The hearts of discoverers beat faster when the Zodiacs of the BREMEN land on remote islands and you experience a facet of the South Seas which is unknown to most people. Unfamiliar peoples, pristine nature and the colourful underwater world augur impressions that will surprise you time and time again and captivate your senses.
from Singapore to Tokyo
|Cruise dates:||from 03.04.2013 to 24.04.2013 (22 days)|
| Your ship:|| MS BREMEN|
| Cruise number:|| BRE1306|
This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.
Vanuatu's Abundant Nature
Blue lagoons, white sandy beaches and a colourful underwater world - you will immediately understand why Vanuatu is said to be home to the happiest people in the world. On Efate, you will gain enthralling insights into Vanuatu's cultural heritage* in the rainforest. The "bushmen" of the village of Jarofa will show you how they have adapted their way of living to the wilderness. Alternatively, you can set out on an adventurous hike to the Mele Cascades Waterfalls*, which also takes you to various idyllic spots that are ideal for swimming.
Dream Destination for Discoverers - the Solomon Islands
Only an authentic expedition ship like the BREMEN and her manoeuvrable Zodiacs offer you the opportunity to explore the rugged landscape of the Solomon Islands and their exotic charm. Visit their pristine beaches and look forward to encounters with cultures that frequently appear mysterious. You will experience the cordiality of the inhabitants for the first time when you are welcomed by the village elder on Nendoe. Following a Zodiac landing on Santa Ana Island, you will be equally thrilled by the wonderful white beaches and the genuineness of the locals. Only few visitors have the chance to witness the impressive welcome ritual of the warriors of the village of Ghupana with their spears. The BREMEN will set course for two true insiders' tips in the remote island world for the first time. Far away from the usual routes, the Zodiacs will take you to a lonely lagoon off the coast of Uipi Island, where you can snorkel and swim to your heart's desire. And on the tiny Pirumeri Island, you are free to immerse yourself in the life of the islanders with their colourful dances and their singing.
Spectacular Papua New Guinea
More than 600 islands make up Papua New Guinea, which owes many of its beauties to the subterranean forces of the fire. Sailing into the port of Rabaul is also an unforgettable moment - the town is surrounded by six volcanoes, some of which are still active. A helicopter flight over the volcanic landscape* will reveal even more spectacular sights. The excursion Rabaul and its history* takes you on an exciting tour of discovery. Just like Rabaul, Tabar Island belonged to the colony German New Guinea once upon a time. Today, you will encounter the great masters of canoe building and malangan carving here.
Micronesia - Paradise at the End of the World
Almost uncountable, the islands and atolls of Micronesia sparkle in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. With the manoeuvrable Zodiacs of the BREMEN, you will advance into this paradisiacal world and discover unknown treasures. A small atoll consisting of 33 little islands charms you right at the beginning - with the flair of the pristine, Kapingamarangi entices you to stay and dream. We will subsequently head for the "island of black pearls" Nukuoro, the precious produce of which you can admire on the occasion of a walk into the village. Soon thereafter, the BREMEN sets course for Pohnpei, the second largest of the Caroline Islands. Amidst lush tropical vegetation, you will discover the impressive ruins of Nan Madol*, one of the most famous attractions in Micronesia. They provide evidence of a very advanced civilisation which is several centuries old. You may wish to take a dive into Micronesia's dazzling underwater world from the edge of the reef of the little island of Oroluk. The coral-covered Japanese shipwrecks in the lagoon of Chuuk also offer magnificent conditions for snorkelling. The crowning finale of your expedition awaits you on Satawal, one of the Yap Islands. Enjoy the incredibly colourful dance performances of the locals before you say farewell to the pristine beauty of the Pacific at the end of a veritable dream cruise.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities
listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: DREAM CITY SYDNEY
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: SYDNEY AND AYERS ROCK
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: IMPERIAL JAPANESE CITIES: TOKYO, KYOTO AND NARA