Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Trafalgar 2014 Europe Preview


2014 Europe Summer Vacations

Book early for best price guarantee,
plus save up to $1,720 per couple!


Traveling with Trafalgar is like having a friend in each destination. A friend who introduces you to the locals and shows you places you didn’t even know existed. Book now for an unforgettable insider’s journey and our best price—guaranteed!

Plus, save with 10% Early Payment Discount

Lock in special pricing with our 2014 Europe Summer Preview before rates go up on October 1. Many of our trips sell out even before our brochures are printed—so this sneak peek lets you secure your spot and save up to $1,720 per couple! ‡

And if the price goes down, we’ll refund the difference.

Make every moment of your European adventure count with our expertly-planned, highly-inclusive guided vacations. Go beyond the guidebooks with unique Insider Experiences and return home with countless stories to share.

Always included

  • A good night’s sleep at carefully-selected, high-quality hotels
  • One of our expert Travel Directors to be your local insider
  • A taste of local culture with many meals of regional cuisine
  • No lines and in-depth sightseeing with VIP access at major sites
  • Hassle-free travel for a chance to sit back and enjoy the journey

Insider Experiences – Only with Trafalgar

  • Be My Guest: dine with locals and hear their stories, like dairy farmers at their home in Devon.
  • Hidden Treasures: your Travel Director shares their own gems, perhaps a favorite café or seasonal festival.
  • Local Specialties: experience customs or crafts from olive oil tasting in Spain to Guinness pint-pulling in Dublin.
  • Local Experts: discover the sights and secrets of cities with guides who live in and love their city.
  • Unique Insights: explore like a local with access to areas usually closed to the public, like the Vatican’s Bramante staircase.

Contact Naka’s Travel Service to book your Trafalgar vacations today - see more package tours around the world on the Tour with Naka’s page!

About Trafalgar

Operating since 1947, Trafalgar offers a wide range of holidays to Europe, Britain, Egypt, USA, Canada, South America, China, Australia and New Zealand, we’ve hosted over 2 million travelers worldwide and many return year after year.

Trafalgar is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, reliability and financial stability. With over 60 years of practice we’ve perfected the art of creating exceptional guided vacations. Every expertly designed travel experience includes transportation, via deluxe motor coach, rail or cruise ship, first class hotel accommodation, daily sightseeing and most meals and at at savings of up to 30% off the cost of doing it “on your own”.

Trafalgar continuously strives to fulfill our guests’ needs and exceed their expectations – attention to detail ensures you will enjoy a totally hassle-free vacation. We provide the perfect balance between organized activities and free time for individual exploration and relaxation – all you have to do is Dream. Pack. And leave… the rest to us.

*Prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and are based on 2014 Europe Summer Preview pricing. †Trafalgar’s 2014 Europe & Britain Preview pricing is available on select itineraries featured on the Trafalgar website and identified as “Preview 2014” only, and is valid until 10/01/13. A non-refundable deposit is required per standard booking conditions to lock in “best price guarantee”. If the vacation price is higher once main brochure is released, Trafalgar will honor the lower Preview rate; if it is lower, Trafalgar will refund the difference. If an itinerary changes significantly, the special Preview pricing is void and the guest will be responsible for the increased price.
‡10% Early Payment Discount is based on full payment by 01/15/14. Sample savings based on European Supreme departing 08/18/14. Savings will vary and may not be valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates. °Sample savings is per person and based on highest priced 2014 departure. All offers are subject to availability, may be withdrawn at any time without notice and may not be combinable with other offers and/or discounts. Other conditions apply. CST#2077132-20

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Upgrade and Go on the Norwegian Getaway


July 14 - 22 ONLY!

Chase the sun - and great deals - when you book an unforgettable vacation with Norwegian Cruise Line. Book select sailings and receive a Balcony Stateroom for the price of an Oceanview or an Oceanview for the price of an Inside Stateroom. Plus, we’ll throw in $100 to spend exclusively on board Norwegian Getaway, our newest ship sailing from Miami to The Caribbean.

Book select Norwegian cruises and you’ll receive:

  • Free balcony upgrades
  • Up to $1,000 in air credits
  • Discounts for AARP members
  • Discounts for Latitudes Rewards’ members
  • Military discounts, if applicable
  • $100 to spend on board Norwegian Getaway

Offer ends July 22.

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.

Free balcony upgrades. Program Code: EASYFARE. Booking window: 7/7/13-8/3/13. Applicable Destination: on select sailings. Free upgrade refers to a better available accommodation within the meta (i.e. Interior for the price of a lower Interior category or Oceanview for the price of a lower Oceanview category or Balcony for the price of a lower Balcony category or 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 Mini-Suite for the price of a balcony. Offer based on a first come, first served basis. Offer is subject to category availability. Upgrade varies per ship, sail date, category booked. Offer excludes Studios, certain specialty staterooms and Luxury Accommodations. Offers apply to select sailing(s). Fares are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy, in U.S. Dollars. Offer is for New Individual FIT and FS Reservations. RQs are not applicable unless they convert to OF or BK within the booking window. Qualifying FIT reservations can be included into existing Group and count towards Tour Conductor Credits. Promotion cannot be held as group block. Discretionary onboard service charges are additional and will be automatically added to your onboard account. Standard Air add-ons are available. Singles paying 200% of the rate are eligible. 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. Offer combinability with other promotional offers is subject to change at any time per Norwegian Cruise Line discretion. Other restrictions may apply.

$100 onboard credit per stateroom. Program code: BONUS. Applicable destinations: All Open for Sale Getaway sailings. Booking Window: 7/14/13 - 7/26/13. Offer is for New Individual FIT and FS Reservations. 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. Onboard credit offer is per stateroom, in U.S. Dollars and will be applied to 1st and 2nd guest on the reservation. Onboard credit has no monetary value and is non-transferable. It may not be used toward onboard service charges or pre-purchased activities. Singles paying 200% are entitled to full onboard credit value. Standard air add-ons are available. Discretionary onboard service charges are additional and will be automatically added to your onboard account. Not applicable to Chartered Dates or Group Types: INCREG and INCLARGE.

Up to $1,000 airfare credit per stateroom on select sailings. Program Code: AIRCRED. Booking Window: capacity controlled. Air credit is per stateroom. Offers are based on availability, for select sailings, capacity controlled, subject to change or cancellation without notice, and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new individual reservations (FIT) only. Qualifying new individual reservations (FIT) can be included into existing Group and count towards Tour Conductor Credits. Air rates are per person based on double occupancy, in US Dollars. Third through eight berthed guests pay prevailing cruise fare and Early Booking Fare (EBF) Air Add-on rate. Air routing, scheduling and carrier are at the discretion of Norwegian Cruise Line. Guests may not request to deviate flight schedule through Premium Air and may not request Hotel Package. Singles paying 200% of the rate are eligible. Travel Partners using Sabre’s booking engine must book Air offers by selecting Best Fare. Discretionary onboard service charges are additional and will be automatically added to your onboard account. All cancellation fees will follow Norwegian schedule listed in the brochure and www.ncl.com.

General Terms: Available on GDS booking source. Guests, who cancel and rebook, must accept this promotion’s Terms and Conditions. Cancellation Fees for cruise, air, land and other charges will follow Norwegian Cruise Line’s schedule listed in the brochure, website and it includes different schedules for Suites. Cancellation Fees also apply based on the Booking/Sailing date; therefore, Norwegian Cruise Line strongly recommends the purchase of Travel Protection on all bookings. Government taxes and fees are additional. Applicable to NCLMIAMI and NCLINTL. Not applicable to CE and UK offices. 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 is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2013 NCL Corporation Ltd.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates July 11 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 July 11th 2013 through July 17th 2013 - 1 USD = 99.65 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.


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, July 9, 2013

2013-2014 Exotic Mekong River Cruises



From tranquil fishing villages to bustling modern-day cities, AmaWaterways’ Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong river cruise is a tantalizing opportunity to explore one of the most exotic regions of the world. There are wondrous sights to behold along this fabled river - ancient temples, robed monks, floating markets, lush landscapes and much more.


7-night Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City cruise aboard the AmaLotus
Embarkation Dates: Dec. 16, 2013
Starting from $1,619 per person
Optional 8-night land program for $1,999 per person


7-night Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City cruise aboard the AmaLotus or La Marguerite
2013 Embarkation Dates: Jul. 29, Aug. 19 & 26, Oct. 7 & 28, 2013
2014 Embarkation Dates: Mar. 17, 24 & 31, Apr. 7 & 21,
Jun. 30, Jul. 14 & 28, Aug. 11 & 25, Sep. 8 & 22, 2014
Starting from $1,199 per person
Optional 8-night land program for $1,999 per person (2013)
& $2,099 per person (2014)

AmaWaterways is proud to offer the best ships on the Mekong, the AmaLotus and La Marguerite, both recipients of Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Awards in 2011 and 2012.

  • Our ships feature private balconies in most staterooms
  • Our “deluxe floating hotels” offer extra spacious staterooms & suites (226-624 sq. ft)
  • Complimentary, imported, free-flowing wines with every lunch & dinner
  • Complimentary house spirits, local beer, soft drinks & bottled water available throughout the day
  • Superb western-style cuisine as well as regionally-inspired dishes
  • Swimming pools, perfect for a refreshing dip
  • Convenient interior access to all facilities and decks
  • Friendly and professionally trained staff with personalized service
  • Professionally English-speaking guides & state-of-the-art personal audio system

Offer ends soon! Must book by July 31, 2013!

Additional 5% Early Booking Discount on 2014 sailings

Ask about our Solo Traveler’s Special
(Single supplement waived)

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 prices listed are in U.S. dollars and are based on double-occupancy in a Category C stateroom. Offers are valid for new FIT bookings only made by July 31, 2013. *40% discount is based on the cruise only price as listed in the brochure and applies to the specific dates listed above; $3,900 savings based on Luxury Suite pricing.**$1000 discount is per stateroom; complimentary upgrade is for one category upgrade only, excluding Suites (Suites to Luxury Suite) and is based on availability. From $1,199 rate is based on July 29 embarkation date based on double occupancy in a Cat. C stateroom Land program, airfares, port charges, visas, gratuities and incidental expenses are not included in the passenger offer price listed. 2014 departures receive an additional 5% Early Booking Discount. Promotions are limited to availability, not combinable with any other offers and are subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Princess Balcony Bonanza starts July 10th


Imagine this — the world’s most exotic destinations, and all from your balcony stateroom.

For a limited time only, get FREE balcony upgrades* to stunning destinations such as Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Tahiti & South Pacific and South America! Plus, you will also get up to $100 FREE onboard spending money per stateroom!^

Balcony staterooms and above: $100 per stateroom
Interior/oceanview staterooms: $50 per stateroom

This sale won’t last long so give me a call today to get the best selection of staterooms available!

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

*This promotion is not combinable with select offers. Free Balcony Upgrade refers to reserving a balcony stateroom for the price of an oceanview stateroom and may not be applicable on all cruises. 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 based select departure dates only. Fares for other dates and categories may vary. Oceanview stateroom may have an obstructed view. Fares are per person, non-air, cruise- or cruisetour-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. This offer applies to new bookings only, is capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger discount, including shipboard credits. 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 promotion code: RY7. Offer expires: July 24, 2013. Note: For assistance reserving a wheelchair-accessible stateroom, please contact customer service at 1-800-774-6237.

^Free onboard spending money is in the form of an onboard credit. Up to $100 USD onboard credit per stateroom applies to select sailings and varies according to category booked and sailing duration. Offer is applicable to first/second-berth passengers only. Third/fourth-berth passengers are not eligible. Passengers with single occupancy will receive the per stateroom credit amount. Onboard credit may be used on a single voyage only and expires at the end of that voyage. Offer is not transferable, is not combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits and applies to legal residents of the United States or Canada who are 21 years or older. Onboard credit is quoted in U.S. dollars. Void where prohibited by law. Reservations must be made and deposited between 12:01am on July 10, 2013 and 11:59pm PT on July 24, 2013. Deposits made under this promotion are non-refundable and non-transferable.

© 2013 Princess Cruises. Ships of Bermudan registry.