I regret there has been no contribution from myself on cruising. Due to the dreaded Virus conditions severely affecting World Cruising as well at the time of year also, a number of cruise liners position their ships within the Caribbean region of the Atlantic where weather is more conducive to cruising until March /April when vessels are returned to our side of the Atlantic and Mediterranean.

In future months I will attempt to comment and contribute photographs of cruising in particularly popular regions.

This month I’m detailing spectacular views of cruising through the Corinth Canal, Greece

The Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea – cutting through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth, separating the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland.  Mean depth 8 m,— is 6.4 kilometres in length and being at sea level either end, has no locks.

At present the Canal is closed due to previous landslides although works are ongoing,but it seems it will remain closed for the forseeable future.

Hopeful of being reopened, mainly to remain becoming a tourist attraction so it’s thoroughly recommended to transit, but due to the  width of 21.4 metres and maximum boat draft of 7.3 metres, makes it impassable for many modern cruise ships.  Fred Olsen’s “Braemar” was the last to transit so it is possibly hopeful for the opportunity to transit again eventually.