Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Holland America Line Sail and Save - until February 28th


Savor expansive views and sea breezes in an ocean-view or verandah stateroom—and save with incredible Sail & Save Event fares.

  • Save up to 50%*
  • FREE or reduced cruise fares for 3rd/4th guests*
  • FREE or reduced Hotel stays*

Book today for best selection and to take advantage of these extraordinary values.

Alaska Cruises - Fares from $599*, FREE Hotel Stay*

Alaska CruiseTours - Fares from $999*, FREE Hotel Stay*

Asia & Pacific - Fares from $799*

Australia & New Zealand - Fares from $1,149*

Canada & New England - Fares from $499*, FREE Hotel Stay*

Caribbean - Fares from $499*

Europe - Fares from $699*

Hawaii & Tahiti - Fares from $1,999*

Mexico - Fares from $599*

Panama Canal - Fares from $1,199*

South America - Fares from $799*

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

For more than 139 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you’ve come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

*Fuel supplement has been suspended. Holland America Line reserves the right to reinstate the fuel supplement for all guests at up to $9 per person per day should the price of light sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index) increase above $70 per barrel. Please consult our website for current information. Fares are based on Promo(s) RH & RT. Featured fares are per person based on double occupancy, cruise or cruisetour only. Fares are in U.S. dollars. All savings amounts are included in the fares shown. Government Fees & Taxes are additional and range from $62.83 to $1531.24. Subject to availability. Upgrade offers are valid on select sailings and in select categories only. R-Tours include air transportation between Fairbanks/Anchorage and Seattle, overnight accommodations in Seattle and a motorcoach transfer between Vancouver and Seattle. Free Seattle/Vancouver/Fairbanks/Anchorage hotel offer for Alaska cruises and CruiseTours (Y1-Y6, D1-D5, D8-D9) is based on Promo HT, double occupancy and applicable only to verandah suites: PS-BB on ms Amsterdam, ms Statendam, ms Zaandam and ms Volendam; PS-SY on ms Oosterdam and ms Zuiderdam. Free Québec City hotel offer for Canada & New England cruises is based on Promo HT, double occupancy and applicable only to verandah suites: PS-BC on ms Veendam. Reduced hotel offer is for select Asia, South America and Transatlantic cruises and applicable to all stateroom categories. Government Fees & Taxes are included in all hotel offers. Third/fourth offer based on sharing a stateroom with 1st and 2nd guests, are valid on select sailings, and are based on Promo Z3. Third/fourth child offer applicable to ages 17 and under. Government Fees & Taxes apply to all 3rd/4th offers. For more information about our stateroom categories and suite descriptions, to view deck plans and for full terms and conditions applicable to your cruise, please refer to www.hollandamerica.comor the appropriate Holland America brochure. Offers are capacity controlled, and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Ships’ Registry: The Netherlands.

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Love Boat Sale - February 14-18 2013


The Love Boat Sale!

5 Days Only - February 14th - 18th 2013

Don’t miss these heart-skipping Love Boat Sale deals!

From Thursday, February 14th, to Monday, February 18th, save up to $1,700 per stateroom* on some of the most romantic cruise destinations in Europe!* Plus get up to $100 FREE onboard spending money^ to spend on that special someone in the Lotus Spa® or one of the duty-free boutiques onboard! Plus, if you book by Monday, February 18th, you can also save up to $1,000 on airfare for two people^ when you book with Princess eZAir®.

This sale is only 5 days so hurry and call before you miss out on this heart-pounding deal!

P.S. — Check out some sample itineraries below!

All fares shown already include all applicable government fees and taxes — what you see is what you pay!

12-day Greek Isles
May-November 2013
Fares based on Ruby Princess® 5/24/13 sailing
Government fees and taxes of $70 included and subject to change.
Interior fares from $1,769*

12-day British Isles
May-August 2013
Fares based on Caribbean Princess® 5/24/13 sailing
Government fees and taxes of $145 included and subject to change.
Interior fares from $1,844*

12-day Holy Land
May-November 2013
Fares based on Pacific Princess® 5/27/13 sailing
Government fees and taxes of $150 included and subject to change.
Interior fares from $2,049*

11-day Scandinavia & Russia
May-August 2013
Fares based on Emerald Princess® 6/3/13 sailing
Government fees and taxes of $180 included and subject to change.
Interior fares from $2,079*

12-day Grand Mediterranean
July-September 2013
Fares based on Royal Princess® 9/15/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes of $95 included and subject to change.
Interior fares from $2,089*

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 past passenger offers. Not all fares are eligible for this offer. Save up to $1,700 per stateroom ($850 per person) is based on a per person 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 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. Princess reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of up to $9 per person per day on all passengers if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel, even if fares have been paid in full. This offer applies to new bookings only, 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 for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Reference promotion code: R5B. Offer expires: February 18, 2013.

^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. Reservations must be made and deposited between 12:01am on February 14, 2013 and 11:59pm PST on February 18, 2013. Deposits made under this promotion are non-refundable and non-transferable. 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.Up to $1,000 off air for two people ($500 per person) applies to a per person discount off roundtrip flights booked through Princess eZAir between February 14, 2013 and February 18, 2013, for selected voyages listed in this communication only. Passengers traveling with single occupancy get the per person discount. Additional airline baggage and change and cancellation fees may apply. Please visit for information and to book your flights. Reservations must be made and deposited between 12:01am on February 14, 2013 and 11:59pm PST on February 18, 2013

© 2013 Princess Cruises. Ships of Bermudan registry.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates February 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 February 7th 2013 through February 13th 2013 - 1 USD = 92.48 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).

Monday, February 4, 2013

Insight Vacations Special Interest Tours


Throughout the year, Insight operate a variety of special-interest tours based around particular themes or lifestyle interests like art, history, gardens, photography or wine. These tours include the same knowledgeable Insight Tour Directors, superb hotels and meticulous planning, and many are accompanied by specialist experts in their field. So, if you’ve dreamt of sampling Chianti in the cypress studded hills of Tuscany or are eager to learn new techniques for capturing iconic European landmarks with a professional photographer, here’s the place to start.

Paris to Barcelona - Splendours of France & Spain (19 Days)

STARTS 04 MAY 2013
STARTS 28 SEP 2013

From the tree lined boulevards of Paris to the dusty plains of La Mancha, get ready for a diversity of landscapes and flavours. The proud influences of Gallic, Hispanic and Moorish peoples are expressed in the language, customs, food, wine and architecture of these two great countries.

Visiting: Paris, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Ronda, Granada & the Alhambra, Caves of Nerja, Valencia, Barcelona and Montserrat.

Travel Forum Tour to Poland & Bohemia 2014 (20 Days)


Each year, Insight’s CEO & President John Boulding joins guests on a tour planned by the Travel Forum Members themselves! In 2014 it’s Poland. Why not join the Insight Travel Forum and get involved with the planning, you will also be one of the first to know when this tour is available to book. It’s always popular and sells out quick.

Visiting: Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Bratislava, Hradec Kralove, Wroclaw, Torun, Gdansk, Warsaw, Lublin, Zamosc, Zakopane, Krakow, Auschwitz and Wadowice

Wine Tour - Country Roads & Vineyards of Italy (16 Days)

STARTS 11 MAY 2013
STARTS 21 SEP 2013

Italy is home to some of the world’s most famous wines and cuisine. What could be better than combining a love of travel with your passion for Italian food and wine? With someone to introduce you to the rustic local wineries of Italy (and someone to drive), you know it makes sense!

Visiting: Rome, Orvieto, Montefalco, Borgo San Luigi, Florence, Chianti, Acqui Terme, Cinque Terre, Parma, Modena, Verona and Venice

Picture Perfect Italy (19 Days)

STARTS 09 SEP 2013
STARTS 16 SEP 2013

Join a professional photographer for a leisurely journey through one of the most photographed countries of the world, capturing the rich diversity of Italy’s dramatic and scenic landscapes.

Visiting: Venice, the Dolomites, the Italian Lakes, Santa Margherita & Portofino, Tuscany, San Gimignano, Cinque Terre, Orvieto, Positano, Capri and Rome.

There are only one or two departures each year and space is limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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.

Friday, February 1, 2013

February Special Offers by Collette Vacations!


February 2013 Collette Vacations
Special offers of the month!

Valid February 1 – 28, 2013 – don’t wait, book now!

Save up to $250 per person on all Europe Tours!*
Use Promo Code: L267-AX1-918

Exploring the Alpine Countries
Alpine Family Adventures
Alpine Lakes and Scenic Trains
Barcelona & Madrid Getaway
British Landscapes
Christmas on the Danube
Classic Christmas Markets
Classical Turkey
Colors of Provence
Countryside of the Emerald Isle
Tuscan & Umbrian Countryside
Crossroads of Sicily
Cruising the Best of Scandinavia
Discover Croatia
Discover Portugal’s Treasures
Discover Scotland
Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria
Discover the French Riviera
Discovering Poland
England’s Treasures
Exploring Greece and Its Islands
Exploring Ireland & Scotland
Imperial Cities
Inspiring Iceland
Ireland’s Coastal Treasures
Shades of Ireland with Northern Ireland
France Magnifique
Italian Vistas
Spain’s Classics and Portugal
Israel: Journey to the Holy Land
Italian Lakes and Greek Islands
Italy Family Discovery
Italy’s Treasures
Legendary Waterways of Europe
London and Paris
London and Paris Family Discovery
Reflections of Italy
Portugal and Its Islands
Rome & The Amalfi Coast
Sunny Portugal
From Rome to Paris
Russian River Cruise
Shades of Ireland
Southern Italy & Sicily
Spain’s Classics
Treasures of France
Spain’s Costa del Sol & the Portuguese Riviera
Treasures of Tuscany & Provence
Tuscany and the Italian Riviera
The Gardens of London
The Beauty of Britain
Eternal Gardens of Rome
Gardens & Villas of the Italian Lakes
Portugal’s Gardens
Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe
Netherlands, Belgium & Paris
Gardens of the Loire
Exploring Britain and Ireland

Save $100 per person on all USA or Canada Tour!*
Use Promo Code: L285-AX1-918

Hawaiian Adventure
The Wild West & Yellowstone Family Adventure
California Coast
America’s Music Cities
California New Year’s Getaway
Southern Charm
Branson Musical Holiday
Pacific Northwest & California
Southern Charm Holiday
Canyon Country
Trains, Wineries & Treasures of No. California
Mackinac Island
National Parks of America
Colors of New England
Trains of the Colorado Rockies
New England Back Roads
South Dakota - The Black Hills & Badlands
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Mississippi River Adventure
Heritage of America
Islands of New England
America’s Cowboy Country
New York City Holiday
San Antonio Getaway
New York City
San Antonio Holiday
American Spirit Family Discovery
Washington, D.C.
Canada’s Atlantic Coast
The Best of Eastern Canada
Exploring the Maritimes
Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park
Canadian Rockies by Train
Resorts of the Rockies
Canadian Rockies Family Discovery
Gardens of American History
Historic Gardens of America’s Northeast
Heart of the South
Alaska Discovery (Free cabin upgrade, Outside to Balcony)

Contact us to book your Collette Vacation today, or see the Tour with Naka\’s Page for more information about Collette Vacations tour packages.

* Offer is valid on new retail bookings only made between 2/1/13 – 2/28/13 for travel between 2/1/13 – 8/31/13 on any of the tours listed above. (For Alaska offer, call for details) Offers can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offers are not valid on group or existing bookings or combinable with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply. Offer savings of up to $250 per person is arrived at as follows: Europe savings of $250 per person; RHS savings of $200 per person. Some restrictions may apply. Discount varies by tour. Call for details.