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MS BREMEN - from Longyearbyen to Tromsø
Cruise BRE1515
21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018 (10 days)
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Expedition to Spitsbergen for adventure - At the heart of an Arctic adventure

from Longyearbyen to Tromsø

Cruise BRE1515

21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018

10 days (0 days cruise only)

    The circumnavigation of Spitsbergen: myths and adventure in equal measure. Few ships brave this route – and the BREMEN is one of them. To ensure success, it takes plenty of time – for deep fjords, powerful glaciers and fascinating ice landscapes as well as polar bears, seals, walruses and Arctic foxes. You can be one of the few who share these experiences. You choose the time frame – four dates, one common goal: legendary, wild and unforgettable!


    Expedition
    Young Explorers
    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

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Charter flight from Düsseldorf – Longyearbyen
    Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen/Norway, departure 20.00 hrs

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Adventure in Spitsbergen: highlights and circumnavigation depending on the circumstances,
    (including Hornsund , Ny-Alesund , Moellerhafen , Magdalenefjord , Raudfjord , Liefdefjord , Mushamna , Moffen , cruising through the Hinl

    Arctic beauty coveted by pioneers
    The compass needle is pointing towards adventure. Creaking, the ice tells of great pioneering acts. An audience with the kings of the Arctic, the polar bears, awaits you. Welcome to Spitsbergen – wild, raw island beauty and home to a fascinating animal world. The archipelago was discovered by Willem Barents in 1596 as he was searching for a north-east passage to Asia. He was so impressed by the peaked mountains, climbing up to 1,700 m from the waters of the North Atlantic, that he named the archipelago after them.

    Over 400 years later, the BREMEN is setting aside lots of time on four expeditions to explore Spitsbergen with one clear objective: circumnavigation! In 1996, it became the first passenger ship to do so. In 2015, you can join the small group of people who have experienced this first hand. Every route is determined by nature: the weather and ice determine the flexible itinerary. And every day is packed with experiences which bring together the pioneering spirit of the past and present. For example, when you set foot on historic soil and the present territory of researchers in Ny-Alesund, one of the northernmost settlements in the world. In 1926, it was the starting point for the airship Norge, in which the polar researcher Roald Amundsen and airship pioneer Umberto Nobile became the first people to reach the North Pole. Today, researchers live in this small “academic settlement” and work on climate change and its effects on the flora and fauna. Likewise, the town of Longyearbyen is of significance to the future of our planet. Here, scientists from around the world do research in the “laboratory of the Arctic”. In Moellerhafen you can visit the small “Lloyd’s Hotel”, a small refuge for explorers surrounded by a grand landscape, with an experienced polar bear lookout. These are just some of the many historical aspects and island perspectives waiting to be discovered.

    Enthralling moments guaranteed
    It is no wonder that glaciologists are drawn to Spitsbergen. The glacial masses in the Svalbard archipelago actively freeze and melt, with cycles often taking just a few years. The same happens in Hornsund, where powerful glaciers shape the panorama. Samarinbreen will forge lasting memories framed by imposing mountains on an impressive Zodiac ride with a view of the glacial cliff. In Liefdefjord, the calving of the majestic blue Monaco Glacier might ring in your ears. An unforgettable experience when you travel along the cliff, up to 40 m in height, past drifting ice floes. The colourful effects of Raudfjord and the view of the mountainous panorama of Magdalenefjord will trigger a wave of enthusiasm within you. The majestic silence is only broken by the cracks of the drifting ice floes and the calls of the little auks. Cruising here, the BREMEN will open up fantastic perspectives. Too beautiful to be true? Far from it: every day you can seize the fascination of nature around the archipelago on many Zodiac rides and landings.

    The Arctic is alive!
    You have a good chance of spotting polar bears in Spitsbergen as protected fjords and ice floes are the preferred hunting grounds of the Ursus maritimus. The sudden call of “Polar bear spotted!” will fill the deck or Zodiac with whispers. The experienced crew is able to react spontaneously and bring the ship about to ensure some unforgettable animal observations. Spitsbergen provides food and protection to a variety of colourful species. This is underlined in an impressive way in Mushamna, where Arctic terns and eider ducks breed and where Arctic foxes can be seen. The highly protected island of Moffen is known for impressive walruses which gather on the even coasts in great herds. The BREMEN is always on the lookout for impressive settings. Thick-billed murres, kittiwakes and glaucous gulls inhabit the cliffs of Alkefjellet, the “bird mountain”, in their thousands. With a little luck, you can enjoy particularly weighty observations from the Zodiac off Kapp Lee, the original territory of the walruses. Male walruses can weigh over 1,000 kg and grow to 3.5 metres in length. These impressions can only be outdone by the whales which happily follow ships in these waters from time to time.

    Ship and crew – experienced in ice
    Small, flexible and with the highest ice class for passenger ships: This is the only way can the BREMEN circumnavigate Spitsbergen. Every day is an adventure in these nautically demanding waters. Here, the crew members can bring their years of polar experience to bear in order to give you the best possible experience. Such as when you join the small group of explorers who have pressed on to Nordaustlandet. This uninhabited island, the second largest in the Spitsbergen archipelago, boasts an atmospheric landscape featuring glaciers and vast expanses of flatness. You can land in Palanderbukta with the Zodiacs and, with a little luck, spot reindeer and Arctic foxes on a walk through the sparse tundra. In the Hinlopen Strait, the steel-reinforced hull of the BREMEN will come into its own as the ship forges its path with certainty. Your reward: spectacular views of Hinlopenbreen, the largest outlet glacier in Spitsbergen. Weather permitting, cruise through the narrow Freeman Sound – accompanied by the fascinating play of colour and light on the landscape, it makes for a crowning conclusion to your expedition. Here you can reflect on an experience granted to but a few people: the circumnavigation of Spitsbergen.

    No matter when you experience this great adventure – each of the four expeditions on the BREMEN brings together the wonders of Spitsbergen in its own fascinating way. Spectacular all round!

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Tromsoe/Norway, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Scheduled flight from Tromsoe – Oslo – 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:

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: OSLO – THE NORDIC FJORD METROPOLIS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: NORWEGIAN FASCINATION: FROM OSLO TO BERGEN
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME C: OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES AROUND TROMSOE

    Important note on this expedition:
    All expeditions around Spitsbergen are characterised by a great natural experience in a remote region of the planet. All of our experience and careful preparation notwithstanding, the actual itinerary therefore depends on the local conditions. A change in itinerary may become necessary, primarily due to the weather and ice but also perhaps due to official guidelines. The number of advertised days at sea, the landings and the ice conditions can vary from cruise to cruise. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on local conditions.

    A cruise for young explorers

    Anyone wanting to be a great explorer has to start at an early age. That’s why our crew and a renowned expert are offering age-appropriate activities for those aged 10 to 17 years old on this short cruise. In diverse and entertaining activities, they will teach the young explorers and inspire their curiosity and inquisitiveness.

    Children up to and including the age of 17 travel in their (grand)parents’ cabin for € 60 per night.   


    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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