On board MS BREMEN from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
Antarctica expedition - the Antarctic is alive – new life in the ice
The wonder of creation up close. The BREMEN provides the opportunity to observe at close quarters the many species of the animal kingdom in the Antarctic, which are now busy rearing their young. Frequent Zodiac rides enable you to experience the first moments of a new generation – surrounded by a fascinating ice landscape. The continuous cycle of life in the interminable ice will delight you.
from Ushuaia to Ushuaia
|Cruise dates:||from 23.01.2015 to 14.02.2015 (22 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
| Fri, 23.01.2015 |
Scheduled flight Germany – Buenos Aires
| Sat, 24.01.2015 |
City tour, overnight stay with breakfast
| Sun, 25.01.2015 |
Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 18.00 hrs
| Mon, 26.01.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 27.01.2015 |
- Wed, 28.01.2015
Dream destination for bird-watchers: the Falkland Islands
| Thu, 29.01.2015 |
- Fri, 30.01.2015
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 31.01.2015 |
- Mon, 02.02.2015
South Georgia – in the kingdom of the king penguin
| Tue, 03.02.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 04.02.2015 |
- Mon, 09.02.2015
South Orkney Islands , Weddell Sea , South Shetland Islands , Antarctic Peninsula
To find out how modern polar researchers work, you will be travelling to the South Orkney Islands where, weather permitting, you will visit the oldest permanently inhabited research station in the Antarctic, the Argentinian station Orcadas (subject to permission). And with a little luck, you will have your first sighting of majestic icebergs off Signy Island.
Thrilling moments in the ice: South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula Where weather and ice dictate the route, only a genuine expedition ship such as the BREMEN can guarantee you the full Antarctic experience. It is small, manoeuvrable and, thanks to its highest ice class for passenger ships, even capable of sailing through drift ice and pack ice. The ship clears its inexorable path in the direction of the Antarctic Peninsula. You will experience moments of magic when, for example, the Zodiacs bring you to Paulet Island in the Weddell Sea to view thousands of Adelie penguins up close. Or when cruising in the Antarctic Sound, where huge tabular icebergs drift silently through the water. Every day on board passes in the spirit of daring pioneers, such as Otto Nordenskjöld, who once endured great hardship to explore this remote region. With their many years of background in the polar regions of this world, the captain, crew and the well-versed experts in various specialised topics will provide you with expedition experiences that you will never forget. These include the opportunity to bathe in hot springs along black lava beaches of Deception Island. Or marvel at the wonders of Paradise Bay. With the Zodiacs, you will glide past sparkling icebergs to majestic, lofty glacial towers, the crevices of which glow blue. If the ice and weather conditions permit a landing, you will be able to set foot on the Antarctic mainland – an exceptionally moving moment during your expedition. Next your journey takes you further south and through the narrow Lemaire Channel where spectacular peaks on both sides make this waterway one of the most beautiful shipping passages in the world. In the Penola Strait, the excitement on board rises yet again. How far to the south can the BREMEN advance southwards? A question that can only be answered from on board when you get there. Yet one thing is certain: the landings with the Zodiacs will reveal to you the full beauty of this Antarctic wonderland between huge colonies of Adelie and chinstrap penguins. The passage through the Neumayer Channel then reveals more panoramic views of amazing glaciers. In the midst of icebergs as high as a house, it is easy to be amazed – and even harder to bid farewell.
| Tue, 10.02.2015 |
- Wed, 11.02.2015
Sailing through the Drake Passage
| Thu, 12.02.2015 |
Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
| Fri, 13.02.2015 |
Scheduled flight Buenos Aires – Germany
| Sat, 14.02.2015 |
Arrival in Germany
A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition to Antarctica. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on the weather and ice conditions.
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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: IGUACU
History specialist in the expert team
Science journalist Dr Christine Reinke-Kunze has documented her passion for the polar regions in numerous publications. Take a look at the fascinating life in ice with her.