Istanbul features seasonal cruises from April through November. From Istanbul, you can find cruise vacations with itineraries that feature destinations in the Holy Land, in Greece, Italy, and Spain.
Top Cruise Destinations From Istanbul
The most frequented ports-of-call on cruises from Istanbul are Athens, Barcelona, Santorini, and Civitavecchia (Rome). Athens, referred to as the "birthplace of civilization," is home to the Acropolis and the Plaka. While in Barcelona, you can enjoy tapas, stroll the Rambla, and visit your pick of fascinating museums.
Cruise Lines Sailing From Istanbul
Celebrity Cruise Lines departs from Istanbul on 12 night itineraries to the Greeks Isles, and on 12 and 14 night cruises to the Holy Land. Royal Caribbean features 10 and 11 night Holy Land cruises and 11 night Mediterranean cruises from Istanbul. Also from this port, Azamara Club Cruises offers 7 night itineraries to the Greek Isles, and 7 and 9 night sailings to the Black Sea.
The best way to save money on cruises sailing from Istanbul is to book as far in advance as possible. While last minute cruises from Istanbul may be offered at a discount, given that Istanbul is not a year-round cruise port, many sailings do go out full and do not offer any last minute savings. Here is a list of upcoming cruises from Istanbul.