Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates January 10 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 10th 2013 through January 16th 2013 - 1 USD = 87.89 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).

Viking River Cruises Early Booking Discount


2014 Cruises at 2013 Prices!

Get 2-for-1 cruise pricing plus up to 2-for-1 airfare!*

River cruising—a better way to explore

River cruising is no longer a “best-kept secret”. As its popularity grows, please consider choosing Viking — the best in the business, offering the most exciting destinations, finest ships and crew, plus Viking owns and operates many docking locations, a great benefit for guests.

Now is the perfect time to book your next river cruise with our 2013 Special Savings Discount of up to 2-for-1 cruise and up to 2-for-1 international air*—or book a 2014 river cruise at the 2014 Early Booking Discount, with many itineraries featuring 2014 cruises at 2013 prices.

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 8, 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.

*Offer 03Echo (2013): 2-for-1 cruise and up to 2-for-1 international air (aboard MS Vienna on Romantic Danube; October departures of Russia itinerary; on Nov & Dec departures of Europe itineraries from BOS, EWR, NYC, PHL or PIT; on Cats C & above on May-Nov on Imperial Jewels of China; all other gateways available; call for pricing) are considered a single offer.

*2014EBD: 2-for-1 cruise and up to 2-for-1 air (on Russia itineraries from BOS, EWR, NYC, PHL or PIT; on China itinerary from LAX, SFO, PDX or SEA; all other gateways available; call for pricing) are considered a single offer. 2014 cruises at 2013 prices: Some itineraries are new, were sailed under different timeframes or were featured aboard other ships in 2013; in this case pricing is new for 2014. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. Must request offer code 2014EBD at time of booking. Must book and pay deposit by February 28, 2013 and pay in full by May 31, 2013. Offer expires February 28, 2013.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Cunard Special Offer - Europe and Air

cunard-logo.jpg Limited Time European Promotion

Save up to $1,200 per stateroom*.

Plus, save up to $1,000 per couple off airfare*

*Restrictions apply

56 Voyages On Sale!


Voyages to:

  • Mediterranean – 9 Voyages
  • Iberia & Canary Islands – 10 Voyages
  • Adriatic & Black Sea – 3 Voyages
  • Greece & Turkey – 5 Voyages
  • Northern Europe – 6 Voyages
  • Norwegian Fjords – 12 Voyages
  • Baltic – 6 Voyages
  • Iceland – 3 Voyages
  • Grand Voyages – 2 Voyages

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


*Save up to $1,200 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 Balcony staterooms (category BC) on the 26 May 2013 QUEEN ELIZABETH Norwegian Fjords & North Cape Explorer (Q313). 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.

Save up to $1,000 off airfare offer is per couple based on double occupancy and applies to a discount off of roundtrip flights booked through the Cunard® CompleteAir programme between 15 December 2012 and 31 March 2013 on select European voyages. Voyages of 12 days or more will receive a savings of $1,000 per couple. Voyages of 11 days or less will receive a savings of $300 per couple. 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. Additional airline baggage, change and cancellation fees may apply. Please call Cunard at (800) 728-6273 for more information and to book your flights. Air savings are not available on Transatlantic Crossings, Caribbean or Canada/New England Voyages.

Government fees & taxes are included in the advertised fares. Fares apply to minimum lead in 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 guests in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth berth guests. This offer is capacity controlled, is subject to change, and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past guest 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. Fares quoted in U.S. dollars. Please refer to the applicable Cunard brochure or for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all reservations. Please reference promotion code: RDA/RDB. Offer expires 31 March 2013.

Southern Sojourns on the American Queen


SAVE up to $750 per stateroom

  • 2-Category Stateroom Upgrade
  • No Single Supplement on inside cabins
  • 20% Single Supplement on outside staterooms

Included on every voyage:

  • FREE shore excursions
  • FREE luxury hotel night
  • FREE wine and beer with dinner
  • FREE cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage.

Offer ends January 31, 2013

The Mississippi River is simply enchanting throughout the month of March. Ornate southern gardens are in bloom with tulips, irises, daffodils and an assortment of other perennials. The weather is warm, but not too hot. The attractions are lively, but not overcrowded. And genuine southern hospitality abounds in the generous tradition of Spring Pilgrimage, when owners of ancestral plantations open their doors for tours of their historic homes. Board the American Queen and be transported through history to the Antebellum South on your paddlewheel-powered time machine.

Dixie Fest
7-Night Voyage: March 2-9, 2013
New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN
Fares from $2,495 per guest

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage

7-Night Voyage: March 9-16, 2013
Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA
Fares from $2,495 per guest

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage
8-Night Voyage: March 16-24, 2013
New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN
Fares from $2,920 per guest

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage
7-Night Voyage: March 24-31, 2013
Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA
Fares from $2,495 per guest

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage
7-Night Voyage: March 31-April 7, 2013
New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN
Fares from $2,495 per guest

For information and booking cruises worldwide please contact us or see the Cruise with Naka\’s page at:

http://www.nakastrav … eatured-cruises.html

Offer expires January 31, 2013. Savings of up to $750 are valid on all February and March 2013 voyages, and savings vary by stateroom occupancy. Save $750 per stateroom based on double occupancy; save $375 per stateroom based on single occupancy. Two-category stateroom upgrade applies to stateroom categories A through I only. No single supplement on inside cabin categories F or G, and 20% single supplement on outside staterooms applies to category E only. Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include air or land transportation. Port Charges of $69 to $159 per person are additional and not included in the fare. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and category of accommodations and may be withdrawn without notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply. The American Queen is owned and operated by the American Queen Steamboat Operating Company LLC, Inc.; is regularly inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard; is of American registry; and employs American officers, crew and staff.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The World’s Best Train has a very special offer

rocky-mountaineer-logo.jpg “Six-time winner of World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train.” (- World Travel Awards)

“The Best Train Experience in the World” (- Society of American Travel Writers)

“One of the world’s greatest trips” (- National Geographic)

Discover the beauty of the majestic Canadian Rockies on the award–winning Rocky Mountaineer rail journey.

When you book a qualifying holiday by March 28, 2013, you can take advantage of up to $800 per couple in added value!

Stay & Play FREE* - This offer won’t last long. Book Now!

Journey into the heart of the Canadian Rockies on the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train. All-daylight travel allows guests to enjoy breathtaking scenery while experiencing impeccable service, dining on delicious cuisine and making new friends from around the world.

When you book a qualifying Rocky Mountaineer holiday package† before March 28, 2013, use your Stay & Play added value credit towards customizing your holiday with your choice of these exciting options:

  • Extra hotel nights in any Rocky Mountaineer destination (including Vancouver, Seattle, Whistler, Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise and more)
  • Additional Tours in the Canadian Rockies (including Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour; Mountain, Lakes & Waterfalls Tour and more)
  • Whistler Sea to Sky Climb rail journey
  • Additional meals and meal plans
  • Transfers
  • Activities (including Jasper Tramway, Whistler Peak 2 Peak Gondola and more)
  • Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Cruise packages (the rail portion is the qualifier for the offer)

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

*Terms & Conditions: Offer valid on new 2013 bookings made in USA and Canada between December 31, 2012 and March 28, 2013. This offer is applicable to any Rocky Mountaineer holiday of four or more nights from the 2013 Rocky Mountaineer brochure. Deposits are required at the time of booking. Maximum offer value of $400 per adult bonus credit ($800 bonus per couple) is with qualifying holidays of seven nights or more in GoldLeaf Service. Bonus credit amount varies by package class of service and duration of holiday. Travel during the 2013 Rocky Mountaineer summer season between April and October. Applicable to single or double package tour prices; triple room bookings receive a lower per person credit. Qualifying packages can be purchased in any class of train travel or grade of accommodation. Credit must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retrospectively added. Credited option must be selected at the time of booking and can only be added to a Rocky Mountaineer package. An amendment fee of $50 CAD per booking will be charged for changes to the use of the credit after the booking has been confirmed. US guests will be charged the equivalent amount in USD at the time of amendment. Credits can only be used towards the purchase of additional services offered by Rocky Mountaineer-the credit cannot be used to upgrade rail service or accommodation and cannot be used against the price of the core package. Add-on credit values are expressed in CAD and will be converted to USD at time of booking at the exchange rate used for the package booking. US guests must pay in USD. Credit cannot be deferred to a later trip. Offer is not applicable to child prices, 2-day rail only bookings or Group Tour bookings. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. 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. SNP13-NA-CUST