Istanbul, Turkey Cruise Port

4.4 out of 5 Awards 2014 Winner

Best Eastern Mediterranean Port

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parislover28 says ...
We never made it - this stop was cancelled. I remember being fascinated by everything...
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About Istanbul, Turkey

Straddling two continents, this megalopolis of more than 13 million is new and old, gritty and glam, secular and devout — a city of contrasts. Best of all: its swoon-inducing location on the shore of the Bosporus.

What people said about this port:

"Blue Mosque, Spice market, Grand Bazaar, are all very unique." in 25 reviews.

"The Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, and the Cistern are worth seeing." in 30 reviews.

"1 day is not enough Nice walk to Spice Market and Grand Bazaar." in 9 reviews.

194 reviews and tips of Istanbul, Turkey


Must see the Palace, Spice Bazaar and Hagia Sophia. Beware of carpet/scarf salesmen, although they were pushy, they were also very nice at the same time.

Visited: Jun 12, 2015

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Sail into Istanbul was a little later in the morning so everyone could enjoy the view. Ship docked in a great location. Took tram to historical area. Visited Hagia Sofia, Cisterns, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market and Blue Mosque. Fantastic day. Highlight of the trip!

Visited: Sep 06, 2015

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Istanbul was beautiful and unlike any other port we visited however, it was one of our least favorites. There were just so many people that we didn't enjoy getting shuffled everywhere.

Visited: Aug 01, 2015

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We did the Capitol of Two Empires tour. Fast paced and long. Mosques are by their nature not very ornate on the inside so the photo ops are mostly on the outside. City is crowded and a tad dirty. Could have saved money in Istanbul by staying on board the ship.

Visited: Aug 25, 2015

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