Fred. Olsen's guests to relive record-breaking Corinth Canal experience in 2023

   December 19, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Fred. Olsen is giving its guests the chance to relive history via joining small ship Braemar for the repeat of her record-breaking Corinth Canal transit in May 2023.

In 2019, the 22.52-metre-wide MV Braemar made history when she became the biggest vessel to ever traverse the 6.4-kilometre-long Corinth Canal (Greece), which is just 24-metres wide at the narrowest point.

The sell-out sailing broke a second record when it became Fred. Olsen's highest-rated voyage for itinerary satisfaction based on passenger feedback.

Fred. Olsen unveiled a new Corinth Canal sailing, with an itinerary that will showcase the history and culture of the Greek islands, their sandy beaches and scenic beauty.

Fred Olsen Braemar cruise ship

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred. Olsen said their Journey Planners worked hard to craft every voyage "with the joy of the journey in mind," but that cruise offered "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.”

Braemar’s 25-night ‘Corinth Canal and Greek Islands’ cruise departs from Southampton (England UK) on May 3, 2023. Prices start from GBP 5,000 per person.

Ports of call include Malaga (Spain Granada), Milazzo (Sicily Italy), cruising by Stromboli Island, the Strait of Messina (Sicily Italy), Katakolon (Olympia, Greece), Kefalonia Island (Argostoli-Fiskardo, Greece), cruising the Corinth Canal, Ermoupoli (Syros Island), Piraeus (Athens) Greece, Rhodes Island, Agios Nikolaos (Crete), Valletta (Malta), Ibiza (Spain), Cartagena (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal).