MS Bremen

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Current cruise:
16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Nome to Vancouver
14 Jul, 2017 - 31 Jul, 2017

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MS Bremen Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Bremen

Year built 1990  /  Age : 27
Flag state Bahamas
Builder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Kobe, Japan)
Class
Owner Hapag-Lloyd AG
Operator Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Speed 16 kn / 30 kph / 18 mph
Length (LOA) 111 m / 364 ft
Beam (width) 17 m / 56 ft
Gross Tonnage 6752 gt
Passengers 155 - 160
Crew 100
Passengers-to-space ratio 37
Decks 7
Cabins 80
Decks with cabins 6
Last Refurbishment 2010
Former names Frontier Spirit

Review of MS Bremen

MS Bremen cruise ship was built in 1990 as "Frontier Spirit" at Mitsubishi Shipyard in Kobe, Japan and has been operated by Hapag Lloyd company since 1993. In 2003 the Bremen ship discovered a previously uncharted Antarctic island, later named Bremen Island. MS Bremen was successfully featured in the Killer Waves TV show. In 2006 she ran the Northwest Passage by the help of satellite images informing where sea ice was.ms Bremen

History - construction & ownership

The 6,752-ton, 164-passenger cruise ms Bremen was damaged during a storm in the Southern Atlantic in March 2001. The cruise ship was unable to continue with its own power for 2 hours. 137 German tourists were aboard the vessel at the moment of the incident. There was a great danger MS Bremen to sink without its own power. Crew members knew that even with the lifeboats, the passengers would not had survived in the harsh freezing conditions. The crew managed to restart the engines and the cruise ship escaped the sea trap.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Bremen itinerary program is based on South America cruises to Amazon River and Antarctica, Europe (Iceland and Norway) and Caribbean, with Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

Cabins

Staterooms onboard feature luxurious amenities like dvd player, flat screen television, individual air conditioning, minibar, in-room safe and plush bathrobe. All staterooms are outside. Handicapped accessible cabins are also available. The suites feature balconies and private sitting areas.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

MS Bremen dining options include the Restaurant, featuring open seating breakfast and lunch and the more casual Lido Grill.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Enjoy exciting expert-guided shore excursions during the day. Nordic walking sticks, bicycles, kayaks and snorkeling gear are at hand for excursions. Lectures are hosted daily on board ms Bremen in the Panorama Lounge. A mini boutique carries gifts, and an Internet centre boasts microscopes and PC workstations. The fitness centre has cardio equipment and offers great ocean views. The swimming pool and sauna are perfect for relax after a day of exploring.

MS Bremen wiki

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • Cabin grades number: 7
  • Total number of cabins: 80 (all of which Oceanview, 16 Balcony, 2 Suites)
  • Dining Rooms: the Restaurant (Open seating breakfast and lunch).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Lido Grill
  • Lounges & Bars: Panorama Lounge, 2 Bars, Bremen Club.
  • Fitness room, sauna, pool, Beauty parlour, library, Mini Boutique, Internet Centre, Sun deck, helicopter deck.
  • Bremen is the smallest cruise ship in Hapag Lloyd's cruise fleet, but also the toughest vessel of them all. It has the highest ice-class (E4 ice rating) awarded to a passenger ship and is well-equipped to glide among the Arctic's and Antarctica's glaciers. The other Hapag-Lloyd expedition cruise ship is ms Hanseatic.
  • MS Bremen provides a contingent of 12 zodiacs, so passengers can easily become part of the surrounding nature. These small boats are launched at all hours, day and night, during voyages close to the poles.
  • Fun fact is, that in 2003, a previously uncharted island was discovered in the Antarctica by ms Bremen. It was named "Bremen Island" the next year. Another one is, that this Hapag Lloyd cruise ship was featured in the "Killer Waves" TV show.
  • In 2006, helped by satellite images of sea ice, the cruise ship sailed on the Northwest Passage (Canadian Arctic) route connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.
  • Bremen was the world's first ever cruise ship with a Northwest Passage Cruise itinerary. In 2011, the vessel crossed the Passage from Kangerlussuaq Greenland  to Nome Alaska. In 2012, MS Hanseatic made a full transit with a 25-days itinerary leaving from Nome AK (on August 14) and ending in Reykjavik Iceland (on September 7).

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MS Bremen Itineraries 2017

The below listed MS Bremen cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Nome cruise port

14 July 2017 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Nome to Vancouver
Prices starting
from $11583
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15 Jul      Departing from Nome, Alaska   
16 Jul     At Sea   
17 Jul     Saint Paul Island, Alaska   
18 Jul     Aleutian Islands, Alaska   
19 Jul     Aleutian Islands, Alaska   
20 Jul     Kukak Bay, Alaska   
21 Jul     Kodiak Island, Alaska   
22 Jul     At Sea   
23 Jul     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
24 Jul     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
25 Jul     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
26 Jul     Petersburg, Mitkof Island, Alaska   
27 Jul     Wrangell, Alaska   
28 Jul     Misty Fjords, Alaska   
29 Jul     Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island, Alaska   
30 Jul     Inside Passage, Alaska   
31 Jul      Arriving in Vancouver, BC Canada   
Vancouver cruise port

31 July 2017 17 nights / 18 days, one-way from Vancouver to Nome
Prices starting
from $11583
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01 Aug      Departing from Vancouver, BC Canada   
02 Aug     Inside Passage, Alaska   
03 Aug     Inside Passage, Alaska   
04 Aug     Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island, Alaska   
05 Aug     Misty Fjords, Alaska   
06 Aug     Wrangell, Alaska   
07 Aug     Petersburg, Mitkof Island, Alaska   
08 Aug     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
08 Aug     Chatham Strait, Alaska   
09 Aug     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
10 Aug     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
11 Aug     At Sea   
12 Aug     Kodiak Island, Alaska   
13 Aug     Kukak Bay, Alaska   
14 Aug     Aleutian Islands, Alaska   
15 Aug     Aleutian Islands, Alaska   
16 Aug     Saint Paul Island, Alaska   
17 Aug     At Sea   
18 Aug      Arriving in Nome, Alaska   
Nome cruise port

17 August 2017 24 nights / 25 days, one-way from Nome to Kangerlussuaq
Prices starting
from $21117
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18 Aug      Departing from Nome, Alaska   
19 Aug     Barrow, Alaska   
20 Aug - 21 Aug     At Sea   
22 Aug     Herschel Island, Yukon, Arctic Canada   
23 Aug     Herschel Island, Yukon, Arctic Canada   
24 Aug     Victoria Island, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
25 Aug     Victoria Island, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
26 Aug     Jenny Lind Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
27 Aug     Jenny Lind Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
28 Aug     Victoria Strait, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
29 Aug     Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
30 Aug     Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
31 Aug     Igloolik Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
01 Sep     Igloolik Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
02 Sep     Melville Bay, Greenland   
03 Sep     Melville Bay, Greenland   
04 Sep     At Sea   
05 Sep     Cape Dorset Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
06 Sep     Diana Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
07 Sep     Akpatok Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada   
08 Sep - 09 Sep     At Sea   
10 Sep     Sisimiut, Greenland   
11 Sep      Arriving in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
Kangerlussuaq cruise port

11 September 2017 18 nights / 19 days, one-way from Kangerlussuaq to Hamburg
Prices starting
from $10656
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12 Sep      Departing from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland   
13 Sep     Sisimiut, Greenland   
14 Sep     Disko Bay, Greenland   
15 Sep     Nuuk, Greenland   
16 Sep     Qassiarsuk, Greenland   
17 Sep     Prince Christian Sound, Greenland   
18 Sep     Skjoldungen Island, Greenland   
19 Sep     Tasiilaq, Ammassalik Island, Greenland   
20 Sep     Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sound, Greenland   
21 Sep     Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sound, Greenland   
22 Sep     King Oscar Fjord, Greenland   
23 Sep     King Oscar Fjord, Greenland   
24 Sep     At Sea   
25 Sep     Husavik, Iceland   
26 Sep     Seydisfjordur, Iceland   
27 Sep     At Sea   
28 Sep     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
29 Sep     At Sea   
30 Sep      Arriving in Hamburg, Germany   
Lisbon cruise port

10 October 2017 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Lisbon to Safi
Prices starting
from $5492
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11 Oct      Departing from Lisbon, Portugal   
12 Oct - 13 Oct     At Sea   
14 Oct     Santa Maria Island, Vila do Porto, Azores   
15 Oct     Sao Jorge Island, Azores   
16 Oct     Pico Island, Azores   
17 Oct     Santa Maria Island, Vila do Porto, Azores   
18 Oct     At Sea   
19 Oct     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
20 Oct     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
21 Oct     Porto Santo Island, Madeira, Portugal   
22 Oct     At Sea   
23 Oct      Arriving in Safi, Marrakesh, Morocco   
Agadir cruise port

22 October 2017 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Safi to Dakar
Prices starting
from $5792
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23 Oct      Departing from Safi, Marrakesh, Morocco   
24 Oct     Agadir, Morocco   
25 Oct     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
26 Oct - 27 Oct     At Sea   
28 Oct     Sal Island, Palmeira, Cape Verde   
29 Oct     Fogo Island, Sao Filipe, Cape Verde   
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Sao Nicolau Island, Tarrafal, Cape Verde   
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde   
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Santo Antao Island, Porto Novo, Cape Verde   
01 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Santo Antao Island, Porto Novo, Cape Verde   
02 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     At Sea   
03 Nov      Arriving in Dakar, Senegal   
Dakar cruise port

03 November 2017 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Dakar to Montevideo
Prices starting
from $2752
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04 Nov      Departing from Dakar, Senegal   
05 Nov - 16 Nov     At Sea   
17 Nov      Arriving in Montevideo, Uruguay   
Montevideo cruise port

16 November 2017 18 nights / 19 days, one-way from Montevideo to Buenos Aires
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $13552
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17 Nov      Departing from Montevideo, Uruguay   
18 Nov - 20 Nov     At Sea   
21 Nov     Port Stanley, East Falkland Island   
22 Nov - 23 Nov     At Sea   
24 Nov     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
25 Nov     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
26 Nov     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
27 Nov - 28 Nov     At Sea   
29 Nov     Elephant Island, Antarctica   
29 Nov     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
30 Nov     Deception Island, Antarctica   
01 Dec     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
02 Dec     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
03 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
04 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
05 Dec     Ushuaia, Argentina   
05 Dec      Arriving in Buenos Aires (flight)   
Ushuaia cruise port

05 December 2017 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip An explorers' adventure amongst the ice
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $12508
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06 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
06 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
07 Dec - 09 Dec     At Sea   
10 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
11 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
12 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
13 Dec - 14 Dec     At Sea   
15 Dec     Elephant Island, Antarctica   
16 Dec     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
17 Dec     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
18 Dec     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
19 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
20 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
21 Dec     Ushuaia, Argentina   
21 Dec      Arriving in Buenos Aires (flight)   
Ushuaia cruise port

20 December 2017 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip A festive season in the eternal ice
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $14336
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21 Dec      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
21 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
22 Dec     At Sea   
23 Dec     Falkland Islands   
24 Dec     Falkland Islands   
25 Dec - 26 Dec     At Sea   
27 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
28 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
29 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
30 Dec - 31 Dec     At Sea   
01 Jan     Weddell Sea   
02 Jan     Paulet Island, Antarctica   
03 Jan     Elephant Island, Antarctica   
03 Jan     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
04 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
05 Jan     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
06 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
07 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
08 Jan     Ushuaia, Argentina   
08 Jan      Arriving in Buenos Aires (flight)   

MS Bremen Itineraries 2018

The below listed MS Bremen cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Hapag-Lloyd Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Ushuaia cruise port

07 January 2018 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip New life in the ice
fly-cruise (Buenos Aires)
Prices starting
from $14336
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08 Jan      Departing from Buenos Aires (flight)   
08 Jan      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
09 Jan     At Sea   
10 Jan     Falkland Islands   
11 Jan     Falkland Islands   
12 Jan - 13 Jan     At Sea   
14 Jan     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
15 Jan     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
16 Jan     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica   
17 Jan     At Sea   
18 Jan     South Orkney Islands, Antarctica   
19 Jan     South Orkney Islands, Antarctica   
20 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
20 Jan     Weddell Sea   
21 Jan     Paulet Island, Antarctica   
22 Jan     South Shetland Islands, Antarctica   
23 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
24 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
25 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
26 Jan     Ushuaia, Argentina   
26 Jan      Arriving in Buenos Aires (flight)   
Kamchatka Peninsula cruise port

23 June 2018 20 nights / 21 days, one-way from Otaru to Nome
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24 Jun      Departing from Otaru, Japan   
25 Jun     Rishiri Island   
25 Jun     Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia   
26 Jun - 27 Jun     Korsakov, Sakhalin Island, Russia (Overnight)   
27 Jun     Korsakov, Sakhalin Island, Russia   
28 Jun     Kuril Islands, Russia   
29 Jun     Kuril Islands, Russia   
30 Jun     Kuril Islands, Russia   
01 Jul     Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia   
02 Jul     Zhupanova River   
03 Jul     Zhupanova River   
04 Jul     Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka, Russia   
05 Jul     Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka, Russia   
06 Jul     At Sea   
07 Jul     Aleutian Islands, Alaska   
08 Jul     Kiska Island, Alaska   
09 Jul     Kiska Island, Alaska   
10 Jul     Aleutian Islands, Alaska   
11 Jul     At Sea   
12 Jul     St Matthew Island, Alaska   
12 Jul     Hall Island, Alaska   
13 Jul - 14 Jul     Nome, Alaska (Overnight)   
14 Jul      Arriving in Nome, Alaska   
Hamburg cruise port

30 September 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Hamburg to Lisbon
Prices starting
from $4446
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01 Oct      Departing from Hamburg, Germany   
02 Oct     Ostend, Belgium   
03 Oct     Portsmouth, England   
04 Oct     Honfleur, France   
05 Oct     Saint-Malo, France   
06 Oct     At Sea   
07 Oct - 09 Oct     Aviles, Spain   
10 Oct     Viana do Castelo, Portugal   
11 Oct      Arriving in Lisbon, Portugal