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MS BREMEN - from Hamburg to Lisbon

Circumnavigation of western Europe (musical cruise): a work of European beauty

MS BREMEN - from Hamburg to Lisbon
Cruise BRE1715
29.09.2017 - 10.10.2017 (10 days)
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29.09.2017 - 10.10.2017
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Circumnavigation of western Europe (musical cruise): a work of European beauty

MS BREMEN - from Hamburg to Lisbon

from 3,409 €

Cruise BRE1715

29.09.2017 - 10.10.2017

10 days (11 days cruise only)

    Set sail into the golden autumnal sunlight and enjoy a symphony of artistic treasures and architectural masterpieces set in historical cities and picturesque villages. Explore a kaleidoscope of European culture in harmony with picturesque landscapes. Captivating dream destinations in five countries await you – accompanied by exclusive classical concerts in special locations.


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    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.

    Price specials - Attractive combination discount of € 300

    Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise with BRE1716 (applies to categories 1 – 7).

    The highlights of this cruise

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    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

    At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

    Friday, 29.09.2017

    Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
    Hamburg, departure 19.00 hrs

    Sunday, 01.10.2017

    Ostende/Belgium, from 8.00 to 17.00 hrs

    Medieval Belgium
    You will set sail from Hamburg to discover Europe’s beautiful works of art and charming countryside. As the BREMEN pulls away from the port, the Elbphilharmonie concert hall looks like a musical clef from the deck – already putting you in the mood for the cultural and musical programme that awaits you. You will experience the first part on the Belgian North Sea coast in Ostende, once known as the “queen of the seaside resorts”. Small ports like this along your route offer plenty of different opportunities for discovery, whether you explore on your own or go on our exciting excursions. Romantic Bruges* will transport you back to the Middle Ages. In the old town – which has been almost completely preserved – the glory of days gone by still seems to resonate. The same applies to medieval Ghent*. Previously a centre of the cloth trade, its old port and historic guildhalls reflect the many facets of its history.

    Monday, 02.10.2017

    Portsmouth/Great Britain, from 9.00 to 19.00 hrs

    The magical nature of England
    A mystical atmosphere envelops you near Portsmouth when you puzzle over the prehistoric stone circles of Stonehenge*. Created by druids? Intended to calculate the lunar orbit? Historic Winchester and its cathedral* are also full of timeless magic. The cathedral is one of the longest in Europe. The city harks back to the era when this was England’s capital, and the legend of King Arthur’s Round Table is brought to life in the Great Hall. Rather than draw their swords, nature lovers will pick up paddles here: a kayak tour of the New Forest National Park* provides an active way for you to explore riverbanks lined with pines and oaks that look like something straight out of a fairy tale. This outing in nature will get you in the mood for several culture-filled days on the picturesque coast of France.

    Friday, 06.10.2017

    Aviles/Spain, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Premiere destinations in Spain and Portugal
    In the north of the Iberian Peninsula, the regions of Asturias and Galicia reveal charming Spanish contrasts. Aviles is included on the BREMEN’s route for the first time. Here, history and modernity exist in harmony. On one side, there is the old town with its merchants’ houses and baroque palaces, while on the other, there is the futuristic Centro Cultural Internacional, created by the Brazilian star architect Oscar Niemeyer. Wander between different worlds as you explore Aviles and Cabo de Penas* and discover picturesque fishing villages and superb beaches at Asturias’ northernmost tip. The history of the old royal city of Oviedo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site*, is no less varied. This is where the Christian reconquest of the country after the Moorish invasion began. Here your route will take you to a host of monuments from the eighth and ninth centuries.

    Tuesday, 03.10.2017

    Honfleur/France, from 8.30 to 17.30 hrs

    French inspiration
    Norman landscapes, architecture and art all converge at the mouth of the Seine: Honfleur, with its picturesque harbour and half-timbered buildings, is one of the gems of Normandy. On a walking tour of the beautiful, winding alleys of Honfleur and Deauville*, you will see what once inspired Renoir and Monet. The latter paid tribute to Rouen, the “city of 100 steeples”*, with his series of paintings of the cathedral. A cliff hike* along the Falaises d’Etretat – the famous chalk cliffs – will make you feel as though you are in a Matisse painting. Indeed, this is where he set up his easel.

    Wednesday, 04.10.2017

    St. Malo, from 7.00 to 17.30 hrs

    7Discover the history of St. Malo: here, behind defensive walls, the historic city centre reveals its exciting past as the capital of privateers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Another beautiful sight is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mont Saint Michel* bathed in golden sunlight. The team of experts on board will tell you the secrets of this monastic island, with its church that reaches up high into the sky.

    Thursday, 05.10.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 07.10.2017

    Celeiro (Viveiro), from 8.00 to 13.00 hrs

    Now it is time for Galicia to also reveal its picture book side. The route begins in Celeiro, near Viveiro. Surrounded by green forests, high mountain ranges and fjord-like coastlines, the villages of Galicia* have remained unspoilt. You will discover remote places that were real melting pots around 200 years ago – something that has left its mark on the language and culture of this region today. Alternatively, go on a coastal walk* on Monte Faro, where you will be rewarded with glorious views of the sea, before the BREMEN heads to Marin, its next premiere destination and the port of Pontevedra.

    Sunday, 08.10.2017

    Marin (Pontevedra), from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs

    It is worth visiting the centre, where the famous Ferreria fountain provides welcome refreshment to pilgrims from all over the world walking the St James’s Way. During a hike along the St James’s Way*, you’ll find a “fountain” of exciting information. This is one of the most popular secondary routes of the “camino”, which runs from Porto to the most famous pilgrimage site in Europe: Santiago de Compostela*, a monument to romanticism, early Gothic and the baroque. Thanks to the specialist knowledge of your experts, you will be able to trace the history of this city, which goes back over 1,000 years.

    Monday, 09.10.2017

    Viana do Castelo/Portugal, from 8.00 to 14.00 hrs

    A journey into the past will take you to the medieval lanes of Viana do Castelo, one of the most beautiful towns in Portugal. Stroll through the historic centre or walk up to the Santa Luzia Basilica on the hill for an impressive panoramic view. Historic Braga* is surrounded by densely wooded countryside and is one of the country’s most important religious centres. Taking in Portugal’s oldest cathedral Se is a wonderful experience – and not just for architecture lovers. The same applies to the baroque church of Santa Cruz, with its beautiful azulejo ceramic tile work. Finally, from the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary perched high up on a hill, you can look back over your experiences: the many facets of Europe have rarely been as clear as they were during this cruise on the BREMEN.

    Tuesday, 10.10.2017

    Lisbon/Portugal, arrival 7.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 10.10.2017

    Scheduled flight from Lisbon to 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:

    Guided Pre and Post-Programs

    Our proven pre and post programs cover a wide range of excursions and experiences and are accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. For all travelers who like to share experiences in a group of like-minded people.

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: LISBON AND ROYAL SINTRA

    Your individual Travel arrangements

    Our travel concierge will be pleased to tailor exclusive travel arrangements to your wishes. From trendy design hotels to luxury beach resorts to insider tips for the most exciting metropolises - exclusive recommendations can be found here and at www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Your travel concierge is available to you before traveling and on board.

    YOUR INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – HAMBURG

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

    An art historian in the team of experts

    Dr Ralph Quadflieg studied art history and archaeology in Cologne, London and Cairo. For more than 30 years, he has travelled the world as a specialist tour guide for study cruises. One of his particular interests is the history of European art, and he will provide you with plenty of insight into this along the route.


    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 (cruise only) includes, among other things:

    • Expedition in the booked category
    • Full board on the ship (early bird breakfast, breakfast, 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 service in every cabin; on the HANSEATIC, also access to a private e-mail account as well as an integrated video-on-demand system
    • German ship, cruise and expedition management as well as a German- and English-speaking service crew on board
    • Sending and receiving e-mails (up to 1 MB) free of charge
    • Comprehensive information about the cruise, service handbooks about the flora and fauna of 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 and Nordic Walking are provided on loan (subject to the destination and 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 insurance, cancellation fee insurance (both only included for guests of the European Economic Area and Switzerland) and bankruptcy insurance.
    This cruise is currently fully booked – our customer service will gladly put you on the waiting list: +49 40 3070 3050
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    Please note that this cruise is conducted in German.

    You will find more information, especially with regards to vaccination and visa requirements, in the General Information section.

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