Lancashire Times
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Phil Hopkins
Group Travel Editor & Theatre Correspondent
7:00 AM 24th December 2021

Greece’s Corinth Canal: Scene For Second Record Breaker In 2023

Braemar Corinth Canal Transit
Braemar Corinth Canal Transit
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is giving adventurers the chance to relive history, by joining small ship Braemar for a repeat of its record-breaking transit of the Corinth Canal in May 2023.

In 2019, 22.52-metre-wide Braemar made history when she became the largest ship ever to traverse the 6.4-kilometre-long Corinth Canal in Greece, just 24-metres wide at its narrowest point.

Now, the line has unveiled plans for a new sailing to the Corinth Canal, with an itinerary that will also showcase the rich history and culture of the Greek islands, as well as their scenic beauty and sandy beaches.

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“Our Journey Planners work hard to craft every cruise with the joy of the journey in mind, but this cruise offers a sailing experience like no other. Here, Braemar will showcase exactly what we mean when we say ‘smaller is better’, embarking on another record-breaking sailing of the Corinth Canal.

“While the canal transit will undoubtedly be a highlight, this cruise delivers a host of unforgettable experiences. Explorations ashore will uncover the impressive sandstone architecture and the imposing Palace of the Grand Masters in Rhodes, the Roman Odeum in Patras, and the chance to explore the site of Ancient Olympia, to name just some of the memorable experiences.”

The abridged itinerary of Braemar’s return to the Corinth Canal is as follows:

Braemar’s 25-night M2311 ‘Corinth Canal and Greek Islands’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 3rd May 2023. Prices start from £4,999 per person.

Highlights include: Malaga, Spain – Milazzo, Sicily, Italy – Scenic cruising by Stromboli – Cruising the Strait of Messina – Katakolon, Greece – Argostoli, Kefalonia – Cruising the Corinth Canal – Ermoupoli, Syros – Piraeus (for Athens), Greece, Rhodes and Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton, England

Prices shown are based on two adults sharing an interior cabin, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment.

To witness Braemar’s record-breaking transit of the Corinth Canal, Visit Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' YouTube channel.

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