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MS BREMEN - from Nome to Bergen

Expedition Northeast Passage - Russia's untamed spirit: one of the last great expedition territories

MS BREMEN - from Nome to Bergen
Cruise BRE1916
27.08.2019 - 26.09.2019 (29 days)
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    BRE1916
    Cruise dates
    27.08.2019 - 26.09.2019

    The Northeast Passage through the Russian Arctic from Asia to Europe was navigated for the first time 140 years ago. It was an entirely Russian exclusion zone until just 30 years ago and remains a real place of adventure to this day. Head into mysterious landscapes that hardly anybody, apart from researchers and explorers, has ever seen.


    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 BRE1915 to experience the circumnavigation of the Arctic, you can benefit from a reduced cruise price and other specials. You can find more information here.


    Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the subsequent cruise BRE1917 and save € 200 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 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
    BRE1916
    Cruise dates
    27.08.2019 - 26.09.2019

    At anchor

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    Optional bookable
    Monday, 26.08.2019

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Vancouver

    Overnight Stay with breakfast

    Tuesday, 27.08.2019

    Travel to Bellingham/USA

    Charter flight to Nome/Alaska/USA, departure 17.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 28.08.2019

    Crossing the International Date Line (one day will be lost)

    Thursday, 29.08.2019 to
    Friday, 30.08.2019

    Chukchi Peninsula/Russia (Provideniya, Cape Dezhnev )
    Northeast Passage adventure – from the Bering Strait to the Barents Sea

    An unreachable objective for most ships: the Northeast Passage. Look forward to adventure on this sea route – the exciting cruise through the ice, animal sightings in the pristine wilderness and echoes of historic expeditions. For centuries, the Northeast Passage has fired the imagination of pioneering spirits – from the early explorations by the naval powers England and Holland in the 16th century to the first successful passage by the Swede Adolf Erik Nordenskjöld between 1878 and 1879. Your days on board the BREMEN will be in the shadow of the golden age of Arctic explorers thanks to the exciting expert presentations and because the route intersects their moving life lines. For the first time, the BREMEN will begin its navigation of the Northeast Passage in Alaska, then heading west until it reaches Bergen, Norway. Along the route you will discover a world that has hardly been documented by photographers to date. Instead of relying on vague ideas and myths, you will have the opportunity to see it for yourself close up. On the Chukchi Peninsula, for example, a natural paradise for whales, seabirds and seals. In seldom-visited Provideniya, you will learn what life is like for people here in the far east of Russia when you go ashore with the experts and visit the small museum. At Cape Dezhnev, the most north-easterly point of the Eurasian landmass, Russian history speaks for itself. It may be possible to walk to a monument to the pioneer Semyon Dezhnev, the first to traverse the cape in 1648.

    Saturday, 31.08.2019 to
    Tuesday, 03.09.2019

    Cruising through the Chukchi Sea, with expeditionary landings on Wrangel Island

    Feel a deep connection to pioneers such as Adolf Erik Nordenskjöld and Willem Barents as the BREMEN sets off on its course through the Chukchi Sea. With a little luck, you will hear the cry “Whale spotted!” here, as these waters are home to the giants of the sea. The excitement on board will grow when Wrangel Island appears on the horizon. Will the ship manage to traverse the often thick belt of drifting ice around this UNESCO World Heritage Site? Here you can uncover the most spectacular aspects of nature on a grand scale. On rides and landings with the Zodiacs, you can really experience this raw natural beauty. Numerous bird species nest on the coasts, and walks on the tundra will give you the chance to take in the fantastic mountain massifs and spot reindeer in the vast, silent landscape. This legendary island is also a conservation area for polar bears.

    Wednesday, 04.09.2019 to
    Tuesday, 10.09.2019

    Cruising through the East Siberian Sea and the Laptev Sea/Arctic Ocean, with expeditionary landings (Medvezhy Islands, New Siberian Islands, Cape Chelyuskin)

    The East Siberian Sea is where the icy Medvezhy Islands are located: it is the home of the “kings of the Arctic” and the place where they bring their cubs into the world. Land with the Zodiacs and enjoy impressive sights here – and on the New Siberian Islands, where exciting insights into the “adolescence” of polar exploration await you. In 1893, the researcher Fridtjof Nansen allowed his ship to freeze here in order to reach the geographic North Pole by using the natural ice drifts of the Arctic Ocean. You may be able to observe snow grouse and reindeer on these little-researched islands. During the cruise along the Siberian coast through the Laptev Sea, the BREMEN can take full advantage of its status as a small expedition ship with the highest ice class. Only in this way can it manage to pass through the eye of the needle in the Northeast Passage: Cape Chelyuskin, located between Bolshevik Island and the mainland, is known for frequently being blocked by ice. The course thereafter will be determined by the weather and ice.

    Wednesday, 11.09.2019 to
    Thursday, 12.09.2019

    Severnaya Zemlya

    Until now, only a few people have seen the coasts of the almost semi-glacial islands of Severnaya Zemlya, home to polar bears, Arctic hares, walruses and seals. As you gaze at the majestic glaciers, only one question remains: what challenges will the BREMEN face next? Stay tuned!

    Friday, 13.09.2019 to
    Saturday, 14.09.2019

    Cruise through the Kara Sea

    Sunday, 15.09.2019 to
    Wednesday, 18.09.2019

    Franz Josef Land , Novaya Zemlya

    The captain and crew can react flexibly, allowing you to observe intense natural spectacles. After cruising through the Kara Sea, you will always be seeking out the most incredible experiences – taking into account the ice and weather conditions. Thanks to this, you will feel even closer to the pioneers of the Austro-Hungarian Polar Expedition. Whilst exploring the Arctic Ocean in 1873, they happened upon new land which they named after their emperor: Franz Josef Land. Their first sight was today’s Cape Tegetthoff on Hall Island, whose rocky peaks may also point you towards adventure. The explorers first set foot on Wilczek Island, which is now home to the grave of their engineer Otto Krisch. Follow their footsteps and continue your expedition in a truly personal way. Confront the mystery of the geodes, perfect stone spheres up to 3 m (9.8 ft) in diameter, on Champ Island. Hooker Island also promises intense experiences. Enjoy an unforgettable visit to an abandoned Russian Arctic station from the 1930s or view the bird-inhabited cliff known as Rubini Rock up-close. Besides the imposing cliffs and basalt columns, the island is also home to the largest seabird colony in the archipelago. Enjoy other spontaneously arranged highlights in this region.

    Following in the wake of Willem Barents, the BREMEN will dare to call at the deep bays of the savage and primeval Novaya Zemlya. As the explorer circumnavigated the island in 1596 on his search for the Northeast Passage, his ship became trapped in the pack ice and the crew was forced to spend the winter there. In geological terms, it is almost identical to the Urals, as it is a northern continuation of this ancient mountain range, which was formed when Europe and Siberia collided. Subject to weather conditions, you can take the Zodiacs and explore on land, where thousands of seabirds brood on the steep cliffs.

    Thursday, 19.09.2019 to
    Friday, 20.09.2019

    Cruise through the Barents Sea/Arctic Ocean

    Saturday, 21.09.2019

    Murmansk

    After cruising through the Barents Sea, you will reach Murmansk, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle – and a military exclusion zone until 1991. Here, you can go ashore and explore Murmansk* or uncover the history of the Russian Northern Fleet during a visit to a nuclear-powered icebreaker*.

    Sunday, 22.09.2019

    Skarsvag/Norway

    People once believed that North Cape marked the end of the world – today your Northeast Passage cruise will come to an end here, on an excursion to North Cape* from the picturesque fishing village of Skarsvag.

    Monday, 23.09.2019

    Tromsoe

    For those guests who are with us for the entire Arctic circumnavigation, the circle will be closed in Tromsoe, the largest city in the north of the country. Enjoy a truly intensive experience of Tromsoe – the gateway to the Arctic Ocean*. As you look back on your many experiences during this Arctic adventure, you will reach Bergen on Norway’s fjord coast, where the lively charm of Scandinavia will round off your expedition.

    Tuesday, 24.09.2019 to
    Wednesday, 25.09.2019

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 26.09.2019

    Bergen/Norway, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Bergen to Hamburg

    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:

    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.

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

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

    Important note on this expedition:
    this expedition through the Northwest Passage is a very demanding 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
    BRE1916
    Cruise dates
    27.08.2019 - 26.09.2019

    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
    BRE1916
    Cruise dates
    27.08.2019 - 26.09.2019

    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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