Thursday, April 16, 2015

Princess Cruises 2016 Japan is NOW ON SALE!


Japan is steeped in tradition and lore, with ancient sites, hallowed temples and natural wonders throughout the island chain. It was meant to be seen from the sea and Princess cruise vacations can introduce you to the color, culture and flavors of Japan, onboard and ashore.There’s a reason CNN hails Japan as one of the “Top 10 Places to Travel,” and you’ll see more of this fascinating island nation with Princess – the No. 1 North American cruise line in Japan.

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Experience more of Japan with DiscoveryTM “exclusive” and “recommended” shore excursions, as well as enriching onboard programs for all ages that offer a unique perspective of this amazing region, from history and culture to cuisine and more.

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


*Applications to receive this benefit must be made no later than 14 days prior to the cruise departure date. Offer is valid for eligible military personnel in the U.S. and Canada only. Free onboard spending money is in the form of onboard credit. Maximum of two onboard credit offers per stateroom. This offer cannot be used for casino credits/charges and gratuities, discretionary hotel and dining charges. Offer excludes Travel Agent and Interline fares. Offer is combinable with other onboard credit offers. Other restrictions may apply. Eligibility includes active military, retired military and disable military veterans with proper verification, see for details.

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Princess Cruises Mother’s Day Sale Starts April 30!


Mother’s Day is coming up quickly! If you are like me, you may be struggling to pick out the perfect gift for Mom. Well I have the perfection suggestion… take mom on a family vacation she’ll never forget with Princess!

During our limited time Mother’s Day Sale you can save up to $500* on over 100 cruises to some of Princess’s most popular destinations! Plus, you can get up to to $200 FREE onboard spending money per stateroom^, the The perfect add-on for your perfect family vacation. You can treat mom to a gift in the onboard boutiques or a treatment at the Lotus Spa.

There’s no better way to celebrate family than with a cruise! Relax and reconnect with loved ones on a voyage to the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada & New England, Panama Canal, Hawaii or the California Coast. With our new Discovery at SeaTM experiences, there’s something for everyone - whether it is an evening on deck with Stargazing, a wildlife excursion recommended by Animal Planet, or activities featuring Discovery hit shows such as MythBusters, Finding Bigfoot and Shark Week - there’s an adventure waiting for you and your loved ones!

Plus, if you book by May 14th, you can bring the whole family because 3rd and 4th guest fares start at just $149 per person!†

Plus, get up to $200 FREE onboard spending money per stateroom!^

  • 3- to 6-days: $50 per stateroom
  • 7- to 10-days: $100 per stateroom
  • 11- to 14-days: $150 per stateroom
  • 15+ days: $200 per stateroom

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


^Up to $200 USD Onboard Spending Money per stateroom ($100 per person) is applicable to reservations booked and deposited between April 30, 2015 and May 14, 2015 for voyages listed in this mailer only. Offer is applicable to first/second-berth guests only. Third/fourth-berth guests are not eligible. Guests with single occupancy will receive the per stateroom credit amount. Onboard spending money may be used on a single voyage only, is not redeemable for cash and expires at the end of that voyage. Onboard spending money cannot be used for the casino, and it cannot be converted into casino credit. Offer is not transferable and may not be combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits. Onboard spending money is quoted in U.S. dollars.
†3rd & 4th guests from $149 is based on a discount off the third and/or fourth guest fares in the same stateroom. Discount is taken at time of booking and only available on select sailings.
*Save up to $500 per stateroom ($250 per person) is based on a discount off applicable Launch Fares on a space-available basis at time of booking on select sailings. Launch Fares are offering fares and may not have been in effect for the past 90 days or resulted in actual sales in all categories. Intermediate discounts may have been taken and fares may remain at discounted levels after this promotion. Fares apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares for other categories, sailings and cruisetours may vary. Fares are per person, non-air, cruise- or cruisetour-only, based on double occupancy and apply to the first two guests in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth-berth guests. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of up to $365 are additional and subject to change. This offer applies to new bookings only, is capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public or past guest discount. Offers available to residents of the 50 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bermuda 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 for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings.

Offer expires: May 14, 2015. Reference promotion code: R4J

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Note: For assistance reserving a wheelchair-accessible stateroom, please contact your travel agent.

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates April 16 2015

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 April 16th 2015 through April 22nd 2015 - 1 USD = 120.79 JPY

JR Pass prices are updated for the current exchange rate every Thursday.

See http://www.nakastrav … for details and current pricing.


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, April 14, 2015

An Early Holiday Gift - Save up to $3,000 on Christmas Market Cruises



Experience the most wonderful time of the year on one of our luxurious river cruises that takes you to explore the magic of Europe’s Christmas markets along the Rhine and Danube rivers, where people from around the world gather to make merry, hear caroling choirs, indulge in authentic delicacies and find hand-crafted gifts for loved ones.

Vienna’s glimmering city hall makes an unforgettable backdrop to its 700-year-old markets, where you’ll find decadent Austrian tortes, pastries and international choirs.

Savor soft German pretzels and see the largest tree in the Rhineland, which boasts more than 150 stalls in front of the city’s cathedral.

More than 180 stalls are brimming with authentic gingerbread, roasting sausages and unique German gifts, like Plum People – folksy figurines made from dried prunes.

Explore the oldest, largest and most famous market in France when you visit Strasbourg, where Alsatian treasures and delights have been dazzling visitors since 1570.

The Gift of Twin Balconies

Save $3,000 on twin-balcony staterooms on the cruises below

Christmas Time Cruise
7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest or reverse
River: Danube

2015 Embarkation Dates: November 23, 25, 28; December 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21
Rates starting from: $4,098 $2,598
Aboard the AmaPrima, AmaSonata or AmaBella

Christmas on the Rhine
7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel or reverse
River: Rhine

2015 Embarkation Dates: November 23, 25, 30; December 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28
Rates starting from: $4,098 $2,598
Aboard the AmaSerena or AmaCerto

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 in USD, per person for cruise only. Promotional discount of $1,500 is per person ($3,000 per stateroom) on twin-balcony stateroom categories BB-Suites. Pricing listed is based on category BB. Categories E-C receive promotional discount of up to $1,000 per person ($2,000 per stateroom). Offers are based on double occupancy and valid for new bookings only booked and deposited by April 30, 2015. Prices shown are for cruise only and are based on category specific offers. Promotions cannot be combined with single supplement waived offer or any other offers. Single supplement waived excludes suites, A+ and AA+ staterooms, and is applicable on select sailings only. Promotion is not valid on existing Group bookings. Offers are capacity controlled and are subject to change or termination without notice. Most Christmas Markets open in late November and close in late December. Consult each country’s tourism office for exact details. New Year’s cruises and the December 23 AmaSonata departure are different itineraries. Upgrades, land programs, port charges, visas, airfare and gratuities are additional. AmaWaterways is a registered seller of travel in the State of California. CST#2065452-40

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

2016 Pre-Season Europe and Russia River Cruises



Discover Uniworld’s collection of boutique river cruises in 2016 with new
all-inclusive itineraries and programs. Plus, with Uniworld’s new 2016 Pre-Season
Offers, there’s no better time to book your dream river cruise vacation.

Book soon for the best choice of staterooms and best savings of the season!





Offers expire May 15 2015

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.

*Rates and savings listed in US dollars. Savings amounts vary by cruise program. Special airfare rates are per person, based on Economy and Business Class airfare from select major U.S. and Canadian cities for Europe and Russia cruise and cruise/journeys. Business Class may require travel in Economy on flights within North America or Europe. Full payment for airfare is due at time of booking to receive special airfare rates. Special airfare rates include all airline fuel surcharges, government taxes, and fees. Air itineraries will be at the discretion of Uniworld and will be assigned when air is available. Special airfare rates are combinable with 2016 Early-Booking Saving Offers and the River Heritage Club savings only; airfare rates are not combinable with Double-Early Booking Savings Offers. Double Early-Booking Savings Offers are combinable with Uniworld’s River Heritage Club savings only. All offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply. For complete details on all promotions, general information, and terms and conditions applicable to all Uniworld trips, please visit