Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates December 19 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 December 19th 2013 through December 25th 2013 - 1 USD = 104.04 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).

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Freestyle Dash Christmas Sale - Up to $250 Onboard Spend and FREE Balcony Upgrades

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It’s the most wonderful Christmas Sale of the year. Book an amazing cruise with Norwegian from December 20-27, and get up to $250 to spend on board, free balcony upgrades, plus up to $1,000 in air credits. So book any of our destinations including the Caribbean and Hawaii before our Christmas Sale wraps up.

  • Up to $250 to spend on board
  • Free balcony upgrades
  • Up to $1,000 in air credits
  • Up to $250 off base fare for AARP members
  • Discounts for Latitudes Rewards members
  • Military discounts, if applicable
  • 50% reduced deposit

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.

Terms and Conditions *1 & 2 Day sailings are excluded from the offer. Offer is for New individual FIT and FS Reservation. RQs are not applicable unless they convert to OF or BK within the booking window. 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. Reduced Deposit is 50% off the standard deposit. Reduced Deposit does not apply to The Haven and Suite categories. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable. It may not be used toward onboard service charges or prepurchased activities. Onboard credit is per stateroom, based on cruise length and category booked. Onboard Credit is applied to the 1st and 2nd guest on the reservation. Singles paying 200% are entitled to full onboard credit value. 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 discretionary onboard service charges are additional. Not applicable to Chartered Dates and Group Types: INCREG & INCLARGE. 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/ select categories. 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. Norwegian Cruise Line is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2013 NCL Corporation Ltd

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates December 12 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 December 12th 2013 through December 18th 2013 - 1 USD = 104.04 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).

Honor the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy with Uniworld

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2014 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, and you will want to commemorate this historic and momentous occasion with Uniworld’s special “Paris & Normandy” cruise. You will visit the Normandy beaches, D-Day Museum, and Juno Beach Centre, and attend a wreath-laying ceremony and moment of silence at the American Cemetery and Memorial near Omaha Beach.

You will also experience the many highlights of France, cruising the shimmering Seine and exploring beautiful Paris, the “City of Light,” on this unforgettable itinerary.

Paris & Normandy
Paris to Paris | 8 Days
Date Range: Mar 2014 - Oct 2014

Combine a passion for the good life with art, culture, and brilliant landscapes and you have northern France. Ahh, Paris, considered by many to be the most romantic city in the world. Now experience the romance of “The City of Light” for yourself on this itinerary brimming with fantastic art, rich culture, beautiful European architecture and breathtaking scenery. Follow the winding Seine from Paris through Northern France to the beaches of Normandy, enjoying every highlight before returning to Paris itself for a perfect ending to this memorable sojourn.

Early Booking Savings: Save $300 per couple on select 2014 Boutique River Cruises Save $300 per couple.

Offer expires January 15, 2014.

Book your Uniworld river cruise online today, contact us to book Uniworld river cruises or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for more cruises and cruising information.

About Uniworld

For nearly four decades, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has taken guests to the most spectacular destinations in Europe, Russia, Egypt, Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. In 2006, Uniworld was acquired by The Travel Corporation, a highly successful international travel group with over 25 award-winning brands such as Trafalgar, Insight, Brendan, and Contiki, as well as Red Carnation Hotels—the award-winning five-star luxury hotel collection. The Travel Corporation has made major investments in Uniworld’s river cruise ships and its people. The ultimate goal of these investments is to provide guests with the very finest boutique river cruise experience. Combining our sister companies’ expertise in tour planning and in luxury boutique hotel management with our own decades of superior nautical experience has enabled Uniworld to create a higher standard in luxury river cruising.

*Savings listed in U.S. dollars. Early Booking Savings is not combinable with Pay-in-Full Savings, Single Supplement Waived, or other public promotional offers. Savings requires a deposit of $200 per person at time of reservation. Subject to availability. Capacity controlled. Other restrictions may apply. Uniworld reserves the right to withdraw or change offers at any time. For complete details on all promotions, general information, and terms and conditions applicable to all Uniworld trips, please contact your travel agent or visit uniworld.com.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Norwegians Catch the Free Upgrade Wave

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Catch the Free Upgrade Wave for great deals on an unforgettable cruise vacation with Norwegian Cruise Line. Book now and get free balcony upgrades fleetwide and up to $1,000 in air credits. Plus, you’ll get and e-coupon booklet worth over $300 in savings. So get booking, get packing and get on your way to feeling what it’s like to Cruise Like a Norwegian®.

  • Free balcony upgrades
  • Up to $1,000 in air credits
  • E-coupons worth over $300
  • Up to $250 off base fare for AARP members on select sailings
  • Discounts for Latitudes Rewards members
  • Military discounts, if applicable

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.

Applicable destinations: All Ships All destinations
Booking Window: 12/10/13 - 04/4/14 11.59 PM EST
Program code: 14WAVE

Terms and Conditions One and two night sailings are excluded. Fares are in U.S. dollars, cruise only, per person and based on double occupancy. Government taxes & fees and onboard service charges are additional. Singles paying 200% are eligible for this offer. Free upgrade refers to a better available accommodation within the “meta” (i.e. Inside for the price of a lower Inside category, Oceanview for the price of a lower Oceanview category, Balcony for the price of a lower Balcony category or a Mini-Suite for the price of a lower Mini-Suite category). This promotion will also include upgrades across “meta” categories. This will be an Oceanview for the price of an Inside, a Balcony for the price of an Oceanview or a Mini-Suite for the price of a Balcony. Studios, The Haven and all Suite categories are excluded from this offer. Reduced Deposit is 50% off the standard deposit. Reduced Deposit does not apply to The Haven and/or Suite categories. Reservations booked with Reduced Deposit and cancelled during the Cancellation Fee Period will be assessed the cancellation fee based on amount of deposit paid. One Coupon Book will be included per reservation with the first guest’s E-Documents. Offer valid for new reservations only. Qualifying FIT Reservations can be included into existing FS and Traditional Groups and count towards Tour Conductor Credits. Reservations in RQ status will not be eligible for this offer unless converted to OF or BK status within the designated Booking Window. Offer not combinable with existing Group Block rates. With all bookings made under Guarantee rates, stateroom assignment is subject to Norwegian Cruise Line’s discretion and can be assigned at any time up to day of sailing. Not applicable on chartered dates or for Group Types INCREG and INCLARGE. 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 and combinability with other offers is based on availability, capacity controlled, subject to change or cancellation at Norwegian discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Norwegian Cruise Line is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ship’s registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2013 NCL Corporation Ltd.