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MS BREMEN - from Tenerife to Dakar
Cruise BRE1319
19.08.2018 - 19.08.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition Cape Verde: Island Dreams in the Atlantic

from Tenerife to Dakar

Cruise BRE1319

19.08.2018 - 19.08.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    Once populated by the Portuguese, seemingly forgotten by the outside world – and now rediscovered by you – Cape Verde is one of the most fascinating expedition destinations. At first glance rugged and barren, you will enchanted by the unique beauty of this archipelago, the inhabitants of which have retained their own character. An insiders’ tip for all those in search of originality.


    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

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Madrid – Tenerife**
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife/Tenerife, arrival 21.00 hrs

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Ilhas de Barlavento – Islands over the Wind/Cape Verde
    (Sal , Sao Nicolao , Sao Vicente , Santo Antao, Boa Vista )

    In the kingdom of contrasts 
    Steep volcanoes and gentle bays, expansive deserts and lush forests. Nature on the Cap Verde Islands presents incredible contrasts. With the BREMEN and their Zodiacs you will be able to explore the unknown islands intensively. In this true expedition territory you can look forward to fantastic discoveries such as on Sal: You will marvel at deserts and dry valleys from the starting point Palmeira on a Guided Island Tour*, that will lead you to the lake of the disused salt mine Pedra de Lume. Here you can bathe just like in the Dead Sea ... Or you can undertake a Jeep Safari in the Wild North* to the spectacular cliffs of Buracona. In contrast to this is the kilometre-long beach of Praia Santa Maria, which is an inviting place to take a long walk. A magnificent expedition premiere is ahead of you when the bizarre silhouette of the island Sao Nicolao appears on the horizon. Leaving from the small port of Tarrafal, the extensive mountainous landscapes of the island form a breathtaking backdrop for a Hike to Cachaco*. The views that you enjoy en route are some of the most beautiful on the archipelago. Far from any trodden paths you will also find Preguica, a small fishing village with original charm. Cultural capital of Cape Verde is Mindelo on  Sao Vicente, where the lively activity on the promenade will astound you. On the excursion Mindelo and Baia das Gatas* which departs from Monte Verde you will have a fantastic view of the town. In the “Bay of Cats” bizarre lava formations manifest the massive elementary forces that once formed Cap Verde. They can also be witnessed on your Hike to Sao Vicente* into the rugged interior of the island. The untamed elements of nature have also given  Santo Antao  its unmistakable appearance – as an island of mountains, wind and water i.e. a true paradise for hikers. From Porto Novo a Hike on the Trail of Sugar Cane* leads you to still craters and fragrant eucalyptus trees or a Guided Island Tour* into the lush green natural surroundings. Island dreams come true on Boa Vista  - sun, sand, wind and sea are responsible for the special charm of the island, the south of which is lined by a paradisiacal beach, perhaps the most beautiful on the Cape Verde Islands. The initially Boa Vista* is presented to you on a tour from Sal Rei through the northern part of the island  – past wonderful beaches – to the fishing village of Espingueira.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Ilhas de Sotavento – Islands under the Wind (Brava , Fogo , Maio , Santiago)

    Fantastic island, splendid premieres 
    A fascinating change from the desert-like sister island is promised by the most floral island in Cape Verde: the BREMEN heads for the first time for Brava, the quiet villages and green terraces of which you can explore on a  Guided Tour of the Island* from Furna – or a  Hike in the Faja de Agua*. Just as impressive is the volcanic island of Fogo, that is dominated by the over 2,800-metre-high Pico do Fogo. A Guided Tour of the Island with Hike in the Caldera* goes as far as the inhabited crater on whose black slopes the locals have cultivated wine, maize and beans. Alternatively you can marvel at the numerous houses from colonial times in the picturesque main town Sao Filipe on a  Guided City Walk*. Also in Vila do Maio on Maio time appears to have stood still – perfect for relaxing on the wonderful beach. You can set off in search of historic traces on the largest island of Cape Verde with its variety of landscapes: the BREMEN heads for Santiago, its capital Praia showing itself proud of its African roots. On an excursion ‘From the New to the Old Capital* you will immerse yourself in the history of Ribeira Grande which you can also explore on an excursion Ribeira Grande and Island Tour*. The town was founded in 1462 by the first Portuguese settlers and will round off your unforgettable expedition with its imposing Fort Sao Filipe and superb views of the Atlantic. 

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Dakar/Senegal, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Dayroom
    Scheduled Dakar – Frankfurt

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Arrival in 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: TENERIFE’S ENCHANTING GARDENS

    *  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 to the cruise departure point: As an alternative to the connection with a changeover in Madrid, many charter flight companies offer direct flights. You can obtain further advice from and book with your local travel agent. 

    Specialist for Volcanology in the Expert Team

    The graduate geologist and volcanologist Christof Hug-Fleck has

    travelled almost all over the world on more than 130 excursions. The

    science journalist has also made a name for himself internationally as a

    result of his numerous reports that appear in reputable magazines and

    newspapers, and with his more than ten books. On your expedition he will

    explore with you i.a. the fascinating volcanic landscapes of the Cape

    Verde Islands.


    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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