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MS BREMEN - from Porto to Hamburg

Circumnavigation of western Europe - An extravaganza of contrasts

MS BREMEN - from Porto to Hamburg
Cruise BRE1509
25.05.2015 - 05.06.2015 (11 days)
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    Cruise
    BRE1509
    Cruise dates
    25.05.2015 - 05.06.2015

    An early summer night’s dream on board the BREMEN which underlines the diversity of Europe with numerous premiere destinations. Discover cultural treasures and breathtaking nature: picturesque old towns and magnificent castles on the Loire, idyllic bays and imposing cliffs – all rounded off 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 to include BRE1510.

    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 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
    • There are two cabins with fully accessible layout and equipment (cabin 409 and 411)
    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
    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
    Cruise
    BRE1509
    Cruise dates
    25.05.2015 - 05.06.2015

    At anchor

    Monday, 25.05.2015

    Scheduled flight Germany – Porto
    Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal, departure 19.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 26.05.2015

    La Coruna/Spain, from 12.00 to 19.00 hrs

    In the cultural region of church and crown
    This cruise will show you facets of Europe that you have never seen before. Be it on our diverse excursions or your own individual activities – and you will have numerous opportunities to take part. Your first step on this path will be the contrasts of La Coruna, where the churches will take you back to the 12th century. The museums of archaeology and fine arts are just as enticing as the historic garden of San Carlos. Modernity is reflected in the glazed facades of the new town. Walk along the beach promenade and let the “Tower of Hercules”, the city’s landmark, show you the way. Like a beacon of belief, the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela* points out St. James’s Way to pilgrims from around the world. Its famous cathedral is a monument to Romanesque, early Gothic and baroque architecture. It towers over enchanting monasteries, churches, alleyways and grand squares. But for lovers of culture, heaven on earth can also be found in France.

    Wednesday, 27.05.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 28.05.2015

    Nantes/France, from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs
    Cruise on the Loire

    Nantes has harmonised the changing times with the preservation of its cultural heritage. Don’t miss out on exploring Nantes on foot*, where a medieval quarter home to over 500-year-old half-timbered houses has become a bustling venue for going out and shopping. Your expectations of a kingdom will take on new dimensions when you visit Angers Castle*. Even Jules Verne, a native of Nantes, could not have made this feudal architecture from the Middle Ages any more fantastical. With fortified walls and 17 towers, it is a colossus amongst the castles along the Loire. The superlatives continue inside. The longest tapestry in the world, the Angers Apocalypse tapestry, dates back to the 14th century and is 4.5 metres tall and over 100 metres long. True natural works of art will parade before you on an active canoe trip on the Erdre River*. Magnificent manors, castles and elegant parks will slowly pass by. The deck of the BREMEN will be like a box seat during the evening cruise along the Loire.

    Friday, 29.05.2015

    Ile d’Yeu

    An overture for the following premiere destination of the BREMEN: the Atlantic island of Ile d’Yeu. On a walk around the island*, you are sure to immediately fall in love with this idyllic place with its white houses and busy fishermen.

    Saturday, 30.05.2015

    Concarneau, from 7.00 to 19.00 hrs

    Brittany – the wild spirit of France
    People live in harmony with the sea on this jagged coast of contrasts. This is underlined in impressive style by the picturesque town of Concarneau. The town centre, enclosed by massive walls, exudes medieval flair whilst the port enthrals visitors with its hundreds of fishing boats. The timbered town of Quimper* lives up to its name – an open-air museum of architectural masterpieces. Your walk through the alleyways will turn into a journey through the centuries. You will be able to envision the inspirational power emanating from the Breton countryside in the dreamy artistic village of Pont-Aven*. Here, Paul Gauguin sought and found pure originality and exchanges with other artists. A walk on the Cap de la Chevre* will bring you to the heart of a landscape scene that only nature could paint. Just like the bay with its 100 m high cliffs, Brittany is so powerful, raw and wonderful at the same time. La Jument lighthouse stands as a reminder to us of the power of the sea as the BREMEN cruises by it (subject to official permission). This location became famous around the world due to a spectacular series of photos: the tower beset by waves as high as a house, with the seemingly tiny lighthouse keeper standing in the doorway.

    Sunday, 31.05.2015

    L’Aber Wrac’h

    L’Aber Wrac’h is more maritime and contemplative – an unknown gem on the Breton coast and a popular destination for sailors. The fjord-like bay is the mouth of the river Aber. A tour leads along the 65 km Aber coast* to the cliffs of Argenton and Portsall. Alternatively, discover the flair of the coast and its villages on a tour of Brittany*.

    Monday, 01.06.2015

    Guernsey/Channel Islands/England

    Artistic impressions
    Self-administration and tax exemption – these remain the privileges of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Besides the convenient boutiques and antique shops of St. Peter Port, the impressions of the island* also have lasting value. Wander through a wildly romantic, craggy landscape and reams of history. Thanks to the influence of the Gulf Stream, Guernsey’s gardens* will bewitch you with their subtropical plants before you leave for the treasures of Normandy.

    Tuesday, 02.06.2015

    Honfleur/France, from 7.00 to 15.00 hrs

    At the estuary of the Seine, the lifelines of European artists flow together in Honfleur. The picturesque port continues to move artists to set up their easels, just as it did Renoir, Courbet and Cézanne. You can sense the charm of this region on a tour through Honfleur and Deauville*, the elegant seaside resort. In contrast, Rouen, the city of 100 steeples*, is dominated by exceptional architecture, as are the Abbey church of St Ouen, the cathedral and the well-preserved half-timbered houses. The striking Romanesque, Renaissance and Gothic structures inspired even Claude Monet. A walk along the cliff line* of Etretat is an encounter with nature that is certain to impress.

    Wednesday, 03.06.2015

    Cruise on the Westerschelde and the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal
    Ghent/Belgium, from 12:30 to 0.00 hrs

    After cruising on the Westerschelde and the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal, you cannot miss discovering quintessential Ghent*. The famous Ghent Altarpiece is one of the most significant works of the late Gothic period, painted by Jan van Eyck sometimes using a brush with no more than a single hair. The Flemish legacy is also marked by the 95 m high belfry and the history of the beguinages*. These abodes, which form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will make for a leisurely conclusion to your extravaganza of European contrasts – but your diverse impressions will long be remembered.

    Thursday, 04.06.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 05.06.2015

    Hamburg, arrival 8.00 hrs
    Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

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

     

    Cruise
    BRE1509
    Cruise dates
    25.05.2015 - 05.06.2015

    This journey will delight you with the following program

    An art history specialist in the team of experts

    Fascinated by history and structural evidence, Dr Ralf Quadflieg studied art history and archaeology in Cologne, London and Cairo. In the preservation of historical monuments, he has accompanied both national and international projects. He is passionate about the history of European art and culture and will bring them to life in absorbing presentations.


    Cruise
    BRE1509
    Cruise dates
    25.05.2015 - 05.06.2015

    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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