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MS BREMEN - from Breves Channels to Iquitos
Cruise BRE1406
15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition Amazon: Through the Green Treasure Chest on Earth

from Breves Channels to Iquitos

Cruise BRE1406

15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    A river like a myth – the Amazon is not only the largest river in the world by water flow but also keeps the green heart of South America beating. Only with a small, manoeuvrable expedition ship like the BREMEN and their Zodiacs can you penetrate so deeply and so far into this fantastic explorers’ territory. Look forward to an exhibition full of awesome natural spectacles and intensive cultural encounters.


    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.

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    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

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Sao Paulo

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Overnight stay with breakfast (middle-class hotel)

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Scheduled flight to Belem/Brazil, departure 17.00 hrs (depending on the tide)

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Day excursion through the Breves Channels

    Discoveries along the lower Amazon

    In Belem you will embark on the BREMEN in order to follow the winding course of the Amazon over a length of 4,000 km. Depending on weather conditions and currents, the Zodiacs operate continuously, and you explore the narrow side-arms of the mighty river that weave their way through the thicket of the jungle and remain hidden from other travellers. In this way you can intensively delve into the secrets of Amazonia – always in the company of experts who will show you the wonders of nature, exactly as in the Breves Channels.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Upstream on the lower Amazon with Zodiac landings (i.a. Guajara, Alter do Chao, Parintins, Canaçari)

    In the tropical, lush vegetation on the banks with their Moriche and Açai palms you may perhaps sight swallow-tailed harriers and black vultures, whereas around the small settlement of Guajara  you will be able to observe different species of herons and buzzards. The enormous water buffalos that wade so far into the water that they can only just stand and can graze comfortably on the water plants, are an unforgettable sight. The Amazon will surprise you with the virtually Caribbean-type sandy beach in Alter do Chao. Enjoy hours of relaxation on the warm sand and take a refreshing bathe in the emerald-green Rio Tapajos.


    Close encounter with nature and culture 

    Colourful costumes and rousing music – in Parintins  the inhabitants celebrate the rollicking dance spectacle “Bumba-meu-boi“. Let yourself be carried away by their exuberant joie de vivre before you undertake a Zodiac tour with great atmosphere near Canaçari . The largest water lilies in the world  flower in flooded grass meadows – their circular leaves can reach a diameter of up to 3 m.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Manaus/Brazil

    With a concert of birdsong and the sounds of the jungle in the background, the BREMEN continues gliding up the river of life until she reaches Manaus. As the centre of the caoutchouc trade, the metropolis came into tremendous wealth during the 19th century, which is reflected in the treasures of the splendid Teatro Amazonas: The costly interior with crystal chandeliers and marble portals was brought to the middle of the jungle from Europe. Investigate the History of the City and the Opera House*, and with the Water plane over Manaus*  discover a spectacle of nature from a breathtaking perspective: At the famous “Meeting of the Waters” the “black” Rio Negro and the mud-yellow Rio Solimoes flow for kilometres next to each other in the river bed.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Upstream on the upper Amazon with Zodiac landings (i.a. Badajos, Cuxiu Muni, Rio Jutai, Leticia, Pevas, Nauta)

    Deep in the green heart of South America 

    Only small, easily manoeuvrable expedition ships like the BREMEN can travel up the upper course of the Amazon beyond Manaus. Thanks to its low draught the ship presses onwards in a westerly direction and affords you unforgettable observations of animals and nature. Depending on the local conditions, the crew and the experts will lead you on numerous Zodiac rides and landings right into the middle of the green lung of our planet. Keep a lookout, for instance, near Badajos for the famous pink river dolphins and horned screamers. Numerous hummingbirds whirr through the air, and from the treetops one can perceive the cries of the howler monkeys. Not only in Cuxiu Muni will you visit a typical Indio village – and start out in the late evening for a Zodiac tour on which you will sense the magic of a tropical night very intensively. Listen to the many-voiced song of frogs and crickets, and watch the caimans and nocturnal animals such as bats. With the Zodiacs you will also conquer the Rio Jutai, on the banks of which bright-coloured toucans can be seen and magnificent breeds of orchids indulge the senses. The bustle on the lively markets and the traditional dances and rituals of the inhabitants characterise of the Columbian city Leticia and the Peruvian Indio village of  Pevas. To round off your eventful days, the BREMEN dare a very special adventure – she heads towards Nauta. The small village lies so far upstream that it can only be reached when the water level is high. Will the BREMEN manage to penetrate so far? You will not receive your answer till you are back on board – but in any case your expedition, about which you will still enthuse for a long time to come, will come to an end in Iquitos.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Iquitos/Peru, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight to Lima
    Overnight stay with breakfast

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Guided tour of the city
    Scheduled flight Lima – Frankfurt

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    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: RIO DE JANEIRO – THE MERRY METROPOLIS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – ON THE TRAIL OF THE INCAS

    During this expedition it may become necessary to adjust the itinerary. Depending on the local conditions, the Captain will decide on the best possible alternative. 

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

    Specialist in Natural History in the Expert Team

    Moacir Fortes Pereira , who grew up on the banks of the river,

    knows the Amazon inside out. For the past 40 years he has been working

    as a guide and is familiar with all the secrets of the river with the

    most abundant flow of water in the world. He is thus able to grant you

    fascinating insights into the exotic flora and fauna of the region.


    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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