Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates May 30 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 May 30th 2013 through June 5th 2013 - 1 USD = 102.17 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).

Friday, May 24, 2013

2-for-1 on Maiden Season Viking Ocean Cruises

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Viking River Cruises moves from the rivers to the Oceans with ocean cruising in 2015 on the maiden season of the Viking Star!

Look What Is Included In Your Cruise Fare:

  • Exceptional Accommodations aboard the brand-new Viking Star, custom designed to easily access the best destinations up close, with more time in port, including late evenings and overnights for longer exploring.
  • A Private Veranda including outdoor seating in every stateroom so you can see more during your journey
  • King-Size Beds & Spacious Showers in each stateroom
  • Staterooms Of Equal Or Greater Square Footage than comparable competitors’ cabins
  • Enriching Shore Excursions in each port of call, led by knowledgeable local guides
  • Cultural Enrichment for immersion in your destinations through recommended reading, onboard classes, port guides, destination talks, and performances of music, art, cooking, dance, history and cinema
  • World-Class Service from our friendly, knowledgeable, English-speaking staff trained to the highest standards
  • Our Viking Onboard Concierge for personalized assistance to help plan your perfect day
  • All Onboard Meals, custom-created with fresh local ingredients and offering choices of regional specialties
  • A Variety Of Dining Options from casual to private dining, with the most al fresco dining on the sea
  • Complimentary Restaurant Reservations* with your choice of multiple dining venues & times (including open seating)
  • Complimentary Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service
  • Complimentary Specialty Coffees & Teas available 24 hours
  • Complimentary Wi-fi so you can remain connected
  • Complimentary Self-Service Laundry facilities on multiple decks
  • Complimentary 24-Hour Room Service for that nibble whenever you crave
  • All Port Charges & Government Taxes—no nickel and diming

2015 Early Booking Discount

Early Booking Discount savings are available; prices are per person. Plus receive a $1,000 discount on roundtrip airfare!

Offer expires Jul 31. Ask for EBD.

2015 Early Booking Discount: On all sail dates the discount is per stateroom based on double occupancy. The 2-for-1 cruise and international air discount are considered a single offer. International air does not have to be purchased to get cruise offer. Must request offer EBD at time of booking. Must book and pay in full by December 31, 2013. Offer expires July 31, 2013.

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates May 23 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 May 23rd 2013 through May 29th 2013 - 1 USD = 102.17 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).

Monday, May 20, 2013

Freestyle Dash May 21-24 2013

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MAY 21 - 24 ONLY:

The Freestyle DASH is on! Which means, now’s your last chance to book an unforgettable summer cruise vacation on one of our award-winning Norwegian ships, and receive up to $250 to spend on board. Plus, we’ll help you get on your way with up to $1000 in air credits. This summer, explore any of our exciting destinations including The Caribbean, Europe, Alaska or even Hawai’i. Make friends with a sea turtle. Get splashed by a breaching whale in the Pacific. Or simply relax under cascading waterfalls in Maui. What will you do on your summer vacation?

But, unlike the lasting memories you’ll make, this offer ends soon.

Book your Norwegian vacation between May 21 – 24 and receive:

  • Up to $250 to spend onboard
  • Up to $1000 in air credits
  • Reduced deposit
  • Discount if you are an AARP member
  • Military discount, if applicable

This offer ends soon, so book today!

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 and let us show you what Freestyle Cruising is all about.

Program Code: DASHSALE
*1 & 2 Day sailings are excluded from the offer. Offer is for New individual FIT Reservations and New Group and FS Delegates. 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. Guests who cancel and rebook must accept this promotion’s Terms and Conditions. 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 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. 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

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Discover the Canadian Rockies by Rail with a Free* Upgrade

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BOOK NOW AND RECEIVE A FREE* UPGRADE

Join us onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train, an inspiring journey through Canada’s West and the Canadian Rockies that has been called one of the “World’s Greatest Trips” by National Geographic. Rocky Mountaineer’s refined service, stunning scenery and gourmet cuisine will make your next travel experience truly unforgettable.

Now is the time to take advantage of this extraordinary experience with the Free Upgrade Offer* —Book a qualifying Rocky Mountaineer holiday package of four nights or more by June 28, 2013 and receive a free rail seat upgrade on select dates in 2013. Now is the time to Discover the Canadian Rockies GoldLeaf Service

Space is Limited. Upgrade for Free today!

For a limited time, book a qualifying Rocky Mountaineer holiday package of four nights or more on select dates in 2013 and receive a free rail seat upgrade*

REDLEAF SERVICE
guests receive a free rail seat upgrade to SilverLeaf Service

SILVERLEAF SERVICE
guests receive a free rail seat upgrade to GoldLeaf Service

GOLDLEAF & GOLDLEAF DELUXE SERVICE
guests receive a $400 credit towards the package price

See more on the Naka’s Travel Rocky Mountaineer page, or contact Naka’s Travel to book your trip today!

*Offer valid on new, qualifying 2013 bookings with a land tour portion of 4 nights or more, made between May 6, 2013 and June 28, 2013. This offer is available on select dates only. Availability of seats is limited. The offer is available on a first come, first served basis. There is no discount or credit if the seat upgrade is unavailable. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. The rail seat upgrade is an onboard upgrade only; accommodation is NOT upgraded free of charge. Upgrade must be requested at the time of booking, by quoting code FREEUPGRADE. Not applicable to 2-day rail only bookings or 3 nights Classic Rail Vacation packages. Not available to Group Tour Bookings. If SilverLeaf Service is not available on a particular date for this offer, but GoldLeaf Service is, RedLeaf Service guests receive 50% off the cost of an upgrade to GoldLeaf Service. US guests must pay in USD. Deposits are required at the time of booking.  Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply.