Thursday, September 6, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates September 6 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 September 6th 2012 through September 12th 2012 - 1 USD =79.49 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).

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Norwegians Deserve Perks - Cruise Event Week

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Up to $270 in perks like: specialty dinner, $50 spa credit, bottle of wine, and more…

From Studios to Oceanviews and Balconies to The Haven, every room comes with great perks for you to enjoy. Just book your next vacation with Norwegian September 4 - 10, 2012 and you could enjoy free perks like dinner at Cagney’s Steakhouse, a bottle of wine and a spa credit. Plus, you’ll also receive a 50% reduced deposit.

Cruise the Mediterranean, the islands of the Caribbean, the spectacular coastline of Hawai’i, Alaska’s glaciers and beyond. It’s all yours to experience your way with Freestyle Cruising®.

HURRY. BOOK YOUR CRUISE BY SEPTEMBER 10, 2012.

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

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

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.

*Promo Code: EVENTS Booking Window: 9/4/12-9/10/12. Applicable Destination: Fleet-Wide All open for Sale 5 + Day Sailings. Offer is for New Individual FIT Reservations and New Group Delegates. 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. Amenities per stateroom, based on the category booked, and will be applied to 1st guest on the reservation. Amenities have no monetary value and are nontransferrable. Wine and Chocolate Covered Strawberries delivered in the stateroom for the qualifying category upon embarkation. Applicable restaurants: Cagney’s, La Cucina, Papa’s Italian Restaurant, Mama’s Italian Kitchen, Il Dagio, La Trattoria, East meets West, Le Bistro, Lazy J’s, Little Italy and Jefferson’s Bistro. Singles paying 200% are entitled to dinner for two, full $50 spa credit, full $75 Onboard credit per cabin if booked in qualifying category. Onboard credit offer is per stateroom, based on category, in U.S. Dollars and will be applied to 1st and 2nd guest on the reservation. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable. It may not be used toward Service Charges or prepurchased activities. Reduced Deposit is 50% off the standard deposit. Reduced Deposit does not apply to the Haven or Suite categories. Guests who cancel and rebook must accept this promotion’s Terms and Conditions. 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 onboard service charges are additional. Not applicable to Chartered Sailings or Group Types: INCREG and INCLARGE. Applicable to NCLMIAMI and NCLINTL. 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. Offer combinability with other promotional offers is subject to change at any time per Norwegian Cruise Line discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Norwegian Cruise Line is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2012 NCL Corporation Ltd

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates August 30 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 August 30th 2012 through September 5th 2012 - 1 USD =79.49 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, August 28, 2012

Save $1200 - Springtime In Celebration of Wine Cruises

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Springtime “In Celebration of Wine” Cruises

with Savings up to $1,200 per stateroom

$500 Savings & $300 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Plus Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade! (valued up to $400)

Join AmaWaterways this April for an unforgettable experience aboard one of our luxurious wine cruises. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about wine from expert onboard hosts, visit historic vineyards and private wine cellars, meet local growers, and savor some delicious regional vintages. It’s a lovely time to enjoy Europe in all its romantic springtime splendor, too!

PARIS & THE SPARKLING SEINE
Hosted by Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat Winery in Santa Barbara, CA
7-night Seine cruise aboard the AmaLegro
Starting from $2,449 per person for a 7-night cruise
Optional 2 nights in Paris for $520 per person
U.S. Departure Date: April 4, 2013

GREAT CAPITALS & VINTAGES OF THE DANUBE

7-night Budapest to Vilshofen cruise aboard the AmaBella
Starting from $2,249 per person for a 7-night cruise
Optional 3 nights in Prague for $690 per person
U.S. Departure Date: April 12, 2013

Book now & receive 5% Early Booking Discount in addition to the great savings! Must book by September 30, 2012!

$500 Savings & $300 Shipboard Credit available on select 2012 wine cruises

Contact us to book an AMA Waterways river cruise or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for more cruises and cruising information.


*Terms and conditions: Rates are based on double occupancy in Cat. E, for cruise only, and vary per departure. Price listed reflects $250 per person savings. $300 shipboard credit is per stateroom. Upgrade is applicable on a like-to-like basis, does not apply to Suites; and is based on availability at the time of booking (AmaLegro: E to D, C to B, B to A; AmaBella: E to D, BB to BA, AB to AA). Offer is valid on new bookings only made by September 30, 2012; not combinable with other promotions/discounts; limited to availability; capacity controlled and subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Other restrictions apply. Port charges of $147 per person, land programs and roundtrip airfare are additional. AmaWaterways is registered as a seller of travel in the State of California. CST#2065452-40

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates August 23 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 August 23rd 2012 through August 29th 2012 - 1 USD =79.49 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).