Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Unveils Third Corinth Canal Sailing

Braemar in the Corinth Canal

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has confirmed that its 929-guest ship, the Braemar, will be returning to the Corinth Canal in September 2022 for a third time, the company announced in a press release.

Fred. Olsen’s Braemar made history in October 2019 by becoming the largest ship – at just under 186 meter long – to sail the 6.4-kilometre canal, which is only 24 meter wide at its narrowest point.

“The rock faces were so close that guests could – quite literally – almost touch them,” said Jackie Martin, Marketing and Sales Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. “Our World Record is something of which we, as a company, feel immensely proud and is a huge milestone in our history, generating media interest worldwide.”

Jackie Martin, Marketing and Sales Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “In October, Braemar made history by becoming the largest ship ever to sail the Corinth Canal, which is just 24-metres wide at its narrowest point. The rock faces were so close that guests could – quite literally – almost touch them.

"Our World Record is something of which we, as a company, feel immensely proud and is a huge milestone in our history, generating media interest worldwide.

“We wanted as many of our guests as possible to enjoy this phenomenal experience, so we are thrilled to be doing it all again in 2022. Guests are advised to get booking soon to avoid disappointment, with this cruise proving exceptionally popular already!"

The transit will be part of the ship's 26-night Corinth Canal & Greek Islands Cruise, departing from Southampton on Sept, 23 2022. 

Ports of call include 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.

Part of Fred. Olsen’s forthcoming 2021-2022 cruise program went on sale today. The full program will be released in its entirety in March 2020.

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