Corinth Canal & the Greek Islands

7th May 2024 25 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2412
FREEDOM FARE FROM £4,999 per person
Braemar cruising the Corinth canal, Greece Braemar cruising the Corinth canal, Greece
FREEDOM FARE FROM £4,999 per person

Excitement and sheer astonishment will grasp you as smaller-sized, record-breaking Braemar navigates Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal on this unforgettable Mediterranean voyage. 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 delight in dramatic views and a unique experience rarely enjoyed on an ocean cruise ship, and make memories that last a lifetime.

Take in the fascinating history, culture and beauty of gorgeous Greek islands too.[ReadMore] 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 Castle await in Lindos. At Syros and Kefallonia, Braemar’s size-advantage comes to the fore again, allowing you to dock close to the 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 Athens such as the Acropolis 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.