Tuesday, 14 October 2008

BREMEN comes fully refurbished from the dockyard


Returned to its pristine condition, the Hapag-Lloyd expedition cruise ship will be leaving the dockyards of the Japanese city of Yokohama on October the 10th. For two whole weeks, the ship was subject to extensive renovation, modernization and other additional service offerings. The very first guests to benefit from this are the participants of the “Knowledge Expedition” to Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China.

Not only can BREMEN passengers look forward to a first-hand encounter with the treasures of Asian culture and the support of renowned speakers familiar with the area but to numerous improvements on board as well. Additional computers and Internet connections, new carpeting, bathrooms and furniture are but some of the new features. All cabins have also been furnished with new flat screen TVs and converted to non-smoking cabins. A new Cruise Sales Area near the front desk and the renovation of the public convenience facilities round off the refurbishment of the BREMEN. Just prior to the commencement of the renovation, the international renowned “BERLITZ Cruise Guide 2009“ awarded the BREMEN with a 4-star rating.

Shallow draught, the highest ice class for passenger ships (E4) and twelve Zodiacs, characterise the BREMEN as an expedition cruise ship. The ship has been designed to sail through narrow fjords and rivers or to land in hidden bays. There is no better way for the max. 164 guests on board to experience such an intense sense of being at the core of it all, than for instance during a cruise through the Antarctic from New Zealand halfway around the white continent to Tierra del Fuego. This semi-circumnavigation is provided by very few ships, offering up-close encounters with majestic table icebergs in the Ross Sea, whales, gigantic colonies of Adelie Penguins and research stations. The BREMEN also displays many of its strengths on the upper reaches of the Amazon in Peru: Equipped with Zodiacs and local guides, guests can penetrate the very heart of the jungle and partake in discovering river dolphins and tapirs, Indian villages and colonial cities.

Expedition Semi-Circumnavigation (BRE0901) from Bluff to Ushuaia, 11/1/2009 to 15/2/2009, 36 days, from 17,350 Euro.

Expedition Amazon (BRE0907) from Iquitos to Belem, 26/4/2009 to 12/5/2009, 16 days, from 8,238 Euro.

For more information on Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ exciting destinations and itineraries visit www.hl-cruises.com. Further information is available from your travel agent or from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Ballindamm 25, 20095 Hamburg, Germany, phone: +49 / 40 / 3001 4600, fax: +49 / 40 / 3001 4601. For bookings, inquiries or to request a brochure in the US call 877-445-7447. To download the latest images of the ships, visit www.hl-cruises.com, link “press”.