MS Bremen

MS Bremen Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Bremen

Year built1990  /  Age : 28
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMitsubishi Heavy Industries (Kobe, Japan)
OwnerHapag-Lloyd AG
OperatorHapag-Lloyd Cruises
Speed16 kn / 30 kph / 18 mph
Length (LOA)111 m / 364 ft
Beam (width)17 m / 56 ft
Gross Tonnage6752 gt
Passengers-to-space ratio37
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2010
Former namesFrontier Spirit

Current itinerary of MS Bremen

MS Bremen current cruise is 22 days, one-way from Nome to Tokyo. Prices start from USD 14224 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 08 Sep, 2018 and ends on 30 Sep, 2018. This voyage is also offered as flycruise deal.

Date / TimePort
08 Sep      Departing from Nome, Alaska   
09 Sep      International Date Line crossing   
10 Sep     Provideniya, Chukotka, Russia   
11 Sep     Provideniya, Chukotka, Russia   
12 Sep     Provideniya, Chukotka, Russia   
13 Sep     Provideniya, Chukotka, Russia   
14 Sep     Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia   
15 Sep     Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia   
16 Sep     Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia(Verkhoturova)   
17 Sep     Bering Island, Nikolskoye, Russia   
18 Sep     Zhupanova River, Kamchatka, Russia   
19 Sep     Zhupanova River, Kamchatka, Russia   
20 Sep     Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka, Russia   
21 Sep     Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka, Russia   
22 Sep     Kuril Islands, Russia   
23 Sep     Kuril Islands, Russia   
24 Sep     Kuril Islands, Russia   
25 Sep     Tyuleny Island, Russia   
26 Sep     Korsakov, Sakhalin Island, Russia   
27 Sep     At Sea   
28 Sep     Aomori, Japan   
29 Sep     At Sea   
30 Sep     Kanazawa, Japan   
30 Sep      Arriving in Tokyo, Japan(flight)   

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, the liner did Northwest Passage cruise using real-time satellite data about sea ice locations.

History - construction and ownership

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (Kreuzfahrten) is Hamburg-based cruise company, subsidiary of Hapag-Lloyd AG (shipowner) - currently ranked world's 5th largest container shipping line in terms of fleet capacity. Until 2017, HL Cruises was fully-owned subsidiary of Europe's leading travel group TUI AG.

MS Bremen cruise ship

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.


MS Bremen has a total of 80 cabins (all of which Oceanview, 16 Balcony, 2 Suites) in 7 grades. 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.

MS Bremen cruise ship

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

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

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Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and 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. The ship additionally has Bremen Club, two bars and Beauty parlour. 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 Sun deck, swimming pool and sauna are perfect for relax after a day of exploring. 

MS Bremen wiki

  • 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.
  • 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 (now RCGS Resolute) made a full transit with a 25-days itinerary leaving from Nome AK (on August 14) and ending in Reykjavik Iceland (on September 7).
  • In August 2017, MS Bremen became the world's first ever cruise vessel with "Polar Code" (Polar Ship Certificate) that allows it to operate in polar regions. All its fleetmates were also due to receive the certificate by Hapag-Lloyd’s 2018 Arctic season. Polar Code (adopted by IMO) contains regulations abot polar cruise vessels' construction and onboard equipment, as well as crew training requirements. In 2017, as part of the HL fleet's routine drydocks, all ships met Polar Code's requirements and received polar ship certificates. MS Bremen was scheduled to operate 3 Arctic cruises (2018-2019 season), including one Northeast Passage (summer 2018).

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MS Bremen Itineraries

The below listed MS Bremen cruise prices on 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 30 11 days, one-way from Ponta Delgada to Porto Ponta Delgada$5342
2018 Jun 10 12 days, one-way from Porto to Reykjavik Porto$5862
2018 Jun 22 11 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen Reykjavik$7226
2018 Jun 23 20 days, one-way from Otaru to Nome Otaru
2018 Jul 03 10 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Tromso Longyearbyen$7200
2018 Jul 13 11 days, one-way from Tromso to Longyearbyen Tromso$7200
2018 Jul 23 10 days, round-trip Expedition to Spitsbergen for adventure Longyearbyen$7424
2018 Aug 01 11 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Tromso Longyearbyen$7200
2018 Aug 11 28 days, one-way from Tromso to Vancouver Tromso$24746
2018 Sep 08 22 days, one-way from Nome to Tokyo Nome$14224
2018 Sep 29 18 days, one-way from Kanazawa to Koror Kanazawa$9962
2018 Sep 30 10 days, one-way from Hamburg to Lisbon Hamburg$4446
2018 Oct 17 16 days, one-way from Koror to Sydney Koror$9902
2018 Nov 06 16 days, one-way from Lautoka to Moorea Island Lautoka$9084
2018 Nov 22 17 days, one-way from Papeete to Valparaiso Papeete$9555
2018 Dec 17 16 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires Valparaiso$13060
2019 Jan 04 17 days, round-trip Expedition Antarctica: nursery in the eternal ice Buenos Aires$14175
2019 Jan 22 17 days, round-trip Expedition Antarctica: fulfil one lifelong dream Buenos Aires$14734
2019 Feb 10 19 days, round-trip Expedition Antarctica: fulfil one lifelong dream Buenos Aires$14734
2019 Mar 01 15 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso Buenos Aires$8637
2019 Mar 16 18 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Colon Valparaiso$8500
2019 Apr 03 14 days, round-trip Expedition to both sides of the Panama Canal Colon$7335
2019 Apr 17 12 days, one-way from Colon to Ponta Delgada Colon$3591