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Galataport – The Unique Cruise Terminal In Istanbul

Galataport – the unique cruise terminal in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) November 5, 2021 – 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. After the completion of Galataport, expected by the end of 2021, it will be able to host simultaneously three cruise ships (including the largest ones in the world) and is expected to welcome 500 cruise ships with an average of 4,000 passengers every year. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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