Selectum Blu Cruises, the important representative of cruise tourism, evaluated the season and conveyed its targets for the next year. Executive Board Member Tayfun Turanlıoğlu said, “Although it is our first year, we have achieved a very serious success. Turkey, especially; We hosted guests from CIS countries, Germany, Bulgaria and France. Next year we are opening to the whole of Europe. There is high demand especially from England, Germany and Central Europe, we are ready for 2023,'' he said.
Cruise tourism attracted great interest in the summer season. The ship “Blue Sapphire” of Selectum Blu Cruises, which organizes tours from Bodrum to the Greek islands throughout the summer, has become one of the leading representatives of cruise tourism in just 3 months.
Selectum Blu Cruises, the first cruise ship of Turkish domestic capital, organized tours from Bodrum to the fairy-tale islands of Greece, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini and Kos. Bringing its guests together with a unique experience throughout the summer, Selectum Blu Cruises evaluated the season.
Tayfun Turanlıoğlu, Member of the Executive Board of Selectum Hotels & Resorts and Selectum Blu Cruises, said: “During the summer season of 2022, we made 20 trips to the Greek Islands. We have suspended our flights, which started on June 2, as of last week. Although it is our first year, we have accomplished a very successful job that will make our name known in the sector. The feedbacks of our guests showed us how much the industry needs such a change and touch. We have made a place in the minds of each of our guests, especially with our kitchen. Even at the ports we docked, everyone talked about us and our meals. Selectum Hotels & Resorts Kitchen Coordinator Chef Bülent Yıldız and his team turned heads with a taste show throughout the summer. In addition, the friendliness of our service personnel was one of the points emphasized by our guests. We brought the quality and service of Selectum Hotels & Resorts to the Cruise world. Blue Sapphire Cabin will make a name for itself in the new era with its dimensions, food and service.''
"WE SET OUT AN EXAMPLE"
Turanlıoğlu continued his statement as follows: ''We carried around 7500 guests, we reached 65% occupancy throughout the year. At the end of 2 months, when we came to September, we started to sell out. The intense interest of our guests shows how right we are.
Turkey, especially; We served guests from CIS Countries, Bulgaria, Germany and France. Next year we are opening to the whole of Europe. There is a high demand especially from England, Germany and Central Europe, we have already started to see our 2023 occupancy rates. We are ready for 2023.
We also showed you how to do cruise business in Turkey. We set an example for all cruises originating from Turkey. We will achieve even greater success. We are taking firm steps towards our goal of becoming a world brand.”