The main reason for the absence of cruisers is the geopolitical situation in Black Sea basin in recent years.
Image: Port of Varna, Bulgaria
Companies in the cruise sector plan their calls at least 2 or 3 years ahead, which means that the plans for this year were made in the hot period of conflicts in Ukraine, as well as Turkey's attempted military coup.
In 2014, a total of 36 cruise ships visited Varna, which brought to the port town about 30 000 visitors.
2018, without a single cruiser, is the worst for 21st century.