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Turkish port of Alanya reports increasing calls due to unrest in Israel

Turkish port of Alanya reports increasing calls due to unrest in Israel

Turkey’s Alanya Cruise Port, reports an increase in calls in recent weeks and a 'significant' number of enquiries from cruise lines asking for available berthing in the coming months, as a result of itinerary changes due to ongoing unrest in Israel.

Positioned along the Turkish Riviera and situated between Cyprus and a variety of Greek islands, the MedCruise member port welcomed Regent Seven Seas’ Mariner last week, and is gearing up to host Oceania’s Riviera, as well as vessels from both Hapag Lloyd and Peter Deilmann. 

Director Haluk Sayman commented, ‘Alanya is dedicated to cruising, with no cargo traffic  whatsoever. The berth has a prime position in the town and within walking distance from significant 800 year old history one way, and an extremely attractive promenade with shopping and sea-front cafes going in the other direction.’

Sayman added, ‘a variety of full and half day tours from Alanya takes passengers to Perge, established around 1500 BC where St. Paul reputedly preached his first sermon, to rafting in the nearby Dim River and the chance to swim in the cool meltwater.’

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