Antalya to Boast a New Cruise Port

By ,   September 21, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

A tender for building of a cruise port will be soon announced in the province of Antalya, Turkey. The project has been approved by the province’s municipality.

The cruise port will be constructed in the sea, and will be linked with the shore through a special road.

Port of Antalya Turkey

Four cruise ships will be able to moor at the new port simultaneously. The project is aimed at development of the tourism sectorin the country.

Earlier, a source in the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs & Communications revealed that more seaports will be constructed in Turkey as part of the government plan named "2023 Vision".

According to the source, currently, ports in Turkey can handle up to 15,000 yachts. After modernization of the ports, it is expected that by 2023 they will receive around 50,000 yachts.

Under the government plan, 210 fishing ports in Turkey will be upgraded to handle yachts.

11 ports, specially designed for organizing cruises, will be built in the country by 2023.

Turkey also plans to reconstruct several important ports in coastal provinces in order to develop marine tourism.

Certain cruise ports in the cities of Antalya, Izmir and Istanbul will be reconstructed in the first place.