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Galataport Istanbul Reopens And Welcomes First Cruise Ship

Galataport Istanbul reopens and welcomes first cruise ship

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) October 4, 2021 – Galataport, on the Istanbul harbourside at Karaköy, has reopened and welcomed the small cruise ship SeaDream II. Although the ship carried just 57 passengers, it is an important step in restarting the cruise ship business in Turkey. After one night in Istanbul, 69 new passengers boarded the ship to travel to Varna, Bulgaria. The nationalities of the passengers
traveling on the ship are USA, UK and Northern Europe. Galataport Istanbul Port Management and Investments Inc. Deputy General Manager, Port Operations, Figen Ayan, said that the cruise ship was welcome after the postponements and cancellations caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Ayan added that every passenger and crew member contributes to the local economy. Galataport has an annual target of 1.5 million passengers. Galataport is a cruise ship port and mixed-use property currently under development in the Galata neighbourhood of Istanbul, Turkey. It is located on the European shore of the Bosporus strait. Infrastructure includes the cruise terminal, a luxury hotel, hundreds of boutiques, restaurants and office spaces. SeaDream II is a small cruise ship operated by SeaDream Yacht Club. Emilio Freeman, Vice President, SeaDream Yacht Club Routes and Destinations, said, “Our long-time guests expressed their interest in the return of SeaDream to Turkey. As a result, our entire SeaDream team has been working for months for our 2-day visit to Istanbul on October 1-2″. In a related issue, the Greek Government has removed travel restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the case of itineraries reaching Greek ports following calls at the ports Galataport Istanbul and Kusadasi. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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