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MS BREMEN - from Lisbon to Sal
Cruise BRE1620
17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015 (13 days)
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17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

Expedition to Atlantic island worlds - Contrasting coastlines during a golden October

MS BREMEN - from Lisbon to Sal

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Cruise BRE1620

17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

13 days (0 days cruise only)

    Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde – a trio of locations with which the BREMEN will extend your summer. Bizarre volcanic landscapes and fertile valleys, picturesque villages and endless beaches. Discover facets of the islands on diverse excursions and your own explorations.


    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 Germany – Lisbon
    Lisbon/Portugal, departure 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Funchal/Madeira, arrival 12.00 hrs

    Colourful flora in the Atlantic

    It is hard to believe there are so many surprising contrasts on Madeira, Portugal’s “island of eternal spring”. Setting out from Funchal, a jeep tour of Madeira* will lead you to fishing villages and up to the 1,500 m high Paul da Serra plateau. Alternatively, a levada hike* will take you along the island’s famous irrigation system through a stunning landscape. Taking a tukxi through Funchal* – an electric vehicle with open sides – will present life in the tiny alleys from a different perspective. It is also thrilling to explore the island capital at your own pace – for example, in the evening after dining in the on-board restaurant. Stroll along the promenade and mix with the islanders in the cafes. There is plenty of room here – and on the Canary Islands – for individual discoveries.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Funchal, departure 13.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Santa Cruz de la Palma/La Palma/Spain, 9.00 – 0.00 hrs

    Unknown terrain on a famous archipelago

    With their mild climate and wonderful natural surroundings, the Canary Islands are a popular destination, particularly in autumn. But few visitors know the beauty of the three islands on the BREMEN’s route. Look forward to their diversity: La Palma, the heavily forested “isla verde”; La Gomera, with its World Natural Heritage Site and unique whistling language; El Hierro, the rugged, tranquil UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The natural spectacles continue when the imposing volcanic landscape welcomes you to La Palma. With its 16th- and 17th-century buildings, the coastal city of Santa Cruz is of great cultural and historic value. Take the opportunity here to explore the old town at your own pace and stroll along the Avenida Maritima with its typical wooden balconies. Nature lovers can take a ride to the Caldera de Taburiente national park* along breathtaking escarpments to one of the world’s largest erosion craters. The north of La Palma* is remote and pristine. Small villages invite you to get to know the country and people.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    San Sebastian/La Gomera, 7.00 – 0.00 hrs

    As an explorer, you will find yourself in famous company in San Sebastian on the island of La Gomera. This is where Columbus set out for America. Your route, however, will take you to Garajonay National Park*, past banana plantations to evergreen laurels and dense ferns. The cloud forest of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site will let your fantasy take flight: this is also the starting point for a hike through the El Cedro rainforest*, one of the oldest in the world.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Puerto de la Estaca/El Hierro, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    The grand forces of nature have even shaped El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands. Away from the tourist routes, the BREMEN will help you to discover an unspoilt landscape with steep rocky coasts and expansive pine forests. A hike to the Arbol del Garoe*, the sacred tree, follows in the footsteps of the native inhabitants. According to legend, the moisture of the clouds was caught in its crown and supplied the people with water – a tale depicted in the island’s coat of arms. A symbol of the unending sky and sea, the blue flag of Cape Verde waves to you in greeting.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Cape Verde
    (Sao Vicente, Santo Antao, Sao Nicolao )

    Africa’s picturesque outpost

    A sea full of contrasts awaits you on Cape Verde. Gentle bays, fine beaches, desert landscapes, magnificent mountains and lush forests bid you welcome. Around 350 days of sun per year will shed a special light on features such as the colonial treasures and African joie de vivre on these islands rarely explored by tourists. The cultural capital is Mindelo on Sao Vicente. Along the seafront promenade, at the African market and in the old town, a walking tour of Mindelo* will introduce this melting pot of cultures. Mindelo and Baia das Gatas* provide a fascinating contrast: pure nature, created by elemental forces and demonstrated by the bizarre lava formations in the “bay of cats”. Alternatively, you can travel away from paved roads and go off-road* to delve deep inland for spectacular views of mountain massifs and volcanic craters. The untamed natural elements have also given Santo Antao an unmistakeable look. The island of mountains, wind and water is a true hiker’s paradise. Travelling on foot through the fertile Paul Valley will bring you particularly close to nature on the pristine island of Santo Antao*. Alternatively, be enveloped by the scent of eucalyptus on a scenic journey* on former trading routes – with insights into the production of the traditional grogue. The seldom-visited island of Sao Nicolao seems virtually untouched. Dragon trees, protected thanks to their valuable resin, line your route. On a hike through a bizarre mountain world*, you will find out how much effort is required to farm the very steep, fertile slopes. Alternatively, enjoy island impressions* that range from high ridges to fertile valleys and picturesquely situated villages. Unforgettable – the wonderful diversity of this cruise during golden October days.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Palmeira/Sal/Cape Verde, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Day room until late evening (mid-range hotel)

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Scheduled flight Sal – Frankfurt

    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 B: LISBON AND THE COSTA DO ESTORIL

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

     

    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 Sal Expedition to Atlantic island worlds - Contrasting coastlines during a golden October
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