The director of Port of Burgas, Dian Dimov, announced they were working for the realization of the idea. Three cruises per a week are planned. Vessels will leave at night from port Burgas to the Turkish megapolis and will arrive in the morning. Passengers will be able to see Istanbul City for a day and sail back to Bulgaria with the same boat for a 2nd-night sailing.
Image: Port of Burgas
Cruise companies have already shown their interest in serving the new line. Turkey even sponsors cruises on vessels of up to 100 and up to 200 seats with US$30-45 per passenger. The Bulgarian port is in turn considering drastic reduction of port taxes to make travel cheaper and profitable for investors. There is also visa facilitation procedure for tourists from Turkey whose stay in Bulgaria is up to 48 hours.