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Cruise ships look to boost earnings in Istanbul this year

The Celebrity Equinox at Istanbul (Photo credit Tura Turizm, Istanbul, Turkey)Turkey’s largest metropolis Istanbul has been re-added in the routes of international cruise operators after overcoming the obstacles in accommodating cruise ships, generating excitement among tourism representatives and tradesmen. (dailysabah.com)

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Completion of new ports to make Istanbul vital cruise destination

The Celebrity Equinox at Istanbul (Photo credit Tura Turizm, Istanbul, Turkey)As Turkey continues its efforts to reinvigorate cruise tourism and is carrying out works to eliminate the lack of ports, particularly in Istanbul, the cruise operators adding Istanbul to their routes once again stress that the completion of both the Galataport and Yenikapı port will make the city a vital destination in cruise tourism, which is reported to have an annual turnover of $35 billion. (dailysabah.com)

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Galataport to bring over 2 million cruise tourists to Istanbul

The Celebrity Equinox at Istanbul (Photo credit Tura Turizm, Istanbul, Turkey)Currently under construction, Istanbul’s mega port project Galataport is expected to revive the city’s cruise tourism. The Culture and Tourism Ministry forecast that the port will host around 500 cruise ships with an average of 4,000 passengers each, likely reaching 2 million people, but with staff and crew of the ships, it is expected to be even higher. (more…)

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As Turkey’s troubles fade, cruise lines again come calling

The Celebrity Equinox at Istanbul (Photo credit Tura Turizm, Istanbul, Turkey)Cruise lines are starting to plug Turkey back into their itineraries for 2020 and 2021 in hopes that the country’s troubles are finally behind it. The handful of lines that were already operating there in 2018 are being joined by names such as Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Princess Cruises, Seabourn and Holland America Line. (travelweekly.com)

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Turkey reports rise in cruise numbers in early 2018

Three Turkish cruise ports operated by Global Ports Holding welcomed 26% more passengers in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute. (cruiseandferry.net)

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Turkey Expands Cruise Line Incentives

The Celebrity Equinox at Istanbul (Photo credit Tura Turizm, Istanbul, Turkey)The Turkish government has expanded its cruise ship call incentive program, targeting ships carrying over 100 passengers calling on the country’s ports in 2018 and 2019, according to Global Ports Holding, which operates three ports in Turkey: Kusadasi, Bodrum and Antalya. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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