MS Seaventure

Former names: MS Seascape, MS Bremen, SeaQuest, Frontier Spirit

MS Seaventure current position

MS Seaventure current location is at Baltic Sea (coordinates 55.96099 N / 11.84601 E) cruising en route to DK HUN. The AIS position was reported 10 minutes ago.

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Specifications of MS Seaventure

Year built1990  /  Age: 30
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMitsubishi Heavy Industries (Kobe, Japan)
OwnerScylla AG
OperatorScylla (via VIVA Cruises), Polar Latitudes USA
Speed16 kn / 30 kph / 18 mph
Length (LOA)111 m / 364 ft
Beam (width)17 m / 56 ft
Gross Tonnage6752 gt
Passengers164
Crew100
Passengers-to-space ratio37
Decks7
Cabins82
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2020
Former namesMS Seascape, MS Bremen, SeaQuest, Frontier Spirit
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MS Seaventure Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Apr 08 10 days, one-way from Berlin to Amsterdam Berlin $2357
2021 Apr 18 11 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Berlin Amsterdam $2239
2021 Jun 02 10 days, one-way from Berlin to Amsterdam Berlin $2239
2021 Jun 12 11 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Berlin Amsterdam $2475
2021 Jul 13 10 days, one-way from Berlin to Amsterdam Berlin $2003
2021 Jul 23 11 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Berlin Amsterdam $2593
2021 Sep 02 10 days, one-way from Berlin to Amsterdam Berlin $2239
2021 Sep 12 11 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Berlin Amsterdam $2475

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The 1990-built MS Seaventure cruise ship ("MS Bremen" for Hapag-Lloyd between 1993-2020) was built as "Frontier Spirit" at Mitsubishi Shipyard (in Kobe Japan). In 2003, MS Bremen discovered a previously uncharted island in Antarctica, which was later named "Bremen Island". The Bremen cruise ship was successfully featured in the TV show "Killer Wave" (2007-launched). In 2006, the liner did a Northwest Passage cruise using real-time satellite data about sea ice locations.

On January 15, 2019, was announced that Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (HL) sold the vessel to Scylla Cruises. Initially, the vessel was planned for delivery to the new shipowner Scylla AG (family-owned Swiss company) in May 2021.

In mid-July 2020, Hapag-Lloyd announced that MS Bremen will not sail for Hapag-Lloyd ever again. When the announcement was made, the 30-years-old vessel was docked in Port Warnemunde-Rostock Germany. It had scheduled voyages for HL to Antarctica for winter season 2020-2021. MS Seaventure was officially acquired by Scylla AG (shipowner/VIVA Cruises' parent company) from Hapag-Lloyd on November 1, 2020.

Bremen ship's sale price was not disclosed. In 2019, Scylla AG owned 31 riverboats, most of which are chartered to various European cruisetour companies. Since April 2021, the vessel (renamed to "MS Seaventure"/previoulsy to "MS Seascape") is operated under charter by VIVA Cruises (2019-established brand of Scylla AG) and Polar Latitudes Inc (USA-based travel agency/tour operator).

History - construction and ownership

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (Kreuzfahrten) is a Hamburg-based 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 a fully-owned subsidiary of Europe's leading travel group TUI AG.

MS Seaventure cruise ship (MS Bremen)

The 164-passenger cruise ship Bremen (named SeaQuest) was acquired by Hapag-Lloyd in April 1993. The Japan-built vessel was purchased in 1992 from Salen Lindblad Cruising and renamed "Frontier Spirit", starting operations for Frontier Cruises under the newly-established brand "SeaQuest Cruises". Frontier Spirit became world's 4th passenger ship to successfully transit the Canadian Arctic via Northwest Passage route.

Under its new name "Seaventure" (initially "Seascape"), the vessel will be also chartered to Polar Latitudes (Antarctica-based travel brand) for winter season 2021-2022. The company Polar Latitudes (USA) also seasonally charters the Noble Caledonia-owned vessels Hebridean Sky and Island Sky.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Bremen itinerary program was based on South America cruises (to Amazon River and Antarctica), Europe (Iceland and Norway/Baltic Sea) and the Caribbean, with seasonally operated Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

MS Seaventure itinerary program starts in April 2021. The ship's inaugural cruise for VIVA Cruises was initially planned for May 15-21, 2021. The 7-day itinerary was from Amsterdam to Hamburg. From homeport Hamburg were scheduled 13 roundtrips to ports in Baltic Sea, Arctic Norway (Spitsbergen Island) and a Transatlantic crossing (via Iceland and Greenland) to Canada and then repositioning to South America.

The 17-day North Atlantic repositioning cruise (Kangerlussuaq Greenland to Quebec City Canada) was priced from USD 12150 pp (double-occupancy outside cabin rates).

MS Seaventure cruise ship (MS Bremen)

However, in late-November 2020, VIVA Cruises rescheduled the Seaventure ship's maiden voyage (themed "Springtime Maritime Experiences") for April 18-25, 2021. The 7-night roundtrip from Bremerhaven Germany visits Wismar Germany, Szczecin Poland, Stralsund Germany, Copenhagen Denmark, Heligoland Island Germany and Hamburg. Prices started from EUR 2795 (GBP 2470) per person Outside Cabin (with double occupancy).

Following the inaugural cruise, Seaventure sails 3 more 7-night roundtrip itineraries (out of homeport Bremerhaven) visiting Malmo Sweden, Goteborg Sweden, Kristiansand Norway and Sylt Island Germany. Prices started also from EUR 2795 pp.

As a promo offer, celebrating the VIVA Cruises brand's inauguration, to all Seaventure cruise bookings made by December 31, 2020, the company offered a EUR 350 voucher - to be redeemed at any VIVA River Cruises 2021 European river itineraries.

As a small ship, Seaventure has just 82 cabins and suites for a total of 164 passengers. Her size allows the vessel to enter remote harbours, while the maneuverability enables her to change course at short notice. A fleet of 14 Zodiacs enables guests to explore smaller cruise ports and uncharted territories.

Cabins

MS Seaventure staterooms (a total of 82 / for max 164 passengers / double occupancy) are all Outside and mainly Oceanview (plus 16x Balcony and 2 Suites) in 7 grades. Staterooms' standard amenities include smart HDTV, DVD player, individual air conditioning, minibar, electronic safe box (in the closet), en-suite bathroom, premium bedding, plush bathrobes. Handicapped (wheelchair-accessible) cabins are also available. All suites are with step-out balconies and larger lounge areas.

MS Seaventure cruise ship (MS Bremen)

Shipboard facilities and amenities

MS Seaventure ship's dining options include Restaurant (main dining room for open-seating breakfast and lunch) and the casual Lido Grill (buffet-style restaurant).

Enjoy exciting expert-guided shore excursions during the day. Nordic walking sticks, bicycles, kayaks and snorkelling gear are at hand for excursions. Lectures are hosted daily onboard 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 center boasts microscopes and PC workstations. The fitness center has cardio equipment and offers great ocean views. The Sun deck, swimming pool, and sauna are perfect to relax after a day of exploring.

The ship has its own fleet of 12 Zodiacs (Zodiac Milpro boats) - rigid-hulled motorized high-speed boats used for shoreside cruising and landings in shallow coastal areas.

VIVA Cruises prices are inclusive of gratuities, stateroom, shipboard enrichment and entertainment, main dining (breakfast buffet, lunch, multi-course dinner with gourmet menus), fine dining (at dedicated restaurant / reservations-only), 24-hour coffee-tea with snacks, top-brand liquors, alcoholic drinks (cocktails, aperitif, sparkling and house wines by the glass, bottled beers) and non-alcoholic beverages (mineral water, sodas, juices, coffee drinks, specialty teas).

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Bremen is Hapag Lloyd's smallest cruise ship, but also fleet's toughest vessel. It has the highest ice-class (E4) awarded to a passenger ship and is well-equipped to maneuver along Arctic and Antarctic glaciers. The liner has a fleet of 12 zodiacs (high-speed motorized boats) used for landings and coastal exploration. These boats are launched at all hours (day and night) during polar voyages.

In March 2001, MS Bremen suffered propulsion/power loss during a storm in Southern Atlantic Ocean. Unable to continue with its own power, the vessel was drifting for ~2 hours. Carrying a total of 137 passengers (German tourists), there was a great danger for collision and sinking. Crew members knew that even with the lifeboats, the passengers would not have survived in the harsh freezing conditions. Luckily, the crew managed to restart the engines and the ship escaped the disaster.

Fun fact is, that in 2003, a previously uncharted island was discovered in Antarctica by MS Bremen and in 204 named "Bremen Island". 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. Hapag Lloyd's Bremen was featured in the 2007-produced "Killer Waves" (TV series).

Bremen is world's first-ever cruise vessel with Northwest Passage Cruise itinerary. In 2011, it crossed the North American passage waterway from Kangerlussuaq Greenland to Nome Alaska. In 2012, MS Hanseatic (now RCGS Resolute) made a full transit via 25-day 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 passenger vessel with "Polar Code" (Polar Ship Certificate) allowing operations in polar regions. All of its fleetmates were also due to receive the certificate by Hapag-Lloyd's 2018 Arctic season. Polar Code (adopted by IMO) contains regulations about 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).

Since January 2019, ship's Captain is Ulf Sodemann - with Hapag-Lloyd AG (company's containership division) since 2005.

In May 2019, the shipowner Scylla AG announced chartering MS Bremen from May 2021 to Polar Latitudes Inc for Arctic and Antarctica itineraries.

(Hapag-Lloyd) MS Bremen cruise itineraries 2020-2021 (CANCELLED)

Next tables show the last scheduled by Hapag-Lloyd voyages for the ship MS Bremen.

(2020) 7-days from Kiel to Hamburg ($4116)

Date / TimePort
02 Oct 22:00Departing from Kiel, Germany
03 Oct 07:00 - 19:00Wismar, Germany
04 Oct 14:00 - 23:59Ox Islands, Denmark
05 OctKiel Canal, Germany
06 Oct 06:30 - 18:30Bremen, Germany
07 Oct 07:00 - 19:00Heligoland Islands, Germany
08 Oct 07:00 - 19:00List auf Sylt, Sylt Island, Germany
09 Oct 08:00Arriving in Hamburg, Germany

9-days German Bight with Hanseatic inspiration ($5295)

Date / TimePort
09 Oct 22:00Departing from Hamburg, Germany
11 Oct 07:00 - 19:30Ipswich, England
13 Oct 07:00 - 20:00Rotterdam, Holland
14 Oct 07:00 - 19:00Oudeschild, Texel Island, Holland
15 Oct 09:00 - 19:00Harlingen, Holland
16 Oct 08:00 - 15:00Borkum Island, Germany
17 Oct 07:00 - 16:30Bremen, Germany
18 Oct 08:00Arriving in Hamburg, Germany

9-days German Bight with Hanseatic inspiration ($5413)

Date / TimePort
25 Oct 19:00Departing from Hamburg, Germany
27 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Vlissingen, Holland
28 Oct 01:00 - 23:59Antwerp, Belgium
29 Oct 08:00 - 13:30Ghent, Belgium
30 Oct 08:00 - 23:59Rotterdam, Holland
31 Oct 08:00 - 22:00IJmuiden, Holland
01 Nov 08:00 - 13:00Den Helder, Holland
02 Nov 08:30 - 16:30Bremen, Germany
03 Nov 08:00Arriving in Hamburg, Germany

9-days Baltic Sea with Hanseatic inspiration ($5413)

Date / TimePort
15 Nov 19:00Departing from Hamburg, Germany
16 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Bremen, Germany
17 NovKiel Canal, Germany
18 Nov 08:00 - 15:00Wismar, Germany
19 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Szczecin, Poland
22 Nov 13:30 - 19:00Stralsund, Germany
23 NovKiel Canal, Germany
24 Nov 07:00Arriving in Hamburg, Germany

(2021) 10-days from Berlin to Amsterdam ($2357)

Date / TimePort
08 Apr 18:30Departing from Berlin, Germany
08 Apr 20:30 - 09 Apr 06:30Potsdam, Germany
09 Apr 10:30 - 12:30Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
09 Apr 22:30 - 10 Apr 04:30Calvorde, Germany
10 Apr 17:30 - 11 Apr 02:30Hannover, Germany
11 Apr 09:30 - 12:30Minden, Germany
11 Apr 20:30 - 12 Apr 05:00Nienburg-Weser, Germany
12 Apr 14:00 - 13 Apr 06:00Bremen, Germany
13 Apr 13:00 - 17:30Oldenburg, Germany
13 Apr 22:30 - 14 Apr 06:00Dorpen, Germany
14 Apr 08:30 - 12:30Papenburg, Germany
14 Apr 20:00 - 15 Apr 11:00Groningen, Holland
15 Apr 22:30 - 16 Apr 13:30Lemmer, Holland
16 Apr 19:30 - 17 Apr 05:00Den Helder, Holland
17 Apr 09:00 - 11:30Alkmaar, Holland
17 Apr 15:30Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands

11-days from Amsterdam to Berlin ($2239)

Date / TimePort
19 Apr 11:00Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
19 Apr 16:30 - 19:00Alkmaar, Holland
20 Apr 05:00 - 13:00Lemmer, Holland
21 Apr 00:30 - 11:30Groningen, Holland
21 Apr 19:00 - 22 Apr 13:30Leer, Germany
22 Apr 18:30 - 19:30Papenburg, Germany
22 Apr 22:30 - 23 Apr 06:00Dorpen, Germany
23 Apr 13:30 - 13:45Oldenburg, Germany
23 Apr 21:00 - 24 Apr 12:30Bremen, Germany
24 Apr 21:00 - 25 Apr 05:30Nienburg-Weser, Germany
25 Apr 13:00 - 16:30Minden, Germany
25 Apr 23:30 - 26 Apr 09:00Hannover, Germany
26 Apr 21:30 - 27 Apr 05:00Calvorde, Germany
27 Apr 17:00 - 28 Apr 09:00Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
28 Apr 13:00 - 17:30Potsdam, Germany
28 Apr 19:30Arriving in Berlin, Germany

10-days from Berlin to Amsterdam ($2239)

Date / TimePort
02 Jun 18:30Departing from Berlin, Germany
02 Jun 20:30 - 03 Jun 06:30Potsdam, Germany
03 Jun 10:30 - 12:30Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
03 Jun 22:30 - 04 Jun 04:30Calvorde, Germany
04 Jun 17:30 - 05 Jun 02:30Hannover, Germany
05 Jun 09:30 - 12:30Minden, Germany
05 Jun 20:30 - 06 Jun 05:00Nienburg-Weser, Germany
06 Jun 14:00 - 07 Jun 06:00Bremen, Germany
07 Jun 13:00 - 17:30Oldenburg, Germany
07 Jun 22:30 - 08 Jun 06:00Dorpen, Germany
08 Jun 08:30 - 12:30Papenburg, Germany
08 Jun 20:00 - 09 Jun 11:00Groningen, Holland
09 Jun 22:30 - 10 Jun 13:30Lemmer, Holland
10 Jun 19:30 - 11 Jun 05:00Den Helder, Holland
11 Jun 09:00 - 11:30Alkmaar, Holland
11 Jun 15:30Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands

11-days from Amsterdam to Berlin ($2475)

Date / TimePort
13 Jun 11:00Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
13 Jun 16:30 - 19:00Alkmaar, Holland
14 Jun 05:00 - 13:00Lemmer, Holland
15 Jun 00:30 - 11:30Groningen, Holland
15 Jun 19:00 - 16 Jun 13:30Leer, Germany
16 Jun 18:30 - 19:30Papenburg, Germany
16 Jun 22:30 - 17 Jun 06:00Dorpen, Germany
17 Jun 13:30 - 13:45Oldenburg, Germany
17 Jun 21:00 - 18 Jun 12:30Bremen, Germany
18 Jun 21:00 - 19 Jun 05:30Nienburg-Weser, Germany
19 Jun 13:00 - 16:30Minden, Germany
19 Jun 23:30 - 20 Jun 09:00Hannover, Germany
20 Jun 21:30 - 21 Jun 05:00Calvorde, Germany
21 Jun 17:00 - 22 Jun 09:00Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
22 Jun 13:00 - 17:30Potsdam, Germany
22 Jun 19:30Arriving in Berlin, Germany

10-days from Berlin to Amsterdam ($2003)

Date / TimePort
13 Jul 18:30Departing from Berlin, Germany
13 Jul 20:30 - 14 Jul 06:30Potsdam, Germany
14 Jul 10:30 - 12:30Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
14 Jul 22:30 - 15 Jul 04:30Calvorde, Germany
15 Jul 17:30 - 16 Jul 02:30Hannover, Germany
16 Jul 09:30 - 12:30Minden, Germany
16 Jul 20:30 - 17 Jul 05:00Nienburg-Weser, Germany
17 Jul 14:00 - 18 Jul 06:00Bremen, Germany
18 Jul 13:00 - 17:30Oldenburg, Germany
18 Jul 22:30 - 19 Jul 06:00Dorpen, Germany
19 Jul 08:30 - 12:30Papenburg, Germany
19 Jul 20:00 - 20 Jul 11:00Groningen, Holland
20 Jul 22:30 - 21 Jul 13:30Lemmer, Holland
21 Jul 19:30 - 22 Jul 05:00Den Helder, Holland
22 Jul 09:00 - 11:30Alkmaar, Holland
22 Jul 15:30Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands

11-days from Amsterdam to Berlin ($2593)

Date / TimePort
24 Jul 11:00Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
24 Jul 16:30 - 19:00Alkmaar, Holland
25 Jul 05:00 - 13:00Lemmer, Holland
26 Jul 00:30 - 11:30Groningen, Holland
26 Jul 19:00 - 27 Jul 13:30Leer, Germany
27 Jul 18:30 - 19:30Papenburg, Germany
27 Jul 22:30 - 28 Jul 06:00Dorpen, Germany
28 Jul 13:30 - 13:45Oldenburg, Germany
28 Jul 21:00 - 29 Jul 12:30Bremen, Germany
29 Jul 21:00 - 30 Jul 05:30Nienburg-Weser, Germany
30 Jul 13:00 - 16:30Minden, Germany
30 Jul 23:30 - 31 Jul 09:00Hannover, Germany
31 Jul 21:30 - 01 Aug 05:00Calvorde, Germany
01 Aug 17:00 - 02 Aug 09:00Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
02 Aug 13:00 - 17:30Potsdam, Germany
02 Aug 19:30Arriving in Berlin, Germany

10-days from Berlin to Amsterdam ($2239)

Date / TimePort
02 Sep 18:30Departing from Berlin, Germany
02 Sep 20:30 - 03 Sep 06:30Potsdam, Germany
03 Sep 10:30 - 12:30Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
03 Sep 22:30 - 04 Sep 04:30Calvorde, Germany
04 Sep 17:30 - 05 Sep 02:30Hannover, Germany
05 Sep 09:30 - 12:30Minden, Germany
05 Sep 20:30 - 06 Sep 05:00Nienburg-Weser, Germany
06 Sep 14:00 - 07 Sep 06:00Bremen, Germany
07 Sep 13:00 - 17:30Oldenburg, Germany
07 Sep 22:30 - 08 Sep 06:00Dorpen, Germany
08 Sep 08:30 - 12:30Papenburg, Germany
08 Sep 20:00 - 09 Sep 11:00Groningen, Holland
09 Sep 22:30 - 10 Sep 13:30Lemmer, Holland
10 Sep 19:30 - 11 Sep 05:00Den Helder, Holland
11 Sep 09:00 - 11:30Alkmaar, Holland
11 Sep 15:30Arriving in Amsterdam, Netherlands

11-days from Amsterdam to Berlin ($2475)

Date / TimePort
13 Sep 11:00Departing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
13 Sep 16:30 - 19:00Alkmaar, Holland
14 Sep 05:00 - 13:00Lemmer, Holland
15 Sep 00:30 - 11:30Groningen, Holland
15 Sep 19:00 - 16 Sep 13:30Leer, Germany
16 Sep 18:30 - 19:30Papenburg, Germany
16 Sep 22:30 - 17 Sep 06:00Dorpen, Germany
17 Sep 13:30 - 13:45Oldenburg, Germany
17 Sep 21:00 - 18 Sep 12:30Bremen, Germany
18 Sep 21:00 - 19 Sep 05:30Nienburg-Weser, Germany
19 Sep 13:00 - 16:30Minden, Germany
19 Sep 23:30 - 20 Sep 09:00Hannover, Germany
20 Sep 21:30 - 21 Sep 05:00Calvorde, Germany
21 Sep 17:00 - 22 Sep 09:00Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
22 Sep 13:00 - 17:30Potsdam, Germany
22 Sep 19:30Arriving in Berlin, Germany

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