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Galataport Istanbul Expects 250 Cruise Ships For 2022.

Galataport Istanbul expects 250 cruise ships for 2022.

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) November 29, 2021 – In 2022, Galataport Istanbul has reservations to receive 250 cruise ship visits in 2022, according to Operations Assistant General Manager Figen Ayan. Since starting operations on October 1, 2021, the facility has welcomed eight cruise ships. Next year, the port equates this to 1.5 million cruise ship passengers and crew visiting the city. Turkey’s Ministry of Tourism forecasts
that average expenditure of passengers arriving at Galataport Istanbul will be €400-600, a very substantial foreign exchange income for the city. The port has also been talking to Medcruise, the association of Mediterranean cruise ports which promotes the cruise industry in the region, to help boost its profile. Figen Ayan was recently appointed the new president of Medcruise. Medcruise said in a press release: “Since February 2014 Figen Ayan serves as the Chief Port Officer at Galataport Istanbul. She has been a Ministry of Culture and Tourism professional tourist guide, licensed in the French and English languages, since 1997. From 2011, she has been acting as the Board Member of the international MedCruise Association, representing 140 cruise ports from 21 countries in the Mediterranean and adjoining seas”. Galataport in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, is the world’s first underground cruise ship port, designed for 15,000 passengers a day and 25 million annual visitors.  Architectural Digest magazine dedicated a feature article to this unique project which hosted its first cruise ship in October. The $1.7 billion project has the hallmark of the country’s authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan megaprojects: 400,000 m² of constructed space, 250 retail units, parking for 2,400 cars, Peninsula hotel, a Renzo Piano–designed museum, a Salt Bae restaurant, offices and 1.2 km of new coastline that renovated a section of town inaccessible to the public for 200 years. Galataport is unique cruise ship port and mixed-use property in the Galata neighbourhood of Istanbul. It is located on the European shore of the Bosporus strait. It is jointly being built by Turkey’s Doğuş Group and Bilgili Holding. Galataport is considered as one of the world’s largest coastal projects, and aims to become one of the industry’s top cruise destinations. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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