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MS BREMEN - from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen
Cruise BRE1612
17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015 (10 days)
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17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

Expedition to Iceland and Spitsbergen - North Sea fascination with fire and ice

MS BREMEN - from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen

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Cruise BRE1612

17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

10 days (0 days cruise only)

    A breathtaking expedition to two spectacular island worlds on both sides of the Arctic Circle: Iceland’s untamed natural world with volcanoes, geysers and waterfalls. This will be followed by Spitsbergen – the realm of the polar bears – with glaciers, fjords and untouched wilderness. An adventurous premiere combination for the BREMEN.


    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
    • 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 Frankfurt – Keflavik
    Journey to Reykjavik/Iceland, departure 22.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Iceland (Arnarstapi , cruising off Latrabjarg, Akureyri, Grimsey )

    Iceland: endless beauty

    Sparse and lush, grey and green, bubbling and icy – the many sides of Iceland’s will enchant you from the outset. An initial impression of this world of contrasts will be provided by the Snaefellsnes Peninsula – Iceland in miniature. With an unrestrained power, the sea has forged bizarre pillars, archways and caves on the basalt coast. After your first landing, the panoramic view in the small fishing village of Arnarstapi is shaped by Stapafell mountain. Marvel at the region’s volcanic system on a jeep tour to Snaefellsjoekull volcano*, which – covered in ice and snow and rising almost 1,500 m high – dominates the national park. Jules Verne described its crater as the starting point of A Journey to the Center of the Earth. The lava field of Klifhraun on your walk to the cliffs of Soelvahamar* will seem like a geological history book written in stone. The stories passed down through the generations are an important part of Iceland’s history: on the trail of the sagas*, mystical lava formations and Helgafell, the “holy mountain of the Vikings”, illustrate the stories of the past. Our experts will provide information that cannot be found in any book. For example, when the BREMEN cruises off the bird-inhabited cliffs of Latrabjarg – the nesting place of thousands of puffins, guillemots and auks. At the time of your cruise, there will also be plenty of chances to observe the giants of the seas, as humpback, fin and minke whales return to the north after the winter. Akureyri, a northern gem, is home to the writer Jon Sveinsson and famous for its diverse botanical gardens. Words cannot express the wonderful landscape that awaits you when you travel to the Godafoss waterfall and Midge Lake*. The heathens are said to have consigned their pagan idols to the thundering Godafoss during the process of Christianisation. And the name of Lake Myvatn (or “Midge Lake”) refers to the swarms of midges that often hover over the mystical waters like pulsating clouds of fog. Experiencing the volcanic landscape of Askja from the air* promises a very special experience, covering the “desert of crimes”, caldera and turquoise crater lake. You can also experience one of the greatest joys on earth by riding Icelandic horses*. Your knowledge will keep pace with these many impressions as the experts provide fascinating insights into topics such as geology, the animal kingdom and the Viking history of Grimsey. Large colonies of birds nest on the remote volcanic island in the steep cliffs that plunge into the sea.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Cruising off Jan Mayen/Norway

    Your route of discovery continues on to the Arctic Ocean and cruising off the island of Jan Mayen, with an active volcano and stunning glaciers. And while the temperature drops, your thirst for adventure will grow in time for the next natural spectacle.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Spitsbergen (including Prins Karls Forland, Ny-Alesund, Moellerhafen (Cross Bay), Raudfjord, Magdalenefjord, Isfjord)

    Spitsbergen: polar bears ahead!

    Massive glaciers, deep fjords and untouched wilderness: your eventful days on the coasts of Spitsbergen will be characterised by adventure. When the Dutch seafarer Willem Barents set out in 1596 to find a northeast passage to Asia, he discovered the archipelago and named it after the peaked mountains. Explore the habitat of whales, Arctic foxes, polar bears and walruses in great detail thanks to the captain and crew’s years of Arctic experience. Again and again, they will react flexibly and spontaneously to guarantee you unforgettable moments. For example, if you are lucky enough to hear a cry of “Polar bear spotted!” Depending on the weather and ice, you can explore the Arctic scenery in a particularly exciting manner and observe the wildlife from close proximity – for example, on the small island of Prins Karls Forland, where walruses often gather in herds. The area around Ny-Alesund provides a spectacular backdrop for watching sea birds: it was here that Amundsen and Nobile set out in 1926 in the airship Norge and were the first people to reach the North Pole. Today, the location is home to a few researchers focusing on climate change. Glaciers and ice, awe and fascination: Moellerhafen (Cross Bay) will not be the only place where the landscape takes your breath away. Unforgettable scenes also abound in the Raudfjord with its red-tinged mountain slopes. In the Magdalenefjord, you will gain insights into the former whaling tradition and gaze in astonishment at the majestic glacial backdrop. Expansive tundra and peaked mountains shape the Isfjord and its neighbouring fjords – one of Spitsbergen’s largest fjord systems at over 100 km long. Overwhelming dimensions that the BREMEN will explore depending on the conditions. Look forward to the diversity of an unforgettable expedition to an amazing world.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen/Norway, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Charter flight Longyearbyen – Duesseldorf**

    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: ICELANDIC IMPRESSIONS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: OVERNIGHT STAY IN DUESSELDORF

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

    ** Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the destination airport for the return flight.

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

     

    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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