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MS BREMEN - from Dublin to Reykjavik
Cruise BRE1611
17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015 (11 days)
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17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

Expedition to wild Scotland and Island - Natural adventure in a magical setting

MS BREMEN - from Dublin to Reykjavik

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Cruise BRE1611

17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

11 days (0 days cruise only)

    Discover Europe’s unknown side with unforgettable tales to tell. This premiere route on the BREMEN reveals an unbelievably diverse island world between the Irish Sea and Iceland. Mystical expanses, a rich animal kingdom and great natural spectacles: the Zodiacs will be put to water almost daily here.


    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 € 300

    Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise to include BRE1612.

    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

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

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Scheduled flight Germany – Dublin
    Orientation tour
    Dublin/Ireland, departure 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Cruise on Loch Fyne
    Rothesay/Isle of Bute/Scotland

    In a dramatic and mystical realm
    Lush, green highlands, rugged coasts and the heritage of kings and clans. Only a small expedition ship like the BREMEN and its Zodiacs can travel this deep into the Scottish soul. Sailing on Loch Fyne, Scotland’s longest fjord, will provide an initial impression of the region. Pure maritime idyll: the remarkable island of Bute is famous for its beautiful landscape and typical architecture. The gardens around Mount Stuart House mansion* are particularly popular with visitors. The small town of Rothesay enchants with Victorian charm and a relaxed seaside atmosphere, which you can experience by yourself or on a guided walk*.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Rathlin Island/Northern Ireland
    Inner Hebrides/Scotland (Islay, Iona, Staffa)

    Exhilarating landscape of the Inner Hebrides
    For the first time, the BREMEN will also head to Rathlin Island in Northern Ireland: cliffs up to 70 m (229 ft) high alternate with beautiful bays. Compared with the island’s nearly 100 human inhabitants, the many kittiwakes and puffins that you can watch are clearly in the majority. In the rugged island world off Scotland’s coastline, the small BREMEN will be truly in its element. In the rugged island world off Scotland’s coastline, the small BREMEN will be truly in its element. Depending on the wind and weather, you experience nature and culture up-close while on deck, in the Zodiacs and on a range of on-shore excursions – for example, on Islay, a premiere destination for the BREMEN. Your impressions of the “Queen of the Hebrides” will be shaped by the panoramic view of the undulating landscape, with hills rising up to 500 m high. This is fertile ground for producing the famous single-malt whiskies of the Isle of Islay*. Passage through the Sound of Islay will also showcase the natural character of this place. The sun sets late and, if the weather is good, the panoramic coastal views will glow as if in a very special midsummer night’s dream. For centuries, Iona has been famous as the cradle of Scottish Christianisation. In addition to its abbey and Celtic crosses, the island holds the graves of more than 60 kings, including the Scottish king Macbeth. What kind of place would have inspired Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy to compose his Hebrides overture in the 19th century? Find out when you ride out in the Zodiacs to visit Fingal’s Cave, the huge basalt cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Outer Hebrides (St. Kilda , cruising off Boreray and the Flannan Isles, Lewis)

    Mystical outpost: the Outer Hebrides

    Even from a distance, the seldom-visited St. Kilda island group promises breathtaking natural spectacles: literally as solid as a rock, the steep, towering “stacks” emerge off the coast. The archipelago is both a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site. Accompanied by your experts, you will ride in the Zodiacs to the main island of Hirta. Walks over green hills take you past typical stone bothies, or “cleits”, and grazing sheep. A rare, horned breed of sheep lives on the uninhabited island of the same name, Boreray, where the BREMEN will cruise as it will off the remote Flannan Isles. The old lighthouse on the main island of Eilean Mor is steeped in mystery. Why did three keepers disappear without trace here in 1900? Mystery also surrounds the origins of the around 4,000-year-old stone circles of Callanish* on the island of Lewis. And what would Scotland be without tweed? On a visit to the Hebridean island of Harris*, you will gain an insight into its production in a traditional factory.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxiton at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Iceland’s east coast , (Seydisfjoerdur, Bakkagerdi, Djupivogur)

    Iceland and the volcanic world which lies on the remote east coast of the island will be your next series of exciting natural experiences. Enjoy three unusual destinations which even the well-travelled BREMEN has never visited before. Colourful wooden houses at the feet of high mountain ranges exude an almost Norwegian flair in the small town of Seydisfjoerdur, whilst the remote village of Bakkagerdi reveals Iceland’s mysticism: surrounded by the spectacular mountains of the Borgarfjordur fjord, Icelanders believe this place to be the main region of the elves and the residence of their queen. The “lords of the skies” can be spotted right at the port on the famous bird-inhabited cliffs, which are home to numerous puffins.
    Djupivogur is one of the oldest trading posts in Iceland’s East Fjords. The outdoor egg sculptures are a special local sight, made from the various types of stone found on Iceland and representing the eggs of the local bird species. Set out on a glacier adventure to Vatnajoekull* – Iceland’s largest and most famous glacier at around 8,000 km2. Alternatively, visit Joekulsarlon* glacier lagoon where you can sail out on a boat to within arm’s reach of the icebergs and the edge of the glacier.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Westman Islands/Iceland
    (Heimaey , cruising off Surtsey)

    Elemental Iceland

    Bizarre lava formations, grassy chains of hills and steep cliffs: Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands and to the south of Iceland, is an explorer’s paradise. An island tour* takes you to petrified victims of the Eldfell eruption of 1973. Surtsey, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, indicates the creative power of primeval forces: the volcanic island, which emerged only around 50 years ago, may only be accessed by scientists who observe how life is developing here. These hot and cold contrasts at the edge of the Arctic Ocean are a fitting conclusion to your diverse cruise.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Reykjavik/Iceland, arrival 7.00 hrs
    All-day island tour in the Golden Circle
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Show departure travel package
    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Journey to Keflavik
    Scheduled flight Keflavik – 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:

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: EXPLORING DUBLIN
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ICELANDIC IMPRESSIONS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: VOLCANOES, GLACIERS AND GEYSERS – ICELAND’S OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES

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

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

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    A geology specialist in the team of experts

    Dr Hans-Joachim Lauenstein was already travelling the world to see exotic landscapes and distant cultures when he was still studying mineralogy and geology. He will enrich your expedition with his geological knowledge, passion for exploration and exciting lectures.


    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
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