Istanbul, Turkey Cruise Port

4.4 out of 5

Cruiseline.com 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:

"loved the blue mosque and the spice market rented a taxi and visited the and..." in 30 reviews.

"...or self an eye went to the blue mosque, hagia sophia, grand bazaar , and so much more." in 25 reviews.

"the spice market , the grand bazaar, the cistern, blue mosque etc etc..." in 9 reviews.


194 reviews and tips of Istanbul, Turkey




stl4 says ...

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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dennisjleciejew says ...

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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moweaqua says ...

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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leecarr says ...

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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