A small Ice-class Polar adventure ship refit in 2010 for new decor, Wi-Fi, al fresco dining.
Best For People Who Want
Adventure cruising in the Polar regions or the Amazon, Solomon Islands or the South Seas.
Should Be Avoided By People Who Prefer
Tropical cruises with umbrella drinks and nightly comedy shows
Bremen is all about the ports of call -- most cruises are two to three weeks long -- and offer once-in-a-lifetime adventures.
The ship carries12 rubber zodiac boats let passengers become part of their surroundings, which can be launched at all hours of the day and night (especially in Polar regions where sunlight often never wanes) to zip among nature's ice sculptures and enjoy animal encounters with the likes of seals and penguins.
Simple fun & games - passengers entertain each other with whatever skills they may posses - some music and dancing provided along with films, lectures and slide shows.
The ship's 80 cabins are a subdued and somewhat pale greenish hue, neither festive nor colorful. There is regularly stocked minibar. Room service, not always offered on other lines' expedition ships, is available 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Television programming includes a few English-language movies each day, and onboard lectures are rerun on the close circuit television with English translations.
Basic cabins are spacious by expedition-ship standards at 194 square feet, and -- in keeping with the ship's emphasis on constant exposure to the ship's scenic destinations -- all cabins feature large ocean view windows, except on Deck 3 which have only portholes. Deck 6 is home to 16 balcony cabins that otherwise do not differ much from the standard accommodations.
Two 258 square ft. balcony suites are located on Deck 7 and offer the added perk of a small seating area and an upgrade to a flat screen TV.
Kids will love these adventures but you are on your own - there are no baby sitting or special programs for them.
The only "dress code" is to be prepared for whatever environment your curise will present. In Polar regions clothing is extremely important be sure to have waterproof clothing from head to toe - literally, including eye googles and waterproof pants and boots.
Young, Germanic, adventurous and able to afford the best.