Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates December 18 2014

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 18th 2014 through December 24th 2014 - 1 USD = 118.82 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).

2015 Danube Cruises - Save Up To $1,500

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Special Offer on Danube Cruises

The Danube River winds its way through some of Europe’s richest countries, offering impressive views of its many illustrious vineyards and historic towns. We still have space available on some peak season departures, so it’s not too late for your clients to book one of our spectacular Danube cruises in 2015!

Reserve a balcony stateroom now and save up to $1,500 on select dates listed below.

Blue Danube Discovery
7-night cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg

2015 Embarkation Dates: March 31;
June 2, 23; July 7, 21
Starting from $3,398 $2,648
Aboard the AmaDolce or AmaLyra

The Legendary Danube
7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest

2015 Embarkation Dates: April 7; June 30; July 7, 14, August 11, October 13
Starting from $3,498 $2,748
Aboard the AmaLyra or AmaDolce

Melodies of the Danube
7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen

2015 Embarkation Dates: March 30; April 14;
July 20, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 17, 19
Starting from $3,398 $2,898
Aboard the AmaPrima, AmaDolce, AmaSonata, or AmaSerena

The Romantic Danube
7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest

2015 Embarkation Dates: August 12, 19
Starting from $4,098 $3,848
Aboard the AmaPrima, AmaSonata, or AmaSerena

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: All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a category C 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, 2014. Promotions valid on new Group Bookings but not combinable with group discount. 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. Total savings on Balcony Celebration offer are per stateroom for cruise only and apply to select dates in balcony stateroom categories C-AA (excludes categories E, D, Single, A+, AA+ and Suites). Solo Traveler offer varies per departure (ask for details) and does not apply to Suites, AA+ or A+ categories. Port charges, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ride the wave to great perks!

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SAY HELLO TO YOUR BEST VACATION EVER.

OFFER ENDS JANUARY 31. CALL US TO BOOK YOUR CRUISE TODAY!

Norwegian’s Freestyle Choice gives you more choices than ever before when booking an Oceanview Stateroom or higher. Choose one, two or three of the following offers*:

  • Choose the Ultimate Dining Package and experience a different specialty restaurant every night of your cruise.
  • Savor French cuisine at Le Bistro, Certified Angus Beef® at Cagney’s Steakhouse, succulent meats at our wildly popular Moderno Churrascaria and more!
  • Choose the Ultimate Beverage Package and enjoy your favorite wine, beer and cocktails for as long as you sail.
  • Choose the onboard credit and get up to $300 to pamper yourself with a spa treatment, a shore excursion and more.

Book any destination in an Oceanview Stateroom or higher and choose one offer. Book Europe or Hawai’i** in an Oceanview Stateroom or higher and choose any two offers. Book a Suite or The Haven and get all three offers, valued at up to $2,000!

* Inside and Studio cabins are excluded from this offer.
**Ultimate Beverage Package will be substituted for an Air Credit.

Offer ends January 31, 2015. Call to book your vacation today!

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

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

Booking Window: 12/16/14 – 1/31/15 11.59pm EST
Applicable Sailings: 5+ day select sailings in Oceanview accommodations or higher Program Codes: CHOODB, CHOOD(OBC & Dining), CHOOB (OBC & Beverage), CHODB (Dining & Beverage), CHOO (OBC), CHOD (Dining), CHOB (Beverage), CHOO (OBC), CHOD (Dining), CHOA (Air Credit)

Terms & Conditions Inside and Studio cabins are excluded from this offer. Valid for all guests in the stateroom. Valid on 5+ day select sailings. Offer is for New Individual FIT Reservations. Qualifying New Individual FIT reservations can be moved into an existing traditional or FS Group and count towards Tour Conductor Credits. “Offer is not combinable with group block rates and cannot be held as group block.” Singles paying 200% of voyage fare qualify. Guest cannot substitute or customize this offer. Government Taxes, Port Expenses & Fees, and discretionary onboard service charges are additional. Cancellation Fees also apply based on the Booking/Sailing date; therefore, Norwegian Cruise Line strongly recommends the purchase of Travel Protection on all bookings. Not applicable to Chartered Dates and Group Types: INCREG & INCLARGE. 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.

Ultimate Beverage Package: Variety of spirits and cocktails, wines by the glass and bottled or draft beer up to $10. Includes fountain soda and juice, Non-alcoholic beer is included. Ultimate beverage package option includes 15% gratuity on the package. Ultimate beverage option is only available for guests 25 and older on any sailing from 3/1 - 4/15. For all Pride of America, Transatlantics, Repos, and Panama Canals air credit will replace the ultimate beverage package. A 20% discount will be given on bottles of wine (champagne and sparkling included) purchased on board, Applicable taxes, US and VAT may apply based on certain destinations. Does not apply to the Ice Bars. Variety of spirits, cocktails, wines by the glass and bottled or draft beer over $10. Does not include room service, package sales ,bottled water, ship specific promotions or beer buckets, designated Super Premium brands (subject to change), bottled wine, mini bar purchases, fresh squeezed juices, Lavazza Coffee beverages, wine dispenser, energy drinks or vending machines. All 3-8 guests will receive a soda package.

Ultimate dining package: Unlimited dining at specialty restaurants. Dining Package excludes Chef’s Table, Ocean Blue, Carlo’s Bakery items, Ice Cream Bar, and Gelato. A la carte priced restaurants are excluded (i.e. Sushi, Raw Bar, Noodle Bar and Ocean Blue Waterfront). Entertainment based dining is excluded (Cirque shows, Second City Lunches, Nick Breakfasts, Wine Lovers, Illusionarium). The A la carte venues and Ocean Blue are not included in the UDP, but will be discounted 20% for those who choose the package. Entertainment based and Chef’s Table dining will not be discounted. Additional main courses in Cagney’s, Le Bistro, and Jefferson’s Bistro will be charged at $10.00. Guests who chose the UDP can reserve the embarkation day performances at no additional cost.

Onboard credit offer: Per stateroom in U.S. Dollars and will be applied to 1-2 guests on the reservation. $200 OBC for Oceanview/Balcony/MiniSuite, $300 OBC for Haven and Suite bookings per stateroom Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable. It may not be used toward onboard service charges or pre-purchased activities.

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 Norwegian Cruise Line is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS. ©2014 NCL Corporation Ltd

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates December 11 2014

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 11th 2014 through December 17th 2014 - 1 USD = 116.91 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, December 9, 2014

Tulip Time Cruises - Save Up to $1,500

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Springtime in the Netherlands & Belgium

Rejuvenate your mind, spirit and taste buds this spring on a luxurious cruise that takes you to explore the famed tulips, unique flavors and historic towns of the Netherlands and Belgium.

Book your springtime cruise by December 31, 2014 and
save up to $1,500 per balcony stateroom

Tulip Time Cruise
7-night cruise roundtrip from Amsterdam
River(s): Dutch & Belgian Waterways

2015 Embarkation Dates: April 28; May 6
Aboard the AmaLyra or AmaSonata

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: All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a category C 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 31,2014. Promotions valid on new Group Bookings but not combinable with group discount. 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. Total savings on Balcony Celebration offer are per stateroom for cruise only and apply to select dates in balcony stateroom categories C-AA (excludes categories E, D, Single, A+, AA+ and Suites). Solo Traveler offer varies per departure (ask for details) and does not apply to Suites, AA+ or A+ categories. Port charges, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.