Friday, May 3, 2013

Norwegians Jump on Free Upgrades

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Free Balcony Upgrades on Select Sailings

Ask about FREE airfare**.

MAY 5 - 19 2013 ONLY

Enjoy a better view - for free! Book an unforgettable vacation with Norwegian Cruise Line, and get free balcony upgrades on select sailings*. So pack your sense of adventure or pack the whole family and enjoy a spectacular vacation with a view. Snorkel in the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Explore the majestic scenery and wildlife in Alaska. Hang ten along Waikiki Beach. Do more with the freedom of Freestyle Cruising®, award-winning ships and free balcony upgrades.

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

Book from May 5 - 19 and enjoy:

  • Free balcony upgrades on select sailings*
  • Discounts for AARP members
  • Military discounts, if applicable

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 of 11 ships and let us show you what Freestyle Cruising is all about.

*Offer: Free balcony upgrades. Promo Code:EASYFARE. Promo Code: UPGRADE (online booking engine SABRE only). Booking Window 4/28/2013 - 5/19/2013. Applicable Destination: 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 minisuite 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 Reservations and New Group and FS Delegates. 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 can not be held as group block. 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. 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, Norwegegian Cruise Line strongly recommends the purchase of Travel Protection on all bookings. Government taxes and fees are additional. 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. 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 is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ registry: BAHAMAS and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ©2013 NCL Corporation Ltd

** Offer: Free airfare for select bookings. Promo Code: AIRCRED Booking Window: 5/5/2013 - 5/19/2013. This offer is per person based on double occupancy in US dollars. Third through eight berthed guests pay prevailing air add-on rate. Offers are based on availability, for select sailings, capacity controlled, subject to change or cancel 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 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 Packages. Air discount changes will recalculate based on category booked and effective date change was made . All air penalties are applicable for air gateway changes or cancellations. Singles paying 200% of the rate are eligible. Travel Partners using Sabre’s booking engine must book Air offers by selecting Best Fare. 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. 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. 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 2, 2013

Winter Europe 2013-14 with Insight Vacations

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Visit Europe from November to April
SAVE UP TO 24% OFF summer prices.

  • INCLUSIVE INSIGHT Hallmarks
  • Premium Hotels in Desirable Central and Scenic Locations.
  • Exceptional Sightseeing and Priority Admissions.
  • Dine-Around and Highlight Evenings.
  • Wine Tastings and Cooking Demonstrations.
  • Business Class Legroom on all Touring Coaches.
  • Small Group Sizes, Maximum 40 Guests, Average 32.
  • Hotel and Restaurant Tips and Luggage Handling.
  • Door to Door Transportation for all included
  • Touring, Sightseeing, Excursions and Dining.

Early Payment Discount

Book AND pay early to enjoy incredible savings OF UP TO $1074 per couple!*

Pay in full before Jul 10th, 2013 The earlier you book, the more you can SAVE!

Contact Naka’s Travel to book now, or see the Tour With Naka’s page for more escorted vacations around the world!

Insight Vacations provides premium escorted motorcoach vacations throughout Britain, Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia the Eastern Mediterranean and North America.

In 1978, its first year, the company had a handful of staff in London and carried just 5700 passengers. Today, Insight has a team of professionals throughout the world, plays host to over 100,000 guests per year and has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and the UK. The company has also appointed specialist agents in Argentina, Brazil, Mauritius, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan and China.

Insight has achieved many important Tour Operator ‘Firsts’ over the years including, in 1983, being the first scheduled tour operator to win ‘the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement’ from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

‘The Art of Touring in Style’ lies at the very heart of Insight philosophy. Our carefully chosen unique features and impeccable service standards enable us to deliver exceptional quality, unequalled value, unforgettable memories and personal freedom at levels currently unrivalled elsewhere in the industry.

You will travel with companions from all over the English speaking world - England, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Singapore and more. Relax and capture the spirit of Europe and North America while we take care of every detail. From Great Britain to the European continent, from Turkey to the wonders of Israel and Egypt and the breathtaking National Parks and exciting cities of America and Canada, we invite you to experience the Insight difference and travel in style and comfort.

*Applies only to tours featuring the 7.5% ‘Early Payment Discount’ in the price panel - see our new 2013/14 Winter brochure. The $1074 per couple savings is based on the 7.5% ‘Early Payment Discount’ combined with the 5% ‘Frequent Traveler Discount’ for past Insight Guests. Savings reflect the Dec. 24, 2013 departure of 17 Day - Highlights of Europe tour. CST No. 20687545-20.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates May 2 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 2nd 2013 through May 8th 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.

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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, April 26, 2013

3 For All on Cunard!

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images_hdr-PIO.jpg Take your place on an extraordinary European adventure. Immerse yourself in Cunard’s unique legacy of tradition, extraordinarily modern comforts, personalised service and British hospitality.

Choose to sail the Mediterranean: two-thousand-year-old cities, whitewashed villages clinging to rugged slopes, and perfectly manicured vineyards. Visit Northern European destinations from the breathtaking fjords of the Norwegian coast to the imperial palaces and cathedrals of the majestic “Venice of the North,” St. Petersburg. Join QUEEN MARY 2, QUEEN VICTORIA or QUEEN ELIZABETH on select voyages throughout Europe, from the British Isles to Iceland, the Mediterranean or the sunny Iberian Peninsula.

Take advantage of Cunard’s special Three for All savings. Plus, receive up to $1,400 off fares per stateroom* with fares starting from $1,359*.

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

Cunard Line, operator of the most famous ocean liners in the world, sails legendary voyages including Transatlantic Crossings and World Voyages. Sailing the world’s oceans for over 170 years, Cunard was the first to operate a Transatlantic liner service between England and America and is the only company to provide regularly scheduled service today. Cunard was also the first to sail an around the world voyage in 1922. Cunard Line is the most iconic British liner company in the world sailing flagship Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria - Cunard honors its British heritage by maintaining traditions on board, including a traditional English pub, white-gloved afternoon tea service and Royal Nights themed formal balls

*RESTRICTIONS

New bookings only. Save up to $1,400 per stateroom offer is based on a per person discount off applicable Early Booking Fares on a space available basis at time of reservation in Inside (category IC) staterooms on the 17 August 2013 QUEEN ELIZABETH St. Petersburg & Baltic Explorer sailing (Q320). $1,359 fare is based on Inside Stateroom (category IC) on the 3 Dec 2013 QUEEN ELIZABETH 10-day Mediterranean Gems (Q329) sailing. Savings in other categories and on other voyages may vary. Early Booking 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. On Board Credit offer of $400 is per stateroom ($200 per person), based on double occupancy for voyages included in this mailer. Singles paying the single supplement earn the equivalent of the per stateroom On Board Credit.

Save up to $400 off airfare offer is per stateroom based on double occupancy, applies to a discount off roundtrip flights booked through the Cunard® CompleteAir programme by 31 May 2013 for voyages included in this mailer only and applies only to roundtrip flights. Roundtrip flights are flights which depart from and arrive back into the same airport. For one way flights or flights which return to a different airport, the discount will be halved. Passengers will receive an air savings of $200 per person including 3rd/4th berth passengers. Additional airline baggage, change and cancellation fees may apply. Please call Cunard at (800) 728-6273 for more information and to book your flights. Government fees & taxes ranging from $50–$185 are included in the advertised fares.

Free gratuities offer is based on pre-payment of suggested gratuities in the amounts of $13.50 per person per day for Grills accommodations and $11.50 per person per day for Britannia accommodations. Free Gratuities offer is not available for third/fourth-berth passengers. Offer is not transferable and may not be combinable with other select offers or other On Board Credit. Free gratuities are applicable to bookings made and deposited by 31 May 2013 for voyages included in this mailer only.

Fares apply to minimum stateroom categories on a space-available basis at time of reservation. Fares for other categories not shown may vary. Fares are per person, do not include air travel, are voyage 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 is capacity-controlled, is subject to change, and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger discount, including On Board Credit. Offer is available to residents of the 50 United States, Canada, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older who receive this offer. Fares quoted in U.S. dollars. Please refer to the applicable Cunard brochure or Cunard.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all reservations. Ask about our applicable air add-on programme. Please reference promotion code: RDB/RDC/RDD/RDE. Offer expires 31 May 2013. Ships’ Registry: Bermuda. ©CUNARD 2013. The CUNARD logo and logotype are registered trademarks of Carnival plc, an English company trading as Cunard Line. QUEEN MARY2, QUEEN VICTORIA, and QUEEN ELIZABETH are trademarks owned by CUNARD. All rights reserved in the United States and other countries.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

ANA Changes International Baggage Policy

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Amendment of ANA’s International Baggage Policy

TOKYO April 25, 2013 - ANA, Japan’s largest airline, today announces changes to its baggage policy for international flights. The changes apply to tickets all issued on or after Saturday June 1, 2013.

Baggage rules around the world have become increasingly complex as a result of IATA deregulation, which allows individual airlines to freely adopt their own baggage regulations. Coupled with this, changes to the US Department of Transport baggage rules, which came into effect from July 2012, mean that the baggage policy on code-share flights is determined by the first or most significant “marketing carrier” (the airline selling the ticket) rather than the “œoperating carrier” (the airline operating the flight).

ANA Group has strong partnerships with a number of airlines around the globe, enabling it to provide comprehensive travel routes for its customers. In order to consistently improve ease of travel for our customers, ANA is working to standardize baggage rules with its partner airlines. ANA aims to provide an easy-to-understand, simple service by ensuring that, in the vast majority of cases, a single set of baggage rules is applied even when passengers fly on code-share flights, transfer to another airline, or fly outbound and return flights on different airlines.

Date of Application:
For tickets issued on/after Saturday, June 1, 2013.

(1) Economy Class Check-in Baggage Allowance
Free baggage allowance will change from 2 pieces to 1 piece.

(2) Check-in Baggage Size - All Travel Classes
Total linear dimensions for the applicable baggage will change from 203cm (80in) to 158cm (62in).

(3) Excess Baggage Fees

  • 2nd Check-in Bag (Honolulu <-> Japan): USD $100
  • 3rd Check-in Bag (Honolulu <-> Japan): USD $200