Turkey is a hidden paradise for all cruise lines. Turkey is frequently visited by cruise ships sailing the Aegean, Mediterranean or Black Sea. There are 21 ports of call around the long Turkish coast line where today's big ships are bringing their customers on board, such as Istanbul, Izmir, Kusadasi, Cesme, Antalya, Dikili, Alanya, Bodrum, Marmaris, Canakkale, Trabzon, Sinop etc. but the most popular ones include Istanbul, Izmir, Kusadasi and Antalya. There are also renovation projects and new port projects which appear in the 'Turkey Tourism Strategy 2023 Goal' of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

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Besides the classical bus tours offered by cruise ships, for those who are looking for excursions off the beaten track there's an oversupply of opportunities when Cruising in Eastern Mediterranean. Greece, having 16 cruise ports total in mainland and islands, is definitely indispensable both for history and antique lovers but also for beachgoers and adventure seekers. Athens is calling upon the former whereas Greek Isles are addressing the latter.

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Birds & History Cruise group from Victor Emanuel Nature Tours; chartered Sea Cloud.