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MS BREMEN - from Porto to Reykjavik

Expedition British Isles - the wild west: islands for explorers

MS BREMEN - from Porto to Reykjavik
Cruise BRE1811
10.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 (12 days)
from € 4.730 from CHF 5‘676 from $ 5.440 from £ 4.030
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from € 4.730 from CHF 5‘676 from $ 5.440 from £ 4.030

Expedition British Isles - the wild west: islands for explorers

from Porto to Reykjavik

from 4,730 €

Cruise BRE1811

10.06.2018 - 22.06.2018

12 days (12 days cruise only)

    A kingdom for the pioneering spirit – with steep cliffs and stunning gardens, Celts and Queens, bird paradises and volcanoes. Experience active summer days in ancient lands with the BREMEN.


    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

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise BRE1810 and save € 400 per person. Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise BRE1812 and save € 300 per person. (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
    • There are two cabins with fully accessible layout and equipment (cabin 409 and 411)
    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

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 10.06.2018

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Porto

    Sunday, 10.06.2018

    Leixoes (Porto)/Portugal, departure 18.00 hrs

    Monday, 11.06.2018

    Vilagarcia/Spain

    With almost never-ending days, the early summer is the ideal time for a cruise to discover the amazing scenery of Europe’s westernmost edge. Where the eventful days are determined by nature and large ships can only sail past, an expedition ship like the BREMEN is truly in its element. On the Iberian peninsula, you will see some picturesque views and interesting insights from Vilagarcia: on excursions to Galicia’s most beautiful gardens* or to the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela*. From the rugged Spanish coastline, the ship will head north – but first you will feel as though you have reached the tropics in the Celtic Sea.

    Tuesday, 12.06.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 13.06.2018

    Scilly Isles/England

    Some 45 km (27 mi.) off the British mainland, the Scilly Isles are surprisingly like a kind of “English South Seas”, complete with white sandy beaches and exotic vegetation. In the famous Abbey Garden on Tresco, over 4,000 plants are proof of the effects of the mild Gulf Stream. On the neighbouring island of St. Mary’s, the picturesque coastal landscape is perfect for walking.

    Thursday, 14.06.2018

    Fishguard/Wales

    Wales’s flourishing natural world is no less impressive than its flourishing culture: the small town of Fishguard is your peaceful starting point for a journey back in time to Pembroke Castle and Tenby*. The 12th-century castle is considered the most beautiful in the region and the picturesque coastal town with Victorian-style houses honours the county’s reputation. Discover some masterpieces that were not created by humans on a kayak tour* to explore the coast.

    Friday, 15.06.2018

    Douglas/Isle of Man

    The Isle of Man then awaits your visit in the middle of the Irish Sea. The Nordic culture here has been shaped by the Celts and Vikings. One of the world’s oldest parliaments, Tynwald Court, can be found here, as well as the Manx Gaelic spoken language. While the long seafront promenade invites you for a relaxing stroll in Douglas, you can also take the steam train to Rushen Castle* – one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval castles.

    Saturday, 16.06.2018

    Northern Ireland (Ballycastle, Rathlin Island)

    The stunning town of Ballycastle, a totally new destination for the BREMEN in Northern Ireland, is the focal point for geologists and historians. From here, Giant’s Causeway* will give you an insight into the volcanic origins of this place. The Causeway fascinates with around 37,000 mainly hexagonal basalt columns. The kittiwakes and puffins on Rathlin Island also appear in great numbers. With cliffs up to 70 m (229 ft) high and idyllic bays, it is a wonderful place for birdwatching. In the rugged island world of the Hebrides off the coast of Scotland, the BREMEN can once again prove its expedition mettle. Depending on the wind and weather, you will experience the nature and culture of Scotland up-close while on deck, in the Zodiacs and on a range of excursions.

    Sunday, 17.06.2018

    Inner Hebrides/Scotland (Iona, Staffa)

    Landing on the remote island of Iona will allow you to explore the cradle of Scottish Christianisation at your leisure. 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.

    Monday, 18.06.2018 to
    Tuesday, 19.06.2018

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

    Even from a distance, the seldom-visited St. Kilda archipelago promises to be breathtaking as you glimpse the steep cliffs rising out of the waves. Depending on official approval, the Zodiacs will cruise off the main island of Hirta with its typical stone bothies and grazing sheep. The BREMEN will cruise off the bird-inhabited cliffs of Boreray – home to a rare, horned breed of sheep of the same name. The origins of the around 4,000-year-old stone circles of Callanish* on Lewis are a mystery. And what would Scotland be without tweed? On a visit to the home of tweed, the Hebridean island of Harris*, you will gain an insight into its production in a traditional weaving mill.

    Wednesday, 20.06.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 21.06.2018

    Westman Islands/Iceland (Heimaey, cruising off Surtsey)

    Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands, welcomes you with bizarre lava formations, grass-covered hills and steep cliffs. An island tour* takes you to petrified victims of the Eldfell eruption of 1973. Volcanic power is also in evidence when cruising off Surtsey, which emerged only around 50 years ago. These hot and cold contrasts at the edge of the Arctic Ocean are a majestic conclusion to your multifaceted cruise.

    Friday, 22.06.2018

    Reykjavik/Iceland, arrival 7.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Friday, 22.06.2018

    All-day island tour in the Golden Circle
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Saturday, 23.06.2018

    Journey to Keflavik
    Scheduled flight from Keflavik to Germany

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes 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: CULTURAL DISCOVERIES IN THE NORTH OF PORTUGAL
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ICELANDIC IMPRESSIONS

    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.

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

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

    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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    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise BRE1810 and save € 400 per person. Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise BRE1812 and save € 300 per person. (Applies to categories 1 – 7)

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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.

    Clear and simple – our pricing model

    You will find more information, especially with regards to vaccination and visa requirements, in the General Information section.

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