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MS BREMEN - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
Cruise BRE1614
17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015 (13 days)
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17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

Expedition to north-western Greenland - Icy new terrain in the realm of the Inuit

MS BREMEN - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq

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Cruise BRE1614

17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

13 days (0 days cruise only)

    What is life like at the northern end of the planet? Where are whales the dominant species? How far into these remote, icy regions can the BREMEN actually go? The answers can be found on an expedition route that combines Greenland’s natural wonders and cultural history in a true Arctic adventure.


    Expedition
    Young Explorers
    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

    Charter flight Duesseldorf* – Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 14.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Western coast of Greenland
    (including Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Bay, Uummannaq, Storoen, Ukkusissat, Marmorilik, Upernavik)

    Wonderland north of the Arctic Circle

    Greenland leaves nobody cold: look forward to intensive expeditions that barely seem to end thanks to the midnight sun. In the magical light, your premiere expedition will highlight the most fascinating aspects of the Inuit kingdom. On Disko Island, you will step through a whalebone gateway in Qeqertarsuaq, entering a world in which kayaks, huskies and colourful houses are vibrant national symbols. In the 18th century, the appearance of whales resulted in the establishment of the fishing settlement. Majestic glaciers, imposing mountain slopes and Arctic tundra shape your hike with the experts to the Windy Valley. Disko Bay is one of Greenland’s most beautiful and spectacular natural wonders with gigantic ice masses towering before your eyes. Watching from the Zodiacs, it seems almost unreal as the drifting icebergs perform their magical “water ballet”, shimmering in the sunlight. No less impressive are the wonders on land: Uummannaq has a “heart” for explorers. The small town sits below a heart-shaped mountain and stands out thanks to its inhabitants’ hospitality. A hike with your experts will take you to “Santa’s Castle”, the setting of a Danish TV series. A Zodiac landing on the desert isle of Storoen, which has an almost lunar landscape, will be just as film worthy. Your experts will impart fascinating knowledge about its geological composition and the play of colours from ochre to red. With a little luck, you will hear “Whale spotted!” here as these waters are one of the stomping grounds of the giants of the sea. Throughout your expedition, you can expect unforgettable wildlife sightings. But all creatures in this region are subordinate to Sedna, the Inuit goddess of the sea. The myths about her have been passed down over generations through tales and songs. A traditional show in the traditional hunting and fishing village of Ukkusissat will give you a glimpse of these stories. The turbulent past is also reflected in a plaque commemorating Rasmus Villumsen, who was born here and companion to Greenland pioneer Alfred Wegener. Both lost their lives in 1930 while attempting to take provisions to a party camped in the middle of the icecap. The history of Marmorilik, until 1990 a mining site for marble, lead and zinc, is hewn into the rock. In Upernavik, time seems to stand still in the world’s most northerly open-air museum – just like the sun, which lends the colonial buildings a particular sheen. What served as the women’s boat in the whaling era – the umiak – is your Zodiac (you will be able to view one of these boats here) and will allow you to capture an array of special perspectives as you continue north.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    North-western coast of Greenland
    (including Parker Snow Bay, Old Thule/North Star Bay, Qaanaaq, cruising off Cape York)

    Only nature knows the route

    The further north the BREMEN goes, the greater the excitement on board. Will the ice allow us to travel to landscapes with sightings of musk oxen, reindeer and sea eagles? To do so, the ship takes full advantage of its ice class – even if it means searching for walruses, seals and polar bears along the edge of the ice. And then a premiere destination awaits you: Parker Snow Bay. Accompany the experts on a walk to the glaciers - with a bit of luck you may see arctic hares.

    Polar researcher Knud Rasmussen must have seemed to be heaven sent back in 1909 when he founded a missionary station at North Star Bay and later Old Thule, the world’s most northerly trading post. He began many expeditions from Qaanaaq, which was moved during the Cold War to make way for a US airbase. Explorer Robert Peary also set out from here for the North Pole in 1909. He is commemorated by a memorial on Cape York, where the BREMEN will cruise.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Western coast of Greenland
    (Kangersuatsiaq, Saqqaq, Eqip Sermia Glacier, Sisimiut)

    For the first time, the ship will head for Kangersuatsiaq, situated on a small island in the Upernavik archipelago. A typical Greenlandic spot where life revolves around hunting and fishing. Saqqaq also shows its “sunny side” – the translation of its name – with a picturesque cityscape surrounded by a wonderful backdrop of icebergs, resplendent and magical during an evening cruise off the Eqip Sermia Glacier. You will get up-close in the Zodiacs and marvel at the ridge more than 7 km in length. Your thrilling Arctic adventure will slowly draw to a close in the wonderful old town of Sisimiut and on a hike to Tele Island.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight Kangerlussuaq – Duesseldorf*

    * Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the airports of departure and arrival.

    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.

     

    A marine geology specialist in the team of experts

    After studying geology and palaeontology, Dr Gerd Hoffmann-Wieck conducted research on the Baltic Sea and in the North Atlantic. He also travelled to the fjords of Greenland for geo-archaeological investigations. An experienced guide on numerous expeditions, he will impart his knowledge during fascinating presentations.


    A cruise for young explorers

    Anyone wanting to be a great explorer has to start at an early age. That’s why our crew and a renowned expert are offering age-appropriate activities for those aged 10 to 17 years old on this short cruise. In diverse and entertaining activities, they will teach the young explorers and inspire their curiosity and inquisitiveness. Children up to and including the age of 17 travel in their (grand)parents’ cabin for € 60 per night.


    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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