Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ small ship Braemar is set to repeat history when it returns to the narrow Corinth Canal in April 2022.
The 924-guest Braemarbroke the world record for being the largest ship ever to traverse the 6.4kilometre-long Corinth Canal in Greece when it first completed the sailing in October 2019.
And next April, Braemarwill return to the Corinth Canal, which is just 24 metres wide at its narrowest point, to complete the feat once again. The cruise will go on general sale tomorrow (Friday, 19th February).
Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:
“We are proud of all of the cruises we handcraft for our guests, but this one is particularly special.
“Our inaugural Corinth Canal sailing was just breathtaking. Guests took to the deck to watch in awe as Braemar travelled through the canal, with the sides so close they could almost reach out and touch them.
“Captain Jozo Glavic, who navigated the canal, received a standing ovation from guests afterwards as he walked through the ship. It really was a very special cruise indeed. And now, even more guests will be able to experience it for themselves with the launch of this latest cruise.
“But it’s not only the Corinth Canal transit that makes this cruise so exceptional. Guests will also have the opportunity to explore the Acropolis of Athens and its ancient Parthenon; meander the cobbled street of Rhodes’ Old Town; Visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Katakolon and take in the ruins of the Palace of Knossos in Crete.
“It’s set to be a truly remarkable cruise from beginning to end and we can’t wait to share the experience all over again. We are expecting this cruise to be extremely popular, so anyone wishing to join us should book their cabin as soon as possible!”
Details of this cruise are as follows:
Braemar’s 25-night M2212 ‘Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 20th April 2022. Prices start from £4,999 per person.
Ports of call: Southampton, UK – Malaga, Spain – Milazzo, Italy – Cruising by Stromboli, Italy – Cruising Strait of Messina, Italy – Katakolon, Greece – Argostoli, Kefallonia – Cruising Corinth Canal – Ermoupoli, Greece – Piraeus (for Athens), Greece – Rhodes, Greece – Agios Nikolaos, Crete – Valletta, Malta – Ibiza, Ibiza – Cartagena, Spain – Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton, UK
For more details: Visit M2212 ‘Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece’
The Corinth Canal is a waterway that separates the Greek mainland from the Peloponnese, turning it into an island. It is an important navigational route, which once allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Whilst the Canal is steeped in over two millennia of history, the structure that we know now was completed and used for the first time on 28th October 1893.
For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 2022 itineraries, visit www.fredolsencruises.com/just-released. Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.