Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils third Corinth Canal sailing

Fred Olsen Corinth Canal

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has confirmed that its 929-guest ship, Braemar, will be returning to the Corinth Canal in September 2022 for a third time, offering even more guests the opportunity to experience this record-breaking sailing.

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

Fred. Olsen has unveiled its new Corinth Canal sailing in Autumn 2022 as the first preview itinerary from its forthcoming 2021/22 cruise programme, which went on sale to the top tiers of its Oceans loyalty scheme from 12th November 2019, and is now on general sale.

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.

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“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!”

Fred Olsen cruise through the Corinth Canal

Details of Fred. Olsen’s third Corinth Canal sailing are as follows:

Braemar’s 26-night M22CC ‘Corinth Canal & Greek Islands Cruise’, departing from Southampton on 23rd September 2022. Prices start from £4,199 per person.

Ports of call: 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 MessinaCruising by Stromboli – Trapani, Sicily, Italy – Ibiza, Spain – Cartagena, Spain – Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton, UK

All prices are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded ‘Interior Room’, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, plus port taxes.

This is the first itinerary to be teased from Fred. Olsen’s 2021/22 ocean cruise programme, which will not be released in its entirety until March 2020.

For those guests who cannot wait until 2022, however, there is still some availability on Braemar’s second sailing of the Corinth Canal in Spring 2021, on a 25-night  ‘Greek Islands & Corinth Canal’ cruise from Southampton on 16th April 2021. 

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.com Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm), or visit an ABTA travel agent.