Discover Turkey and popular cruise spots
Turkey is a very popular departure and stopover point for cruise liners. Turkey's strategic location on the Mediterranean and Aegean, as well as on the Black Sea, makes it one of the most popular spots for the cruise ships.
Year after year, more and more people prefer to spend a few days at the Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Sea destinations of Turkey to discover cities or coastal resort towns, at the beginning or end of their cruises.
There are several ports of call around the long Turkish coastline where today's big ships are bringing their customers on board such as Istanbul, Izmir, Kusadasi, Cesme, Antalya, Bodrum, Marmaris, Canakkale, Trabzon, Sinop and so on. Istanbul, the western ports of Izmir, Kusadasi, Bodrum and Marmaris, and the southern port of Antalya are among the favourite destinations for cruise ships.
Lie back and relax on an all inclusive luxury cruise around the coastline of Turkey. Here is the list of 6 most popular destinations for cruise ships in our country.
Kusadasi: The beach resort town of Kusadasi is the most visited cruise port of Turkey, the gateway to one of the most important ancient cities in all of the Aegean.
Istanbul: A geographic and metaphoric melding of East and West, Istanbul is the world's only city covering two continents. Istanbul is increasingly popular as a port of embarkation for a range of cruise liner itineraries. There is no time to waste in Istanbul of superlatives, so grab your day pack, as there is so much to see, experience and eat.
Izmir: Izmir is one of the important ports of Turkey. The city is a major tourism region having the second largest historical bazaar of Turkey, spectacular beaches along the coast and great tourist attractions.
Bodrum: Chic resort town, Bodrum is one of the most attractive points for cruise ship passengers. There are many different options to enjoy in Bodrum.
Marmaris: Marmaris, favorite with tourists, is a lovely seaside resort town. Today, Marmaris port is one of the important cruise destinations of Turkey.
Antalya: With its untouched greenery, blue flag beaches and modern seaside towns, Antalya is considered as the tourism capital of Turkey and one of the most important destinations of the Mediterranean for cruise liners.