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MS BREMEN - from Belem to Iquitos
Cruise BRE1606
17.07.2018 - 17.07.2018 (21 days)
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Amazon Expedition - Deep insights into the treasure chest of our planet

from Belem to Iquitos

Cruise BRE1606

17.07.2018 - 17.07.2018

21 days (0 days cruise only)

    A legendary river: the Amazon is not just the world’s longest river; it also brings life to the green heart of South America. Only a small, manoeuvrable expedition ship like the BREMEN and its Zodiacs can travel this deep and this far into such fantastic explorer territory. Enjoy an expedition full of natural wonders and exceptional cultural experiences.


    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.

    The highlights of 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

    At anchor

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Sao Paulo – Belem

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Overnight stay with breakfast (mid-range hotel)

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    City tour Belem/Brazil, departure 18.00 hrs (subject to the tides)

    Secret treasure chests of the Amazon
    More than 4,000 km of fascinating and diverse experiences lie ahead when you go on board the BREMEN in Belem to follow the course of the Amazon. A treasure chest to which this expedition holds the key, unlocking spectacular natural wonders and intense cultural encounters. When the weather conditions and currents are favourable, you will make numerous trips and landings with the Zodiacs to explore the arms of the river and get an up-close experience of the rainforest. Experts will always be on hand to help hone your eye for the wonders of flora and fauna, which remain hidden to other travellers.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Day trip through the Breves Channels

    As soon as it passes through the narrow Breves Channels in the Amazon Delta, the BREMEN will demonstrate its advantages as a manoeuvrable expedition ship. The ship will take you along winding waterways past tropical vegetation on the river banks, including buriti and acai palms and the stilt huts of the Cabaclos communities.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

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

    Every time you look at the river banks, you will make new discoveries, such as various species of heron, buzzard and hawk in Guajara. Just as impressive are the water buffalo, which weigh over a tonne and stand in the river to graze on the water plants in peace. Embrace their serenity and enjoy some relaxing hours in the village of Alter do Chao. On the white sandy beach of the emerald-green Rio Tapajos, you will feel like you are in the Caribbean as you bathe in the warm water. The evocative rhythm of South America: dramatic dancing and intoxicating music are what your time in Parintins is all about. The colourful “Bumba-meu-boi” show will give you a special feel for the joie de vivre of the natives. Another impressive experience is a Zodiac tour of Canacari, where you can see natural beauty in all its splendour. The magnificent Victoria amazonica – the world’s largest water lily – is a sight to behold with leaves that grow up to 3 m in diameter.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Manaus/Brazil

    Accompanied by the sounds of the jungle, you will arrive in Manaus, the capital of the federal state of Amazonas. This city on the Rio Negro owes its legendary prosperity to the rubber boom. One of the testaments to these riches is the magnificent Teatro Amazonas, featuring marble portals from Verona and crystal chandeliers from Murano. Follow the trail of the region’s highlights and discover the city’s history and opera house* as well as the natural spectacle of the Meeting of the Waters: Enjoy some amazing views of the “black” Rio Negro flowing alongside the yellow Rio Solimoes for kilometres on an aerial tour above Manaus*. In the water, a completely different kind of encounter awaits when you swim with pink dolphins*.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Upstream on the Upper Amazon with Zodiac landings
    (including?Badajos, Cuxiu Muni, Rio Jutai, Leticia, Pevas, Nauta)

    The upper reaches of the Amazon: ideal for the BREMEN
    Beyond Manaus, the Amazon narrows, flattens and begins to wind even more. Thanks to its shallow draught, the BREMEN can continue along the river. The ship will then head westward to provide you with some unforgettable opportunities to observe nature and wildlife. At Badajos, for example, yellow-headed blackbirds and black-capped donacobius fly over the sweetgrass of the riverbanks and hummingbirds flap their wings over the mistletoe flowers. Sometimes, legendary pink dolphins play around the ship. A natural setting that only really comes to life after dark. For example, following your visit to the native village of Cuxiu Muni, you will take a Zodiac trip by night. Accompanied by the chorus of hundreds of frogs and cicadas, you will be able to observe caymans and nocturnal animals such as bats. Enjoy an unforgettable daytime expedition on the Rio Jutai, a unique ecosystem and home to toucans, macaws and magnificent varieties of orchid. Taste the fruits of the region at the lively markets in the Colombian city of Leticia. Back in unspoilt natural surroundings, the inhabitants of the traditional native village of Pevas will enchant you with traditional dancing and crafts. For an adventurous finale to your expedition, the BREMEN will set a course for destinations the other side of Iquitos. The village of Nauta and other settlements lie so far upstream on the Amazon that they can only be reached in high water. Whether the BREMEN will manage to do deep into these dense jungle habitats will only become clear when you are on board. Back in Iquitos, you will be able to look back on these and many other great expedition moments.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Iquitos/Peru, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight to Lima
    Overnight stay with breakfast

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    City tour
    Scheduled flight Lima – Frankfurt

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    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 CITY
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCAS

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

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

    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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