Varna and Burgas Lack Cruise Ships This Summer

By ,   May 15, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

No cruise ships will visit Varna and Burgas during summer 2018, which is an anti-record for Bulgaria's cruise season.

The main reason for the absence of cruisers is the geopolitical situation in Black Sea basin in recent years.

Port of Varna

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.