Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering adventurers the chance to relive history by joining small ship Braemar on a record-breaking sailing of the Corinth Canal in May 2023.
The 22.52-metre-wide Braemar made history in 2019 when it became the largest ship to ever traverse the 6.4km-long Corinth Canal in Greece, which is just 24 metres wide at its narrowest point.
The sell-out sailing also broke a second record when it became Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ highest rated cruise for itinerary satisfaction based on feedback from guests on board.
The record-breaking sailing will take place during the line’s 25-night Corinth Canal and Greek Islands cruise, departing Southampton on May 3, 2023 and costing from £4,999 per person.
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.”
She added: “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.”
Watch Braemar’s record-breaking transit of the Corinth Canal below and on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ YouTube channel.
The cruise is now on sale for Fred. Olsen’s Oceans members. The cruise will go on general sale at 9am on Friday December 17, 2021.