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MS BREMEN - from Longyearbyen to Tromsø
Cruise BRE1816
01.08.2018 - 11.08.2018 (10 days)
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Expedition to Spitsbergen for adventure - spectacular all around

from Longyearbyen to Tromsø

Cruise BRE1816

01.08.2018 - 11.08.2018

10 days (10 days cruise only)

    Where polar bears rule the wilderness and glacial backdrops guard the trails of legendary pioneers, your eventful days will be determined by nature. A true Arctic experience.


    Expedition
    Young Explorers
    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.

    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

    Wednesday, 01.08.2018

    Charter flight from Hanover to Longyearbyen
    Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen/Norway, departure 19.00 hrs

    Thursday, 02.08.2018 to
    Thursday, 09.08.2018

    Adventure in Spitsbergen: highlights and circumnavigation depending on the circumstances

    (including Ny-Alesund, Moellerhafen, Magdalenefjord, Raudfjord, Liefdefjord, Mushamna, Moffen, cruising through the Hinlopen Strait, Alkefjellet, Palanderbukta, cruising through Freeman Sound, Cape Lee, Hornsund) The compass needle points to adventure. Creaking, the ice tells of great pioneering acts. An audience with the kings of the Arctic – the polar bears – awaits you. Welcome to Spitsbergen – wild, raw island beauty and home to a fascinating animal world! The archipelago was discovered by Willem Barents in 1596 as he was searching for a north-east passage to Asia. He was so impressed by the peaked mountains, climbing up to 1,700 m (5,500 ft) from the waters of the North Atlantic, that he named the archipelago after them.

    Over 400 years later, the BREMEN is setting aside lots of time on four expeditions to explore Spitsbergen with one clear objective: circumnavigation! In 1996, it became the first passenger ship to do so. In 2018, you can join the small group of people who have experienced this first-hand. Every route is determined by weather and ice. And every day is packed with experiences which bring together the pioneering spirit of the past and present. For example, when you set foot on historic soil and the present territory of researchers in Ny-Alesund, one of the northernmost settlements in the world. In 1926, it was the starting point for the airship Norge, in which the polar researcher Roald Amundsen and airship pioneer Umberto Nobile became the first people to reach the North Pole. Today, researchers live in this small “academic settlement” and study climate change and its effects on the flora and fauna. Likewise, the town of Longyearbyen is of significance to the future of our planet. Here, scientists from around the world do research in the “laboratory of the Arctic”. In Moellerhafen, you can visit the small “Lloyd’s Hotel”, a former refuge for explorers surrounded by a grand landscape, with an experienced polar bear lookout. These are just some of the many perspectives there are to discover.

    It is no wonder that glaciologists are drawn to Spitsbergen. The glacial masses in the Svalbard archipelago actively freeze and melt, with cycles often taking just a few years. The same happens in Hornsund, where powerful glaciers shape the panorama. Samarinbreen will forge lasting memories on an impressive Zodiac ride with a view of the glacial cliff, framed by imposing mountains. In Liefdefjord, the calving of the majestic blue Monaco Glacier might ring in your ears. An unforgettable experience when you travel through drifting ice floes to approach the edge of the glacier, which reaches up to 40 m (131 ft) high. Raudfjord with its red-tinged mountain slopes will also trigger a wave of enthusiasm.

    The power and sensitivity of raw natural beauty, which also shapes the Magdalenefjord. Its glacier backdrop invites you to explore the historic graves of whalers. Cruising here, the BREMEN will open up fantastic perspectives. Too beautiful to be true? Every day, you can seize the fascination of nature around the archipelago on many Zodiac rides and landings.

    There is a good chance of spotting polar bears throughout your Spitsbergen expedition. Ursus maritimus prefers to hunt in protected fjords and ice floes. The sudden call of “Polar bear spotted!” will fill the deck or Zodiac with whispers. The experienced crew is able to react spontaneously and bring the ship about to ensure some unforgettable animal observations. Spitsbergen provides food and protection to a variety of colourful species. This is underlined in an impressive way in Mushamna, for example, where Arctic terns and eider ducks breed and where Arctic foxes can be seen. The highly protected island of Moffen is known for impressive walruses which gather on the flat coastlines. The BREMEN is always on the lookout for impressive settings. Thick-billed murres, kittiwakes and glaucous gulls inhabit the cliffs of Alkefjellet, the “bird mountain”, in their thousands. With a little luck, you can enjoy particularly weighty sightings from the Zodiac off Cape Lee, for example – the original territory of the walrus. Male walruses can weigh over 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs) and grow to 3.5 m (11.4 ft) in length. These impressions can only be outdone by the whales, which can be found in the protected biotope off Spitsbergen and happily follow the course taken by ships.

    Small, flexible and with the highest ice class for passenger ships: this is how the BREMEN will circumnavigate Spitsbergen. Every day is an adventure in these nautically demanding waters. Between drifting ice floes, the crew members can bring their years of polar experience to bear to give you the best possible experience. Such as when you join the small group of explorers who have pressed on to Nordaustlandet. This uninhabited island, the second largest in the Spitsbergen archipelago, boasts an atmospheric landscape. Depending on the ice conditions, you can land in Palanderbukta with the Zodiacs and, with a little luck, spot reindeer and Arctic foxes on a walk through the sparse tundra. In the Hinlopen Strait, the steel-reinforced hull of the BREMEN will come into its own as the ship forges its path with certainty. Your reward: spectacular views of Hinlopenbreen, the largest outlet glacier in Spitsbergen. Weather and ice permitting, you will cruise through the narrow Freeman Sound accompanied by the breathtaking play of colour and light on the landscape: it makes for a crowning conclusion to your expedition. Here you can reflect on an experience granted to but a few people: the circumnavigation of Spitsbergen.

    Friday, 10.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 11.08.2018

    Tromsoe/Norway, arrival 5.00 hrs

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    Optional bookable
    Friday, 11.08.2017

    Scheduled flight from Tromsoe 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: HANOVER AIRPORT HOTEL

    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.

    A cruise for young explorers

    A true adventure: discovering extraordinary regions, intensive experiences of the world and fascinating insights from well-versed experts – the proven expedition concept from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is also used on cruises for young discoverers. Our experts will impart knowledge and analytical thinking in a way that is varied, entertaining and suitable for young people. Whether it’s eventful hikes, Zodiac rides, the examination of specimens under a microscope, a spot of navigation, a course on sailors’ knots or age-appropriate talks: the crew and a renowned expert offer an... Read more

    A true adventure: discovering extraordinary regions, intensive experiences of the world and fascinating insights from well-versed experts – the proven expedition concept from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is also used on cruises for young discoverers. Our experts will impart knowledge and analytical thinking in a way that is varied, entertaining and suitable for young people. Whether it’s eventful hikes, Zodiac rides, the examination of specimens under a microscope, a spot of navigation, a course on sailors’ knots or age-appropriate talks: the crew and a renowned expert offer an exciting programme for those aged 10 to 17 years old, awakening young people’s curiosity and encouraging inquiring minds – and giving the entire family an expeditionary experience they will never forget.

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    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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