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Constanta is a Romanian port city located on Black Sea's western coast. Port of Constanța is located approx 330 km (206 ml) from the Bosphorus Strait (Turkey) and approx 160 km (100 ml) from Sulina (through which Danube flows into Black Sea). The port covers around 40 km2 (15 ml2) of which the land portion is 13 km2 (5 ml2) and the water zone is 26 km2 (10 ml2). The port is well sheltered by 2 breakwaters (northwards and southwards). Constanta is Black Sea's largest port, and Europe's 18th largest.
The favourable geographical position and the importance of the Port of Constanța is emphasized by the connection with two Pan-European transport corridors: Corridor VII – Danube (inland waterway) and Corridor IV (railway). The two satellite ports, Midia and Mangalia, located not far from Constanța Port, are part of the Romanian maritime port system under the coordination of the Maritime Ports Administration SA.
Sights of interest include the Archaeological Museum and the Treasury with a gigantic 3rd century Roman Mosaic. Tourists can also walk along Black Sea waterfront promenade from Edwardian casino to Genoese Lighthouse. Due to the proximity of sea, the littoral's lakes are endowed with therapeutic minerals. The Lake Tekirghiol's mud baths are particularly renowned.
Just like the rest of Romania, little is known about Constanta from the departure of Romans until late Middle Ages, when it became a major way station for Genoese traders. Long-lasting prosperity didn't arrive until late 19th and 20th centuries. From Constanta it is possible to explore Danube Delta and Histria, which is considered the oldest urban settlement on Romanian territory dating back from 630 BC.
Constanta cruise terminal
Cruise ships in Constanta dock at the Passenger Pier (located approx 1 km from the harbor's main entrance) and approx 1,5 km from the city center. The cruise port-city distance is easily walkable (around 20-min). There is a taxi rank at the port's main gate (not at the docking pier).
The port's new cruise terminal has an annual capacity of around 100,000 passengers. The docking pier has one berth with length of 293 m (961 ft).
In November 2007, Hungary and Romania signed an agreement for building a high-speed railway line between Budapest and Bucharest (both capital cities) as part of the larger transportation line Paris-Vienna-Budapest-Bucharest-Constanta. The train link will support speeds up to 300 kph (185 mph). Currently, the line between Bucharest and Constanta support speeds up to 160 kph (100 mph). The high-speed railway's construction plan (part of the Rhine-Danube Corridor) was officially announced in October 2013. Works are scheduled to start sometime between 2017 and 2025.
Port Constanta cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Constanta, Romania. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
The Constanta cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Constanta, Romania.
If you lose the Constanta location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.