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MS BREMEN - from Lisbon to Dublin
Cruise BRE1610
17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015 (12 days)
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17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

Expedition around Ireland - Rugged, wild and beautiful: Europe’s emerald isle

MS BREMEN - from Lisbon to Dublin

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Cruise BRE1610

17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

12 days (0 days cruise only)

    Zodiac rides to remote coasts, wandering mystical sites, walks through flourishing landscapes and dreamy towns: look forward to a very special expedition on the BREMEN that takes you from Portugal to Spain and on to an almost complete circumnavigation of Ireland.


    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 € 400

    Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise to include BRE1611.

    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

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Scheduled flight Germany – Lisbon
    Lisbon/Portugal, departure 20.30 hrs

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Leixoes (Porto)

    European cultural treasures

    As the explorers of great seafaring nations all those years ago, you will begin your cruise on the Iberian Peninsula and set out for “new territory” in seemingly familiar regions. The legacy of bygone eras can be seen throughout Portugal’s secret capital: get to know Porto on a river trip on the Douro and wine tasting* – with an old town that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    La Coruna/Spain

    In Spain, La Coruna beckons you to the present. The glazed facades of the new town reflect the modern, and contrast with the “Tower of Hercules” lighthouse from Roman times. The pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela*, a monument to the Romanesque, early Gothic and baroque periods, is a timeless destination for pilgrims worldwide. But for true explorers, Europe’s heaven on earth lies a little further north.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Scilly Isles/England

    Flourishing island gems

    As your route moves north, your fascination with exploration will grow, and soon you will reach the Scilly Isles, which belong to Cornwall. One day, two islands, countless impressions: during a walk on Tresco and a visit to the Abbey Gardens, with over 4,000 exotic plants, you will almost feel as though in the tropics. The neighbouring island of St. Mary’s, whose picturesque coastal landscape is perfect for walking, beckons with natural beauty.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Southern Ireland (Cork, cruising off Cape Clear)

    Ireland: breathtaking from every angle

    Where Europe remains wild and untouched, thrilling expedition days await you. With the manoeuvrable BREMEN, you will circumnavigate almost the whole of Ireland and take to the Zodiacs to explore the wonderful landscape and Irish soul. Cork exudes typical Irish charm with its Victorian houses, narrow alleyways and “The Four-Faced Liar”, as the church tower in Shandon is known due to the fact that its four clocks all show different times. Since the wind constantly shifts the hands, the clocks almost never all show the same time. Time seems to have stood still on the famous Rock of Cashel*. First the seat of the kings of Munster, it later belonged to the bishop. Today, Ireland’s history is set in stone on a hill 65 m high. Is it really – as the legend claims – inhabited by fairies and spirits? The picturesque village of Kinsale and its history* are based on reality, not fairy tales. Here, the Irish defeat by the English invaders in the 16th century destroyed their hopes for independence. However, the desire for a better home accompanied the Irish emigrants as they passed by Cape Clear. When the BREMEN cruises off the “tears of Ireland”, you might be lucky enough to spot some whales and dolphins.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Western Ireland (cruising off Great Skellig and Little Skellig, Bere Island, Dingle, cruising off the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands)

    Breathe deeply and enjoy the pure, refreshing sea air when Great Skellig appears in the Atlantic like a sandstone pyramid. On top of the rock sits a well-preserved monastery from the seventh century, bearing witness to the lives of monks in the early Middle Ages. Off the rugged cliffs of Little Skellig, you will be greeted by flaps and cries. This is the nesting place of the world’s second largest colony of gannets, together with puffins and other sea birds. Bere Island: Breathtaking coastal formations and unspoilt nature are the focus. It is a dream destination for bird and whale watching and hiking. Wild, rugged cliffs and fine sandy bays form the Dingle Peninsula, the pearl of the county of Kerry. Ideal terrain to enjoy wonderful panoramas, and not just on a tour on Mount Brandon*. The natural beauty along the Ring of Dingle* and Kerry’s famous coastal road are equally impressive: picturesque beaches, green hills and cliffs, the latter outdone by the Cliffs of Moher. A spectacular, 200 m high vertical natural backdrop against which the BREMEN will cruise and you will enjoy fascinating sights. Your expedition feeling will intensify off Inishmore, one of the Aran Islands. Will the weather permit a Zodiac landing?

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    North of Ireland (Killybegs, cruising off Slieve League, Tory Island )

    Go ashore to explore numerous pre-Christian and early Christian remnants and the prehistoric Dun Aengus fort. And if you think these impressions cannot be exceeded, Killybegs will bring further surprises: a tour through the 16,000-hectare Glenveagh National Park* will enchant you with deep-blue lakes, the three highest mountains in the county of Donegal and the famous Glenveagh Castle on Loch Veagh. Alternatively, you can embark on a spectacular hike to the cliffs of Slieve League*, the highest in Europe at over 600 m. Feel a sense of delight on board the BREMEN as well when, if the weather is good, these cliffs glow in shades from red to orange in the evening light. The realm of the last king of Ireland; Tory Island is a true bird paradise. You can watch oystercatchers, lapwings, corncrakes, peregrine falcons and northern gannets here.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Warrenpoint/Northern Ireland

    Warrenpoint is a premiere for the BREMEN and an insider’s tip. On the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches meet. This is evident in Armagh – Ireland’s Rome* with two impressive cathedrals, each bishop’s seat belonging to one of the denominations. Your visit to Belfast* will give you an insight into the lively heart of Northern Ireland and completes the circuit of your diverse expedition between vibrant culture and unspoilt nature.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Dublin/Ireland, arrival 4.00 hrs
    Scheduled flight Dublin – 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: FLYING VISIT TO LISBON
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: EXPLORING DUBLIN

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

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

     

    A biology specialist in the team of experts

    Brigitte Fugger began her career as a biologist at Heidelberg University. After completing her studies, she focused on birds of prey and wading birds. This trained falconer and expert in bird calls has already accompanied over 150 study cruises.


    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
    MS BREMEN - from Lisbon to Dublin Expedition around Ireland - Rugged, wild and beautiful: Europe’s emerald isle
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