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Amasra is a Black Sea port town and the cruise port to Bartın City, both part of Turkey's Bartın Province. Amasra has population around 7,000, while Bartın (Province's capital) has population around 60,000. The road distance between Asra and Bartin is approx 13 km (8 mi) with tourist travel options buses and taxis.
As cruise port, Bartin-Amasra is visited mainly by top-luxury ships and superyachts.
Next table shows the "12-Night Black Sea Odyssey Cruise" itinerary scheduled for 2022 by the French company and premium travel brand Ponant for its ship Le Bougainville. Early booking prices started from USD 10500 per person with double occupancy.
|Date / Time||Port|
|30 Jul 18:00||Departing from Istanbul, Turkey|
|31 Jul||Nessebar, Bulgaria|
|01 Aug||Varna, Bulgaria|
|02 Aug - 03 Aug||Odessa, Ukraine|
|05 Aug||Sochi, Russia|
|06 Aug||Batumi, Georgia|
|07 Aug||Trabzon, Turkey|
|11 Aug||Arriving in Istanbul|
Amasra is also visited by the cruise ship Astoria Grande/fka AIDAcara arriving from homeport Sochi Russia (via Istanbul) and also visiting Sinop. In 2022, Astoria Grande's schedule included 5x visits to Amasra (Sept 14 & 28, Oct 5, 12 & 19) with port stay between 8 am - 6 pm.
Port Bartin (locode TRBTN) is on the Black Sea while the city is located inland (on Bartın River/navigable waterway) which allows access to the city directly from the Black Sea (approx 14 km / 9 mi sailing upstream) via smaller-sized ships, superyachts and boats. The settlement (as Parthenios/Parthenia) was established as an Ancient Greek colony, and later became part of the Imperium Romanum/Roman Empire, the Byzantium/Eastern Roman Empire and in the late-14th-century (1392) part of the Ottoman Empire (1299-1923).
Port Amasra (locode TRAMA) was also founded by the Greeks under the name Amastris, and is mentioned in Homer's Iliad (aka Song of Ilion) together with three other Ionian colonies (Cromna, Sesamus, Cytorus). Amasra is popular for its Archaeological Museum (located on the waterfront) which has ruins both on land and underwater. Other tourist attractions include Amasra Castle (built by the Romans, fortified by the Byzantines and the Genoese), Fatih Mosque (9th-century Byzantine church), the Kuskayası Monument (akak Bird's Rock Road Monument/built by the Roman Governor Gaius Julius Aquila during the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius).
In 2018 started the TL 78 million (USD 4,3m) project for building the new Amasra cruise port. In August 2022, the project was ~90% completed.
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