Corinth Canal (Greece)

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Corinth Canal cruise port

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Mediterranean - Black Sea

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2021-12-06 03:58

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Corinth Canal is located in the Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean cruising region). It connects Gulf of Corinth with Saronic Gulf (aka Gulf of Aegina). The canal cuts through a narrow isthmus and separates the Peloponnese Peninsula from mainland Greece. This way it effectively makes the former peninsula an island. The canal's builders dug it through Isthmus at sea level as no locks are employed.

Corinth Canal (Greece)

An effort was made to build the canal in the 1st century AD. In 1881 its construction finally started but was hampered by financial and geological problems that bankrupted the original builders. The Corinth Canal was completed in 1893. However, due to its narrowness, navigational problems and closures to repair landslides from its steep walls, the canal failed to attract the shipping traffic expected by its operators. It is currently used mainly for tourist traffic, including small-sized cruise ships.

Near Corinth Canal's south entry (approx 8 km / 5 mi southeast) is located the village of Isthmia. The village is famous for the archaeological site with ancient Greek ruins - including the Stadium (where the Isthmian Games were held), Temple of Poseidon, the Theatre.

Corinth Canal (Greece)

In 2019, the Fred Olsen-owned ship Braemar set a world record with its inaugural Corinth Canal transition cruise as the longest ship (LOA length 195 m / 640 ft) ever to pass through this unique waterway. The 25-day itinerary was a UK roundtrip themed as "Greek Islands and Corinth Canal".

Date / TimePort
27 SepDeparting from Southampton, England
01 OctMalaga, Spain
04 OctValletta, Malta
06 OctAgios Nikolaos, Crete Greece
07 OctRhodes Island, Greece
08 OctSyros Island, Greece
09 Oct - 10 OctPatras, Greece
11 OctKatakolon-Olympia, Greece
12 OctArgostoli, Kefalonia Island, Greece
14 OctTrapani, Sicily Italy
16 OctIbiza Town, Ibiza Island, Spain
17 OctCartagena, Spain
19 OctLisbon, Portugal
22 OctArriving in Southampton

MS Braemar's next passages were scheduled for 2022 April 20th (25-day "Corinth Canal and Ancient Greece" itinerary from Southampton), 2022 September 23rd (25-day "Corinth Canal and Greek Islands" itinerary from Southampton), 2023 March 27th (20-day "Corinth Canal and Ancient Greece" itinerary from Valletta Malta).

Next table shows the 25-day "Corinth Canal and Greek Islands" itinerary).

Date / TimePort
23 SepDeparting from Southampton
27 SepMalaga, Spain
30 SepValletta, Malta
02 OctAgios Nikolaos, Crete Greece
03 OctRhodes Island, Greece
04 OctSyros Island, Ermoupoli, Greece
05 Oct - 06 OctPatras, Greece
07 OctKatakolon-Olympia, Greece
08 OctKefalonia Island, Argostoli, Greece
10 OctTrapani, Sicily Italy
12 OctIbiza, Balearic Spain
13 OctCartagena, Spain
15 OctLisbon, Portugal
18 OctArriving in Southampton

Prices started from GBP 200 (~USD 280) per person per day (with double occupancy).

Corinth Canal cruise terminal

Corinth Canal's length is 6,4 km (4 mi) and its width is just 21,4 m (70 ft) at its base. This makes passing impossible for most contemporary cargo carriers and cruise ships. Today the canal has little economic importance.

Corinth Canal cruise ship

Next photo shows Celestyal Nefeli cruise ship passing through the Corinth Canal.

Celestyal Nefeli cruise ship (Corinth Canal)

Port Corinth Canal cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Corinth Canal, Greece. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
30 April, 2022
Saturday
Windstar Cruises Cruises cruise lineStar Pride08:0010:00
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