Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is Europe's most populous city (the world's 4th largest city proper and 20th largest urban area) and Turkey's cultural and financial center. The city covers 27 districts of the Istanbul province. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait, and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country.

Part of Istanbul’s great attraction is its unique position on two continents, divided by the Bosphorus. Most of the population live on the European side; the Asian sector is reached via the high-level Bosphorus Bridge, the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge or by ferry. With 13 million inhabitants Istanbul offers all the excitement of a cosmopolitan city. Its numerous monuments, mosques and museums, plus the famous Grand Bazaar, make it one of the world’s great destinations.

Things to See & Do

* Okapi Palace
* Hagia Sophia
* Yerebatan Sarayi
* Sulemanye Mosque
* Sultanahmet Square

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - New Turkish Lira (YTL)
Language – Turkish
Land Area – 98.2 sq km.
Population – 13,000,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – European side + 212 Asian side +216

Port Location - Istanbul is the principal port of Turkey, located at the mouth of the Bosphorus on the Sea of Marmara and comprising several ports. Passengers disembark at Karakoy piers.

Transport Links – Istanbul can be reached by air, bus and train from most major European countries.

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Departure: 01 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 10 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 19 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 28 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 02 May 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Sky.

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Departure: 02 May 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Sky.

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Departure: 07 May 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 16 May 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 22 May 2021 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Ovation.

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Departure: 22 May 2021 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Ovation.

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Departure: 25 May 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 03 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 12 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 21 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 27 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Sky.

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Departure: 27 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Sky.

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Departure: 30 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 09 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 17 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Ovation.

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Departure: 18 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 30 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Lyrial.

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Departure: 22 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Sky.

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Departure: 23 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 01 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 10 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 19 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 28 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 07 Oct 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 16 Oct 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 17 Oct 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Sky.

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Departure: 17 Oct 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Sky.

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Departure: 25 Oct 2021 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Fantasia.

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Departure: 25 Nov 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Venus.

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Departure: 05 Jan 2022 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Sky.

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Departure: 05 Jan 2022 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Sky.

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Departure: 05 May 2022 From: Cruise line: Azamara Cruise Ship: Azamara Pursuit.

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Departure: 06 Sep 2022 From: Cruise line: Azamara Cruise Ship: Azamara Journey.

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