Until this period last year, 11 ships approached the ports, while this year the number has reached 437. Selectum Blu Cruises, which organizes tours from Bodrum to the Greek islands, stated that they are pleased with the interest in Blu Saphire, the first cruise ship of Turkish domestic capital, and stated that their guests are astonished by their cuisine as well as the comfort and fascinating views they offer.
According to the data announced by the General Directorate of Maritime Trade; In the first 2022 months of 7, 437 cruise ships docked at Turkish ports. The total was determined as 376 thousand 924. 25 thousand 739 of this number were inbound passengers, 34 thousand 997 outgoing passengers and 316 thousand 188 transit passengers. The busiest ports in terms of passenger traffic were Kuşadası (212 thousand 486 passengers), Istanbul Galataport (98 thousand 033 passengers) and Bodrum Port (28 thousand 629).
In the first seven months of last year, only 11 cruise ships approached Turkish ports due to the pandemic.
FULL 24 HOURS
One of the important shareholders of the increasing interest this year is Selectum Blu Cruises' Bahamas. Bayraklı His ship, the Blue Saphire, is 201 meters long and has 382 cabins.
Organizing tours from Bodrum to the Greek islands of Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini and Kos, Selectum Blu Cruises is the first cruise ship of Turkish domestic capital.
With a capacity of 750 passengers, Blu Sapphire offers the tastes of Turkish, Italian and Asian cuisine, events covering 24 hours, indoor and outdoor pools, disco, gym and spa center to its guests.
CHEF SIGNED MENUS THE FAVORITE OF THE TOUR
The enchanting Greek islands that Blue Sapphire offers are as admirable as their food. While the quality of service and unforgettable tastes are highly appreciated by the guests, especially the menus signed by the chef are among the favorites of the tour. Blue Saphire's head of taste, Bülent Yıldız, receives congratulations from the participants throughout the tour.
Expressing their satisfaction with the increasing interest in cruise tourism, the Selectum Blu Cruises team stated that they will organize tours from Bodrum to the Greek islands until the end of September.