Corinth Canal (Greece)

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Corinth Canal cruise port

Mediterranean - Black Sea

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2021-01-20 05:42

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Corinth Canal is located in 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 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.

Corinth Canal (Greece)

In 2019, the Fred Olsen-owned ship Braemar set a world record with its inaugural Corinth Canal transit 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, England

MS Braemar's second passage (in 2021) was scheduled as part of the following 25-day itinerary (again UK roundtrip).

Date / TimePort
16 AprDeparting from Southampton, England
20 AprMalaga, Spain
23 AprValletta, Malta
25 AprAgios Nikolaos, Crete Greece
26 AprRhodes Island, Greece
27 AprSyros Island, Greece
28 Apr - 29 AprPatras, Greece
30 AprKatakolon-Olympia, Greece
01 MayArgostoli, Kefalonia Island, Greece
03 MayTrapani, Sicily Italy
05 MayIbiza Town, Ibiza Island, Spain
06 MayCartagena, Spain
08 MayLisbon, Portugal
11 MayArriving in Southampton, England

Prices (2021) started from GBP 4000 per person (based on two adults sharing twin-bedded Inside Cabin, inclusive of port taxes).

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.

4 April, 2021
CroisiEurope Cruises cruise linems La Belle de l'Adriatique20:0013:00
30 April, 2021
Windstar Cruises Cruises cruise lineStar Legend17:0019:00

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