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Photo tour: Inside Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Bremen, a ship built for adventure

September 18, 2018 / Gene Sloan

Searching for a cruise vessel that can get you off the beaten path? Our latest Cruise Ship Tour, in the carousel above, offers a deck-by-deck look at the 155-passenger Bremen, an icon of "expedition" cruising to far-flung places. Operated by Germany-based Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Bremen is one of just two western cruise ships to have made a full transit of the Northeast Passage — the icy Arctic route from Europe to the Far East across the top of Russia. It's also one of the few cruise vessels to have made multiple transits of the Northwest Passage, the fabled Arctic route at the top of Canada, and it's a regular visitor to such remote destination as Antarctica and the Pacific's Pitcairn Island.
As is sometimes the case with Hapag-Lloyd ships, Bremen mostly operates German language-only voyages. But some of its trips are aimed at an international audience including North Americans with announcements and programming in both English and German. That will con...