Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Save up to $800 per Couple
on 2014 Uniworld Itineraries
Imagine attending an evening orchestra performance in a real Viennese palace, or exploring the majestic palaces of Russian Czars, or walking the breathtaking path of China’s Great Wall … all while cruising the world’s most legendary rivers with the impeccable service and attention to detail you can expect from Uniworld.
With Uniworld’s Early Booking Savings of up to $800 per couple on any 2014 Europe, Russia, and Asia itinerary, there’s never been a better time than right now to book your Uniworld Boutique River Cruise.
when you book and deposit at the time of reservation.*
Offer expires January 15th 2014
The world’s only authentic boutique cruise line™, Uniworld, is now the ONLY North American river cruise line to bring you a true all-inclusive luxury Europe river cruise in 2014.
- All gratuities onboard and onshore *
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and bottled water * †
- All meals onboard, impeccably prepared by our chefs using the finest and freshest ingredients from local farmers’ markets
- All scheduled airport transfers
- Shore excursions hosted by English-speaking local experts, with “Choice Is Yours,” “Gentle Walking,” and “Go Active” options
- Complimentary portable audio headset system used on all shore excursions
- A variety of complimentary culinary experiences and onboard dining options
- All entertainment and Signature Lectures onboard
- Complimentary Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
- Complimentary in-stateroom Infotainment Center
- Complimentary well-equipped fitness center and exercise classes
- Complimentary use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore enjoyment
- The finest riverview staterooms afloat—many with French balconies—offering deluxe signature touches including handcrafted beds from Savoir® of England and a wide variety of pillow options for the most soothing night’s sleep
- Award-winning service from a professionally trained, English-speaking staff on ships with an average capacity of just 130 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry
* This benefit is not available on cruises in Russia.
* † Unlimited beverages does not include premium wine and premium spirits.
For nearly four decades, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has taken guests to the most spectacular destinations in Europe, Russia, Egypt, Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. In 2006, Uniworld was acquired by The Travel Corporation, a highly successful international travel group with over 25 award-winning brands such as Trafalgar, Insight, Brendan, and Contiki, as well as Red Carnation Hotels—the award-winning five-star luxury hotel collection. The Travel Corporation has made major investments in Uniworld’s river cruise ships and its people. The ultimate goal of these investments is to provide guests with the very finest boutique river cruise experience. Combining our sister companies’ expertise in tour planning and in luxury boutique hotel management with our own decades of superior nautical experience has enabled Uniworld to create a higher standard in luxury river cruising.
*Savings listed in U.S. dollars. Early Booking Savings is not combinable with Pay-in-Full Savings, Single Supplement Waived, or other public promotional offers. Savings requires a deposit of $200 per person at time of reservation. Subject to availability. Capacity controlled. Other restrictions may apply. Uniworld reserves the right to withdraw or change offers at any time. For complete details on all promotions, general information, and terms and conditions applicable to all Uniworld trips, please contact your travel agent or visit uniworld.com.
Dancing with the Stars: At Sea classes and
competition on every Holland America Line cruise*
Glamour. Enchantment. Thrilling dancing. It’s all part of the incredible entertainment on board.
On every cruise* guests will have the opportunity to:
- Participate in complimentary dance classes based on dance routines from the ABC smash hit show “Dancing with the Stars.” This is a chance to learn the basics or new steps.
- Compete in the Dancing with the Stars: At Sea competition. Following an early elimination process, finalists will have the opportunity to take to the main stage with the ship’s dance professionals. One Cruise Champion will emerge, based on the highest combined point total from our panel of three judges, as well as audience participation.
- At the end of October 2014, the Cruise Champion with the highest score from each ship will have an opportunity to perform as a finalist on the Champions Cruise in December 2014. Finalists, plus a guest, will be invited on a complimentary 7-day Champions Cruise to the Caribbean, where the 15 finalists will dance for the coveted mirror ball trophy and the title Holland America Line Dancing with the Stars: At Sea Grand Champion.
2014 theme cruises just announced!
In addition to classes and competition, select cruises will also feature “Dancing with the Stars” celebrities and famed dance professionals.
Guests will enjoy a chance to meet the dancers, ask questions and take photos; and see a dazzling production starring the celebrities and dance professionals, including Kym Johnson, Tristan MacManus, Sabrina Bryan and Carson Kressley.
June 14 & 21, 2014
July 26; August 2, 2014
ms Westerdam, 7-Day Alaska
November 29, 2014
ms Westerdam, 7-Day Eastern Caribbean
Champions Cruise — December 6, 2014
ms Westerdam, 7-Day Eastern Caribbean
* Please see eligible cruise dates and complete terms and conditions.
** Professionals and celebrities are subject to change.
For more than 139 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you’ve come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.
See Europe in the spring!
An AmaWaterways river cruise is the best way to see the Netherlands, Germany, and France. Start your journey in Amsterdam, then see stunning vineyards, castles, and cathedrals as you travel through Cologne on your way to Luxembourg. Afterwards, spend time in Paris by booking the post-cruise land option.
VINEYARDS OF THE RHINE & MOSEL
7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Luxembourg
& 3 nights in Paris or reverse
Embarkation Dates: Mar 24, & 31, 2014
*includes transfers, taxes and fuel surcharges
Or $1000 off per stateroom
Or Single supplement waived
Shore excursions in every port of call
Fine dining while on board
Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
In-room Internet and Infotainment
A diverse collection of included shore excursions
Spacious staterooms, many of which feature private balconies that let you savor
the vibrant scenery as you cruise from one port to the next
Unparalleled service, dedicated Cruise Managers and knowledgeable tour guides
Fewer guests on board, which means more space and greater access to staff
More amenities - spa & hair services, fitness room, complimentary use of bicycles
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 and airfare only, based on double occupancy in a Category E stateroom unless stated otherwise. 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. Promotional rates are valid on select sailings only. Promotions are valid only for new bookings made by December 31, 2013 and may not be applicable toward Group bookings. 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. If applicable, any onboard credit amount mentioned is per stateroom (single occupancy receives half the amount). If applicable, any complimentary stateroom upgrade mentioned applies to one category upgrade only based on availability, for like-to-like categories (i.e. window to window, French balcony to French balcony, twin balcony to twin balcony), and excludes suites. If applicable, Single Supplement offer does not apply to Suites, AA+ or A+ categories. Promotional air and cruise pricing based on $599 airfare promotion, all terms and conditions related to airfare listed herein apply.$599 AIRFARE offer is valid for new FIT reservations made from November 1, 2013 and booked and deposited by December 31, 2013. $599 AIRFARE promotion is based on round-trip, trans-Atlantic economy airfare departing from all U.S. cities and from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal in Canada. $599 AIRFARE promotion applies only to the travel dates, arrival city and departure city specified in each published itinerary. Custom itineraries, itinerary requests and schedule deviations are not accepted on this promotion; carrier will be confirmed by AmaWaterways and cannot be substituted. $599 AIRFARE promotion is only available with the purchase of applicable sailings and includes the roundtrip trans‐Atlantic base ticket price, fuel surcharges and taxes. $599 AIRFARE promotion requires purchase of airfare solely from AmaWaterways. Standard air cancellation penalties apply. Additional luggage fees and other ancillary charges imposed by the carrier may apply and can be found on the carrier’s website. $300 air deposit is required at the time of booking. $599 AIRFARE offer is not combinable with any other offers/discounts including group offers. Port charges, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. In-room Internet and Infotainment may not be available on board the AmaLotus and AmaVida. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.
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 December 19th 2013 through December 25th 2013 - 1 USD = 104.04 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.
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).
Thursday, December 12, 2013
It’s the most wonderful Christmas Sale of the year. Book an amazing cruise with Norwegian from December 20-27, and get up to $250 to spend on board, free balcony upgrades, plus up to $1,000 in air credits. So book any of our destinations including the Caribbean and Hawaii before our Christmas Sale wraps up.
- Up to $250 to spend on board
- Free balcony upgrades
- Up to $1,000 in air credits
- Up to $250 off base fare for AARP members
- Discounts for Latitudes Rewards members
- Military discounts, if applicable
- 50% reduced deposit
About Norwegian Cruise Line
Since 1966, when we pioneered the very first Caribbean cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line has been the industry leader for innovation. From the first cruise line private island to Blue Man Group to our award-winning Freestyle Cruising, we do things differently. You’ll feel it with the passion and dedication of every team member you meet, you’ll see it in our commitment to the environment and you’ll know it when you experience the best cruise vacation you’ve ever had. Come aboard our fleet of 11 ships and let us show you what Freestyle Cruising is all about.
Terms and Conditions *1 & 2 Day sailings are excluded from the offer. Offer is for New individual FIT and FS Reservation. RQs are not applicable unless they convert to OF or BK within the booking window. Qualifying New Individual FIT reservations can be moved into existing Group and count towards Tour Conductor Credits. Offer is combinable with existing group block rates. Reduced Deposit is 50% off the standard deposit. Reduced Deposit does not apply to The Haven and Suite categories. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable. It may not be used toward onboard service charges or prepurchased activities. Onboard credit is per stateroom, based on cruise length and category booked. Onboard Credit is applied to the 1st and 2nd guest on the reservation. Singles paying 200% are entitled to full onboard credit value. For reduced deposit reservations cancelled during deposit fee period, fee amount will be assessed in line with terms of booked promotion Government taxes & fees, and discretionary onboard service charges are additional. Not applicable to Chartered Dates and Group Types: INCREG & INCLARGE. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $65 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, Norwegian Cruise Line will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 per passenger per day Offer is capacity controlled, subject to availability, subject to change without notice, may be withdrawn at any time, and will be applied to select sailings/ select categories. Offer combinability with other promotional offers is subject to change at any time per Norwegian Cruise Line discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Applicable to NCLMIAMI and NCLINTL, AUSTRALIA. Not applicable to CE and UK offices. Norwegian Cruise Line is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2013 NCL Corporation Ltd