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Expedition to Alaska: the Call of the Wild

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Wild, wide and unspoilt: Alaska’s dramatic nature is beyond anyone’s power to imagine. What better way to explore this country and its myth than with the manoeuvrable BREMEN? You can look forward to supreme adventure in the wilderness – with mighty glaciers, craggy fjords and unparalleled observations of the animal kingdom.

from Vancouver to Vancouver

Cruise dates:from 06.07.2013 to 24.07.2013 (19 days)
Your ship: MS BREMEN
Cruise number: BRE1312

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.


Sat, 06.07.2013

Scheduled flight Germany – Vancouver
Vancouver/British Columbia/Canada, departure 19.00 hrs

Sun, 07.07.2013
- Mon, 08.07.2013

Cruising through British Columbia’s Inside Passage

Overwhelming nature in the Inside Passage 
Two unforgettable days in British Columbia’s Inside Passage await you. From the deck of the BREMEN you can enjoy the vista of countless islands, thickly forested mountains and small Native American settlements. Possibly sea eagles will be circling overhead, and you may see whales surface in front of you in this glorious scenery of Northwestern Canada.

Tue, 09.07.2013
- Fri, 12.07.2013

Alaska’s Inside Passage
(Cruising in the Misty Fjords, Ketchikan , Wrangell, Juneau)

You can look forward to experiencing a masterpiece of nature’s making when the BREMEN cruises through the Misty Fjords. Deeply indented fjords, mighty glaciers and rushing waterfalls are home to a unique world of animals. This is where Alaska’s Inside Passage starts – one of the most spectacular shipping routes in the world. One fascinating panorama gives place to another, and as the BREMEN negotiates this narrow and serpentine waterway, it can make the most of its advantages as a small and easily manoeuvrable expeditionary vessel. Starting from Ketchikan, the centre of Alaska’s Native American culture, you can take advantage of the opportunity to Observe bears in the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary* or take a Flight over the Misty Fjords* to experience one of America’s greatest natural treasures in a breathtaking bird’s-eye perspective. Or you can immerse yourself in the Nature adventure in Tongass National Park* and familiarise yourself with the ecosystem of a rainforest of the temperate latitudes. Unforgettable experiences are offered by the picturesquely situated city of  Wrangell – for example, when you set off to Observe bears on Anan Creek*, where with a bit of luck you may spot black bears and brown bears in their natural domain; or when you take a Flight over the LeConte Glacier* and enjoy fantastic views of the gigantic Stikine icefield. After the passage of the Wrangell Narrows with their beautiful panoramic vistas of islands and mountains, the BREMEN makes for Juneau, the only state capital in the USA which cannot be reached by road and so is only approachable by boat or by plane. A Helicopter and dogsled tour* gives you the chance of exploring the fascinating Mendenhall Glacier at the gates of the city. A Boat trip* will immerse you in quite a different kind of world, when you listen to the song of the whale with the help of an underwater microphone.

Sat, 13.07.2013

Cruising off Point Adolphus

In the kingdom of the wild animals
In the unforgettable days of your cruise, the BREMEN will take you closer to Alaska’s untamed nature and animal kingdom than practically any other ship can. When you cruise off Point Adolphus, for example, a favourite summer resort of humpbacked whale families, you can expect fascinating encounters with these giants of the seas. From the deck of the ship you will observe the majestic mammals as they dive and rise to the surface.

Sun, 14.07.2013
- Mon, 15.07.2013

Cruising off the Hubbard Glacier and the Chenega Glacier

By way of the beautiful scenery of the Inian Pass the BREMEN sets course for the mighty and still active Hubbard Glacier. In the pack ice at the glacier’s cut-off point you will observe bizarre formations of shimmering ice at close quarters. No less impressive is the majestic Chenega Glacier. If the weather permits, you will be able to take in this overwhelming backdrop from on board the Zodiacs, while you observe various species of seal with fascination. In the days that follow, fabulous excursions and Zodiac trips will give you the opportunity of meeting the biggest land predators in the world.

Tue, 16.07.2013


Starting from Kodiak, you may choose to take a plane to the interior of the island – where a Bear safari* gives you the chance, with a modicum of luck and patience, of discovering the mighty Kodiak bear, which can reach a height of 2.8 metres.

Wed, 17.07.2013

Amalik Bay and Kukak Bay

You may be lucky enough to meet brown bears in Kukak Bay or in the intricate waterways of Amalik Bay. Here the Zodiacs give you excellent chances of seeing the beasts in their natural habitat.

Thu, 18.07.2013
- Fri, 19.07.2013

Unga Island , Dutch Harbor/Unalaska Island

When the BREMEN cruises the waters off Unga Island, you may here the cry of ‘There she blows!’ Again you have the opportunity of observing the giants of the seas with fascination, before reaching Dutch Harbor – where you may see the majestic white-headed sea eagle circling in the blue skies.

Sat, 20.07.2013

St. Paul/Pribilof Islands

You can look forward to exciting glimpses of the animal kingdom off St. Paul in the Pribilof Islands – with its fur seals, three-toed gulls and guillemots, whose confusion of cries you will find it hard to get out of your head.

Sun, 21.07.2013

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 22.07.2013

Nome/Alaska/USA, arrival 8.00 hrs
Charter flight to Vancouver
Overnight stay with breakfast

Tue, 23.07.2013

Scheduled flight Vancouver – Germany

Wed, 24.07.2013

Arrival in Germany

On this expedition to Alaska, the Zodiac landings are subject to official authorisation. Changes to the cruise itinerary may be necessary. Depending on the weather and the local conditions, the captain will decide on the best possible choice of alternatives.

* 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: