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MS BREMEN - from Tenerife to Lisbon
Cruise BRE1609
17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015 (14 days)
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17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

Expedition Azores - Long live the Azores

MS BREMEN - from Tenerife to Lisbon

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Cruise BRE1609

17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

14 days (0 days cruise only)

    Hikers and nature lovers will be in their element here. Set sail on the BREMEN and its Zodiacs for all nine islands in the Azores at the most beautiful time of the year. Bizarre volcanic landscapes, hot springs and lush, green vegetation await your intensive explorations – as do the numerous whales and dolphins. This expedition is your personal key to a Garden of Eden in the middle of the Atlantic.


    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 - Attractive combination discount of € 300

    Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise to include BRE1610.

    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
    • Cabins 409 and 411 have disabled facilities
    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 - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Madrid – Tenerife**
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife/Tenerife/Spain, departure 21.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Funchal/Madeira/Portugal

    Pioneering spirit in all its splendour
    It is hard to believe there are so many surprising facets of Madeira, Portugal’s green oasis in the Atlantic. During your spectacular arrival in the port of Funchal, you will have a view over the high mountains that surround the city. A jeep tour of Madeira* along winding roads and away from tarmacked routes will offer you a succession of wonderful views. Gain insights into the island’s famous irrigation system on a levada hike* along this stone lifeline, which runs for more than 2,000 km.

    Like a settler and seafarer of old, the BREMEN will continue northwest until an Atlantis-like archipelago suddenly appears before you: the multifaceted, diverse Azores.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Santa Maria/Azores

    Great natural experiences ahead

    The Azores, a hiker’s paradise, are still a largely unknown destination for discerning explorers. Lakes surrounded by flowers and lush volcanic craters are punctuated with green valleys and bustling towns. Where whales are the dominant species, you will experience unforgettable panoramas and expedition moments at the most beautiful time of the year. The first highlight is your visit to Santa Maria. In addition to picturesque sandy beaches and white houses, it is the small farming communities that will enchant you on a hike to the Pedreira do Campo stone quarry*.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Sao Jorge

    Your route also takes in Sao Jorge, whose expansive plateaus and volcanic cones are reminiscent of a dragon. Appropriately, Saint George, the dragon slayer, is the island’s patron saint. A walk around the island* will take you right into the rich native vegetation. Particularly stunning are the many fajas, lush, green stretches of land formed by cooled lava, where tropical fruits and even coffee are cultivated. Get a taste on an excursion with fajas and coffee tasting*.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Western Azores (Flores, Corvo )

    You will set foot on Flores, the island of flowers, for a roundtrip*. A sea of flowers in intense colours, the waterfalls and bizarre rock formations will be a delight for all nature lovers.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Central Azores (Graciosa, Terceira, Pico , Faial)

    The eternal fascination of volcanoes and whales

    Even from afar, Corvo, the smallest of the Azores, stands out from the others. The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is home to many species of birds and marine mammals. Your individual shore visit with the experts will centre on the caldera, which is around two million years old. Seldom visited, the island of Graciosa is a real insider’s tip. Surrounded by small bays, it offers gently rolling volcanic cones, vineyards and white windmills with red domes. Discover its natural beauty and volcanic soul on n a hike to the Furna do Enxofre *. Much livelier is the island of Terceira, which was part of the transatlantic trade routes in the 16th and 17th centuries. Angra do Heroismo, once a supply port for Spain and Portugal, is now considered the most beautiful town in the Azores. See for yourself on an island tour of Terceira and the World Heritage Site of Angra do Heroismo*, where you will walk past palaces, churches and country houses, seemingly on a journey through time.

    By contrast, the landscape of the island of Pico is characterised by over 100 volcanoes and deep-black rocks, with Portugal’s highest mountain rising above it all. When you embark on a tour, large sections of the crater island of Pico* will show it to be the most inhospitable island in the archipelago. Impressive rocks and lava fields form the backdrop to the once flourishing whaling location of Lajes. With enriching presentations from your experts on board, you will delve deep into the world of the ocean giants. And the story of the marine mammals continues on the island of Faial. Until the 1980s, hunting whales was still a major part of everyday life. The people who have circumnavigated the globe in Peter Cafe Sport in the harbour of Horta will certainly have plenty to say about this and more. A scenic journey to the Capelinhos volcano* in the centre of the island tells of the elemental forces of the earth. Explore the natural surroundings more actively on a hike around the Faial Caldeira*, which is around 2 km in diameter, 400 m deep and crowned with magnificent views.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Sao Miguel

    The largest of the Azores, Sao Miguel, is fertile terrain for growing tobacco, wine grapes and pineapples, and is Europe’s only tea plantation. The scenery is characterised by laurel and eucalyptus trees, and the island’s volcanic heart is full of bubbling springs and the smell of sulphur. Experience this diversity when you set out for Furnas’s fumaroles* or embark on a jeep tour to the crater lakes of Sete Cidades*. Alternatively, take a local boat with a positioning system and an expert guide for some whale watching – in search of sperm whales*. This cruise will also offer plenty of opportunities for spectacular encounters with various whale and dolphin species – both on guided excursions and from the deck of the BREMEN. The captain may even spontaneously change course for this very purpose. Look forward to a range of experiences on each island in the Azores, which you will explore on your unforgettable expedition.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Lisbon/Portugal, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Scheduled flight Lisbon – Germany

    Pre & Post-Program 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: TENERIFE’S ENCHANTING GARDENS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: FLYING VISIT TO LISBON

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

    ** Our tip for your direct arrival at the cruise departure point: instead of a connection with a changeover in Madrid, many charter airlines offer direct flights. You can find out more and book flights at your travel agency.

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

     

    Marine mammal specialists in the team of experts

    Andrea and Wilfried Steffen have been working to protect whales and dolphins for years, and they have their own research centre in the Caribbean. Their sperm whale protection project Dominika was awarded the environmental prize Trophee des Femmes in 2012. On board, the two authors of a number of publications will discuss the fragile underwater habitat in vivid detail.


    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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    Additional included services

    The Cruise Price Includes

    • Expedition in the booked category
    • Full board on the ship (early bird breakfast, breakfast, late morning bouillon, lunch and dinner, afternoon coffee and tea with pastries, midnight snack)
    • All landings or rides in the ship’s own Zodiacs or tenders (potential admission fees or guided tours by local tour guides not included)
    • Experienced experts give lectures, provide in-depth answers to questions about the cruising area and accompany Zodiac landings
    • Champagne awaits you in your cabin on your day of arrival
    • Mini bar filled with soft drinks in the cabin (refilled daily)
    • Flat screen, DVD player and Wi-Fi in every cabin. On the HANSEATIC, these also provide access to your private e-mail account as well as an integrated video-on-demand system
    • Sending and receiving e-mails (without attachments) free of charge
    • German ship, cruise and expedition management as well as a Germanand English-speaking service crew on board
    • Comprehensive information about the cruise, service handbooks about the flora and fauna of the Amazon, the Arctic and Antarctica as well as expedition maps
    • Information about the port or destination (when available) in the cabin in the form of pocket-size travel guides
    • Depending on the destination, warm parkas and rubber boots as well as snorkelling equipment, Nordic Walking poles and bicycles are provided on loan on board both expedition ships (subject to availability)
    • Free use of all on-board facilities (except services of the photo shop, hairdresser, massage, boutique, Internet)
    • Harbour and airport fees
    • Travel cancellation expenses insurance
    • Bankruptcy insurance
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