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MS BREMEN - from Belem to Iquitos
Cruise BRE1505
22.04.2018 - 22.04.2018 (21 days)
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Amazon expedition - the magic and myths of the green lifeline

from Belem to Iquitos

Cruise BRE1505

22.04.2018 - 22.04.2018

21 days (0 days cruise only)

    Experience in detail the legendary world of the Amazon. Where the dense jungle provides a home to exotic wildlife species, the traditional habitat of the American Indians extends and tropical plants flourish in profuse abundance, as a passionate explorer you are entirely in your element. An expedition, which is only possible with a small, agile expedition ship like the BREMEN and its Zodiacs.


    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.

    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
    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Sao Paulo

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Overnight stay with breakfast (mid-range hotel)

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Scheduled flight to Belem/Brazil, departure 20.00 hrs (subject to the tides)

    Mysterious treasure trove of the Amazon
    More than 4,000 kilometres of fascination and rich in variety lie before you when you climb on board the BREMEN in Belem and following the course of the Amazon. A treasure trove of green, to which this expedition holds the key, makes sensational natural spectacles and intense cultural encounters possible. Where the weather and current conditions permit, explore the branches of the river by Zodiac on several excursions and landings, and experience the rainforest close up. The experts, who always accompany you, direct your focus to the wonders of the flora and fauna that remain hidden to other travellers.

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Day trip through the Breves Channels

    Already when travelling through the narrow Breves Channels in the Amazon delta, the advantages of the BREMEN being an agile expedition ship are clear to see. On entwined waterways, it travels right by the tropical riverside vegetation with buriti and acai palms and the stilted huts of the Caboclos.

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Upstream to the lower Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Guajara, Alter do Chao, Parintins, Canacari)

    Every view of the riverbank holds new discoveries such as the various species of heron, buzzards and hawks in Guajara. Another impressive animal is the more than one-tonne-heavy water buffalo, which stands deep in the river and grazes calmly on the aquatic plants. Follow their lead and enjoy hours relaxing in the village of Alter do Chao. Bathing in the warm water of the emerald-green Rio Tapajos near the white sandy beach, you will feel as if you are in the Caribbean.

    The pulsing beat of South America
    Your stay in Parintins is characterised by dramatic dances and incredible music. The native people’s zest for life comes through in the colourful show “Bumba-meu-boi”. An impressive Zodiac tour takes you to Canacari, where nature is shown in all its glory. The magnificent Victoria amazonica, the largest water lily in the world, will impress you with leaves measuring up to three metres in diameter.

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Manaus

    Accompanied by the sounds of the jungle, you will reach Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas. The rubber boom provided the metropolis on the Rio Negro at one time with incredible wealth. A testament to this is the splendid Teatro Amazonas with marble portals from Verona and cut-glass chandeliers from Murano. On the trail of the gems of the region, explore the city history and opera house*, and a natural spectacle takes you to the “meeting of waters” where the “black” Rio Negro and the “yellow” Rio Solimoes flow next to each other for kilometres. You will also enjoy tremendous views over Manaus by sea plane*.

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Upstream to the upper Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Badajos, Cuxiu Muni, Jutai River, Leticia, Pevas, Nauta)

    The upper reaches of the Amazon: ideal for the BREMEN
    After Manaus the Amazon becomes narrower, more intertwined and shallower. Thanks to its low draught, the BREMEN can continue to sail. And thus it heads west for more unforgettable scenery and wildlife observation. For example, at Badajos, where yellow-headed blackbirds and black-capped donacobiuses fly over the sweet grass of the riverbank and hummingbirds bustle about the blooming mistletoes. Sometimes the legendary pink river dolphins will also splash about near the ship. A natural backdrop that only really comes to life after dark. This leads you to embark on an evening Zodiac excursion after visiting the native village in Cuxiu Muni. Accompanied by the many-voiced song of the frogs and cicadas, you can spot caimans and nocturnal animals such as bats. Experience an unforgettable expedition day on the Jutai River, a unique ecosystem and home to toucans, macaws and magnificent orchid species. Try the fruits of the region at the lively markets of the Colombian city of Leticia. Back in the more primitive areas, be enchanted by the inhabitants of the typical village of the native people of Pevas with traditional dances and handicrafts. For an adventurous end to your expedition, the BREMEN heads for Nauta. The small village lies so far upstream that it can only be reached when the tide is high enough. Whether the BREMEN manages to reach it you will only find out on board – and you can then look back on this and many other great expedition moments in Iquitos.

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    Iquitos/Peru, arrival 6.00 hrs
    charter flight to Lima
    overnight stay with breakfast

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    City tour
    scheduled flight Lima – Frankfurt

    Sunday, 22.04.2018

    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 FUN-LOVING METROPOLIS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – ON THE TRAIL OF THE INCAS

    A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition to the Amazon. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on the local conditions.

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The listed shore excursions are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

    Expedition leader on board the BREMEN

    The plants and animal kingdom of South America are the passion of biologist Claudia Roedel,

    who resides in Brazil. She is also very familiar with the native Amazon

    tribes and has even completed a survival training course with the

    Brazilian army. On board and on Zodiac excursions, the licensed tour

    guide will familiarise you with tropical ecology.


    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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