Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Wonders of Southeast Asia | Save up to $1500

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Cross this must-see destination off your travel wish list
with a river cruise along the fabled Mekong River

Book Now to Save up to $1,500 per Stateroom

2015 sailings now available! Ask for details!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit:

Hanoi | Ha Long Bay (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Angkor Wat (UNESCO World Heritage Site) | Tonle Sap Lake | Phnom Penh
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | And other exotic places!

While at port, included tours immerse you in rich, centuries-old culture. Ride trishaws and ox-carts, visit floating markets and historic pagodas and explore the legendary temples of Angkor Wat.

While aboard, enjoy western-style cuisine as well as locally-inspired dishes, air conditioning, interior corridors, a panoramic lounge, and amenities such as a swimming pool, spa, salon, and fitness room.

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 November 30, 2013 and may not be applicable toward Group bookings. 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. If applicable, any onboard credit amount mentioned is per stateroom (single occupancy receives half the amount). If applicable, any complimentary stateroom upgrade mentioned applies to one category upgrade only based on availability, for like-to-like categories (i.e. window to window, French balcony to French balcony, twin balcony to twin balcony), and excludes suites. 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.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Plan Ahead - Christmas Market Cruising in 2014

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2014 Holiday River Cruising

Save Up to 40% on European
Christmas Markets Cruises in 2014

(Suites available at 20% off brochure rate)

Cruises from $2,699 $1,620 per person
Book now – offer expires January 31, 2014!

The heart of Europe is transformed into a magical winter wonderland during the holidays. The best way to see extravagantly decorated European cities, snow-capped villages glittering along historic riverbanks, and renowned Christmas Markets is on a luxurious AmaWaterways river cruise. Let us take care of all of your accommodations, dining, and other needs so that you are left free to experience the spirit of the holidays like never before. We even serve traditional holiday feasts on board!

Enjoy heart-warming holiday scenery, shop for loved ones back home at enchanting Christmas Markets, and even celebrate the season on board with…

Festively decorated ships | A tree trimming party
Local holiday traditions | Carolers and more! swirl

Hurry – there are a limited number of staterooms available
at these prices. This will be the best offer on these cruises!

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: Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a Category E 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 January 31, 2014 and may not be applicable toward Group bookings. 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. If applicable, any onboard credit amount mentioned is per stateroom (single occupancy receives half the amount). If applicable, any complimentary stateroom upgrade mentioned applies to one category upgrade only based on availability, for like-to-like categories (i.e. window to window, French balcony to French balcony, twin balcony to twin balcony), and excludes suites. 30-40% savings is only applicable to cruise fare and does not apply to Cat. A+, AA+, S and SS. Offer is capacity-controlled and subject to be withdrawn without notice. 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.

Alaska in 2014 - 3 for Free!

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2014 welcomes the arrival of Crown Princess® — our largest and most innovative ship ever in the region. And now that we’ve extended our 3 for FREE sales event with fares from $548*, you have even more reasons to chill out in Alaska! Princess enriches your experience with authentic onboard activities such as meeting Libby Riddles — the first woman to win the 1,100-mile Iditarod, and a variety of activities and special programming designed to illuminate your time exploring the Great Land.

As if our 3 for FREE sales event isn’t enough to excite you, watch our Alaska video for a taste of the ice blue glaciers, abundant wildlife, soaring mountains, and frontier ports, and then contact me so we can start planning your vacation today!

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Contact us to book a Princess Cruise or see the Cruise with Naka’s page to book cruises around the world.

*Fares apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares based on interior staterooms on Crown Princess 5/10/14 sailing. Fares for other categories and sailings may vary. Fares are per person, non-air, cruise-only, based on double-occupancy and apply to the first two passengers in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth-berth passengers. Government fees and taxes from $165 are additional and subject to change. This offer is capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger discount. Offer is available to residents of the 50 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older and receive this offer. Fares quoted in U.S. dollars. Please refer to the applicable Princess Cruises brochure or princess.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Reference promo code RB*/RG*.

†Free stateroom upgrade applies to booking the stateroom location you wish to sail in for the price of the lowest category within that stateroom type during this promotion only. Offer is based on availability in like to like stateroom types (Interior to Interior, Oceanview to Oceanview, Balcony to Balcony). Upgrade offer excludes select categories, including but not limited to premium categories and suites. Offer does not apply to land packages.

††Free shore excursion credit applies to $200 per stateroom ($100 per person) for Europe, and $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) for Alaska and Caribbean voyages and cruise fares advertised in this promotion only. A credit in the respective dollar amount will be posted to your stateroom account upon embarkation. This credit may be used for any excursion purchased during your cruise, including any that were pre-reserved online. Credit may be used on a single voyage only, is not redeemable for cash and expires at the end of that voyage. Any credit not used for shore excursions will be applied toward the stateroom account balance and any unused credit will be refunded at the end of the cruise. Offer is not transferable and may not be combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits. Shore Excursion credit is quoted in U.S. dollars.

oBookings on applicable sailings will receive a complimentary dinner for two in one of our onboard specialty restaurants, Sabatini’s, Crown Grill, Bayou Cafe, or Sterling Steakhouse. Restaurants vary by ship and reservations will be made on your behalf by Princess. Special dining events that take place in Specialty restaurants are excluded from the dining offer. Offer cannot be used toward the purchase of specialty dining packages. Alcoholic beverages and sodas are not included, and are available at an additional cost. Specialty dining gratuities are included. It will be at the guest’s discretion as to which guest in the booking redeems the offer. One offer per stateroom. Offer is non-transferable, Princess has the right to substitute for an onboard credit of equal value, and will expire if not used by 10:00 PM on the last evening of the cruise. Offer excludes Princess lodge restaurants. **Reduced deposit of $100 per person applies to all passengers in a stateroom.
©2013 Princess Cruises. Ships of Bermudan registry.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates November 7 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 7th 2013 through November 13th 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).

2015 Viking River Cruises at 2014 Prices!

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2015 Europe river cruises now open for booking!

Viking has opened selected 2015 river cruise dates—and, for a limited time, your clients can get 2015 cruises at 2014 prices! Plus, you will be able to secure their first choice of sailing date and stateroom category. Anticipation is one of the best parts of travel, so lock in their savings today.

2-for-1 cruise pricing plus $500 off per person on roundtrip air!*

Rhine Getaway
8 days - Amsterdam to Basel

Romantic Danube
8 days - Budapest to Nuremberg

Danube Waltz
8 days - Passau to Budapest

Paris & the Heart of Normandy
8 days - Paris - Rouen - Paris

Portraits of Southern France
8 days - Avignon to Chalon-sur-Saône

Grand European Tour
15 days - Amsterdam to Budapest

Book a Viking River Cruise online now or see the Cruise with Naka’s page for online booking and information: http://www.nakastrav … eatured-cruises.html

Offer applies to new bookings only as of November 7, 2013. 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. 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. Roundtrip airport transfers are included when air is purchased with a cruise or cruisetour package; if air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. All transfers must be in conjunction with a Viking-purchased cruise, cruisetour, land extension or extra hotel nights. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply; click here to learn more about airline baggage allowances and fees.

*2015EBD: 2-for-1 cruise plus $500 off air per person on 2015 departures of Rhine Getaway, Romantic Danube, Danube Waltz, Paris & the Heart of Normandy, Portraits of Southern France and Grand European Tour are considered a single offer. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. Must request offer 2015EBD and pay a $500-per-person deposit by December 18, 2013 with balance due in full by May 31, 2014. Offer expires December 18, 2013.