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Galataport Istanbul will host cruise ships in March 2020

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) April 13, 2019 – Galataport Istanbul Cruise Port plans to start receiving cruise ships in March 2020. The company promoted the cruise port’s attributes at the Seatrade Cruise Global 2019 event in Miami, April 8-11, 2019.

The company says it has over 50 bookings for the 2020-2021 season from companies including Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Holland America Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Celestyal Cruises, Le Ponant and Silversea Cruises.

Galataport is part of the Doğuş Group companies which in 2016 signed a financing agreement jointly with Bilgili Holding to invest TL4.5 billion in the port.

The Galataport project will expected to contribute around TL 5 billion to the tourism economy.

A hotel project will be developed with Hong Kong-based Peninsula Hotels. The Peninsula Group will take part in the project as a 50% shareholder with foreign direct investment reaching TL 500 million.

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