A password will be e-mailed to you.

British cruise line Fred Olsen made history last week when its 22.5m ship, the Braemar became the largest ship to squeeze through the Corinth Canal in Greece.

New video and photos show the 900-passenger ship, which is 25 metres at its widest point and over 195 metres long, only narrowly pass through this iconic destination.

The ship passed through with only 1.5 metres on either side.

Ships have been travelling through the narrow waterways since 1893 but the Braemar has claimed the title of longest vessel to pass.

“Today Braemar made history as the longest-ever ship to cruise through the Corinth Canal,” Fred Olsen cruise liners said on social media.

The Corinth Canal is a waterway connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf, dividing the Pelopónnisos from mainland Greece, shortening the sea route from Italian ports to the port of Athens.

SPONSORED

Readers' Choice Awards

Settle in for a luxury voyage as you sail from Sydney to Singapore on board Cunard’s elegant Queen Elizabeth.

Free flight and hotel stay

In Sydney, you’ll embark the exquisite Queen Elizabeth. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are just some of this ship’s glamorous delights. Settle into your luxury surroundings as you set sail for Singapore, discovering a wealth of captivating destinations along the way.