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MS BREMEN - from Iquitos to Belem
Cruise BRE1607
15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018 (18 days)
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Expedition Amazon - Right into the green heart of South America

from Iquitos to Belem

Cruise BRE1607

15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018

18 days (0 days cruise only)

    The fascination of the world’s greatest river system is surely the way it reveals a new face each and every day. Time and again, you will be entranced by the natural spectacle of the Amazon and its exotic flora and fauna. The BREMEN will take you up-close, while its Zodiacs will bring you into the very heart of this impressive natural habitat just waiting for you to explore.


    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.

    Price specials - Extend and save

    Benefit from the special rate to extend your cruise and simply stay on board in Belem after your Amazon Expedition to join us for our subsequent Atlantic crossing (BRE1608). You can stay in the cabin you booked and travel at a very attractive rate to relax and enjoy the service and comfort on board the BREMEN for another nine days. A magical experience of the ocean from Brazil to the Canaries.

    • Enjoy your return journey to Europe in comfort on board the BREMEN – saving yourself the long transatlantic flight. (Travel package from Tenerife bookable separately.)
    • Stay in the cabin you booked and benefit from the exclusive savings for combination travellers (valid for twin and single cabins): only € 990 per person (extension price for the sea cruise BRE1608).

    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

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Lima
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Charter flight to Iquitos/Peru, departure 18.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Downstream on the Upper Amazon with Zodiac landings
    (including Libertad, Leticia, Rio Jutai, Cuxiu Muni, Rio Negro)

    Where the extraordinary is at home
    As soon as you go on board in Iquitos, your adventure sets off on its winding course. The BREMEN can sail deep into this explorer’s paradise – it is as though this small expeditionary vessel was made for the task. The Zodiacs are particularly in their element here and are constantly in use. Depending on the weather conditions and currents, these robust motorised rubber boats will take you on many landings and trips down narrow waterways to discover the overwhelming wonders of nature and give you a close-up view of life in the world’s greatest rainforest. Such as in the settlement of Libertad, where you will meet the welcoming Yagua natives. Formerly nomads who once hunted with poisoned arrows and blowpipes, they now demonstrate their dexterity with works of art, handicrafts and traditional masks. Immerse yourself in the fascinating river life, where children keep iguanas, monkeys and parrots as pets. You will also experience the mouth-watering abundance served up by the lush plant life in Leticia, an important trade centre in the border triangle of Colombia, Peru and Brazil. At the markets on the riverbank, you cannot fail to be impressed by the tropical fruits and vegetables with their enticing colours and fragrances. Only the Zodiacs can go even deeper into the jungle along the many side branches and tributaries such as the Rio Jutai, which you can explore in detail. Going ever deeper into the green heart of South America, you will glide past vine-hung trees and bromeliads with stunning, bright-red flowers. Time and again, your eyes will seek the Amazon parrots and blue-and-yellow macaws perched high up in the tops of the trees. In Cuxiu Muni, too, you can experience the fascinating animal kingdom. Here you will see large-billed terns fishing in the water and saffron finches picking seeds out of the floating water grass. Follow that up with a late-evening Zodiac tour and succumb to the magic of a tropical night watching caimans and bats.

    Nature’s colour palette
    Be witness to a colourful natural spectacle at the Meeting of the Waters: the “black” Rio Negro flows alongside the yellow Rio Solimoes for kilometres without mixing. Water level permitting, the BREMEN will linger as you explore the riverbanks alongside the Rio Negro, making it all the more likely that you will be able to observe the wide variety of animal species. With the manoeuvrable Zodiacs, you will be able to explore this nature conservation area, where you will visit small hidden settlements.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Manaus (Amazon)/Brazil

    The river of life carries you further downstream towards the capital of the Brazilian federal state of Amazonas: Manaus. The city in the middle of the rainforest is home to magnificent treasures such as the Teatro Amazonas, whose splendid interior with crystal chandeliers and marble portals was transported here from Europe. Its construction was made possible by the proceeds from the rubber boom during the 19th century. An excursion to the city’s history and opera house* brings to life the history of the former Portuguese fortress and missionary base. The seventh biggest city in Brazil and the Meeting of the Waters can be seen on from an especially spectacular perspective on an aerial tour above Manaus*.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

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

    Paradise stretching as far as the eye can see
    Accompanied by the screams of howler monkeys, you reach Parintins, where you experience the contagious rhythm of life and joie de vivre of South America. With colourful costumes and their intoxicating music, the dancers tell the ancient legend of the resurrection of a bull. But nature has its moving moments, too: butterflies the size of plates dance through the air and tiny hummingbirds silently flap their wings over the water – all against the background of a many-voiced chorus coming from the jungle. Alter do Chao, the “Caribbean of the Amazon”, greets you with its white-sand beaches. Enjoy a swim in the warm water before diving into the exotic animal kingdom of Guajara, where you will be able to observe many different species of birds and powerful water buffalo.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Day trip through the Breves Channels

    When passing through the narrow Breves Channels in the Amazon delta, enjoy the sounds and fragrances of the rainforest once more from so close up that it feels as though you could almost touch it – a fitting finale to your magnificent expedition.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Belem, arrival 5.00 hrs (subject to the tides)
    Scheduled flight Belem – Frankfurt

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    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: MACHU PICCHU – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCAS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: RIO DE JANEIRO – THE FUN-LOVING CITY

    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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