Following a 19-day shipyard stay, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' MS Bremen left Hamburg’s Blohm + Voss shipyard on Oct. 10th. With routine works, she was overhauled for the coming season. In addition, repair work was 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 Oct. 15th. In the middle of November, she will be heading to the Antarctic ice for the first time this season.
During the shipyard stay, 20 tones 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 two tones of paint were required for this purpose.
Furthermore, more than 8,600 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 Oct. 15-Oct. 28, 2012.
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