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MS BREMEN - from Bali to Shanghai
Cruise BRE1706
17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015 (19 days)
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17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

Expedition to Java, Borneo and the Philippines – South East Asia: island realm of natural wonders

MS BREMEN - from Bali to Shanghai

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Cruise BRE1706

17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

19 days (0 days cruise only)

    A route like a lifeline that reveals much about the character of exotic island worlds. Study the behaviour of the orangutans in the rainforest, learn how the native peoples live and retrace cultural developments. An island realm ideal for the small 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

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Denpasar

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Benoa/Bali/Indonesia, departure 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Semarang/Java

    Where a thirst for discovery finds fertile ground

    Coffee, sugar, tobacco and rubber – when it comes to exporting Java’s local treasures, the port of Semarang is extremely important. With its fascinating mix of colonial heritage and Javanese culture, it is the starting point for exploring the idyllic countryside. Passing plantations and elaborate rice fields, you will approach the Borobudur Temple*, one of the world’s largest Buddhist complexes and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the religious heritage of Java on the hill of the 1,000 Buddhas.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Badas Islands and Natuna Islands

    Led by your expeditionary spirit, the BREMEN then heads for the South China Sea. Even for the captain and crew, the Badas Islands and Natuna Islands are truly new territory. Together, you will explore secluded beaches and exotic snorkelling sites, subject to official approval. New destinations ideal for the BREMEN!

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Borneo (Muara/Brunei, Kota Kinabalu (Sabah)/Malaysia, Mantanani Islands , Sandakan)

    Kingdom of the orangutans

    With its natural diversity and magical culture, the island of Borneo exceeds all expectations. Unspoilt rainforests and tropical mangrove swamps are home to fascinating flora and fauna. This is one of the last habitats for orangutans and rare proboscis monkeys. On the north coast, the Sultanate of Brunei, with the coastal city of Muara, is a kingdom for explorers. If weather conditions are favourable, take a boat trip through Temburong National Park*, one of the oldest rainforests on earth. Immerse yourself in river life in a water taxi and a traditional long boat. Alternatively, the Brunei Museum and a boat trip through the mangroves* come together in Bandar Seri Begawan for intensive insights into culture and nature. Unforgettable: the water village of around 3,000 stilt buildings with schools, mosques and businesses that houses around 30,000 people, while proboscis monkeys and exotic birds reside in the mangrove forests. Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) was shaped by rubber, rattan, honey and wax trading during British colonial times. Today, the region is primarily known for its numerous species of orchids and butterflies. On a nature trail through Kinabalu National Park*, you will explore the jungle up-close. Alternatively, you can deepen your impressions of Borneo* on a ride in typical boats past mangroves and a floating village of sea nomads. The BREMEN will head for unknown shores in the Mantanani Islands. Subject to official approval, two islands in the group will become your expeditionary territory. This will increase your chance of spotting some rare manatees. Multicultural contrasts abound in Sandakan with colonial-style buildings, mosques, Christian churches and Chinese temples. In the conservation area in the middle of the jungle, apes previously kept illegally are cared for and prepared for life in the wild. Look forward to intensive encounters with Borneo’s exotic wildlife on an excursion to see orangutans and proboscis monkeys on a visit to the wildlife park*. Watch the primates as they play and feed. Or set out on the search for apes and numerous species of bird on the Kinabatangan River through Borneo’s natural world*.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Philippines (Puerto Princesa, Busuanga, Malcapuya Island , Subic)

    Island gems off the beaten path

    Your sea route through the magical world of the Philippines takes you to Puerto Princesa on Palawan, one of the region’s most beautiful islands. Dense tropical forests grow right to the coasts with their fine sandy beaches. A scenic journey on Palawan* allows you to explore the natural surroundings, including a visit to a crocodile and butterfly farm. Only a few adventurers before you have let their yearning draw them to the islands of the Calamian Group. With its shallow draught, the manoeuvrable BREMEN is in its element, taking you past shallow lagoons and towering limestone cliffs to the island of Busuanga. Here, a trip on an outrigger boat will take you to Lake Kayangan*, a hidden, bright turquoise crater lake. Bathing and snorkelling in the clear waters, you can see down to the bottom of the sea and marvel at shimmering stalactites. Known for its powder-white beaches, Malcapuya Island provides plenty of room for relaxation. On a hike with a guide to the jungle*, locals will tell you which medicinal plants and sources of food can be found in the forest of Subic.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Batan Island

    Batan Island, part of the island group of the same name, will introduce you to a surprisingly different world. This spot of earth hidden in the Philippine Sea might remind you of Ireland: rugged coastline and lush green hills, thatched stone houses and a white lighthouse. An extraordinary destination that will earn the same description as the other natural wonders on your expedition: unforgettable!

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Shanghai/China, arrival 7.00 hrs (subject to the tides)
    Scheduled flight Shanghai – Germany

    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: BEACH DAYS ON BALI
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: BALI – ISLAND OF THE GODS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SHANGHAI – THE ALLURE OF OPPOSITES
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: HIGHLIGHTS OF CHINA: SHANGHAI, XIAN AND BEIJING

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

     

     

     

    A geography specialist in the team of experts

    Numerous backpacking trips took your expert, Ole Stapelfeld, who is fascinated by the tropics and subtropics, to the craters of active volcanoes and the beaches and reefs of remote coasts and islands. Use his knowledge of the countries and people along your route to gain a new insight into South East Asia.


    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 Bali to Shanghai Expedition to Java, Borneo and the Philippines – South East Asia: island realm of natural wonders
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