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MS BREMEN - from Lisbon to Safi

Expedition Azores and Madeira: sunny days in wild nature

MS BREMEN - from Lisbon to Safi
Cruise BRE1716
10.10.2017 - 22.10.2017 (12 days)
from € 4.210 from CHF 5‘052 from $ 5.060 from £ 3.080
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10.10.2017 - 22.10.2017
from € 4.210 from CHF 5‘052 from $ 5.060 from £ 3.080
This cruise is currently fully booked – our customer service will gladly put you on the waiting list: +49 40 3070 3050

Expedition Azores and Madeira: sunny days in wild nature

MS BREMEN - from Lisbon to Safi

from 4,210 €

Cruise BRE1716

10.10.2017 - 22.10.2017

12 days (12 days cruise only)

    Invoke the golden age of maritime exploration and discover Europe’s sun-kissed outpost in the Atlantic: the faraway Azores and the verdant island of Madeira – rich and untamed, bustling and diverse. The combination of these two archipelagos makes for a premiere cruise with the BREMEN that is full of contrasts. Volcanoes and vineyards, cliffs and sandy beaches, Renaissance buildings and whaling stations – whether you are taking part in guided walks, enjoying cultural excursions or exploring under your own steam, this will be an expedition you will never forget.


    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 € 400

    Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise with BRE1717 (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

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

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    Optional bookable
    Tuesday, 10.10.2017

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Lisbon

    Tuesday, 10.10.2017

    Lisbon/Portugal, departure 19.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 11.10.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 13.10.2017

    Sao Miguel/Azores

    Long live the Azores!
    The first thing Columbus is said to have done when he reached the Azores after returning from America is say a prayer of thanks. No wonder – this archipelago already looks like a thrilling destination from the deck as you approach it. The mighty forces of nature created a landscape of diverse natural beauty. On a flexible course to explore the islands’ most fascinating features, the BREMEN – first and foremost an expedition ship – is in its element here. For example, the largest island in the Azores, Sao Miguel, is well worth a visit. Enjoy the flair of the port of Ponta Delgada and its mild climate. The sun is still strong enough to warm up the long esplanades, charming parks and idyllic plazas for you. To discover what else this balmy environment has to offer, set off for Furnas’s fumaroles, the tea plantation and the Botanical Gardens* and admire the diverse landscape, which produces tobacco, wine, pineapples and – unique in Europe – tea. The excursion to the crater lakes of Sete Cidades* will take you to the centre of a volcano.

    Saturday, 14.10.2017 to
    Sunday, 15.10.2017

    Central Azores
    (Sao Jorge , Faial, Pico , Terceira)

    Also be fascinated by the untamed landscape from the 300 m (984 ft) high plateau on the island of Sao Jorge. This plateau, dotted with volcanoes, provides a real treat for nature lovers who go on a hike to the Faja dos Vimes*, with stunning views of the cliffs. At their feet, overgrown lowlands jut out into the sea. The “fajas” are used for cultivating tropical fruit, vegetables and even coffee. Typical of the island: don’t miss the fajas and coffee tasting* excursion so that you can experience another side of the Azores. The same applies to the legendary Peter Cafe Sport on Faial – half coffee house, half tavern and a meeting place for sailors from around the world. To allow you to enjoy a relaxed evening and take in the atmosphere of this legendary spot – and the charming old town with its palaces, houses and churches – the BREMEN will remain here overnight. The following day, nature lovers can enjoy the wild, unspoilt beauty of the Azores on a hike around the Faial Caldeira*. One of the most inhospitable islands is Pico: its jet-black rock rises up out of the deep blue Atlantic. With a little luck, you will still be able to see whales here at this time of year. The scenic journey across the crater island of Pico* is dominated by the volcano Ponta do Pico, Portugal’s highest mountain at around 2,350 m (7,709 ft). This region, with over 100 volcanoes, bizarre rock formations and lava fields, is fertile ground for the Verdelho grape, which you will learn about during a walk in the Criacao Velha vineyard*. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Portuguese wine became increasingly important as a commodity for export. When you go ashore at Terceira, you will feel like a seafarer on one of the old transatlantic trade routes. In the picturesque bay, one of the most important supply ports of the Portuguese and Spanish will be revealed to you, with magnificent aristocratic residences and churches, townhouses and cobbled alleyways. On a walking tour of the historical centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Angra do Heroismo*, you will notice the rich Renaissance style and understand why people here defended themselves with numerous fortifications against privateers such as Francis Drake. Or go on the Terceira island excursion* to discover the rich and diverse landscape and see what is probably one of the island’s oldest settlements.

    Tuesday, 17.10.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 18.10.2017 to
    Thursday, 19.10.2017

    Madeira
    (Funchal, Ilha Deserta Grande , Porto Santo)

    Madeira – pretty as a picture
    The natural spectacles of the Madeira islands begin as you enter the spectacular port of the main island: Funchal. The BREMEN will remain in this “amphitheatre”, nestled between mountains, overnight to allow you to soak in the atmosphere. After a “tukxi” tour of Funchal*, for example, you will have plenty of free time to enjoy the southern way of life in the town’s narrow streets well into the evening. The Levada hike* takes you through charming landscape as you follow the famous stone irrigation system. The all-terrain vehicle tour on Madeira is no less impressive, taking you past mountain villages, to the “lovers’ pass” and into the rugged hinterland. A premiere destination for the BREMEN is the Ilha Deserta Grande, an uninhabited nature reserve home to rare Mediterranean monk seals. If the local authorities give us the green light, the Zodiacs will bring you ashore and let you experience an island that is otherwise inaccessible to most people. Enjoy Porto Santo too – an insider tip. It is also part of the Madeira archipelago and is just a few nautical miles from the main island, but very different: instead of dark volcanic beaches, it has pale, fine sand. Discover Porto Santo, the “holy island”*, and enjoy its beauty, whether in the turquoise-blue water, on the golden-yellow beach or in idyllic villages. And revel in fantastic views during an Atlantic island hike* around the steep Pico Castelo. There is surely no better way to extend your summer: experience golden October days on the BREMEN.

    Saturday, 21.10.2017

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 22.10.2017

    Safi (Marrakech)/Morocco, arrival 6.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 22.10.2017

    Overland excursion to Marrakech
    Scheduled flight from Marrakech to 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: LISBON AND ROYAL SINTRA
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MAGIC MARRAKECH
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: MOROCCO'S IMPERIAL CITIES

    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.
    = at anchor

    A regional specialist in a team of experts

    Birgit Siegel lives in the Azores. She knows where the region’s hidden gems are and has comprehensive knowledge of everything from the area’s political developments to ornithology. She can also regale you with exciting episodes from the history of whaling.


    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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