On board MS BREMEN from Tokyo to Manila
Expedition to Palau and the Philippines: jewels to be discovered in the Pacific Ocean
So fascinatingly beautiful that they can hardly be described – with Yap, Palau and the Philippines tropical island pearls are lined up one after another on this expedition,such as you might see in a picture book. Off the tourist beaten track you can explore fabulous insider tips of the Pacific, which can best be discovered with a small, manoeuverable expedition vessel like the BREMEN
from Tokyo to Manila
|Cruise dates:||from 21.04.2013 to 07.05.2013 (17 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
| Sun, 21.04.2013 |
Scheduled flight from Germany – Tokyo
| Mon, 22.04.2013 |
Overnight stay with breakfast
| Tue, 23.04.2013 |
Scheduled flight to Guam
| Wed, 24.04.2013 |
Relaxation at sea
| Thu, 25.04.2013 |
Hidden away in the Pacific – Yap and Palau
| Fri, 26.04.2013 |
- Sat, 27.04.2013
You can look forward to unforgettable impressions both above and below the water in the convoluted island kingdom of Palau. Between tiny islands which have sprung up like vegetated mushrooms out of the shimmering blue-green sea, the BREMEN makes for the one-time capital, Koror. Making this your base you can explore the Floating Gardens* of the fantastic Rock Islands – bizarre coral structures that are one of the world’s most beautiful locations for diving. Exotic birds and primeval mangroves are to be met with on the route to Snorkeling in Jelly Fish Lake*. Here you can swim surrounded by hundreds of thousands of jellyfish – an overwhelming panorama and a unique experience.
| Sun, 28.04.2013 |
- Mon, 29.04.2013
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 30.04.2013 |
The unknown Philippines
| Wed, 01.05.2013 |
Continue to enjoy your dreamy island idyll on the beach of Malapascua Island, before the BREMEN continues its voyage to further destinations.
| Thu, 02.05.2013 |
- Sat, 04.05.2013
Calamian Group (Busuanga , Coron Island , Culion Island , Malcapuya Island [@,] Sangat Island )
Few adventurers before you have been lured by their longing for the exotic to the islands of the Calamian Group. The agile BREMEN with its low draught is ideal for this voyage through shallow lagoons flanking vertical limestone cliffs. Where cashews grow, wild peacocks live and white sand beckons, the Zodiacs take to the water in their turn, giving you a chance of intensively exploring untouched natural paradises like Dicalubuan Island. If you want to get an impression of the archipelago in all its splendour, it is worth climbing Mount Tayas on the island of Busuanga – above all at a time when the sun is sinking into the ocean in a blaze of colour. Fantastic views also await you on the Coron Island Tour with Blue Lagoon*. In the thickly forested interior of the island – just opposite Busuanga – you will find hidden treasures like the gleaming turquoise crater lake of Kayangan, where you can see right to the bottom and where you will be able to discover shimmering stalactites. Off the coast of Culion the Zodiacs will take you close up to the mangrove forests, and you will also be able to learn about the eventful history of the little island. Sangat Island is still almost as pristine today as when it rose out of the sea millions of years ago – so it is hardly surprising that the kingfishers, monkeys and monitor lizards are unafraid of man. After the passage of thickly overgrown, bizarrely eroded cliffs, you reach the crystalline bay of North Cay – where again you can feel what it was like to be Robinson Crusoe.
| Sun, 05.05.2013 |
Apo Riff , Pandan Islands
A visit to the shimmering underwater gardens
| Mon, 06.05.2013 |
Manila/Philippines, arrival 8.00 hrs
| Tue, 07.05.2013 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
* 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.
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