Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise to include BRE1604.
Scheduled flight Germany – Buenos Aires
City tour, overnight stay with breakfast
Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 22.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Dream destination for birdwatchers: the Falkland Islands
Board the BREMEN’s Zodiacs for the first time and discover a fascinating, abundant world of birds at close range. On several flexible landings, you will experience this unique ecosystem at first hand, joining experts to observe rockhopper and Magellanic Penguins, which share their habitat with kelp geese, black-browed albatrosses and steamer ducks. By contrast, the small capital of Stanley appears to be “very British”. Discover Victorian houses and the world’s southernmost Anglican church.
Relaxation at sea
Unforgettable encounters in South Georgia
Three expedition days packed with great experiences lie ahead, when glaciated mountain summits on the horizon announce your approach to this unique animal paradise. Hundreds of thousands of king penguins live on the coasts and hillsides of the island and bring the stunning landscape to life. On up to three trips and landings each day with the Zodiacs, you can experience this rich animal kingdom up close, and see elephant seals fighting over a harem or observe gentoo penguins and thousands of king penguins breeding and raising their young. Prominent experts with extensive experience in the Antarctic will be able to tell you all about the fauna and flora. In Grytviken, for example, you will be able to immerse yourself in the exciting history of polar exploration. Visit the tiny whalers’ church built in 1913, and the grave of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose legendary Endurance expedition came to a fortunate end on South Georgia.
Relaxation at sea
South Orkney Islands , South Shetland Islands , Antarctic Peninsula , Antarctic Circle
You will also gain an insight into the everyday lives of modern polar researchers on the South Orkney Islands, where, weather permitting, you will be taken ashore in the Zodiacs to visit the Argentinian Orcadas research station (subject to authorisation). And with a little luck, you will have your first sighting of majestic icebergs off Signy Island.
Thrilling moments in the ice: the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula Brown Bluff will take your breath away as it rises up before you, with its more than 700 m high brown tuff cliffs standing proud between two mighty glaciers. This panorama is accompanied by the cries of countless kelp gulls as well as cape and snow petrels. The Zodiacs will bring you ashore so that you can get acquainted with the Adelie penguins that live here in a large colony of several thousand animals. A hike along the coast with explanations from the experts on the biology of the colony and the geology of the island promises to provide fascinating insights. Deception Island is an unforgettable highlight of your cruise. The entrance into the caldera of this volcanic island is an experience in itself – as is the cruise through Paradise Bay: glaciers tower hundreds of metres above and snow-covered mountains line the bay in which icebergs as high as houses float. The team of experts accompanying you will open up new fields of knowledge and will visit the Antarctic continent with you if the weather and ice conditions permit landing. One of the most impressive shipping passages in the world is the Lemaire Channel: mountains up to 1,000 m high line the strait of water and seem to be almost within reach as a mystical tranquillity prevails.
Sailing through the Drake Passage
Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
Charter flight to Buenos Aires
Overnight stay with breakfast
Scheduled flight Buenos Aires – Germany
Arrival in Germany
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:
A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition to Antarctica. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions.
Extend and save with the combination discount for subsequent cruise BRE1604.
Dr Monika Steinhof studied biology, prehistory, protohistory and archaeological botany. Her particular area of interest is in natural landscapes and the way these are changed by humans and animals. She will be providing some fascinating input, expressing her enthusiasm for the resourcefulness of the Antarctic, and making an enriching contribution to your expedition.