On board MS BREMEN from Montevideo to Ushuaia

Expedition Antarctica – pioneering days in the kingdom of penguins

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Majestic icebergs glittering like jewels in the sun await your discovery. Relaxing days at sea will put you in the mood for encounters with penguin colonies, seals and elephant seals, which you will be able to observe on Zodiac rides and landings.


from Montevideo to Ushuaia

Cruise dates:from 16.11.2016 to 08.12.2016 (22 days)
Your ship: MS BREMEN
Cruise number: BRE1622

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.
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Itinerary

Wed, 16.11.2016

Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Montevideo

Thu, 17.11.2016

Montevideo/Uruguay, departure 19.00 hrs

Fri, 18.11.2016
- Sun, 20.11.2016

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 21.11.2016
- Tue, 22.11.2016

Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands

Just as moving as the history of the British overseas territory, the abundant bird life becomes apparent as soon as the Zodiac takes you to the coast. With more than 60 different species, including rockhopper penguins, Magellanic penguins and albatrosses, the island is a paradise for ornithologists. During natural history walks along the coast, your experts will provide fascinating information about the head-high tussock grass and the Victorian houses in Stanley.

Wed, 23.11.2016
- Thu, 24.11.2016

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 25.11.2016
- Sun, 27.11.2016

South Georgia

South Georgia

Days of breathtaking expedition experiences lie ahead when glaciated mountain summits and deep fjords on the horizon signal your approach to this unique animal paradise. Flexible, spontaneous and impressive: the Zodiacs are used several times a day to let you experience very special wildlife sightings. For example, standing with the experts in front of a gigantic colony of king penguins. The island is home to almost 200,000 animals inhabiting the steep slopes and coasts – such as Salisbury Plain, which is covered by birds begging for food, or the Gold Harbour beach where fur seals and elephant seals sleep through your visit. The biologists, geologists or glaciologists accompanying you will intensify your unique natural experiences with surprising details about the masses of animals. At the former Grytviken whaling station, the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton recalls the bravery and adventure of times gone by. Making a heroic effort, he once saved his team after the ship was forced to spend winter in the pack ice. It is an example of the lifelines of the polar explorers you will cross on every expedition.

Mon, 28.11.2016
- Tue, 29.11.2016

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 30.11.2016
- Sat, 03.12.2016

South Shetland Islands , Antarctic Peninsula

South Shetland Islands

Towering basalt rocks, bizarre volcanic rock, black volcanic beaches and fossils up to 150 million years old: the archaic beauty of the Antarctic’s largest island group is also a history book of geology – and Antarctic exploration. After being forced to abandon their ship in the ice, Shackleton’s men spent the winter on the rocky Elephant Island. In good weather, we can set out in smaller boats to reach destinations such as Half Moon Island. Walk across vast fields of snow and enjoy beautiful views of the rugged neighbouring Livingston Island, the home of majestic elephant seals. Your impressions will be just as unforgettable when the BREMEN calls at Deception lsland. Thanks to its shallow draught, the ship can sail directly into the flooded caldera of the extinct volcano. Flanked by rock faces up to 50 m in height, the black sand in front of you gives off steam as a testament to a past eruption – and you in the heart of the scenery.

Antarctic Peninsula and outlying islands

Where weather and ice dictate the route, only a genuine expedition ship like the BREMEN can guarantee the full Antarctic experience: enjoy unforgettable moments when, for example, you first set foot on the Antarctic mainland near to Paradise Bay. Snow-capped summits surround the bay, where icebergs the size of houses drift and glaciers tower hundreds of metres above. The imposing glacier cliffs, such as those of Neko Harbour, generate a sublime soundscape. And gentoo penguins stretch as far as the eye can see – including on Cuverville Island, for example, surrounded by drifting icebergs. One of the most impressive shipping passages in the world is the Lemaire Channel: mountains up to 1,000 m high line the strait of water and seem to be almost within reach. The Neumayer Channel and Port Lockroy provide panoramic views of glaciers that are no less breathtaking. The former British research station is one of the historical sites of the Antarctic and has been transformed into a museum – only a handful of people live here to record first-hand observations of hundreds of birds and numerous penguins.

Sun, 04.12.2016
- Mon, 05.12.2016

Sailing through the Drake Passage

Tue, 06.12.2016

Ushuaia/Argentinia, arrival 6.00 hrs
Charter flight to Buenos Aires
overnight stay with breakfast

Wed, 07.12.2016

City tour
Scheduled flight Buenos Aires – Germany

Thu, 08.12.2016

Arrival in Germany

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

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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: MONTEVIDEO – A CITY OF THE PAST AND FUTURE


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: IGUACU

Experts on board

On every expedition, you will be accompanied by renowned experts in various fields. Biologists, glaciologists, geologists and historians will make you experience the wonders of the sixth continent even more intensely. Fascinating on-board presentations, interesting pointers during Zodiac rides and compelling expert knowledge on your natural history excursions ashore will broaden the horizons of your knowledge.