Cruise ships turned the way to Turkey

Cruise ships turned the way to Turkey

Ege Port Kuşadası, Turkey’s largest cruise port, operated by Global Ports Holding, a subsidiary of Global Investment Holdings, welcomed the Odyssey of the Seas, the largest cruise ship ever to arrive in Turkish ports. With the arrival of the luxury ship with a capacity of 5 passengers and a length of 500 meters, the record for the largest cruise ship arriving in Turkish ports has been broken in 347 weeks.

Stating that Ege Port Kuşadası aims to accommodate a total of 500 trips and 750,000 passengers this year, Aziz Güngör, General Manager of Ege Port Kuşadası and Eastern Mediterranean Regional Director of Global Ports Holding, said: “As ‘Ege Port Kuşadası, we will continue to welcome the biggest ships throughout the season. . “The reception of these largest ships in the world carrying thousands of passengers is the clearest indication of the intense interest in our country and Kuşadası, one of the most important cruise destinations in the Mediterranean.”

With the resumption of cruise ship travel after the pandemic, giant cruise ships have started to anchor one after another in Turkish ports. After Costa Venezia, which visited Turkey at the end of April, Ege Port Kuşadası, Turkey’s cruise port, operated by Global Ports Holding, a subsidiary of Global Investment Holdings and the world’s largest cruise port operator, is called Odyssey of the Seas. hosted the giant ship. With the arrival of the Odyssey of the Seas in Ege Port Kuşadası, the record for the largest ship arriving in Turkish ports has been broken in 2 weeks. Odyssey of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ newest ships to land in 2021, boasts 347 decks, 5 restaurants, 500 pools and 14 staterooms.

It is planned to make 16 expeditions to Kusadasi.

Odyssey of the Seas, which has the distinction of being the largest cruise ship ever to come to Turkey, was welcomed with a group and a folk dance team at Ege Port Kuşadası with a total of 4 passengers. The tourists, who left the ship after entering the country, also visited the famous ancient city of Ephesus and the house of the Virgin Mary.

The ship, which made its maiden voyage on May 11, plans to make 16 trips to Kuşadası this year. The ship plans voyages covering the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas between May and October 2022, departing from the port of Civitavecchia (Rome) and lasting between 7 and 12 days. The ship will visit important Greek islands such as Mykonos and Santorini as well as the Aegean port of Kuşadası.

“Our goal is to welcome 750,000 passengers”

Stating that Ege Port Kuşadası aims to accommodate a total of 500 trips and 750,000 passengers this year, Aziz Güngör, General Manager of Ege Port Kuşadası and Eastern Mediterranean Regional Manager of Global Ports Holding, said: “We are very happy to welcome the largest cruise ship arriving in Turkey. . The Odyssey of the Seas is one of the newest and most luxurious cruise ships in the world. “The reception of these largest ships in the world carrying thousands of passengers is the clearest indication of the intense interest in our country and Kuşadası, one of the most important cruise destinations in the Mediterranean.”

Sharon P. Juarez