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MS BREMEN - from Belem to Iquitos

Amazon Expedition: deep insights into the treasure chest of our planet

MS BREMEN - from Belem to Iquitos
Cruise BRE1806
08.04.2018 - 25.04.2018 (21 days)
from € 8.840 from CHF 10‘608 from $ 10.610 from £ 6.460
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08.04.2018 - 25.04.2018
from € 8.840 from CHF 10‘608 from $ 10.610 from £ 6.460
This cruise is currently fully booked – our customer service will gladly put you on the waiting list: +49 40 3070 3050

Amazon Expedition: deep insights into the treasure chest of our planet

MS BREMEN - from Belem to Iquitos

from 8,840 €

Cruise BRE1806

08.04.2018 - 25.04.2018

21 days (17 days cruise only)

    A legendary river: the Amazon is not just the world’s longest river; it also brings life to the green heart of South America. Only a small, manoeuvrable expedition ship like the BREMEN and its Zodiacs can travel this deep and this far into such fantastic explorer territory. Enjoy an expedition full of natural wonders and exceptional cultural experiences.


    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
    Friday, 06.04.2018

    Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Belem

    Saturday, 07.04.2018

    Overnight stay with breakfast (mid-range hotel)

    Sunday, 08.04.2018

    City tour

    Sunday, 08.04.2018

    Belem/Brazil, departure 17.00 hrs (subject to the tides)

    Monday, 09.04.2018

    Day trip through the Breves Channels

    In the midst of a mysterious world
    The first explorers called it a “green hell”. Today, the Amazon is considered an earthly paradise. No river is as long, and no rainforest is as diverse and virtually unexplored. In the spirit of adventurers and scientists, this expedition will enable you to explore this pristine, magical world – for example, during breathtaking daytime passage through the Breves Channels. The small BREMEN is in its element in this labyrinth – the diverse shores close enough to touch: banana trees, cashew trees and a host of small settlements of wooden buildings on stilts.

    Tuesday, 10.04.2018 to
    Friday, 13.04.2018

    Upstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Rio Pucurui, Guajara, Alter do Chao, Parintins, Canacari)

    Depending on the weather and currents, the Zodiacs will be lowered to the water again and again on this cruise to take you deep into the winding waterways on numerous rides and landings such as the Rio Pucurui, which is lined with buriti and acai palms. The colours of the toucans, yellow-headed caracaras and saffron finches sparkle in the lush green leaves – and these are just three of over 1,000 species of bird that will catch your eye in the Amazon. But alongside around 3,000 species of fish, the “kings” of the river are the mammals: with a little luck, pink dolphins will make an appearance when you reach Guajara. Is the legend true? Can they really transform into young men to entice away the girls? And how deep into the water must the mighty water buffalo wade to graze on the floating vegetation? Be it mythology or biology, the experts on board will have the answer. Wherever you turn, the jungle surprises with stories and impressions, as Alter do Chao will demonstrate: on the emerald-green Rio Tapajos, you will suddenly find yourself on an almost Caribbean beach. Unsurprisingly, bathing in the Amazon will be enjoyable and relaxing. Tropical surroundings bursting with cultures
    The middle point of the world’s largest river is dominated by contrasts between the traditional and the modern. Lush nature on the one hand, vibrant culture on the other. Parintins is a prime example of atmospheric customs. The inhabitants revel in the atmosphere of the “Bumba-meu-boi” dance spectacular with colourful costumes and intoxicating music. Back in the deep green of the jungle, the Zodiacs transport you to curiosities of creation. In Canacari , these are the leaves of the giant water lilies, up to 3 m (10 ft) in diameter, which seamlessly connect with the floating carpet of grass. Be it red bromeliads, pink Gustavia leaves or blue-and-yellow macaws in the treetops, the diversity is there for all to see.

    Sunday, 15.04.2018

    Manaus

    The city of Manaus is filled with very different contrasts. Modern glass facades sit alongside classical and art nouveau buildings on a tour of the city’s history and opera house*. An aerial tour above Manaus* highlights the coexistence of civilisation and nature in breathtaking fashion. The Meeting of the Waters can be seen as an allegory for this, where the “black” Rio Negro joins the clay-yellow Rio Solimoes; the two rivers do not mix immediately, but flow alongside each other for several kilometres.

    Tuesday, 17.04.2018 to
    Monday, 23.04.2018

    Further upstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Lago Ajura, Cuxiu Muni, Rio Jutai, Panelas, Leticia, Pevas)

    The beating green heart
    In the shallow waters of the upper reaches of the Amazon, you will experience South America’s lifeline close-up. Very few ships can travel these waters – ideal expeditionary territory for the BREMEN. Colourful orchids and brilliant passion flowers highlight the beauty of remote locations, and not just in Lago Ajura. How do the people live in harmony with nature? The answer to this question can be found in Cuxiu Muni, for example: the traditional native community provides fascinating insights into their everyday lives. In the late evening, when the many-voiced choir of cicadas echoes over the river, the Zodiacs will set off into the tropical night. Will you succeed in finding one of the caimans hunting in the dark? During the day, you will have many opportunities to observe monkeys and birds such as the purple-throated flycatcher in the “igapo” forest of the Rio Jutai. In the Zodiacs, you will head into side branches and tributaries to explore the unique ecosystem. While you glide past the brilliant violet leaves of the Cattleya orchid, the cries of Amazonian parrots will provide the soundtrack to your impressions. Your experiences in Panelas will also appear to have sprung from a picture book. Huge jungle trees transform the rays of the sun into a gentle light. This is ideal for sloths, who spend up to 20 hours a day sleeping in the mighty branches. By contrast, the Colombian city of Leticia is active and vibrant: the colourful market life with curious delicacies from the rainforest provides sensory inspiration. Just as astounding are the stilt buildings in the native Peruvian village of Pevas.

    Wednesday, 25.04.2018

    Iquitos/Peru, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Charter flight to Lima

    You will reach Iquitos with the moving sensation of having grown closer to this paradise world. And even if your expedition is drawing to a close after 4,000 km (2,485 mi.) from the mouth of the Amazon to here, the thrill of the many moments you have experienced will never end.

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 25.04.2018

    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Thursday, 26.04.2018

    City tour
    Scheduled flight from Lima to Frankfurt

    Friday, 27.04.2018

    Arrival in 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:

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

    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.

    A change in itinerary may be required on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on local conditions.

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

    A team of experts on board and on the ground

    A team of renowned experts will enhance your enjoyment of the cruise. They act as mediators between you and the Amazon people, and help you find your way through the thick foliage of the rainforest. They are all professional speakers and expedition guides, which soon becomes clear when you hear their exciting lectures or join them on excursions.


    The Amazon - travel the river of 1,000 wonders

    South America’s lifeline remains one of the world’s greatest secrets, with a new adventure around every bend. Take our intensive expeditions to new shores abundant with the wonders of creation. Where the dense jungle offers exotic species a habitat, where the traditional hunting grounds of the American Indians stretch out before you and tropical plants flourish in luxuriant profusion, you, the passionate explorer, are completely in your element.

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    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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