Passengers on board the 22.5 metre huge MS Braemar cruise ship may attain out and contact the edges of the canal — which is 24 meters huge at its narrowest level.
Carrying greater than 1,200 passengers and crew on board, the 196 metre lengthy cruise ship was assisted by a tugboat to keep away from any bumps alongside the best way.
The 24,344-tonne ship, owned by UK-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Strains, made historical past on Wednesday because it grew to become the most important ship to cross the Corinth Canal, with a shocking video exhibiting simply how shut it acquired to the partitions of the canal.
The 6.4km lengthy Corinth Canal separates mainland Greece from the Peloponnesian Peninsula and connects the Corinthian and Saronic Gulfs.
Clare Ward from Fred Olsen Cruise Strains mentioned the voyage was a “large milestone”.
That is such an thrilling crusing and large milestone in Fred Olsen’s 171-year historical past,” she mentioned.
“We’re thrilled to have been in a position to share it with our friends.”