Turkey's Bodrum Port ends the cruise season with a record number of lines

   November 24, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Bodrum Cruise Port, one of the major passenger entrance gates, and adding value to tourism in the Bodrum district of Mugla, hosted the 101st and last call of the year on Tuesday, November 22.

The season ended with the 323-m-long Costa Venezia, which called at Bodrum port 15 times.

Bodrum Cruise Port is part of the world’s largest cruise operator Global Ports Holding, which hosted thousands of tourists from different countries in 2022, with a record number of cruise ships and passengers. Bodrum is one of Turkey’s favorite tourism destinations and has also shone in terms of cruising this year.

During the 2022 season Bodrum Port, with a total of 101 cruises and ~100,000 passengers, became the country's 3rd port, after Kusadası and Istanbul.

The ships of the world’s major cruise companies passed through the Port in 2022. The 347-m-long RCI-Royal Caribbean ship Odyssey of the Seas visited Bodrum for the first time and the city also hosted a liner of this size for the first time in its history.

There was a busy season with NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Jade, TUI's Schiff 5, Schiff 6, and Schiff Herz, and Azamara's boats Journey and Pursuit.

Port of Bodrum (Turkey)

Bodrum Cruise Port carried out turnaround operations this year, serving ~15,000 passengers on a total of 21 cruises as the homeport of the Blue Sapphire ship. Adding 650 cruises between Bodrum-Kos Island (Greece) and 100,000+ ferry passengers to the cruise travel, it also attracted attention with sea tourism.