/Fred Olsens Braemar to return to Corinth Canal for third time

Fred Olsens Braemar to return to Corinth Canal for third time


Published on Monday, November 18, 2019

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has confirmed its 929-guest ship, Braemarwill return to the Corinth Canal in September 2022 for a third time.

Braemar made history last month 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.

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.

Marketing and sales director Jackie Martin said: “In October, Braemar made history by becoming the largest ship to sail the Corinth Canal. The rock faces were so close that guests could – quite literally – almost touch them.  

“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.”

Braemar will operate a 26-night Corinth Canal and Greek Islands cruise, leaving Southampton on September 23 2022, with prices from £4,199pp.

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 April 16 2021.

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