roundtrip Galveston
Fares based on Caribbean Princess® 1/5/13 sailing. Government fees of $85 are included and subject to change.
Interior cabin from $584*

7-day Alaska
Between Vancouver and Anchorage, Roundtrip Seattle,
Roundtrip San Francisco (10-day)
Fares based on Sapphire Princess® 5/18/13 sailing. Government fees of $145 are included and subject to change.
Interior cabin from $894*

12-day Greek Isles
Between Rome (Civitavecchia) and Venice
Fares based on Ruby Princess® 5/12/13 sailing. Government fees of $80 are included and subject to change.
Interior cabin from $1,779*

14-day Hawaiian Islands
Roundtrip Los Angeles,
Roundtrip San Francisco (15-day)
Fares based on Golden Princess® 1/2/13, 1/16/13 and 1/30/13 sailings. Government fees of $95 are included and subject to change.
Interior cabin from $1,094*

14 & 15-day Panama Canal

Between Ft. Lauderdale and Los Angeles
Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale (10-day)
Fares based on Island Princess® 1/9/13 and 1/23/13 sailings. Government fees up to $297 are included and subject to change.
Interior cabin from $1,296*

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 on Caribbean Princess 1/5/13, Sapphire Princess 5/18/13, Ruby Princess 5/12/13, Golden Princess 1/2/13, 1/16/13 and 1/30/13 and Island Princess 1/9/13 and 1/23/13 sailings 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. Princess 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. 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: R8X. Offer expires: October 29, 2012.

^Applicable on new bookings only. Includes a 10% cruise deposit which is a 50% reduction of the standard deposit. Reservations must be made and deposited between 12:01am on October 22, 2012 and 11:59pm PDT on October 29, 2012. Offer is applicable to first/second-berth passengers only. Third/fourth-berth passengers are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. This promotional piece was created and distributed by an independent travel agency, not by Princess.

Save $600 on Globus North American Vacations

globus.jpg Through October 30th 2012!

Save $600 per couple on select 2013 North America tours*

Nobody can show you the wonders of America’s national parks like Globus. And today, nobody is more committed to keeping them wondrous, either. When you book a Globus GoParks! Tour, we’ll make a significant contribution—at no additional cost to you—to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. It’s our way of showing support for these amazing national treasures…and a further extension of our deep commitment to their preservation. It’s our way of giving back—for all the wonder they’ve given all of us.

The Classic Lodges & Parks of the West
11 Days from Rapid City to Salt Lake City - starting from $2,529

On this fun-filled vacation, discover the majestic parks and historic lodges of the American West. Begin your trip in Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the Black Hills. Enjoy an orientation tour and visit to Badlands National Park with its stunning scenery. Spend two nights in Custer State Park at the historic State Game Lodge.

Parks & Canyons Spectacular
14 days from Rapid City to Las Vegas - starting from $3,119

Marvel at the West’s premier natural wonders on this multi-state vacation. Your trip starts in Rapid City, South Dakota, with visits to the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Tour Tatanka and Deadwood, once a wild gold-mining town. Visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana and tour the battlegrounds where Custer was defeated.

Contact us or book Globus vacation packages online. See the Tour with Naka’s page to book package tours around the world.

About Globus

It all began more than 80 years ago when a young man purchased a rowboat to transport visitors across Lake Lugano, Switzerland. Who would have thought that this single rowboat would launch one of the world’s leading travel companies?

Today, the Globus family of brands is a global company reaching every corner of the world, yet remains family-owned and steeped in the values Antonio had when he set out across Lake Lugano—to enlighten travelers by showing them the very best of the destinations we know so well.

Reasons to Travel with Globus

  • A variety of travel styles and specialty travel to meet the desires of today’s traveler.
  • VIP access means no waiting in lines to see major sites throughout your journey.
  • Inside visits to major and must-see sites are included in the vacation price.
  • Expert Tour Directors share their unique stories and knowledge to help you truly experience each destination like a local.
  • First-class and above pre-selected hotels are located right where you want to be.

† Price is per passenger, based on double occupancy and does not include airfare.

*Book one of the following 2013 Globus North America vacations to receive the $300 per person discount: Parks & Canyon Spectacular (AP/APQ) and The Classic Lodges and Parks of the West (AY). Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between September 19 and October 30, 2012 for travel commencing through December 31, 2013. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and applies to new 2013 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Save in 2013 with Cosmos Affordable Budget Tours

cosmos.jpg Cosmos is offering a series of tours that are based on the beauty of the American landscape. For 2013, Cosmos is again partnering with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America’s national parks, with its commitment to make a donation to the NPF for each client that visits a national park at no additional cost to travelers.

Cosmos has more than a dozen tours for $150 per day or less, including Highlights of the Canyonlands (eight days); Western Wonders (12 days); Enchanted Southwest (12 days); National Parks & Canyon Country (13 days); Pacific Coast Explorer (15 days); and Historic Trails & Blue Ridge Mountains (14 days).

Three brand-new itineraries are available for 2013: Circle the American West (15 days); Texas — the Lone Star State (13 days); and Footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr. (11 days), as well as “Special Departure” vacations centered around events that can be combined with select Cosmos tours, including a new program called Wild, Wild West (13 days, June 7, July 5 and Aug. 16 departures); another new one called Christmas in San Antonio (13 days, Nov. 24 departure); Little Bighorn Battlefield (14 days); Halloween in New Orleans (13 days); Civil War Anniversary (15 days); and Elvis’ 78th Birthday Celebration (eight days).

Cosmos tour packages offer travelers included sightseeing with expert guides and tour directors and a choice of optional excursions, some included meals plus the freedom to indulge in local fare on a whim, a dynamic blend of transportation as well as clean and comfortable pre-selected hotels.

Contact us or book Cosmos vacation packages online. See the Tour with Naka’s page to book other package tours around the world.

About Cosmos

From the East Coast to Eastern Europe and Little Italy to the Italian countryside, Cosmos helps travelers travel more often.

Cosmos designs tours for Travelers with a capital T: Those people who love to get out and get away … People who want to see and experience the world. Our goal – a pledge – to them is to make their favorite pastime an affordable reality.

We invite dreamers to become doers. Cosmos helps people travel internationally at domestic prices and domestically with international flare. We turn travel dreams into reality.

We understand that many travelers would prefer another day in Paris to a chocolate on their pillow. That’s why Cosmos creates vacation packages with hotels, transportation and sightseeing for about $100 day – less than a night out at home might cost – and much less than travelers could book on their own.

We offer our travelers more time to explore the world by ensuring they won’t have to spend valuable time figuring things out. We get them there (From Britain to Turkey; Atlantic Canada to Hawaii) and make it easy to become acclimated and immersed in foreign cities and local cultures for as low as $74 a day.

Not only do we give travelers the chance to vacation anywhere in the world more often, thanks to the value we offer, expert Tour Directors give our travelers interesting insight and stories that bring meaning to the locations they visit.

Cosmos empowers travelers to save money while building a bank of unforgettable memories.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Save on Airfare with 2013 Europe Globus Tours*

globus.jpg Up to $600 Air Credit per couple on 2013 Europe Tours*

On a Globus tour, you never lift a finger, you never lift a bag.

On a Globus tour, every arrangement, every reservation is made for you.

On a Globus tour there are no hassles, no headaches. When you tour, you enjoy.

Featured European Escorted Tours

A Taste of Italy
7 days from Rome to Venice

You’ve heard about Italy—its romance, mouth-watering cuisine, excellent wine, fabulous art, splendid beauty, ancient ruins, extraordinary statues, and remarkable architecture. On this tour, get a taste of what Italy has to offer and explore its most famous cities—Rome, Florence, and Venice. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this fabulous vacation to Italy.

Britain Sampler
9 days from London to London

Our most popular Britain vacation offers you the best of this great land. Guided sightseeing shows you all the famous landmarks in London: Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and visits to St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Changing of the Guard, if held. Head southwest to admire the breathtaking gardens at Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace, then venture on to prehistoric Stonehenge.

Essential Europe
11 days from Rome to London

This is one of our most popular Europe trips. You will stop in major cities like Florence, Venice, Lucerne, and Paris. All “must-see” features—such as St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum in Rome; Michelangelo’s David in Florence; St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris; and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London—are included, with a Local Guide in each city.

Contact us or book Globus vacation packages online. See the Tour with Naka’s page to book package tours around the world.

About Globus

It all began more than 80 years ago when a young man purchased a rowboat to transport visitors across Lake Lugano, Switzerland. Who would have thought that this single rowboat would launch one of the world’s leading travel companies?

Today, the Globus family of brands is a global company reaching every corner of the world, yet remains family-owned and steeped in the values Antonio had when he set out across Lake Lugano—to enlighten travelers by showing them the very best of the destinations we know so well.

Reasons to Travel with Globus

  • A variety of travel styles and specialty travel to meet the desires of today’s traveler.
  • VIP access means no waiting in lines to see major sites throughout your journey.
  • Inside visits to major and must-see sites are included in the vacation price.
  • Expert Tour Directors share their unique stories and knowledge to help you truly experience each destination like a local.
  • First-class and above pre-selected hotels are located right where you want to be.

*Book a 2013 Globus air-inclusive Europe (including Israel) vacation on Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS or United Airlines from a US point of origin by October 30, 2012 to receive the $300 per person air credit. Or book any other carrier by November 27, 2012 to receive the $250 per person air credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 19 and November 27, 2012 for travel between January 1 and October 31, 2013. Not applicable on Instant Purchase Air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus in conjunction with a Europe tour. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2013 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once airfare is confirmed and Globus has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. Globus reserves the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit any subsequent changes and/or revisions to airline reservations at your request after receipt of full land deposit are subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $300 and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. In addition, promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings. However, promotions in effect at the time of the change will apply. Total air price includes all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking. Air price, air tax and security fees are non-commissionable. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Trafalgar: Save up to $2000 per couple on Europe in 2013

trafalgar-logo.png Visit the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and learn how to pour the perfect pint. Be an invited guest for dinner at the private villa of an Italian Count. Uncover the secret behind an 18th century windmill in Paris.

With Trafalgar, you’ll feel like a traveler not a tourist. We reveal Europe’s hidden places, arrange amazing encounters with local people, and share traditions you may miss by traveling on your own. It’s an insider’s view that’s value-packed with experiences you won’t find any other way.

Not only have prices dropped as much as 13% for 2013, we’re also offering incredible savings of up to $2,000 per couple. This fall, book early for 2013 for not only the best land deal, but historically also the best air pricing. Here’s what’s on offer:

  • Save up to $1,500 per couple for a limited-time with Trafalgar’s new and improved 10% Early Payment Discount on 2013 Europe vacations booked and paid in full by December 27, 2012.*
  • Past guests save up to $2,000 per couple with our 10% Early Payment Discount, plus 5% Past Guest Travel Club discount.^ This also applies to past guests of our sister companies, Insight, Uniworld, Brendan, African or Contiki!

This promotion is combinable with all brochure discounts, including our 5% Friends & Family!

With our price decreases, that means up to 38% savings on 2013 versus 2012.

Contact Naka’s Travel Service to book your Trafalgar vacations today - see more package tours around the world on the Tour with Naka’s page!

About Trafalgar

Operating since 1947, Trafalgar offers a wide range of holidays to Europe, Britain, Egypt, USA, Canada, South America, China, Australia and New Zealand, we’ve hosted over 2 million travelers worldwide and many return year after year.

Trafalgar is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, reliability and financial stability. With over 60 years of practice we’ve perfected the art of creating exceptional guided vacations. Every expertly designed travel experience includes transportation, via deluxe motor coach, rail or cruise ship, first class hotel accommodation, daily sightseeing and most meals and at at savings of up to 30% off the cost of doing it “on your own”.

Trafalgar continuously strives to fulfill our guests’ needs and exceed their expectations – attention to detail ensures you will enjoy a totally hassle-free vacation. We provide the perfect balance between organized activities and free time for individual exploration and relaxation – all you have to do is Dream. Pack. And leave… the rest to us.

Terms and Conditions: *Save up to $1,500 per couple ($750 per person) is based on Trafalgar’s Early Payment Discount when full payment is received by December 27, 2012. Early Payment Discount savings will vary by itinerary and is not valid on all vacations and/or departure dates –see 2013 First Class Europe & Britain brochure or Pricing and Availability itinerary page online for valid dates and savings amounts. Sample savings is based on Trafalgar’s European Supreme itinerary departing 08/11/13. Discount is not valid with other promotional offers, but may be combined with most brochure discounts. Subject to availability and offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions apply. ^Save up to $2,000 per couple based on Travel Club Discount (Frequent Traveler Discount) and Early Payment Discount for European Supreme departing 8/11/13. Travel Club Discount valid one per person, per year; not applicable on all itineraries; must be booked within 5 years of last trip; other conditions apply. CST#2077132-20