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MS BREMEN - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
Cruise BRE1616
17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015 (19 days)
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17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

Expedition to the heart of the Northwest Passage - Explorers wanted for legendary sea route

MS BREMEN - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq

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Cruise BRE1616

17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

19 days (0 days cruise only)

    Experience the legend of the Northwest Passage in the wake of great seafarers. When the BREMEN sets sail for natural adventures along the icy coast of Greenland and deep into the Canadian Arctic, you will add your own chapter to the history of this sea route. Populated by polar bears, walruses and icebergs, your journey will become the destination.


    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

    Duesseldorf* – Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 14.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Western coast of Greenland (Disko Bay, Storoen, Uummannaq)

    Northwest Passage: the heart and soul of great explorers

    Bizarre ice, wild animals and nautical challenges – one of the world’s most famous sea routes combines fascinating history and thrilling natural experiences. When you trace your finger along the map, you are tracing the lifelines of numerous pioneers who have lent their names to many of the straits of water and islands in this region. At the beginning of the 20th century, Roald Amundsen completed the first full passage. To this day, various thrilling legends abound about this part of the Canadian Arctic, and you will follow in their path on this expedition. When ice determines the course, the pioneering spirit of times gone by will come to life on board the BREMEN. A challenge to which the ship rises with its highest ice class and experienced crew. Again and again, the captain and officers will decide which route to take. Look forward to a great adventure.

    Disko Bay is an impressive precursor to the many natural spectacles on this cruise: ride in the Zodiacs between the drifting icebergs and watch the enormous ice formations that are released into the bay from the ice fjord. When the BREMEN sets sail for Storoen, the sudden appearance of humpback and fin whales always produces a wave of excitement. When you land on the “desert isle”, you will almost feel like you have landed on the moon, while the experts explain the geological composition of the coastal landscape. Cultural insights will be provided by Uummannaq, one of the most beautiful settlements in Greenland with typically colourful wooden houses and “Santa’s summer house”. A museum recalls the expeditions of Alfred Wegener, a German who conducted research in Greenland.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Pond Inlet/Baffin Island/Canada

    The history of exploration in the Northwest Passage comes to life in Baffin Bay, named for the English seafarer William Baffin, who came here in the 16th century on the search for a possible passage. Once you have visited Pond Inlet on Baffin Island and gotten to know a small, hidden Inuit village, the BREMEN will travel to the Lancaster Sound, and the excitement will grow: your personal chapter in the history of exploration awaits you.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    In the heart of the Northwest Passage
    (including Devon Island, Somerset Island, cruising in the Victoria Strait, Jenny Lind Island, Cambridge Bay/Victoria Island, Prince of Wales Island, cruising in Peel Sound, Beechey Island)

    The irrepressible feeling of adventure

    In the wake of great pioneers, you will head to the heart of the legendary passage. Expeditionary territory perfect for the BREMEN and its Zodiacs. Explorations and trips ashore in this region – for example on Devon Island – are only possible with robust motorised rubber boats. Spectacular glaciers line the coast, where you will see musk oxen, Arctic hares and maybe even your first polar bears. The further the BREMEN goes into the labyrinth of islands and ice, the closer you will feel to the first explorers all those years ago. Follow in their footsteps on Somerset Island, for example. In 1848, James Clark Ross landed here on the search for the missing Franklin ships, which are said to be frozen in ice at the entrance to the Victoria Strait. The fascination on the water continues on land: keep an eye out for polar bears, owls and reindeer, and not just on Jenny Lind Island. Victoria Island is also ideal for wildlife sightings. In Cambridge Bay, the wreck of the Maud, one of Roald Amundsen’s ships, bears silent witness to the bravery of seafarers in times gone by.

    Depending on the ice, you will set out on a Zodiac ride on Peel Sound into the habitat of orcas, seals and walruses, and to Prince of Wales Island which is known for its natural treasures, the spherical geodes. The island was discovered in 1851 during the search for John Franklin’s expedition. Aside from three sailors, whose graves were found on Beechey Island, the team remained missing. Your paths may perhaps cross with those of the polar bears, who roam the archipelago in search of food.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Baffin Island

    Finally, the BREMEN will take some time to explore the magnificent fjords of Baffin Island. Mountains and ice shape the expansive home of the Inuit with an impressive landscape, including the majestic Kisimngiuqtuq glacier.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Sisimiut/Greenland

    Back in Greenland, Sisimiut – with its open-air museum and Inuit culture – provides an atmospheric closing chapter to your very personal Northwest Passage adventure.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

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

    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.

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

     

    A geology specialist in the team of experts

    Among the many interests of Dr Arne Kertelhein, historian and author of various specialist books, are the dramatic expeditions of the great polar explorers. His extremely captivating lectures focus on the challenges and nature of the polar world of extremes.


    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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