Thursday, January 29, 2015

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 29 2015

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 29th 2015 through February 4th 2015 - 1 USD = 121.29 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, January 21, 2015

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 22 2015

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 22nd 2015 through January 28th 2015 - 1 USD = 120.79 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).

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Time To Book Your 2016 River Cruise

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2016 River Cruises Now Available

AmaWaterways 2016 cruises are now available for booking! With two new ships – the AmaViola and AmaStella – joining our award-winning European fleet, a spectacular new itinerary in the Bordeaux region of France, and 34 exciting Wine Cruises, there are plenty of reasons to start planning your next vacation now.

Book soon and receive an Early Booking Discount:

  • Save $500 per stateroom on 7-night cruises
  • Save $1,000 per stateroom on 10 and 14-night cruises
  • Save up to $1,500 per stateroom on Wine Cruises

Click here to view a copy of the “hot-off-the-press” 2016 Preview Brochure and learn about all of the outstanding itineraries, ships and experiences we offer.

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: Early booking discount is per stateroom based on double occupancy. 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. Early booking discount is not combinable with group discounts. Early booking discount expires July 31, 2015 and is applicable to 2016 departures only. Up to $1,500 off Wine Cruise offer excludes AmaVida. Early booking discounts are not combinable. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 15 2015

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 15th 2015 through January 21st 2015 - 1 USD = 119.30 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).

Friday, January 9, 2015

Mediterranean Cruise Deals with Princess!

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Fifty years ago Princess Cruises cruised to Mexico on Princess Patricia. Today, they take guests to destinations all around the world! Celebrate 50 years with Princess Cruises with their biggest sale ever, the 50th Anniversary Sale!

Save up to $500* per person on cruise destinations around the world! Plus get up to $200 FREE Anniversary spending money‡ to spend on commemorative 50th Anniversary keepsakes, a rejuvenating massage at the Lotus Spa, or perhaps an in-depth cultural shore excursion! AND enjoy FREE specialty dining for 2** at one of the specialty restaurants, like the Crown Grill where you’ll savor a cooked-to-order steak, or Sabatini’s, where authentic, Italian fare evokes the flavors of Tuscany.

When you book today, not only will you save BIG and get FREE offers, but when you cruise during their 50th anniversary season, you’ll celebrate with:

  • A special 50th Anniversary menu with commemorative dishes from the past 5 decades
  • Chocolate desserts from the new Chocolate Journeys program designed by master chocolatier Norman Love
  • Distinctive new Seawitch West Coast IPA beer and inventive cocktails from renowned mixologist Spike Marchant
  • A new Love Boat Party on the top deck, a Golden Balloon drop and so much more!

What’s more, you can bring your family with up to 50% off 3rd and 4th guests!† And with a reduced deposit of only $100^ you can’t miss this perfect opportunity to celebrate with Princess Cruises!

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

†3rd & 4th guests up to 50% off is based on a discount off the third and/or fourth person fares in a stateroom. Discount is taken at time of booking.

^Reduced deposit of $100 per person applies to all guests in a stateroom. Deposits made under this promotion are refundable and non-transferable.

‡Free onboard spending money is in the form of an onboard credit. Up to $200 USD onboard credit per stateroom applies to select sailings and varies according to category booked and sailing duration. Any unused onboard credit is non-refundable. Past guests may qualify for lower fares than those advertised that do not combine with the Onboard Credit offer. See website included below for more details.

**Bookings on applicable sailings will receive a complimentary dinner for two in one of our onboard specialty restaurants, Sabatini’s, Crown Grill, Bayou Cafe, or Sterling Steakhouse. Restaurants vary by ship and reservations will be made on your behalf by Princess. Special dining events that take place in Specialty restaurants are excluded from the dining offer. Offer cannot be used toward the purchase of specialty dining packages. Alcoholic beverages and sodas are not included, and are available at an additional cost. Specialty dining gratuities are included. It will be at the guest’s discretion as to which two guests in the booking redeems the offer. One offer per stateroom. Offer is non-transferable, has no cash value and Princess reserves the right to substitute for an onboard credit of equal value and will expire if not used by 10:00 PM on the last evening of the cruise.

*Save up to $500 per person is based on a discount off applicable Launch Fares on a space available basis at time of booking on select sailings only. 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 apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares for other categories, sailings and cruisetours may vary. Fares are per person, non-air, cruise- or cruisetour-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. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of up to $450 are additional and subject to change. This offer applies to new bookings only, is capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public or past guest discount. Deposits made under this promotion are non-refundable and non-transferable. Offers available to residents of the 50 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bermuda 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 princess.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings.

Offer expires: February 26, 2015. Reference promotion code: R50, RTA.

Note: For assistance reserving a wheelchair-accessible stateroom, please contact customer service at 1-800-774-6237.

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