Wednesday, 10 October 2012

MS BREMEN: Overhauled and ready for more adventure



Fit for the Next Expeditions: Shipyard Stay MS BREMEN

· Successful conclusion of the shipyard stay
· Completely new exterior coating
· Next cruise starting on 15 October in Lisbon

Following a 19-day shipyard stay, MS BREMEN left Hamburg’s long-established shipyard Blohm + Voss on October 10th. With routine works, she was overhauled for the coming season. In addition, repair works were successfully carried out on the propeller of the expedition ship. Starting out from Hamburg, the BREMEN will set course for Lisbon where the next cruise starts on October 15th. In the middle of November, she will be headed for the Antarctic ice for the first time this season.

During the shipyard stay, 20 tonnes of paint were meticulously stripped from the exterior of the BREMEN in order to provide the expedition ship with a fresh TBT-free underwater coating. A mere 2 tonnes of paint were required for this purpose. Now, the BREMEN can once again smoothly glide through the frequently very sensitive cruising areas – and thanks to the weight loss, she will consume less fuel than previously.

Furthermore, 800 square meters / more than 8600 square feet of new carpet were laid and new curtains were put up in the public areas. The galley was renovated comprehensively and equipped with new technical devices to also meet the culinary expectations of the guests in the future.

The next cruise will take the BREMEN from Lisbon to Tenerife exploring the Azores as well as Madeira from 15.10. until 28.10.2012.

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