Discovering the Balkans, Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece M240607

Aerial view of Croatian town Dubrovnik Aerial view of Croatian town Dubrovnik

13 Mar 2024


20 nights


The cruise at a glance

The Olsen Way Highlights

Our smallest ship, Braemar, is the largest ship to have transited the ultra-narrow Corinth Canal. You can experience a repeat of her record-breaking feat on this itinerary. The Greek mainland and its beautiful islands are steeped in antiquity. Throughout your journey, you will have chances to discover ancient sites such as Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games; Athens’ Acropolis with its famous temple ruins, the Parthenon; the clifftop citadel of Lindos Acropolis; and the Minoan Palace of Knossos. Your discovery of the Balkans will take you on an insightful journey through centuries of history, telling stories of how different ruling powers have shaped this turbulent region. Historically significant destinations await your discovery, including off-the-beaten-track places such as the fortified town of Kotor – reached by cruising the scenic, fjord-like Bay of Kotor – and Durrës, home to historic architecture including a Roman amphitheatre and Zog’s Villa of Durrës.

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Cruise Itinerary

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Life On Board

Introducing Braemar

Braemar is the smallest ship in our fleet, which means she can get even closer to many of the destinations we visit. Her flatter hull means she can sail sizerestricted waterways, such as the ultra-narrow Corinth Canal, and dock closer to city centres.

Fred. Olsen ship Braemar sailing at dusk


Braemar is the smallest ship in our fleet which means she can get even closer to many of the destinations we visit, including the Corinth Canal. Her flatter hull means she can sail size-restricted waterways and dock closer to city centres. Large picture windows and open deck spaces offer fantastic scenic views.

485 cabins
924 guests
401 crew
24,344 GT
16kts max speed
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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Cabins, Prices & Offers

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What's Included


Everything listed below, plus your flights, is included within the price of your cruise holiday

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