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MS BREMEN - from Porto to Catania
Cruise BRE1418
21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018 (0 days)
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Expedition Knowledge - On both sides of Gibraltar

from Porto to Catania

Cruise BRE1418

21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    “The interaction of peoples, religions and cultures will come to life on this ‘Expedition Knowledge’. With the BREMEN, you can embark on a journey through time in the treasure trove of southern Europe. Architectural masterpieces, significant cultural monuments and dreamlike natural surroundings make the overall portrait of Europe shine anew,” says Dr Ralph Quadflieg, art and history expert.


    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 € 300

    Your price advantage on extension of this cruise with the BRE1419.


    No surcharge for single travellers

    Passengers travelling unaccompanied do not pay a single cabin surcharge in Categories 1-5.

    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

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Porto
    Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal, departure 19.00 hrs

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Cruise on the Tagus
    Lisbon, arrival 12.00 hrs

    Europe’s cultural coast – built on history
    Is there a more appropriate way to reach the sea-faring city of Lisbon
    than on board a ship? After cruising on the Tagus, discover the city of great explorers and countless cultural treasures. With art historian and archaeologist Dr Ralph Quadflieg, the Expert excursion: Sintra and Queluz – Portugal’s royal residences* will guide you to the wealth and luxury of the Portuguese monarchs. He will explain the Arabic influences of the royal palace in Sintra and show you the Queluz National Palace, which was shaped by the Rococo era. Marvel at outstanding examples of Manueline style at the Hieronymites Monastery and Se Cathedral ,and round off your eventful day with a traditional fado evening*.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Lisbon, departure 2.00 hrs
    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Seville/Spain, from 8.00 to 17.00 hrs
    Cruise on the Guadalquivir

    The diverse architectural faces of Europe continue in the Andalucian city of Seville. Narrow streets mix with wide alleys and lead to the Moorish Alcazar of Seville. Let Seville, the city of contrasts*, entice you with its famous architecture. A kayak tour on the Guadalquivir* is a sporty way to travel from Isla de La Cartuja to the famous Triana district. The expert excursion: the caliph city of Cordoba* will also lead you to new shores. The legacy of the Arabs can be seen here on a gigantic scale. For example, the Great Mosque is one of the most magnificent places of worship in the world. To round off your day, an experience awaits you which only a small expedition ship such as the BREMEN can deliver: enjoying the panoramic view whilst cruising on the Guadalquivir.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Gibraltar/Great Britain, from 8.00 to 12.00 hrs
    Tangier/Morocco, from 14.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Between cultures
    Where Europe and Africa lie closest together, you can enjoy nature and a spectacular view of the sea – all the while seeing the turbulent history and exposed location of Gibraltar. On one side, the history of the British conquest. On the other side, the gateway to Africa and Tangier. Here you can dive into the world of the Orient with Dr Ralph Quadflieg on the expert excursion: on the Pillars of Hercules – Tangier and Cape Spartel* or enjoy the timelessly fascinating Moroccan town of arts Asilah*.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Malaga/Spain, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Back on the Iberian Peninsula, you will be greeted by the Andalucian flair of Malaga: on the expert excursion: Malaga – from the Arabs to Picasso*, you can follow the life and work of one of the founders of cubism from his place of birth to the museum. The architectural feats of the Moors highlight the royal city of Granada and the Moorish residence, the Alhambra*.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Cartagena, from 11.00 to 17.00 hrs

    Enjoy a journey through a chequered past which is alive in Cartagena and let the expert excursion: Cartagena – a walk through antiquity* lead you to its remnants. With various architectural styles spanning five centuries, the cathedral in the university city of Murcia* reflects a far-reaching past.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Cagliari/Sardinia/Italy, from 7.00 to 13.00 hrs

    Cagliari on the island of Sardinia demonstrates a contrasting mixture of the mediaeval world and modern flair. You can investigate the major ancient ruins on the expert excursion: the Punic-Roman dig at Nora* or marvel at the natural beauty of Sardinia on a walk in the Monte Arcosu natural preserve*. Sicily is a sun-drenched cultural hub between East and West.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Palermo/Sicily, from 7.00 to 14.00 hrs

    Discover the mixture of western European, Arabic and Byzantine artistic concepts in Palermo on the expert excursion: Norman art in Palermo and Montreal*. Alternatively, take a stroll in the temple of Segesta, walking in the footsteps of Greek antiquity*. This combination of exciting knowledge and dolce vita makes for a perfect conclusion to your enriching “Expedition Knowledge”.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Catania/Sicily, arrival 6.00 hrs
    scheduled flight Catania – Munich

    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: EXPEDITION KNOWLEDGE: CULTURAL TREASURES IN CENTRAL PORTUGAL
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: EXPEDITION KNOWLEDGE: BETWEEN ETNA AND ANTIQUITY – THE HIGHLIGHT OF EASTERN SICILY

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The on-shore activities listed are being planned and are subject to change.

    Expedition Knowledge: Southern Europe: a sea of cultures

    On this “Expedition Knowledge”, you can develop a deep understanding

    for the history of southern Europe – when an adventure for the mind. Art

    expert and archaeologist Dr Ralph Quadflieg will enrich your knowledge

    with numerous expert trips and exciting presentations, including on the

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    On this “Expedition Knowledge”, you can develop a deep understanding

    for the history of southern Europe – when an adventure for the mind. Art

    expert and archaeologist Dr Ralph Quadflieg will enrich your knowledge

    with numerous expert trips and exciting presentations, including on the

    following subjects:

    • The kaleidoscope of art: how does the mixture of Arabic and Christian artistic traditions shape regional styles
    • The Mediterranean war zone: Rome vs Carthage, Islam vs Christianity
    • The legacy of the Umayyad Caliphate in Cordoba and the influence of the dynasty on the ancient knowledge of western Europe
    • Sicily’s golden ages: major architecture from antiquity, the Baroque, the Normans and the Staufer
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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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