Bodrum welcomed the largest cruise ship in its history:
Odyssey of the Seas arrived at Bodrum Cruise Port with it’s 3693 passengers.
Bodrum Cruise Port, a subsidiary of Global Ports Holding, the world's largest cruise port operator, hosted the largest cruise ship in Bodrum's history on August 25, Thursday: Odyssey of the Seas. While the ship's 3693 passengers were visiting Bodrum city center, there were also passengers who preferred the castle and ruins tours. Aziz Güngör, Global Ports Holding Eastern Mediterranean Ports Director, said, “We will be seeing more large ships like Odyssey of the Seas in Bodrum waters from next year. Bodrum is on its way to becoming a very important cruise destination.”
Bodrum, as one of Turkey's rising star of cruise destinations, hosted the Odyssey of the Seas, the 2nd newest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet, today. Odyssey of the Seas, bringing 3693 passengers, mainly American, British and German, made its first voyage to Bodrum. While most of the passengers visited Bodrum's old town and bazaars on foot, some of the other passengers took tour buses to go to Bodrum’s archaeological sites such as St. Peter Castle, authentic Sandima Village Tour, Jeep Safari, Turkish Bath and Beach Clubs.
Global Ports Holding, Eastern Mediterranean Ports Director Aziz Güngör said that for the first time in its history, Bodrum Cruise Port has hosted a ship of this size in cruise tourism, where ship sizes and capacities are increasing day by day. Güngör said, “We will be seeing bigger ships such as Odyssey of the Seas, which we will see twice this year, in Bodrum waters more and more, starting next year. Bodrum is on its way to becoming a very important cruise tourism destination.”
Bodrum is now ranked 3rd
Bodrum exhibited a rising performance in cruise tourism in 2022. In the first 7 months of the year, Bodrum ranked 3rd after Kuşadası and Istanbul in terms of the number of ships and passengers. Bodrum Cruise Port, which is among the few ports of Turkey with the Green Port accreditation, provides the terminal and pier services required by a cruise port in full.
About Bodrum Cruise Port
Operated by Global Ports Holding, Bodrum Cruise Port offers full terminal services, marine services and ancillary services. Bodrum Cruise Port has invested heavily in port facilities, including the construction of a terminal building and pier, also offers a variety of amenities such as duty free shopping areas, travel agencies, restaurants and cafes. At the end of 2015, the port received the Green Port accreditation with the approval of the Ministry of Maritime Transport and Communications, General Directorate of Maritime Trade and Turkish Standards.