Constanta (Romania)

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Constanta cruise port

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Mediterranean - Black Sea

Local Time
2022-06-28 21:44

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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 mi) from the Bosphorus Strait (Turkey) and approx 160 km (100 mi) from Sulina (through which Danube flows into Black Sea).

Port Constanta (locaode ROCND) covers around 40 km2 (15 mi2) of which the land portion is 13 km2 (5 mi2) and the water zone is 26 km2 (10 mi2). The Port is deepwater and well sheltered (by 2 breakwaters - northwards and southwards). It is also the Black Sea's largest, and Europe's 18th-largest cargo port.

Constanta (Romania) cruise port

The city's favorable geographical position and the Port's importance are emphasized by the connection with two Pan-European transport corridors - Corridor VII (Danube/inland waterway) and Corridor IV (railway). Constanta's two satellite ports (Midia and Mangalia) are located not far from Port Constanța. They are also included in Romania's maritime infrastructure/port system under the coordination of the port authority company 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 the Edwardian Casino to Genoese Lighthouse. Due to the proximity to the sea, the littoral's lakes are endowed with therapeutic minerals. Lake Tekirghiol's mud baths are particularly renowned.

Just like the rest of Romania, little is known about Constanta from the departure of the Romans until late Middle Ages (14th-15th centuries) when it became an important port for Genoese traders. Long-lasting prosperity didn't arrive until late-19th-20th centuries. From Constanta it is possible to explore Danube Delta and Histria - an Ancient Greek city colony (polis) considered the oldest urban settlement on Romanian territory (dating back from 630 BC).

In 2019, the cruise port handled 21 ship calls (mainly riverboats) and ~3000 passengers. Among the visiting ships was the ocean liner Amera (fromerly MS Prinsendam). The 39050-ton vessel (now owned by Phoenix-Reisen) docked on October 29 bringing a total of 754 passengers (max capacity 835) plus 459 crew. Next table shows the ship's 16-day Mediterranean and Black Sea itinerary as call ports and port times (arrival/departure)

Date / TimePort
22 Oct 18:00Departing from Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
24 Oct 08:00 - 19:00Siracusa, Sicily Island, Italy
26 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Piraeus-Athens, Greece
28 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Nessebar, Bulgaria
29 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Constanta
30 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Odessa, Ukraine
31 Oct 17:00 - 01 Nov 18:00 (overnight)Istanbul, Turkey
02 Nov 13:00 - 20:00Cesme, Turkey
03 Nov 08:00 - 15:00Santorini Island, Greece
05 Nov 08:00 - 17:00Durres, Albania
06 Nov 09:00 - 17:00Split, Croatia
07 Nov 09:00Arriving in Trieste, Italy

As a Black Sea cruise port, Constanta is visited by superyachts and smaller-sized luxury ships with max passenger capacity ~1000.

For season 2020, the cruise port had booked 10 berthings. Among the customers were the ultra-premium cruise travel brands Azamara, Phoenix Reisen, Fred Olsen, RSSC-Regent Seven Seas, Crystal, Oceania, Silversea, SeaDream, as well as the river cruise lines Riviera Travel (Scylla) and Avalon Waterways.

In late-June 2022, the Romanian government started a port development project investing heavily in new port infrastructure including the modernization of the RO-RO Terminal (at Pier II-S) that serves vehicle carriers. For the needed investments a deal was signed with Dubai’s PCFC (Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation/Dubai Government organisation) and DP World (2005-founded holding formed as a merger of Dubai Ports International + Dubai Ports Authority). DP World (currently ranked the world's largest cargo port operator) specializes in maritime services, supply chain cargo logistics, and management of port terminals and free trade zones.

DP World operates (under a concession thru 2029) the CTST (Constanta South Container Terminal), which by annual capacity (~1,5 million TEU-containers) is already the largest on the Black Sea. DP World also services the Port's three rail lines (each with length 600 m / 1970 ft) which have the capacity to handle simultaneously 3x 30-wagon trains.

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).

Constanta cruise port terminal

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).

Constanta cruise ship terminal

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 2017-2025.

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.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
2 June, 2022
Thursday
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Thomas Hardy
3 June, 2022
Friday
Saga Cruises Cruises cruise lineSpirit of Adventure08:0020:00
13 June, 2022
Monday
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineAvalon Passion
14 June, 2022
Tuesday
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Oscar Wilde
16 June, 2022
Thursday
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Thomas Hardy
24 June, 2022
Friday
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS William Wordsworth
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