Bodrum Cruise Port welcomes first call of the year

Mein Schiff 4 kickstarts Bodrum's summer season Mein Schiff 4 kickstarts Bodrum's summer season

The arrival of Mein Schiff 4 on April 21 at Bodrum Cruise Port kicked off the new cruise season bringing over 2,600 international passengers from 27 different countries, the majority from Germany.


This is the second year that a TUI Cruises' ship has kicked off the Turkish port's season.  

Shore ex offers rich cultural mix

Guests enjoyed a mix of shorex including a visit to the historic theater - Myndos Gate and Bodrum Castle, along with sailing a goulet. Specialty excursions included a cooking class at a local vineyard and jeep safari along with a bike ride through the streets of Bodrum. 

Port offering 

Bodrum Cruise Port has been under the Global Ports Holding umbrella since 2008. The port offers terminal, marine and auxiliary services to cruise ships, ferries and yachts for transit and turnaround operations. The terminal building has facilities including duty free shopping areas, travel agencies and a restaurant.

Increased levels of activity recorded

Last year data from Turkstat revealed that Bodrum Cruise Port along with two other Turkish cruise ports operated by Global Ports Holding (GPH) - Ege Port-Kusadasi and Antalya Cruise Port  - recorded increased levels of activity in the five weeks from end March to end April, compared to the previous year showing an increase of 26.4% compared to the same period in 2017. 


Posted 25 April 2019

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Michelle Winny

Deputy Editor, Seatrade Cruise News/Seatrade Cruise Review