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MS BREMEN - from Lisbon to Tenerife
Cruise BRE1318
15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition Azores: The Gentle Beauty of Rugged Nature

from Lisbon to Tenerife

Cruise BRE1318

15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    Welcome to the Garden of Eden! In the middle of the Atlantic unforgettable impressions await you when you explore the island pearls of the Azores with the BREMEN and her Zodiacs. Between lush green, imposing volcanic craters and charming little towns, a primal sense of life will welcome you such as can only thrive in a special climate.


    Expedition
    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Your experts on this cruise

    Your ship - MS BREMEN

    Your personal expedition

    Having been awarded four stars by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018, the BREMEN is the perfect setting for a truly personal expedition with no more than 155 guests. The wonderful experiences of nature that you will enjoy on your cruise are also reflected in the ship’s ambience. A concept in which our architects and designers break new ground to create a special sense of well-being. With carpets, patterns and materials which reflect the animal and plant kingdoms in their appearance and an awe-inspiring chandelier shaped like a school of fish, enjoy an extraordinarily authentic ship with true character.

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    Your cabins & suites on MS BREMEN

    Outside cabin (category 6) with veranda
    • Comfortable: 18 m² cabins with balcony on Deck 6
    • Wi-Fi access, flat screen and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • Room service from 7.00 to 22.00 hrs
    • cabins 615 – 618 have two twin beds that cannot be joined together
    Outside cabin (category 1) with portholes
    • Comfortable: 18 m² cabins
    • Ocean view included: maritime portholes on Deck 3
    • Wi-Fi access, flat screen and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • Room service from 7.00 to 22.00 hrs
    Outside cabin (category 2-5) with panoramic window
    • Comfortable: 18 m² cabins
    • Ocean view included: panoramic window on Deck 4-5
    • Wi-Fi access, flat screen and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • Room service from 7.00 to 22.00 hrs
    • There are two cabins with fully accessible layout and equipment (cabin 409 and 411)
    Suite (category 7) with veranda
    • Comfortable: 24 m² suite with veranda on Deck 7
    • Wi-Fi access, flat screen and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • Room service from 7.00 to 22.00 hrs

    At anchor

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Scheduled flight Germany - Lisbon
    Lisbon/Portugal, departure 19.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Sao Miguel/Azores

    Fascinating experiences in charming natural surroundings 
    All nine Azores islands are of volcanic origin – and yet each has its own individual character. So that you can experience it intensively, the Captain and crew will adapt the itinerary flexibly to the local conditions. The first highlight awaits you on Sao Miguel, the largest island. Setting out from Ponta Delgada you will undertake a Jeep Tour to the Crater Lakes of Sete Cidades*. Enjoy the fantastic view into the interior of the volcano, or, on the excursion Furnas Fumaroles*, explore not only bubbling fumaroles but also the only tea plantation in Europe.

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    Sao Jorge (Cruising off Ilhéu do Topo, Velas )

    The most beautiful hiking paths of the Azores can be found on Sao Jorge. With the Zodiacs you will head for the island on which the charming town of Velas will captivate you with its numerous buildings dating from 18th and 19th centuries.

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    Western Azores (Flores , Corvo )

    You will fall victim to the magic of Flores, the westernmost island of the Azores, in Santa Cruz das Flores, the small, picturesque main town. Even more idyllic is Corvo. Only around 400 people live on the smallest Azores island. Hectic and stress are unknown here, as you will also discover when you leave Porto da Casa for the Cara-do-Indio hiking path*. Small paths lined with stone walls along which the locals drive their cattle to their pastures, lead you to the original beauty of this gem.

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    Central Azores (Pico , Faial, Graciosa, Terceira)

    Fascinating perspectives are offered you on the island of Pico: The volcano of the same name, which is more than 2,000 m high, and the peak of which often disappears in the clouds, is the highest mountain in Portugal. Departing from the small town of Madalena, which was already founded in 1542, you will start out on a  Scenic Excursion across the Crater Island Pico* and absorb the wild natural surroundings – bizarre-shaped rock formations, lava fields and a rainforest-type of vegetation. As an alternative, on a hike through the Vineyards of Criacao Velha*, which meanwhile form part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, you can discover how the volcanic soil lends the famous Verdelho grape its unique aroma.

    Formed by fire
     
    Just in time to visit Peter’s Café Sport – the legendary meeting place for round-the-world yachtsmen – in the late afternoon you will arrive in Horta on Faial . The next day you will have enough time to explore the island. Look forward to spectacular insights into the impressive volcanic crater in the centre of the island on a Hike around the Caldera of Faial* or a Scenic Excursion on Faial*. A genuine insiders’ tip among explorers is Graciosa, which is visited by only a few ships and will enthral you with its original naturalness. On the excursion Graciosa, the “Delightful Island” – Small Villages and Volcanoes*, walk down into the Furna do Enxofre, an underground sulphur cave and an impressive spectacle of untamed nature which you will also experience on the excursion Caves and Hot Springs*. You will also feel their power on a Hike on Terceira*, which, starting out from Praia da Vitoria, will lead you to the imposing Natal Caves, the lava passages of which consist of basalt stalactites and stalagmites. On the other hand, devote your time to exciting cultural aspects on the Guided Tour of the Island of Terceira and the Town of Angra do Heroísmo*, which, due to its historic town centre with superb renaissance and baroque buildings, is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

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    Santa Maria

    Finally the BREMEN heads for the southernmost island, Santa Maria. From Vila do Porto you will start out on a Guided Tour of the Island*, on which i.a. you will visit the village of Anjos, just like Christopher Columbus long before you. On the superb sandy beach of Praia Formosa you can once again enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the Azores that has made your expedition an experience beyond compare.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife/Tenerife, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Scheduled flight Tenerife - Madrid - Frankfurt**

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes for your trip

    The following programmes can be booked.

    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: LISBON FOR EXPLORERS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: TENERIFE’S ENCHANTING GARDENS
     


    During this expedition amendments to the itinerary can become necessary. Depending on the local conditions the Captain will decide on the best possible 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. 

    ** Our tip for your  direct  travel arrangements from the cruise arrival point: As an alternative to the connection with a changeover in Madrid, many charter flight companies offer direct  flights. For further information and booking please consult your local travel agent. 

    Specialist on Culture in the Expert Team

    Birgit Siegel has been living on the Azores island of Sao Miguel

    since 2003. Already during her studies she concentrated on the group of

    islands and trained to be an official travel guide “Guia-Intérprete

    Regional”. Her extensive knowledge ranging from the political

    development to ornithology makes her the ideal guide for your

    expedition.


    MS BREMEN - Your Personal Expedition

    The BREMEN

    Having been awarded four stars by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018, the BREMEN is the perfect setting for a truly personal expedition with no more than 155 guests. The wonderful experiences of nature that you will enjoy on your cruise are also reflected in the ship’s ambience. A concept in which our architects and designers break new ground to create a special sense of well-being. With carpets, patterns and materials which reflect the animal and plant kingdoms in their appearance and an awe-inspiring chandelier shaped like a school of fish, enjoy an extraordinarily authentic ship with true character.

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    Cabins & Suites

    Freedom with an ocean view: Every one of the 80 outside cabins and 2 suites on the BREMEN gives you lots of space to relax in complete comfort. The personal touch is highlighted by the little things, such as the bathrobe, the mini bar (which is refilled with soft drinks for free every day) and the live images from the forward-view camera. You can also adjust the temperature of your room to suit you. And naturally, you can always enjoy an ocean view through wide panoramic windows, through the maritime portholes or from your private balcony.
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    Culinary art, bars & lounges

    A cruise of culinary discovery: Against the backdrop of the most beautiful expedition regions, you can enjoy excellent cuisine – such as the fantastical creations and modern interpretations of our chef de cuisine here in the restaurant. On the Lido Deck, a barbecue al fresco is just as inspiring as a drink in the Panorama Lounge with its incredible views. The BREMEN Club is always a popular meeting place for breakfast, the lunch buffet or evening cocktails at the bar. Whatever place you choose, it will be just to your taste.

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    Experiences & relaxation

    Enjoy your time: Relax in the sauna, in the pool or on the sun deck. Feeling good has never been so interesting.

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    Prestigious experts on board

    Personal touch: On the BREMEN, there are many ways to add a personal touch to your expedition moments. Marvel at spectacular views of the most beautiful natural spectacles and animal worlds and absorb new information during the numerous talks held by experts. They can also compound your experiences before and after shore excursions with their precaps and recaps. Alternatively, how about a literary expedition through the well-stocked on-board library of specialist literature and fiction books?

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