Transiting the Corinth Canal

Last week Seabourn Spirit transited the famous and very narrow Corinth Canal connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in Greece. To give you an idea of how narrow it is, the canal is 80.7 feet (24.6 meters) at sea level and 69.9 feet (21 meters) wide on the bottom.  The beam of Seabourn Spirit is 63 feet (19.2 meters), making it a very tight squeeze.  Guests went out on deck and awed in the experience as Spirit Captain Emil Holthe and his team navigated through the canal with the assistance of local pilots. Spirit Hotel Manager Hubert Buelacher shared some photos taken of Spirit approaching the Corinth Canal and during the transit.  It was so close that you can almost lean over and touch the walls! [gallery link="file" columns="4"]


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