SEA AND MUSIC 2018

CONCERT – CRUISE WITH THE
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC

DISCOVER NORTHERN EUROPEAN METROPOLES WITH THE MS ARTANIA**** FROM THE 7TH – 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018

MusIc speaks for itself, provided we give it a chance.

Yehudi Menuhin

We look forward to welcoming you on board for the fifth concert cruise of the Vienna Philharmonic and their musical friends. Of course, also on the fifth concert cruise, the focus is on the artists of the Vienna Philharmonic and their musical friends. 

The Springer Family and Team

TRAVEL Highlights

Enjoy the intimate Atmosphere on the MS Artania – a ship exclusively booked for music enthusiasts – and discover some of the most beautiful metropoles of Northern Europe.

Ports

  • Bremen, Germany
  • Le Havre, France
  • Tilbury, England
  • Zeebrugge, Belgium
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hamburg, Germany

MusiCAL Highlights

Experience the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by  Franz Welser-Möst, Up close on Sea und in some of the most beautiful concert halls in Europe. Additionally, there will be performances by guest staars such as Lang Lang, Alma Deutscher and Wang Juanjuan.

  • VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
  • FRANZ WELSER-MÖST (Conductor)
  • ADAM FISCHER (Dirigent)
  • LANG LANG (SOLOIST)
  • PIOTR BECZALA (TENOR)
  • ALMA DEUTSCHER (WUNDERKIND)
  • WANG JUANJUAN (ERHU-PLAYER)
  • WIENER STAATSOPER (IN CONCERT)

COMPLETE TRAVEL INFORMATION

Warteliste

Glyndebourne Opera House
Wiener Philharmoniker
Franz Welser-Möst

Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Vienna Philharmonic
Franz Welser-Möst
Lang Lang, Soloist

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Vienna State Opera
Adam Fischer
„Le nozze di Figaro“

THE ITINERARY

7th September 2018, Depart approx. 19:00

BREMERHAVEN/GERMANY, Embarkation Day „CAST OFF“

Here, where the Weser flows into the North Sea, your
wonderful journey begins. Bremerhaven is home to one
of the largest European ports and is one of the most
important German export centres. Use the time before
your departure to visit one of the numerous museums such
as the German Emigration Center, the German Maritime
Museum or the Climate House Bremerhaven 8 ° East at
the old port.

8th September 2018

RELAX AT SEA

 Today you can relax at sea. Get into the holiday mood,
let yourself be carried away by the music (chamber music
concert on board) and meet fellow travellers and likeminded
people

9th September 2018, 07:00 – 20:00

LE HAVRE / FRANCE

The city of Le Havre is located in the north-west of
France, more precisely in Normandy. Near the city, the
Seine flows into the English Channel. The modern city
centre which evolved after the Second World War has
earned the city an entry in the list of UNESCO World
Heritage Sites. From here, take a bus ride through Paris to
see the many highlights such as the Place de la Concorde,
the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and
the Eiffel Tower, which is considered to be the landmark of
the city. Or go to the nearby idyllic towns of Honfleur or
Étretat and enjoy the French way of life. La vie est belle!

10th September, 14:00 to 11th September 2018, 20:00, dependent on tides

TILBURY / ENGLAND

Even in the times of the Romans, Tilbury was known as a fortress. In modern times, the port on the River Thames has become an attractive destination due to its proximity to London. Visit the most important sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, The Mall, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. London has so much to offer. On the first afternoon in England, transfer buses will take you to the concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Glyndebourne. Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Vienna Philharmonic. Enjoy Bruckner‘s Symphony No. 5.

12th September 2018, 10:00 – 18:00

ZEEBRUGGE / BELGIUM

Bruges is a true magnet for visitors – the reputation as a perfectly preserved mediaeval town has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Belgium. The narrow, winding streets, which are intimately entwined with the dense network of narrow canals and lined with magnificent old buildings, are very popular. Or how about a short trip to Brussels, Ghent or the diamond city of Antwerp?

13th September, 09:00 to 14th September 2018, 13:00

AMSTERDAM / NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam is the Venice of the North! The charming city
is wonderful and enjoyable to visit. Enjoy a canal cruise,
take a trip to one of the many world-famous museums
(such as the Van Gogh Museum) or stroll along the
city‘s shopping streets. Compared to other world cities,
Amsterdam is small, but it offers all the advantages of a
metropolis.
In the evening, transfer buses will take you to the Vienna
Philharmonic concert at the Concertgebouw. Experience
the Vienna Philharmonic and Lang Lang playing

15th September, 14:00 to 16th September 2018

Disembark approx. 09:00

HAMBURG / GERMANY

Moin Moin in Hamburg. The city with the most bridges in
Europe awaits you with an unmistakeable composition of
Hanseatic elegance and port flair. Let yourself be surprised
by this unmistakable diversity!
In the evening, transfer buses will take you to the Vienna
State Opera concert performance of „Le nozze di Figaro“
at the new breath taking Elbphilharmonie, conducted by
Adam Fischer.

CABIN CATEGORIES

All cabins are spacious and comfortable, have a bed which is used as a couch
during the day and a further folding bed. In addition to the wardrobes, a mirrored
dressing table with multiple drawers offers additional storage possibilities. The
rooms are equipped with SAT-TV with on-board programme (dependent on
reception), radio, individually adjustable air conditioning, telephone, mini-bar,
safe and hair-dryer, (WIFI not incl., reception dependent on shipping route). All
bathrooms with shower/WC or bathtub/WC, washbasin incl. mirror cabinet and
make-up mirror. Bathrobes in each cabin for use on board.

The cabins with panoramic windows have 2 lower beds. In case of double
occupancy, these beds can be put together on request. There are 2 large
wardrobes, mirrored dressing table with multiple drawers, chair, shower/WC,
bathrobe, hairdryer, SAT-TV (reception dependent on the shipping route),
individually adjustable air conditioning, telephone, mini-bar, safe, (WIFI not incl.,
reception dependent on shipping route). Cabin size: approx. 15-16 m2

The cabins with sliding door to the private balcony have 2 lower beds (can be put together on request). There are 2 large wardrobes, mirrored dressing table with multiple drawers, chair, shower/WC, bathrobe, hairdryer, SAT-TV (reception dependent on the shipping route), individually adjustable air conditioning, telephone, mini-bar, safe, (WIFI not incl., reception dependent on shipping route), Nespresso coffee machine. Cabin Size: approx. 20m² including balcony

The junior suites with sliding doors to the private balcony are elegantly furnished
and equipped with 2 beds, which can be arranged separately.
There are 2 large wardrobes, a separate sofa with table and one chair, large
mirror, mirrored dressing table with multiple drawers, shower/WC, bathrobe,
hairdryer, SAT-TV (reception dependent on the shipping route), individually
adjustable air conditioning, telephone, mini-bar, safe, (WIFI not incl., reception
dependent on shipping route), Nespresso coffee machine.

Cabin Size: approx. 30-33m² including balcony

The suites with sliding door to the private balcony are elegantly furnished and equipped with 2 beds, (can be put together on request). There is a separate sofa bed with table and chair, two large wardrobes, large mirrored dressing table with multiple drawers, shower, separate WC, bathrobe, hairdryer, SAT-TV (reception dependent on the shipping route), individually adjustable air conditioning, TV with DVD player, stereo system, large mirror, living and sleeping areas can be separated with curtain, mini-bar, safe, Nespresso coffee machine, (WIFI not incl., reception dependent on shipping route).

Cabin Size: approx. 40 m² including balcony

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Die Reise im Detail

OUR MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR YOU

• The Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Franz Welser-Möst at Glyndebourne Opera House 

• The Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Franz Welser-Möst at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, soloist: Lang Lang

 

• Concert performance by the Vienna State Opera:

„Le nozze di Figaro“ at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, conducted by Adam Fischer

• A recital by Piotr Beczala on board

•A recital by child prodigy Alma Deutscher with accompaniment

•Highlights from “Cinderella” – an opera from and with the 12 year old Alma Deutscher

•At least two additional chamber music concerts by ensembles of the Vienna Philharmonic on board

•Public rehearsal on board, Meet & Greets, autograph sessions

•Transfers to the concerts

•Erhu concert by the Chinese artist Wang Juanjuan

•Talks with musical examples by Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz and Cornelia Horak

Music heals , music briNgs joy, music consoles . Each of u s , be he a practicing musician or a listener, has aLRready experienced it many times.

Yehudi Menuhin

Glyndebourne Opera House:

OPERNHAUS GLYNDEBOURNE​

10th September 2018

Concert-Highlight:

The Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Franz Welser-Möst

Programme at Glyndebourne:

A. Bruckner: Symphony

CONCERTGEBOUW AMSTERDAM

13th September 2018

Concert-Highlight:  The Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, Soloist: Lang Lang Programme in Amsterdam:  W. A. Mozart: Symphony KV 199 in G major, Piano concert KV 491 in C minor with Lang Lang; Symphony KV 504 in D major „Prager“

ELBPHILHARMONIE HAMBURG

15th September 2018

Concert-Highlight: Performance by the Vienna State Opera conducted by Adam Fischer

Programme in Hamburg (concertante)

“Le nozze di Figaro”, Opera buffa in four acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(Programme subject to change)

WELCOME ON BOARD THE MS ARTANIA****+

A CLASSIC BEAUTY

a ship exclusively for our music-loving guests!

Inside cabins were yesterday, Artania is today! In keeping with the style of modern luxury ships, MS Artania offers only exterior cabins. MS Artania combines modern, utmost comfort with the characteristics of classic cruise tradition. Designed for 1,200 passengers, all housed in exterior cabins with panoramic windows or private balconies, a wonderful feeling of space with plenty of room for individuality awaits guests. MS Artania offers a variety of lounges and bars on nine decks, an open lobby over two-levels, two internet areas, a library, a Jamaica Room with card tables, a theatre/cinema, a show lounge, two equivalent restaurants, a lido buffet restaurant with terrace, boutique, beauty salon and a SPA/wellness area with massage, fitness centre and saunas. The restaurants offer enough space to allow all guests to dine comfortably in one sitting with long opening times. The outer decks offer plenty of sheltered places to lounge, two pool areas, a classic terrace stern with the already famous Phoenix Bar as well as a circular promenade.

Culinary Diversity – Top Cuisine & First Class ServicE

On board, you can feast to your heart‘s content. Two equivalent restaurants with large panorama windows are there to choose from. With free seating during long opening hours at whatever time suits – earlier or later, let yourself be culinarily pampered. The Lido buffet restaurant with breakfast and lunch buffets is also open in the evening, usually with a buffet – another option for those who like it informal. In addition to the main meals there is an early-bird breakfast, the 11:00 soup, coffee & cake as well as the traditional midnight snack. A selection of beverages is also included exclusively for this trip.

Life On Board and Entertainment

There are plenty of cosy meeting places for good entertainment on board. The open and circular hotel lobby with the elegant Harry‘s Bar on two decks is one of these places. Enjoy your favourite drink or enjoy the entertainment in the Bodega Wine Bar or in the stylish Casablanca bar. Between the „Atlantik“ show lounge and the „Artania“ restaurant there are boutiques, on-board cinema, card games room, photo shop and internet café. In the spa and wellness area you can draw fresh energy, use the fitness centre and saunas as well as enjoy a variety of massages (for a fee). You will also find the following on board: beauty salon, laundry and wash-salon for your own use, on-board hospital with European doctor, pool areas with pool and Kopernikus Bar, protected sunbathing area, circular promenade and stern terrace with Phoenix Bar, shuffleboard, darts, table football and table tennis.

SERVICES ON BOARD THE MS ARTANIA****

• MS Artania – a classical beauty with 600 cabins exclusively for our music-loving guests 

• Cruise in the selected cabin category • Embarkation and disembarkation fees, all port taxes 

• Full board with menu choice on board, including table wine and juice of the day at the main meals, light diet vegetarian food on request 

• Exclusive for this trip: house champagne, bottled water, beer, juices and table wines from 09:00 – 01:00 in all bars and restaurants included 

• Early bird and late riser breakfast, 11 o‘clock soup, afternoon tea and coffee with pastries 

• Midnight snack or buffet • On request, the cabin service will happily serve drinks, snacks and breakfast in your cabin – fruit basket filled daily with fresh fruit 

• Welcome and farewell cocktail, gala dinner 

• Daytime programmes and evening events • Use of sports and spa facilities such as a gym, sauna, steam baths and whirlpool, swimming pools and loungers on deck 

• Spa and sports programs such as gymnastics, aerobics, jogging, yoga 

• Bathrobes for your use • TV in each cabin with satellite programme (reception dependent on shipping route) 

• Travel representatives from the MS6 team 

Services Not Included: personal expenses, e.g. hairdresser, massages, cosmetics, shore excursions, arrival and departure, medical treatments, insurance, booking fees, gratuities.

 

SHORE EXCURSIONS :

The daily routine is far behind you – and the boundless expanse of the horizon in front of you. You will feel more relaxed than ever before and this feeling will accompany you on your entire trip whether on board or on land. Would you like to see the most important sights along your route? Are you curious about the culinary specialties of foreign countries? Whatever you plan to do, you can relax and explore the surrounding areas with the tours organised together with Phoenix. Please ask for the special program for this Sea & Music trip. (approx. 3 months before departure) Land excursions can be booked up to max. 6 weeks before departure (except for individual trips). We reserve the right to make changes to dates, routes, lay times and moorings.

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