Friday, February 15, 2013

August for Everybody on the American Queen!

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August Holds a Unique Itinerary For Everyone

Have you ever wondered what this country looked like to its early explorers and pioneers? The great rivers of America were the highways of early exploration. Stories and surprises lie around every bend surrounded by magnificent scenery. Our journeys through the heartland offer a unique perspective on America’s history, culture and landscape that you can’t get anywhere else: up-close, in-depth and unforgettable.

This August, a kaleidoscope of destinations awaits. Storybook American towns and vibrant, bustling cities provide a bit of excitement between peaceful fields of gold and majestic, soaring mountains. Broad sweeping deltas and deep blue fjords are the same visions that compelled the works of Mark Twain. To travel aboard the American Queen is to immerse yourself in an extraordinarily American experience, shared only by a discerning few.

Join us this August for 7- to 14-day journeys on the Ohio and Upper Mississippi Rivers. With fares as low as $1,820 per guest, you can experience the most opulent riverboat in the world for only $260 per day!

Music of the Rivers
7-Day Journey: August 4-10, 2013
Cincinnati, OH – Pittsburgh, PA
Fares from $1,820

Lewis & Clark / Route 66
7-Day Journey: August 9-15, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA – Cincinnati, OH
Fares from $1,820

Lewis & Clark / Route 66
9-Day Journey: August 14-22, 2013
Cincinnati, OH – St. Louis, MO
Fares from $2,495

Lewis & Clark / Route 66
14-Day Journey: August 9-22, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA – St. Louis, MO
Fares from $4,295

Good Old Summertime
9-Day Journey: Aug 30 – Sept 7, 2013
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – St. Louis, MO
Fares from $2,495

Good Old Summertime
11-Day Journey: August 21-31, 2013
St. Louis, MO – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Fares from $3,245

For information and booking cruises worldwide please contact us or see the Cruise with Naka’s page at:

http://www.nakastrav … eatured-cruises.html

Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include air or land transportation. Port Charges of $69 to $159 per person are additional and not included in the fare. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and category of accommodations and may be withdrawn without notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply. The American Queen is owned and operated by the American Queen Steamboat Operating Company LLC, Inc.; is regularly inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard; is American flagged; is of American registry; and employs American officers, crew and staff.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates February 14 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 February 14th 2013 through February 20th 2013 - 1 USD = 94.33 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).

Holland America Line Sail and Save - until February 28th

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Savor expansive views and sea breezes in an ocean-view or verandah stateroom—and save with incredible Sail & Save Event fares.

  • Save up to 50%*
  • FREE or reduced cruise fares for 3rd/4th guests*
  • FREE or reduced Hotel stays*

Book today for best selection and to take advantage of these extraordinary values.

Alaska Cruises - Fares from $599*, FREE Hotel Stay*

Alaska CruiseTours - Fares from $999*, FREE Hotel Stay*

Asia & Pacific - Fares from $799*

Australia & New Zealand - Fares from $1,149*

Canada & New England - Fares from $499*, FREE Hotel Stay*

Caribbean - Fares from $499*

Europe - Fares from $699*

Hawaii & Tahiti - Fares from $1,999*

Mexico - Fares from $599*

Panama Canal - Fares from $1,199*

South America - Fares from $799*

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

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.

*Fuel supplement has been suspended. Holland America Line reserves the right to reinstate the fuel supplement for all guests at up to $9 per person per day should the price of light sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index) increase above $70 per barrel. Please consult our website for current information. Fares are based on Promo(s) RH & RT. Featured fares are per person based on double occupancy, cruise or cruisetour only. Fares are in U.S. dollars. All savings amounts are included in the fares shown. Government Fees & Taxes are additional and range from $62.83 to $1531.24. Subject to availability. Upgrade offers are valid on select sailings and in select categories only. R-Tours include air transportation between Fairbanks/Anchorage and Seattle, overnight accommodations in Seattle and a motorcoach transfer between Vancouver and Seattle. Free Seattle/Vancouver/Fairbanks/Anchorage hotel offer for Alaska cruises and CruiseTours (Y1-Y6, D1-D5, D8-D9) is based on Promo HT, double occupancy and applicable only to verandah suites: PS-BB on ms Amsterdam, ms Statendam, ms Zaandam and ms Volendam; PS-SY on ms Oosterdam and ms Zuiderdam. Free Québec City hotel offer for Canada & New England cruises is based on Promo HT, double occupancy and applicable only to verandah suites: PS-BC on ms Veendam. Reduced hotel offer is for select Asia, South America and Transatlantic cruises and applicable to all stateroom categories. Government Fees & Taxes are included in all hotel offers. Third/fourth offer based on sharing a stateroom with 1st and 2nd guests, are valid on select sailings, and are based on Promo Z3. Third/fourth child offer applicable to ages 17 and under. Government Fees & Taxes apply to all 3rd/4th offers. For more information about our stateroom categories and suite descriptions, to view deck plans and for full terms and conditions applicable to your cruise, please refer to www.hollandamerica.comor the appropriate Holland America brochure. Offers are capacity controlled, and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Ships’ Registry: The Netherlands.

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Love Boat Sale - February 14-18 2013

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The Love Boat Sale!

5 Days Only - February 14th - 18th 2013

Don’t miss these heart-skipping Love Boat Sale deals!

From Thursday, February 14th, to Monday, February 18th, save up to $1,700 per stateroom* on some of the most romantic cruise destinations in Europe!* Plus get up to $100 FREE onboard spending money^ to spend on that special someone in the Lotus Spa® or one of the duty-free boutiques onboard! Plus, if you book by Monday, February 18th, you can also save up to $1,000 on airfare for two people^ when you book with Princess eZAir®.

This sale is only 5 days so hurry and call before you miss out on this heart-pounding deal!

P.S. — Check out some sample itineraries below!

All fares shown already include all applicable government fees and taxes — what you see is what you pay!

12-day Greek Isles
May-November 2013
Fares based on Ruby Princess® 5/24/13 sailing
Government fees and taxes of $70 included and subject to change.
Interior fares from $1,769*

12-day British Isles
May-August 2013
Fares based on Caribbean Princess® 5/24/13 sailing
Government fees and taxes of $145 included and subject to change.
Interior fares from $1,844*

12-day Holy Land
May-November 2013
Fares based on Pacific Princess® 5/27/13 sailing
Government fees and taxes of $150 included and subject to change.
Interior fares from $2,049*

11-day Scandinavia & Russia
May-August 2013
Fares based on Emerald Princess® 6/3/13 sailing
Government fees and taxes of $180 included and subject to change.
Interior fares from $2,079*

12-day Grand Mediterranean
July-September 2013
Fares based on Royal Princess® 9/15/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes of $95 included and subject to change.
Interior fares from $2,089*

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 past passenger offers. Not all fares are eligible for this offer. Save up to $1,700 per stateroom ($850 per person) is based on a per person discount off applicable Launch Fares on a space available basis at time of booking on select sailings. 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 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. 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: R5B. Offer expires: February 18, 2013.

^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. Reservations must be made and deposited between 12:01am on February 14, 2013 and 11:59pm PST on February 18, 2013. Deposits made under this promotion are non-refundable and non-transferable. 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.Up to $1,000 off air for two people ($500 per person) applies to a per person discount off roundtrip flights booked through Princess eZAir between February 14, 2013 and February 18, 2013, for selected voyages listed in this communication only. Passengers traveling with single occupancy get the per person discount. Additional airline baggage and change and cancellation fees may apply. Please visit princess.com/ezair for information and to book your flights. Reservations must be made and deposited between 12:01am on February 14, 2013 and 11:59pm PST on February 18, 2013

© 2013 Princess Cruises. Ships of Bermudan registry.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates February 7 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 February 7th 2013 through February 13th 2013 - 1 USD = 92.48 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).