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MS BREMEN - from Dakar to Cape Town
Cruise BRE1320
19.08.2018 - 19.08.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition Knowledge: On the Continent of Good Hope

from Dakar to Cape Town

Cruise BRE1320

19.08.2018 - 19.08.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    Prof. Dr Rainer Tetzlaff, expert in politics: “At present Africa is being discovered a second time around. Form your own picture of this fascinating development. Superb experiences of nature, unfamiliar cultural impressions and experience reports from 50 years of post-colonial Africa enable you to conjecture the future of the continent from new angles.“


    Expedition Knowledge
    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.

    Price specials - Attractive combination bonus € 500

    Your price advantage on extension of this cruise with the BRE1321.


    Single Travellers

    When combining two cruises of Category 2 to 5, single travellers pay no surcharge.

    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 Germany – Dakar
    Dakar/Senegal, arrival 24.00 hrs

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Banjul/Gambia, arrival 8.00 hrs

    Rich myths and the treasures of nature 
    Your African explorations begin in the state with the smallest surface area in this huge continent. At the outlet of the Gambia River into the Atlantic lies the capital Banjul. Follow its legends on the excursion Impressions of Banjul and the Surrounding Region* when you visit i.a. the Crocodile Pool in Bacau. The water is said to promise plentiful offspring. You will be familiarised with the fertile natural surroundings during a Walk and Boat Trip in the Makasutu Natural Park* with primeval mangrove swamps, savannas and dense forests, a habitat for numerous species of birds.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Banjul, departure 12.00 hrs, James Island ?

    You will take a trip into the past on James Island. The small island, since 2003 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, gives you an impressionable understanding of the history of the West African slave trade.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Takoradi/Ghana, arrival 7.00 hrs

    Ghana owes its significance to great gold deposits. You will experience the country’s lush primeval forest when setting out from Takoradi on a spectacular tour in the Kakum National Park*. Your path will lead over hanging bridges, partly over 40 m high, through the treetops of the African rainforest. Alternatively you can explore the jungle on a hike at ground level. Learn about the background of the history of slavery quite authentically on the excursion Cape Coast with a Visit to Elmina Castle*, the foundation stone of which was laid by the Portuguese in 1482 when they were searching for the sea passage to India. Or ride in rustic, wooden boats to the stilt village Nzulezo on a  Canoe Adventure in Benyin*, and gain insights into life on and with the water.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Takoradi, departure 14.00 hrs

    Back at sea, with any luck you will be able to observe a unique spectacle, the eclipse of the sun forecast for 3rd November.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Sao Tomé and Príncipe, from 11.00 to 19.00 hrs ??

    A true insiders’ tip for explorers is the archipelago Sao Tomé and Príncipe with its volcanic high mountains, almost virgin rainforests and fine sandy beaches. On a guided tour gain incomparable Island Impressions*, or follow the trail of typical colonial architectural on a Guided Walking Tour in San Antonio*, before spending hours of relaxation on the wonderful beaches of the Ilheu Bom-Bom.

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    Ilheu Bom-Bom, from 6.00 to 18.00 hrs ??

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Luanda/Angola, from 7.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs

    A fascinating kaleidoscope of sentiments and impressions await you in the lively metropolis Luanda, the capital of Angola. On a Guided Tour of the City* discover the legacy of the Portuguese who ruled here for around 400 years. The  Expedition South Luanda* shows you life as it is today. Among other sites visit the bustling Benfica Market, where traders offers traditional handicrafts.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Lobito, from 11.00 to 19.00 hrs

    In Lobito, the harbour of which lies on a narrow promontory, you can experience the African attitude towards life. On a Journey into Originality* you can travel along the Rio Catumbela into the interior of the country and see its impressive mountain formations.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Walvis Bay/Namibia, from 7.00 to 17.00 hrs

    Fascinating experiences between Namibia and Cape Town
    With its incomparable nature and its historic remains Namibia ensures you of some impressive moments. Starting out from Walvis Bay, the Namib Desert and Swakopmund* invite you to make extraordinary discoveries. Marvel at the Welwitschia plants in the surreally beautiful, lunar landscape that can reach an age of up to 2,000 years. On a Desert Safari* in a four-wheel car you can be transported into a world of flora and fauna and with any luck sight palmatogeckos and Namaqua chameleons.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Luderitz, from 13.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Luderitz, with its German art nouveau buildings originating from imperial times, is as fascinating as it is curious. The Excursion to Kolmanskop* will be unforgettable. The abandoned, mansion-like houses of the former diamond-mining town are a bizarre sight in the middle of the desert.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Cape Town/South Africa, arrival 8.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Overwhelming views await you from the deck of the BREMEN when you arrive in Cape Town’s harbour. Whether you let yourself be enthralled by the history and culture of the Wine-growing Region on the Cape of Good Hope* or take in impressions of the lovely metropolis on the excursion Cape Town with Table Mountain*, you will be choosing a suitable finale to your African “Expedition Knowledge”.

    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Guided tour, scheduled flight Cape Town – Germany

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 19.08.2018

    Arrival in Germany

    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:

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ON SAFARI IN SOUTH AFRICA

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes. 

    On this Side of Africa

    On the African west coast you will experience a true, intellectual

    adventure. Renowned experts such as the political scientist Prof. Dr.

    Rainer Tetzlaff examine current developments from historic perspectives

    and show you an Africa far beyond the usual clichés. In captivating

    lectures and discussion rounds, there will a focus upon i.a. the

    following topics on this “Expedition Knowledge”:

    • Democrats or despots: To what extent are the African heads of state to blame for the problems of the continent?
    • Africa gets down to business: About the consequences of... Read more

    On the African west coast you will experience a true, intellectual

    adventure. Renowned experts such as the political scientist Prof. Dr.

    Rainer Tetzlaff examine current developments from historic perspectives

    and show you an Africa far beyond the usual clichés. In captivating

    lectures and discussion rounds, there will a focus upon i.a. the

    following topics on this “Expedition Knowledge”:

    • Democrats or despots: To what extent are the African heads of state to blame for the problems of the continent?
    • Africa gets down to business: About the consequences of globalisation and the distribution of growth
    • The “Yellow Invasion”: How great is China’s influence?
    • When foreign aid does not help: The perspectives and problems of economic cooperation

     

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    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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