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MS BREMEN - from Hamburg to Lisbon
Cruise BRE1619
17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015 (11 days)
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17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

Circumnavigation of Westerneurope - A symphony of picturesque backdrops

MS BREMEN - from Hamburg to Lisbon

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Cruise BRE1619

17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

11 days (0 days cruise only)

    Enjoy a box seat on the BREMEN for a composition of contrasts: prehistoric stone circles and picturesque old towns, old masters alongside modern art, imposing cliffs and fertile wine-growing regions. An emphasis on the diversity of Europe with 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 € 400

    Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise to include BRE1620.

    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

    Individual travel arrangements to Hamburg, departure 18.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Portsmouth/England, 11.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Magical natural surroundings under the crown of England

    Experience fascinating facets of Europe on a cruise offering a variety of excursions and numerous opportunities for individual activities. 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? Winchester Castle also exerts a timeless magic. In the Great Hall, the legend of King Arthur’s Round Table is brought to life. Historic Winchester and its cathedral*, the longest in Europe, bear evidence of the time when this was the capital city of England.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Falmouth, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

    The county of Cornwall is a kingdom for nature lovers. The natural harbour of Falmouth becomes the gateway to a landscape that has the mild Gulf Stream to thank for its almost Mediterranean flora. Against the stunning backdrop of southern England, medieval St Michael’s Mount and Land’s End*, England’s westernmost point, will prove enchanting. Rugged cliffs, typical cottages and colourful fishing boats round off your hike to the Lizard Peninsula*.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Lorient/France, 9.00 – 19.00 hrs

    The name Lorient comes from L’Orient (The Orient) because this is where the operative base of the French East India Company was located. Today, Lorient is the starting point for exploring the diverse area of Brittany. Such as a visit to the mighty Carnac megaliths*, which bear witness to a fascinating early history. Concarneau and Pont-Aven* are a very different source of inspiration: first, a town centre awaits you, enclosed by imposing walls and exuding medieval flair; next is a small town nestled in the estuary of the Aven and made famous by the art school once attended by Gauguin. Pure poetry – and not without reason the setting for the crime novel Death in Pont-Aven by Jean-Luc Bannalec, a long-time bestseller. Particularly multifaceted is Quimper – a capital of art, history and legends*. A walk through the alleyways lined with half-timbered houses will turn into a journey through architectural eras.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    La Pallice (La Rochelle), 9.00 – 22.00 hrs

    Vibrant, cosmopolitan and equally picturesque is La Rochelle, which not only offers links to the past, but also France’s newest university and the biggest marina on Europe’s Atlantic coast. During a walking tour of the old town*, it is also worth turning your gaze skyward every now and again: many of the facades are decorated with gargoyles and stone heads. A few kilometres away is the charming Ile de Re* with wide sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages. Since 1988, it has been connected to the mainland by means of a spectacular bridge. The island is home to many artists who find inspiration in the beauty of the scenery. An idyllic spot you cannot fail to fall in love with and that is also perfect for exploring on a bicycle tour of the Ile de Re*.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Journey to the Gironde
    Bordeaux, 11.00 – 22.00 hrs

    Enjoy a box seat with a view of the wine-growing region of Medoc on board the BREMEN on a journey to the Gironde. Famous Bordeaux is perfectly situated for winemakers. The impressions you will gain of Bordeaux – with a panoramic trip and visit to a winery* – are a true pleasure. Sample the wonderful landscape on a bicycle tour through the vineyards*. A city tour of Saint-Emilion* has just as much character as the region’s wine. The medieval UNESCO World Heritage Site is shaped by the Gothic clock tower of the monolithic church.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    St.-Jean-de-Luz, 14.00 – 19.00 hrs

    But what would the Atlantic coast be without its sophisticated beach resorts? By the time you are strolling past the colourful beach villas, the BREMEN will have introduced you to the magnificent views of St.-Jean-de-Luz. The queen of the sea resorts, Biarritz*, requests an audience on a panoramic trip to La Grande Plage and the impressive Hotel du Palais. You will feel like a god in France on a hike through the Basque country*. Between the Pyrenees and the Cantabrian Sea, you will see why the Basque people’s love for their green region knows no bounds.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Santander/Spain, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Spain’s art

    The beauty of the Basque country is demonstrated by rugged cliffs and fine, sandy beaches. The old town of Santander nestles harmoniously with the steep slopes right by the sea. Bilbao, the city of architecture, and the Guggenheim Museum* will intensify your insights into the cultural diversity with contemporary works. Here, you will learn about the avant-garde aesthetic of Foster, Calatrava, Starck and Gehry. Meanwhile, a visit to the listed town of Santillana del Mar and the Cave of Altamira* feels like a journey back through time: historic buildings from the 12th century and prehistoric cave paintings around 14,000 years old are a testament to the skills of great masters.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    La Coruna, 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Modernity is reflected in the glazed facades of the new town of La Coruna. Walk along the beach promenade and let the Tower of Hercules, the city’s landmark, show you the way. Radiating like a beacon of belief, the famous cathedral in Santiago de Compostela* is a monument to the Romanesque, early Gothic and baroque periods and towers over enchanting grand squares. The destination of pilgrims from all over the world walking the St. James’s Way once again emphasises the many facets of Europe, which are rarely so clear as during this cruise on the BREMEN.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Lisbon/Portugal, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Scheduled flight Lisbon – 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:

    YOUR PRIVATE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – HAMBURG
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: LISBON AND THE COSTA DO ESTORIL

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

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    A history specialist in the team of experts

    Dr Christine Reinke-Kunze studied subjects such as political science and journalism and worked as a freelance radio journalist for various ARD offices. Her fascinating presentations will take you on a journey through European history.


    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
    MS BREMEN - from Hamburg to Lisbon Circumnavigation of Westerneurope - A symphony of picturesque backdrops
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