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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines to repeat record-breaking sailing

The line’s Braemar ship became the largest vessel to sail through Greece’s 6.4km Corinth Canal  in 2019

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines plans to repeat its record-breaking transit of the Corinth Canal in May 2023.

At its narrowest point, the canal is 24 metres wide. Braemar is 22.52 metres wide, and nearly 196 metres long.

Fred Olsen has scheduled a return to the canal with an ex-Southampton sailing called the Corinth Canal and Greek Islands cruise in May 2023.

Ports of call include Kefalonia, Syros, Rhodes and Crete in Greece; Valetta, Malta; Ibiza in the Balearics, and Lisbon, Portugal. Prices for the 3 May 2023 departure start from US$6,750.

Clare Ward, the line’s 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. While the canal transit will undoubtedly be a highlight, this cruise delivers a host of unforgettable experiences.”

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