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MS BREMEN - from Kangerlussuaq to Nome

Expedition Northwest Passage - a legendary sea route that brings the history of exploration to life

MS BREMEN - from Kangerlussuaq to Nome
Cruise BRE1915
02.08.2019 - 27.08.2019 (25 days)
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    Cruise
    BRE1915
    Cruise dates
    02.08.2019 - 27.08.2019

    The Northwest Passage has always captured the heart and soul of great seafarers. And when the BREMEN sets sail for its ninth adventure in the wilderness between Greenland’s coastline and the Canadian Arctic, you can also add your own chapter to the chronicle of this special sea route.


    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 - An advantage for explorers

    If you book this cruise in combination with the cruises BRE1914 and BRE1916 to experience the circumnavigation of the Arctic, you can benefit from a reduced cruise price and other specials. You can find more information here.

    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 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)
    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
    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
    Cruise
    BRE1915
    Cruise dates
    02.08.2019 - 27.08.2019

    At anchor

    Friday, 02.08.2019

    Charter flight from Hanover to Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 21.00 hrs

    Saturday, 03.08.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Sunday, 04.08.2019 to
    Monday, 05.08.2019

    Western coast of Greenland (Ilulissat, Disko Bay, Uummannaq, Storoen)

    The western coast of Greenland is the perfect precursor to numerous natural spectacles on your expedition. Marvel at the glacier in Ilulissat – an enormous natural wonder. Go on a hike to the ice fjord and see the amazing glittering ice masses that gather here – a great way to set the mood for the famous Disko Bay. Countless icebergs drift slowly through the shimmering water here – and you will be right in the thick of it in the Zodiacs. The facades of the colourful wooden houses in Uummannaq are a striking contrast to the icy blue panorama. One of Greenland’s most beautiful settlements, it is situated at the foot of a heart-shaped mountain over 1,000 m (3,280 ft) high. Visiting Storoen, by contrast, seems almost like landing on Mars. This desert isle glows in various shades of red – ideal terrain for an excursion with your experts to learn about Greenland’s geology.

    Tuesday, 06.08.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 07.08.2019

    Baffin Island/Canada

    On Baffin Island, typical regional dances tell of the Inuit traditions of the native inhabitants in Pond Inlet – a small, hidden settlement.

    Thursday, 08.08.2019 to
    Tuesday, 20.08.2019

    Adventure in the Northwest Passage – from Lancaster Sound to the Beaufort Sea (via destinations including Devon Island, Beechey Island, cruising in Peel Sound, Prince of Wales Island, Somerset Island, cruising in the Victoria Strait, Jenny Lind Island, Victoria Island, Smoking Hills)

    The excitement on board will build as the Northwest Passage now stretches off into the distance before you. Add your own chapter to the chronicle of a fascinating legend, where great pioneers once made history. On this fabled sea route, you will immerse yourself in history as you follow in the footsteps of daring explorers. It wasn’t until the beginning of the 20th century that Roald Amundsen navigated the entire Northwest Passage.

    To this day, this part of the Arctic is steeped in mystical tales. In recent years, the effects of climate change have become increasingly evident on this once impenetrable sea route. What will your cruise be like? The route – unpredictable and spectacular– is the destination. It’s an adventure in which you yourself are the explorer as you press on through icy waters on the BREMEN. The expedition territory is also perfect for the Zodiacs. Explorations and trips ashore in this region – for example, on Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on the planet – are only possible with the expedition rubber boats. Gigantic glaciers line the coast, where you could spot musk oxen, Arctic hares and maybe even your first polar bears. Time and again, the team of experts accompanying you will share their in-depth knowledge. When you visit the remains of a settlement, for example, they will use the opportunity to provide fascinating insights into the history of the Inuit. From here, you will head ever deeper into the heart of this legendary passage. Where will the captain and crew suddenly change course to allow you the best views of the scenery and wildlife?

    Throughout the cruise, the BREMEN will follow in the wake of famous explorers who gave their names to many of the places along the way. Today, the hardships of earlier expeditions have given way to comfort and safety on the BREMEN. But the sense of adventure remains – on Beechey lsland, for example, where the experts will tell you all about historical events surrounding the Northwest Passage. Around 170 years ago, in 1845, three members of the Franklin expedition were laid to rest here. The remaining team members disappeared without trace. Enriched by unforgettable moments, while cruising in Peel Sound you will set out on Zodiac rides – weather and ice permitting – into the habitat of whales and seals, which may suddenly surface when you least expect it. You could also hear the cry “Polar bear spotted!” at any time. This magnificent strait of water is often covered in pack ice, which the “King of the Arctic” wanders along while searching for food. Tranquillity, wide expanses and the clear Arctic air will also feature as you walk the tundra on Prince of Wales Island.

    The further the BREMEN goes into the labyrinth of islands and ice, the closer you will feel to the first explorers all those years ago. Their pioneering deeds will be brought to life in places such as Somerset Island. In 1848, James Clark Ross landed here on the search for the missing Franklin ships. As the ship heads for Victoria Strait, the dramatic scenery will reflect the moving history of this area. The Franklin expedition came to an end at the entrance to this strait, when the ships Terror and Erebus became ice bound. The fascination on the water continues on land: on Jenny Lind Island, for example, you will keep an eye out for reindeer in the tundra landscape. On Victoria Island you can learn about local culture. Cambridge Bay was the meeting point for the “Copper Eskimos” – famous for their skills in making copper tools from the local metal. Together with the experts accompanying you on the cruise, you will also lift the veil on the Inuit culture in the settlement of Holman, which provides insights into arts and crafts. Franklin Bay is characterised by the history of Franklin the explorer and the phenomenon of the Smoking Hills. Their layers of rocks containing pyrite have been burning for centuries, shrouding the coast in clouds of smoke.

    Wednesday, 21.08.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 22.08.2019

    Herschel Island

    Herschel Island is also seldom visited: Franklin named the remote island after the scientist John Herschel, a close friend. Depending on local conditions, you will explore a former whaling station – perhaps as rough-legged buzzards circle overhead.

    Friday, 23.08.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 24.08.2019 to
    Sunday, 25.08.2019

    Alaska/USA (Barrow, Point Hope)

    Barrow, the northernmost city in the USA and one of the northernmost in the world, also has links to the giants of the sea. Pods of whales swim by every summer, and with a little luck, you will be able to observe them from the deck. The dune-like earth igloos of Point Hope are made partly out of whale bones. Here, on the coast of the Chukchi Sea, you will be able to look back over the many sights you have seen and experiences you have had on this varied expedition. The legend of the Northwest Passage will now be enhanced by your very own personal chapter. A cruise that will provide you with vivid memories and fascinating tales for years to come.

    Monday, 26.08.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 27.08.2019

    Nome/Alaska/USA, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight to Vancouver

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    Tuesday, 27.08.2019

    Vancouver
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Wednesday, 28.08.2019

    Scheduled flight from Vancouver to Germany

    Thursday, 29.08.2019

    Arrival in 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.

    The following programmes are offered in German:

    Your private pre- and post-cruise programmes

    Discover your destinations in a personal setting for two - ideal for those who do not want to join a group. The excursions included in the program are accompanied by a local guide who will meet your individual wishes. In addition, there is sufficient time and space for your own activities. Transfers are organized with cars and private drivers. Prices for more or less than two persons are available on request.

    Our proven pre- and post-cruise programmes

    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.

    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: VANCOUVER – CANADIAN LIFESTYLE AT THE PACIFIC

    Important note on this expedition:
    this expedition through the Northwest Passage is a very difficult cruise to plan, organise and sail. It is characterised by a great natural experience in an extremely remote region. All of our experience and careful preparation notwithstanding, the actual itinerary heavily depends on the local conditions. A change in itinerary may become necessary, primarily due to the weather and ice but also perhaps due to official guidelines. We will, of course, do everything in our power to ensure that this cruise takes place as advertised, but wish to inform you of the expeditionary nature of this cruise and the flexibility this requires. The captain will decide on the best-possible alternative depending on local conditions.

    Cruise
    BRE1915
    Cruise dates
    02.08.2019 - 27.08.2019

    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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    Cruise
    BRE1915
    Cruise dates
    02.08.2019 - 27.08.2019

    72 days of pioneering spirit. The circumnavigation of the Arctic


    Your own personal Arctic legend

    They still exist – those blank spots on the map. Places where you feel like the first explorers as you set foot on deserted territory. The Arctic: a destination for pioneers, a landscape of natural extremes and a unique habitat for diverse wildlife. North of the Arctic Circle, discover the true meaning of the term “natural adventure” as you embark on an incredible first-of-its-kind cruise.

    So that you can experience the Arctic in all its fascinating glory, the BREMEN is combining its Northwest Passage and Northeast Passage cruises in one season – for the first time ever. The ship will circumnavigate the Arctic from Tromsoe to Bergen via Spitsbergen and Greenland. Small, manoeuvrable and with a shallow draught and the highest ice class for passenger ships (E4): the BREMEN is in its element here. We have used our extensive experience to plan this extraordinary expedition, which will write a new chapter in seafaring history.

    Whether you opt for the complete circumnavigation of the Arctic in 72 days or one of the three individual cruises, you can be a part of this epic adventure and join the ranks of the great pioneers.

    Your extra advantages when booking your circumnavigation of the Arctic

    • Attractive total price: book the three cruises BRE1914 to BRE1916 together and benefit from a reduced cruise price
    • Additional piece of luggage as part of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ travel package to and from departure and arrival points
    • Luggage service for your cases: convenience that begins at your front door (as part of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ travel package to and from departure and arrival points)
    • Free choice of Zodiac group: you choose when you want to set off – whether it’s right at the beginning of a landing or later
    • Laundry and ironing service plus free Internet access
    • Invitation to the captain’s table: one of the sought-after seats is reserved for you
    • Exclusive parka for pioneers: a gift only for guests taking part in the circumnavigation of the Arctic

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