Friday, January 25, 2013

Christmas in January - 40% Off Holiday Cruise Fares


Save up to 40% on your holiday river cruise this year!


Christmas on the Rhine
7-night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam or reverse
With visits to festive Christmas Markets in Basel, Strasbourg, Speyer,
Heidelberg and Cologne
U.S. Departure Dates: December 8 & 19, 2013
Starting from $1,499 per person
Optional 4-night land program in Zurich & Lucerne for $1,040 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,249 for one stateroom

Christmas Time Cruise
7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest or reverse
With visits to festive Christmas Markets in Vienna, Budapest,
Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau and Linz
U.S. Departure Dates: Nov. 24 & 27,
Dec. 6, 8, 11, 13, 17, 20, 22 & 25, 2013
Starting from $1,379 per person
Optional 2-night land program in Prague for $460 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,069 for one stateroom

Blue Danube Discovery
7-night cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg
U.S. Departure Dates: Nov. 17 & 20, 2013
Starting from $1,439 per person
Optional 2-night land program in Budapest & 3-night land program
in Prague for $1,150 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,159 for one stateroom

The Romantic Danube Christmas
7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen
U.S. Departure Date: Dec. 22, 2013
Starting from $1,499 per person
Optional 3-night land program in Prague for $690 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,249 for one stateroom

Magnificent Christmas Cruise
14-night cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam
U.S. Departure Date: Dec. 17, 2013
Starting from $2,879 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $4,319 for one stateroom

Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong
7-night cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Land Start Dates: Dec. 10 & 24, 2013
Starting from $1,619 per person
Optional land program in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap & Ho Chi Minh
City for $1,999 per person plus Intra-Asia airfare of $300 per person
Solo Traveler Special: Cruise starting from $2,429 for one stateroom

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: Rates listed are in U.S. dollars; reflects applicable savings; based on double occupancy in Cat. E (Mekong - Cat. C) and vary per departure. Total savings listed is based on double occupancy. Offers are valid on new FIT reservations booked from January 22 to February 28, 2013. 40% discount is based on the cruise only price as listed in the brochure and excludes Cat. L Suites on the Mekong. Land program, airfare, port charges and gratuities are not included in the price listed. Solo traveler offer includes 40% discount on the cruise fare and single supplement. Promotions are limited to availability and are not combinable with any other offers. Availability is limited on each cruise and the offer is subject to change or discontinuation without notice, offer is capacity controlled. Specific terms and conditions apply to each offer; please ask for details. Other restrictions may apply. CST#2065452-40.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 24 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 January 24th 2013 through January 30th 2013 - 1 USD = 89.56 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).

Save up to $1,000 on both cruises AND airfare!*

princess-curise-logo.gif Cruise Deals & Air Steals

Save up to $1,000 on both
Cruises AND Airfare!*

Save up to $1,000* on cruises to Europe and Alaska.

Plus, for a limited time only, they’ll save up to an additional $1,000* on airfare
for two people!

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

12-day Greek Isles
Between Rome and Venice

Fares based on Ruby Princess® 5/24/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes up to $70 are included.
Interior From: $2,219 $1,869*

12-day Grand Mediterranean
Between Barcelona and Rome

Fares based on Royal Princess® 9/3/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes up to $95 are included.
Interior From: $2,389 $2,244*

12-day Holy Land
Between Athens and Venice,
Between Athens and Rome

Fares based on Pacific Princess® 5/27/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes up to $150 are included.
Interior From: $2,799 $2,149

12-day British Isles
Roundtrip Southampton

Fares based on Caribbean Princess® 5/24/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes up to $145 are included.
Interior From: $2,294 $1,944*

11-day Scandinavia & Russia
Roundtrip Copenhagen

Fares based on Emerald Princess® 5/23/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes up to $180 are included.
Interior From: $2,229 $2,129*

7-day Alaska
Between Vancouver and Anchorage,
Roundtrip Seattle,
Roundtrip San Francisco (10-day)

Fares based on Golden Princess® 5/12/13 sailing.
Government fees and taxes up to $150 are included.
Interior From: $899 $849*

Plus, Princess Cruises past passengers are eligible for up to $200 in FREE onboard spending money 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 $1,000 off per stateroom ($500 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. This offer applies to new bookings only, is capacity controlled and is not combinable with group offers. Offer is not transferable and 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.

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 December 27, 2012 and March 15, 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 December 27, 2012 and 11:59pm PST on March 15, 2013 Up to $200 USD free onboard spending money per stateroom ($100 per person) is applicable to first/second-berth passengers booked on voyages listed in this mailer only. Third-/fourth-berth passengers are not eligible. Passengers with single occupancy will receive the per stateroom 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. 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. Reference promotion code: PLA/RD*. Offer expires: March 15, 2013.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Trafalgar: Save up to $1100 per couple to Europe and Britain

trafalgar-logo.png SAVE UP TO $1,100 per couple*
on 2013 Europe guided vacations!

HURRY! Ends February 28, 2013

You can visit the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin to learn how to pour the perfect pint, be an invited guest of an Italian Count at his private villa or uncover the secret behind an 18th century windmill when you travel with Trafalgar. On Trafalgar’s 2013 First Class Europe & Britain program, we’ll take you on an insider’s path to incredible value in Europe revealing Europe’s hidden places, local people and traditions you won’t find any other way.

Not only have Trafalgar dropped as much as 13% for 2013, Trafalgar is also offering incredible savings of up to $1,800 per couple. Start the new year off right with our limited-time Early Payment Savings:

  • Save up to $1,100 per couple with Trafalgar’s 7.5% Early Payment Discount on 2013 Europe vacations booked and paid in full by February 28, 2013*
  • Past Guests save up to $1,800 per couple with our 7.5% Early Payment Discount, plus 5% Past Guest Travel Club discount. ^This also applies to past guests of our sister companies – Insight, Uniworld, Brendan, African Travel and Contiki!
  • This promotion is combinable with all brochure discounts, including our 5% Friends & Family.

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.

Terms and Conditions: *Save up to $1,100 per couple ($550 per person) is based on Trafalgar’s 7.5% Early Payment Discount when full payment is received by February 28, 2013. Early Payment Discount savings will vary by itinerary and is not valid on all vacations and/or departure dates –see 2013 First Class Europe & Britain brochure or Pricing and Availability itinerary page online for valid dates and savings amounts. Sample savings is based on Trafalgar’s European Supreme itinerary departing 08/11/13. Discount is not valid with other promotional offers, but may be combined with most brochure discounts. Subject to availability and offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions apply. ^Save up to $1,800 per couple based on Travel Club Discount (Frequent Traveler Discount) and Early Payment Discount for European Supreme departing 8/11/13. Travel Club Discount valid one per person, per year; not applicable on all itineraries; must be booked within 5 years of last trip; other conditions apply. CST#2077132-20

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Chateaux, Rivers and Wine: Viking River Cruises in 2014


Raise a glass to the good life on this breathtaking river cruise

Caressed by Atlantic breezes, the vineyards that cover the rolling hills along the rivers of Aquitaine have for centuries produced France’s most remarkable wines: Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Sauternes, Médoc and Margaux are but a handful of the appellations that make Bordeaux wines world-famous. At the region’s heart, the city of Bordeaux stretches along the river bank, inviting visitors to savor its grand architecture, tempting cafes and superb museums. Celebrate joie de vivre in this land of wine and oysters, truffles and cognac, as you cruise the Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers. Limited-time offer: get 2-for-1 cruise pricing and save $1,000 per couple on all-inclusive air with our 2014 Early Booking Discount.

Offer expires February 28

The Viking Longships—taking a quantum leap

Elegant. Stylish. Exceptionally comfortable. From the moment you enter the glass-walled, sunlit lobby, you realize that these ships are unlike any others on Europe’s rivers. Viking’s fleet has always had a tradition of setting new standards. The Viking Longships celebrate our heritage while taking a quantum leap in engineering, design and quality.

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

Offer applies to new bookings only as of January 17, 2013. Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date, and include transfers plus all government taxes and fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Paid Business or Premium Economy Class may require travel in economy on flights within the United States and Europe. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change until full payment of air is received. If air is not purchased from Viking transfers may be purchased separately. Forced overnight/transit hotel may be included with purchase of roundtrip international air from Viking in which flights arrive/depart on ship/hotel check-in/check-out day (not combinable with custom air, stopovers or deviations). All transfers, included with airfare or purchased separately, must be with flights arrive/depart on ship or included hotel check-in/check-out day only. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply; click here to learn more about airline baggage allowances and fees.

*2014EBD: 2-for-1 cruise and $1,000 off per couple ($500 per person) on international air are considered a single offer. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise offer. Must request offer 2014EBD at time of booking and pay a $500-per-person deposit by February 28, 2013 with balance paid in full by May 31, 2013. Offer expires February 28, 2013. Other restrictions may apply.