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Fred. Olsen offers guests a second chance to experience record-breaking Corinth Canal sailing in early launch of 2021 cruise

Press Release   •   Nov 14, 2018 07:38 GMT

Fred. Olsen is offering guests the chance to relive history in 2021 as it launches its second sailing of the Corinth Canal, with the cruise line set to break a world record with its inaugural Corinth Canal sailing in 2019.

Next year, 924-passenger Braemar is set to break the world record for the longest ship ever to traverse the Corinth Canal in Greece as the ship embarks on a sold-out cruise around the stunning Greek Islands. Now Fred. Olsen is offering guests a second chance to experience the momentous occasion by launching its second ‘Greek Islands & Corinth Canal’ sailing well in advance of its 2020/21 cruise programme being released.

This exciting cruise will go on sale exclusively to the various levels of Fred. Olsen's loyalty scheme, Oceans, from 19th to 21st November 2018, before it is released onto general sale on 27th November 2018.

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service, said:

“This is set to be such an exciting sailing in 2019 – and indeed a milestone in our history – and as such we knew that we wanted to give more of our guests the opportunity to experience it.

“At Fred. Olsen, we strive to create memories that last a lifetime – and with guests aboard 196-metre Braemar set to be so close to the edges of the canal that they could almost touch the rock faces, we know it is a trip that will remain fondly in the memories of our guests.

“We have already had an exceptionally high amount of interest in future Corinth Canal cruises, with our previous sailing already sold-out, so I would urge anyone wishing to join us on this venture to book at the earliest possible opportunity.”

Full details of Fred. Olsen’s second ‘Corinth Canal’ sailing are as follows:

Braemar’s 25-night M2109 ‘Greek Islands & Corinth Canal’ cruise, ex Southampton, UK, on 16th April 2021. Prices start from £3,999 per person.

Ports of call: Southampton, UK – Malaga, Andalusia, Spain – Valletta, Malta – Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece – Rhodes, Greece – Ermoupoli, Syros, Greece – Cruising Corinth Canal – Patras, Greece (overnight stay) – Katakolon, Greece – Argostoli, Kefallonia, Greece – Cruising Strait of Messina – Cruising by Stromboli – Trapani, Sicily, Italy – Ibiza, Spain – Cartagena, Spain – Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton, UK

The price shown is based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Interior Room, and includes accommodation, all meals and entertainment, plus port taxes.

The M2109 ‘Greek Islands and Corinth Canal’ cruise is the second sailing from Fred. Olsen’s 2020/21 cruise programme to be made available for early booking. In early November, the cruise line launched its L2026 ‘American Waterways in the Fall with New York’ sailing aboard its flagship Balmoral. For more details on this cruise, visit L2026 American Waterways in the Fall with New York

Fred. Olsen will be launching its full ocean cruise programme for 2020/21 in March 2019.

Fred. Olsen is proud to have been crowned ‘Best for Itineraries’ by Cruise Critic experts in the prestigious ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2017’ – for a record three years in a row.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.com Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm), or visit an ABTA travel agent.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.

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