Mediterranean Cruise Advice

Cruises to Turkey

Cruises to Turkey where East meets West

Lying between the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas, Turkey is a land full of history and culture.

Most Mediterranean Cruises visit cities on the west coast of Turkey taking in the wonderful coastline and some of the most ancient sites.

Turkey is home to the largest European City, Istanbul. Istanbul is the world’s only city spanning two continents.

Holiday makers head to Bodrum or Marmaris for the beaches, while history lovers prefer the ancient city of Ephesus.

It’s generally safe to travel to Turkey avoiding all travel near the border with Syria. However, you should be prepared to take additional safety precautions. For UK travels the latest advice can be found on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Website.

As with any major city around the world, be alert to your surroundings and remain vigilant in crowded places popular with foreign nationals.


The city of Istanbul offers some of the wonders of the world to visit including the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace. For those of you that like a bargain then a visit to the Grand Bazaar is a must.

Cruises to Turkey - Blue Mosque Istanbul

Blue Mosque Istanbul

Cruises to Turkey - Grand Bazaar Entrance

Grand Bazaar Entrance


There are a variety of excursions that are available from Bodrum, there is also lots to see and do  in and around the town itself. Trips will include boat trips, scenic drives, visits to local villages, ruins, turkish baths and of course the offer of some retail therapy.

Cruises to Turkey - Bodrum Beach

Bodrum Beach

Bodrum Castle entrance

Bodrum Castle


Excursions from Kusadasi include visits to the Ancient Greek city of Ephesus, which really is a must see if you have not been before.

Cruises to Turkey - Library of Celsus Ephesus

Library of Celsus Ephesus

Shoppers will not be disappointed on cruises to Kusadasi as it is, indeed, a shoppers paradise.

Grand Bazaar Kusadasi

Grand Bazaar Kusadasi

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