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MS BREMEN - from Callao to Belem

Expedition South and Central America with Panama Canal: magnificent chapters from a picture book world

MS BREMEN - from Callao to Belem
Cruise BRE1805
20.03.2018 - 08.04.2018 (21 days)
from € 7.640 from CHF 9‘168 from $ 9.170 from £ 5.580
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20.03.2018 - 08.04.2018
from € 7.640 from CHF 9‘168 from $ 9.170 from £ 5.580

Expedition South and Central America with Panama Canal: magnificent chapters from a picture book world

MS BREMEN - from Callao to Belem

from 7,640 €

Cruise BRE1805

20.03.2018 - 08.04.2018

21 days (18 days cruise only)

    The region where the southern and northern hemispheres meet and the Panama Canal connects the oceans is an Eldorado for adventurers. Whether you are discovering ancient civilisations, studying the colonial era, observing exotic jungle animals or enjoying paradise islands, follow in the footsteps of Columbus and become an explorer of this continent.


    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.

    Price specials - Attractive combination discount of € 600

    Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise with BRE1806 (applies to categories 1 – 7).

    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

    Show arrival travel package
    Optional bookable
    Monday, 19.03.2018

    Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Lima
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 20.03.2018

    City tour

    Tuesday, 20.03.2018

    Callao (Lima)/Peru, departure 17.00 hrs

    Callao is Peru’s biggest harbour and close to the capital, Lima. Despite chaotic traffic conditions, a constant grey mist that the locals call “garua”, and the rapidly growing shanty towns – formerly known as “barriadas” and today called “pueblos jovenes” – numerous historic sights dating from the colonial era and impressive collections of Peruvian art offer visitors a wealth of interesting impressions.

    Wednesday, 21.03.2018

    Peru (Salaverry)

    Journey back in time to unspoilt nature
    Your exciting and diverse expedition begins in Salaverry in Peru. From here, you will travel back through time to discover the Huaca del Dragon Temple and Chan Chan*. Follow in the footsteps of the Chimu civilisation in what was once their capital city – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the former settlement area of the Mochica culture – which is around 2,000 years old – and the ruins of important Chimu shrines in the Moche Valley with the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon*. Built from millions of adobe bricks, the former is the largest solid construction in the Americas, whilst the latter is known for its luminous paintings and murals. These cultural treasures are followed by natural spectacles.

    Thursday, 22.03.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 23.03.2018

    Ecuador (Isla de la Plata , Manta)

    Isla de la Plata in Ecuador translates as “silver island”. It is said that Sir Francis Drake hid treasure here. It won’t take you too long to discover the island’s real riches: the animal life here – including red-footed boobies and Nazca boobies, frigate birds, turkey vultures and lava lizards – makes it a kind of miniature Galapagos. Your hike in Pacoche National Park* starts in the city of Manta on the Ecuadorian coast. Passing various vegetation zones, discover the tropical forest reserve with its colourful orchids, banana palms and orange trees. Alternatively, see perfect workmanship on the “coast of craftspeople*”, where ivory nut carvings, ceramic figures and the famous Panama hats are produced.

    Saturday, 24.03.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 25.03.2018

    Panama City/Panama, arrival 17.00 hrs

    A lifeline between two oceans
    As you cross the equator you come ever closer to the highlight of your cruise: the Panama Canal. It dominates the region as well as the lives of people and animals that live here, and it will also play a major role in your activities around Panama City, which will allow you to experience the canal from different perspectives on shore. Isla Flamenco is situated directly in front of the skyline of Panama’s capital city, and when the BREMEN drops anchor here in the evening, your first walk will show just how closely modernity and the past exist here side by side. Enormous container ships at the shore contrast sharply with the historical buildings of Casco Viejo – the old town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beyond the city’s limits you will discover a very different kind of hustle and bustle during a nocturnal walk through the rainforest* – accompanied by the mysterious noises of the jungle. It is unforgettable – as are the activities by boat and cable car the next day: Gatun Lake and the rainforest*. Here the Panama Canal is a large reservoir; in its narrow side branches, you might spot capuchin monkeys, caimans and toucans. You will also see luscious green vegetation as you glide along. On the excursion to Panama City’s old town and the Miraflores Locks*, old and new converge. Alternatively, you can visit the Embera Indians* in the Chagres National Park, travelling in rustic, motorised canoes. Experience their hospitality and enjoy music and dancing under the leafy canopy of the ancient tropical jungle. And then you will finally see it – the highlight of the cruise – on a day trip on the Panama Canal.

    Tuesday, 27.03.2018

    Panama City, departure 5.00 hrs
    Daytime passage through the Panama Canal

    It is a technical masterpiece full of history and individual stories. Opened over 100 years ago, it is over 80 km (49 mi.) long and nowadays it is also one of the most important waterways in the world. The canal has undergone – and is still undergoing – extensive expansion so that it can take increasingly bigger container ships. Your team of experts will provide exciting facts about its construction and its significance, making the data and the details come alive. From the deck, enjoy views of grasslands, dense jungle and wild mangrove forests.

    Wednesday, 28.03.2018

    San Blas Islands

    When you arrive on the Caribbean side, the picture book world of the San Blas Islands welcomes you. The beaches are almost snow white, the water is turquoise and the vegetation is a deep green: let yourself relax on the beach and feel like Robinson Crusoe as you swim and snorkel.

    Thursday, 29.03.2018

    Santa Marta/Colombia

    Dream Caribbean destinations
    The world’s highest coastal mountains provide the backdrop for your expedition day in the land of coffee. One of Colombia’s most important ports is also a premiere destination for the BREMEN: Santa Marta. Take in the city’s history as you follow in the footsteps of Simón Bolívar*, the courageous national hero. Meanwhile, in the Tayrona National Natural Park* nature becomes the main protagonist: on a hike through the tropical dry forest you will learn fascinating facts about flora and fauna – rounded off by glorious views of the wild coastline.

    Friday, 30.03.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 31.03.2018

    Willemstad/Curacao

    Curacao is where Caribbean dreams come true: here the sky appears to melt into the ocean, and the beaches and the sun gleam as though trying to outdo each other. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Willemstad, with its old town, has a European appearance, which reveals its Dutch roots. Discover picturesque colonial buildings during a walking tour of the city*, or take an island tour* and be amazed by the powerful waves in the Shete Boka National Park.

    Sunday, 01.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 02.04.2018

    Port of Spain/Trinidad

    The name Trinidad is based on a very different wonder of nature: it was Christopher Columbus who named the island after the Holy Trinity, inspired by its three mountain peaks. The boat trip through the Caroni Bird Sanctuary* is heaven for birdwatchers.

    Tuesday, 03.04.2018

    Scarborough/Tobago

    The neighbouring island of Tobago is a jewel of nature, lined with picturesque beaches, palm forests and cliffs. Get closer to the lush vegetation and exotic animals on a hike through the rainforest*  – the oldest in the western hemisphere.

    Wednesday, 04.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 05.04.2018

    Ile Royale/Iles du Salut/French Guiana

    You will be captivated by the Ile Royale: enjoy the freedom of exploring the ruins of this former penal colony individually – before the BREMEN sets sail for Brazil.

    Friday, 06.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 07.04.2018

    Belem/Brazil, arrival 16.00 hrs (subject to the tides)
    Overnight stay on board

    Belem, the gateway to the Amazon, marks a relaxing end to a very varied cruise: this is where the picture book is closed.

    Sunday, 08.04.2018

    Belem/Brazil

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 08.04.2018

    Scheduled flight to Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro
    overnight stay with breakfast

    Monday, 09.04.2018

    Scheduled flight from Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro to Germany

    Tuesday, 10.04.2018

    Arrival in 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.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCAS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: RIO DE JANEIRO – THE FUN-LOVING CITY

    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.

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

    A geographer in a team of experts

    Geography expert Ole Stapelfeld makes facts and theories come alive through practical examples. He will make use of this skill when he shows you South and Central America away from the typical tourist routes. His specialist knowledge of developing and emerging countries was gained through his studies (geography, Portuguese philology and urban development) and on his many backpacking adventures.


    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.
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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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