Watch this cruise ship passing through the tiny Corinth canal in Greece

The canal is 6.4 kilometres (4 miles) in length with a width of only 21.4 metres (70 feet) at sea level and 21.3 metres (70 feet)  at the bottom, making it impassable for most modern ships. 

Nowadays it has little economic importance and is mainly a tourist attraction. In the video below you will see a cruise ship squeezing through the tight canal, with its travelers almost able to reach and touch the sides of the canal, 24 meters wide at its narrowest point.

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The MS Braemar, 22.52 meters and 195.82 meters long by Olsen Cruise Lines, became the longest vessel to cross the Corinthian canal.

The cruise ship carries nearly 929 passengers on a 25-day cruise to places such as Rhodes, Cephalonia and the ports of Spain and Italy. One of the sights it crosses, is the Corinth Canal, the waterway that divides mainland Greece from the Peloponnese and connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean.