Wednesday, January 2, 2013
WELCOME ABOARD THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
BOOK NOW AND RECEIVE AN ONBOARD GIFT CERTIFICATE WORTH UP TO $400!*
Book select 2013 itineraries between January 1 and February 15, 2013 and receive an onboard gift certificate worth up to $400*!
That’s just enough for more adventure or relaxation on your next Royal Caribbean International® cruise vacation. Spend an evening indulging in gourmet fare. Plan a Shore Excursion. Or retreat into the comforts of a Vitality SM Spa. The choice is yours.
2013 Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean & Transatlantic Sailings - 6-Nights or Longer
- OCEANVIEW - Option Code: SKY1: $50
- BALCONY - Option Code: SKY2: $100
- SUITES - Option Code: SKY3: $200
2013 Europe Sailings - 6-Nights or Longer
- OCEANVIEW - Option Code: SKY4: $100
- BALCONY - Option Code: SKY5: $200
- SUITES - Option Code: SKY6: $400
Book online now, contact us for for more information, or see the “Cruise with Naka’s” page to book Royal Caribbean and other cruises around the world.
Welcome to Royal Caribbean International and the Nation of Why Not - a place where innovation and imagination reign supreme. From its very beginning, this company has always been guided by the principles of “Why Not?” Why not design a ship specifically to cruise the Caribbean? Why not split it into two to add more features? Why not add rock walls and ice skating rinks and surf simulators?
All of those features allow our guests, or should I call them citizens, to ask “Why Not?” in turn - to go out and see, do and be more than they had ever thought possible. To feel that on a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation, they can rediscover who they really are. With more than 280 destinations worldwide and an amazing array of exciting shore excursions and cruisetour options, we’re giving our citizens the chance to try something new - why not go glacier-trekking in Alaska, cave-tubing in Belize, biking through the vineyards of Dubrovnik, Croatia; experience the wonders of China or why not do nothing at all? The choice is yours.
*Onboard gift certificate offer is applicable to new individual bookings only; not applicable to groups. Bookings must be made between January 1, 2013 and February 15, 2013. Offer is valid on 6-night or longer Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe, and Transatlantic sailings between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Offer is applicable on outside or above staterooms and vary by category; One offer per stateroom. When booking Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean, and Transatlantic sailings, must request option code SKY1 for outside staterooms, SKY2 for balcony staterooms, SKY3 for suites. When booking European sailings, must request option code SKY4 for outside staterooms, SKY5 for balcony staterooms, SKY6 for suites. Onboard gift certificate has no cash value, is non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, and will expire if not used by 10:00 PM on the last evening of the cruise and is in US dollars. Offer is available to residents of United States and Canada. Single occupancy guests paying 200% cruise fare qualify for offer. Offer is subject to availability, capacity controlled, subject to change without notice, and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other offer or promotion. Refer to Cruise Ticket Contract for additional terms and conditions. ©2013 Royal Caribbean International. Ships’ registry: Bahamas. Brilliance of the Seas is operated by RCL (UK) Ltd. Subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 12031947 • 11/30/2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
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 27th 2012 through January 2nd 2013 - 1 USD = 84.73 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).
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Discover the Dramatic Douro
Two New 2013 River Cruises in Portugal & Spain
Save $1,000 per stateroom
Cruises starting from $2‚299 per person
AmaWaterways has two exciting river cruises debuting on Portugal’s Douro River in 2013. Experience one of Europe’s most unspoiled and undiscovered rivers on a journey filled with ancient monasteries, sleepy fishing villages, centuries-old wineries and vibrant cultural centers. With its ruggedly beautiful terrain and laboriously terraced hillsides, no wonder the locals boast, “God made the earth, but man made the Douro.”
Limited-Time Savings - Book by January 31, 2012!
7-night roundtrip Porto cruise on the brand-new AmaVida
Optional 3 nights in Lisbon available for $690 per person
U.S. departure dates: April 12, July 26, August 2 & 9, 2013
Starting from $2,299 per person
PORT WINE & FLAMENCO
7-night cruise from Vega Terrón to Porto on the brand-new AmaVida
Optional 3 nights in Lisbon & 3 nights in Madrid
available for $1,380 per person
U.S. departure dates: April 19 & July 19, 2013
Starting from $2,399 per person
Terms and conditions: All prices listed are in U.S. dollars and do not reflect promotional rate. Offers are valid on new Enticing Douro and Port Wine & Flamenco cruise bookings made by January 31, 2012. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions or discounts. Rates may vary per departure date. $1,000 Savings is per stateroom, based on double occupancy in a Cat. E stateroom; single bookings receive $500 off per stateroom. Availability is limited on these cruises, capacity controlled and subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Some restrictions may apply. AmaWaterways is registered as a seller of travel in the State of California. CST#2065452-40
Thursday, December 20, 2012
2013 Early Booking Discounts Extended
Offer expires Monday December 31st 2012 - 9pm PST
Up to 2-FOR-1 cruise pricing plus up to 2-FOR-1 roundtrip international air*
New, improved air discounts for select 2013 cruises! Get your first choice of departure date and stateroom category—including veranda and French balcony suites and staterooms on the sensational new Viking Longships—and take advantage of the limited-time Early Booking Discount offer. Receive up to 2 -for-1 pricing* on your favorite journey plus much more.
Complimentary beverages on board
Viking is the most all-inclusive of all river cruise lines. And starting this year, Viking provides complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service to enhance your dining experience.
Offer applies to new bookings only as of December 20, 2012. Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date, and include transfers plus all government taxes and fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Paid Business or Premium Economy Class may require travel in economy on flights within the United States and Europe. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change until full payment of air is received. If air is not purchased from Viking transfers may be purchased separately. Forced overnight/transit hotel may be included with purchase of roundtrip international air from Viking in which flights arrive/depart on ship/hotel check-in/check-out day (not combinable with custom air, stopovers or deviations). All transfers, included with airfare or purchased separately, must be with flights arrive/depart on ship or included hotel check-in/check-out day only. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply; click here to learn more about airline baggage allowances and fees.
*2013EBD: 2-FOR-1 cruise and up to 2-FOR-1 international air (on Ukraine & Egypt itineraries; on Nov-Dec departures in Europe, March departures of Tulips & Windmills, aboard Viking Helgi, Viking Truvor, Viking Ingvar for Russia or MS Vienna from BOS, EWR, NYC, PHL or PIT for Danube Waltz and Romantic Danube; and on China’s Cultural Delights; March departures and Cats C and above of other China itineraries and Jan departures of Magnificent Mekong from LAX, PDX, SFO or SEA; all other gateways slightly higher) are considered a single offer. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. Business Class Upgrade offer with purchase of Jr. Suites and above on China itineraries. No custom air, deviations, stopovers, frequent flyer programs or extensions. Footsteps of the Cossacks itinerary also receives $200 in shipboard credit per stateroom. Must request offer 2013EBD and pay in full at time of booking. Offer expires December 31, 2012. Other restrictions may apply.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Mekong River Cruises
in Vietnam and Cambodia
Big savings! Sailings starting from $1,199!
Cruise the Mekong aboard the deluxe 124-passenger AmaLotus or the 92-passenger La Marguerite. This unforgettable 7-night cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City showcases the ancient cultures, temples, rural villages and thriving capitals of Vietnam and Cambodia.
UP TO $1,898 SAVINGS PER STATEROOM
$1,000 off per stateroom and a complimentary upgrade*
Book by January 31st 2013*
Mar. 18, 2013 - La Marguerite:
Apr. 1, 2013 - La Marguerite:
Apr. 8, 2013 - AmaLotus:
Apr. 15, 2013 - La Marguerite:
Apr. 22, 2013 - AmaLotus:
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. With destinations traveling through Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and new voyages to Africa and Portugal the line’s award-winning fleets compliment a variety of travel plans.
The Europe fleet includes the AmaPrima (2013); AmaCerto (2012); AmaVerde (2011); AmaBella (2010); AmaLyra (2009); AmaDolce (2009); AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and the AmaDagio (2006). In the spring of 2012, AmaWaterways introduced the new 164-passenger AmaCerto in Europe, joining the AmaVerde and AmaBella in offering an exclusive Twin Balcony design in the majority of staterooms; multiple dining venues; complimentary Internet and Infotainment system, a heated swimming pool or whirlpool on the Sun Deck plus many more unique design elements.
In addition to the European destinations, AmaWaterways offers the separate and distinct AmaVoyages to Vietnam and Cambodia via the AmaLotus (2011) and the La Marguerite (2009); Russia via the AmaKatarina (2011); Portugal via the AmaVida (2013); and Africa via the Zambezi Queen (2009).
*Terms and Conditions: Offers are valid on new FIT reservations booked by January 31, 2013. All prices listed are in U.S. dollars and are based on double-occupancy in a Category C stateroom; upgrades to other categories are available at additional cost unless otherwise stated. Complimentary upgrade is for one category upgrade only, excluding Suites (Suites & Luxury Suite) and is based on availability. Dates listed are embarkation dates. Land program, intra-Asia airfare, air taxes, fuel surcharges, port charges, visa, gratuities and incidental expenses are not included in the price listed. Promotion is limited to availability; not combinable with any other offers; and is 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.