Thursday, November 21, 2013

Starting Black Friday, Norwegian Holiday Deals Are On!

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THE HOLIDAY DEALS ARE ON.

Get your holiday shopping on – and over – with a gift that’s out of the box. Book an incredible Norwegian cruise for yourself or your loved ones to any of our destinations and get up to $250 to spend on board, plus up to $1,000 in air credits. Plunge like a porpoise in the Caribbean. Idle like an islander in Hawai’i. Explore like a historian in Europe.

Book your Norwegian cruise vacation during this promotion and receive:

  • Up to $250 to spend onboard
  • 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

CALL TO BOOK YOUR CRUISE!
NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 3 ONLY.

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*: 3 Day or longer open for sale sailings. All Destinations
Booking Window: 11.27.13 - 12.3.13 11.59 PM EST
Program code: DASHSALE

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates November 21 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 November 21st 2013 through November 27th 2013 - 1 USD = 100.00 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, November 14, 2013

River Cruises through Myanmar in 2014

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Beginning in November of 2014, travelers can cruise the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar (Burma) aboard the brand new AmaPura. Guests will sail between Mandalay and Pyay on a 10-night voyage or Mandalay and Yangon on a 14-night voyage, with land extensions available in Yangon and Inle Lake. Our itineraries and shore excursions are designed to immerse you in the sights and culture of this previously isolated land, where you will see monks of all ages in burgundy robes, demonstrations of the making of terracotta wares, temples bathed in gold, and much more.


Don’t miss this great opportunity to discover:

AmaPura Ancient royal cities such as Inwa & Amarapura
An expanse of more than 2,200 temples, pagodas & stupas on the plain of Bagan
Sacred structures covered in gold leaf
Yangon, the “Garden City of the East”

The AmaPura:

  • All-suite ship
  • 28 suites ranging from
  • 285 to 420 square feet
  • French Balcony, Full Balcony, or both
  • Locally inspired cuisine along with Western favorites

Golden Treasures of Myanmar (2014)

Spend two nights in Yangon, transfer to Pyay and embark upon your 10-night cruise to Mandalay. Conclude your journey with a short flight back to Yangon for another overnight stay.
14 days – Travel to Yangon and return from Yangon (cruise Pyay – Mandalay)

Golden Treasures of Myanmar (Reverse) (2014)

Spend two nights in Yangon, fly to Mandalay and embark upon a 10-night cruise. Transfer from Pyay to Yangon, where your journey concludes with another overnight stay.
14 days – Travel to Yangon and return from Yangon (cruise from Mandalay – Pyay)

Hidden Wonders of Myanmar (2014)

Embark upon your 14-night journey in Yangon, cruise to Mandalay, and fly back to Yangon for an overnight stay.
16 days – Travel to Yangon and return from Yangon (cruise Yangon – Mandalay)

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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Uniworld’s Cruise and Air Savings for 2014

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Take Advantage of Uniworld’s Cruise & Air Savings on select 2014 All-Inclusive Boutique River Cruises

SAVE $1,500 per couple when you book Economy Class Air or SAVE $2,500 per couple when you book Business Class Air on select 2014 itineraries and departure dates listed below. Cruise and Air Savings requires full payment of cruise or cruise/tour and air with Uniworld at the time of booking.* This offer expires on December 6, 2013.

  • Springtime Tulips & the Rhine (2014): Apr 16
  • Castles along the Rhine (2014): Apr 6, Jul 18
  • Enchanting Danube (2014): Apr 13, Aug 3, 10, 17
  • Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux (2014): Apr 13, 20, 27, May 11, 25, Jun 22, Jul 6, 20, Aug 10, 17
  • Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy (2014): Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Paris & Normandy (2014): Mar 23
  • Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley (2014): Mar 27, Jun 26, Jul 3, 17, 24, 31

SAVE $3,000 per couple when you book Economy Class Air or SAVE $4,000 per couple when you book Business Class Air on select 2014 Europe Boutique River Cruise itineraries and departure dates listed below. Cruise and Air Savings requires full payment of cruise or cruise/tour and air with Uniworld at the time of booking.* This offer expires on December 6, 2013.

  • Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome (2014): Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Legendary Rhine & Moselle (2014): Jul 6, 25, Aug 6, 18
  • European Serenade (2014): Jul 5, 18, 31
  • Imperial Capitals of Europe (2014): Apr 16, May 1, Jun 30, Aug 13, 22, 28
  • Grand European River Voyage (2014): Jul 31
  • European Jewels (2014): Jun 7, 21, Jul 2, 30

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 US dollars and are for new bookings only. Actual savings may vary depending on the program and whether booking economy or business class air. Savings applicable to select departure dates as listed and require full payment at time of booking. Combinable with past guest savings. Cruise and Air Savings is not combinable with Pay-In-Full Savings, Early Booking Savings, 50% child savings on family-friendly dates, and Single Supplement Savings. 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 visit uniworld.com.

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates November 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 November 14th 2013 through November 20th 2013 - 1 USD = 100.00 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).