Giurgiu is a Danube River cruise port in Romania's historical Muntenia region. The city is located amid marshes and mud-flats on the river's left bank, facing the Bulgarian town Ruse (on the river's right bank). Both are directly connected via the Giurgiu-Ruse Friendship Bridge. In 2011 the city of Giurgiu had a population of 54,655 people.
There are 3 little islands facing Giurgiu, the biggest of which shelters the city's port Smarda. Rich grain-growing land to the north is traversed by the rail line to Bucharest, which was the Romania's first ever railway (built 1869, later extended to Smarda port). Giurgiu uses the Danube waterway for its main exports (grain, salt, petroleum, timber) and also for importing iron, coal, textiles.
The city of Giurgiu was most probably established during the 14th century as a port on the River Danube by Genoese merchant adventurers: they established a bank and traded in velvets and silks. One theory is that the merchants called the city after San Giorgio (St George), the patron saint of Genoa, however Nicolae Iorga disputed the theory, arguing that Giurgiu was just an old Romanian form of "George".
Highlights: Basarbova Monastery, Cerven
The Giurgiu cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Giurgiu, Romania.
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Port Giurgiu cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Giurgiu, Romania. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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2 May, 2017
1 May, 2017
3 May, 2017