Hosting 150 cruise ship calls and more than 350,000 cruise passengers last year, Galataport Istanbul returns Istanbul to forefront of Mediterranean cruising.
MSC Cruises mobilises humanitarian aid following earthquake in Türkiye and Syria
MSC Cruises, as part of the MSC Group, which includes the MSC Foundation, has sent a ship loaded with humanitarian aid to Türkiye, for distribution in Türkiye and Syria following a 7.8 […]
Turkey to feature on inaugural cruise itineraries for new Sun Princess
Princess Cruises will be bringing its new cruise ship Sun Princess to the Middle East, with port calls in Turkey featuring on the inaugural cruise itineraries.
Passenger dies in balcony fall on TUI cruise out of Antalya, Turkey
A passenger aboard a TUI Cruises ship sailing from Turkey has died in a fall from a balcony cabin, the cruise line confirmed in a statement.
New Galataport cruise terminal in Istanbul boosts Turkish cruise recovery
The launch of the new Galataport cruise terminal in Istanbul has had a major impact on the recovery of Turkiye’s cruise sector, with more than 200 cruise calls scheduled through the rest […]
Turkish cruise company plans to launch Umrah pilgrimage itineraries
The Turkish cruise company Ay Cruise is planning to launch new cruise itineraries from Istanbul in Turkey to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, so that passengers can undertake the Umrah pilgrimage by ship.
Seabourn expands Journeys collection for 2022/23 to Istanbul and Jerusalem
Seabourn has released a new selection of Seabourn Journeys in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, featuring pre- and post-voyage land-based packages in exotic destinations as an extension of the Seabourn voyage.
Viking Sky calls at new Istanbul terminal, while Viking reveals name of new ship
Istanbul is seeing a resurgence of cruise tourism since the opening of its new Galataport cruise terminal, with Viking Sky the latest cruise line to call in the city.
Istanbul to benefit from Greece opening to cruises from Turkey
Cruise itineraries between Greece and Turkey have been re-established, in a major boon for Istanbul and its new Galataport cruise terminal.
Costa Venezia pulled out of China, will cruise from Istanbul instead
Istanbul is already benefitting from the redevelopment of its Galataport cruise terminal, with Costa Cruises announcing new Turkey itineraries just days after the completion of the project was announced.
New Galataport in Istanbul to welcome cruise ships from September
Istanbul’s new cruise terminal, Galataport, is due to open this month, with the first cruise ship due to call on September 25th.
Celestyal releases Egypt and Turkey itineraries for new ship Celestyal Experience
Celestyal Cruises has announced that its new cruise ship Celestyal Experience will be sailing itineraries to three continents from March, 2021, including calls in Turkey and Egypt. The ship, formerly Costa Cruises’ […]
Viking returning to Istanbul with 2021 departures after delivery of Viking Venus
Viking Cruises has announced that Viking Venus will join its fleet in early 2021, giving the luxury cruise line the added capacity needed to return to Istanbul, with a range of Mediterranean […]
Istanbul’s redeveloped Galataport has more than 50 ship calls booked for 2020
The redevelopment of Istanbul’s Galataport cruise ship terminal is due for completion in March, 2020, with more than 50 cruise ship calls already booked and officials anticipating an initial season of more […]
Holland America returns to Turkey in 2020 with six ships in Europe and Med
Holland America Line will reinstate Turkey as a port of call on its European itineraries as part of a six-ship line-up for the region that includes the fjords of Norway, castles of […]
Viking Ocean Cruises to return to Turkey in 2021 on winter itineraries that include Greece
Viking Ocean Cruises will return to Turkey in 2021 with two new 10-night roundtrip cruises from Athens that will include port calls in Kusadi, the gateway to Turkey’s archeological marvel of Ephesus, […]
Royal Caribbean pulls out of Turkey for entire 2018 cruise season
Royal Caribbean International has announced that all its scheduled port calls in Turkey will be cancelled for the entirety of the 2018 European cruise season.