Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece

20th Apr 2022 25 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2212
Braemar cruising the Corinth canal, Greece Braemar cruising the Corinth canal, Greece

Sample the unique excitement of sailing Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal, as record-breaking Braemar navigates this narrow waterway as part of an unforgettable Mediterranean discovery. Sailing serenely between the canal’s carefully carved cliffs, which pinch to a gap of just 24 metres between them at their narrowest point, you’ll enjoy an experience rarely enjoyed on an ocean cruise ship, and make memories that last a lifetime. [ReadMoreMob]

Take in the fascinating history, culture and beauty of gorgeous Greek islands too. You can step back to the Byzantine era, taking in the Cretan charms, interesting museums and striking architecture of Agios Nikolaos; and trail the ancient sites of Rhodes. UNESCO-listed Rhodes Town is a living museum of monuments, such as the Avenue of the Knights and imposing Palace of the Grand Masters, while famous ruins, temples and the Crusader [ReadMoreDesk]Castle await in Lindos. At Syros and Kefallonia, Braemar’s size-advantage comes to the fore again, allowing you to dock close to heart of Ermoupoli and Argostoli, where pastel-hued villas and palm-lined promenades, Ouzeries and inviting beaches provide a taste of the Med at its most authentic.

Also presenting chances to take in sights and highlights on the mainland, including the ancient wonders of Athen such as the Acrolpolis and Parthenon; and the world renowned sites of Olympia and the Mercouri vineyards on tour from Katakolon, your time in Greece will captivate you from start to finish. And, as if all that wasn’t enough, you’ll sample a mix of Mediterranean cultures during visits to islands and cities in Spain, Italy, Malta and Portugal too, and marvel at the mighty Stromboli Volcano.

Braemar is the shortest of Fred. Olsen's four smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships, with dimensions perfect for cruising picturesque, size-restricted rivers and docking in the heart of fascinating towns and cities.

Like the rest of the fleet, Braemar assumes the welcoming feel and intimacy of a country house hotel, and a sense of timeless style and elegance flows through the ship's comfortable bars and lounges, restaurants and spacious accommodation for up to 929 guests.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.